Cycling around Lake Balaton
|Participants:||Min. 2 participants|
|Dates:||01/05/2017 - 30/09/2017|
Day 1: Arrival in Balatonfenyves
Arriving individually to the resort place Balatonfenyves, a wonderful nature reserve situated in south coast of Lake Balaton, in the heart of hunting ground Nagyberek (Marshland). Accommodation in a three star Hotel in Balatonfenyves.
Day 2: Balatonfenyves - Keszthely, Hévíz (42 km)
Biking to Keszthely, the town is not only a bathing resort but also a cultural center of the Lake. Here you can find the wonderful Festetics Palace. The baroque palace is open for public, visitors can admire here the reach collection of local-history museum. Sightseeing in Keszthely. Afternoon trip to the Héviz Spa, and bathing in the Thermal Lake. Héviz is a world famous spa resort near the Lake Balaton. The 36°C water is rushing up from 39 metres deep and is excellent for handling rheumatic diseases. Accommodation in Keszthely
Day 3: Keszthely - Badacsony (60 km)
You will ride on the shore of Lake Balaton through Balatongyörök, Szigliget to Badacsony.On the road you can enjoy one of the most beautiful view of Hungary , walk up to the ruins of the a fortress on Szigliget hill, swim in the lake, and test the famous wines of Badacsony and take a voyage backward to Keszthely, where you stay overnight.
Day 4: Keszthely - Sümeg (35 km)
Bicycle tour to Sümeg, known by its medieval castle. On the road to Sümeg near Zalaszántó you will ride between Rezi and Tátika Hills hide the ruins of two old castle and Kovácsi Hill, where you can discover a Buddhist Stupa. Slopes and rises diversify the route as it leads through romantic villages of the Balaton-Highlands. Accommodation in Sümeg in a familiar hotel at the foot of the castle hill.
Day 5: Sümeg - Tótvázsony (50km)
Bicycle tour through the nature reserve of Balaton-Highlands to Tótvázsony.
Visit the medieval castle in Nagyvázsony.
Your accommodation will be in the mansion hotel Tótvázsony, can be found deep in the forest.
Day 6: Tótvázsony - Balatonfüred, Tihany (30 km)
The brakes are featuring this day. Rolling 12 km long down you will be on the shore of Balaton again. Quickly you will find yourself in Balatonfüred, which is one of the oldest settlements around the lake. Nowadays it is a spa with teeming life, offering many possibilities to amuse yourself. Accommodation in Balatonfüred. Afternoon trip to Tihany. Cycling to the volcanic-origin Tihany Peninsula, whose whole area is a Landscape Protection Reserve. The abbey rising on the peninsula was founded by monks in 1055. It is worth climbing up the short but steep slope leading to the abbey, the most beautiful view of the Balaton opens from here.
Day 7: Balatonfüred - Balatonfenyves (50 km)
For a change, first a boot-ride to the southern side of the lake, then ride back to Balatonfenyves through popular spots of southern shore include Balatonföldvár, Balatonlelle, Balatonboglár and Fonyód. In spite you should fulfill one of the longest (50 km) riding distance of the tour on this day, you will have still enough time to stop for a swim and relax in the water. Reaching the Globe lookout tower in Balatonboglár or Sipos Hill in Fonyód do not miss to climb up on the hill and enjoy the beautiful panorama of Balaton.
Day 8: Departure
Individual departure depending on the timetable.
from 1st of May till 30th of September 2017
EUR 530 / persons sharing the double room
Extra night in Budapest:
EUR 50 / persons sharing the double room
Tour Identifier: CYLB081