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Trips in the Keszthely Hills by bike

Tour in the Keszthely HillsA. This is the most beautiful trip you can make in the Keszthely Hills. It is also recommended for beginners despite the significant level differences. Leave the bike route to the north at the beach in Alsógyenes, after the roundabout follow …

Tour in the Keszthely Hills

A. This is the most beautiful trip you can make in the Keszthely Hills. It is also recommended for beginners despite the significant level differences. Leave the bike route to the north at the beach in Alsógyenes, after the roundabout follow Faludi Street up to the village boundary where you will take a short dirt road to the paved forestry road. The next section is steep, but the landscape will definitely make it worth the effort. You will find several short uphill and downhill sections on your way to the lay-by at Büdöskút. The slope from Büdöskút ensures a convenient journey through the shadowy forest up to Balatongyörök. We only recommend the climb to the Garga Hill lookout – named after Mátyás Bél – for those, who are in good condition.

B. If you turn toward Vállus before Büdöskút some harder hills wait for you. If you turn toward the Lesencék at Várvölgy you can see a real rural view with vineyards and dense forests. The most important sights of Tapolca are the Tavasbarlang and the Malom-tó (Mill Lake). You cycle along the Szent-György Hill to Szigliget then back on the bicycle route.

C. You can go westward from Keszthely to explore the hills. You arrive at Rezi via Cserszegtomaj. There used to be a castle. If you take the steep path up to the ruins you will be compensated for your efforts by the marvellous panorama you can enjoy there. You can take a winding slope from Rezi to Zalaszántó. The ancient church of the village dates back to the 13th century, the small chapel, the largest stupa in Europe give a romantic ambience to it. Not to mention the Tátika ruins. There is a long and straight road from Zalaszántó to Várvölgy followed by some grades to Vállus. From Büdöskút via Balatongyörök or Felsõgyenes you can arrive in Keszthely.

D. The Keszthely Hills also await the lovers of mountain biking. We represent the two main dirt roads on the map with three rests. You can go through a nice forest on the red tourist road from Gyenesdiás for a short time. (Rest: Hatlábú pajta) Then keep on till you reach the asphalted forestry road. Turn to the right and climb as far as the lay-by of Büdöskút. From there you can roll to Vonyarcvashegy. (Rest at Cseri Gate) Everybody can use these roads but the helmet is more than recommended. Spas and the Zala Valley

Source: www.west-balaton.hu