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Romantic; In the countryside; Among nature
In the neighborhood there are numerous possibilities for hiking. Gyűrűfű/Ecovillage is 6km from Helesfa in the Zselic hills. In the village you can: visit a bio-farm or a small shop where they prepare goat cheese; go horseback riding or try archery from horseback; or visit an open-air school (it is worthwhile to visit this if just for a 1-day bicycle trip). The largest village in the vicinity is Bükkösd, which has a small supermarket, fishing lake, horseback riding opportunities and two beautiful castles. Furthermore, there is a post office, doctor, bank and village hall with Internet access.
North of Bükkösd, situated deep in the Zselic hills, in an area of unspoilt nature, there is Gorica. It got it’s Slavic name from the south-Slavic inhabitants who were relocated here during the 18th century. At the present time the village has no permanent residents - only weekend visitors/homeowners from Pécs, Szentlőrinc and the Netherlands. North of the village you will find the Pál Rockenbauer Blue Trail.
The most famous holiday lake of southern Transdanubia is Lake Orfű. This lake attracts swimmers, sportsmen, anglers as well as hikers who are interested in the countryside’s traditions. Close to the lake there are several restaurants, a mill museum, the "furnace house" where they bake bread outdoors, an equestrian farm where they organize a riding school and horseback tours, and spelunking (caves).
The Green Valley is located between the Mecsek Mountains and Zselic. Of special value is the untouched natural, clear environment. Old rural houses and wonderful nature, far from the noise and traffic of the city, are waiting for guests here. Here you can take life slower. Begin your day with the sound of birds singing. Caves with echoes, mountain valleys, forests and fields, streams and hillsides all await guests and invite them to explore the area on foot, by bicycle or on horseback. You can get to know the local flora and fauna by walking along the educational path. From here you can join the Blue Trail of southern-Transdanubia.
Bükkösd is famous for the honey which is made there. In Cserdi, Gyűrűfű and Szentkatalin you will find working goat and cattle farms. At the local estates you can buy bio products.
This hilly area is ideal for horseback riding. At the Horse Farm of Gyűrűfű you can take part in a riding school, horse show and horseback archery. The horse farm in Szentdomján is famous for its children's equestrian camp and the non-violent horse dressage (exhibition horsemanship). For anglers there are 3 fishing lakes here: in Boda, Bükkösd and Hetvehely.
The open-air school will help to shape the mindset of young people with respect to the environment and nature. In the abandoned but later resuscitated villages’ small houses, former traditions and crafts relive. In the workshops you can get to know the ancient methods of pottery and wood-carving or you can practice working with corn-husks.