Manoeuvring around the bleak volcanic cliffs on the rocky, wild ridges, we can see the first section of the Danube Bend and the woodlands of Visegrád Mountains below. It is possibly the most unique path of Hungary.
The rooty, rocky path meandering between the giant stone teeth of the Vadálló Stones Ridge is truly one of a kind. The sharp, diverse shapes of the rocks and the glamorous panorama of the hilly landscape combined give a wild and romantic atmosphere to the slope of the ridge. Some of the stones even have their own names: e.g. Nagytuskó (“Big Stump”), Attila sisakos feje (“The Helmeted Head of Attila”), Szélestorony (“Wide Tower”), Bunkó (“Club”), Függő-kő (“Hanging Stone”), Fordított felkiáltójel (“Upside-down Exclamation Mark”), Árpád trónja (“The Throne of Árpád”), etc.
If we look at the austere rocks more carefully, we will see that they are made up of bigger and smaller knobby stones. The volcano that stood here produced huge, explosive eruptions. The burning ash and scree were carried kilometres away in the air. The lumps of various sizes cemented together in the heat, and formed rather sturdy pieces of rock. In the calmer period after the volcanism, softer rocks eroded, thus harder pieces of andesite came to the surface. The slowly eroding breccia cliffs stand as a wild set of stone teeth above the valley of Szőke Spring, and the smaller pieces of rock crumble down and gather on the slopes as scree.
The path that is decorated with the wildest shapes in the country can become dangerously slippery in snowy or rainy weather, but a pair of good boots or proper hiking shoes are absolutely essential here even in good weather.