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Budapest: Standup Paddleboarding Tour

1. Budapest: Standup Paddleboarding Tour

Start with a short introduction to your equipment and how to paddle your board. Then you'll get out on the river to enjoy nature, the sun, the fresh air, and the calm waters of the Danube River.  On this tour, you will be going on a sunset trip on your stand up paddle (SUP) board from Lupa Island all the way to Romai. You will be able to see some of the city’s hidden parts from the water and enjoy the sound of nature as you float by. This is also the perfect time to meet new people. The water is clean and the temperature is around 20 degrees Celsius during summer, so during the tour, it’s also possible to go for a short swim if you wish.

From Budapest: Danube Bend Hiking and Kayaking Adventure

2. From Budapest: Danube Bend Hiking and Kayaking Adventure

Start your day in Budapest, where your guide will pick you up in an air-conditioned van and your adventure will begin. First, stop at a romantic little town in the Danube Bend called Nagymaros. Climb up to the scenic Julianus Lookout Tower, where you can admire the stunning panoramic view of the river. Look for traces of animals, learn about the tree species that inhabit the mountain, and ask your guide any questions you might have about Hungary. Enjoy a 5-mile hike in the calm and green forest before arriving at the riverside. Stop to enjoy a local hamburger or vegetarian lunch before setting out on the rest of your adventure. After a short lesson about safety, technique, and rules on the river, jump into your canoe or kayak and glide down the lovely and calm Danube River. Admire the beautiful mountains and see the famous Visegrád Castle from the river. If the weather is nice, stop at a nice, sandy beach and take a refreshing dip in the water. Finish your day with a beer or a refreshing soft drink at a hippie bar on the river bank before returning to Budapest.

Danube Bend: Full-Day Hiking Tour from Budapest

3. Danube Bend: Full-Day Hiking Tour from Budapest

Embark on a full-day, guided hike just outside of Budapest through the Danube Bend, including hotel pickup and drop-off via an air conditioned and comfortable van. A memorable day for lovers of nature and the outdoors awaits. Spend the day in the volcanic Visegradi Hills, where the memory of the old volcano still pervades. The volcano is no longer active, so there remains no danger. The starting point of the hike is at a tiny, romantic village on the coast of the Danube, called Dömös. Begin with the steepest climb of the day while you're still feeling fresh. After the climb, you'll find yourself on a ridge that offers beautiful panoramic views over the river and surrounding mountains. As you look around, check out the huge volcanic rocks that were left behind after the ancient eruption. After a few hundred yards more, climb to Predikaloszek, the summit with some of the best views in Hungary. This place is very famous among locals and visited the whole year through by nature-lovers. Stop for a snack at the lookout and take in the amazing scenery. After refueling, a nice and long downhill trek is waiting for you through a wild and untouched valley. During the descent, observe the power of water; see how it created ravines in the soil of the forest. Before starting your climb in the canyon, refill your bottles with clear spring water from water reservoirs. The Ram Canyon is a great adventure for all ages, boasting a nice cool climate, great depth, and waterfalls to climb with the help of ladders and rails. Head back toward the starting point filled with positive energy and unforgettable experiences. The whole hike is just over 11 miles; the trip is recommended for experienced hikes, but manageable for anyone who is in good physical condition.

Lake Balaton: Sunset SUP Tour Tihany

4. Lake Balaton: Sunset SUP Tour Tihany

Paddle along Lake Balaton and experience Tihany National Park from the water. After you have checked in at the reception desk, you will receive your SUP board, a paddle, and a life-jacket, if you need one. Your guide will help you choose your board, and will make sure it is suited to your level of experience, size and weight. Enjoy a peaceful tour, as you paddle slowly across the water and spot wildlife among the reeds. Feel free to chat with friends, or simply relax in the serene landscape. If it is warm enough, take a break and go for a swim, or just lie back on your board. Depending on the wind (usually there is none) and your level of experience, you will paddle approximately 3 kilometers before turning around and finishing your enjoyable tour at the same location you took off from.

LupaWake Basic Wakeboarding Experience with Pizza & Beer

5. LupaWake Basic Wakeboarding Experience with Pizza & Beer

Trying out wakeboarding has never been so easy. Spend a day filled with fun and adrenaline with this ticket to LupaWake wakeboard park. Whether you're wakeboarding for the first time or a seasoned pro, enjoy a water adventure including basic equipment, food, and drinks. There is also a "System 2.0" facility, dedicated to beginners and those who wanted to improve specific aspects and a 6-pole facility for the pros. After your intense training session, relax with food and drinks while overlooking the gorgeous LupaWake arena, watching as the sun glistens from the water and the wind blows against your face.

Lake Balaton: Paddle Board Tour of Tihany National Park

6. Lake Balaton: Paddle Board Tour of Tihany National Park

Paddle along Lake Balaton and experience Tihany National Park from the water. After you have checked in at the reception desk, you will receive your SUP board, a paddle, and a life-jacket if you need one. Your guide will help you choose your board, and will make sure it is suited to your level of experience, size and weight. Enjoy a peaceful tour, as you paddle slowly across the water and spot wildlife among the reeds. Feel free to chat to friends, or simply relax within the serene landscape. If it is warm enough, take a break and go for a swim, or just lie back on your board. Depending on the wind (usually there is none) and your level of experience, you will paddle approximately 3km before turning around and finishing your enjoyable tour at the same location you took off from. 

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What people are saying about Budapest

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 8 reviews

We had a great time on the Danube Bend hike. This is a really interesting walk through varying terrain where you can see beautiful views, walk through a peaceful forest, through a gorge and even up some waterfalls! Gyuri is the most excellent guide; he is punctual, knowledgeable and safe and he knows lots of interesting things about the nature and geology of the area and he is just a really nice guy to chat to as we walked. He even took photos for us on the way round and shared them with us afterwards, which is such a lovely memento. I would recommend that you are moderately fit and ok to walk on uneven and very steep ground as it was challenging in places, but that is what made it even more enjoyable and we had a great sense of achievement afterwards. It was the best day of our whole vacation, I cannot recommend this trip highly enough.

I had an amazing experience on the hike. Gyuri is a fabulous guide, encouraging without pushing. The hike is challenging at times but doable. I enjoyed it a lot. Advice- good shoes, bug spray. You will be in the wilderness for the whole day with no facilities but the nature. I highly recommend it for people in decent physical shape. Gyuri was raking photos throughout the hike so yiu can keep your phones inside the backpack. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Our guide was helpful and professional. We were a group of 10. Varied ages and ability. Stunning route, right past Parliament building, ending right in the center of city. We got a few waves as bigger boats passed us. A memorable experience. I'd love to do it again.

Perfect day! Thank you Gyuri for being a part of my proposal to my girlfriend and taking stunning pictures. The hike was very fun and Gyuri told us lots of interesting facts. Definitely recommend!

Awesome experience and a great way to see some monumental sites! James was very knowledgeable and professional. Would recommend for both experienced and first time users.