Walking & Hiking

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Walking & Hiking information

Badacsony , Hungary
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The best place to start a hike is at Kisfaludy House restaurant , where a large map of the marked trails is posted by the car park. Several paths across the area lead to lookouts – at 437m, Kisfaludy Lookout (Kisfaludy kilátó) is the highest – and to neighbouring hills like Gulács-hegy (393m) and Szentgyörgy-hegy (415m) to the north. The landscape includes abandoned quarries and basalt towers that resemble organ pipes; of these, Stone Gate (Kőkapu) is the most dramatic. Several of the trails take you past Rose Rock (Rózsakő). A plaque explains an unusual tradition: ‘If a lad and a lass sit here together with their backs to the lake, they will be married in a year.’ Good luck – or regrets (as the case may be).