A medium hike for those, who would like visit the highest point of Budapest. We start our tour at the slopes of Normafa (Norma-tree), where the citizens of Budapest come to ski during winter. Here we taste the best strudel in the city. After passing through the Anna-rét (Anne-field), we hike through the woods to the Tündér-szikla (Fairy-cliff), which is an extraordinary rocky place with a nice view. From here we ascend gradually to the peak of János-hegy (John-hill), where we visit the most known viewpoint of Budapest, the Erzsébet-kilátó (Elizabeth-lookout tower), where you have the most splendid view on the city. After we walked down from the lookout-tower, we take the chair-lift to descend from the hills and finish our tour.
The southern end of the hills of Buda is known to less people, but it has a special beauty you cannot miss. This tour is for those, who like long walks, but don't like going uphill a lot. The tour starts from Csillebérc and after a little hike, we get to the gliders' monument, where we have an amazing view on the scaups of Budaörs. We turn to the north a little bit, to visit the unusual cliffs of the Sorrento. Afterwards, we advance on the edge of hills, on off the beaten paths, through pine woods, and climb up to a viewpoint to have a great look on the Törökugrató (Turkish jumper). Lastly we reach our final destination: the Huszonnégyökrös-hegy (Twenty-four Oxen-hill). On the craggy escarpment of the hill, we have the best view to the north, on the hill chains of Buda.
We recommend this tour for those, who like amazing views and are not afraid to work for them. The first viewpoint of the tour is the Árpád-kilátó (Árpád-lookout tower), where you have an exceptional view on Budapest. After this we turn to the north, and the next stop is the Homok-hegy (Sand-hill), where you can have a look on the grassy plain of the glider airport. From here we ascend to the Újlaki-hegy (Újlaki-hill), which is used by para-gliders, and is quite windy every time. The highest point of the hiking tour is the Hármashatár-hegy (Threeborder-hill), where you can visit the new Gückler Frigyes-kilátó (Frigyes Gückler-lookout tower), and have a nice view to the north. From here, we descend on off the beaten paths to our last place, the rocky Kőtaraj (Stone rowel).
This one goes outside Budapest, and probably the hardest tour of all, so if you search for some challenge, you found it. We start in the village of Pilisborosjenő and soon reach the strange Teve-szikla (Camel-rock), where we have our first glimps on the landscape. From the rock we approach the fake castle of Eger, and on one of its bastions I tell you its unusual story. After the castle, we begin our long ascend towards the hills. Crossing between them, behind, we find the primeval Mackó-barlang (Bear-cave). After collecting some energy, the hardest part of the tour is to climb up to the Kis-Kevély (Little-Proud), to earn a splendid view to the north. From this lower hill, we hike up to the highest point of the tour, the Nagy-Kevély (Big-Proud), where we have an amazing panorama onto the northern hills of Buda. Finally we descend from the peak, and finish the hike in the village.
If you have a family and want to focus on having fun with the kids, not just a simply hiking, this tour is the perfect choice for you, they will love it! The hike starts at Normafa (Norma-tree), and soon we stop on the Anna-rét (Anne-field) to spend more time with funny outdoor activities. We have an easy-to-throw frisbee to start with, and a sonic boomerang to catch everyone's attention on the field. If we had enough of those, it is time to launch our stomp rockets, and see who can make them fly higher. And if the weather is windy enough, there is a beautiful rainbow kite to ride the wind. Also the local playground has a cool zipline for children. If we had enough fun, we walk through beech woods, and climb up to the János-hegy (John-hill) to enjoy the view from the Erzsébet-kilátó (Elizabeth-lookout-tower). At the end we descend from the top by the chairlift.
Budapest is not just a vibrant city, rich in cultural heritage and offering entertainment for everyone. The citizens of the city are very lucky, as the hills of Buda are within close reach, so they can get away from the daily rush, to have a relaxing walk in the calm forests. Many trails and paths are crossing the hills and they are used by local hikers to reach amazing places. Trails of Budapest offers you to guide you through these paths and discover the best hiking places in the hills. If you had enough of the city and want to spend some time in the nature, try our tours! You are going to hear interesting stories, as you are hiking in the forests, and you are going to have breathtaking views from the peaks, which you couldn't imagine.
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 hills. 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 the Buda hills with visitors from all over the world.
Come in your comfortable street clothing, we designed the tours carefully, so they don’t require any special equipment. In rainy weather prepare for some mud. Bring snacks and water as there are no places to buy food on the trail. At the end of the trail 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 tours are available on the day you plan to join us. We 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. We offer a 2 EUR discount to students and a 3 EUR discount to children under the age of 14.