One of the biggest attractions of Poland is its wealth of natural beauty: spectacular mountains, vibrant forests, sandy beaches and alluring lakes. The best way to enjoy Poland's natural scenery is via bicycle. Bikes are ideal for reaching places of unspoiled beauty.

The Baltic Coast attracts throngs of windsurfers each year. The Hel Peninsula is considered the windsurfing capital of the country. Its moderate winds draw surfers from all over the world. The lake districts boast thousands of lakes and many choices of staying active. Spend the morning fishing and the afternoon on horseback trotting.

Mountains in winter lure skiers and snowboarders who want to avoid crowds and enjoy reasonable prices. In summer, it is a good choice for hiking or mountain climbing.

No matter what time of year you visit Poland, you are sure to find fun and adventure.

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Adventure Highlights

Bike Green Velo, the country’s longest cycling trail.

Kitesurf and windsurf at Hel Peninsula.

Kayak one of the more than 120 river routes or one of the 10,000 paddle friendly lakes; both the Mazury Lake District and Podlasie region are great choices for this activity.

Enjoy boating at the Great Wielkopolska Waterway Loop.

Sail the Great Lakes of Mazury, over one hundred miles of history and adventure, or take on the challenging 300-mile sail along Pomorska Bay and the Baltic Coast.

Ski the Tatra Mountains.

Hike one of the 251 trails around the country, which altogether cover over 13,000 miles of paths to follow.

Practice your climbing skills in Jura Kraków-Częstochowa or in the Tatra Mountains.

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Interesting Facts

  • Poland is the size of New Mexico.
  • It has 23 national parks.
  • More than 1300 European Bison roam the primeval woodlands in Eastern Poland in Bialowieza National Park, and you can hike through these lands.
  • Poland has 300 miles of sandy beaches with excellent conditions for kite and windsurfing in many areas.
  • There are more than 70 trails to hike in the Tatra Mountains and 251 nationwide.
  • Poland has 535 castles and 2500+ palaces for you to tour.
  • Kraków's Market Square is the largest medieval commercial square in Europe, each of its sides is 200 meters long.
  • Because of the many rivers, islands, some 200 or so bridges and the sheer beauty of the city, Wroclaw has a growing reputation as the Venice of the North.
  • Seven countries share a border with Poland including Russia, Lithuania, Belarus, Slovakia, Ukraine, the Czech Republic and Germany.
  • Poland is the world's biggest Amber exporter. Amber is fossilized tree resin, appreciated for its color and natural beauty since the Neolithic times. Today, it is used as an ingredient in perfumes, as a healing agent in folk medicine, and as jewelry.
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Rafting on the Dunajec River
Kayaking on the Rospuda River
Kitesurfing in Jastarnia
Zakopane – Malopolska Region
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