At 2:30 p.m you catch up with the tour guide at the hotel in Gdanksk (Danzig). After that it will start your tour by feet through the exemplary restored Old Town.
In the morning a bus will bring you to Malbork/Marienburg, where you will see the largest medieval fortress in Europe, the Crusader Order Castle. In the afternoon, the first cycling tour (an easy scenic route to cycle in) to Elbląg. Overnight stay in a hotel in Elbląg/Elbing.
A morning boat trip on the Oberland Canal (approx. 3 h) from Jelonki to Buczyniec offers you unforgettable impressions!
Then take an enjoyable bike ride to Frombork/Frauenburg, Nicolaus Copernicus' town. Here you can visit the famous cathedral (optional). Along the route you will be able to catch a glimpse of the Vistula Lagoon. Overnight stay in a hotel in Frombork/Frauenburg.
After breakfast you will have free time. Around noon bus transfer to Orneta. By bike you will reach your today's location Lidzbark Warmiński/Heilsberg, where you can visit the castle of the Prince Bishops of Warmia the next day (optional). Overnight stay in a hotel in Lidzbark Warmiński.
In the morning by bike to Kętrzyn/Rastenburg. You cycle through many picturesque villages, where the lonely silence is only interrupted by chattering storks. In Święta Lipka/Heilige Linde you can visit a Baroque church worth seeing or a famous pilgrimage church from the 17th century. There is a possibility to shorten today's cycling stage. Overnight stay in a hotel in Kętrzyn/Rastenburg.
Today we travel via Gierłoż (there you can visit the "Wolfsschanze", the former Hitler headquarters, optional) to Wilkasy near Giżycko/Lötzen. Overnight stay in Giżycko.
Today you can take a scenic bike tour around numerous lakes (approx. 50 km) or spend the day as you please. Overnight stay as on day 6.
After breakfast we embark on a boat trip through the most beautiful Masurian lakes connected by canals to Mikołajki/Nikolaiken, the small town is often called the Venice of the North. After exploring the town and a short stroll, we cycle through Mazurski Park Krajobrazowy/Masurian Landscape Park to Krutyń/Kruttinnen. Overnight stay in a guesthouse in Krutyń.
Today's program includes: a particularly beautiful bike ride through the nature reserves around Krutyń/Krutynia and an unforgettable experience on the water - kayaking. There are many beautiful paddling routes on the Krutynia. The calm river is only up to 90 cm deep, special previous knowledge is not necessary! Overnight stay as on the 8th day.
After breakfast, you will travel by public bus to Warsaw, where you can visit the Old Town. Your journey ends at Warsaw Central Station at around 4:00 pm.
Prices / Dates
Services / Infos
- Accommodation in good, typical hotels and guesthouses in double room/twin room with shower/WC
- Local taxes
- Meals: BB (breakfast)
- All transfers according to the program
- City tour in Gdansk incl. entrance fee
- Sightseeing tour of the Crusader Order Castle in Marienburg incl. entrance fee
- Boat trip on the Oberland Canal
- Boat trip through the Masurian lakes
- Paddling tour on the Krutynia River
- guided tour of Warsaw
- Luggage transfer/escort bus/breakdown service
- Rental 28 inch unisex bikes with low entry, equipped with 7-speed Shimano hub gears
- All transfers as per program in air-conditioned minibus/coach
- Assistance hotline
- Maps of the area and detailed route descriptions with GPS tracks
Below please find more information about your bike trip. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421-886890.
Arrival to Gdansk
If you are traveling to Poland, it is advisable to travel by train from Berlin. From Berlin (main station, east train station) there are several daily trains to Warsaw, from where you can travel to Gdansk. There are also several train connections from other German cities. Find out about Deutsche Bahn at www.bahn.de The airport in Gdansk-Rebiechowo is about 10 km from the center. From the airport you can take the taxi 9686 (City Plus Taxi) to the hotel (about 20 minutes, cost about 70 PLN).
Departure from Warsaw
The journey ends at Warsaw Central Station at around 4 pm. From Warsaw you have good train connections to Berlin. If you have a longer return journey, an extra night in Warsaw is recommended.
There are direct flights from Warsaw to Berlin, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Munich and Frankfurt. The companies fly daily: LOT (Polish Airlines) www.lot.com and Lufthansa www.lufthansa.com. Also recommended is Eurowings www.eurowings.com.
Warszawa-Okecie Airport is about 10 km from the center. It is with shuttle service (bus No. 175 stops, inter alia, at the train station, in the old town, about 20-30 minutes, about 4.4 PLN) or taxi to reach quickly (recommended are the following taxi companies: ECO TAXI, City Taxi and ELE TAXI). A direct and comfortable train connection is also available directly from Warsaw Central Station.
The journey takes about 20 minutes. There are several connections per hour. The MODLIN Airport near Warsaw www.modlinairport.pl can be reached from Warsaw either by bus www.modlinbus.pl or by train www.mazowieckie.com.pl.
Condition of cycle paths
The tour runs in different landscapes. Around Malbork and in the highlands, the land is rather shallow (the area is below sea level). Slightly hilly and with gentle gradients (at Elbinger Höhe and in Masuria up to 150 meters) run the other sections of the tour. You cycle mostly on side roads, which can also be busy on shorter sections, but also on sandy roads, field, forest and partly cobblestone roads.
Available rental bikes
This tour includes 7-speed bikes with hub gears and a low step-in. If you would like electric bikes (pedelecs), these can also be booked at a surcharge. All bikes are equipped with 2 luggage bags and a tool set.
You can bring your own bikes on request!
The currency in Poland is the zloty (also used as the abbreviation PLN), 1 zloty = 100 grosz. In Poland, money can be exchanged at banks, in larger hotels and in exchange offices (Polish: Kantor), although the exchange offices often offer a cheaper exchange rate. No mandatory exchange at the border. Foreign currencies can be carried without restriction. Credit cards such as American Express, EuroCard, MasterCard and others are accepted in many hotels, restaurants and large shops. The acceptance of credit cards is indicated by emblems. However, we recommend that you take enough cash with you for your daily needs, as this is less complicated.
Since the route descriptions indicate the number of kilometers, we recommend that you bring your own speedometer. This will allow you to have a smooth course of the bike tour. However, you can also borrow a good speedometer for a fee: 10 euros/tachometer (along with mounting). Please be sure to note what you might want when you register.
Coasts which are not included in the travel price
A possibly resulting tourist tax is not part of the travel price and therefore it has to be paid locally in the Hotel.
7 day hotline service
In case of chain breakdown, flooding or other bad surprises that makes a continuation of your tour impossible: no problem, we also work during weekends and you can reach us 7 days a week in case of emergency.
Passport and visa requirements
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.
Velociped can withdraw from the tour twenty-one days before the starting date of the tour, at the latest, in case the minimum number of participants stated under the tour description is not attained. You will duly be informed without any delay in case of a withdrawal. Velociped will of course refund the paid tour price immediately. Please note our General Terms and Conditions.