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Gaja Gorge

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  • Gaja Gorge
    / Gaja Gorge
    Photo: Barna Burger, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • Gaja Creek
    / Gaja Creek
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  • Gaja Creek in winter
    / Gaja Creek in winter
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  • A bridge over Gaja Creek
    / A bridge over Gaja Creek
    Photo: Áron Dömsödi, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • A clearing with a picnic spot in Gaja Gorge Center
    / A clearing with a picnic spot in Gaja Gorge Center
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  • A side hollow in Gaja Gorge
    / A side hollow in Gaja Gorge
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  • / The longest bridge over Gaja Creek
    Photo: Áron Dömsödi, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • / Hiking in Gaja Gorge
    Photo: Áron Dömsödi, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • / Gaja Creek
    Photo: Áron Dömsödi, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • / Gaja Creek and its frozen tributary
    Photo: Áron Dömsödi, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • / The stump of Adam and Eve tree near the bridge
    Photo: Áron Dömsödi, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • / Hiking trail along the creek
    Photo: Áron Dömsödi, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • / Gaja Creek
    Photo: Áron Dömsödi, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • / Picnic spot near the pond of the dammed creek
    Photo: Áron Dömsödi, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • / Deep in the Gaja Gorge
    Photo: Áron Dömsödi, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • / Gaja Gorge
    Photo: Edit Martin, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség

The eastern hills of Bakony hide a picturesque gorge with Gaja Creek in the deep. Sometimes as a peaceful and slow creek, sometimes as a rapid mountain stream.

The gorge at some places resembles a park and at others it shows the face of untamed nature.

At the bottom and the sides trees and underbrush together with several caves and pits make a complex impression.

The creek also shows various faces. Sometimes winding around its own deposit peaceful and slow, sometimes running down over the rocks along its narrowed bed creating attractive formations.

At some places bridges span over the creek. Near one of them sits the stump of Adam and Eve tree, which was supposed to be two specimens grown together. The old tree fell long ago serving as a natural bridge over the creek but finally, in the 2010s the trunk broke and the hollow stump remained there.

The winding grove is the result of erosion by the creek’s sediment making a deeper and deeper hollow into the bedrock.

The surrounding woodland is game reserve with a long tradition founded by Earl Gyula Károlyi in 1888, although its origins go back to medieval times. It was under state management in the 20th century and today it is managed by a private company. Large games are abundant in the reserve including the non-native sika deer. Stepping off hiking trails is forbidden.

Additional details are provided on information boards along the trails. Visit Károlyi lookout tower to have a view over the whole gorge.

Opening hours

open today

Open all year round

Fee:

Free of charge

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Áron Dömsödi
Updated: February 12, 2019

Public transport

  • Get off at bus stop “Bodajk, Ifjúsági táborhely” (bus service from Zirc, Bodajk and Székesfehérvár.
  • Get off at bus stop “Bodajk, Dózsa György utca 78.”, alternatively.
  • Get off at bus stop “Fehérvárcsurgó, Gúttamási elágazás”, alternatively.
  • Get off at Bodajk train station (train service from Székesfehérvár and Komárom).
  • Get off at Csókakő train stop, .alternatively

Getting there

  • Follow the Blue (K) and Red (P) markers along the gorge.
  • From “Ifjúsági tabor” follow the Mária ( ) trail to enter the gorge (500 m).
  • From the bus stop in Bodajk follow the Blue (K) markers to enter the gorge (Total distance: 1.9 km, elevation gain: 100 m).
  • From Bodajk train station follow the Red (P) markers to enter the southern entrance to the gorge (Total distance: 4.6 km, elevation gain: 78 m).
  • From Csókakő train stop follow the Blue (K) markers to enter the gorge (Total distance: 3.2 km, elevation gain: 118 m).
  • From Fehérvárcsurgó follow the Blue (K) markers to enter the gorge (Total distance: 4.8 km, elevation gain: 96 m).

Parking

  • Free of charge parking at either end of the gorge.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Routes through this place

Type
Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
Stage 9 Zirc - Bodajk (OKT-09.)  ›
58.6 km
16:30 h
1260 m
1485 m
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Long Distance Hiking · Pannonia

Zirc - Bodajk (OKT-09.)

April 05, 2017
moderate Stage 9 open
58.6 km
16:30 h
1260 m
1485 m
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by Áron Dömsödi,   Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
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