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Kő orra (Rock’s Nose) lookout

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  • The view from Kő orra: Szent György-hegy overshadowed by clouds and Mary Chapel in the foreground
    / The view from Kő orra: Szent György-hegy overshadowed by clouds and Mary Chapel in the foreground
    Photo: Péter Farkas, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • Panoramic winter view over  the buttes of Balaton Uplands from Kő orra
    / Panoramic winter view over the buttes of Balaton Uplands from Kő orra
    Photo: Péter Farkas, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • The castle of Szigliget and Lake Balaton from Kő orra
    / The castle of Szigliget and Lake Balaton from Kő orra
    Photo: Péter Farkas, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • The view from Kő orra to the south
    / The view from Kő orra to the south
    Photo: Péter Farkas, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • The view from Kő orra over Lesenceistvándi with Tapolca and the butte of Hegyesd in the background
    / The view from Kő orra over Lesenceistvándi with Tapolca and the butte of Hegyesd in the background
    Photo: Péter Farkas, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • The lookout tower of Láz-tető from Kő orra
    / The lookout tower of Láz-tető from Kő orra
    Photo: Péter Farkas, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • Szent György-hegy and Badacsony from Kő orra
    / Szent György-hegy and Badacsony from Kő orra
    Photo: Áron Dömsödi, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • Vállus on the left from Kő orra
    / Vállus on the left from Kő orra
    Photo: Áron Dömsödi, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • It is about to rain around Tapolca (view from Kő orra)
    / It is about to rain around Tapolca (view from Kő orra)
    Photo: Áron Dömsödi, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • Lesencetomaj from Kő orra
    / Lesencetomaj from Kő orra
    Photo: Péter Farkas, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • The truncated Haláp Hill from Kő orra
    / The truncated Haláp Hill from Kő orra
    Photo: Péter Farkas, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
Map / Kő orra (Rock’s Nose) lookout

Kő orra lookout takes a short detour off the Blue Trail but the stunning view over the Tapolca Basin is worth the effort.

Kő orra represents the typical hills of Balaton Uplands with vineyards and holiday houses at the bottom, grassy slopes in the middle and groves at the top.

What makes it worth a visit is the unobstructed view over the lake and island-like buttes that scatter the Tapolca Basin.

Looking at the closest ones, e.g. Badacsony or Szt. György-hegy their peak indicates the former surface level of the area and their height shows how much the basin has eroded. Volcanic activity in the area was characterized by basalt lava flows.  Basalt lava has a low viscosity, due to its low silica content, resulting in rapid lava flows that can spread over great areas before cooling and solidification. The solid lava forms a protective shield that resists erosion thereby maintaining and demonstrating surface level (Hungarian for “butte” is “tanúhegy” meaning “witness hill”).

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Open all year round

Fee:

Free of charge

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Áron Dömsödi
Updated: 2019-02-27

Public transport

  • Get off at bus stop “Lesencefalu, szőlőhegy” at the junction of the Blue (K) Trail and the paved road.
  • The closest stop in inhabited area is “Lesenceistvánd, autóbusz-váróterem”.                      
  • Optionally, get off in Vállus and hike along the Blue (K) Trail to Alsó-Szőlőhegy/Kő orra.

Getting there

  • Take Blue▲ (K▲) spur trail to Kő orra. The lookout is on the upper edge of a clearance. Do not follow the old and worn-out markers as they misdirect.
  • From Lesenceistvánd follow the Blue (K) markers uphill to Kő orra (Total distance: 2.9 km, elevation gain: 240 m).
  • From Vállus head east along the Blue (K) Trail. As the trail crosses a paved road it continues uphill and keeps winding towards Kő orra. Past the last building you will arrive (Total distance: 4.1 km, elevation gain: 197 m).

Parking

  • Park your car at the junction of the paved road and the Blue (K) Trail or near Lesenceistvánd and Vállus along the trail.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Long Distance Hiking
27.2 km
7:55 h
551 m
442 m
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Long Distance Hiking · Balaton

Keszthely - Tapolca (OKT - 04.)

Long Distance Hiking
2017-04-05
easy Stage 4 open
27.2 km
7:55 h
551 m
442 m
by Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség,  Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
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