"A wonderful valley where we’ve been going since childhood, and where we always keep returning!"
Dr Odett Halmosi Rokaj and Norbert Rokaj
"This sight speaks for itself."
Zsuzsa Balogh and Ferenc Banka
“One of Hungary’s most beautiful natural treasures.”
Szilvásvárad and the Szalajka Valley bring hiking to mind. Unsurprisingly, since the fresh air, the idyllic nature and a long walk in the peaceful forest can be resurrecting.
Hungary’s first adventure park is also linked with Szilvásvárad. The park is situated in the vicinity of Szilvásvárad, just outside the town, and can be a perfect choice for visitors seeking active leisure. Szilvásvárad is also the home of Hungary’s one and only single-tube bobsleigh track. On the forest track at the entrance of Szalajka Valley, the adventurous visitors can reach a speed of 40 km/h.
Huge parts of the Szalajka Valley can of course be explored by bike as well. The Szilvásvárad bike-rental company offers plenty of bikes to choose from if you have not got a cycle of your own. The Bükk Mountains and the area of Szilvásvárad offers nature-lovers some 200 km of exciting cycling routes. Close to the entrance of Szalajka Valley, just outside Szilvásvárad, visitors can take carriage rides. A ride in carriages in the fresh air can be particularly refreshing after a long excursion.
Almost 80% of the lands of Egererdő Inc. is a game management area and the forest officers of the company also operate three wildlife parks. The forests and hillsides around Szilvásvárad provide an ideal habitat for the big game of Hungary. Visitors to Szilvásvárad can mainly hunt boar, red deer, roe-deer and mouflon.
The trout farmed in the Szalajka Valley have a widespread reputation of high quality and delicious flavour. The smoked and roasted, the locally farmed trout is a delicacy on the menu of the best restaurants. The secret of the Szilvásvárad trout is tradition, devotion and enthusiasm.
In addition, Szilvásvárad and its vicinity offer numerous other sites and programmes that are ideal for team building sessions. Whether a daytime or a night excursion, laser tag game or horse-riding, the picturesque environment and the fresh air will bring together any group.