Gdańsk, Malbork and Masurian Lake District – guided tour
BIKE TOUR POLAND, 10 Days
Warmia and Masuria – the land of a thousand lakes, an unique water system in Europe and in the world, lakes connected by rivers and streams, several monuments of the rich past such as: the world-famous St. Mary’s Church in Gdansk, the largest brick castle in Europe in Malbork , the imposing cathedral in Frombork, the Wolf’s Lair (Adolf Hitler’s war headquaters) in Gierloz. This area offers not only these cultural impressions but also lets You experience the untouched nature.
~310 km by bike
Fridays 25.6., 9.7., 30.7., 13.8.
Day 1.: bicycle free
The medieval Gdańsk
Individual arrival to your hotel in Gdańsk. Your NT guide will meet you there at 2.30 p.m. After that, a guided tour of the Old Town (about 3 hours) and dinner in a restaurant is scheduled. Accommodation in a hotel in Gdańsk.
Day 2.: ca. 35 km by bike, ca. 1 hour by train, ca. 20 km by bus
The mightiest medieval castle of Europe
After breakfast, we take the train to Malbork. There we tour Europe’s biggest medieval fortress – the capital of the Teutonic Order. In the afternoon our first bicycle trip to Elbląg begins (beautiful landscape along the way). We reach Elbląg after a short bus transfer. Dinner in a restaurant (delicious Polish cuisine). Accommodation in a hotel in Elbląg.
Day 3.: ca. 40 km by bike
Vistula Lagoon and Frombork
Today we cycle the whole day to Frombork – the town of Nicolaus Copernicus. On our way you will be able to take a first look on the Vistula Lagoon. In the evening a short organ concert in the cathedral awaits us. Dinner and accommodation in a hotel in Frombork.
Day 4.: ca. 50 km by bike, ca. 60 km by bus
Nicolaus Copernicus town
In the morning we tour the cathedral in Frombork – an impressive and very beautiful example of the sacral architecture. This is where Nicolaus Copernicus had worked for thirty years and where he had made his revolutionary discovery. After the tour we cycle to Orneta. We reach our hotel by bus. Dinner and accommodation in a hotel in Bartoszyce.
Day 5.: ca. 50 km by bike, ca. 20 km by bus
The rattling storks and organ concert in Masuria
After breakfast we start our cycling tour to Kętrzyn. On our way we will pass many picturesque villages where the silence is interrupted only by the stork rattling. In Święta Lipka we visit the baroque church from the 17th century and enjoy a short organ concert in the church. After that, bus transfer to our hotel. Dinner and accommodation in a hotel in Kętrzyn.
Day 6.: ca. 55 km by bike
On the way to Giżycko
In the morning we have a short bus transfer to the famous „Wolf’s Lair“– Adolf Hitler’s headquarters during World War II – where a guided tour is scheduled. Then we cycle through Sztynort to Giżycko. Dinner and accommodation in a hotel in Giżycko..
Day 7. Tag: bicycle free
Summer residence of Masuria – Giżycko
Today you have a choice: you can join a beautiful bicycle trip (about 50 km) around the Masurian lakes or you can have the day for your leisure. Dinner and accommodation as on day six.
Day 8.: ca. 40-60 km by bike, ca. 2 hours by ship
Mikolajki – Venice of the North
Today we take a beautiful cruise on the Masurian lakes that are connected by numerous canals. The cruise will end in Szymonka and from there we cycle to Mikołajki, a picturesque port, called “the Masurian Venice” by its inhabitants. After having explored the town we continue cycling to our hotel through amazing Masurian Landscape Park. Accommodation and dinner in a guest house in Krutyń.
Day 9.: ca. 20 km by bike
A paddling tour on the Krutynia river
Today we go paddling on the Krutynia river (about 2-3 hours). No additional skills are required to paddle on this 90 cm-deep river. In the afternoon, we will cycle through the nature reserve. In the evening, we enjoy a bonfire and have a barbecue (weather permitting). Accommodation and dinner as on day eight.
End of the tour
Right after breakfast we go by bus to Warsaw where we have a guided tour of the Old Town. The tour ends at the Warsaw Central Station about 4 p.m. Individual departure.
Condition of roads:
A variety of terrain: slightly hilly (on the Elbląg Heights and in Masuria up to 150 meters), gentle slopes. Sandy field- and forest roads, sometimes cobblestone, but mostly asphalt roads.
- Accommodation in double or single rooms with bathrooms and WC, in hotels/guest houses
- Meals: breakfast and warm dinner each day; vegetarian meals are possible upon earlier notice (please let us know if you eat fish)
- First meal upon the day of your arrival: dinner
- Last meal upon the day of departure: breakfast
- Mineral water at your disposal during cycling days
- All transfers listed in the programme
- Guided tour of Gdańsk, entry fee included
- Guided tour of Malbork Fortress, entry fee included
- Organ concert in Frombork
- Tour of Frombork cathedral, entry fee included
- Tour of the Basilica in Święta Lipka incl. organ concert
- Tour of Wolf’s Lair, entry fee included
- Ship cruise on the Masurian lakes
- Canoeing on Krutynia river
- Guided tour in Warsaw
- Luggage transport/service bus/repairs
- English speaking, qualified tour guide
- Map of the area
Minimum number of participants: 10 people
from Gdańsk to Varsaw
1 person in double room/HB/all services: 900 Euro
Single room surcharge: 150 Euro
7 Picknicks x 9 Euro = 63 Euro
Bicycle rental: 70 Euro
Unisex bikes are equipped with 7 Shimano gears and chain derailleur from Shimano, with pedal-brake
Electric bike (on former request): 150 Euro
It is possible to take your own bike with you, but then there are additional costs for bike transport from Gdansk to Marienburg and from Masuria to Warsaw amounting to 50 euros per bike.
Transporting your own bike during the tour is free of charge on the NT bike trailer.
A valid ID is required for EU citizens to travel to Poland. People under the age of 16 need a child ID with photo or a passport.
Additional nights before and after the trip can be booked on request.