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Guide to Walking in Hungary - Europe - a Cicerone guidebook

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1 Jul 2003
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.5cm
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Walking in Hungary

32 routes through upland areas

by Tom Chrystal, Beáta Dósa
Book published by Cicerone Press

Guidebook to 32 walks throughout upland Hungary, with its landscape of rolling hills, high karst meadows, vineyards, crags, castles and villages. The ancient trails of the country are now a network of walking paths with a good system of coloured waymarks. Background information on preparing for walking in the country also included.

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A complete, full-colour guide, with 32 wallking routes throughout upland Hungary. 

Most visitors are unaware of Hungary's secret highland landscape of rolling hills, high karst meadows, vineyards, crags, castles and villages. The volcanic mountains and limestone plateaux stretch in a chain from the Slovakian border to central-west and southern Hungary.

The ancient trails of the country are now a network of walking paths with a good system of coloured waymarks. The guide gives a fascinating insight into the history and geography of the country, as well as supplying tips on walking in the countryside, and a list of useful words and phrases.

  • Seasons
    May–end August is good, but it can be hot and busy. Sept–Nov is cooler and quieter. Winter is cold and is the hunting season.
  • Centres
    Pécs, Veszprém, Eger, Miskolc, Sátoraljaújhely, Aggtelek, Budapest, Szilvásvárad, Mátra, Telkibánya, Zirc
  • Difficulty
    Varied hillwalking. Half-day and daywalks.
  • Must See
    Aggtelek, Magas-Tax hostel, beehive stones, Eger, Kékes, Boldogkó castle, Pálháza forest train, Lake Balaton, Máré-vár
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The Highlands of Hungary
How the Guide is Organised
Getting to Hungary
When to Go Walking
Clothing and Accessories
Rural Accommodation
Getting Around Hungary
Forestry, Hunting, National Parks, Privatisation and Access
Village Facilities
Flora, Fungi and Fauna
Village Life
A History of Hungary’s Walking Movements
The National Blue Route
Walks in Northern Hungary
The Aggtelek
Walk 1 – Jósvafő-Aggtelek Circuit
Walk 2 – Jósvafő to Bódvaszilas
Walk 3 – Tornanádaska to Szögliget
The Börzsöny
Walk 4 – Királyrét and Csóványos
Walk 5 – Nagy-Mána Ridge
Walk 6 – Nagy-Hideg-hegy to Kemence
Walk 7 – Királyháza to Diósjenő
Walk 8 – Drégelypalánk to Diósjenő
The Bükk
Walk 9 – The High Bükk: Szilvásvárad to Répáshuta
Walk 10 – The High Bükk: Lillafüred to Répáshuta
Walk 11 – The Beehive Stones: Eger to Cserépváralja
The Mátra
Walk 12 – Mátraháza to Mátraszentistván
Walk 13 – Ágasvár and Csörgő-patak
Walk 14 – The Mátra ridge way (east section)
The Zemplén
Walk 15 – Nagy-Milic and Füzér Castle
Walk 16 – Hollóháza to Füzér
Walk 17 – Rostalló to Mogyoróska
Walk 18 – Telkibánya to Regéc
Walk 19 – Mogyoróska to Boldogkőváralja
Walks in Transdanubia
The Bakony
Walk 20 – Cuha Valley
Walk 21 – Ördög-árok
The Balaton Uplands
Walk 22 – Kuruc-körút
Walk 23 – Badacsony to Szigliget
Walk 24 – Gyulakeszi to Köveskál
The Buda Hills
The Mecsek
Walk 25 – Magyaregregy to Óbánya
Walk 26 – Óbánya Circuit (via Réka-vár)
Walk 27 – Kisújbánya to Váralja
Walk 28 – Jakab-hegy
The Pilis and Visegrád hills
Walk 29 – Dobogókő Circuit
Walk 30 – Pilisszántó Circuit
Walk 31 – Nagy-Kevély
Walk 32 – Szent László Valley and Visegrád Fortress
The Vértes
Walk 33 – Southern Vértes Escarpment
Walk 34 – Szárliget to Várgesztes
Appendix 1 The Hungarian Language and Notes on Pronunciation
Appendix 2 Glossary of Useful Words and Phrases
Appendix 3 Glossary of Hungarian Topographical Terms
Appendix 4 Useful Addresses and Telephone Numbers
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