The Blue Trail traversing around the foot of Pilis Mountains stays at the bottom of huge limestone cliffs and avoids lookouts. This section offers a nice view on the slopes of Pilis as well as stunning lookouts by making short detours.
The trail leaves Dorog behind and returns to the world of mountains. Although your hike to the next settlement is not among the most spectacular ones the view over the rocks of Pilis may provide some compensation. It takes a short detour to visit the center of Kesztölc with its narrow winding streets and wine cellars as the trail leads directly to the slope of Öreg-szirt and returns to the road to Klastrompuszta through a calcareous shrubland and a grassy path.
The trail passes Klastrompuszta with the ruins of a monastery founded by Pauline monks in the 13th century and arrives at Piliscsév along a hollow track in loess. Just like Kesztölc the village was re-inhabited after the Turkish rule in the early-18th century by Slovakian immigrants. Past the village the trail runs across fields, mixed forests and groves to Piliscsaba.
This is a relatively level traverse near Pilis so visiting lookouts takes some short detours. These may include Kémény-szikla with a view back on Gerecse or the “Jenga Tower” near Piliscsaba with a view over the area between Pilis and Buda Hills.
Recommended entries and exits
Basic gear: hiking boots, seasonable wear, drinking water, food. Use Természetjáró app. to navigate.
Információ a Dorog környéki barlangokról, azaz a Sátorkőpusztai-barlangról, illetve a Kis- és Nagy-Strázsa-hegyi barlangról: http://bebte.hu/
A Strázsa-hegyi-tanösvény: http://dunaipoly.hu/hu/helyek/tanosvenyek/strazsa-hegyi-tanosveny