Once you have visited the county’s larger towns and tasted all the local food specialities, put on your hiking boots and discover the region’s forests, plains and waterways. Hop into a canoe or a kayak and paddle down the Körös rivers or the Élővíz Canal. If you decide to take a tour on the Holt‑Körös, you’ll have a unique and amazing experience, as amid the bald cypress trees lining the river, you will find extraordinary wildlife with common kingfishers, otters and turtles and a huge variety of bird species.
Cycling, horse-riding and hiking
Békéscsaba and Gyula are connected by a cycle track, but you can also use the less busy roads to ride around the countryside. And you really want to soak in the feeling of rural life, hop on a horse. There are several organised horse-riding tours to choose from, and even beginners will find a good trainer to help you practise. Do you feel like hiking under massive trees in a peaceful environment? Visit the Szarvas Arboretum Nature Reserve and the Anna‑liget Wildlife Park. Szanazug lies where the rivers Fekete‑Körös and the Fehér‑Körös meet, and is another destination worth a trip if you want to spend your time in a truly romantic environment. Have we mentioned the number of fishing lakes in the area, a veritable paradise for anglers?