Almost half way between Budapest and lake Balaton, lake Velence with its sparkling water-surface richly covered with islands of reed and coninuous reed stretches and on its northern shore with gently emerging mountains and slopy hills attracts the travellers of Transdanubia. The lake with its 26 sq km surface ranks the third biggest natural still water in Hungary, after the lakes Balaton and Ferto. Almost the third part of its surface is covered by reeds, providing an ideal nesting and hiding place for several thousands of waterbirds. Its favourable geographic and climatic features, its high number of sunny hours, its water suitable for open-air bathing, water-sports and fishing, as well as its tepting surroundings for hiking, make the lake Velence a popular resort, pleasure and excursion place for hundred thousands of people. Its avifauna and flora is especialily rich, while its uniquely beautiful scene attracts the visitors and scientific researchers from afar. The lake is extremely rich in fish. In the anglers' opinion it is one of the best sports to hook carps. Beside carps, pike, pikeperch , carp-beam and Lakerecently amour and cel are living in the water rich in
Lake Velence is a lot smaller than Balaton, but still a nice place, mostly in summertime. Lake Velence is a popular summer destination among hungarians as it has shallow and warm water, the lake perfect for sailing and water sports, fishing and birdwatching. Close to Budapest , only 30kms on highway. Check out the thermal bath in Agard, or take a bike tour on the northern part, many small villages, hills. Actually the hills on the northern side of the lake are the oldest hills in hungary!
Lake Velence is easy to access, by train from Budapest Deli station, you can take any train to Szekesfehervar or Balaton direction. Slow trains are stop everywhere! Check timetable
By car:Follow M7 highway from Budapest or the old 7th main road. Only 30km