Hungary is a popular destination for walkers who can enjoy the beautiful trails through lovely countryside. With 9 National Parks and Nature Parks, over 11,000 km of marked tourist paths Hungary has so much to offer the serious walker. Most tourists visit the capital city of Budapest on a weekend city break and care to ignore the beautiful countryside that lies just a few miles from the city centre. Lake Balaton is a definite must visit place. With wonderful sunsets, vineyards, volcanic plugs, meadows, forests and ravines. Hungary has a very diverse natural landscape. Ranging from unspoilt marshland, steppes, bogs, river flats, pastures through to forests and meadows the countryside is populated by a fascinating mix of flora and fauna typical of the region.