Hikers can choose from several destinations, including the stations of the National Blue Trail and the Rákóczi Memorial Tour. Most of the tour sights are located in the Zemplén Landscape Protection Area. Set up in 1984 to cover 26,788 hectares (over 65,000 acres), it includes a large part of the Zemplén Mountains.
Volcanic cones are typical of the landscape in the region, for example, the symbolic Tokaj Mountain. Due to their special attributes, hillsides are the last resorts for the flora and fauna of the one-time forest steppes. The Aster oleifolius is a very rare species of flower, the last stand of which in Hungary can be found on the Tokaj Mountain.
The Tokaj-Bodrogzug Landscape Protection Area of 4,941 hectares (over 12,000 acres) was founded in 1986. Its two main areas are the Tokaj Mountain and the river-flats of Bodrog and Tisza. Backwater areas, riverside gallery forests and willow trees are common in the region. The protected Long Forest is a wonderful sight. Bodrogzug can be found at the meeting of the rivers Tisza and Bodrog. Due to the exceptional variety of its bird species, the area is included in the Ramsar list as a wetland of international importance.
The spring floods make the river-flats impassable until the middle of the summer, which is ideal for nesting teal and wading bird species like the great egret, the small egret or the corn crake.