Bélapapuszta Equestrian Centre
Bélapapuszta Equestrian Centre information
Lonely Planet review
Some 20km northwest of Martonvásár in the peaceful Vál Valley, the Bélapapuszta Equestrian Centre offers a delightful break from the trials of the outside world. Lessons are available both on the lead and in the paddock; riding is along the delightful trails of this 20-hectare property. Accommodation – four rooms and two apartments – is above the rather grand stables and looks onto open and closed paddocks. The restaurant, with its Italian resident chef, is open for lunch only Tuesday to Sunday though evening meals can be arranged. There’s only one direct bus a day from Martonvásár to the closest settlement, Tabajd (375Ft, 30 minutes); otherwise take any of up to seven daily buses to Baracska, Kajászó or Vál and change there. The centre is an easy 1200m walk east of Tabajd, though the Hungarian-American owners will come fetch you if you call in advance.