Our route starts at the Nagymaros-Visegrád railway stop. The first part of it goes not on a tourist trail but the Gesztenyés study trail of Nagymaros, the markings of which are quite original, but sometimes leave us uncertain about where the path continues.
The sight of the Danube Bend and the Visegrád Castle accompanies us on the whole tour, and we come upon stunning pieces of panorama at the most unexpected places. The second part of the tour, after the first big, and several steeper sections of the route, reaches the National Blue Trail at Köves Field. We will follow this trail all the way to Nagymaros. The main destination of our tour is the bastion-shaped Brother Julianus Tower built in 1938–39. It does not have a full panorama, as the Dömösi Strait is blocked from our view by Szent Mihály Hill, but that only makes it even more interesting that we can only see one bend of the Danube both to the east and west. From here, the path constantly descends first on the ridge, then in Templom Valley, which ends at Diófa street in Nagymaros. We find the railway stop at the end of this street.
- From the National Blue Trail, we can reach Büdös Lake on the study trail marked by a green “T”(ZT).
- From Szent Mihály Ridge, the blue tunnel (KΩ) trail leads to Remete Cave.
- The starting and end point of the tour is at the end of the Nagymaros-Visegrád railway stop towards Szob, next to the Catholic Church, on the blue (K) trail.
- If we arrive by ferry or boat, we can also follow the slightly longer blue (K) trail to the starting point. It is shorter to go around the restored building of the old ship station from the right, and go to the railway stop crossing Fő square.
- By car, we can get there on road 12 or taking the ferry from Visegrád.
- On the Danube side of the railway stop, we have to pay for parking, but on the hill side of it, parking is free. Road 12 is on the Danube side of the station.
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Basic hiking equipment: boots, seasonal clothing, drinking water, food. Természetjáró App (Trekking app) for navigation.
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.