Bikás Park
Bikás Park

Bad weather is no longer an excuse to avoid putting on your running shoes again and going for a jog or stroll to boost your physical and mental health. With less clothing, the sins of the cold season become visible. If you need to catch your breath after climbing stairs, it’s time to challenge your weaker half.

Whether you are a beginner, couch potato, occasional sportsman or active runner, Budapest offers numerous opportunities for jogging for everyone. The most popular spot is Margaret Island, also referred to lovingly as the “green lungs of Budapest”. You can call it the island of recreation and sports.

Margaret Island has a five-kilometre running track around the whole periphery. Bad weather is no longer an excuse to avoid putting on your running shoes again and going for a jog or stroll to boost your physical and mental health.

With less clothing, the sins of the cold season become visible. If you need to catch your breath after climbing stairs, it’s time to challenge your weaker half.

Whether you are a beginner, couch potato, occasional sportsman or active runner, Budapest offers numerous opportunities for jogging for everyone. The most popular spot is Margaret Island, also referred to lovingly as the “green lungs of Budapest”. You can call it the island of recreation and sports.
Margaret Island has a five-kilometre running track around the whole periphery. You can see runners here at any time of day, exercising and enjoying the view of the Danube on one side and nature on the other. If the island is too crowded for you, there are plenty of interesting alternatives in Budapest:

Bikás Park – the topic is sport

Bikás Park in District XI will make the hearts of sports lovers beat faster. The small but very modern park is surrounded by an 800-metre, circular, high-quality running track, and athletes can train outdoors here using fitness equipment for free. The park offers an ergometer, a pulldown machine, dips bars and a grip-pull bar. Furthermore, there are a basketball court, football court, table-tennis tables and a surface for roller-skating. In addition to the greenery, runners can enjoy a motivating, lively atmosphere: people of all ages use this place as a meeting point. Families with children relax at the playground while older people sit peacefully on benches, enjoying the lively scene. They often have a smile or even a cheering clap in store for joggers. The heart of the park is the central hill adorned by artwork titled “Monda” by István Kiss. You can walk up to see this bull statue, or just sit on the hillside and enjoy the green benefits of Buda.
How to get there: take the line M4 to the stop “Bikás Park“

Orczy Park – underestimated gem

This is the Pest counterpart of Bikás Park. It is an inner-city spot in District VIII not really known for its green surfaces but the park, also called Orczy Garden, has been transformed over the past few years, and the changes are still going on. New, modern buildings have been built around the park and new green surfaces have been established within the park. As you are running, you can observe that this is a highly frequented destination for families with children, especially the adventure playground and the small lake

Orczy Park
Orczy Park
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