Tour Central offers active breaks in unspoilt parts of
parts of Central Europe. We contribute to the rural community of which we
are part via our guesthouse-based holidays in Juniper Cottage. This is a
traditional, whitewashed stone dwelling in Tornaszentandras, a village in
north-east Hungary's Aggtelek National Park. The cottage has two bedrooms
and is ideal for families and small groups of up to six people, though we
do offer single-traveller discounts.
We have a range of top-quality hire bikes, tandems and child seats, and
provide cyclists (road and off-road), walkers and back-country skiers with
easy-to-follow dedicated maps of the best local trails and roads. The area
around the guesthouse, in Hungary's Northern Uplands, reward exploration;
wildlife is abundant, the pace of life is relaxed, people are friendly and
there are nature trails and eco workshops all year round. The services of
English-speaker are on hand too, and both guiding and transfers can be
Fresh organic produce, including meat, honey, cheese and milk, as well as
the vegetables that we ourselves grow and provide, have been sourced from
local farms, where traditional dishes made in the time-honoured fashion
can be sampled. All products used in the guesthouse are eco-friendly, from
guest soaps to the organic cotton bed linen. We encourage recycling and
voluntarily donate 10 per cent of our revenue to environmental concerns
through 1% for the planet.
Alongside our guesthouse-based trips we arrange bicycle tours through
Hungary and further afield in Central Europe. These include cyclists'
training camps in spring, long-distance randonneur rides through Audax
Club Parisien, and a fully-guided Krakow-Budapest week-long bicycle tour
in conjunction with First Light Bicycling, using family-run rural
guesthouses wherever possible en route (see our website for the latest
While cycling offers a super opportunity to get to know a place and its
people, we also welcome walkers, skiers, horse riders and those with
family. Hungary's Northern Uplands are renowned for their flora and fauna
and the caves of the Aggtelek National Park and in nearby Slovakia are a
World Heritage Site offering a variety of events - from concerts in the
cave to mass-participation bike rides -365 days of the year.
We speak English and Hungarian and can provide help and guiding for all or
just a portion of your stay (midsummer harvest periods excluded). When
time permits or the necessity arises, we work on the farmland around the
village, and so can provide our guests with a real connection to the local
environment and its people. We encourage ecologically-sound practices,
from recycling to organic farming, and are working with local farmers who
these aims. All our guests receive a seasonal welcome pack of farm-fresh
Please get in touch with us for help with your travel and transport
arrangements. We are a train ride away from the capital Budapest and just
60km from the nearest airport, in Kosice, Slovakia. We urge all travellers
to look into ways to minimise their carbon footprint when considering a
As we are located in a rural environment where 'chemical-free' farming is
practised almost by default, the wildlife is extraordinarily abundant.
Hungarians treasure and seek to preserve this natural heritage; signposted
nature trails, guided walks and childrens' workshops are run year-round.
These contribute to a deeper understanding of the area and its values.
Tour Central is one of a growing number of companies worldwide which
voluntarily contribute to environmental causes through One Percent for the
details: We're here to help, so please get in touch and find out more.
We recommend that you contact us to discuss your holiday plans so that we can help you book the time and activities that are right for you.
You can contact us by email at:
Or by telephone or post:
Tel: 020 8670 0262
Kossuth ut. 117
If you are spending a few days in Hungary or live locally, you are welcome to visit us. Our offices are open 9-5.30 Monday-Friday and 9-4.30 on Saturdays. We ask that you call in advance to make an appointment so that we can ensure we are available.