You do not need to be an extreme sportsperson to enjoy these unique experiences in Hungary’s capital. If you are tired of walking around Váci Street and biking along the Danube, check out these places for a good old adrenaline rush.
There are several caves below Budapest worth exploring. However, the Pál-völgyi cave is the only one that offers a more extreme tour with actual climbing, crawling and squeezing through teeny tiny places.
The dripstone-rich Pál-völgyi cave is the longest cave in the Buda Hills and the third longest cave in the whole country. The cave has been a highly protected natural preservation area since 1944. The cave’s length exceeds 7,200 meters, and its vertical dimension is 104 m. The temperature inside the cave is a constant 11 Celsius. Trained professionals lead the tours, and they always adjust the difficulty level to the visitors’ physical fitness and readiness. If you are looking to spend a few adrenaline-fueled hours below the ground, this activity is for you.
If the underground world is not really your scene, try to have some fun in (or rather on top of) water. There are two popular places in Budapest where you can try this extreme sport: the Omszk and Lupa lakes. The mission seems simple enough: stay on top of a tiny board while you are being pulled by an electric cable system. If you got the basics, you can jump right into the obstacles and ramps, and do some tricks to entertain those waiting in line. Check out their website for more information on prices, gear, and training classes.
Paragliding is definitely not for the faint of heart or those who have a fear of heights. The Buda Hills provide the perfect conditions to enjoy this unique sporting activity above Budapest. Beginners can take part in tandem paragliding (45 Euros) where trained professionals are making sure that you are safe throughout the entire time and can focus on having fun.
According to their website, Siklóernyős tanfolyam, the 2019 spring course for beginners started on 2 March, but new-comers can join in any time. They also offer intensive courses all year round, and there are classes for more advanced paragliders too.
Cyberjump trampoline park
Cyberjump trampoline park is one of Europe’s largest trampoline facilities (3,000 square meters). They specify on their website that
the park is not a playhouse but a leisure centre, “which can provide great leisure time for all ages”.
Besides jumping around aimlessly in the open trampoline track purely for fun, there are several games visitors can play, including dodge ball, bossa ball and slamball. There is also a ninja warrior track for the highly motivated contestants.
Spending a few hours here can equal quite an intensive workout, so it is advised to prepare a little before coming here, and also stretch before and after to avoid injuries.
Featured image: www.omszkwakecentrum.hu
Source: www.budapest.com; www.sikloernyostanfolyam.hu; Wikipedia; www.buda.cyberjump.hu