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Danube Bend: Full-Day Hiking Tour from Budapest

1. Danube Bend: Full-Day Hiking Tour from Budapest

Embark on a full-day, guided hike just outside of Budapest through the Danube Bend, including hotel pickup and drop-off via an air conditioned and comfortable van. A memorable day for lovers of nature and the outdoors awaits. Spend the day in the volcanic Visegradi Hills, where the memory of the old volcano still pervades. The volcano is no longer active, so there remains no danger. The starting point of the hike is at a tiny, romantic village on the coast of the Danube, called Dömös. Begin with the steepest climb of the day while you're still feeling fresh. After the climb, you'll find yourself on a ridge that offers beautiful panoramic views over the river and surrounding mountains. As you look around, check out the huge volcanic rocks that were left behind after the ancient eruption. After a few hundred yards more, climb to Predikaloszek, the summit with some of the best views in Hungary. This place is very famous among locals and visited the whole year through by nature-lovers. Stop for a snack at the lookout and take in the amazing scenery. After refueling, a nice and long downhill trek is waiting for you through a wild and untouched valley. During the descent, observe the power of water; see how it created ravines in the soil of the forest. Before starting your climb in the canyon, refill your bottles with clear spring water from water reservoirs. The Ram Canyon is a great adventure for all ages, boasting a nice cool climate, great depth, and waterfalls to climb with the help of ladders and rails. Head back toward the starting point filled with positive energy and unforgettable experiences. The whole hike is just over 11 miles; the trip is recommended for experienced hikes, but manageable for anyone who is in good physical condition.

From Budapest: Danube Bend Hiking and Kayaking Adventure

2. From Budapest: Danube Bend Hiking and Kayaking Adventure

Start your day in Budapest, where your guide will pick you up in an air-conditioned van and your adventure will begin. First, stop at a romantic little town in the Danube Bend called Nagymaros. Climb up to the scenic Julianus Lookout Tower, where you can admire the stunning panoramic view of the river. Look for traces of animals, learn about the tree species that inhabit the mountain, and ask your guide any questions you might have about Hungary. Enjoy a 5-mile hike in the calm and green forest before arriving at the riverside. Stop to enjoy a local hamburger or vegetarian lunch before setting out on the rest of your adventure. After a short lesson about safety, technique, and rules on the river, jump into your canoe or kayak and glide down the lovely and calm Danube River. Admire the beautiful mountains and see the famous Visegrád Castle from the river. If the weather is nice, stop at a nice, sandy beach and take a refreshing dip in the water. Finish your day with a beer or a refreshing soft drink at a hippie bar on the river bank before returning to Budapest.

Budapest: Hiking Tour in the Buda Hills

3. Budapest: Hiking Tour in the Buda Hills

Get off the beaten path and relax in nature on a hiking tour of the Buda Hills. Meet your guide in front of Széll Kálmán tér metro station. After taking public transport from the meeting point, the hike starts on the slopes of Normafa, where you’ll get the first amazing views of Budapest from above.  Follow trails through the woods and ascend gradually through the hills to the famous viewpoint, the Elizabeth Lookout Tower. Admire the splendid views, then continue to a small cave that is safe to explore. After passing an abandoned limestone quarry, you’ll reach the extraordinary Tündér-szikla (Fairy-rock). Descend the hills and take a bus back to the city, where your tour will end.

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This was a wonderful hike through the rolling hills in the north of Hungary. Our guide Gyuri was extremely knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of Hungary. I did this tour with my mom and we both really enjoyed it. Make sure to bring lots of water and food, as this was definitely a great workout. The views are amazing, you cannot really get them any other way other then to trek it up the mountains yourself. Pick up and drop off were easy. Would highly recommend. Also he took GREAT pictures!!!

I had an amazing experience on the hike. Gyuri is a fabulous guide, encouraging without pushing. The hike is challenging at times but doable. I enjoyed it a lot. Advice- good shoes, bug spray. You will be in the wilderness for the whole day with no facilities but the nature. I highly recommend it for people in decent physical shape. Gyuri was raking photos throughout the hike so yiu can keep your phones inside the backpack. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Perfect day! Thank you Gyuri for being a part of my proposal to my girlfriend and taking stunning pictures. The hike was very fun and Gyuri told us lots of interesting facts. Definitely recommend!

We had so much fun on this hike and our guide was great. It was an enjoyable day with great views just outside the city. It was a wonderful way to spend out last day in Budapest!

Really a great hiking experience - we do recommend it.