National Blue Trail website
You have a lot of questions, but I try answer all of them.
"What part of trail would you recommend?"
Difficult question! What do you like? The higher mountains or the small hills? The forests or the open fields? Would you like to stay in the vicinity of the civilisations, or go in the deep forests? And finally: how much hiking experiences do you have?
"Is it safe for women alone?"
There is no absolute safely thing! But the hike on the Blue Trail is not more dangerous for a lonely woman, than for a lonely man.
"And do I have to book places to sleep in advance? Is August busy time or sleeping arrangements shouldn’t be a problem?"
Yes, you need to book the accommodations in May or June. July and August is the main season of the vacation of Hungarian families. Guesthouses are crowded in that time.
Could you write a mail for me? I think, I can help you only in that case, if you tell me more about your experiences and plan.
My e-mail address:
I’m planning to spend 8 days hiking the Blue Trail ( ~ 20 km a day) this August. Landing in Budapest, take a bus/train to start point , hike and after 8 days take bus/train back to Budapest. What part of trail would you recommend ? Is it safe for women alone? And do I have to book places to sleep in advance? Is August busy time or sleeping arrangements shouldn’t be a problem?
Thanks a lot!!!!
I have got the answer from the TuristaShop, unfortunately they don't send books to foreign addresses! Please, write me your postal address in an e-mail (my e-mail address is on the bottom of every pages on the website) and I will send you a piece of stamp book next week!
I don't think, you will be able to buy a stamp book in Kosice or in Encs! But I have written a mail to the TuristaShop, they are the book distributor of the Hungarian Hikers' Association on the Internet. I hope, they will answer soon. If their answer will be negative, I will send you a piece of stamp book!
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I'll be starting from Encs and am hoping to finish in four days.
It appears that I can't order the stamp book online to be delivered to Slovakia, is that right? Will I be able to find it in Encs? Or maybe in Kosice?
I think, February perhaps not the best time to walk on the Blue Trail, but you can try it! This time is the end of the winter, the temperature is often above 0 Celsius degree, the snow melts and the dirt roads will be very muddy across the fields! So I recommend to you hike among mountains, 7 days are enough long time for the hike through the whole Zemplén Mountains, it is the last section of the Blue Trail and it is in the vicinity of Kosice. You can start from Forró-Encs railway station. Another recommendation to hike in the Bükk and/or Mátra Mountains.
Thank you for the excellent website about the National Blue Trail.
I’m currently living in Kosice and have some free time in February.
I was hoping you could give me a recommendation about which part of the trail I should do?
Averaging 15 km a day (I can easily do 25 km in a day, but I’ve never hiked for more than two days in a row before)
Starting from Hidasnemeti, Forro-Encs, Szikszo, Miskolc Tiszai pu, Füzesabony or Budapest train station?
All the best
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I see, you are from Austria. So I think, rather the plains are interesting for you, because the mountains are boring already!
I think, the section between Szeleste and Sárvár is the most monotone part of the Blue Trail! Are you planning a longer hike on this trail? I think, the Hungarian hilly counties are more beautiful for an Austrian hiker, too!
I don't know, who were those three hiker ladies, but I also thank their help!
|Message||Have been back on the Blue Trail this week - did the section from Sarvar to Szeleste. Very nice scenery, fabulous weather conditions and - thanks to the excellent marking of the trail - we never got lost.|
Another thanks to the three female hikers, who showed us how and where to find the stamps for the travel book! Their hint was very helpful!