Time in Poland
There is only one time zone in Poland – CET Central European Time (GMT +1:00).
The summer time begins on 29th March at 2:00 am and ends on 25th October at 3:00 am. The high season (school holidays) lasts from the beginning of July till the end of August, however the prices for the summer rise even at the end of June.
The weather in Poland
The climate in Poland is mild continental with the average temperature in spring and autumn 10-20 °C during the day and 15-26 °C during the summer time. However, the ultimate sum-mers were quite warm – the temperatures were high – even 32 degrees or more. As such when it comes to the summer expeditions we should always take into account the possibility of a strong wind and downpour. It is important to check the weather for the following days and to ensure that you bring proper clothes with you – always take summer clothes with you, but do not forget to take warmer outfits, additional pair of shoes and rain jacket as well.
Currency and payments in Poland
Polish currency is PLN, Polish zloty. The currency exchange are easily found in major cities.
You can pay with credit/debit card in majority of hotels, guest houses, restaurants and bars in bigger and smaller cities and villages. However, remember to have cash with you as well. Everyday items are easily accessible.
REMEMBER – the majority of shops are closed on Sundays!
Baggage transport during the expedition
Please pack all your belongings into one big suitcase/travel bag/backpack so you have no more then 1 or 2 items of baggage during the trip. Also if you have everything packed in a one bag the probability of losing something along the way is much lower. Please always check if your baggage is well secured and properly locked – we advise you to use small padlocks or cypher locks if you have ones.
If you travel individually, without a group leader or without a technical bus, every morning you leave your baggage at the reception desk in the hotel where you are staying the night. It will be transported for you to the next location and brought to your room.
If you travel with a guide and a technical bus you should bring your luggage to the bus in the morning before the departure and collect it personally on arrival at the end of the day.
Equipment and comfort
Two most crucial things during the expeditions – safety and comfort! If you want to make the most of your travel and make sure cycling is pure happiness, you should be well prepared for the expedition! Before the departure check your equipment (e.g. service your bike) or complete all the gear necessary during the trip.
If you rent a bike you will be provided with basic repair equipment. If any more serious fail-ure of bike occurs, you will be given a contact to a transport company that will escort you to the closest bike service (transport and repair are not included in the price of the expedition).
During the guided tours we provide you with the basic repair tools, first aid kit and service help if needed.