Hungary is a predominantly rural country, one-fifth covered in forests. The Great Plain, especially the area around Kecskemét and the Kiskunság National Park, offers some of the best horse-riding in Europe as well as fantastic horse-shows during the summer. It’s cheapest to select an independent horseriding operator (see Kecskemét).
Cycling is very well provided for: Tourinform can provide cycling maps with recommended routes, and bikes can be rented in most towns at reasonable prices. Particularly scenic cycling routes can be found in the vineyard-covered hills around the Badacsony, where cycling routes run alongside the small winding roads. There are also plenty of hiking opportunities in Hungary; walks in the Badacsony region offer stunning views over Lake Balaton. Again Tourinform can provide maps and information.