MS Classic Lady
Please plan your arrival so that you are at Frederic Chopin Airport in the arrival hall Terminal 1 by 3 PM or by 4 PM at the Warsaw Central Station in the main hall. You will be met by the tour guide and taken to the transfer bus to Masuria. For those who arrive by car, paid parking spaces are available in Masuria (reservation required, payable on site).
After breakfast the tour discussion and bike handover takes place. In the morning you go on a tour of discovery through Nikolaiken, a beautiful small town and popular holiday resort. From the market square you have a great view of Nikolaiken's heraldic animal, the legendary “Stinthengst”, who lies chained under a bridge in the water. In the afternoon we go to Lake Lucknainer, which is located in the Masurian Biosphere Reserve. The small lake is a breeding area for many rare water birds and especially known for the large flocks of mute swans. You can enjoy the view of this bird paradise in an untouched natural landscape from a vantage point.
In the morning you take a short bike ride to the ferry station in Wierzba and continue on the other side by bike. You will visit a biological station in the nearby Popiellnen, which was set up for the back-breeding of the primeval Tarpan horse. The animals are released into the wild on the surrounding peninsula, so that with a bit of luck you will discover a small herd in the light forests. The journey to Kamien leads via Wejsuny [Weissuhnen], an old, East Prussian village with a pretty church in the style of the order and beautiful, old wooden houses. Past the Guzianka lock, you continue your bike tour around Lake Beldahn to Kamien, where the MS CLASSIC LADY is already waiting for you. A boat trip to Nikolaiken rounds off the day.
he day begins with a boat trip to the Ryn. Then you cycle to the former sheep farm and on to Wolfsschanze, where the remains of the former Führer headquarters are. During a tour you may see a. the memorial stone that commemorates Count von Stauffenberg and the resistance fighters of July 20, 1944. An individual detour (plus 17 km) to Rastenburg [Ketrzyn] is possible. The Ordensburg and the fortified church of St. Georg, in which a picture from Lukas Cranach's school is housed, are worth seeing. You go through meadows, fields and lonely villages to Wilkasy, where the MS CLASSIC LADY awaits you again.
The bike tour starts in the morning and leads via Lötzen [Gizycko] to Lake Goldapgar. First you take a tour of Lötzen, the water sports center of Masuria and you will see a hand-operated swing bridge. This is still in operation and is a rare technical monument. We continue to the church, built according to plans by court architect Schinkel, in which German-language services are now taking place again. In Lötzen you can visit the Boyen Fortress from the middle of the 19th century, which was built on an area of 100 hectares between the Löwentinsee and the Mauersee. The journey continues to Lake Goldapgar, then around the lake and via Possessern to Wilkasy back to the ship.
Today begins with an atmospheric boat trip on the beautiful "Five Lakes Route" to Szymonka. The first stop on the bike tour is Ryn with its 14th century Ordensburg, which is now a hotel. The castle was redesigned in the baroque style and served as a prison for a while. In the inner courtyard you can see a glass-covered knight's grave with gifts. Then the tour continues to Zondern. In a 200-year-old farmhouse, the Dickti family has set up a local museum with lots of old household appliances, typical Masurian furniture and a barn with old agricultural equipment and machines. After visiting the museum, the path leads along the Talter waters to Nikolaiken and the landing stage for the MS CLASSIC LADY.
After a short boat trip, the bike stage begins in Kamien and leads via Eckertsdorf to Kruttinnen. In Eckertsdorf [Wojnowo], in the midst of a beautiful natural landscape, lies the Russian Orthodox monastery of the Philippons. The so-called Old Believers settled here in 1825. Their houses and the wooden church with its golden onion dome point to the Russian heritage of the religious refugees. The extensive wooded area of the Johannisburger Heide is crossed by a crystal clear river that is rich in fish and crabs. The punt trip on the Kruttinna is the highlight of every trip to Masuria. Let your mind wander while your boat glides almost silently through the crystal clear water rich in fish. The starting point is the village of Kruttinnen, where you can find Masurian handicrafts, souvenirs and handicrafts can also be bought. A stop in a restaurant with a terrace directly on the river, where freshly caught fish is served, is particularly attractive. Via Galkowo with the Gut Ferenstein riding stables and the forester's house, which now houses a nostalgic restaurant, the bike tour leads back to the Kamien pier. Enjoy the trip over the Beldhansee to Nikolaiken from your box seat on the sun deck.
Transfer to Warsaw (arrival Warszawa Centralna approx. 11.45 AM, arrival airport approx. 12.20 PM).
The captain reserves the right to change the course of the route and the mooring points due to weather conditions and depending on the water level in the canals.
Prices / Dates
Services / Info
- 7x nights in the outside cabin of the booked category with shower / toilet
- Program according to the itinerary
- 7x half board (breakfast and dinner)
- Bed linen and towels
- German-speaking tour guide on the bike
- Port, lock and bridge taxes
- Transfer Warsaw - ship - Warsaw (without bike transport)
- Admission & visits: Wolfsschanze incl. Guided tour, Boyen fortress, local museum in Zondern, Tarpan station in Popiellnen, Philipponen monastery
- Ferry and punt trip
- Information material (1 x per cabin)
- Maps and detailed route description
Below you will find specific information about cycling in Masuria. If you have any further questions about this trip, just call us: Tel: 0049 - (0)6421 - 886890.
Arrival by car, plane or train
Arrival by car: Arrival until 6 p.m. to the pier of the MS Classic Lady. On site there is a paid parking space for the duration of the trip (fee payable on site)
Flight arrival: By flight to Warsaw-Frederic Chopin, from where the bus transfer starts at 3:00 p.m. You will be picked up at the airport in the arrivals hall at the meeting point, exit 2. A DNV employee will be waiting for you from around 2:45 p.m. with a “Masuren-Transfer” sign. The shuttle runs via the main station "Warszawa Centralna" and via Warsaw's old town to Masuria. Arrive at the ship in Nikolaiken around 8:45 p.m. The bus transfer must be booked in advance.
Arrival by train: By train to "Warszawa Centralna". You will be picked up at the main station in the ground-level main hall of the station from around 3:30 p.m. When the train arrives, please go up the stairs to the mezzanine floor and go up one floor again to the main hall. Our employee will be waiting for you In the area of cash desks 1 + 2 with a sign "Masuren-Transfer". At 4:00 p.m., the transfer with the Masurian shuttle via Warsaw's old town to Masuria takes place. Arrival at the ship in Nikolaiken around 8:45 p.m. The Bus transfer must be booked in advance.
All information on transfer times is subject to change, as unforeseen traffic jams or obstructions can lead to delays.
A parking space for the entire duration of the trip must be registered in advance.
Costs: € 65.00 per week / per parking space, payable on site.
Please note that the storage space in the cabin is limited. It is advisable to put your luggage in a sports bag or something similar instead of a sturdy suitcase. bring on board.
Condition of the bike paths
The moderately difficult routes lead through mostly gently undulating to hilly terrain with a few major inclines on partly sandy field, forest and meadow paths, as well as on asphalt roads with little traffic. A little more traffic has to be expected on some shorter stages.
The tour, with a total length of around 260 km, requires a certain level of fitness and cycling experience with different trail conditions. Less experienced cyclists can also skip a section and stay on the ship.
There are unisex bikes with 7-speed gear hub, coaster brake and saddlebag or a limited number of 8-speed electric bikes are available by prior arrangement. The rental price is payable on site.
You are also welcome to bring your own bike on this trip. Please note that you can only take your own bike on the transfer bus from Warsaw to Masuria and back on request. Advance registration is essential, payment on site.
The day starts with a hearty breakfast buffet. In the evening you will find on board a typical menu or a rustic barbecue on land. Along the cycle route there are inexpensive lunch opportunities.
Extra costs that are not included in the tour price
Arrival and departure to Warsaw, tips and personal expenses, travel insurance and parking on site. The costs for rental bikes and taking your own bike on the transfer bus from Warsaw to Masuria also have to be paid on site.
A fuel surcharge, which may apply due to the sharp rise in fuel prices, is not included in the cruise price and must be paid in cash on arrival on board the ship. We will inform you of the amount of the surcharge, if any, in the travel documents approx. 3-4 weeks before arrival.
7 days hotline service
If the bicycle chain is torn, floods make the onward journey impossible or other unpleasant surprises await you: we are available for you 7 days a week and we can help you as soon as possible.
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.