Masurian Lake District Cycling Tour

Poland
E-Bike
Self-Guided
Masurian Lake District Cycling Tour

Masurian Lake District Cycling Tour

Prices

From $1,275USD

Difficulty

Self-Guided

Hotels, boarding houses

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Highlights

Spend 10 eventful days cycling through Northern Poland.

Explore the old town of Gdańsk by foot.

Tour Europe’s largest medieval fortress at Malbork.

Visit the hometown of Nicolaus Copernicus and the Vistula Lagoon.

Take in the natural beauty of the Masurian Lake District.

Warmia and Masuria, also known as the land of a thousand lakes, is a unique water system in Europe that features a series of picturesque lakes connected by a network of rivers and streams. In addition to the natural beauty that can be found here, you will also find countless monuments and historic sites dedicated to the region’s 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, and Adolf Hitler’s eastern headquarters known as the Wolf’s Lair in Gierloz. This area offers not only these fascinating cultural impressions, but also lets you experience untouched nature.

Your bicycle trip begins in Gdańsk, where your Nature Travel representative will meet you in your hotel at 2.30 p.m. You shall receive detailed maps and vast, constantly updated descriptions of the daily segments of your cycling journey. You will get your bicycles the next day at the start of the tour.

Tour Masurian Lake District Cycling Tour Itinerary

Day 1 The Medieval Gdańsk

Individual arrival to your hotel in Gdańsk. After meeting with your representative at 14:30 for some information on the upcoming journey, you will set out on a guided tour of the Old Town. Dinner and accommodation in a hotel in Gdańsk.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Gdańsk
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 The Mightiest Medieval Castle of Europe Tour

After breakfast, you will take the train to Malbork. Once there, you will take a tour of Europe’s largest medieval fortress, which was once the capital of the Teutonic Order. In the afternoon, your first bicycle trip to Elbląg will begin, providing beautiful landscape views along the way. Dinner and accommodation in a hotel in Elbląg.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Elblag
Distance
55km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Cycling the Vistula Lagoon and Frombork

Today you will cycle to Frombork, which is best known as the town of Nicolaus Copernicus. Here, you will also have the option to take a tour of the historic Cathedral. Along the way you will also be able to enjoy some lovely views of the Vistula Lagoon. Dinner and accommodation in a hotel in Frombork.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Frombork
Distance
40km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 The Cycle Tour on Former Railway Line

After breakfast, you will be able to enjoy some free time prior to setting out around noon to cycle to Braniewo (ca. 18 km). Here, you will take a train to Orneta, before cycling to Lidzbark Warmiński, where you will have the option to tour the castle of the Warmian bishops. Dinner and accommodation in a hotel in Lidzbark Warmiński.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Warmiński
Distance
50km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Cycling by the Rattling Storks in Masuria

In the morning you will cycle to Kętrzyn, passing by many picturesque villages where the silence is interrupted only by the stork rattling. Along the way, you can tour Święta Lipka (optional), an important pilgrim church that was built in the 17th century. It is possible to shorten this day’s bicycle trip (optional). Dinner and accommodation in a hotel in Kętrzyn.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Kętrzyn
Distance
72km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Cycle to Giżycko

Day 6 of your Polish cycling adventure will see you ride to Wilkasy, in the Giżycko area. Stopping in Gierłoż along the way, you will have the option to tour the infamous “Wolf’s lair”, which served as Adolf Hitler’s eastern headquarters during World War II. Dinner and accommodation in a hotel in Giżycko.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Giżycko
Distance
60km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Rest Day or an Optional 50km Bike Trip

Today you can choose to either take a beautifully scenic bicycle trip (ca. 50 km) around the Masurian lakes or opt for a rest day to explore on your own. Dinner and accommodations are the same as the previous day.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Giżycko
Distance
Rest Day or 50km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Move to Mikolajki by Cycling or Cruise Ship

To avoid the crowded roads, guests will have the option to take a beautiful cruise on the Masurian lakes, which are connected by numerous canals (this optional cruise to Mikołajki takes about 3 hours). In the picturesque port town of Mikołajki, you will have enough free time to familiarize yourself with the city, before cycling to your hotel. Accommodation and dinner in a hotel in the Mikołajki area. Distances cycled on this day are 10km with the cruise or approximately 50 km without the cruise.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Mikołajki
Distance
10km or 50km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 9 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 beautiful Krutynia river. Also available is the option to go on a hike at Mokre lake (ca. 10 km). Dinner and accommodation in a boarding house in Krutyń.

Overnight Location
Boarding house in Krutyń
Distance
25km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 10 Old Town Guided Tour and Goodbye to Masuria

Transfer by local bus to Warsaw, where you will take a guided tour of the Old Town. The tour ends at 4 pm, after which you will say “do widzenia” to Warsaw on your individual departure.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Masurian Lake District Cycling Tour Price and Dates

This cycling tour in Masurian Lake District is always run as a self-guided tour on fixed departure days. The price per person is fixed.

Prices below are per person.

StartFinishDurationPlaces LeftPrice

2023-06-16

Gdańsk, Poland

10 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-06-25

Warsaw, Poland

105+
$1,275USDBook Now
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2023-06-30

Gdańsk, Poland

10 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-07-09

Warsaw, Poland

105+
$1,275USDBook Now
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2023-07-14

Gdańsk, Poland

10 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-07-23

Warsaw, Poland

105+
$1,275USDBook Now
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2023-08-04

Gdańsk, Poland

10 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-08-13

Warsaw, Poland

105+
$1,275USDBook Now
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2023-08-18

Gdańsk, Poland

10 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-08-27

Warsaw, Poland

105+
$1,275USDBook Now
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Accommodation on Masurian Lake District Cycling Tour

This tour is based in hotels and boarding houses. Hotels on this trip are 2 and 3-star and offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant. Rooms may have fireplaces or access to amenities such as hot tubs, steam rooms, or private decks to lounge on.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel where possible. Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Night 1

Hotel in Gdańsk

Hotels will be of 2-3 star quality, offering modern conveniences for a pleasant experience. Rooms may have fireplaces and/or access to amenities such as hot tubs, steam rooms, or private decks to lounge on.

Night 2

Hotel in Elblag

Hotels on this trip are rated at 2-3 stars and offer modern conveniences. Some may feature fireplaces or access to amenities such as hot tubs, steam rooms, or private decks to lounge on.

Night 3

Hotel in Frombork

Hotels on this trip are rated at 2-3 stars and offer modern conveniences. Some may feature fireplaces or access to amenities such as hot tubs, steam rooms, or private decks to lounge on.

Night 4

Hotel in Warmiński

Hotels on this trip are rated at 2-3 stars and offer modern conveniences. Some may feature fireplaces or access to amenities such as hot tubs, steam rooms, or private decks to lounge on.

Night 5

Hotel in Kętrzyn

Hotels on this trip are rated at 2-3 stars and offer modern conveniences. Some may feature fireplaces or access to amenities such as hot tubs, steam rooms, or private decks to lounge on.

Night 6-7

Hotel in Giżycko

Hotels on this trip are rated at 2-3 stars and offer modern conveniences. Some may feature fireplaces or access to amenities such as hot tubs, steam rooms, or private decks to lounge on.

Night 8-9

Boarding house in Krutyń

Hotels on this trip are rated at 2-3 stars and offer modern conveniences. Some may feature fireplaces or access to amenities such as hot tubs, steam rooms, or private decks to lounge on.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Masurian Lake District Cycling Tour?

Meals

9 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 9 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for your luggage between accommodations is included in this tour, including a bus transfer to Warsaw. It does not include your flight tickets to Poland.

Also included

  • Guided tours of Gdańsk Old Town, Malbork Fortress, Warsaw Old Town (entry fees included), two ship cruises (day 3 and day 8)
  • Canoeing on Krutynia river
  • Assistance hotline
  • Maps of the area and detailed descriptions of the daily sections
  • GPS tracks
  • Bike rental

Not included

  • Lunches
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired

Optional extras

  • Additional nights before and after the trip can be booked on request.
  • Upgrade bike rental to e-bike
  • Cyclometer

Frequenty Asked Questions about Masurian Lake District Cycling Tour

How hard is the Masurian Lake District Cycling Tour?

We rate this tour as a 4 / 5. 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. This trip requires experience, as there will be a distance of up to 72km.

Do I need a visa to travel to Poland?

Check with your local government as to whether citizens of your country are required to have a specific visa when entering Poland. You could also checking online, although you should always verify with your government.

I’ve never been on a self-guided trip! How does it work?

Self-guided travelling is not difficult! For many, it is a preferred type of travel, since you are in charge of your own time and pace. You are provided with all the information you’ll need to follow the route each day and often have access to phone support or other kinds of assistance, such as GPS tracks. However, self-guided travelling requires good navigation skills, and those who don’t feel confident in unknown places should consider booking guided tours.

Are meals included on the Masurian Lake District Cycling Tour?

9 breakfasts and 9 dinners are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover biking. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Gdańsk to start this tour?

The easiest way to reach the starting point of the tour is to fly into Gdansk Airport (GDN).

Where does the Masurian Lake District Cycling Tour end?

The tour ends in Warsaw where you will be departing to the airport or to your other destination.

Can I rent a bike?

Yes, you can rent a bike during the booking process.

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes. If you bring your own bike, it should be a road bike suitable for the demands of the tour

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Poland?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Poland?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

Since 1990, Nature Travel is one of the leading cycling tours operators in Poland. We specialize in north-eastern Poland, including the national parks in Bialowieza, Biebrza and the whole Podlasie region. We also have long standing experience in the Masurian Lake District, the Polish seaside, route from Cracov to Warsaw and, for many years, in the Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

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Prices

From $1,275USD

Difficulty

Self-Guided

Hotels, boarding houses

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 4 / 5. 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. This trip requires experience, as there will be a distance of up to 72km.


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