In the last 5-6 years the mountainbiking sport began to decline in Hungary. Competitions and cycling programs can be found in the central regions of Hungary. In the other hand, West and South Hungary does not have much programs. Covid has made cycling more popular, but it is feared that the sport’s popularity will continue to decline. There are plenty of forestry and hiking trails available for cycling, although their use is not legally regulated. I spent many years in the shadow of the Zala Hills, I spent 3 years on the roads around Veszprém, and I explored the inexhaustible roads of Mecsek for 2 years. However, I have barely found legal MTB routes.
In the last years I can see positive changes in my hometown (Zalaegerszeg). Now the town has a couple of mtb routes. It is good for environment/nature/athletes/town. In most cases such cooperations do not exist. The difference in approach is completely different in the two regions.