Keszthely Mountains

The characteristic bedrock of the forested, area is dolomite. On this bedrock typical for the Transdanubian Mountains, the flora and fauna are determined by the special ecological conditions.
One the thin soil of the steep dolomite ridges and slopes, we find steppe-like vegetation. Scrub forests of tomentose oak and sumac cover large areas in the mountains, especially on the southern slopes and ridges. In these forests there are many orchids, Seseli leucospermum, and the evergreen dwarf shrub, the butcher's broom. From the latter great stands can be found in the undergrowth of the slopes of the Ederics Hill. The most precious botanical rarity of this hill is the Doronicum orientale living in the beech groves of Sipos-torok. This is the northern border of the habitat of this composite flower. In other places it can only be found in the Mecsek and the Tolna Hills in Hungary.

                      

Keszthely Mountains, map - magnifiy

From among the geological values the rock niches, cliff formations, and gorges should be mentioned, as well as the caves. Some of them are still under exploration, and in Csodabogyós Cave also dripstones occur. Caving tours are organised for visitors during the whole year. If you are interested in discovering this beautiful underground world, please read more about the caving tours here.
On the northern part of the area the volcanic group of the Tátika and Kovácsi Hills can be found. The Tátika Hill was created by two volcanic eruptions. Its lower cone is covered by an aboriginal beech grove mixed with 200-210 years old hornbeam and sessile oak trees.

Guided tour can be requested for groups.
During the tour the geological and cultural heritage, flora and fauna of the area is interpreted by our professional guide.

Guidance fee of a cca. 3 hours long, hiking nature tour for groups:
In a foreign language: 1,200 HUF/person and minimum 32,000 HUF/group (max. 30 people)
Guidance fee of tours longer than 3 hours:
In a foreign language:
+ 10,000 HUF/group/hour

Guidance fee for schoolgroups:
Guidance fee of a cca. 3 hours long, hiking nature tour:
In a foreign language: 900 HUF/person and minimum 23,500 HUF/group (max. 30 people)
Guidance fee of tours longer than 3 hours:
In a foreign language: + 10,000 HUF/group/hour 

Please wear appropriate hiking clothes and shoes for the tour.
Participation in the guided tours is under your own responsibility.

Prior arrangement of the date and itinerary and prior booking of the guided tour is needed at least two weeks before the guided tour!
Booking form: download


To arrange your guided tour, please contact
:
Anna Knauer, E-mail: knauer@bfnp.hu Tel.: +36-87/555-281


Further information:
Balaton Uplands National Park Directorate

Adress: 8229 Csopak, Kossuth u. 16.
Fax: +36-87/555-261
E-mail: bfnp@bfnp.hu