TOUR LENGTH: 281km
This 281-kilometre tour starts from Budapest and heads north-east to Eger, the capital of Heves County, one of the most visited tourist destinations in Hungary.
Along the way, we will take in breath-taking curves from Gyöngyös via Mátrafüred to Parádsasvár, where we can stop for a photo. Then we take a look at the Castle of Sirok on the eastern side of the Mátra, standing on the 296-metre-high volcanic peak. The castle is significant not only because of its clifftop location but also due the series of huge tunnels, staircases and halls which were carved into the rocks beneath it.
We continue our journey to Eger, which owes much of its appeal to its unique location, the historic buildings in the old town, its thermal spa and fine wines.
Eger Castle, with its great history, towers above the town. In 1552, while under siege, a handful of defenders commanded by István Dobó defeated the Ottoman Empire's much larger army. Since then, the castle has been a symbol of patriotism, and was designated a National Monument in 2014. Stars of Eger by Géza Gárdonyi, one of the best-known Hungarian historical novels, is about the siege and its background.
Moving on, we will take a detour to the Szépasszony-völgy (Valley of the Beautiful Women), where it’s possible to taste some of the award-winning wines of the area – strictly for those who aren’t riding, of course.
Leaving the town, our next stop is the fabulous castle of Tura – now a hotel called BOTANIQ Castle of Tura. Its charm lies not only in its neo-Renaissance and neo-Baroque elements, but also in the memorable love story in its history: it was built by the Baron Zsigmond Schossberger for his wife, Teresa Mayer von Gunthof. The building, which has been completely renovated, is surrounded by beautiful grounds full of unusual plant species.
Before returning to Budapest, we ride through the Protected Landscape Area of Gödöllő Hills to the Grassalkovich Castle in Gödöllő, just 25 kilometres from the capital. As one of Hungary's largest Baroque castles, it was the favourite residence of Queen Elisabeth of Hungary.
Our Tours run on Thursday, Friday and Sunday (not on Saturday due to the parade).
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Please note that our guided tours leave from different locations please pay extra attention to the specific depature.
Please note that this Tour departs from the Tour Meeting Point
1146 Budapest, XIV. kerület
Dózsa György út 1.
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Tour departs daily at 09:30
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