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Bike tours in the Zala valley

Spas and the Zala valleyA. The bike route, which connects Keszthely and Hévíz, goes through an ancient swamp area which one embranced the lake. It is bordered by swamp citruse and willows. The most interesting sight of Hévíz is the church from the era of the Árpád-dinasty, …

Spas and the Zala valley

A. The bike route, which connects Keszthely and Hévíz, goes through an ancient swamp area which one embranced the lake. It is bordered by swamp citruse and willows. The most interesting sight of Hévíz is the church from the era of the Árpád-dinasty, which can be reached on a small circuitous. The bike route reaches Hévíz directly at the lower entrance of the lake. The Lake is covered with mist in fresh mornings. If you have some time, it’s a must to dip into the water because two steep and long slopes will follow on the trip. The point of interest of Nemesbük is the two-holed bridge above the stream, which flows through the village.
After the village and some another miles, turn towards the Zala Valley. After reaching the top of the hard slope you can roll towards the riverside. In Kehidakustány make sure you visit the fun bath, which also has an open-air thermal water pool. When you decide to return, take the bike route to Zalacsány. If you happen not to like thermal water, you can also swim in the lake in Zalacsány. But it’s worth eating something as the way back goes on side roads to Zalaapáti followed by a less spectacular but busier public road to Keszthely via Alsópáhok.

B. Those, who feel particularly in shape may extend the tour northwards, and from Nemesbük they may carry on to Zalaköveskút – Zalaszentlászló.
You may consider stopping in Zalaszentgrót to have a relaxing dip in its thermal spa. The byroad that will take you to Kehida continues on the opposite bank of River Zala. Make sure you visit Kallósd. The round monumental church by the graveyard is unique. You can cycle home from Kehida the way mentioned before. Tour around Little Balaton

Source: www.west-balaton.hu