The region Ormánság lies in the south-western part of Hungary, along the banks of the river Dráva, and consists of 45 charming, delightful villages. The pace of life is a bit slower here: no traffic, no corporations, no smog, and no stress. The country and its inhabitants keep traditions safe deep within.
Like most of these villages Felsőszentmárton is located in the Duna-Dráva National Park: a truly romantic, adventurous land full of thrill and charm. It is home to many wonderful animal and plant species. During our walk we can see Slavonian oaks, European white water lilies, groves of aspens, ashes and elms. Among the trees one may spot white storks, eagles, black kites, hawks, golden jackals and common kingfishers. A truly rare species can be found too: the Sellye deers, bred by Count Draskovich, living exclusively in these woods. One can travel the area by bicycle, or on horse, and can go fishing in River Dráva. But beware! It is forbidden to swim in the river.
The Three Rivers Cycle Route that passes through the village is a real brand: identified with excellent environmental conditions, unspoiled nature of the Drava valley, the living local traditions, the gastronomic and wine tourism offer of the “most Mediterranean” region of Hungary.
For many, these settlement are nothing but boring villages, but in fact they are a tiny miracles of Hungary, remnants of old times. Walking this land is like opening an old box, and inhaling the scent of the past.