New cycle paths approved throughout Hungary

The project includes a path between Budapest and Lake Balaton and possible future plans for a cycle lane direct to Vienna

The Hungarian government has approved plans to implement cycle path development projects worth 30 billion HUF in major tourist regions, it has been announced.

The projects include developing a path connecting Budapest to Lake Balaton, in western Hungary, and further developing a path around the lake, Máriusz Révész confirmed.

Further projects include constructing the missing stretch of a path around Lake Tisza, in eastern Hungary, and a complex development of the Rajka-Dömös, Szentendre-Budapest, Dunakeszi-Budapest and Budapest-Érd-Százhalombatta sections of European cycling route network EuroVelo 6, he said.

The projects will be carried out with EU and Hungarian state funding and most of them are expected to be completed by 2018.

There have also been discussions held as to whether a cycle path should be built between Budapest and Vienna, some 250km away. Further elements of the plans are yet to be unveiled.