Keszthely, Hungary

So, finally we left the boundaries of Czechia and try other countries of the European Union – Slovakia and Hungary. Our excuse to go to Hungary was the visit of Hévíz, the town with the largest biologically active natural thermal lake in the world. And lake Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe. It was tempting to ride around Balaton, but it would take more than 250 km, so we just took a peak at it and made  an E-bike trip starting from beach town of Keszthely.

We found a convenient parking lot close to the center and went down to the lake. The water was still cold, so we continued along the shore and through the town to the foresty hills. Part of the ride was on an old asphalt road, much worse than normal forest roads that we are used to ride. At point 6 we were planning to follow the green tourist mark to point 9, but after less than 1 km we had to turn back since the path was filled with fallen trees. We therefore followed the road to point 7 – Várvolgy, where we foung an excellent restaurant Szt. Domonkos. They served us much needed drinks and we tried their “štrůdl” which looked nothing like strudel made in Czechia, but which tasted super good. By the way, if you would visit this place and tell them that you read about it in our blog, they will give you a hefty discount!

At point 9 you will turn from the main road to the forest and you will have to be very careful, since the path is really broken with heavy machinery using it in the rainy weather. At point 10 you can turn to the left and join our route at point 13, but then you will miss the Dinopark at Rezi… (see pictures below). In Keszthely you will finish your E-bike trip through the Kossuth Lajos Utca, the main “corso” of this spa town. 36km, 450m elevation gain. To see this E-bike trip in context, check our interactive maps.

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