For electric music lovers, I don’t even need to introduce the town of Zamárdi, since Balaton Sound, one of the biggest music festivals in Europe, takes place every summer here, on the southeastern coast of Lake Balaton. However, this little town is much more than just a host of the mentioned musical whirl. First of all, I think it’s important to pay attention to the neighbouring region, as beyond the fact that, for example, Siófok, the Hungarian Ibiza, is only a stone’s throw away from here, it’s generally a brilliant tourist paradise indeed. Including Zamárdi, there are multiple charming lakeside towns nearby in a relatively small area, to where hundreds of thousands of tourists come to replenish year by year. But let’s get back to Zamárdi and its wide selection of opportunities for leisure activities. In this article, I would like to show you my two favourites. Here lies Forgó Ring, one of the foremost go-kart tracks in Hungary, where you can test your car racing talent and skills. But here, you can also find one of the best adventure parks in the country. So, let’s take a closer look at both of them!
Previously, I already introduced you to my country’s most essential venues for car racers. Nevertheless, my best ever hobby racing experience is related to Zamárdi’s amazingly cool go-kart track, called Forgó Ring. They have the most professional machines I have ever seen – all of them operating with Honda engines. As for the venue, it excels in several different regards, including the asphalt’s quality, the track’s elaboration and the whole environment. If we take into consideration that Forgó Ring is only a 550-meter-long medium-sized racing venue, we can claim that it’s an impeccable one. Most of the bends are tilted, and we can keep track of our results round by round thanks to a huge electric screen and two further monitors. At the end of the race, we receive our own and our competitor’s results in the printed form. So, beyond all the photos and videos, we can take another memory home with us. Since there is a mobile stand next to the track, all the family members who are not involved can follow the events from above. However, there are also smaller go-karts for children. Thus it can frankly be an unforgettable experience for the entire family.
Well, I don’t even know where to start, as Zamárdi Adventure Park offers so many experiences and excitements. Starting with the never-ending sloping tracks, we also have a chance to try out several different kinds of skill tracks made for each age group. Besides, there is an artificial pond with the shape of Lake Balaton, in which we can give a go to water dodgems – with a water gun in our hands. One of the main attractions is a 15-meter-high jump wall, where only the bravest ones will appear to prove their aptitude. For children and their parents, there is a cute little steam train with a two-kilometer-long track. As it reaches up only to our waist, it’s the absolute favourite of the little ones. The whole adventure park, by the way, is stretching within 35000 square meters of the grove. Therefore, it can be a proper leisure activity both for your body and soul. Other games like so-called water ball, water roller and a maze only make the whole program complete. In Zamárdi Adventure Park, there are really countless opportunities to test your skills and just to have fun care-freely.
Including but not limited to Forgó Ring and the Adventure Park, Zamárdi, in my personal opinion, is a truly worthy place to visit, where you will not only be able to test your car racing talent and skills but will find dozens of other options to enjoy your summer time. Even though it will always remain the best-known by Balaton Sound Music Festival, those who give this charming lakeside town a chance will not get disappointed. I have no doubts about it. Probably the last major recommendation I could provide you with is that Szántód is the neighbouring settlement next to Zamárdi, where you can hop on a ferry and go across the lake to dock in Tihany, the realm of lavenders. Have fun!
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