Mount Kékes

Mount Kékes is Hungary's highest road

Mount Kékes is a mountain peak at an elevation of 1.014m (3,327ft) above the sea level, located in Heves County, in northern Hungary. It’s Hungary's highest mountain.

The pass lies 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) northeast of Gyöngyös and the Kékestető TV Tower stands at the summit. Kékestető TV Tower is a 176-metre (577 ft) tall multifunctional transmitter. Built in 1981, the tower is also an observation tower and a restaurant. Kékestető Lookout is open from 9 am to 4 pm. Besides the stunning view the snack bar displays an 8000-piece mini-bottle collection.

Located in the Mátra range, the road to the summit is paved. It’s called 24134. With the normal and forest roads, the Matra is in any case a favourable mountain-range for those who search after roads in forests, and who like the ascents. The experience of using this road is very impressive.

The climb has been featured in the Tour de Hongrie race. The road to the summit is pretty steep. Starting from Mátraháza, a village in the suburbs of Gyöngyös, the ascent is 3.8 km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 297 meters. The average gradient is 7.81%.

 

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