Now they say that the best way to address a fear is to confront it and heights drove one particular Hungarian around the bend, my old pal Edina.
Not that vertigo was going to stop this particular force of nature.
From guiding a tour of walkers around the Tyrol in Austria.
Of course Edina nailed it as we knew she always would…
She is made of good sturdy stuff and had the miles in her from being one of those active, outdoorsy Hungarian types.
If you’ve never trekked through Hungary then you’ll know that it truly does drive you around the bend… the Danube Bend.
The phew Danube
Our pals at Travel Department do and they’ll make the whole trip go smoothly.
The Danube Bend is a region of peaks and river towns.
And where the hills on both banks force the river to turn sharply and flow southward.
TD say it is arguably the most picturesque stretch of the Danube.
And that’s good enough for us.
On this seven-day holiday, you’ll explore the highlights of this breathtaking region up close.
You’ll take daily walks through the countryside with an expert, local guide.
Your home for this holiday will be the small town of Visegrád.
It is Hungary’s ‘Camelot’ in the 15th century (so you’ll be guaranteed a round table for socialising).
And it is home to Renaissance-era palace ruins and incredible views from its forbidding hilltop fortress.
The group will divide into two parties; moderate and challenging.
Depending on the participant’s fitness levels, during all five walking days.
And watch out here for any septuagenarians… looks are deceptive and they sprint ahead.
Walk this way
The moderate walks will be a between 7km-11km.
With a maximum daily walking duration of up to six hours.
The challenging walks will be between 12km – 20km.
With a maximum daily walking duration of up to six and a half hours.
And, of course, this being Hungary then you’ll want some good meaty food fuel and it is the home of goulash.
From €1,249 pp including return flights, transfers, 7 nights’ accommodation on a half board basis, walking guides Departs 3rd October.
So go for it and join a Hungarian around the bend.