4 Rivers the Augustów Lakeland kayaking trip – 8 days

Czarna Hańcza and Augustów Canal, Rospuda, Biebrza and Marycha Rivers – an organized kayaking trip, accommodation in Villa Skomanda, 8 days / 6 days kayaking – 93 km. '2022 DATES.

Wigry

Stanowisko

8 / 6 days

97 km

Villa Skomanda in Augustów

HB - breakfasts, dinners

guided

different difficulty levels

Discover the beauty of the FOUR rivers of Augustów Lakeland and their diverse characters. Now it is possible – in a single trip!

  • The queen of Augustów Lakeland rivers – the Czarna Hańcza – meanders calmly along grasslands and woods of Augustów Primeval Forest. Take it easy, relax and enjoy the magnificent views and smell of the forest.
  • Augustów Canal – a unique artificial waterway, on a European scale, which combines both natural forces of Mother Nature and the ingenuity of men.
  • Beautiful and surprising Rospuda River runs between high, steep river banks overgrown with trees. Along the river there are sections with rocky bottom and large boulders here and there, but there are also calmer ones, where the river is mild and surrounded by banks covered with bulrush. It also crosses several picturesque lakes. The waters of the famous Rospuda Valley are reachable only by a kayak!
  • Wild Biebrza River runs through the boundless Biebrza Marshes – one of the biggest swamps in Europe. Lazy current, singing birds and fish splashing in the water ensure complete, blissful relaxation – excursion into unspoilt wildlife.
  • Marycha River meanders along the border area of Poland and Lithuania. In the final part, it meets Belarus. Due to its wild nature, on the route there are many natural obstacles in form of fallen trees that will ensure an unforgettable adventure.

Comfortable accommodation in Augustów; tasty, home-made meals; daily transports; extra attractions available on-site; comprehensive organization. The kayaking route is varied, some sections are moderately difficult; sometimes with rocky bottoms, boulders, fallen trees or inaccessible banks. The kayaking trip is available for beginners and kayaking with children, accompanied by experienced kayakers.

Accommodation: Villa Skomanda in Augustów – rooms in a bungalow; summer houses or a campsite.
Catering: HB – buffet breakfast, dinner

The four rivers and the canal – adventure, relaxation, emotions and wilderness

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Terms

SRBM1 |04.06-11.06.2022 Sorry, lack of seats
SRBM2 |02.07-09.07.2022 Sorry, lack of seats
SRBM3 |09.07-16.07.2022 Reserve
SRBM4 |30.07-06.08.2022 Reserve
SRBM5 |13.08-20.08.2022 Reserve
SRBM6 |20.08-27.08.2022 Reserve

Program

1st day

Arrival in Augustów, check-in    /possible from 3 PM till 11 PM/.

SZOT Base (how to find us) – office; water equipment rental – kayaks, canoes, bikes; Villa Skomanda – hotel, restaurant, bungalow (cozy rooms with verandas), summer houses. In fenced area of 8 hectares there are: playground for children; outdoor wood-fired sauna,  sheltered barbeque area with a fireplace, volleyball court, birch forest, meadow and orchard, car park.

The Augustów Canal and the Augustów Primeval Forest are nearby, and the Green Velo Eastern Bicycle Trail runs.

2nd day

9:00   Transportation to the kayaking starting point – Wigry Lake. We start with a short individual sightseeing of the Post-Camaldolese monastery complex, a place where Pope John Paul II rested during his pilgrimage to Poland in 1999. From here extends admiring view on the panorama of Wigry Lake.
Before we start the tour, a short briefing will be provided (organizational and safety issues; kayaking instructions).

Czarna Hańcza kayaking route: Wigry – Maćkowa Ruda   /10 km

Our starting point is the area of Wigry National Park – Wigry Lake; Postaw Lake; Czarna Hańcza River meandering among tall reeds and water plants. While passing some small villages, the river occasionally divides, and thus we can see multiple small grassy islands along the way.

Transportation from the ending point back to Augustów.

3rd day

Transportation to the kayaking starting point.

Czarna Hańcza kayaking route: Okółek – Mikaszówka   /17 km

One of the most appealing and best known kayaking routes in Poland. The river is relatively wide, and it has a mild current that makes it easier to kayak. It meanders calmly along grasslands and woods of Augustów Primeval Forest. Its relaxing atmosphere is driven by the river’s gentle bends, curves, and fallen trees that are easy to pass. In general, the route is not difficult, suitable for beginners and families with children. The last two kilometers we kayak through the Augustów Canal regulated by historic, manually operated locks (must-see!). In Mikaszówka there is an old wooden church built in the traditional architectural style, a perfect match for the wilderness of old-growth forests.

Transportation from the ending point back to Augustów. Bonfire party in the evening.

Bonfire party with sausages in the evening.

4th day

Transportation to the kayaking starting point.

Rospuda kayaking route: Małe Raczki – Święte Miejsce  /15 km

Along the river there are sections with sharp curves, fallen trees and large boulders, but there are also calmer ones, where the river is mild and free of obstacles. In summertime the route is relatively easy. Surrounded by beautiful, picturesque scenery! On the route there are two unique spots to visit: the ruins of Pac Palace in Dowspuda, and Święte Miejsce nature reserve – cultural and religious site.

Transportation from the ending point back to Augustów.

5th day

Transportation to the kayaking starting point.

Rospuda kayaking route: Święte Miejsce – “Goła Zośka”  /17 km

The waters of the famous Rospuda Valley are reachable only by a kayak. The river meanders along swampy grasslands surrounded by the deciduous woods of Augustów Primeval Forest. Tall reeds, growing around the banks, give the impression of a long, rambling corridor. In the final part of the route, where the river meets Szczeberka and Blizna River, it widens and slows down. At the very end, the river flows into Rospuda and Necko Lake.The route ends near the municipal beach, wooden pier, and amphitheater.

Transportation from the ending point back to Augustów.

6th day

Transportation to the kayaking starting point.

Biebrza kayaking route: Sztabin – Jagłowo /18 km

This picturesque kayaking route, running through the Biebrza National Park, is particularly recommended for those seeking peace and quiet – excursion into unspoilt wildlife. Lavish flora, numerous species of birds and animals inhabiting the Biebrza Marshes. The low-intensity route, very easy and free of obstacles, with a mild current and numerous bends.

Transportation from the ending point back to Augustów.

7th day

Transportation to the kayaking starting point.

Marycha kayaking route: Zelwa – Stanowisko  /20 km

Beautiful, wild and meandering river. It starts in the area of Kukle forest preserve, and then runs along the border area of Poland and Lithuania. On the route there are many natural obstacles in form of fallen trees. As an additional attraction, sometimes it is necessary to get out of the kayak and push or move it over the obstacle. The ending point is located 2 km from the place where three borders meet: Polish, Lithuanian, and Belorussian.

Transportation from the ending point back to Augustów.

8th day

After breakfast, check-out, Guests departure.

Or extend your stay and: sightseeing Augustów, cycling trip (bike rental on site at Villa Skomanda), a cruise and many other attractions.

We also offer one-day trips: to the Suwałki- Augustów Lake district, to Lithuania – Vilnius and Trakai or to Belarus – Grodno.

Reservation of excursions at the reception desk; pick-up of participants and return transport to Villa Skomanda.


Price

  • 2109 PLN /person
  • 1549 PLN /children up to 12, sharing a room with 2 parents
  • 1689 PLN /3rd person in a room
    BUNGALOW Option – in a 2-person room

 

  • 1879 PLN /person
  • 1779 PLN /children up to 12
    SUMMER-HOUSE Option – in a 4-person house

 

  • 2019 PLN /person
  • 1919 PLN /children up to 12
    SUMMER-HOUSE Option – in a 3-person house

 

  • 2349 PLN /person
  • 2249 PLN /children up to 12
    SUMMER-HOUSE Option – in a 2-person house

 

  • 1579 PLN /person
  • 1479 PLN /children up to 12
    CAMPSITE Option – SZOT campsite

 


Price includes

  • seat in a double polyethylene kayak with paddling gear (paddle, life jacket, soft seat) – 6 days
  • 7 overnight stays – depending on your chosen option
  • 7 x HB catering (breakfast, dinner); children up to 12 – ½ servings
  • bonfire with sausages
  • daily transportations of people to the kayaking starting point and back
  • lifeguard / kayaking instructor guidance – 6 days
  • Biebrza and Wigry National Park tickets
  • kayaks’ launching fees
  • accident insurance (UNIQA 20 000 PLN)
  • Guarantee Fund contribution of 2 PLN
  • Tourist Relief Fund contribution of 2 PLN

In the backyard you will find:

  • outdoor, wood-burning sauna
  • volleyball court
  • sheltered barbeque area with a fireplace
  • playground for children
  • rental office: kayaks, bikes, Nordic-walking poles
  • parking area

Parking lot during the kayaking tour – free.

For our regular guests we offer an additional discount.


Paid separately

  • local fee (cash only) – 14 PLN/person/trip,
  • locks on Augustów Canal (2 on the route) – free of charge in 2022
  • extra charge for the single bungalow room – 590 PLN/person/trip
  • CAMPSITE option only – warm shower in SZOT Base – 5 PLN/shower
  • renting a single CAROLINA kayak or kayaking in a double kayak individually – 110 PLN/trip
  • renting a foam mattress – 14 PLN/trip
  • renting a waterproof bag (55l) or barrel (3,5l/10,4l) – 24 PLN/trip + deposit of 50 PLN
  • sauna bathing – 200 PLN/2 hours/group
  • available to purchase in the SZOT office: maps, waterproof mobile phone cases, sun hats and raincoats.

 


Additional information

  • If you want to spend your free time in an active way, you are more than welcome to join us and become a kayaker! No matter how old or fit you are, our kayakers are of different age and shape. They are families with children or students, couples and those kayaking on their own. Simply everyone who just wishes to spend their free time actively, in fresh air and surrounded by beautiful nature. Anyone who wants to meet new people, looks for an adventure, and who enjoys spending free time with family and friends
  • Trip members must be in an appropriate state of health, which allows to participate in a kayaking trip. Kids and teenagers can take part in a kayaking trip only under supervision of their parents or legal age guardians
  • Accommodation:
    • Bungalow (wooden) – 2-person rooms with an additional bed – folding sofa. Facilities: fridge, kettle, bedding, bathroom, shower
    • Summer houses – Designed for 4 persons; with a wooden terrace and bedroom in the attic. On the ground floor there is a living room with a bathroom.
    • SZOT campsite next to Villa Skomanda; toilets with sinks are available, showers are charged extra.
  • In the backyard you will find: a playground for children, dry sauna, sheltered barbeque area with a fireplace, bicycles for rent
  • Food: delicious, home-made meals with elements of regional cuisine in Villa Skomanda. Dinner is served on the first; breakfast on the last day of your stay
  • We provide first-quality 1-, 2-, and 3-person kayaks
  • The minimum number of participants: 8
  • There is a possibility to book an extra night before or after the kayaking trip – with a discount
  • We suggest you to take: comfortable, lightweight footwear – sandals/ slides/ water shoes, mosquito repellant, fleece sweatshirts, warm clothes suitable for night weather conditions, fingerless gloves, raincoats, and of course, a GOOD MOOD!

Attractions in Augustów; distances from SZOT Base:

  • Cruises along picturesque lakes and Augustów Canal – 2 km
  • Catamaran Port – 3 km
  • Marian Shrine located on the island in Studzieniczna – 11.5 km
  • Water ski lift on Necko Lake – 3.6 km / car – 3 km / walk
  • Ride on the Narrow Gauge Railway in Wigry – 26 km
  • Tennis courts – 3.5 km
  • Municipal Aquapark (swimming pools, slide, jacuzzi, sauna) – 1.2 km
  • Bowling club – 0.9 km

Get into a kayak and get inspired with us! 😉


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Spływy kajakowe z pasją, wycieczki autokarowe, imprezy dla firm
ul. Konwaliowa 2
Augustów 16-300, Polska

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