Bükkalja

This Bükkalja project has been carried out within the framework of a grant given by the Government of Hungary to licenced tour guides in the Hungarian countryside. The aim of the project is to support tour guides to discover a chosen region of Hungary, learn about it and publish descriptions and pho...

Although on our tours the focus is generally on the countryside, nature, charming villages and vineyards, we cannot talk about the Bükkalja without mentioning the main town of the area, Eger. Nestled among the vineyards of the Eger wine region, this historical settlement attracts visitors with its...

For all of our itineraries we recommend staying in Noszvaj, which has a good selection of accommodation in all price ranges and also has some cafés and restaurants. We can help you select accommodation according to your needs. Each itinerary focuses on something different, but of course we think the...

The Bükkalja has so much to offer to the visitors that we could write a book about it. In the previous blog posts I have covered different thematics, but there are a few topics that I did not want to force into any of them. So on this page I list a few places that are worth a visit if you are travel...

Bükkalja is an ideal destination for families with big and small children as well. The small villages are quiet and peaceful, while the surrounding hills and forests offer easy hikes, good places for a family picnic, and healthy, fresh air. The kids will enjoy so much running around freely on dirt r...

Wherever we travel, we are always looking for local artisans who are working hard to maintain old traditions. In the Bükkalja we have met some wonderful people who are creating artisan products in harmony with the gentle landscape of Bükkalja. On our tours we make sure you'll also meet some of them,...

Hungary has a great selection of accommodation in all price ranges, from hostels to 5 star luxury hotels, from apartments to boutique hotels. We personally prefer smaller, family run boutique hotels and alternative accommodations. In the Bükkalja we can offer you some really cool places for your ove...

Hungary is world famous for its thermal waters, and millions of people travel to Hungary to enjoy the healing and relaxing affects of these waters. There are about 1500 thermal springs throughout the country, and anywhere you go, you will find several wellness hotels, spas, thermal baths and swimmin...

The gastronomy of Bükkalja fits perfectly into the landscape. More and more people go back to their roots and prepare wonderful local products, just like their grandparents did. You can shop for sweet jams, spicy cheeses and smoked ham at the local farmers' markets, all prepared the traditional way....

Hungarian wine is not world famous, I usually did not find any in wine stores around the world. However, let me share my opinion with you. I have tasted lot of wine during my travels, from New Zealand to Bordeaux, from Tuscany to the Douro Valley, I have also taken several wine courses, so I am conf...

The Bükkalja is famous for its unique stone culture, due to its natural features. As a consequence of volcanic activity 10-20 million years ago, it is the largest area in Central Europe covered with volcanic rhyolite tuff and rhyodacite. Compared to other types of rocks, these can be easily carved a...

The landscape around the Bükkalja is typically Hungarian. Winding roads, rolling hills, green pastures, straw bales, patches of forests, wheat fields, orchards, valleys, creeks and quiet villages. It's best to visit during spring and summer when all is so freshly green and you will also see colourfu...

The Bükkalja Region is nestled between two big regions of Hungary, the Bükk Mountains and the Alföld (Great Plain). It’s a land of transition, because it can be found between one of the highest mountains of Hungary and a totally flat area. The name Bükkalja means „the foothills of the Bükk Mountains...