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Hiking – hiking trails

Put on your hiking shoes and visit some of the most beautiful hiking places at the lake. You won’t regret it!

Hiking is a great activity! They say your legs are always at hand. Well, visit the magnificent slopes of the Keszthely Hills, breath in the smell of the Austrian pines and admire the view from the look-out towers. Feel refreshed at the spring with tasty, clean water while listening to the birds and the sound of the wind. Here, the weather is always good… or if it rains, it doesn’t matter: there is a saying in Norway: “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes”. Well, put on your most suitable clothes and try one of the five tours described here as appetizers – or all of them:

Family Round Tour: Tourinform office, Gyenesdiás – Hunyadi u. (St.) – Kerek-hegy (hill), Festetics lookout tower– Nagymező (Big Meadow) – Kőbánya (quarry) – Vadlánlik (cave) – Dolomite educational path – Light Cross – Pince köz (alley) – József A. u. (St.) – Darnay u. (St.) – Jókai u. (St.) – Tourinform office, Gyenesdiás
Duration: 2 hours
Length: 8.6 km
Level: easy
Height difference: 350 m

Gyenesdiás Lookout Towers (round tour): Tourinform office, Gyenesdiás – Jókai u. (St.) – Quarry – Nagymező (Big Meadow) – Festetics lookout tower – Forest exercise trail –Pető-hegy (hill), Berzsenyi lookout tower – “Tüskés lap” – Vadlánlik (cave) – Dolomite educational path – Light Cross – Mária statue, Kesellő (hill) – Bem u. (St.) – Darnay u. (St.) – Jókai u. (St.) – Tourinform office, Gyenesdiás
Duration: 3.30 hours
Length: 11 km
Level: medium
Height difference: 600 m

Öreg-Szék-tető – Berzsenyi Lookout Tower (round tour):
Tourinform office, Gyenesdiás – Hunyadi u. (St.) – Nagymező (Big Meadow) – Nyilas-erdő (forest) – Büdös-kúti völgy (valley) – Pajta (Fingó)-völgy (valley) – Öreg-Szék-tető (hill) – Pető-hegy (hill), Berzsenyi lookout tower – Nagymező  (Big Meadow) – Jókai u. (St.) – Tourinform office, Gyenesdiás
Duration: 3.45 hours
Length: 11.2 km
Level: medium
Height difference: 462 m

Büdöskút – Berzsenyi Lookout Tower (round tour):
Tourinform office, Gyenesdiás – Hunyadi u. (St.) – Nagymező (Big Meadow) – Büdös-kúti völgy (valley) – ‘Csiderkút’ – Csider-völgy (valley) – Vadvíz-árok (trench) – Büdöskút resting place and spring – Pad-kő lookout tower – Berzsenyi lookout tower – Vadlánlik (cave) – Jókai u. (St.) – Tourinform office, Gyenesdiás
Duration: 4.30 hours
Length: 15.1 km
Level: hard
Height difference: 699 m

Darnay-Dornyai Béla Memorial Trail – connecting the lookout towers of the Keszthely Hills
Tourinform office, Gyenesdiás – Hunyadi u. (St.) – Nagymező (Big Meadow) –  Kerek-hegy (hill), Festetics lookout tower – “Tüskés lap”, Forest exercise trail – Pető-hegy (hill), Berzsenyi lookout tower – (for advanced hikers: Pad-kő lookout tower) – Cser völgy (valley), Vonyarcvashegy – Cseri kapu –(gate), Vas-hegy forest – Kitaibel Pál lookout tower  – Pap-hegy (hill), Batsányi lookout tower – Garga-hegy (hill), Bél Mátyás lookout tower – Szépkilátó (lookout point), Balatongyörök
Duration: 6.30 hours
Length: 16.7 km (+ 8.2 km)
Level: hard
Height difference: 1359 m

Vállus TourTourinform office, Gyenesdiás – Hunyadi u. (St.) – Nagymező (Big Meadow) –  Nyilas erdő (forest) –  Pórak-háti-völgy (valley) – “Kis-Szék-tető” – “Iván-hát” – Nárad-fő forrás (spring) – Láz-tető lookout tower – Vállus Vadlánlik (cave) – Vállus bus stop
Duration: 4 hours
Length: 12.8 km
Level: hard
Height difference: 682 m

Interactive hiking map of the Keszthely hills.

Have a good hike!

For more tips, hiking routes and maps visit our Tourinform office.
2 Hunyadi St., Gyenesdiás, H-8315
Tel: +36 83 511-790,
E-mail: gyenesdias@tourinform.hu