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Masuria by bike: idyllic scenery on quiet roads

More than thousands lakes to discover

The Masurian Lakeland (Pojezierze Mazurskie) is a region in north-eastern Poland. There are more than two thousand lakes. The relatively flat charming and authentic region together with warm and dry summers offer excellent possibilities for biking. More than twenty marked biking routes between forests, hills and lakes, cover the Masurian region. They wander through a gently undulating rural landscape with farms, small houses, churches, religious shrines, fields of wild flowers, wildlife, and thousands of lakes. Some roads are lined with sweetly scented lime trees. You can observe white storks either in flight, among low vegetation, in shallow water or nesting above barns. These are idyllic cycling conditions!

Magnificent experience

One of the most significant monuments of hydro-engineering listed by UNESCO, the Ostróda-Elbląg Canal, the route around the Mamry and Niegocin Lakes and the route through Borecka Forest are some of the most interesting destinations in Masuria. A network of canals connects the lakes, and regular ferries serve the communities around the lakes. It is therefore possible to ride to a destination, enjoy fresh fish from the lake, and then take the ferry back. Some of the many footbridges across the canals are equipped with cycle friendly tracks. Bicycle rental is available in the main touristic towns, like Ostróda, Elbląg, Węgorzewo, Ełk, or Giżycko.
After a long ride you can swim in a lake and enjoy the clear water and take in the lovely scenery.

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