Green Velo | Bicycle trip

Do you like to travel while doing some sport? We think that the best way to visit a new countries is a bike trip! We have a beautiful bike road on the east side of Poland. On the way you can see bisonsthe most famous animals in Poland. see how real polish countryside looks like and breathe a fresh air!

 

 

This is an offer not only for professionals but also and even mostly for people who want to spend active holidays but don’t want to make 150 kilometres every day. We go slowly, admiring the nature and everything worth visiting. Every night though, we sleep in a different place and we carry our bags (you can see how it looks on the picture above). We have everything what’s needed for you, the bicycles and the bags of course, so you don’t need to be worried about anything! What’s our programme?

We pick you up from the airport and we take you to the place where the trip starts. There, everything already waits for you. Of course it depends for how much time you want to come, so every trip is different because we prepare it especially for you and your partner, family or friends! 

 

 

Warsaw is the best city to come to, if you want to start an adventure with Green Velo… and with us! Of course, you can visit Warsaw with a guide and one of the most interesting places in the city, which is the Warsaw Uprising Museum. The Warsaw Rising Museum was opened on the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of fighting in Warsaw. The Museum is a tribute of Warsaw’s residents to those who fought and died for independent Poland and its free capital. 

 

 

One of the most beautiful parts of Poland is the east, from the wild Bieszczady mountains to the cleanest Polish lakes in the north. In the north-east of Poland, quite close to Warsaw, but in the total peace and quiet of the city of Hajnówka, you will feel the freshest air in Poland! And that’s where our Green Velo trip will start!

Very close to Hajnówka city, There is the Białowieża Forest, the last wild patch of land in Poland. There will be a guide waiting for you, who will take you to the meeting with the king of the wilderness, majestic bison! You will enter the strict nature reserve, where you can get only with a guide.

Białowieża Forest is one of the last and largest remaining parts of the immense primeval forest that once stretched across the European Plain. The forest is home to 800 European bison, Europe’s heaviest land animal.

 

 

You will also visit Białystok, a beautiful city of many religions and cultures. 

Białystok is the largest city in the north-east part of Poland (294,000 citizens) and the capital of the Podlasie region. The very unique character of the city has been shaped by the coexistence of many different nationalities, religions, cultures, customs and traditions.  It has always been the home to Poles, Belarusians, Jews, Lithuanians, Germans, Russians, Ukrainians, Romanies, Muslims and Tatars. And it was an excellent place for Ludwik Zamenhof to begin his work on creating the universal world language – Esperanto. A trip by train to Augustów. Accommodation in “Dmuchawce – Latawce” by the lake.

 

 

If you love sports, in the east of Poland you have the best opportunity to go canoeing in the most beautiful river of Poland! The Czarna Hańcza is also the largest river of the Suwałki Region. It starts in Suwalski Landscape Park, near the village of Okliny. The Czarna Hańcza River is the oldest and most famous canoeing trail in Poland.

Along its banks there are numerous camping sites. The river flows through areas that are exceptional in terms of landscape, geology and history. It is extremely diverse; in the Suwalski Landscape Park it takes the form of a swift mountain brook, and then, as it enters the valley, it becomes a calmly meandering lowland river.

Very close to the canoeing trail we will be also observing with a guide wild animals such as wolves or elks in the Biebrza National Park!

 

What else?

The Augustów Canal is a unique hydraulic engineering work, on a European scale, from the first half of the 19th century. The reason for the construction of the Augustów Canal was Prussian customs restrictions that prevented the transport of Polish goods down the Vistula to Gdansk. The Augustów Canal was to connect the Vistula River tributaries, through the Narew and the Biebrza rivers with the Neman River, and from the Neman, to the Baltic Sea. Connection through Venta Canal was planned to avoid territory of Kingdom of Prussia.

 

 

During the entire journey along the Green Velo route you will enjoy the fresh air, the wildness of nature, the sympathy of people and, above all, the silence!