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.
SeasonsMay–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.
CentresPécs, Veszprém, Eger, Miskolc, Sátoraljaújhely, Aggtelek, Budapest, Szilvásvárad, Mátra, Telkibánya, Zirc
DifficultyVaried hillwalking. Half-day and daywalks.
Must SeeAggtelek, Magas-Tax hostel, beehive stones, Eger, Kékes, Boldogkó castle, Pálháza forest train, Lake Balaton, Máré-vár
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.
The Highlands of Hungary
How the Guide is Organised
Getting to Hungary
When to Go Walking
Clothing and Accessories
Getting Around Hungary
Forestry, Hunting, National Parks, Privatisation and Access
Flora, Fungi and Fauna
A History of Hungary’s Walking Movements
The National Blue Route
Walks in Northern Hungary
Walk 1 – Jósvafő-Aggtelek Circuit
Walk 2 – Jósvafő to Bódvaszilas
Walk 3 – Tornanádaska to Szögliget
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
Walk 9 – The High Bükk: Szilvásvárad to Répáshuta
Walk 10 – The High Bükk: Lillafüred to Répáshuta
Walk 11 – The Beehive Stones: Eger to Cserépváralja
Walk 12 – Mátraháza to Mátraszentistván
Walk 13 – Ágasvár and Csörgő-patak
Walk 14 – The Mátra ridge way (east section)
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
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
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
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
Cartographia series (1:40,000)
1 Aggteleki-Karszt es kornyekenek
30 Bukk (deli resz)
22 Zempleni-hegyseg (eszaki-resz)
16 Pilis es a Visegradi-hegyseg
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'Cicerone is more prolific than ever with titles galore coming out that send us spinning around all points of the compass with mouth-watering inspiration.
Hungary does not spring to mind as a walking holiday destination but this book drew back the curtain on a fascinating variety of landscapes. Hungary’s secret highlands of rolling hills, high karst meadows, vineyards, sink-holes and crags are complemented by 13thC castle ruins and forest villages, criss-crossed by hundreds of trails with a system of coloured waymarks set up in the 19thC.'
(Outdoor Pursuits December 2002)
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Tom Chrystal was born in Huntly, north-east Scotland, and began walking in the eastern Grampians of his native Aberdeenshire. He has walked in over 30 mountain and wilderness areas in 15 countries. Beáta Dósa was born in Mezkövesd in north-east Hungary and is a freelance interpreter and translator. She has enjoyed walking throughout her life.View Guidebooks by Tom Chrystal
Beáta Dósa was born in Mezkövesd in north-east Hungary and is a freelance interpreter and translator. She has enjoyed walking throughout her life.View Guidebooks by Beáta Dósa
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