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During the 7-day bike trip you will cycle around the wildest region of Poland – the Bialowieza National Park on the Polish-Belarussian border. It is the last primeval forest in Europe and home to wild European bisons. The trip goes through the famous Green Velo bicycle trail. You will have a unique chance to visit the National Park on both Polish and Belarusian side of the border. The tour also offers the opportunity to go kayaking on the Suprasl river. You will experience nature at its best and see what the world untouched by civilization looks like.


Prices from 560 EUR
English-speaking tour leader
Available on request
Available April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Garey57  posted 2019-07-05 on TripAdvisor

A great travel agency  

AB Poland worked with me to completely customize my three days in Poland and make the most of my time. They answered all of my questions, made great suggestions and built the perfect itinerary all at reasonable enough prices. Plus, my guides Jacek in Warsaw and Kinga in Krakow were knowledgeable and friendly hosts, making conversation easy. Have nothing bad to say at all. I would highly recommend AB Poland.

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 You will see:

Palace Park

This glorious garden located in the heart of the wild forest served as a hunting residence of the Russian tsars. As its name suggests, there... [ read more ]

Orthodox Parish of St. Nicholas

Built in the late 19th century, the church impresses with its red brick architecture. It was founded by tsar Alexander III and served a tsar... [ read more ]

Hajnowka

We will stop in Hajnowka, a town located on the western border of the Bialowieza Forest to see the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church – Pola... [ read more ]

Strictly Protected Area of the Bialowieza National Park

It is the heart of Bialowieza and its most precious area which was created by nature itself without any human intervention. It is hard to be... [ read more ]

The oldest building in Bialowieza

Over the years this wooden manor house performed a variety of functions. It used to be a seat of the Governor of Grodno and one of the favor... [ read more ]

Bison Zoo in Belarus

The zoo, or actually open-air cages with wild animals are a real delight to tourists visiting Belarussian part of Bialowieza Forest. The mos... [ read more ]

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Residence of Belarusian Father Frost

This fairytale place, opened in December 2003, it is one of Belarus' most popular tourist attractions. ... [ read more ]

Museum of Folk Life and Old Technologies

This entographic park on the Belarusian side of the Bialowieza Forest contains rural utensils and items. In the museum you can become f... [ read more ]

Branicki Palace in Bialystok

One of the best-preserved magnate residences in Poland, often called 'the Versailles of Podlasie'. The beautiful French gardens impress with... [ read more ]



 Info

About Bialowieza National Park

Bialowieza National Park is a real phenomenon at a European level. The oldest national park in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe has an extremely diverse variety of flora and fauna. In the forest you will find a whole bunch of plants and animals that occur nowhere else. According to specialists, Białowieza Forest is home to 25,000 species of animals and more than 1,000 species of plants. The animals you can encounter in the forest are among others European bisons, deers, elks, wild boars, wolves and tarpanss. The multiple birds species include woodpecker, tawny owl or blackbird. The rich flora contains plants like oak, hornbeam, spruce, anemone, wild garlic and orchid, just to name a few.

 Tour plan

Warsaw – Bialowieza -Narewka -Topiło – Hajnowka- Belarus – Rudnia – Suprasl – Puszcza Knyszynska – Białystok – Warsaw

Day 1

Warsaw – Bialowieza

Arrival at Warsaw Chopin airport and transfer to the accommodation in Bialowieza. A welcome bonefire or barbecue in the evening.

Overnight in Bialowieza.


Day 2

Białowieza – Narewka – Białowieza
Distance on bike – approx. 50 km

From Bialowieza you head north towards the strict reserve. After a few kilometers, you dismount your bicycles and set off for an hour walk along the Zebra Zubra path. This is your first meeting with the wild nature of the Bialowieza Forest. You go north entering the Bialowieza National Park. You reach the tower with a view of the Narewka River along the forest bike route, and then you reach the town of Narewka along the Zubrowy Trail. You see the Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas and turn back to Bialowieza. On this day you also see the Open-Air Museum of Wooden Architecture in Bialowieza.

Overnight in Bialowieza.

 

Day 3

Białowieza – Topiło – Hajnowka – Białowieza
Distance on bike – approx. 65 km

You continue exploring the Bialowieza Forest. You set off south down the Sinicka Road along the border with Belarus. Through forest paths you reach the small town of Topilo. There is a lake of the same name that impresses with its charm and unique panorama. Then, you reach a larger city – Hajnowka. There, you visit the selected attractions: Narrow-gauge railway Hajnowka-Topilo, Park of Miniatures of Podlasie Monuments, Museum and Center of Belarusian Culture in Hajnowka as well as the Holy Trinity Cathedral there. In Bialowieza, you pass through the Palace Park, see the Grodno Governor’s Mansion and visit the Bialowieza Palace Station – a restored railway station from the times of the partitions when the Russian Tsar used to come there for hunting.

Overnight in Bialowieza.

 

Day 4 

Trip to Belarus

Trip to Belarus: Bialowieza-Bison Zoo- Father Frost State- Ethnographic Park- Bialowieza
Distance on bike – approx. 55 km

You head east and cross the Polish-Belarussian border. You stop at the zoo or actually open-air cages with wild animals. The most famous inhabitant there is definitely the bison, but if you want, you can spend more time there and see deers, lynx, wolves, the bears, the foxes and other species.

Then, you visit the residence of Belarussian Father Frost, opended in 2003. The residence is situated in the primeval forest, which makes a special atmosphere around it. Here you will see houses decorated with hand-carved wooden fretwork and sculptures of fairytale characters.

Last but not least, you visit the Museum of Folk Life and Old Technologies. It contains rural utensils and items. In the museum you can become familiar with the culture, traditions and everyday life of the inhabitants of the Bialowieza Forest from the 19th century. You will get acquainted with the process of brewing local vodka samogonka (moonshine) and you are also invited to taste it.

Overnight in Bialowieza.

 

Day 5

Rudnia – Suprasl
Distance on bike – approx. 60 km

You leave the Bialowieza Forest. Early in the morning you set off to Rudnia. In this small village there is a beautiful, large beach with an observation tower. You spend time sunbathing and swimming in a beautiful lake Siemianowka. After time at the beach*, you get on the bike and head towards Suprasl, which is a local gem of Eastern Poland and the ultimate one-day trip destination for people from that region. You move on along the Suprasl river passing villages with traditional buildings. Another interesting point is the lookout tower on Kopna Gora. From here, you can admire beautiful panorama of the Knyszynska Forest. In Suprasl you see the Gardener’s House, a beautiful example of local architecture. On your route, there is a Suprasl monastery with a gate-bell tower and the Icon of the Mother of God, as well as the monumental Buchholtz Palace. If you wish, you can visit the famous Museum of Icons.

*Instead of time at the beach, you can go kayaking on the Suprasl river.

Overnight in Suprasl.

 

Day 6

Suprasl – Puszcza Knyszynska – Białystok – Suprasl
Distance on bike – approx. 50 km

You start the last day of the trip with the beautiful blue Church of the Exaltation of the Cross in Suprasl. Then you head east. You delve into the Knyszynska Forest and small villages to learn more about the folklore of the region. An interesting point will be the church of St. Lukasz Bishop of Crimea – a small, charming wooden building. Then you set off towards Bialystok. In the city you will see the Branicki Palace with beautiful gardens.

Overnight in Suprasl.

 

Day 7

After breakfast, transfer to Warsaw Chopin Airport.

 Prices

870EUR 

per person - 10 people

650EUR

per person - 20 people

600EUR

per person - 30 people

560EUR 

per person - 40 people

  • This tour is available only for organized groups, not individual travellers.
  • Prices are estimated and are subject to change depending on the date and current availability.
  • Special discounts for tour operators and resellers apply.

 



 Price includes
  • Accommodation (4 nights in Bialowieza, 2 nights in Suprasl) in B&Bs; double and triple rooms with bathrooms
  • Half board: 6 breakfasts and 5 dinners
  • Camp fire in Bialowieza (x1)
  • Rental of bikes
  • Professional English-speaking tour leader, for more than 30 people we provide an additional tour leader (included in the price)
  • Transportation from Warsaw to Bialowieza and back from Suprasl to Warsaw
  • Transportation from Bialowieza to Rudnia by bus
  • Entrance to the National Park by bicycles
  • Entry fee to the Strictly Protected Area of the National Park
  • Trip to Belarus: guide, visas, obligatory medical insurance, entry fees to the Bison Zoo, Father Frost State and Museum of Folk Life and Old Technologies
  • Tour preparation
Not included in the price:
  •  Entry fees (except for the ones mentioned above), approx. 20-30EUR per person depending on what you want to see
  • Kayak rentals – approx. 20EUR per person
  • Medical assistance – to be quoted on request

 Practical information

Difficulty: medium

Safe paths and roads with low car traffic.

Distance on bike - approx. 280 km
Daily distance: approx. 50 – 65 km



 Tour map

 Reviews

StotheN  posted 2020-09-09 on TripAdvisor

Recommended  

I have done multiple tours with this company and found all of them to be excellent. Very good
communication and customer support. Recommended!

Robert H  posted 2020-07-04 on TripAdvisor

Top class tour operator!  

I participated in a few events organized by AB Poland Travel - Tours. They are extremely professional and trustworthy. Everything was organized perfectly. Piotr and his crew are very friendly, helpful and patient. I highly recommend this company! You will not be disappointed.

dcamargo  posted 2020-08-18 on TripAdvisor

Highly recommended  

Fair price, excellent customer support, guide had full knowledge and nice transportation. Would do a
trip with them again.

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