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Hungary

Your Linesman

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!”

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ROUTE INFO

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 BukovinkaTo Romania: Csengersima / Petea
Hungarian

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!

ROUTE OVERVIEW

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.

WHAT NOT TO MISS

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!

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