Masuria
    • Travelcode: 204

    Masuria

    In the land of 1000 lakes

    • MASURFMasuria means nature out of an old storybook: black forests, smooth hills and oldfashioned villages. Thousands of bigger and smaller lakes spread all over the landscape and sparkle like jewels in the midst of the widespread forests. The Masurian Lake District is one of the most beautiful landscape areas in Poland.

      A paradise for white storks. Eels, pikes, and perches swim in those lakes and the forest offers wolves, lynxes, raccoon dogs and so called polish horses a living space. The peacefulness in the huge primeval forest, the wide pasture land, the crystal clear lakes and rivers and the old-established alleys further engrave the landscape. The safeguard of the environmental heritage and the environmentfriendly development are priorities and so far, five parks and numerous nature preserves established. Without a doubt, Masuria as the green lungs of Poland counts to the most precious bicycle and hiking regions in Europe.

      A bicycle tour is the most attractive and active form of rest. Thanks to our offer, our guests can get to know and enjoy the great hospitality of the inhabitants in this region. With our help you will discover the magic of Masuria with the hidden mystical edges.

      Tour profile / Level 1 - 2

      Side roads, some forest tracks, flat to slightly hilly terrain.

      Day 1: Warsaw

      Individual arrival in Warszawa/Warsaw and welcome by our guide. At 7 p.m. information meeting in the Hotel Radisson Blu in Warsaw. You receive the tour information. In the evening free time in Warsaw. Possible dinner in the recommended restaurant in the old town.

      Day 2: Warsaw - Kruttina, approx. 15 km

      Optional: at 8:30 a.m. a city sight-seeing tour in Warsaw with attractions such as: the old Town and the Lazienki Park.  At 12.00 o’clock a bus transfer to the Masurian Lakes District (ca. 200 km) – 4 hours. The first break in the Masurian District is in a picturesque place in the middle of the Puszcza Piska Forest by the birth house of a Masuria writer Ernst Wiechert. From the village Piersławek you begin a bike tour and go to Krutyń. Dinner and accommodation in Krutyń. The family hotel has a very good location - a picturesque and quiet hotel welcomes us with the friendliness of the owners and very good food. All rooms are clean and have shower and toilet in the room.

      Day 3: Roundtrip Krutyn, approx. 50 km

      After breakfast a bike tour through the Puszcza Piska Forest. This is the biggest forest in the Masurian Lake District. Among the pine and spruce trees live a lot of animals like deer, elks, roe deer, wild boars, hares and foxes. For lunch there is a possibility to have a break in the summer resort Ruciane Nida. In the afternoon you bike through the hidden masurian villages to Wojnowo. You can visit the monastery of the old Believers and the Russian Orthodox church in the village. On the way back to Krutyń you can visit the Marion Dönhoff’s Salon. Dinner and accommodation in Krutyń.

      Day 4: Krutyń – Mikołajki area, approx. 40 km

      Optional: In the morning a kayak tour on the most popular and prettiest natural river in Masuria, the Krutynia. On the way we admire one of the most beautiful part of this trip: pure water, which reflects the undisturbed landscape, there are fish and birds, especially many kingfishers. Nature lovers are always excited by this field. In the afternoon you bike through the masurian landscape park to Mikołajki. The landscape park with the lovely forests, glacial landscapes and many lakes is a real pearl of the former East Prussia. Biking on the good forest paths and narrow roads we reach a research station for beavers and small polish horses. After visiting the station we go further by bike to Mikołajki. The next two overnights we spend in a hotel beautifully located by a lake near Mikołajki.

      Day 5: Roundtrip Mikołajki, approx. 35 km

      Today you start with a boat ride from Mikolajki to Ryn. In the afternoon you bike along the masurian lakes in the area surrounding Mikołajki. You go through the picturesque villages and bike along the masurian sewers. After reaching Mikolajki, you have enough time for a coffee break and sightseeing in town. After dinner a bonfire with music. Accommodation in the typical hotel near Mikołajki.

      Day 6: area Mikołajki - Masuria Museum – Kętrzyn area, approx. 45 km

      After breakfast you bike along the Ryn Lake toward Ryn. On the way you can visit the masurian museum in Sądry. There is also a possibility to have a coffee and cake break there. In the afternoon you go to the village Nakomiady where you can visit a beautiful park.  Afterwards you reach our hotel in Kętrzyn. Optional: in the evening a stroll through the city center of Kętrzyn with the pastor of the protestant Church.

      Day 7: Kętrzyn – Mrągowo approx. 35 km + bus ride

      You visit the Wolf’s Lair, the former headquarters of Hitler in East Prussia. Afterwards a bike tour along the big Masurian Lakes to Sztynort where you visit the historical Lehndorff family’s residence – castle and park. In the afternoon you cycle  to Giżycko (2h). From Giżycko you have a bus transfer to the hotel in Mrągowo. Dinner and accommodation in the 3* hotel in Mrągowo located beautifully by a lake.

      Day 8: Roundtrip Mrągowo approx. 60 km

      In the morning you reach the village Holy Linden (Św. Lipka), where you can visit a beautiful baroque church. You listen to an organ concert as well. Afterwards you go by bike to the old, masurian town – Reszel, where you visit a mighty castle. In the afternoon we go by bike along the lakes back to Mrągowo.

      Day 9: Mrągowo – Warsaw

      An early bus transfer to Warsaw. Arrival in Warsaw at about 11:30 a.m. Return home or individual extension of the stay in Warsaw.

    • ARRIVAL - PARKING - DEPARTURE

       

      ARRIVAL BY PLANE

      Airport: Warsaw (WAW)
      Airport - Hotel Warsaw: The station at the airport is Warszawa Lotnisko Chopina. You take the tram S2 to the station Warsawa Ochota. Then you take the busline 22 to Okopowa 08. You can buy the ticket at the ticketautomat at the station for approx. € 5,00 (approx. 35min)
      You can also take a taxi for € 10,00 - Recommended companies: Ele Sky Taxi, Super Taxi, Sawa Taxi.


      ARRIVAL BY CAR

      Parking:
      Guided parking lot in Warsaw near hotel/station, approx. EUR 15.-/day.


      ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

      Train station: Warsaw
      Train station - Hotel Warsaw: With the busline 22 to the station Okopowa 08. Ticketprice approx. € 3,00 (20 min)


      PARTICIPANTS

      Guided tour: minimum 6, maximum 20
      Individual tour: minimum 2


      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

      Discount for own bike at guided tour: - € 15.-/bike but € 15 for the transfer Warsaw - Masuria - Warsaw

      Book here your discounted train ticket... Book your flights online... Book here your bus ticket... Book your hotel online...
    • Included services:

      • 8 accommodations inkl. breakfast buffet

      • 7x dinner (Warsaw breakfast only on the first day)

      • Bus transfer Warsaw – Masurian Lakes District Warsaw

      • Bus transfer Giżycko – Mrągowo

      • Boat ride Mikolajki to Ryn

      • Entry fees: Swieta Lipka/Holy Linden and Wolf’s Lair

      • Bonfire with accordion music

      • Luggage transport

      • Handlebar bag with maps and information material/room

      additionally for guided tour:

      • Tour guide
      • Bike rental
      • Sight seeing tour Warsaw
      • Kayaktour Krutyn
      • Entry fees: Swieta Lipka/Holy Linden, Wojnowo (orthodox church and convent), Marion Dönhoff Salon, Wolf’s Lair, Castle in Reszel; Masurian Museum
      • Barbecue on the last evening
      • Packed lunch on day 2
      • A stroll through downtown Kętrzyn with the pastor of a protestant church
    • Choose Categories

      09.05. - 19.09.20 Guided every SAT
      09.05. - 19.09.20 Individual every SAT

      Extras

      Discount for 3rd person (in double room with 2 adults)
      Guided tour:
      10-12,99 years - 30
      13-99 years - 20
      Individual tour:
      10-12,99 years - 59
      13-99 years - 39
       
      Bikes & equipment
      Guided tour:
      7-speed-bike (back pedal brake) / 21-speed-bike incl.
      E-bike 150
      Individual tour:  
      7-speed-bike (back pedal brake) / 21-speed-bike 61
      E-bike 194
         
      Additional nights
      Warsaw 4* (dbl/sgl) 75/94
      Warsaw 3* (dbl/sgl) 63/81
         
      Transfers (reservation required)  
      Airport - hotel 1-4 persons, per person 12-24
      Train station - hotel 1-4 persons, per person 10-17

      Best - Price - Guarantee

      If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
      All prices per person in EUR
    • 3*** Hotels and typical family conducted guesthouses.

      All Hotels in Masuria are situated on the waterfront

      Warschau

      Hotel example: Hotel Ibis

      Krutyn

      Hotel example: Hotel Mazur or Hotel Syrenka

      Region Nikolaiken

      Hotel example: Hotel Zelwagi or Hotel Santa Monika

      Rastenburg

      Hotel example: Hotel Koch/Agros

      Sensburg

      Hotel example: Hotel Eva/Solar/ToTu


      Please note that the listed hotels are only hotel samples and subject to change. You will find your definite hotel in the hotel list, which you receive after booking/before departure.

    • Bicycle with panniers

      7-speed (backpedal break and gear hub) or 21-speed (free-wheel and ladder network): UNISEX or male bike / comfortable saddle / equipped with a waterproofed pannier (approx. 20litre)


      E-Bike

      With an electric bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern electric bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times.

      A note to our customers: Electric bikes are a great thing! However, due to their characteristics (high weight + high speed) they should only be booked by very experienced and safe cyclists with a good sense of balance. E-bikes are not appropriate for persons who do not ride bikes frequently.


      Private bicycles

      You are welcome to bring your own bicycle. It is adapted especially to your needs. Do not forget to bring a repair kit with all necessary tools such as: keys, reserve tube and lock. Please check your own bicycle for operability upon arrival.


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      Cycling through an Eastern Europe Fairyland

      My first experience with RAD+Reisen was last year, with a fantastic tour from Stettin to Gdansk I still have wonderful dreams about. So, having cycled along the Baltic coast last year – and having fallen instantly in love with Poland, its people, ...
      • Overall satisfaction 6
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 6
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
      • Accomodation 6
      • Board 6
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 6
      • On-site assistance 6
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 6
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      3,8 12.09.2015 | Ross P. Masuria

      Masurian Lakes Self Guided Tour

      Overall we enjoyed the holiday and the holiday guide, Gosha was friendly and helpful. However, we feel there is room for improvement on this trip.When we received the trip information, we did not receive the handlebar bag (though we did get a €10 refund ...
      • Overall satisfaction 4
      • Booking handling 5
      • Travel documents 2
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
      • Accomodation 4
      • Board 3
      • Luggage transport 5
      • Route description 3
      • On-site assistance 4
      • Route-character 3
      • Bicycle + equipment 3
      • Price-performance ratio 4
      more
      4,6 18.08.2015 | Anne C. Masuria

      Masurian Lakes

      We had a great time
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 4
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
      • Accomodation 4
      • Board 5
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 3
      • On-site assistance 6
      • Route-character 4
      • Bicycle + equipment 3
      • Price-performance ratio 5
      more

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