Masuria by bike and boat

guided tour

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.

MS Classic Lady:
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.


1. day Arriving in Masuria
Budget flights as well as scheduled flights are available to Warsaw with transfer to Masuria (departure at 3 p.m. from airport, departure at 3.30 p.m. from main station). At night, the tour will be discussed and the bikes be handed over.

2. day Johannisburg Heath-Karwik-Nikolaiken ca. 45 km
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.

3. day Wolfsschanze-Wilkasy ca. 50 km
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).

4. day Excursion to Lake Goldap ca. 54 km
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.

5. day Nikolaiken ca. 42 km
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.

6. day Piaski ca. 33 km
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.

7. day Kruttinen ca. 43 km
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,

8. day Departure from Warsaw
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.


private bikes:
You are welcome to bring your own bike on this trip. Please note that you have to pay 55.00 EUR per bike for the transfer by bus from Warsaw to Mazury. Pre-registration is mandatory, payable locally.

An- und Abreise:
Per PKW nach Masuren (Stellplatz im Aktiv-Resort für die Dauer der Reise kostenfrei) oder Warschau (Parkplatz am Flughafen ca. 50 Euro/Woche) und weiter mit dem Masuren-Shuttle nach Piaski.
Per Flug nach Warschau-Frederyk Chopin, von wo aus ab 15:00 Uhr der Bustransfer startet. Der War-schau-Shuttle fährt über den Hauptbahnhof "Warschau-Centralna" und via Warschauer-Altstadt nach Jablonna, wo die Fluggäste aus Modlin aufgenommen werden, nach Masuren.
Per Bahn nach "Warschau-Centralna". Transfer mit dem Masuren-Shuttle via Altstadt und Jablonna nach Masuren.
Tourbesprechung und Radausgabe erfolgen am gleichen Abend oder am nächsten Vormittag.

Streckencharakeristik:
Die Strecken führen durch zumeist sanft gewelltes bis hügeliges Gelände mit wenig größeren Steigungen auf teilweise sandigen Feld-, Wald- und Wiesenwegen sowie auf Asphaltstraßen mit wenig Verkehr. Lediglich auf einigen kürzeren Etappen muss mit etwas Verkehrsaufkommen gerechnet werden. Etwas Kondition sollten Sie für diese Tour mit einer Gesamtlänge von etwa 260 Kilometern mitbringen.

Verpflegung:
Der Tag beginnt mit einem kräftigen Frühstücksbuffet. Abends erwartet Sie an Bord ein landestypisches Menü oder ein rustikales Barbecue an Land. Entlang der Radstrecke gibt es mittags preiswerte Einkehr-Möglichkeiten.

Mieträder:
Vor Ort mieten Sie Unisex-Räder mit 7-Gang Nabenschaltung, Rücktrittbremse und Satteltasche. Der Mietpreis von 48.00 Euro ist vor Ort zu entrichten.

Verlängerung im Aktiv-Resort "Masurische Seen":
Im Aktiv-Resort Masurische Seen werden Schiffsfahrten, Nordic Walking, Radtouren und Wanderungen angeboten.
Preise: ab 329 Euro Euro pro Woche und Person im Doppelzimmer mit Halbpension, ab 417 Euro im Einzelzimmer.
Aufpreis Doppelzimmer mit Terrasse und Seeblick: 49 Euro pro Person und Woche.

24 hour 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 24 hours-round-the-clock in case of emergency.

Characteristics:

Tourtype:
guided
Children:
yes
Regions:
Krutynia, Masuria, Masurian Lake District
Countries:
Poland

Benefits:

  • 7 overnight stays with half-board
  • Linen and towels
  • Fees for harbours, bridges and watergates
  • Transfer from Warsaw to the ship and back
  • Maps and detailed route description
  • German-speaking travel guide
  • Entrance fees and visits
  • Transportation on ferries and punts
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Additional costs:

  • in a SR: 1.290,00 EUR
  • tourer: 55,00 EUR
  • electric bike: 135,00 EUR
  • Zuschlag Oberdeck-Kabine: 50,00 EUR
  • Zusatznacht Warschau in a DR Category A: 54,00 EUR
  • Zusatznacht Warschau in a DR Category A: 99,00 EUR

Discount:

  • Child discounts: 25% reduction for children under 14 years of age in a room with two people paying the full price, 15% reduction for children under 14 years of age in their own room

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