Cycle route: Balatonboglár » Badacsony » Ferry » Fonyód » Balatonboglár

This cycle ride takes you from Balatonboglár, around the Western end of Lake Balaton and on to Badacsony. From Badacsony, the ferry may be taken to Fonyód or to Balatonboglár. If the ferry is taken to Fonyód the length of the ride is about 80kms, or if the ferry is taken directly to Balatonboglár the ride is about 72 kms long.

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Cycle route description

The cycle route from Balatonboglár to Balatonkeresztúr is along quiet side roads, then from Balatonkeresztúr there are dedicated cycle paths nearly all the way to Badacsony.

The ride from Balatonboglár to Balatonkeresztúr takes you through Fonyód, Balatonfenyves and Balatonmáriafürdö. The route is very quiet for most of the year as most of the properties close to the lake are holiday homes that are only occupied for a few weeks in the Summer and occasionally at weekends.

From Balatonkeresztúr, there is a cycle path that takes you past Balatonberény, Keszthely, Alsógyenes, Vonyarcvashegy, Balatongyörök, then up the hill through the middle of the golf course at Becehegy.

From the top of the hill, we turn right cycle on through Balatonederics and climb the incline to the Szigliget turn-off.

Here we have to decide whether to carry on directly to Badacsony through Badacsonytördemic and Badacsonylábdihegy or to make a detour through Szigliget.

 

The Szigliget route is a little longer but it is worth doing if you have the time. Sziglet is a pretty village with a museum, restaurant, cafes and some thatched houses. The Szigliget route takes you around a peninsula and back to the Balaton cycle route near the E71 junction at Badacsonytördemic.

At the E71 junction, we should cross over the junction and follow the hilly cycle route into Badacsony. The E71 main road into Badacsony is flat but it is much more dangerous with fast moving traffic passing cyclists very closely. The recommended route is the marked cycle above the main road.

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