Hiking and touring

Hiking and touring

Walking tours do not require any preparation or sports equipment. Tourist keen on nature may explore the area abounding in woods even individually.

As the spring comes closer, it inevitably occurs to the lovers of nature to set out, enjoy the sunny weather and take a deep breathe of fresh flower-scent air. At such times is doesn’t matter which direction you choose for a start; the only important thing is being outdoors.

The West- Balaton Region, within that the Small-Balaton and the Balaton Highlands with their unique natural values as well as Hévíz and its surroundings rich in forests provide great opportunities for the tourists who are willing to find a few days for wandering the countryside.
Tips for walking tours:

  • Hévíz – Egregy – Alsópáhok – Hévíz (8 km)
  • Hévíz – Cserszegtomaj; Margit kilátó (lookout tower) – Hévíz (3 km)
  • Hévíz – Cserszegtomaj Várszínház – Hévíz (4 km)
  • Hévíz – Keszthely Balatonpart – Hévíz (8 km)
  • Hévíz – Cserszegtomaj – Keszthely Kertváros – Hévíz útvonal (12 km)
  • Hévíz – Karmacs – Hévíz (15 km)

These days walking with special poles, called Nordic walking, is getting more and more popular.

We recommend this activity primarily for our elderly visitors, since you burden not only your legs but you can set the upper part of your body in motion as well. Nordic walking can be pursued anywhere. Of course, the best choice is walking outdoors, enjoying the fresh air in a pleasant environment close to nature. Such conditions enhance the beneficial effects of the Nordic walking; it relieves stress and improves stamina and gait.

You can join the guided Nordic walking tours organized by the Tourinform Office on which you can acquire the basic techniques from an instructor, and in the meantime you can hear a lot of interesting information on Hévíz and its surroundings. Nordic walking is an excellent family and community sport, that’s why it is highly recommended for tourists who are here with a company or reluctant to do any sports on their own.

Relax and enjoy walking.