Masurian Lakeland Self-Guided Bike Tour

Poland
E-Bike
Self-Guided
Masurian Lakeland Self-Guided Bike Tour

Masurian Lakeland Self-Guided Bike Tour

Prices

From $725USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels, guesthouses

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Highlights

Ride at your own pace through Poland’s lake district

Ride over the bridge between lakes Mamry and Dargin for a splendid view of the whole district.

Stop into picturesque villages where you can swap smiles with the locals.

Enjoy an organ concert in a beautiful 17th-century Baroque church.

Break up your rides with a paddling tour in the Krutynia River, which is only 90cm deep.

Masuria, also called “the land of a thousand lakes,” is a charming district of Poland and the setting for the Masurian Lakeland Self-Guided Bike Tour. Characteristic of 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. You’ll ride from lake to lake, stopping to swim or fish where you please. Enjoy a relaxed paddling tour and an organ concert to add depth to your biking adventures.

All in all, Masuria is a paradise for cycling, fishing enthusiasts, paddlers and sailors. Experience Masuria!

Tour Masurian Lakeland Self-Guided Bike Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Masuria

Individual arrival to Giżycko area by bus/ train/ your own car. A representative will meet you late in the afternoon to prepare you for the tour.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Gizycko
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Biking the Nature and Culture to Wegorzewo

Today you cycle through the Masurian Lake District. From the large bridge connecting lakes Mamry and Dargin you have a marvelous view over the lake district. You will reach Sztynort and 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. At the end of today’s journey, you reach Węgorzewo, where a nice hotel awaits you.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Wegorzewo
Distance
41km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Biking the Rattling Storks to Ketrzyn

After breakfast you start your cycling tour to Kętrzyn. On your way you will pass many picturesque villages where the silence is interrupted only by the stork rattling. On your way, in Gierłoż, you can tour the famous “Wolf’s lair” – Adolf Hitler’s headquarters during World War II (optional).

Overnight Location
Hotel in Ketrzyn
Distance
45km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Cycling to Reszel and the Organ Concert

After breakfast, you start your cycling tour to Reszel. You cycle through the beautifully situated village Ryn, where you can visit the restored Teutonic castle. On the way, pass Święta Lipka, where you can visit the baroque church from the 17th century and enjoy a short organ concert in the church (optional).

In the evening you reach Reszel, where you can feel like travelling back in time to the Middle Ages.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Reszel
Distance
57km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Biking Through the Masurian Lake District

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 to see if you can spot a lynx, beaver, or a deer crossing your path!

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Krutyn
Distance
54km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Krutynia Paddling Tour

Today you can go paddling on the Krutynia river. No additional skills are required to paddle on this 90 cm-deep river. In the afternoon you have time for your leisure. At the end of the day, enjoy a farewell bonfire and dinner.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Krutyn
Distance
2.5 hours, 28km
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 7 Cruise on the Masurian Lakes to Giżycko and Departure

To avoid the crowded roads today you take a beautiful cruise on the Masurian lakes. The cruise is a beautiful experience, which is highly suitable for exploring the district. It will start in Mikołajki, a picturesque port called “the Masurian Venice” by its inhabitants, and ends in Gizycko. You’ll end the tour here and depart at your leisure.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Masurian Lakeland Self-Guided Bike 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. The departures are available from May 7th to September 10th.

Prices below are per person:

Day Of WeekPrice Per Person *
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TuesdayNot Available
WednesdayNot Available
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SaturdayNot Available
Sunday
$725USD
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* Single Supplement may apply

Accommodation on the Masurian Lakeland Self-Guided Bike Tour

This tour is based in hotels and guesthouses. Hotels on this trip are 2 and 3-star and offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant. Rooms may have 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 Travelers
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 1-6

Hotels and Guesthouses in Masurian Lake District

Suitable hotels and guesthouses will be booked according to availability at the time of booking your tour.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Masurian Lakeland Self-Guided Bike Tour?

Meals

6 breakfasts and 1 dinner are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 6 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for your luggage between accommodations is included in this tour, including a ship cruise from Mikołajki to Giżycko. Airport transfers are available as a supplement.

Also Included

  • Local taxes
  • Technical assistance during the trip
  • Detailed description of the route
  • Detailed information required for reaching the destination by bike
  • GPS tracks
  • Bike rental

Not included

  • Visas if required
  • Personal gear
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Guide services
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Anything not mentioned as included

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights in Gizycko in a double room with breakfast before and after the trip
  • Transfer from and to the airport, Warsaw/Gdańsk
  • Upgrade to e-bike

Frequenty Asked Questions about Masurian Lakeland Self-Guided Bike Tour

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. However, self-guided travelling requires good navigation skills and those who don’t feel confident in unknown places should consider booking guided tours.

How hard is the Masurian Lakeland Self-Guided Bike Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. Elevation gains and losses are minimal and travellers with a good level of fitness should be able to complete the tour without too much difficulty. You can rent an e-bike to make the tour easier if desired.

When is the best time to travel to Poland for this tour?

The best time to travel to Poland for this tour is between May and the middle of September when the weather is at its warmest and sunniest.

Do I need a visa to travel to Poland?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Masurian Lakeland Self-Guided Bike Tour?

6 breakfasts and 1 dinner are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. Get your travel insurance.

How do I get to Gizycko to start this tour?

Fly into Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) or Gdansk Airport (GDN). From there you will have to take the bus or train to Gizycko. Alternatively, you can add a transfer to your booking.

Where does the Masurian Lakeland Self-Guided Bike Tour end?

The tour ends in Gizycko where you will be departing to the airport or to your other destination by bus or train independently or by an optional transfer arranged during your booking.

Can I rent a bike?

Yes, you can rent a bike during the booking process. Bikes available are standard bikes or e-bikes.

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes. If you bring your own bike, make sure it is 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 $725USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels, guesthouses

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

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. However, self-guided travelling requires good navigation skills and those who don’t feel confident in unknown places should consider booking guided tours.


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