Lake Balaton, often referred to as “the Hungarian Sea,” is the largest lake in Central Europe. It is considered a top holiday spot for generations of Europeans because of its charming towns, spas, and beaches. The northern shore of the lake is mountainous and famous for its productive vineyards, while the south shore is flat and famous for its resorts. And don’t forget about the Hungarian wine and decadent cuisine that you can sample after a day’s cycling!
The Hungarian government has invested in the bicycle paths along Lake Balaton, so cycling in this region is very accessible. The dedicated cycle lanes are well marked, and the cycle routes are characterized by gentle rises or flat terrain on the safe and quiet paths. Summer is a great time to visit – temperatures are warm, making a swim in the clear, blue lake very pleasant.