Around Lake Tisza by bike

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It has been a habit for hobby bikers to go around the various Hungarian lakes for quite a few years. Among others, Lake Tisza, Lake Velence, Lake Balaton, and Lake Fertő are all popular destinations.

One such event, the Tisza Lake Tour of one of the multinational networks, has stirred the imaginations of countless cyclists for the second time. The hikers gathered at the event center in Tiszafüred were once again in for a captivating bike experience.

The organizer Vuelta Sports Office, encouraged by the success of the Tour de Balaton with a similar profile, launched its autumn tour around the lake in 2021, which took place for the second time this year.

On a chilly Saturday morning on September 24th, with a participation rate of 93 percent, almost a thousand cyclists arrived, ready to start at the Morotva bicycle park in Tiszafüred. This time, the hikers were able to set off on two different distances: the participants of the family tour had 35 kilometers to Poroszló and back, while the participants of the lake tour could reach the finish line after 65 kilometers, bypassing the entire standing water. This time, the route included the most important tourist attractions of the region, including the bicycle bridge connecting Poroszló and Tiszafüred, which won the title of Bicycle Route of the Year in 2021, the Lake Tisza Ecocentre, Sarud’s Experience Village, the Kisköre lookout, and an unprecedented construction in the country, the “fish-barrage”.

At the organizers’ tents, there was a cycling skill course, Kinesio tape treatment, and a Highway code game, while at the Ronald McDonald Children’s Aid Foundation, a coloring corner. The event was also boosted by the visits of additional exhibitors and supporters, for example, there was an opportunity to test bicycles or even taste salads. In the afternoon participants could win valuable gifts.

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