Thanks to the last, recently inaugurated 67 kilometres of the bike path around the lake, everybody can pedal around the magnificent Lake Tisza. Furthermore, the investor built four additional bridges for the path, so if you were wondering where to go during your summer holiday, now you probably have your answer.
László Palkovics, Minister of Innovation and Technology, inaugurated the last 67 kilometres of the bike path around the lake on June 20. He added that finishing the project was an old promise of the government, which spent 3.1 billion HUF (almost 9 million EUR) on the last 6.5-kilometre-long phase running between Poroszló and Tiszafüred. The path is 2.5 metres wide, and they separated it from Main Road nr 33 so people can cycle there safely, Szeretlek Magyarorszag reported.
Mr Palkovics said that, as part of the project, they built four additional bridges on the lake. The development serves touristic goals, but it also
preserves natural beauties since the bike path fits its environment well,
According to tiszataviokocentrum.hu, the bikeway offers great views of the landscape – you can overlook the islands, the floodplain forests, and the beautiful water surfaces while riding a bike. There is only a difference of 1 metre in altitude, so you can take a short trip without training for it. Ferries cross the lake at several points, or you can take combined boat-bicycle trips using a rented boat available at the ports. Moreover, the Bike Centre in Tiszafüred provides cyclists with a variety of services.
Lake Tisza (in Hungarian: Tisza-tó) is the largest artificial lake in Hungary. Located at the southeastern edge of Heves County, it was born in 1973 thanks to the Tisza River flood control project. Its filling finished in the 1990s, resulting in a 127 km² surface area of water. There is an eco-centre in Poroszló erected to collect and display the nature and wildlife of the Tisza River Valley and Lake Tisza, and it opened to the public in 2012. Visit the eco-centre’s webpage HERE.