Top 3 Night Hike Trails Around Budapest

  • 27 Feb 2024 4:59 AM
  • Daily News Hungary
Top 3 Night Hike Trails Around Budapest
Hiking is typically associated with spring or summer, rarely with winter. Yet, hiking can be an enjoyable pursuit regardless of the season. While the days seem shorter, fret not.

We’re here to unveil the three best hiking trails around Budapest that are just as enchanting under the cover of darkness, if not more so. Join us as we delve into the nocturnal charm of the capital and its surroundings! Explore the green inner Buda.

1. Explore the green inner Buda

The first trail may prove elusive, especially in the dark. This hiking trail follows a scenic path along the panoramic ridges of Gellért Hill, offering breathtaking views of the Danube from a lofty vantage point 200 metres above. The hike lasts roughly 60 minutes and spans 3.5 kilometres following a green mark, as reported by Telex.

The capital is certainly captivating during the daytime, but it’s truly a showstopper at night. This trail, with its secluded pathways and dramatic cliffside vistas, is perfect for a romantic evening stroll.

2. The Hárs Hills hiking trail around Budapest

The ascent to the Hárs Hill vantage points is not as straining as one would imagine, spanning less than an hour and covering roughly 3.1 kilometres. Both Little and Big Hárs Hill offer exquisite views. You can start your hike at the Szépjuhászné train station, located in the 12th district, which you can reach by car or public transport. From here, all you have to do is follow the yellow-marked path.

This route leads to the peak, where a mystical tower awaits, offering panoramic views of the mountains and the city below. After conquering the first peak, the journey continues to Little Hárs Hill.

Crossing the precarious bridge at Báthori Cave, hikers ascend to witness the peculiar lookout crafted by Makovecz, one of Hungary’s preeminent modern architects. With two remarkable viewpoints in one excursion, the Hárs Hill hikes are not to be missed.

3. Hármashatárhegy: borderless panoramic experience

Renowned as a popular family destination, Hármashatárhegy now beckons adventurers even after sundown with its special trail. Dating back to 1918, the trail bears the name of its planner, Guckler.

Offering a gentle ascent and spectacular city vistas, this 8-kilometre hike caters to varying difficulty levels.

This hiking trail around Budapest gained acclaim when it received its educational trail qualification, attracting families from all around the capital. Visitors can start their leisurely walk from the parking lot below, embarking on the blue trail leading to the Guckler path.

Within minutes, the forest gives way to stunning city views, with the panorama terraces offering unobstructed vistas without the need for a telescope. While the hike itself may not leave you out of breath, the view from this vantage point is nothing short of awe-inspiring.

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