The organizers of the Harley-Davidson 120th Anniversary Festival in Budapest have dreamed up eight tours that will take participants through some of Hungary's most beautiful and exciting landscapes. Three of the eight tours are guided, while the other five can be downloaded to GPS, apps and even the Harley map.
A video of the 229-kilometre Cserhát tour is now available (more to come soon), encouraging festival-goers to take part.
The first stop on the tour is Veresegyháza, 25 kilometres from Budapest, home to the only bear farm in Central Europe, where wolves, lynx and even lions live. There are few places in the world where visitors are allowed to feed the bears, but here they are.
Having said goodbye to the bears, the group continues northwards, all the way to the Hungarian-Slovakian border - through peaceful rolling countryside and charming villages. Along the way, you can have plenty of occasions to stop off, sit in a cosy inn and get a taste of the finest Hungarian cuisine.
Harley-Davidson enthusiasts will then stop by Balassagyarmat, a typical Hungarian town with a picturesque baroque centre, and Szécsény, where they will visit another baroque masterpiece, the Forgách Castle.
Heading to south, the group will hit one of Hungary's most famous attractions, Hollókő, a 17th century settlement that is a unique example of folk architecture and has been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1987. Hollókő Castle, built in the 13th century, towers over the village offering a magnificent panorama of the countryside. Leaving the village, the riders slowly bid farewell to the friendly Cserhát and head back to Budapest.