Hungary

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Hungary - by Molo

Hungarians enjoy walking. In this tidy country the scenery may appear to be somewhat monotonous. Apart from the hill country in the north, with Kékestetö (1014m) as highest mountain, all is rather flat. All the same, there are 11000km of marked hiking trails!

Much walking is done in national parks. Most famous is Hortobágy Puszta Park, the ultimate plain so to say, and consequently declared World Heritage Site. Another is Bükk National Park, an area of mountains and forests in the north of Hungary. Also great for hiking is the northern karst region of Aggtelek National Park, where you can go underground as well.

Of the 11000 kilometers of hiking trails, 2500 have been marked as Blue Trail. These Blue Trails or Kéktúra in Hungarian, lead right across the country and coincide with European long distance trails E3, E4 and E7. The original Blue Tour is said to be the oldest long distance hiking trail of the European continent. It dates back to 1938 and was laid out to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the death of King St. Stephen, first king of Hungary. Good reason for celebration of course. The current 1128km long route strings together all hilly ranges and touches on Lake Balaton. On the way you can collect 147 stamps at so-called check-points, often in railway stations etc. You are kindly requested to address the local officials in a friendly manner for a stamp, and the official website advises as follows: "It is useful (and advised) to carry an ink pad with you along your hikes, because the inking of the official stampers can not be guaranteed." Also forests, and with it portions of the trail, may suddenly be cut down and cleared.

A few practicalities: excellent topographical maps and guides are available. Bring a tent, and swimsuit/trunks, because Hungarians build the best swimming pools in Europe.

Trails

Regions

Books

De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Wandelgids Ungarn West - Hongarije west | Rother Bergverlag
  • Duitstalige wandelgids met zeer goed beschreven wandelingen in de genoemde gebieden. Redelijk kaartmateriaal, vooral de beschrijving van de route en de praktische info die er bij hoort is goed. 50 Wanderkärtchen im Maßstab 1:50.000 und 1:75.000, 50 Höhenprofile, vier Übersichtskarten im Maßstab 1:500.000, eine Übersichtskarte im Maßstab... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Capitool Reisgidsen Boedapest | Unieboek
  • Prachtig geillustreerde reisgids met o.a. 3D tekeningen, fraaie kaarten en geweldige foto’s. Daarnaast uitgebreide achtergrondbeschrijvingen. Echt om in de stemming te komen! Groot formaat gids. Boedapest, vaak beschreven als het 'Kleine Parijs van Midden-Europa'; is beroemd om de monumenten die de 1000 jaar oude cultuur van de stad... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Budapest Travel Guide for Women
  • Travel Hungary Europe Guidebook. Europe Hungary General Short Reads TravelLearn the Ins and Outs of Traveling to Budapest from an Expert - Erica StewartThe Insider´s Guide for Women Traveling to this Amazing City! Brimming with insider knowledge, helpful tips and recommendations to off-the-beaten path attractions, this travel guide helps you... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Budapest Travel Guide for Women
  • Travel Hungary Europe Guidebook. Europe Hungary General Short Reads TravelLearn the Ins and Outs of Traveling to Budapest from an Expert - Erica StewartThe Insider´s Guide for Women Traveling to this Amazing City! Brimming with insider knowledge, helpful tips and recommendations to off-the-beaten path attractions, this travel guide helps you... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Budapest - Boedapest | Blue Guides
  • Een van de beste, zo niet de beste, reisgids als het gaat om de culturele en historische aspecten van Budapest. Elke bezienswaardigheid wordt diepgaand beschreven met schetsmatige kaarten en tekeningen. Weinig echt praktische informatie, behalve met betrekking tot de besproken onderdelen. Engels. Completely updated and extended new edition of... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Danube Bike Trail 4 Cycling Guide Budapest to Belgrade
  • If you are a keen touring cyclist and are looking for a slightly more adventurous ride in Europe, then this is the tour you are looking for. The 520 to 570?Kilometre long route from Budapest to Belgrad takes you through impressive landscapes, quiet rural villages and beautiful historic towns and cities, with traces of the region's turbulent... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Danube Bike Trail 4 Cycling Guide Budapest to Belgrade
  • If you are a keen touring cyclist and are looking for a slightly more adventurous ride in Europe, then this is the tour you are looking for. The 520 to 570?Kilometre long route from Budapest to Belgrad takes you through impressive landscapes, quiet rural villages and beautiful historic towns and cities, with traces of the region's turbulent... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Danube Bike Trail
  • From its headwaters in the Black Forest of south-western Germay, the Danube flows through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe. Pristine flood-plains, picturesque villages and small towns, and a wealth of cultural landmarks line the river as it begins its long march to the distant Black Sea. Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Danube Bike Trail
  • From its headwaters in the Black Forest of south-western Germay, the Danube flows through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe. Pristine flood-plains, picturesque villages and small towns, and a wealth of cultural landmarks line the river as it begins its long march to the distant Black Sea. Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Finding Henry
  • No reservations, no money, no problem!Directionless and depressed after leaving the blissful cocoon of college, Rebecca Patrick was finding herself at a loss in the “real world.” Her friends had scattered to the winds, jobs were hard to come by in her mountain town, and her difficult relationship with her boyfriend was disillusioning.... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Finding Henry
  • No reservations, no money, no problem!Directionless and depressed after leaving the blissful cocoon of college, Rebecca Patrick was finding herself at a loss in the “real world.” Her friends had scattered to the winds, jobs were hard to come by in her mountain town, and her difficult relationship with her boyfriend was disillusioning.... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
  • Reisgids Marco Polo NL Boedapest | 62Damrak
  • Eindelijk zijn ze er weer: de Nederlandse versie van de alom bekende en gewaardeerde serie van Marco Polo. Het is een handige en overzichtelijke, kleine reisgids voor een goede kennismaking met Boedapest. Globale uitklapkaart achterin, makkelijk binnenzakformaat. Toch best veel aandacht voor de toeristische hoogtepunten en leuke tips van en... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Michelin groene gids weekend Boedapest | Lannoo
  • De 3-sterrengids voor een geslaagde citytrip - Met extra aandacht voor de must sees en must do's in Boedapest - Boedapest in 3 dagen: met een uitgewerkt reisplan - Meer dan 100 adressen om gezellig te tafelen, een glaasje te drinken, uit te gaan of te shoppen - De hoogtepunten van Boedapest, met de handige Michelin sterrenbeoordeling -... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Walking the Woods and the Water
  • In 1933, the eighteen year old Patrick Leigh Fermor set out in a pair of hobnailed boots to chance and charm his way across Europe, like a tramp, a pilgrim or a wandering scholar. The books he later wrote about this walk, A Time of Gifts, Between the Woods and the Water, and the posthumous The Broken Road are a half-remembered, half-reimagined... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Walking the Woods and the Water
  • In 1933, the eighteen year old Patrick Leigh Fermor set out in a pair of hobnailed boots to chance and charm his way across Europe, like a tramp, a pilgrim or a wandering scholar. The books he later wrote about this walk, A Time of Gifts, Between the Woods and the Water, and the posthumous The Broken Road are a half-remembered, half-reimagined... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2005
  • Reisgids Merian live Balatonmeer | Deltas
  • Handige en overzichtelijke, kleine reisgids voor een eerste kennismaking met het land. Voor- en achterin uitklapbare kaart. Aandacht voor o.a. taal, festivals en eten en drinken. Prettig formaat en toch met veel foto’s. Nederlands Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Budapest and Hungary - Hongarije | Lonely Planet
  • De perfecte reisgids voor zowel de georganiseerde als de zelfstandige reiziger. Naast een algemene inleiding van het land / streek vol met praktische informatie over hoe je er het beste kunt reizen: slapen, eten, vervoer, excursies ... alles kun je er in vinden. Engelstalig. Lonely Planet Stunning architecture, vital folk art, thermal spas and... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Croatia
  • • Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Travel MapCalled “the jewel of the Adriatic Sea," Croatia's medieval cities, turquoise waters, and rugged mountains make this small Mediterranean county big on adventure! National Geographic's Croatia AdventureMap will meet the needs of Croatia's travelers with its durability and detailed, accurate... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Croatia
  • • Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Travel MapCalled “the jewel of the Adriatic Sea," Croatia's medieval cities, turquoise waters, and rugged mountains make this small Mediterranean county big on adventure! National Geographic's Croatia AdventureMap will meet the needs of Croatia's travelers with its durability and detailed, accurate... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Drava Cartographia Water Sports & Cycling Map
  • The course of the river Drava along the border of Hungary and Croatia and its section in Croatia to is confluence with the Danube on a detailed contoured map at 1:75,000 from Cartographia in Budapest highlighting waymarked and recommended cycling routes, etc.The course of the river is presented on four panels. An overprint highlights waymarked... Read more
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