2020
Cycle tour in Masuria

Cycle tour in Masuria

The Masurian Lake District: In the land of 1000 lakes

  Warsaw– Krutyn – Mikolajki – Mragowo – Warsaw

  • Masuria Lake district
  • Poland's Capital Warsaw
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Many benefits included!

days
9

km / day avg.
45

The pleasant quiet here of these forests and country parks, the expansive heaths, crystal clear rivers and lakes is only disturbed by the clattering of bills of the storks. On this cycle tour in Masuria, discover a unique area of Poland and the wonderful hospitality of the people here. Thanks to the unusually rich variety of plants and animals in this Home of forests and lakes it is no wonder that the area is considered one of the most beautiful hiking and cycling regions of Europe. And not only that but Poland's capital of Warsaw also awaits your visit. This way you get to combine your biking with a little culture.

Cycle tour in Masuria
  • Booking code
    EN-PLWW8
  • Start / Destination
    Warsaw
  • Duration
    9 days / 8 nights
  • Length
    approx. 300 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 15 and 60 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○

Day 1: Individual arrival in Warsaw

The Polish capital is waiting to be explored on your day of arrival. The historic quarter around the large triangular castle square and the wonderful market place has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Königschloss Castle, magnificent churches and colourful town houses make this a great destination.

Day 2: Warsaw – Pierslawek (bus transfer), Pierslawek – Krutyń, approx. 15 km

After breakfast you can take part in a guided tour of Warsaw (included in price) and visit some of the city sights. You get to know the historic quarter and Lazienki Park. Around midday you set off by bus to Masuria, about 200 km. Starting from a wonderful spot in Johannesburg Heath, you pedal off on today's first section to Krutinnen.

Day 3: Excursion Puszcza Piska Forest, approx. 50 km

The highlight of today's route is Johannisburg Heath, known as Puszcza Piska in Polish. It is the largest wooded part of Masuria and home to many animals. You cycle to Eckertsdorf / Wojnowo, where you have the opportunity to visit Philippon monastery, on the banks of Lake Drużno. On the return trip you can visit Marion Dönhoff Salon, a monument to an important publicist.

Day 4: Krutyń – Mikolajki, approx. 40 km

Today you set off northwards by bike through wonderfully peaceful forests, remote moorlands and passing sparkling lakes to cycle right through the Masurian country park until you reach the ferry that takes you to  Nikolaiken / Mikolajki.

Day 5: Roundtrip from Mikołajki, approx. 35 km + boat trip

A circular tour today takes you to the prettiest parts of Masuria's country park. In the morining, you go by boat  from Mikołajki to Ryn. Your bike tour will take you through picturesque villages and past Masurian channels. Don't forget to take in the view from the bridge of the mystic figure of the Stinthengst fish.

Day 6: Mikolajki – Ketrzyn, approx. 45 km

Today begins with a relaxed cycle alongside the biggest Masurian lakes, through idyllic villages and forests. Passing Rhein / Ryn and the river of the same name, you continue on to Owczarnia where you can find out a lot about the locality in a visit to the Masuria Museum. Now it's only a short cycle to today's destination, Rastenburg.

Day 7: Ketrzyn – Gizycko, approx. 50 km, Gizycko – Mragowo (transfer)

In the morning you can visit Wolfsschanze, a former military headquarters of the Nazi regime in Eastern Prussia. Next, the bike tour takes you to Sztynort, where you can find out all about the history of the Lehndorff family in the castle and park. In the afternoon, you cycle to Giżycko (Lötzen). In Giżycko a bus takes you to Mrągowo (Sensburg).

Day 8: Excursion to Reszel, approx. 60 km

A cycle to the village of Święta Lipka starts your day today. This village of 170 people is one of the most well-known places of pilgrimage in Poland. After you have admired the beautiful Baroque church and its famous organ made by Joshua  Mosengel, cycle to Rößel / Reszel, a small town with a medieval bishop's castle. The pretty historic town is one of the most intact in this region.

Day 9: Transfer to Warsaw and individual departure

After breakfast you are taken by bus back to Warsaw, where your cycle tour in Masuria comes to an end. Individual departure back home. We would be happy to extend your stay in Warsaw if you wish.

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Season times and prices 2020

Arrival on Saturdays from 20.06.2020 to 19.09.2020

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Basic Price

Season A

09.05. - 16.05.
12.09. - 19.09.

Season B

17.05. - 11.09.

Single room supplement 165

All prices per person in a double room, without Additional Services
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Services

  • 8 nights national 2*/3* level
  • 8 x half-board (breakfast and dinner)
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
  • Sightseeing tour in Warsaw
  • Boat trip Mikolajki – Ryn inc. bike
  • Bus transfer Warsaw – Masuria and back excl. bike
  • Bus transfer Gizycko – Mragowo incl. bike
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not included

City or visitor's tax (if payable)
Canoe excursion from Krutinnen (bookable on request)
Visit to the Wolfsschanze (bookable on request)

 

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For our younger cyclists

We don't recommend this tour for children.

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Additional bookable services

All prices are per Person

Additional fee single room

165 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Warschau

55 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Warschau

75 €

Transfer own bike from and to Warsaw

15 €

Rental Bikes

Free child seat. All prices per person in double bike, except Rental Bikes Rental Bikes
Mietrad
Mietrad
69 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
199 €

Insurance

The GuteFahrt protection includes the following benefits (without deductibles): travel cancellation insurance, health assistance, travel assistance, premature termination insurance, rebooking fee protection and luggage insurance.

These insurance policies are available for different durations of travel and can be booked directly via our online booking form. The costs per person are shown accordingly.

Important information: Authoritative for insurance protection are the general terms and conditions of insurance of AGA International S.A. The complete product and consumer information and terms and conditions of insurance can be found at www.allianz-assistance.de/pib or call: +49 89 - 624 24 - 460 to order a copy. We reserve the right to make changes to the benefits and premiums.

Note: the insurance policies are only available in German!

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Rental Bikes

Mietrad
Mietrad
69 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
199 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 7-gear unisex bike, hub gears with back-pedal brakes
  • 21-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel
  • Electric bike
Fittings

Pannier

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Rental Bike

7- or 21-gear Rental Bike

69 €

E-bike

199 €

Cycle tour in Masuria
  • Booking code
    EN-PLWW8
  • Start / Destination
    Warsaw
  • Duration
    9 days / 8 nights
  • Length
    approx. 300 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 15 and 60 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Parking information
    Guarded parking near Central Station Centralna (Aleja Jerozolimska 179 in Warsaw), Costs: 10 € per day, payable on site, reservation not possible.
  • Minimum number of participants per booking
    2 persons
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.
  • Own bikes
    If you do not need a rental bike, please indicate in the booking form, whether you arrive with your own bike or your own E-Bike.

Travel Insurance

A lot can still happen before the start of your cycling holiday, so we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance, for example with our partner Allianz.

days
9

km / day avg.
45