Gdańsk, Malbork and Masurian Lake District – individual 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.
~350 km by bike
Fridays 25.6., 9.7., 30.7., 13.8.
Your bicycle trip begins in Gdańsk. Your Nature Travel representative will meet you in your hotel, at 2.30 p.m. You shall receive detailed maps and vast, constantly updated description of the daily sections. You will get your bicycles the next day at the start of the tour.
Day 1.: bicycle free
The medieval Gdańsk
Individual arrival to your hotel in Gdańsk. After the meeting with our representative at 14:30 a guided tour of the Old Town is scheduled. Dinner and accommodation in a hotel in Gdańsk..
Day 2.: ca. 55 km by bike, ca. 1 hour by train
The mightiest medieval castle of Europe
After breakfast, you will take the train to Malbork. There you will tour Europe’s biggest medieval fortress – the capital of the Teutonic Order. In the afternoon your first bicycle trip to Elbląg will begin (beautiful landscape along the way). Dinner and accommodation in a hotel in Elbląg.
Day 3.: ca. 40 km by bike
The Vistula Lagoon and Frombork
Today you will cycle to Frombork – the town of Nicolaus Copernicus. We recommend the tour of the Cathedral (optional). On your way you will be able to take a first look on the Vistula Lagoon. Dinner and accommodation in a hotel in Frombork.
Day 4.: ca. 50 km by bike
The cycle tour on former railway line
After breakfast you have free time. About noon bicycle trip to Braniewo (ca. 18 km) and then you will take a train to Orneta. From there you cycle to Lidzbark Warmiński. Next day you can tour the castle of the Warmian bishops (optional). Dinner and accommodation in a hotel in Lidzbark Warmiński..
Day 5.: ca. 72 km by bike
The rattling storks in Masuria
In the morning you will cycle to Kętrzyn. You will pass many picturesque villages where the silence is interrupted only by the stork rattling. On the way you can tour Święta Lipka (optional), an important pilgrim church built in the 17th century. It is possible to shorten this day’s bicycle trip (optional). Dinner and accommodation in a hotel in Kętrzyn.
Day 6.: ca. 60 km by bike
On the way to Giżycko
This day you will ride to Wilkasy, in the Giżycko area. On your way, in Gierłoż, you can tour the code start famous “Wolf’s lair” – Adolf Hitler’s headquarters during World War II (optional). Dinner and accommodation in a hotel in Giżycko.
Day 7.: bicycle free
Summer residence of Masuria
This day you have a choice: you can have a beautiful bicycle trip (ca. 50 km) around the Masurian lakes or you have the day to yourself. Dinner and accommodation as on day 6.
Day 8.: Tag: ca. 10-50 km by bike
Mikolajki – Venice of the North
To avoid the crowded roads we recommend a beautiful cruise on the Masurian lakes. The lakes are connected by numerous canals (optional – the cruise to Mikołajki takes about 3 hours). In Mikołajki, a picturesque port, you will have enough free time to familiarize yourself with the city. After that you will cycle to your hotel. Accommodation and dinner in a hotel in the Mikołajki area. By bike – with cruise ca. 10 km, or ca. 50 km without the cruise.
Day 9.: ca. 25 km by bike
The most beautiful paddling tour in Masuria
This day’s cycling programme offers a bike trip through the Masurian Landscape Park to Krutyń. In the afternoon you can go paddling on the Krutynia river (optional). On this day we recommend to go on a hike at Mokre lake (ca. 10 km). Dinner and accommodation in a boarding house in Krutyń.
Goodbye to Masuria
Transfer by local bus to Warsaw and a guided tour of the Old Town. The tour ends at 4 p.m. Individual departure.
Condition of roads:
A variety of landscaping: slightly hilly (on the Elbląg Heights up to 200 meters, 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/boarding 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 arrival: dinner
- Last meal upon the day of departure: breakfast
- Guided tours of Gdańsk Old Town, Malbork Fortress, Warsaw Old Town (entry fees included)
- Transfers included in the programme
- Assistance hotline
- Luggage transfer between your hotels
- Maps of the area and detailed descriptions of the daily sections with GPS tracks
Minimum number of participants: 6 people
from Gdańsk to Varsaw
1 person in double room/ HB/all services: 770 Euro
Single room surcharge: 150 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): 160 Euro
Each bike is equipped with two bags and a tool set (one set pro room).
Since in the route descriptions we give the distance in kilometres, we recommend to bring your own cyclometer. It allows to cycle without any problems. It is also possible to rent a cyclometer from us, which costs 10 Euro per bike (incl. installation). Please let us know upon booking your trip, if you wish to rent our cyclometer.
Taking your own bicycle on former request.
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.