- Name National Blue Trail (OKT)
- Distance de sentier 1,128 km, 701 milles
- Durée en jours 57 jours
- Début de sentier Irottkoe
- Fin de sentier Hollohaza
- Classement Traildino MW, Marche modérée, sentier de randonnée
- Classement Traversée de montagne T1, Randonnée
1128 km. Irottkoe Mountain and Köszeg (on the border with Austria) to Hollóháza village (on the border with Slowakia).
The National Blue Trail is a very old trail - more than 70 years old! - and is the pride of the country. It traverses the northern, hilly, part of Hungary. But it also touches upon lake Balaton. In later years, the trail was extended to the border with Austria. Nowadays you can walk from the Austrian border - Köszeg - to the little village of Hollóháza near the border with Slovakia. This trail is used by the E4, the European Long Distance path that connects Morocco to Turkey, more or less (Tarifa - Cyprus).
Actually, it is possible to make a circular tour. The western end of the National Blue Trail is connected to the South Transdanubian Blue Trail, which explores the south and west of Hungary. And on the eastern side of the National Blue Trail, drop off at the village of Sátoraljaújhely (some 60 km before the end of the National Blue Trail in Hollóháza), and continue south on the Blue Trail of the Plain, which explores the south and east of the country. These two other trails meet in Szekszárd, and by then you walked around Hungary!
The trail is excellently documented, and marked in the field (.. blue). If you like hiking and you plan to visit hungary, then here is your change to view the country and meet the people at a low pace.