Active experiences in the Sopron Region
Our region also offers various exciting programs for those looking for active experiences.
Várisi promenade, forest gym - Adventure park
While hiking in the Sopron Park Forest, you can learn about nature with the help of several lookouts and nature trails. The Várisi promenade (3.3 km) also serves as a study trail, it briefly presents the famous values of Sopron and its surroundings with photos. The first gymnasium in the country was established here. Some forest gymnastics equipment was also installed at nearly 30 of the stations. You will also find boards with recommendations for exercises.
Even more active and exciting exercises are offered by our Adventure Park, located in Lőverek, Sopron, on the road to the Károly Lookout. Huge trees, fresh forest air, 120 sweaty but conquerable obstacles await you.
Cycling along the Fertő shore - Route: Sopron, Deák square - Sopronkőhida - Fertőrákos - Sopron-Balf - Fertőboz - Nagycenk - Kópháza - Harka - Sopron, Deák square
Sopron and the shores of Lake Neusiedl (Fertő) are also worth exploring by bike. Whether you use your own bike or rent one on-site, you will enjoy the cultural and natural beauties of the Sopron region.
When selecting the route, you will have several options regarding the length and the theme, but today, we will follow a route to the past and head to Fertőd, to the Esterházy Castle. From Sopron, the road leads through Tómalom, where you can swim in the water of the lake. Leaving Tómalom, we reach the World Heritage site. In Fertőrákos you can see the Mithras Shrine and the Quarry. Arriving in Fertőboz, don’t miss the magnificent view from the Gloriette Lookout.
In Hegykő, at the Emboidery House and in Fertőszéplak, at the Country Houses, it is worth stopping to learn about the folk customs of the Fertő area. Continuing on to Fertőd, you will be greeted by the splendour of aristocratic life at the Esterházy Palace. On the way, you can refresh yourself in the cosy restaurants of the Fertő shore.
Cyclamen educational trail - Lőver Swimming Pool
The Lőverek is a climatic health resort, and today, we will hike following the route of the Cyclamen nature trail enjoying the clean air. The first nature trail in the country starts at Hotel Lövér, passes the Deák fountain and continues in the direction of the Károly-elevation car park. The next stop is the Seven Beech Tree (Hét bükkfa) and the scenic Triple Spring (Hármas-forrás). Then, passing the early Iron Age burial mounds cemetery, the nature trail leads to the Castle Várhely Lookout Tower, which is located in the early Iron Age castle, surrounded by the highest ramparts in Hungary. A little further out, you will enjoy the picturesque sight of Sopronbánfalva, where the 8600 m long hiking trail containing 12 signs ends. On tourist maps, the nature trail is marked with a letter C in red, and in the forest, with a cyclamen.
At the end of the day, the modern Lőver Swimming Pool offers active relaxation with several pools, saunas, a jacuzzi and a fitness room.
Canoeing - Bird watching - Buggy
Enjoying the beauty of nature at sunrise - if that’s how you start the day, you won’t mind getting up early!During the Canoe Tour, you are introduced to those areas that can be visited with a tour guide of the Fertő-Hanság National Park. These areas are a great representation of the vast and unspoilt reed beds, specially protected areas and wildlife of Lake Fertő. (It’s OK if you don’t want to get up early, as you can take this fantastic tour at sunset).
To complete the programme, you can also take part in a dawn Birdwatch. An experienced professional guide will show you the diversity and variety of the region.
During the day, you can rent a Buggy, a very exciting combination of exercise and extreme sports. What must it be like to have this 900cc 75hp engine kick-startsunder you? This is the feeling you have to try.