Cycling around Lake Fertő might prove to be an excellent activity for the long weekends in the spring, summer or autumn and while doing so, you can also enjoy fine food and drinks or explore the lake and its surroundings. The distance is easily manageable, even with children, especially if you split it over several days. You should only expect some uphill climbs around Fertőrákos, especially the quarry, but beyond that the terrain is relatively flat. The cycle path is separated from motorised traffic and you’ll be tempted to take a rest in the pleasant little towns and the peace of nature. If 115 to 135 kilometres are too much for you, you can take a shortcut with the ferry between Mörbisch and Illmitz, leaving you with a 65-kilometre route.
Travel back in time
If you bring your own bicycles, the railway station in Sopron might be a good point to embark on the journey – though of course, you should take your time to explore the city and visit its monuments, such as the Fire Tower.
Depending on how much time you have, you might add other stops as well. The tour’s steepest section is around the Quarry and Cave Theatre in Fertőrákos. This is not the only reason to take a break here: the spectacular view alone is worth a stop. The genuine Baroque pillory in central Fertőrákos might take you back to days gone by. (If you don’t have your own bikes, you can rent them in Fertőrákos.) Esterházy Castle in Fertőd, which is also called the Hungarian Versailles, is rich in historical adventures.