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Denes Kiss

Denes Kiss is not only an enthusiastic and skilful motorcyclist, he is also the leader of The Hungarian Ténére Owners’ Club which was founded in 2004. He has ridden throughout the whole of Hungary on his 2010 Ténéré 660 and now organises off pavement trips in his country for trailriders, no matter their experience level. His training skills are outstanding which invaluable.

His passion for motorbikes started with his father who had been riding since an early age. Denes learnt a lot from him.

As he lives in the Southern part of Hungary, where the Great Plains are covered mostly by sand, he had to quickly learn how to ride on it safely. After a while, he didn’t simply get used to but took a liking for it. Over the years he became a real expert in this field – to the extent that he earned the nickname of “The Knight of the Sand”!

His motto is: “Never ride onroad as it’s dangerous, so let’s go offroad! I know a shorter way there!”


The trail has been put up by country based volunteers. The accuracy of the trail is not guaranteed, nor are the GPS co-ordinates. We do not represent or warrant that materials in the site or the services are accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free. We cannot represent or warrant that the site or its servers are free of viruses or other harmful components. If you stray onto private land, apologise and get back onto the byway or trail. These trails can be shut or permanently closed at short notice under local law. Do not ride trails beyond your capability. If unsure, get off your bike and walk the trail first. Trail riding alone, especially on trails you do not know is really unwise. Wear the proper safety kit. Many country trails are rarely maintained. You will find ruts, holes, floods, treacherous surfaces and the occasional booby trap hazard deliberately placed by people who do not like motorcycles using trails. When you use the trails, you are on your own. You exercise your judgement in your own skills and your own navigation. All we can do is show you where some of the trails are, but this can change at a moment’s notice.

Practical tips for trails you do not know;

  1.  Ride in at least a pair. If you fall with a motorcycle pinning you down to cold and damp earth, in the Europe we do not have to worry about being eaten by exotic carnivores (usually!) but exposure, hypothermia and shock can do a very effective job of killing you. Do not rely on the trails having a regular through flow of users to come to your aid
  2. If your riding companion cannot pick your bike up off you then get a lighter bike, a stronger riding companion or ride in a bigger group
  3. Trails can vary immensely. A vehicular right of way can be a rocky or muddy scramble
  4. Adventure bikes – especially on adventure tyres – can struggle with some trails. Do not just bowl into trails because they are on a map – they can be horribly technical and totally unsuitable for even fairly competent riders on light machines or experienced riders on bigger machines
  5. Stop for horses and kill your engines to let equestrians pass. A horse spooking at a bike revving will be likely to result in criminal charges if the police get involved and a motorcycle is a lot easier to control than a horse
  6. On the trails there will be free running dogs. Do your best to be nice to them
  7. Mobile phone coverage can be patchy on the trails. Do not rely on calling an ambulance – if you’ve got stuck, the emergency services are going to get just as stuck trying to retrieve you. That is if you can raise them by telephone
  8. Finally, obey the golden rule, which is don’t be a dick by unnecessarily annoying other country side users or letting ego outstrip talent.


It depends on your abilities but as an estimate of minimum times:
For beginners:
Section 1: 3-4 days
Section 2: 3 days
For advanced riders:
Section 1: 2-3 days
Section 2: 2-3 days
At any time when the sun is shining...
Possible wet months: March, April, June, and from October to February
July and August are very dry and can be extremely hot. Be careful and take enough drinking water with you!! (if need be divert from the off pavement track to the road to buy a glass of water!)
From Serbia: Ásotthalom / Backi Vinogradi
To Slovakia: Somoskőújfalu / Siatorská Bukovinka To Romania: Csengersima / Petea

Some people speak German or English.
Hungarian Forint (HuF) but Euros are also accepted at some places such as hypermarkets, petrol stations and hotels (although the exchange rate can be very poor)

Visa/Mastercard/Amex/etc credit and debit cards are accepted.
European 112

Direct (in Hungarian language only):
104 Ambulance (emergency rescue)
105 Fire department
107 Police
It is permitted to spend one day (24 hours) in one place unless it is private property.
You can ride on on- and off-pavement roads - the surface is irrelevant. International traffic signs as well as gates and barriers are used to prohibit entry. Please respect them.

A number plate is compulsory on off-pavement tracks.

These areas are restricted: “Fokozottan Védett Természeti Terület” (“Highly Protected Natural Area”) , Természetvédelmi Terület (“Nature Reserve”) and “Natura 2000” areas.

Natura 2000 - You must not leave the road inside forests by motorbike - only by foot! The penalty can be 1,000 Eur / 300,000 HuF.

You may come across armed National Park guards on some of the routes. They are not keen on trail-riders. Be polite, friendly, confident and persuasive!


Linking the neighbouring countries of Slovakia, Serbia and Romania, the TET Hungary crosses the Great Hungarian Plain - the Puszta. Lovers of sand riding and vistas will revel in the trails. Fields of paprika, irrigation canals and horses are memorable features. Wild nature and castles your company.


The cuisine is special - very tasty! We use lots of spices. Traditional meals: gulyas, (like a stew, soup), halaszle (fish soup with hungarian paprika), turos csusza (pasta with farm cheese, sour creme and smoked-roasted fat (spec/hungarian bacon), stuffed cabbage,. As always, home cooking is the best!