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From Warsaw to Bialystok on a bike


wylaw 9 | 15
4 Apr 2012 #1
Hi guys,

Which is the most recommended way for cycling from Warsaw to Bialystok on a touring bike with appropriate road conditions?

I thought of cycling on E67 via Ostrow Mazowiecka. Is this the way to go?

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DepressedOne - | 34
4 Apr 2012 #2
If you want "appropriate road conditions" then I think it's the best route
poland_
5 Apr 2012 #3
Which is the most recommended way for cycling from Warsaw to Bialostock on a touring

Wylaw there are no recommended E or A roads in PL for cyclists, I have seen enough cyclists dead at the side of the road in PL over the years, to warn anyone NOT to cycle on main roads here.

with appropriate road conditions?

Take your bike by train and go to areas were there is limited traffic like the Tatras or around the Beskids.
pawian 175 | 13,479
5 Apr 2012 #4
I thought of cycling on E67 via Ostrow Mazowiecka. Is this the way to go?

No, it is much better to choose CR88 via Zagościniec, Chrzęsne, Morzyczyn Włóki and Mystki-Rzym:

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OP wylaw 9 | 15
5 Apr 2012 #5
Thanks for your responses guys. You really scared me off a bit going for E67. Dead cyclist along the road? Sounds as it's a pretty common thing...

So maybe really going for CR88. However, I cannot find this route. Is it the same as road 634?

I attached you both route plans.

So you would go for the alternative route which is a bit longer but quieter, right? What about the road conditions there?

I do not want to end up on gravel roads but also not dead along E67.

Regards

E67 Route:
634 Route:
poland_
5 Apr 2012 #6
Thanks for your responses guys. You really scared me off a bit going for E67. Dead cyclist along the road? Sounds as it's a pretty common thing...

It is NOT just the E67 Polish roads are not geared up for cyclists. Stick to the minor roads, may be a good idea to contact a Polish cyclist club in Warsaw.
jon357 63 | 15,378
5 Apr 2012 #7
You really scared me off a bit going for E67. Dead cyclist along the road? Sounds as it's a pretty common thing...

Don't even think about it. That road is bad enough if you're in a car.

it is much better to choose CR88 via Zagościniec, Chrzęsne, Morzyczyn Włóki and Mystki-Rzym:

This is very sound advice.
pawian 175 | 13,479
5 Apr 2012 #8
wylaw: You really scared me off a bit going for E67. Dead cyclist along the road? Sounds as it's a pretty common thing...
Don't even think about it. That road is bad enough if you're in a car.

Road E67 is adapted for bike transport in certain areas

in other it isn`t:

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OP wylaw 9 | 15
14 Apr 2012 #9
Hi guys,

Back again in Warsaw and it's time to tell you the truth.

Eventually I took the S8 / E67 route via Wyskow, Ostrow, Zambrow and Bialystock after another friend of mine warned me that there will not be any shoulder on the back roads.

So accepting the more traffic on the main route I must acknowledge that it was a good decision. There road and shoulder conditions were preponderantly good, except the small stage between Wyskow and Ostrow. But even there you have your shoulders all the time.

Furthermore especially the truck drivers were driving very slowly and carefully when passing me, and if possible, taking another lane.

Regards
pip 10 | 1,661
14 Apr 2012 #10
good to know! nice job, by the way!!
OP wylaw 9 | 15
14 Apr 2012 #11
Cheers, did the way back without a stop. Was a new challenge but I made it in 08:55 which is really not bad for ~200km. :)
pawian 175 | 13,479
15 Apr 2012 #12
So accepting the more traffic on the main route I must acknowledge that it was a good decision. There road and shoulder conditions were preponderantly good, except the small stage between Wyskow and Ostrow. But even there you have your shoulders all the time.
Furthermore especially the truck drivers were driving very slowly and carefully when passing me, and if possible, taking another lane.

Good news. It means things are gradually changing for better in Poland. :):):):):):)


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