Lake Balaton Water activities

Our most recommended Lake Balaton Water activities

Lake Balaton: Paddle Board Tour of Tihany National Park

1. Lake Balaton: Paddle Board Tour of Tihany National Park

Paddle along Lake Balaton and experience Tihany National Park from the water. After you have checked in at the reception desk, you will receive your SUP board, a paddle, and a life-jacket if you need one. Your guide will help you choose your board, and will make sure it is suited to your level of experience, size and weight. Enjoy a peaceful tour, as you paddle slowly across the water and spot wildlife among the reeds. Feel free to chat to friends, or simply relax within the serene landscape. If it is warm enough, take a break and go for a swim, or just lie back on your board. Depending on the wind (usually there is none) and your level of experience, you will paddle approximately 3km before turning around and finishing your enjoyable tour at the same location you took off from. 

Tihany: Stand Up Paddleboarding Course at Lake Balaton

2. Tihany: Stand Up Paddleboarding Course at Lake Balaton

You will get a quick overview about different boards and paddles and what equipment is best for you. Choosing the right size SUP board and paddle is essential. Before you hit the water, you will learn the first steps on a simulator. From starting in a kneeling position, getting up and finding the right stance and position on your board, to the correct handling of your paddle. After practising those things on the beach you will learn how to carry and launch your SUP. The rest of the time you will practise those learned things on your board with your instructor assisting you. After an hour with the instructor, you are ready to paddle on by yourself into the National Park right next to our SUP centre. The program consists of one hour lessons with instructor and one hour of independent paddling.

Lake Balaton: Sunset SUP Tour Tihany

3. Lake Balaton: Sunset SUP Tour Tihany

Paddle along Lake Balaton and experience Tihany National Park from the water. After you have checked in at the reception desk, you will receive your SUP board, a paddle, and a life-jacket, if you need one. Your guide will help you choose your board, and will make sure it is suited to your level of experience, size and weight. Enjoy a peaceful tour, as you paddle slowly across the water and spot wildlife among the reeds. Feel free to chat with friends, or simply relax in the serene landscape. If it is warm enough, take a break and go for a swim, or just lie back on your board. Depending on the wind (usually there is none) and your level of experience, you will paddle approximately 3 kilometers before turning around and finishing your enjoyable tour at the same location you took off from.

From Budapest: Lake Balaton Private Sailing/Tihany Peninsula

4. From Budapest: Lake Balaton Private Sailing/Tihany Peninsula

Enjoy a relaxing day of sailing on Lake Balaton, one of the largest lakes in central Europe. Visit Tihany Peninsula, famous for its beautiful views of Lake Balaton. Make stops at the Benedictine Abbey and Tihany Village to explore the history of the area. Be picked up from your accommodation in Budapest and head toward the Tihany Peninsula, where you will make stops at the fishing village of Tihany and the Benedictine Abbey. Explore Tihany itself, and admire the authentic thatched-roof houses of the local fisherman in the village. See the Benedictine Abbey, and learn about its long history while looking at its medieval architecture. Wander through Tihany, taste lavender ice, or wine, and pick up some traditional pottery from local shops as a souvenir. Try a delicious Hungarian lunch and admire the beautiful landscapes and views of the area before returning to your hotel in Budapest.

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What people are saying about Lake Balaton

We had an amazing time with our guide Hetti! She taught us how to sup and she was so kind. The lake is beautiful and the temperature of the water was around 26 degrees so really nice! I recommend this a lot, we had so much fun. The trip was relaxing due to the sunbathing and swimming we had in between but at the same time it was a great outdoor activity to bring some action into your holiday :)

It's a little uncomfortable, but it is an experience that should be done. The team is great and helps you. It's just a lot of fun. Gladly again.!!

It was fun

SUP is not difficult due to the good instruction of the guides. It's a lot of fun and you can paddle through the nature reserve in peace.

Very thorough and detailed explanation of SUP equipment. Helpful instruction and on the water guidance. A great introduction to the sport.

Nice to do with a large group (8 people)! And with the water temperature also easy to maintain