They are all short-distance loop trails with an acceptable difficulty level, which makes them suitable for short breaks and day hikes, and for any kind of hiker or walker. You can download these GPS trails and waypoints from Google Maps.
Nagykanizsa Gorge, near Nagybakónak (Zala County)
Distance: 18 km – Uphill: 394 m – Downhill: 394 m – Time: 5:10/6:20 hrs
Not far from Lake Balaton, at the meeting point of five routes, the hilly area of Nagybakónak is particularly suitable for refreshing hiking or cycling excursions.
Miner’s Forest Retreat, near Gúnyakút (Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén)
Distance: 13 km – Uphill: 900 m – Downhill: 900 m – Time: 5:00/6:10 hrs
This route runs along the Telkibánya nature trail (marked in red) and touches various points of interest, including Ilonka’s grave, Sinta roof, and an ice cave.
Mecsek Valley, near Bálicsdűlő (Baranya County)
Distance: 13 km – Uphill: 544 m – Downhill: 544 m – Time: 4:20/5:10 hrs
Mecsek is a mountain range in southern Hungary of great historical and natural value. Its territory is varied and rich in flora & fauna, hosting some rare species.
Tarnalelesz Hike, near Patak (Heves County)
Distance: 13 km – Uphill: 439 m – Downhill: 439 m – Time: 4:10/5:00 hrs
A nice, scenic hike through the oak forests of Tarnavidék nature conservation area, an unspoiled place that lies in the Heves county (northern Hungary).
The Spartacus Path, near Pilisszentlászló (Pest County)
Distance: 13 km – Uphill: 367 m – Downhill: 366 m – Time: 3:50/4:50 hrs
Once a hunting trail, the Spartacus path climbs along the slopes of the Börzsöny and Visegrád mountains, revealing a fantastic panorama of the Apátkúti valley.
Best time to go to Hungary: Apr-Jun and Sep-Oct
Backpacker cost per day: 50 USD = 42 EUR
For more inspiration, check out our Hungary Travel Guide.
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