Ready to check out the most fantastic hiking trails in Hungary? Though this country is not the biggest with its 93 030 km² area, it has a lot to offer.
Hungary is blessed with many areas of natural beauty, including wildlife, national parks, forests, and mountains.
As of 2021, there are eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Hungary. Seven are cultural sites, and the Caves of Aggtelek Karst is a natural site.
Hungary has twenty mountain ranges and 5035 named mountains, so there’s no lack of spectacular hiking trails even if you’re from a hikers’ paradise country.
If that isn’t enough, you can add to your experience by viewing our brilliant photographer, Zoltán Pelle’s breath-taking photos and following his path to visit these stunning places.
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Zebegény is a small village on the bank of the Danube, under the Börzsöny hills. It's less than an hour away from Budapest by train and easy to drive to on the M2 motorway. The village is right next to the Duna-Ipoly National Park. We highly recommend visiting the three caves above Zebegény that monks inhabited in medieval times.
Prédikálószék ("Pulpit") is one of the most scenic hiking trails in Hungary and the highest summits of the Visegrád Mountains. It sits above the Danube Bend and is one of the core areas of Duna-Ipoly National Park. You can visit a bizarre series of rock formations called Vadálló-kövek there (roughly translated "Rocks of Wild Animals").
Börzsöny, Archbishop (Érsek) tisztás
Börzsöny is the westernmost member of the North Hungarian Mountains. A large part of it belongs to a national park. The area is full of attractions, and there are beautiful picnic places and cycling routes around. It is also a paradise for bird watchers; 117 species of birds spend time here each year.
Remete ("hermit") Cave in the Buda Hills is a perfect spot to visit. This cave system is only 44 m long, but the view from there is awe-inspiring.
You don't need special equipment to discover the place; just bring a flashlight.
The Bükk Mountains are a part of the North Hungarian Mountains. With its 1115 known caves and skiing facilities, and adventure parks, it's an impressive and entertaining place to visit. A significant part of the mountains is a part of the Bükk National Park. This venue is a real hikers' paradise.
Diósjenő is a lovely little village in Nógrád county and dates back to the 13th century. It's surrounded by the Börzsöny mountains and has a scenic landscape. A perfect place for those who like to combine tranquility, nature and history.
As we already indicated, the Börzsöny mountains is a real treat for hikers. A large part of it is a national park, and from the top of one of its peaks, you can even see the Danube bend.
Csák Hill is in Pest County, and of course, right in the Danube-Ipoly National Park. This area is one of the most diverse national parks with its unique flora and fauna. Some endangered and rare species live here. The site's diversity is remarkable in Hungary because it is a meeting point of rivers, hills, and plain.
Noszvaj is a remarkable village by the border of Bükk National Park in Heves county. Various hiking trails start here, and some are accessible even with a buggy. This place might be small but has a gorgeous castle from the 18th century, a medieval church and unique caves. These caves were manufactured in the 19th century, and people used them as homes. Now, they are artists' workshops.