Poland’s natural endowments make it a great place to practice many sports throughout the year. Hiking, water and winter sports, horseback riding, cycling, golf, fishing, and extreme sports are all options. There’s so much to choose from that everyone can easily find something fun to do. Sport and recreational infrastructure in Poland is modern and constantly developing; diverse accommodation and food choices combine for active leisure, comfortable relaxation, and treat your taste buds to boot.
Adventures under sail
Poland has a long seacoast as well as 1,000 lakes. Admire nature and Polish cities from rivers and canals for a different perspective. The Great Masurian Lakes Trail and the Waterway Loop of Wielkopolska are ideal sailing routes to spend several days on the water while passing by places of great beauty. Modern marinas, diverse accommodations and a multitude of tourist attractions perfectly complement active fun and leisure on the water. Large bodies of water are near several major Polish cities; the biggest, the Zegrze Reservoir, is just outside the capital, Warsaw.
Evolutions on the Baltic waves
Besides sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing are also very popular in Poland. In the summer, the Hel Peninsula attracts loads of surfers. You can reach it via an interesting bike trail along the Bay of Puck. Here, the winds blow mostly from the west or the open sea; on the bay side the winds stream along the coast, pushing flying and sailing thrill-seekers along. These winds are why this place is considered one of the best places in Europe for these sports!
Follow the river
A trip on one of Poland’s numerous kayak routes, in close proximity to wildlife can provoke extraordinary emotions. The Krutynia River in Mazury is breathtaking. Combining with several other streams and lakes, it creates a kayaking route of more than 100 km. It’s not difficult, so it’s feasible even if your team has some inexperienced kayakers. The surroundings delight the senses with forests, hills and marshes, and a wealth of flora and fauna. The Biebrza and Narew rivers create a peaceful, picturesque route known collectively as the “Polish Amazon”. Great conditions for bird watching are guaranteed. If you’re a pro, we recommend the Czarna Hańcza route, which passes through the deepest lakes in Poland and the central North European Plain. The most beautiful mountain rivers that kayakers love are the Dunajec in Pieniny, the Białka at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, and the Nysa Kłodzka in Sudety.
Poland in wintertime?
Of course! The lay of the land, with so many mountains and hills, provides excellent conditions for winter sports: snowboarding, downhill and cross-country skiing, trail skiing and ski-tours. The season starts in December and in some resorts goes on until April. Winter fun isn’t just about the mountains, though — many other places in Poland offer unforgettable sports and recreational attractions to enjoy in the wintertime.