There is no better time for the active recreation. It is the time for the big cycling and hiking tours. Hévíz and the surroundings are giving a great area for these activities.
Walking tours do not require any preparation or sports equipment. Tourist keen on nature may explore the area abounding in woods even individually.
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. 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.
The most popular Nordic walking route – a 6-km-long tour on the route Hévíz Véderdő (shelter forest) – Nemesbük – Egregy winery row – may be covered within one and a half hours.
Hévíz and its surroundings provide you with good cycling facilities; there is a number of built cycle tracks and marked cycle routes. While cycling, you can get to know the towns and superb landscapes of the Balaton Highlands, the volcanic hills and the valleys hiding between the shore hills as well as the wildlife of the Small Balaton. You can hire a bike in various places, including tourist offices, hotels and even guest houses.
Our short tours could be enjoyable for anybody. Speed is not essential on our short tours. Most of the tours are led on cycle paths, minor roads with low traffic or on well passable dirt roads. Explore the attractions and the beauties of nature on two wheels, and what is even more important is that you’ll make efforts for your health.