Stage 08: Lutzmannsburg - Köszeg


Stage 08: Lutzmannsburg - Köszeg

Stage description

From typical Hungarian villages to Köszeg, a picturesque small town at the foot of the Írottkő - Geschriebenstein Nature Park

This stage starts at the church in the center of Lutzmannsburg. You follow Schulgasse for about 200 m (the same as on the previous stage) to the south and then turn into Florianigasse. At the next junction, turn right into Weinbergstraße, cross the stream and then left into the small asphalt road, which is also used by the thermal cycle path. Follow this path just like the cycle path - once you turn left at a fork - to the Sonnentherme Lutzmannsburg.

Now turn right and follow the Iron Curtain Trail to the Austro-Hungarian border. Cross the border and continue along the road to Zsira. Just after the beginning of the village turn right into a cycle path. Follow this narrow cycle path out of the village until you reach a small crossroads: Now turn right and continue along the small cycle path through the fields until you reach the village of Répcevis.

In Repcevis, walk parallel to the main road and then turn right into the village. In front of an old house turn left and go up past the church. Continue along field paths through fields and at a dirt road junction turn left back to the main road. Follow this road to the right for about 400 m to the end of an avenue. At a marterl turn left into a field path. At the next junction turn right into an inconspicuous field path and follow it to a forest. Continue straight on along country lanes until you reach your first houses. Here you turn left into another field path and hike to a small asphalt road at other houses. This road goes down to the right to a small park with pond and playground (you are in Peresznye).

From here left onto the footpath and through the forest on a very nice path up to a church (from here parallel marked as "Alpannonia"). Continue straight ahead following the markings and at a crossroads choose the path that leads straight ahead. This will take you to the village of Kiszsdidány.

Follow the road for about 100 m and turn left into a small road. After another 400 m, just before the end of the houses, turn right and walk along a beautiful path along the edge of the forest. Where another path leads steeply up to the left (Alpannonia markings) you go straight ahead and soon reach the village again. Shortly you follow a short left-right passage and hike straight on until you reach the big passage road. 10 m to the right the small asphalt road starts to Ólmod - you follow this road for a longer time until you reach this nice village.

Continue through Ólmod until the road becomes a gravel road. This gravel road, at one point choosing the right path, you walk through beautiful forest in a large left turn to the main road leading to Austria. Cross this road and continue until you reach the town Köszeg. Turn left at a park, cross the park and then follow the signs to the right through Kiss János ulica into the beautiful old town of Köszeg. Your actual destination is Jurisics Square (Jurisics tér).

Difficulty: easy
Duration: 6 hrs
Length: 23,6 km
Ascent: 182 m
Descent: 106 m