Masurian Lakeland – individual bike tour
BIKE TOUR, POLAND, 7 Days
MASURIA – also called “the land of a thousand lakes”. Characteristic for this area are gentle hills and mighty dark forests, which cover almost 30% of Masuria. Above all, the lakes have shaped the face of Masuria. The largest is called Śniardwy and is a Masurian Sea with an area of 110 square kilometers. All in all, Masuria is a paradise for cycling, fishing enthusiasts, paddlers and sailors. Experience the Masuria!
~160 km by bike
Each Saturday from 9th May
Your journey begins in Masuria. Your Nature Travel representative will meet you in the late afternoon in your hotel in Giżycko area. During the meeting, you will receive all the maps and detailed, constantly updated descriptions of your route. Your bikes await you in your hotel in Masuria.
Day 1.: bicycle free
Welcome to Masuria
Individual arrival to Giżycko area by bus/ train/ your own car. The Nature Travel representative will meet you late in the afternoon. Accommodation in a guest house in Giżycko.
Day 2.: ca. 50-60 km by bike
Nature and culture
Today you cycle through the Masurian Lake District. From the large bridge connecting lakes Mamry and Dargin you have a marvellous view over the lake district. You will reach Sztynort and you have a look at the ruins of the manor house of the East-Prussian family of Lehndorff built in 1680. The old park was landscaped then, the oak alley planted and the cloister built of Ionic columns. You cycle through an old oak alley. Then, it was a custom to plant an oak tree for each child of the Lehndorff family. Today, all this is regarded as a monument of culture. Return to Giżycko. Accommodation as on day one.
Day 3.: ca. 5 – 55 km by bike
Through the Masurian Lakes District by ship and bike
To avoid the crowded roads we recommend a beautiful cruise on the Masurian lakes. The cruise is a beautiful experience which is highly suitable for exploring the district. It will end in Mikołajki, a picturesque port called “the Masurian Venice” by its inhabitants. After having explored the town you cycle to your hotel. Accommodation in a hotel in the Mikołajki area. By bike – with cruise ca. 10 km, or ca. 50 km without the cruise.
Day 4.: ca. 22 km by bike
On the way to Krutyń
Today’s tour leads through the Masurian Landscape Park, a beautiful, well-known forest area in Poland. There are 850 different plants and 150 different birds to be found there (e.g. eagles, black storks, owls, herons). Pay attention for a lynx, beaver or a deer crossing your path! Cycling, you will reach your hotel. Accommodation in a guest house in Krutyń.
Day 5.: bicycle free
A paddling tour
Today you can go paddling on the Krutynia river (about 2,5 hours). No additional skills are required to paddle on this 90 cm-deep river. In the afternoon you have time for your leisure. Accommodation as on day four.
Day 6.: ca. 28 km by bike
Through the Masurian Lake District
Today you will also cycle in the Landscape Park. On the way to Mrągowo you can take a short tour through the deer farm in Kosewo Górne, where you can see deer, tarpans and beavers. Accommodation in a hotel in Mrągowo.
Goodbye to Masuria
After breakfast end of the tour. Individual departure.
Condition of roads
Mostly asphalt roads, occasionally – forest, sand, field and gravel roads, sometimes cobblestone, slightly elevated. Height differences up to 150 meters.
- Accommodation in double or single rooms with bathrooms and WC, in hotels/guest houses
- Meals: breakfast (BB)
- Luggage transfer between your hotels
- Assistance hotline
- Map of the area and detailed section descriptions with GPS tracks
Minimum number of participants: 2 people
- Transfer from the last to the first hotel (without bicycle): 60 Euro
- Other transfers on former request
1 person in double room/BB/all services: 480 Euro
Single room surcharge: 140 Euro
Bicycle rental: 70 Euro
Unisex bikes are equipped with 7 Shimano gears and chain derailleur from Shimano, with pedal-brake
Each bike is equipped with two bags and a tool set (one set pro room).
Electric bike (on former request): 150 Euro
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.
Each Saturday from 9th May
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.