If you want to visit the most popular lookout of Budapest, you have to hike up to the highest point of the city. The hike starts with collecting some energy for walking, we taste a delicious strudel at a local buffet. The destination is known to everyone, but I will take you there on off-the-beaten path trails, pass by hundred years old beech trees, and during the hike we will also visit an extraordinary rock. After we reached the peak and enjoyed the most splendid view on the city from a historical lookout tower, we take the chairlift to descend from the hills.
With a lunch included in the middle, this hike will be an almost full day program for nature fans. The route is not difficult, I will guide you to several lookout points with gorgeous views on the countryside and the city. For lunch you can taste the locals' favorite dish, the 'lángos', a yeast dough deep fried in oil, with sour cream and cheese on top. If you are a train enthuiast, you are lucky, because we also visit the Children's Railway's end station with a little museum. Our walk finishes at the peaceful ruins of an ancient monastery.
If you seek unusual adventure and you are ready for a challenge as an avid hiker, you found the one. We go out of Budapest to a charming little village to start our walk. The name-giving attraction of this hike, the fake castle is on our way, you will hear its story, why it is not original, what happened here. We will also visit an ancient prehistoric cave and finally ascend to two rocky peaks to get our well deserved panoramas on the surrounding countryside and the distant Budapest.
This tour starts with a longer travel by bus, but it absolutely worth waking up earlier in the morning. After leaving the village where we begin, we can fill our bottles with fresh water from a spring, to be prepared for a long, tiring uphill walk. On the top we will pass by amazing volcanic rock formations and have our first views on the surrounding undisturbed nature. The best part of the hike is the gorgeous landscape of the Danube Bend from a lookout tower, one of the best panoramas in Hungary.
If you have a family and want to focus on having fun with the kids, not just a simply hiking, this hike is the perfect choice for you. The hike is very easy, it won't be a challenge for children, but it will still include beautiful panoramas and nature. We will spend a lot of time on a playground to have fun, you can try the local zipline. I also bring some outdoor toys to play with, an easy-to-throw frisbee, a sonic boomerang, cool stomp rockets, and there is a beautiful rainbow kite to ride the wind. During winter if there is enough snow, you can enjoy sliding on plastic sleds. At the end we ride the Children's Railway through the forests.
I grew up in Budapest and had been hiking in the hills of Buda since I was a kid, as my parents took me to discover the beautiful nature beyond the concrete jungle of the city. That is where and when my insatiable passion for hiking comes from, and this is the source of my vast knowledge of the nature. I am a professional tour guide with many years' experience. Organizing hikes is a lot more than a venture for me. I enjoy sharing the experience of discovering the hidden treasures of Hungary's nature with guests from all over the world.
Come in your comfortable street clothing, I designed the hikes carefully, so they don’t require any special equipment. In rainy weather prepare for some mud. Bring snacks and water, as on certain hikes there are no places to buy food on the trail. At the end of the hike you will receive a little gift: a badge and a certificate of completing the tour. All tours are held in English. Inquire beforehand to learn which hikes are available on the day you plan to join me. I accept cash payment only in Euro or Hungarian Forint (conversion from EUR to HUF is based on actual rates). The price depends on the number of participants, check the tour details at each hike for more info. There is a 2 EUR discount to students and a 3 EUR discount to children under the age of 14.