Eastern Hungary - Nógrá...
March 3, 2011 -
A journey of about 100kms starting and finishing in Eger.
From the main road number 25 that runs through Eger take the turn for
Sirok (road number 24). After a few hundred metres you are out of town
and hitting open countryside. Not much in the way of straights but plenty
of bends. The next village is Egerbakta. This is where things get interesting
as when you leave here you start climbing through the forest with some good
twisties both up and downhill. When you reach Sirok follow the signs for
the castle (to the right from the centre of the village). From the castle
you have amazing 360* views of the Matra and Bukk mountains and the
Tatras in Slovakia.
Return to rod number 24 and continue on through Resck and Parad.
The road here is very flat but again very twisty. In Paradsasvar
the road takes a sharp turn to the left and you are once again
climbing through the forest on a really fun twisty road, very
popular with bikers in the summer. Once at the top in Matrahaza) there
is a large car park to the right with several huts selling trinkets
and food/drinks, a great place fro a brief stop. From here there is
a road to the left which takes you to Kékestetó, the highest point in
Hungary. There is a tall tower which can be accessed to give fantastic views all around.
Back to road number 24 and continue along, you'll be heading down for several kms with many more bends into Gyöngyös. At the very end of the road you reach road number 3. Turn left here and head in the direction of Eger. After about 3kms there is a small turning to the left signed "Abasar". Take this road and stay on it. This is a flatter, but not flat road running along the foot of the Matra mountains heading through Abasar,Markaz, Domozlo, Kisnana and into Verpelet.All very traditional Hungarian villages. In Veprelet there is a turning to the left signed "Eger", take this road, a mix of up and downhill, straights and bends, through Egerszalok and back to the main road number 25 in Eger about 1 1/2 kms from your start point.
Please note that the speed limit is 50kph in towns and villages and 90kph out of town. The drink drive limit is ZERO!! There are very few Police around but there are a couple of bike cops that ride between Eger and Kekes during the summer. There are NO fixed speed cameras but very occasionally there is an unmarked car with speed gun near Eger but I've only seen this a handful of times in 3 years.