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Hiking – Nagy-Eged Mountain

Hiking – Nagy-Eged Mountain

Even from a long distance it is obvious that the mountain towering above the city of Nagy-Eged provides an excellent outing opportunity. Nature lovers will especially enjoy this pleasant walking tour, passing along side vineyards, taking 20 minutes from the city centre to reach the 901 metre high point. This is Hungary's highest wine-growing area and the view is appropriately breathtaking. Southwards you can see the infinite horizon of the Great Plains. Hungary's largest mountain, the Kékestető peaks to the west, and to the north you can see Bükk Hegy (Beech Mountain), and lying seemingly at your feet, looking like a model of a town, is Eger.
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Hiking - Vöröskő - Spring

Hiking - Vöröskő - Spring

Vöröskő (Red Stone) is a temporary spring in Bükk National Park, which is typically more active during periods of snowmelt and rainfall. Hikers are particularly rewarded by the beautiful shapes the water makes as it breaks to the surface, escaping the underground cave systems. The spring is located in a picturesque setting which is great for relaxing. This trip can be done along with a ride on the small railway, a favourite with children too. From Felsőtárkány the forest railway runs to Stimecz House. A nature trail leads from here to the spring.
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Biking- in town

Biking- in town

Even though it is hilly, Eger is a great town for cycling. In 2015 a bike path network crossing the town was completed. This means cycling is safe and one can travel easily everywhere on the bike paths, including, if you feel inspired, all the way out to Beech Mountain. If you don't have your own bicycle with you, many places will rent you acceptable ones, including those with child seats, for example. The bike path follows a very attractive route from the historical centre of Eger, along the edge of a large pond; a must-see for those with a love of the picturesque.
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Felsőtárkány – Deer Rutting

Felsőtárkány – Deer Rutting

In the autumn, an outing in to the Beech Forest (Bükk) guarantees a memorable experience for nature lovers. Hearing the deer herds mating cries is among the more interesting activities in this forest. The deer rutting period is weather-dependent. It usually lasts from late August to October, when small groups of nature lovers go deep into the forest at night to listen to the phenomenon. It is especially good that the small train runs at the same time, so the less brave can be taken straight to where the deer are.
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Hiking Bél-kő (Bel Boulder)

Hiking Bél-kő (Bel Boulder)

Bélapátfalva is barely a half hour drive (or by train and by bus) from Eger. A small lake and a convent built in 1232 await those who want to take a break from the grey work week. The location’s real attraction is the ‘Bel Stone’ which stretches high above the town. The erosion of the former mining site has been halted. What remains is an almost lunar landscape, guaranteed to make an impression. It is an incomparable sight, with an atmosphere that you may want to experience again and again.
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Hiking – Tar-kő (Tar Boulder)

Hiking – Tar-kő (Tar Boulder)

If you feel like a bigger challenge try Tar-Kö, (Tar Stone), at the top of the Bukk Forest. At 949 metres, this is Hungary’s 11th highest mountain. Those overcoming the height difference and making it to the top are rewarded with amazing views, as well as crystal clear air and the scent of flowers all in a truly immaculate environment. Bike lovers can hire bicycles in Eger and make the trip that way. At the height of the scorching Hungarian summer, the cool of the Bukk forest is an inviting 20-25 degrees C.
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Swimming

Swimming

Enthusiastic swimmers can fully enjoy their hobby in Eger. The Aladar Bitskey swimming pool is a gem, showcasing the organic architectural style of the world-famous Hungarian architect Imre Makovecz. The opportunities for swimming in Eger are worthy of spa town. Also deserving of a visit is the 50m competition pool at the thermal baths. There is also a pool fed by a spring. It is the so-called "gravel" pool, where you can swim in the silky soft water under the shade of a giant sycamore.
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Paragliding

Paragliding

Thanks to the mountainous location, Eger is close to excellent terrain for paragliding. One of the most popular start points in the whole country is the 536 -meter-high NagyEged hilltop, where, with the help of a professional tandem pilot you can experience this very particular type of flying. Good weather conditions give an unparalleled view of the city. Just one flight would guarantee your trip to Eger becomes an unforgettable one. If you feel like taking the opportunity, please contact the Matra Extreme Sports Flying Association. They will take care of everything: Email: .
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Lake Tisza Eco Centre

Lake Tisza Eco Centre

The Lake Tisza is not only for bicycling activities. The Eco Centre at Poroszlo is worthy of a visit. The Eco Centre’s 2600 m2 main building presents previously hidden natural wonders of the Tisza River and Lake Tisza Valley and its wildlife. The 10 hectare park is a beautiful environment to play in: climbing over straw bales, rafting or petting small animals. For bird lovers, for a small fee there is a bird sanctuary tour, where via a small boat you can visit the lagoons, here heron, egrets, ducks and Great Crested Grebes can be seen.
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Meteor Watching in August

Meteor Watching in August

The Perseid meteor shower passing overhead provides a spectacular event in the first half of August, every year. Eger is a great place to admire this natural phenomenon. Each year there are numerous events for visitors to choose from. A favourite venue is, for example, the Almagyar Érsek Borterasz (Almagyar Bishop Wine Terrace) located on the outskirts of the town. Drinking wine while star gazing? It’s only natural for Eger! But we can go even farther from the city, to Bükk (Beech) Plateau which is free of light pollution. The jet-black sky provides an impressive backdrop for the stars!
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