Our bob lovers have been able to enjoy this terrific heart-wrenching, fun-filled ride since its completion in December of 2008. Our track is found in Szilvásvárad at the Szalajka-völgy entrance next to the ski slope in the forest.
Such a type of bob has never been built in Hungary; originating from the Brandauer company in Austria, this is the first technology of its kind in this neck of the woods. Particular to bobs, our bobs ride on one 15 cm pipe with 17 stabilizing wheels, and rides around bends and up and down dips at a top speed of 40-45 km/hour. Zipping down the track’s 350-meter length with an incline of 52 meters is a whirlwind of thrills. These one-passenger bobs first hoist you up the hill to more than 250 meters from the lower station by pulley where you can get a birds-eye view of the beautiful landscape before your descent, and where you can try to calm your nerves before the plunge.
In every bob there is a brake lever so that every bobber can pace his or her own desired speed, but for those who wish to go full throttle, don’t you worry none because the automatic break regulates your maximum speed. In addition to bob riders being fastened in with a safety belt, there is a cushioned backboard and backrest designed for durability and safety. For adults who have the responsibility of a child, the bob is also equipped to handle children up to the age of 7, accommodated with his or her own safety harness.