Distance: 5.2 km (a little over 3 miles)
Duration: 5-6 hours
The tour departs and ends at the Ticket Office by the Baradla Cave entrance in Aggtelek. The Park transports participants to Bódvaszilas (and back to Aggtelek at the end of the tour). The overland walk from Bódvaszilas to the Meteor Cave and back is 4.4 km. Visitors will explore 800m of the cave over 2-3 hours. The adventure of the Meteor Cave is among the most difficult in Aggtelek National Park. In fact, one could classify it as really extreme in terms of the physical exertion required. Therefore, only sign up for this tour if you are in good physical condition and are capable of completing demanding climbs. You will be required to crawl and clamber among debris, as well as scale ladders secured to the walls of shafts in order to reach the monumental Hall of Titans. In the Hall of Titans you will encounter unparalleled richness in the size and forms of the dripstones. The mammoth stalactites are accompanied by delightful twisted dripstones.
The Tour Route
Please be aware that advanced booking (at least 2 weeks) is required to participate on this tour. You may join an already booked tour, but this completely depends on the numbers. To book, or to try to join an already scheduled group, please inquire at the Tourinform Office.
Adult: 5.000 Ft/person
Discount tickets*: 4.000 Ft/person
*Conditions for discounted tickets:
- • Hungarian and foreign children at least 14 years-old with valid student ID,
- retired person
The +1 Cave Discount: Visitors participating on the Baradla Long Tour qualify for a 50% discount on either the Imre Vass or Rákoczi Cave Tours. This offer is only valid on standard adult or discounted tickets, not for family, combination, or class trip tickets. Furthermore, the deal is only redeemable for two days following your Long Tour. Please present your used ticket stub at the Tourinform Office to qualify.
GPS Coordinates: N48o28,2792' E020o29,7262'
From the direction of Aggtelek or Trizs, turn left at the petrol (gas) station (turn right from the direction of Jósvafő) After about 500 m you will spot a 50 m high cliff face, at the base of which is located the ticket office and cave entrance. Parking is on the left.
GPS Coordinates: N48o27,6565' E020o32,5317'
Tickets can be purchased at the Baradla Cave Aggtelek Entrance.
The tour, with the exception of the section by the entrance, is undeveloped without built walkways. Only battery-operated flashlights (torches) are allowed in the cave. These are provided free of charge by the Park.
The temperature of this active (water flowing) cave is 10°C/50˚F. Due to the permanent presence of water and mud, it is required that you dress appropriately in rubber boots and/or bring a spare pair of shoes. In addition, dress in layers and bring spare clothing to change into after the tour.
The tour departs and ends at the Ticket Office by the Baradla Cave entrance in Aggtelek. The Park transports participants to Bódvaszilas (and back to Aggtelek at the end of the tour). Participants must be at least 14 years old and 160 cm tall (5.25 feet).
Participants must be at least 14 years old and 160 cm tall (5.25 feet).
The tour is available the entire year (depending on the weather, for example it may not be possible if there is flooding). Advanced bookings must be made in writing (email is fine) at least 2 weeks prior. Moreover, a minimum of 5 people (maximum 8) is necessary before a tour may set out.
Baradla Cave, Aggtelek Ticket Office: (+36) 48-503-003
Tourinform Office, Aggtelek: (+36) 48-503- 000
3759 Aggtelek, Baradla oldal 3