Day 1: (Saturday) Arrival in Warsaw, hotel registration.
Day 2: (Sunday) Warsaw - Babieta - Mragowo 31 km cycling
You arrive at Babieta, a village on the banks of the river Krutynia, after a three hour car or minibus journey. There will be a break for lunch and the bicycles will be handed out. The first leg is short and ends in Mragowo, a resort with a historical town centre and a lakeside promenade.
Day 3: (Monday) Mragowo - Ketrzyn 55 km cycling
You cycle through small villages and beautiful lakes to Reszel, in the historic region of Ermland. Reszel has a picturesque old town, a Gothic bridge and an impressive castle of brick that belonged to the Bishops of Ermland. You then go on to the pilgrimage church at Swieta Lipka, a jewel from Baroque times set in the middle of Masurian wildness.
Day 4: (Tuesday) Ketrzyn - Wegorzewo 45 km cycling
Ketrzyn still has an old castle that had once belonged to the former German Teutonic Knights. We ride by witnesses to a recent dark past - 'Wolfschanze', the Fuehrer's headquarters - a bleak concrete ruin and then the still well kept headquarters of the Supreme Command of the Armed Forces at 'Mauerwald'. Finally you cycle directly on the shores of Lake Mamry for a few kilometers until reaching the lodgings in the sleepy port town of Angerburg.
Day 5: (Wednesday) Wegorzewo - Gizycko 30-60 km cycling
Today have the choice of either extending the rest period and going by ship to Gizycko in the afternoon or choosing between a shorter and a longer route. The shorter route is about 30 km and goes via Harsz (the village with the most White Stork nests in the entire tour). However, we would recommend the longer loop through Borecka forest. This forested area has been left in its natural state and has a rich variety of plant life and is also home to the European bison and has a network of beautiful, car-free bicycle routes. It is nature at its pristine best.
Day 6: (Thursday) Gizycko - Krutyn 40 km cycling
Following a 3-hour long ship journey (included in the price) you land in Mikolajki, the St. Tropez of Masuria with an idyllic and modern city centre, an attractive sailing port and old fishing houses. This area sees a great deal of seasonal tourism. An old fashioned rope ferry brings you to Popielno, a scientific breeding station for Tarpan horses. Popielno is one of the few villages on the shores of Jezioro Sniardwy, Poland's largest lake. Dark forest paths lead to the Russian Orthodox monastery in Wojnowo past the small but lively resort of Krutyn.
Day 7: (Friday) Krutyn - Warsaw 10-20 km cycling or 2-3 hours canoeing
You remain in Masuria the entire morning and can visit other tourist attractions in the area of Krutyn by bicycle (for example the Ernst Wiechert memorial) or you could take a highly recommended 3-hour long canoe ride on the most beautiful part of the river. The journey back to Warsaw is at 3:00 p.m.
Day 8: (Saturday) Departure from Warsaw or prolongation.