In the morning, head to Abasár and visit one of the local wineries, then for something more active, attack the steep ascent up Sár Hill. The serpentine leads all the way through the vineyards. When you reach the first plateau, also covered with vineyards, you will see the St Anne Chapel in the distance on the ridge. It’s only when you get close to it that you can see there is a small lake behind, framing the building in a particularly beautiful way, with vineyards stretching as far as the eye can see and the houses of Abasár in the distance.
Descending on the other side of Sár Hill, make your way to Mátrafüred, from where you can continue to Gyöngyös by the Mátravasút narrow gauge railway, calling in at the Farkasmály cellar row on the way. Have lunch in Gyöngyös and then look around the town centre, visit the Church of St Bartholomew and the Mátra Museum.
After that, head to Gyöngyöspata, where you can first visit the 12th-century Catholic church and its unique work, the Jesse Altar, which depicts Jesus’s family tree. Finally, bid the wine district farewell with a wine tasting in a Gyöngyöspata winery.
Mátra Wine Disctrict
Explore Sirok Castle, have lunch in Gyöngyös and don’t miss Farkasmály’s cellar row!
Admire the panorama from the Galya Lookout Tower and explore the Hatvan Game Park on Szúnyog Island!