The Mecsek Mountains are a medium-sized mountain range located in southern Hungary, north of the city of Pécs. Its highest peak is Zengő at 682 meters, followed by Tubes at 612 meters. There are at least 20 protected plant species in Hungary that are found exclusively here. The mountain has around 2000 dolines and 100 caves, one of the longest cave is the Abaliget Cave on the shore of Lake Abaliget, which is also part of the route of our tour. The southern slopes of the Mecsek Mountains are home to the Pécs wine region, which is Hungary's warmest wine region with traditions dating back hundreds of years. The grape is even featured in the coat of arms of Baranya County.
Váralja, Youth Camp - Óbánya - Kisújbánya - Réka-hut - Bodzás-valley check point - Püspökszentlászló – Zobákpuszta
Elevation gain: 870 m | Elevation loss: 711 m
You have the option to take a detour on the red trail to the top of Zengő (the highest point of Mecsek mountains), where a virtual checkpoint and a dazzling view await. Choose this route if you are an experienced hiker and don't mind a steep route with a large elevation gain in a short distance. You can get an extra stamp for your Hiking pass. Verification at the top is done individually by scanning your own QR code or by taking a selfie as proof. The length of the detour is 4.3 km, the detour will add only 1 km to the normal route, but an extra 255 m elevation. Please note that there is no ribbon marking on this section!
The red line is the elevation profile of the detour
Zobákpuszta - Köves-top view point- József-háza, check point - Budafa – Sikonda holiday park
Elevation gain: 635 m | Elevation loss: 793 m
Sikonda holiday park- Czifra Mill – Melegmány-valley - Keresztkunyhó, check point - Büdöskúti bungalow - Abaliget
Elevation gain: 847 m | Elevation loss: 836 m
You have the option to take a detour on the red trail to the top of the Tubes, where a virtual checkpoint and again a lookout point for the city of Pécs await you. Choose this route if you are an experienced hiker and if you are good to add 4 kilometers and an additional 200 meters in elevation to your day. You can get an extra stamp for your Hiking Pass here. Verification at the top is done individually by scanning your own QR code or by taking a selfie as proof. The detour will add 4 km to the normal route, and an extra 208 m elevation. Please note that there is no ribbon marking on this section!
Abaliget - Petőczpuszta - Babás szerkövek - Jakab-hegy - Nagy-gödör, check point - Sárkány-szakadék - Orfűi-tó - Panoráma Camping, Finish
Elevation gain: 789 m | Elevation loss: 810 m