Naszály Hill Hiking
The stand alone Naszály Hill dominates the view above the town of Vác at the River Danube. Its characteristic western slope marred by limestone quarrying is possible to see from a long distance. Starting from the visitor centre of the regional forest company, our route takes along the northern foot of the hill. Following the attractive valley of a creek, it passes across attractive wildflower meadows, with playful man-made features of a nature trail enhancing the experience. The path turns upwards then, ascending through forested slopes. Arriving to the hilltop, you can enjoy a superb panorama of the surrounding countryside. With a gradual descent, the route takes to the peaceful village of Kosd, from where a local bus will provide access to Vác.
From Vác, there are regular trains connecting back to Budapest. For those who wish to discover the town (highly recommended!), there will be an optional sightseeing walk, visiting the attractive historic centre.
Length of hike: 12.5 km (8 miles)
Level of physical difficulty: medium, with some challenge
Most of the route goes on the flat valley floor and downhills, but there is also a challenging long ascent to the hilltop through rocky paths.
Scheduled return: From Vác, a short train ride takes back to the capital, arriving at 4 pm to Western Railway Station (Nyugati pályaudvar) in Budapest. If you choose the sightseeing option, the scheduled arrival will be between 5 to 6 pm to Budapest.
- Wear boots or proper shoes for hiking.
- Bring a lunch pack and sufficient drink with you.
- There will be no toilet facilities available during the hike.
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