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Kayaking in Poland


Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
24 Jun 2008 /  #1
I'm looking to hire a kayack in Miedzychod, Miedzyrzecz or Skwierzyna. Has anyone ever been to any of these palces?

Can anyone recommend somewhere a bit more advanced for kayaking in PL?

Thanks all-
Lukasz K - | 103  
24 Jun 2008 /  #2
I have just been kayaking on the Wkra river near Wasaw...
But it is not top destination but a very nice day off, on the nice river with clear water not discovered by kayackers (most of "top rivers" are crowded during the season)...

For moutain kayaking I can recomend Białka Tatrzańska.

The other top rivers for "normal" people are the rivers in the lakelands (you traver trought some lakest connected by qute fast flowing rivers, mostely the lakes are upstream, and after passing them river starts flowing faster - Polish lakelands river are "reverse" - the flow slowly in the upper paqrts where the lakes are and then become faster).

These are (from west to east):
Drawa (very famous becouse it was the favourtie river for pope JPII, who was also a kayaker, you start in Drawno first you pass five lakes connected by river and then long streach throught forests and national park)

Brda first some lakes (from Szczytno to Charzykowskie) then again fast river throught the forest
Wda - from Wdzydze lake and then fores
£upawa - from lake Jasień north to he Baltic sea - very nice river
Słupia - also from the lakes of Kaszuby region throught bautifull valley and bleech forests to Słupsk
£yna/Marózka - near Olsztyn, but also quite close to Warsaw thus crowded, many lakes ( at least 10) connected by slow or very fast few kilometres-long rivers. Rapids of Marózka between lakes Świete and Pawlik are one of my favourite places in Poland

Krutyna - Great Lakes -very famous, and very crowded....
Rospuda - you begin in the beautiful lake named Rospuda an end in the lake named Rospuda... between 5 other lakes and some fast and slow river

Czarna Hańcza - from beautifull lake Wigry to throught forest to Belarussan border - conected with the trail of Augustów Channell - old channel build 1820's connetinh Biebrza and Niemen rivers via few lakes

When you google thos names you will find much more

£ukasz
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
24 Jun 2008 /  #3
Can't really help you but here is a link to a really good forum for open ( canadian ) canoes. There is a thread about the Vistula and some really good discussions.

songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=14

Related: Poland kayaking in April?

Quick question, is it possible to go kayaking next weekend (being that it is April and quite cold) ?
Where would be the best place ?
I have no experience, I just want to have a day or two on the water :)

Somehow we're in for a very warm and long weekend. About 26C in Warsaw and nearby for next 4 days. Kayaking would be perfect in such weather. Try this: masuria-canoeing.com
OP Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
24 Jun 2008 /  #4
Lots of thanks for all of that info Lukasz

Thanks Scot :)

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