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Nature and Heritage Bike Trip from Sudetes Mountains to Wroclaw

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 6 - 8 day(s)
Group Size: 6 - 12 people
Destination(s): Poland  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring   Cultural Journey  
Season: June - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 530 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 680 Euro (EUR)

When we planned the route of this event, we wanted to ensure that participants would be able to see and experience all what’s best and most interesting in our region, in terms of both tourism and sport. That’s why the route leads through thick mountain forests, picturesque plateaus, bogs, landscape parks and nature reserves, including one inscribed on the list of Living Lakes. We travel in both higher parts of the mountains, at an altitude of 1000 meters above sea level, and in the lower parts of the mountains. Besides admiring the beautiful nature of Lower Silesia, participants will also have an opportunity to see unique architectural monuments, such as the world’s largest Cistercian abbey in Lubiąz, which is a world-class masterpiece of Baroque art, or the Church of Peace in Jawor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The route is also very interesting in terms of sports as it combines elements of mountain and lowland biking, both on roads and in the fields. We are convinced that the expedition will provide the best possible experience to cycling lovers.

Day 1: Arrival at Wroclaw, where our representative will greet you; transfer to the guesthouse located in a mountain village of Jakuszyce, on the Polish side of Sudeten Mountains; check-in; welcome and info meeting, free time. Transfer time around 2 hrs 30 min.

Day 2: Trip from Jakuszyce to Karpacz.
- Total time: 5 – 6 hrs including meal breaks and rest.
- Overall route length: 48 km.
- Routes: international cycling route ER-2 – mixed land and tarmac roads with a majority of off-road sections.

After breakfast, we set off on the first stage of our 5-day cycling tour. The route of today’s trip follows mountainous tracks and goes through some of the most scenic areas of Jizera and Karkonosze Mountains – ranges of the Western Sudetes. We enter the international cycling route ER-2, and follow it to the end of today’s stage. On our way, we go through extremely beautiful meadows of the plateau, along the Jizera River. Then, after passing Hatka Górzystów mountain lodge, we enter a thick forest. After a few climbs and descents at altitudes ranging from 900 to 1020 meters, we cross some bogs, and descend to the mountain town of Szklarska Poreba. All the time following the trial, we ride through the town and enter a forest. On the way, we pass two picturesque mountain settlements, Przesieka and Borowice, and finally get to Karpacz. In the town, we make a short stop to see the Wang temple, a twelfth-century Lutheran temple built in Norway. The temple was dismantled and moved to Berlin before finally finding its place in our mountains in 1842. After a break, we ride for about 10 minutes until we reach Greno hotel. We check in, have dinner, and a briefing regarding the next stage of our trip.

Day 3: Trip from Karpacz to Jawor
- Total time: 6 – 7 hrs including meal breaks and rest.
- Overall route length: 65 km.
- Routes: marked cycling routes 120/117/ER-6/117/31/30 – mostly tarmac roads, some land road sections.

Ahead of us the second stage of our cycling expedition, which is a combination of mountain and lowland biking. From Karpacz, we descend to the foot of the Sudetes, and follow signposts to the Rudawski Landscape Park, which is an extremely picturesque land with great views, especially in autumn. There are also many beautiful palaces and mansions open to visitors there, and two of them are on our route – the Wojanów Palace and the Łomnica Palace. Next, we enter the Chełmy Valley Landscape Park, where we can admire some unique nature reserves. After about 20 km, we get to the city of Jawor, and reach the end of the second stage. While in the town, we can visit the Church of Peace which was built in 1654. This evangelical temple is entirely made of wood, straw and clay, it has a unique baroque interior, and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We check in, have dinner, and a briefing regarding the next stage of our trip.

Day 4: Trip from Jawor to Scinawa
- Total time: 6 – 7 hrs, including meal breaks and rest
- Overall route length: 72 km.
- Route: marked cycling routes ER-4/17/9 – mostly tarmac roads, some land road sections.

The third stage of our journey is entirely lowland, but by no means any less interesting or picturesque than the previous ones. After about a 40-km ride, we reach the Cistercian monastery in Lubiąż, one of the greatest monuments of its kind in Europe, and the largest Cistercian abbey in the world. The origins of the abbey, which is referred to as the Silesian baroque masterpiece, date back to 1163. Next, we ride along the Oder River, which is the second largest river in Poland. We pass through some scenic areas of Jezierzyca Valley Landscape Park and reach the town of Ścinawa, the end of today’s stage. We check in, have dinner, and a briefing regarding the next stage of our trip.

Day 5: Trip from Scinawa to Milicz.
- Total time: 6 – 7 hrs including meal breaks and rest.
- Overall route length: 70 km.
- Route: marked cycling routes 9/34/8/12/13/1/5 – mostly tarmac roads, some land road sections

After breakfast, we leave Ścinawa and head northeast toward the town of Żmigród. Next, we get to the main attractions of today’s stage – Barycz Valley Landscape Park and Milicz Ponds Nature Reserve. We ride through some scenic forests for about 30 km, and pass by a complex of approximately 300 fish ponds, which are included on the Living Lakes list. The ponds were founded by Cistercian monks in the thirteenth century. Currently, not all of the ponds are used, and some of them are waterfowl and marsh birds reserves. The town of Milicz, which is situated in the middle of the Landscape Park and the Reserve, is the end of today’s stage. We check in, have dinner, and a briefing regarding the next stage.

Day 6: Trip from Milicz to Wroclaw
- Total time: 6 – 7 hrs including meal breaks and rest.
- Overall route length: 62 km.
- Route: marked cycling routes 5/R9 – mostly tarmac roads, some land road sections.

Ahead of us the last stage of the expedition. After leaving the town of Milicz, we ride through the Landscape Park for over 15 km, and then head south to Wrocław. All the time we follow the R9 trail, which is a part of the international cycling route EuroVelo 9 Baltic – Adriatic. The EuroVelo 9 runs through Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia and Croatia. We conclude our expedition in the center of the capital of Lower Silesia. After riding through the suburbs of the city for about 5 km, we get to the beautiful old town, which abounds with medieval and Renaissance architectural monuments. After checking in and dinner, we recommend taking a walk in the charming old town.

Day 7: Day off. Rest, walk around the city, shopping or an optional sightseeing program.

Day 8: We check out after breakfast and transfer to the airport. Transfer time: from 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the traffic.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Programme included in itinerary
- Transfers from and to the airport
- Luggage transport during bike trip
- Assistance of our representatives from arrival to departure
- Accommodation in Twin/DBL rooms in 2/3 star hotel and guesthouses
- HB - half board
- Mineral water and isotonic drinks during bike trip
- Entry fees
- Medical expenses and accident insurance
- Bikes provision
- Technical support during bike trip

Price Excludes:
- Flights
- Local tips
- Optional excursions/activities/meals/beverages

About This Supplier
Location: Poland
Joined InfoHub: Dec 2010

The Sudetes Mountains is the place where borders of Poland, Czech Republic and Germany meet. Thanks to the convenient location, our customers can visit three countries during one trip. Our trips combine what’s best in our region and hiking in general: the diversity and charm of the scenery, great views, outings on...

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