SELFGUIDED AND FOR GROUPS
The sea always arouses many emotions. Everyone has different associations: for some it brings to mind hot summer days on the beach and a pleasant swim in the swift waves, for others the rough waters evoke respect and admiration for the forces of nature. However, anyone who has ever looked at the horizon above its shores is absorbed by nostalgia and blissful oblivion.
During the biketrip along international bicycle route along the Baltic Sea (R-10) there will be many opportunities to reflect by staring at the great water, sitting on the beach or climbing the numerous lighthouses, dunes and cliffs. So forget about your worries and enjoy the experience of the bicycle trail along the Baltic coast. The almost flat terrain will give you great driving pleasure, and numerous reserves and attractions along the way will make you feel like a real traveler!
Attractions and programm of the bike tour:
Old Town – In the Middle Ages, Kolobrzeg was enclosed by a line of city fortifications, the remnants of which are the 14th-century Fuse Tower, a section of the wall and the ruins of the prison tower. In the 13th century Kolobrzeg was granted city rights. At that time, a characteristic street layout was laid out with a main square – the market square. Currently, a neo-Gothic new town hall is erected on the site of the medieval town hall.
Kołobrzeg Lighthouse – is a historic navigational facility and at the same time a viewpoint and tourist attraction. It is also one of the symbols of Kolobrzeg. A light was first lit in Kolobrzeg to show ships the way to the port in 1666.
Kolobrzeg Maritime Open Air Museum – The Kolobrzeg Maritime Heritage Park was ceremonially opened in August 2013 as a facility of the Museum of Polish Arms. In the open-air museum one can visit two slipped ships, that is, the ORP “Fala” and ORP “Władysławowo” currently standing ashore, see a seagoing yacht, elements from the legendary destroyer ORP “Burza”.
The Schliffen tenement house – It is a Gothic-style house, built in the first half of the 15th century. It is one of the oldest Gothic monuments in the region. The tenement house served as a residential house, as well as commercial functions. It was inhabited by a merchant family.
Monument to the Wedding of Poland with the Sea – The monument is an artistic depiction of the military-political success of Polish soldiers, who, after a ten-day, bloodiest street battle of the Polish army during World War II, pushed the Germans out of the city and reached the Baltic Sea on March 18, 1945. The symbolic “Wedding to the Sea” took place.
Gąski Lighthouse – The lighthouse in Gaski was built between 1876 and 1878. The lighthouse is 49.8 meters high, which places it second on the list of the tallest lighthouses in Poland. A staircase with 190 steps leads to the observation deck.
Sarbinowo and Mielno promenades – The Seaside Promenade in Sarbinowo is a walking route with a length of about 1.2 km, whose history dates back to 1910. Originally, at the site of today’s promenade, a barrier wall of stones and concrete was built to protect the seashore from the destructive effects of water
Lake Jamno – The reservoir was created from a former sea bay
Theme Village – Fishing Village in Chłopy – The village’s biggest tourist attraction is its historic buildings. Consequently, it was forbidden to build several-story houses, and as a result it is one of the prettiest summer resorts on the Coast. It lies right next to the highly consolidated dunes. The oldest village buildings date back to the 19th century and are old fishing huts of typical half-timbered construction.
Castle of the Pomeranian Dukes in Darłowo – Darlowo Castle is Poland’s only Gothic fortress located by the sea. It has guarded Darlowo since the second half of the 14th century. This representative building was erected by Boguslaw V. The castle was built over a period of 20 years and was so impressive that it was given the respectable name of Castle of the Pomeranian Dukes. The originally Gothic castle was successively expanded by its hosts. It now houses a museum. In the museum, tourists can see relics of Pomeranian folk art.
Darłówko lighthouse – was built in 1885 at the mouth of the Wieprza River to the Baltic Sea. The building acquired its current appearance in 1927, The lighthouse has four stories and a height of 22 m. The light was placed at a height of 19.7 m. Its range is 15 nautical miles.
Kopań Lake – you will travel through a narrow isthmus between the northern shore of the lake and the Baltic Sea, through a place with attractive natural and scenic views. The spit, which is less than 100 m narrow, allows you to observe two water bodies at the same time. Rich in fish, Kopań is a breeding ground for many species of birds, and its waters are brackish due to seawater pouring in through the canal connecting the sea with the lake.
Jarosławiec – Amber Museum, an extraordinary exhibition consisting of: a reconstruction of the ancient forest from which amber was born, an underground cave with the largest specimens and the world of plants and animals frozen in motion. This is a place that cannot be missed when visiting the Polish coast.
Ustka – historic half-timbered buildings, Mermaid statue, Lighthouse, sliding bridge
Słowiński National Park
Słowiński National Park, moving dunes – also called the Polish Sahara. In near Łeba, in the Słowiński National Park, we will visit the moving dunes stretching between the Baltic Sea and Lake Łebsko.
It is the biggest attraction of the region and unique on a European scale. High formations, up to 40 meters high, made only of sand blown from the sea, create an extraordinary, constantly changing landscape. These dunes “wander” east at a speed of several meters per year, and the area is under strict protection.
Dębki – the most beautiful beach in this part of Baltic cost with the mouth of Piaśnica River.
Krokowa town – XVIII century, magnificent palace of the Krokowski family with the family museum.
Northern Kashubia Bicycle Trail built along former railway line – beautiful palaces and castle on a route;
The North Star
Władysławowo – Avenue of Stars,
Hel – Fisheries Museum Hel Lighthouse
Ferry cruise to Gdynia
Gdynia – ‘Dar Pomorza’ – one of the most well preserved ships in the world
Kępa Redłowska – the landscape reserve
Sopot – the pier in Sopot,
Grand Hotel from 1928
bike promenade along the Gdańska Bay
European Solidarity Centre
Długie Pobrzeże – lively promenade on the Motława coast with Old Crane Gate
Mariacka Street – historical part of the city famous for its amber shops
Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Europe’s largest temple built of bricks and a great example of Gothic art
King’s Road – Long Market Street – the most representative street of the city with the Neptune fountain and richly decorated houses
Artus Court – former business and social center of influential townsmen
End of the bike trip after breakfast
Profile of the bike tour: medium
Road surface: asphalt roads 60% of the tour, dirt roads
Elevation: 0 – 250 m
Daily distance: approx. 55 – 80 km
Whole distance of the bike tour: approx. 370 km.
The taste of comfort and adventure!
Group 2 – 4 participants: from 7.390 PLN
Group 5 – 8 participants: from 5.050 PLN
Group 8 -15 participants: 4.750 PLN
Final price varies depending on the dates and hotels availability.
We recommend this trip for May – June and end od August and September!
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