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The Balaton Uplands National Park is one of the youngest national parks in Hungary. Thousand years of history, culture and nature create a unique and unforgettable mixture. The strong wines, sandy beaches, delicious hungarian meals and the beauty of nature will inspire you on this special tour away from mass tourism!
Your nice design hotel is on Buda right at the Danube, few minutes’ walk from the downtown and the Castle Hill. You can enjoy your welcome dinner with us here, and a beautiful view of the Royal Palace or the Danube from your room.
A unique tour in the world-famous Herend Porcelain Manufactory to learn how they make their products by hand, and their history. Cycling down the hills we bike to Tihany, the most beautiful point of Lake Balaton. Take a walk among the charming thatched houses & souvenir shops, enjoy the wonderful view from the famous Benedictine abbey, and a delicious dinner in the cosy restaurant of our family hotel.
Biking on the North side, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the lake and the surrounding volcanic hills. We bike through the picturesque Káli Basin with „stone seas” & “basalt organ-pipes”, and cycle among charming vineyards & thatched houses of Badacsony and Szigliget. We stay 2 nights in a lovely hotel, and taste nice wines of Balaton in their 19th century taverna built by a famous noble family of Hungary, the Festetics.
We cycle through wonderful woods to Sümeg. A special wine tasting in the antique & unique wine cellar of the Bishop’s Palace, and a small tour in the medieval fortress on the top of the hill, with a panoramic view from the walls. Then we visit the small parish church, the „Sixtus of Hungary”, and ride back to our hotel, where you can enjoy the lovely swimming pool, and the beautiful view of Balaton during your dinner.
Cycling to Keszthely, we visit the splendid Baroque palace of the Festetics family, and its biggest treasure, the Helikon Library. The Festetics developed a cultural center in Keszthely, and founded the first agricultural college of Europe. Then you can swim among wonderful water-lilies in the second biggest thermal lake of the world in Hévíz, a famous & unique cure resort of Hungary and Europe. We stay in a marvellous Castle Hotel.
We cycle among beautiful lakes of Little Balaton, and visit a small exhibition about the extremely rich flora and fauna of this National Park. Some biking and you’ll see our Great Hungarian Grey Cattle and Water Buffalos. Cycling through untouched areas we reach Lake Balaton, and ride along the shore to a peaceful place where we stay at a nice Hunting Lodge with a lovely swimming pool, and delicious game food.
An easy bike ride through nice resort villages along the South shore of the “Hungarian See”. We will stop at lovely viewpoints, beaches and marinas to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the lake with the hills of the northern side in the background. We drive to Budapest, where we have our farewell dinner in a nice local restaurant.
After enjoying the lovely atmosphere of your hotel, we hope you will leave with nice memories for a lifetime.
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