Hiking

Explore the Lendvadedes lake!

Duration: 1 hour (on foot), 30 minutes (bike)
Length: 5 km

This is the favorite route! If you just want to hike for a few hours, here's the solution! When leaving the parking place turn left, then turn left next to the Konkoly riding hall and start the tour on the biker road. The road leads you directly into the soothing surroundings of the beautiful Dedes lake, surrounded by hills! For the tour we offer our free Smoovey rings or Nordic walking sticks! It is also worth taking a long walk around the lake!

Explore the Lendvadedes lake!

Spring snowflake hiking in the Lenti forest park!

Duration: 1 hour (on foot),
Length: 6 km

The spring snowflake is faster than its name promises. Because it often blooms in February, sometimes even earlier than its family member, the snowdrop. However, with its white, bell-shaped flowers, it is at least as beautiful. Walk or cycle to the forest park and enjoy the beautiful flowers, explore the hiking trails and get to know the local animals and plants! Start the path towards Kossuth street, leave the roundabout at the second exit towards Lenti castle. You will find the forest park on the left side.

Spring snowflake hiking in the Lenti forest park!

Chess flower hiking

Duration: 2-3 hours (on foot), 1.5 hours (bike)
Length: 10 km

The chess flower blooms every year from mid-March to early April. In 2016 it was “wildflower of the year”. From our hotel you can go on foot or by bike on the bike path to Lentiszombathely. There is a suspension bridge here, then turn left to the forest. If you are lucky, you can see snowdrops and spring snowflake.

Chess flower hiking

Tormafölde - a Tour to the Lookout tower and the Fig Garden

Our short but nice, interesting walk starts from Petőfi Street 179. Tormaföld. Here you will find a suitable place to park your car. We start off on the P∆ sign in the direction of the forest on a steep, asphalted 13% slope. We can't get lost because we have to go along this tourist sign throughout our tour. At our starting point, there are several beautiful, carved wooden boards that tell us where to find the different cellars. In the first stage of our walk we are in the embrace of forests, on both sides we can see beautiful trees and plants. Reaching the top of the hill, the houses, cellars with vines, and walnut trees appear on the ridge, and in this area we can also see fig trees and shrubs, and feel their scents. Going between the buildings and cellars, we can see the lookout tower and the orchard of fig trees on both sides. The view is impressive even from the bottom, but it is even more amazing from the lookout tower. The hills in the area that turn into a flat landscape will be visible. There is also a rest area next to the lookout tower. Visit the cellars, taste the different wines, or pick up the ripe, purple fruit in the Pick it yourself action, or just taste the delicacy of Tormafölde. We can return to our starting point with gastronomic and natural experiences, on the asphalt road along the P∆ sign.

Tormafölde - a Tour to the Lookout tower and the Fig Garden

Hiking in the Valleys of Lendva Hill

The walking tour starts from Murania Sports and Cycling Centre in Lendva, where you can park your car. Turning out of the parking lot, we turn right, then we follow a short section along the main road, and then we turn right again, passing a cemetery we walk on a gravel and then a grassy footpath. Once we reach the houses, we turn right and continue on a grassy footpath with a beautiful view of Lendva and the surrounding settlements. On the hilltop we reach an asphalt road, where we take a long walk, admiring the view, and the rich vineyards, among the wine cellars of Lendva Hill. At the T-junction we turn right, and start descending the slope. After a few hundred metres, a sign indicates that we have to continue our trip to the left on a forest footpath. Following the forest path, we reach another T-junction where we turn right, and continue downhill. We pass the Wildlife Park, getting closer to the populated area. After a while, an asphalt road then a gravel road leads us back to the cemetery. Returning to the main road, we turn left, and return to the Murania Sports and Cycling Centre.

Hiking in the Valleys of Lendva Hill

Hiking Tour along the Border

Route: Dolga Vas–Lendva Hill–Lendva city centre–Dolga Vas
We start our hiking tour at Rédics on the Slovenian side of the Hungarian-Slovenian border. We take the first by-pass, to the left in the main road to the village of Dolga Vas. On the Slovenian side of the border we walk along a dirt road, or on a grassy area next to the forest. After leaving the forest, we turn left to the gravel road. We go straight ahead and then continue to the left at the next junction. We walk in a beautiful, mixed forest, we reach a clearing, and then we get to Lendva Hill soon. We turn right at the paved road, but before that we stop for a few minutes and admire the view. On the hilltop at Lármafa, keep to the left, and continue among the wine cellars and the vineyards. On the slope you can enjoy the spectacular view of the tidy cottages, together with the natural beauty of the view. Just before the Vinarium lookout tower, turn left at the crucifix. We go up for a short while, and then down a steep slope from the hill to Lendva. Meanwhile, we can enjoy the unparalleled view of the Mura Valley, the Varazdin Hills to the south, amongst the orderly cottages and vineyards, with all the beauty of a genuine, traditional vineyard area. At the first crossroads, continue to the right at a yellow metal pole. You could see the vines planted on the hillsides on the left so far, and now you can see them in the front and then to the right. Once in the town, turn right at the grocery store, and continue straight ahead. From Kranjceva Street, turn left onto Kidriceva Street. Walking along this road, take a look at the sights of Lendva, then continue straight on Glavna Street, and after approx. a 2.5 km walk, we return to our starting point.

Hiking Tour along the Border

Round Trip in the Surroundings of Lendva

Our tour goes in Lendva and on the ridge of Lendva Hill. It is a strenuous hiking trail full of steep slopes. We start from the Theatre and Concert Hall on Mlinska Street in the direction of the east. We leave the roundabout at the first exit (Ljudska Street), then we continue straight on from the next roundabout. We cross the bridge over the Lendva Creek, and turn left to the beautiful promenade, where we reach the next bridge. We turn left and then turn right at the Hungarikum Market. Turning right at the third intersection in Krajnceva Street, we return to the bank of the Lendva Creek. We turn left at the wastewater treatment plant, and at the second option, we turn left again, and we return to Lendva among fields and meadows.
We keep going as far as we see the two-storey blocks on the right. We approach them, we turn right and return to Krajnceva Street (asphalt). Here again we turn right, then shortly after the turning, we take the turning to the left at the parking lot, into the wine road towards the hills. At the Y-junction, we turn to the right according to the Lármafa sign. This is where the hardest part of our journey begins. We climb up to the Lármafa, and then turn right at the next Y-junction. We arrive at the ridge on a 15% slope. We turn left, and climb uphill quite long in a very nice environment among holiday cottages and press houses.
Turning left at the Lármafa, and immediately to the left, we are now going down. We turn to the right at the Y-junction after the Vinarium lookout tower, then we go down to the left at the stone cross. We descend down to the stop sign, where we go slightly to the right, and immediately to the left, up a bit. We choose the gravel road there. Walking down from here we reach the main road, where we turn left. At St. Catherine's Church we turn left, uphill again. At the crossroads, we turn right following the Trinity Chapel sign. We pass a graveyard, and walk up the asphalt road to the crossroads that takes us to the small chapel. We can have a magnificent view from the side of the chapel. On the way back, at the crossroads, we have to follow the Lármafa board again, and reach the lookout tower directly. From here we start down the already known road to Lendva.

Round Trip in the Surroundings of Lendva

The Brick Road

This hike is not a roundabout, so plan ahead to get you back to the starting point. We leave from the village of Chente, Murania Sports and Cycling Center on the main road. After about 500 m, turn right at the signposting towards the tourist wine route (Lendva). On the way to the Lendava Hill, continue on the first and then the second branch towards the right, towards the Lärmafa, on the red circle with a white circle mark. Steep 15% climbs also occur on the go. Almost all the way, we can watch the Vinarium on the hilltop. We will have a stunning, amazing view of the vineyards on the hills and looking back over the valley. During our trip, we can also see old wood-built cellars with mud, tasting the mountain's wetness. Going to the spine we turn towards the Larma Tree, then we go straight to the Vinarium, which is worth climbing. Here we go to the right and then go straight until we reach a light blue fence crucifix. Here we turn left, then at the next three intersection we continue to the right towards the Graba Valley. Along the way, we pass by the equestrian school, where we go on a gravel road. When we reach the forest, we turn left and follow the line of the forest. Soon, in the valley, at the intersection of the gravel roads, and then on the forested part, go straight up to the intersection of Dolgovaske Street. Turn right here and walk straight to the end of Opekarniska Street.

The Brick Road

Hill tour at Őriszentpéter

We start our tour from the Őriszentpéter Church / Templomszer, from the Harmatfű Nature Conservation Centre of the Őrség National Park Directorate. Along the signs of the national K tour, we take the public road towards Szalafő. After about 500 metres, leaving the road on the left we arrive at the St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, one of the main attractions of Őriszentpéter, which we must definitely see! Coming back to the road, the sign at the road next to the adjacent house signifies the medieval brick burner (about 100 metres).
Returning to the road (sign K), turn left, and walking approx. 50 metres, you will find the Csörgőalma orchard on the left where native tree species can be seen. Continuing our journey (K sign) approx. after 300 metres we turn left in the direction of Keserűszer. At first, the road is pebbly, then we turn right at the sökfás cemetery and walk along the asphalt road (sign K). Crossing the Zala River (also called Szala here) we leave the K sign, and continue on K +. We go up the beautiful meadow to the hilltop, to the Keserűszer guesthouse and research house, where we find a pond and we can take some rest. On the right side of the well-kept yard we head towards the forest. On the trail (K +) approx. after 500 metres we reach Vendégszél. We turn left on the gravely forest road, and soon we reach Galambosszer.
In the calm, beautiful surroundings we can see guesthouses and apartment houses. On the asphalted road we reach a crossroads where we turn right (K +). At the next crossroads (approx. 500 metres) on the Égésszeri út, turn left at the intersection of the Égésszeri Road / Városszeri Road, we can see the Reformed Church across the road, in Városszer, and there are a beautiful park, a playground, and a sports ground next to the church. From here we turn right, follow the K sigs along the road. After 50 metres, you will find the Natura 2000 Visitor Centre, the new headquarters of the Őrség National Park Directorate, and the Tourinform office on the left, where you can get information on the sights and accommodations in the area. Then, turning left, in Városszer (sign K), we walk for approx. 700 metres and then we return to the Harmatfű Nature Conservation Centre, the end of our tour.

Hill tour at Őriszentpéter

Belső-Őrség Adventure

Route: Magyarföld – Magyarszombatfa – Velemér – Szentgyörgyvölgy – Kógyár – Felsőszenterzsébet – Magyarföld
Our tour starts from the belfry in Magyarföld. It is also worth visiting the wooden church in the village (key to be found: Jókai út 1.). Then, we walk on the main street of the village turning right along the K sign, then at the end of the settlement we reach the Berki Hill along the S road. Leaving the old press houses, we will soon cross the main road and reach the intersection of the K sign. Turn left and walk along Z / S signsási to Magyarszombatfa.
In front of Magyarszombatfa we turn right to the main road. There are a several of potters in the settlement, and we can choose from their products. After the intersection we turn right again and climb up a small slope to the Ritási Hill. On the way, visit the Őrség Hunting Exhibition. From here we continue along the K signs, then turn right in front of the Ó-hill, and walk again on the main street of Magyarszombatfa. We can take a short detour, and visit the Magyarszombatfa Potter House.
Following our way, we go along the main road to Gödörháza. We get to the Belfry of Gödörháza via the bridge, and the K signs lead us soon to Velemér. We can see the country house on the main street of the village. Then we can stop by Éva David, where we can see beautiful ceramics along with very nice hospitality. Following the K signs, we turn right to the Light Temple of Velemér. Take the time to see the unique Árpád Age Church! The continuation of the K signs is to be found next to the war memorial at the cemetery. Going along these signs to the east we reach Szentgyörgyvölgy. On the main street of the village, after we turn left (K) the pub, we find the Reformed Church of Szentgyörgyvölgy. It is worth looking at the beautiful, painted, wooden ceiling of the church. From here we continue to the left along the K signpost, and walking next to the Kógyár, we get to Felsőszenterzsébet on a gravel road. In the village we turn left to the K + sign, and through Péter Hill we get back to Magyarföld, the starting point of our tour.

Belső-Őrség Adventure

Lugos Valley Tour

The tour starts at 22nd km of the road stretching between Őriszentpéter and Ivánc. We can walk on a good quality, gravelly forest path, far from the noise of cars, in a romantic setting.
After a winding, sloping section, we reach Creek Lugos, and after we cross it, immediately turn right onto the national K-tour path. And what do we find? Beautiful, untouched creek bed, diverse forests, oxygen-rich, clean air, shady road sections, everything you might want for a hiker. Follow K until the gravel road narrows and then ends. From there, K goes straight, but we turn left on the grassy side towards the hilltop. This is the hardest part of the tour! From the hilltop you can see the valley of the River Raba. Wonderful sight! Once again we reach a gravel road and we turn left, then go straight to the next major intersection of the road to the bottom of the hill. Meanwhile, we are in beech, oak, pine forests. During the vegetation period it is surrounded by the sea of ferns.
Arriving into the valley, at the intersection of forest roads, we will see the K sign again, on which we continue to the left. Pay attention to the boundaries of the increasingly protected area where entry is forbidden! For more information, visit the Őrség National Park.
We continue straight on the K sign to the bridge of the Lugos stream. Meanwhile, we will have an eye-catching sight. There are several hundred-year-old oak trees in the middle of a beautiful meadow. It looks as if they were talking to each other. Our path is slowly reaching the end. At the bridge, turn right and then continue straight towards the hilltop, the starting point of our tour.

Lugos Valley Tour

Tour to the Lispeszentadorján Lookout Tower

We start our hiking walk in the small village of Lispeszentadorjan, in a beautiful valley in the Zala Hills. We start from the Cycling and Active Tourism Centre (Kossuth Street 44.). From here we can see the lookout tower, our destination on the opposite hilltop. Let's go right in Kossuth Street, along the P signs. After about 300 metres we turn left, where the wooden board and P∆ signify the way to the lookout tower. We go on a narrow, overgrown dirt road. There is a narrow forest strip on both sides on a steep slope alongside the houses. Meadows, pastures and a beautiful panorama awaits us. We go straight ahead and turn left. From here we see the top of the lookout tower. Let's go straight ahead, then turning right, the lookout tower is almost at your fingertips. Climb up, enjoy the spectacular view of the unspoilt hills, the surroundings of Lispeszentadorja, the meadows, the vineyards, and the hills around Varazsd. The information boards around the lookout tower show the plants and animals of the area. We can return with a lot of useful information from our hiking trip. Go backwards, along the well-known road, on which we have just reached the lookout tower. Coming back to the parking lot, before we go home, let's take a last look at the opposite hill we have just climbed.

Tour to the Lispeszentadorján Lookout Tower

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