Sport and Active Tourism in Eger and Its Surroundings
The County of Heves lies in a transitionary land where the Great Plain and the Highlands meet. It is bordered on the south-east by the River Tisza which meanders through the countryside, and on the north by the rocky peaks of the Mátra Mountains and the Bükk Mountains. Only few of the Hungarian counties can boast with such a varied landscape and such large stock of games as the County of Heves. The diverse stock of games of the plains, gentle hills, forests and pine forests offers a wonderful opportunity for those engaged in hunting.
Information on Hunting:
County Chamber of Hunting
3300 Eger, Dr. Hibay K. Street 12.
Horse Riding, Schools for Horse Riding in Heves County
The Hungarian breeding farm of the Lippizan stud, founded in 1480, can be found in Szilvásvárad. The Bükk-plateau provides for them a natural environment similar to that of the mountains surrounding Trieste.
Horse Riding Is Available at:
Egedhegy Lippizan stud-farm
3300 Eger, (Next to the road leading to Noszvaj)
3342 Felsotárkány, Napsugár Lane 6.
Mihók Ménes Stud-farm
3326 Ostoros, Hunyadi Street 66.
3348 Szilvásvárad, Egri Road 16.
Kovács Péter Riding-school
3348 Szilvásvárad, Egri Road 62.
Málik János, Adriáno Plc.
3348 Szilvásvárad, Kossuth Street 10.
Siglavy - XII.
Equestrian Sport Association
Csapó Sport Horse-Stable and Holiday Home
3343 Bekölce, Béke Street 252.
3325 Noszvaj, Szomolyai Street 4.
Diana Horse Farm-yard
2231 Gyöngyössolymos, Dózsa György Street 48.
3244 Parádfürdo, Kossuth Street 21.
Dr. Fehér András
3214 Nagyréde, Bartók B. Street 17.
3231 Gyöngyössolymos, Jókai Street 39.
Horse Farm-yard, Nagy Imre
Junction at Gyöngyösoroszi
Address for Correspondence: 3200 Gyöngyös, Seregély Street 26.
Cycling - Bike Tours
Those interested in biking can choose from at least fifty different routes. The bike tours lead us through the Bükk Mountains. We get help for these tours from the book titled "Kalandozások Heves megyében" ("Adventures in Heves County"), which has been published in English, German, Hungarian and Dutch.
Mountain Bike Rental and Tour Guides
3348 Szilvásvárad, Szalajka - Valley
In winter, when the land is covered with snow and the landscape is clad in white, comes the time for sledging, skiing and it seems that all of a sudden everybody is in jocular spirits. The best ski-slopes can be found in the Mátra Mountains: at Kékesteto the most popular 'western' slope is 2.2 kms long, the ski-slope at Galyateto is 690 metres, the one in Mátraszentimre is 340 metres and the one in Mátraszentistván is 540 metres long, and on each slope ski-lifts make the task of skiers easier. A number of maintained forest paths are suitable for cross-country skiing and ski-tours.
At the Tisza-lake almost all water-sports can be pursued in perfect conditions according to one's liking and taste: windsurfing, boating, kayaking, jet-skiing or water-biking.
Enormous-sized fish live in our lakes- catching them is a matter of expertise, skillfullness and a bit of luck. Recommended waters for fishing: Tisza-lake, Storage-lake at Egerszalók, Storage-lake at Markaz and the lake at Verpelét