Badacsony is situated in Veszprém county, on the northern shore of Lake Balaton, opposite the town of Fonyód. It is the highest butte (438 metres) of the Tapolca Basin, wedged between two bays of Lake Balaton. The volcanic mountain offers spectacular trails and fantastic panoramas for hikers on 365 days of the year so most visitors organizing programs at the “Hungarian sea” usually also visit Badacsony. Their choice is a good one!
A few reasons why Badacsony is called the “king of the Balaton mountains”:
Although the butte stopped spewing lava millions of years ago, it is now home to special geological formations called “basalt organ pipes”.
A special grape is grown on its hills, used for making the superb Badacsony wine.
It is part of the Upper Balaton National Park. The park directorate made considerable efforts to create a comfortable and exciting geological-botanical-zoological nature trail.
It has several spectacular look-out stations and attractions so you can easily spend a day here.
You can discover the surroundings on foot by taking a Nordic walking tour or on a bike.
The hospitality of locals is a heart-warming experience.
There is also no shortage of culinary encounters; there is a large offer of wine cellars and pleasant restaurants.
If we’re tired from hiking, a plunge into the smooth freshwater of Lake Balaton would be a good option.