Lake Balaton figure eight bicycle tour
|Participants:||Min. 4 participants|
|Dates:||01/05/2013 - 30/09/2013|
Day 1: Arrival in Balatonfenyves
Arriving individually to the resort place Balatonfenyves, a wonderful nature reserve situated in south coast of Lake Balaton, in the heart of hunting ground Nagyberek (Marshland).
Accommodation in a three star Hotel in Balatonfenyves.
Day 2: Balatonfenyves - Keszthely, Hévíz (42 km)
On the road to Keszthely stop at Fenékpuszta, and visit the ruins of Valcum Castrum, the roman fort from 4th century. Follow to Keszthely. The town is not only a bathing resort but also a cultural center of the Lake Balaton. Here you can find the wonderful Festetics Palace. The baroque palace is open for public, visitors can admire here the reach collection of local-history museum. Sightseeing in Keszthely. Afternoon trip to the Héviz Spa, and bathing in the Thermal Lake. Héviz is a world famous spa resort near the Lake Balaton. The 36°C water is rushing up from 39 metres deep and is excellent for handling rheumatic diseases. Accommodation in Keszthely
Day 3: Keszthely - Szigliget – Badacsony (~ 40 km)
You will ride on the shore of Lake Balaton through Szigliget to Badacsony. On the road you can enjoy one of the most beautiful view of Hungary , walk up to the ruins of fortress on Szigliget Hill . The village has a unique atmosphere with its houses creeping up the hillside and its green groves.
Accommodation in Badacsony.
Day 4: Badacsony – Balaton Uplands – Tihany – Balatonfüred (40 km)
From Badacsony cycle towards to Köveskál where you can explore the natural values of amazing Kali Basin in Balaton Upland.
After returning to the lake, you will cyce through the Tihany Peninsula, a Landscape Protection Reserve.
Visit the famous Benedictine Abbey and Church of Tihany, was founded in 1055. Protruding deep into the lake, the 5 km long and 3,5 km
wide peninsula is of vulcanic origin and has a profusion of rare plants and animals. The 18th century houses of the Open-air Ethnographic Museum, the traditional rural houses of Ófalu and the Potter's House evoke the life of fishermen. You can enjoy one of the most beautiful view of Lake. From Tihany cycling towards follow to Balatonfüred. The grand Balaton resort is the first medicinal and recreational resort of Hungary. This is the place where the first Balaton steamship started. The first yachtsmen's association was set up here. Accommodation in Balatonfüred.
Day 5: Balatonfüred
Today you have a day off to relax on a beach or discover the sights of Balatonfüred SPA .
Day 6: Balatonfüred – Northern Bay, Riviera (60km)
This day the group can select from two option, the first is for experienced bikers while the second is a light (lazy) tour.
l./ Northern Bay round tour: 1 hours cruise to the south shore of Balaton to Siófok. From here cycling around the lake back to the Balatonfüred.
2./ Relax in Balatonfüred and make a light tour in the nearby Csopak wine region.
Accommodation in Balatonfüred.
Day 7: Balatonfüred - Szántód – Balatonfenyves (50 km)
For a change, first a boot-ride to the southern side of the lake, then ride through popular spots of southern shore include Balatonföldvár, Balatonlelle, Fonyód, Balatonfenyves back to Keszthely. In spite you should fulfill one of the longest riding distance of the tour on this day, you will have still enough time to stop for relax and reaching the lookout tower of Sipos Hill in Fonyód . Do not miss to climb up on the hill and enjoy the beautiful panorama of Balaton. Accomodation in Balatonfenyves
Day : Departure
Individual departure depending on the timetable.
from 1st of May till 30th of September 2013
EUR 530 / persons sharing the double room
Extra night in Budapest:
EUR 50 / persons sharing the double room
Tour Identifier: CYLB088