All bike tours
|Masuria: bike & boat guided|
Be looking forward to the wonderful landscape of the Masuria, to culture expressed in old dam constructions dating back from the time of the orders and impressive manors. You will discover idyllic farmhouses, picturesque seaports and pure nature! After an eventful biking day you are invited to enjoy the atmosphere of the evening still by the water, now on board. Should you prefer to spend one day not on your bike but on board, you can stay on deck and enjoy the richness of the landscape from there.
The MS Classic Lady was built in 2003 especially to perform biking trips in the Masurian lakes landscape. With its 44 x 7 metres it possess a panorama view restaurant with bar and sundeck. The 20 outer cabins measure 11 qm, and are equipped with a ground level bed, closet, shower and toilet, and a bus bar of 220 voltage.
Budget flights as well as scheduled flights are available to Warsaw with transfer to Masuria (departure at 3 p.m. from airport, departure at 3.45 p.m. from main station). At night, the tour will be discussed and the bikes be handed over.
Crossing the beautiful woodlands of the Johannisburg Heath you will bike past the Ruciane Nida lake to your ship at the Karwik Watergate. Here, you'll embark and comfortably cruise to Nikolaiken.
After shipping to Ryn, you will get on your bikes! You will reach the ancient sheepfarm which is today an adorable museum and continue towards "Wolfsschanze", Hitler's headquarter for the Russian front. Here we recommend a guided tour through the memorial reminding of the oppositions of July 20th 1944. The way back to the ship leads you through grasslands, fields and lonesome villages. You can extend today's tour (17 km) with a visit of Ketrzyn (Rastenburg).
Today, you'll cycle to Lötzen - the Masurian aquatic sports center. A visit to the Prussian Fort Boyen is worthwhile. You'll marvel over the hand-operated swing-bridge and visit Schinkel church. Taking a bath in the Lake Goldap is tempting before returning to Wilasy, via Posssessern.
Today's bike tour starts with an atmospheric ride on the 'Five-Lakes-Route' to Szymonka. The first stop is Ryn (Rhine) with its 'Ordenburg' (a fortress built by a German military order) dating from the 14th century. In Zondern you can visit a museum of local history located in a 200-year old farmhouse before leaving for Nikolaiken, along the Talter Waters to the landing stage of MS Classic Lady.
Today, you'll be spoilt for choice: Loaf around the worth-seeing city of Nikolaiken or cycle to the swan paradise at the Lake Lucknai. Enjoy boating with the old ferry to the biological station of Popiellno. Marvel at the tarpan, a re-bred primeval wild horse. The MS Classic Lady will lead you to Piaski where your bikes are already waiting for you. You'll cycle to Weissuhnen with its nice village church built as it was typical for the religious order. Then, you'll reach the idyllic bay of Piaski via Ruciane Nida, and also your boat.
Visit today the Russian-Orthodox monastery in Wojnowo. The boating by punt on the crystal-clear creek Kruttina through the extensive forest area of the Johannisburg Heath will probably be one of the tour highlights. Cycling through a wonderful landscape via Galkowo with the horse farm 'Gut Ferenstein', you'll return to Piaski, to the MS Classic Lady,
Possibility of tour extension under the biking resort 'Masurian Lakescape'. Here you'll find offers for boat trips, nordic walking, bike tours and hiking. An additional night is also possible in Warsaw.