source - original version of this page from WayBack machine (2001)
The 100 km distance has to be covered in 24 hours. The route follows marked tourist trails and paths in the Pilis and Gerecse hills.
Information in Hungarian (kinizsi.org - the official homepage)
Some of the links below are in Hungarian only; however, we believe it might be useful to have a look at them as well.
(qoute from the old site)
"Back in early 1980, some members of our mountain and long distance hiking club have read about a 100 km hike organised each year in the former Czechoslovakia. A hundred kilometres in the mountains in 24 hours? It sounded unbelievable, but we tried it, and succeeded.
Then came the idea to organise a similar hike in Hungary. Of course there were a lot of questions and doubts: Is the club able to organise it? Will the people be interested at all? Else, can we handle a very large number of participants? Shall we organise it in the spring or in the autumn?
The selection of the route was not easy either: it should preferably start from Budapest; it should not return to the start (walking 100 km and returning to the same point doesn't feel any good); it should be possible to quit the hike and return home after about 50 km; it should not go through many settlements and tarmac roads should also be avoided as much as possible; it should be exactly 100 km and so on.
After all, we found a route, and tried to make it in 24 hours. Our first attempt in the autumn of 1980 was not successful, mainly because we have lost our way several times due to the poor trail marking. But we have not given it up: next spring we have worked hard to improve the trail marking and made notes of the critical points. We tried it again - and made it in 23 hours and 59 minutes. The first Kinizsi 100 was then held in September 1981.
The Kinizsi 100 was the first long distance hike in Hungary. Since then, the popularity of this type of hiking has greatly increased, and long distance hikes ranging from 20 km to 250 km are organised almost every weekend throughout the year (see the Long Distance Hiking Calendar for Hungary - in Hungarian, but with many symbols). Although it still is one of the longest hikes, it is among the most popular ones (see the Statistics of the Kinizsi 100 in 1999).
There are usually a few participants from other countries as well. If these pages have made you interested, you are welcome to participate this year or any time in the future."
to the 32nd Kinizsi 100 long distance hike 25-26 May, 2013
The 'Gentian' mountain and long distance hiking division of the Kinizsi Ramblers' Club (Kinizsi TE 'Encián' Szakosztály) organises its traditional hike in three categories, in the Pilis and Gerecse hills.
|long distance||normal distance||training|
|Distance||100 km||38 km||27 km|
|Duration||24 hours||10 hours||7 hours|
|Registration fee||3000 HUF||500 HUF||500 HUF|
1 EURO = approx. 300 HUF (forint)
1 USD = approx. 230 HUF (forint)
Békásmegyer - (Víziorgona street - Kőbánya street) - Nagy-Kevély - Kevély-nyereg - Hosszúhegy - Pilis-nyereg - Kétágúhegy - Dorog, sorompó - Nagy-Gete - Horgásztó - Hegyes-kő - Mogyorósbánya - Őreg-kő, pihenő - Péliföldszentkereszt - Pusztamarót - Gerecse egyházi üdülő - Bányahegy - Koldusszállás - Kis-rét - Baji vadászház - Baj - Tata
in the start
25 May 2013, Budapest, Békásmegyer
K-100 6.45 - 8.00, continuously
K-40,K-25 7.30 - 8.30, continuously
The start can be accessed by the Budapest-Szentendre HÉV (suburban railway), from the Batthyány tér station of underground line 2 (Metro 2).
K-100 26. May, before 8.00 Tata, Club Hotel
K-40 25. May, before 18.30 Dorog, Molnár Pub
K-25 25. May, before 15.30 Pilis-nyereg
We request all participants wishing to register for the 100 km category to bring a medical certificate (preferably from a doctor specialised in sport medicine or the family doctor) stating that they are in good health. If you are younger than 18 years, the certificate should clearly state that it was issued for a 100 km, 24 hours hike.
Please try to bring the certificate in English, German, French, Czech, Slovak or Russian if you can - but you can bring it in your own language - most European languages will probably be understood by someone in the start.
The hike can only be performed on foot.
This is a hike, not a competition. Every participant reaching the finish within the time limit receives the same prize: a certificate and a badge.
Everyone participates at his/her own risk and responsibility.
We cannot provide accommodation or luggage transport.
Soft drinks and sweets are sold at two places along the hike. Tea is provided for the participants at Bányahegy (70 km), and goulash soup in the finish (their price is included in the registration fee).
Recommended gear: hiking boots or sneakers (tested already on longer distances), spare socks, raincoat, water, medical kit, torchlight, Pilis and Gerecse tourist maps (maps are sold at the start).
One must be in good health and well trained for the hike. It is recommended to make a few 40-50 km hikes before you start on the Kinizsi 100. During these hikes you can find the most comfortable boots, clothes and backpack, the preferred kinds of food (in our experience, glucose, sweets and nuts are the best) and your optimal 'cruising speed'.
Mountain bikers are kindly requested to keep off the route during the hike, due to the danger of accidents.
Hikers with dogs are requested to either lead their dogs on a leash, muzzled, or keep a sufficient distance from the other hikers. It should also be noted, that in our experience, dogs usually perform weaker as their masters do, therefore their participation is not recommended.
Lost items: the organisers attempt to transport these to the finish. Should this not be possible or should the owners not ask for them, they are kept for one year until the next Kinizsi 100.
Trails in Hungary are marked by colours. This is a well-known system in many parts of the world; the only problem for foreigners that they are all marked by red lines on tourist maps, and only a letter signals their colour. The table below helps you understand them.
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide accommodation for participants arriving from other parts of Hungary or abroad. However, Budapest, as the capital city of Hungary, offers all kinds of accommodation, from youth hostels to five-star hotels. The prices are generally somewhat lower than in Western Europe.
The booklet every participant receives in the start contains all public transport facilities available along the route and in the finish.The links below may be helpful:
For further information about the Kinizsi 100, please e-mail kinizsi (at) gmail.com