Spring is finally here and the good weather attracts those who want to enjoy the beautiful nature. Here are some hiking spots you can visit in the Budapest agglomeration!
Just 21,7 km from Budapest, Biatorbágy offers great hiking spots. One of the most popular places is Nyakas-kő, where every year, hundreds of tourists climb the rocks. The length of the excursion is 1,9 km, and it takes about one hour to finish. However, you can also choose a smaller hiking trail which takes only half an hour to complete. If you climb to the top of Nyakas-kő, you get a stunning view of the surrounding landscape.
Even closer than Biatorbágy, Budaörs is only 10,9 km away from the Hungarian capital. Here, you have several opportunities if you want to go for a hike. Both the Kálvária-hill and the Kő-hill offer gorgeous views of the city. At the top of Kő-hill, you can find a charming chapel and a cross. As for the diffculty of the climb, it is a short, easy walk, a long staircase leads up to Kő-hegy.
The Csergezán Pál Lookout, the highest point of the Buda Mountains, at the top of Nagy-Kopasz (559 m), offers a splendid panorama of the surrounding landscape. On a clear day, the unique panoramic view includes the entire Buda Mountains. You can spot Pilis, Gerecse, and even the Mátra and Börzsöny mountain ranges are clearly visible.
The largest waterfall in the Buda Mountains can be found in Solymár. In order to get to the waterfall, you have to climb a 4-5 meter high rock staircase. Take a walk in Alsó-Jegenye Valley which is suitable for families and even the elderly can enjoy the comfortable walk. In addition, the Castle of Solymár is also worth visiting. If you want to enter the castle, you have to pay HUF 300 (EUR 0,79) for a normal ticket, and HUF 200 (EUR 0,53) for student or pensioner tickets.
The Nagy-Szénás nature trail starting from Nagykovácsi is 2.1 km long and can be completed in about 1.5 hours. Nagy-Szénás (550 m) is unique in Hungary because of its amazing panoramic view. The plateau on the mountain is popular among hikers, athletes, and dog walkers. You should definitely not miss the charming town of Nagykovácsi after you finished your hike. You can grab a bite or drink a coffee at the small cafes at the bottom of the hill.