Czarna Hańcza – 1-day kayaking trip

...relax, refresh, recharge. The route is not difficult, suitable for beginners and families with children.

SZOT Base

SZOT Base

1-day

12 - 25 km

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individual trip

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Czarna Hańcza River… relax, refresh, recharge

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.

Life is simple. Just add water 😉

We provide 1-, 2- and 3-person. kayaks, transportation, parking area in Augustów

DATES:

In summer, 1-day kayaking trips take place every day. The minimum number of participants – 8 ppl.

For the other months, please contact our team.

You can book the kayaks till 8 PM the day before the trip  +48 601 146 703 or   szot@szot.pl

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Program

ROUTES:

1. Wysoki Most – Frącki   /12 km

This section of the river is very calm and attractive. It is surrounded by high, steep riverbanks overgrown with trees. At the very beginning, the current is fast-flowing but safe; then, the speed decreases. Multiple bends, bifurcations, and backwater areas covered with rustling reeds are common here. The river is pretty wide and overgrown with numerous water plants, what makes the view even more magnificent.

The easiest route. Duration: approx. 3 hours. The planned return: 4.00 PM

PRICE: 60 PLN / person           52 PLN / children under the age of 12

10.30 AM – meeting in SZOT Base in Augustów


2. Dworczysko – Mikaszówka   /12 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.

Duration: approx. 5 hours (with several stops in the meantime). The planned return: 5.30 PM

PRICE: 60 PLN / person           52 PLN / children under the age of 12

10.30 AM – meeting in SZOT Base in Augustów


3. Frącki – Mikaszówka    /25 km

At the very beginning of this route, the current is slow, and riverbanks are covered with tall reeds. Then, we reach “the heart” of Augustów Primeval Forest, where the Czarna Hańcza river runs through deep corners of forested swamplands. Then, the river narrows and strongly meanders. The last two kilometers we kayak through 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.

The planned return: 5.30 PM

PRICE: 60 PLN / person           52 PLN / children under the age of 12

8.30 AM – meeting in SZOT Base in Augustów


Price includes

  • seat in a double SZOT KOMFORT kayak with paddling gear (paddle, life jacket, soft seat),
  • transporation from Augustów to the starting place of the kayaking trip, and back to Augustów from the ending point (in accordance with the program)
  • kayaks’ launching fee

Place at the parking area in SZOT Base in Augustów – for free.


Paid separately

  • renting a single SZOT kayak; kayaking in a double kayak individually – 10 PLN
  • renting a single CAROLINA kayak – 20 zł,
  • for families with children, we recommend 3-person Prijon CRIUSER III kayaks; for 3 adults – 3-person TERCET kayaks
  • Route no. 2 and 3: lock fees – 4,20 PLN/kayak/lock. Operated till 7 PM.
  • renting a waterproof bag (55l) or barrel (3,5l/10,4l) – 5 PLN/piece
  • optional accident insurance (AXA TUiR, 10,000 PLN) – 3 PLN/person
  • available to purchase in the SZOT office: maps, waterproof phone cases, sport gloves, sun hats and raincoats.

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Location


Spływy kajakowe z pasją, Czarna Hańcza, Rospuda, Kanał Augustowski
ul. Konwaliowa 2
Augustów 16-300, Polska

szot@szot.pl

+48 87 644 67 58

+48 601 146 703