A green country for active leisure fans

Thousands of lakes full of fish, swathes of meadows resplendent with aromatic herbs, silhouettes of white storks wading in marshy grass fields, primeval forests , and endless parks – that’s Poland for you, naturally! A picturesque country whose natural wealth makes it an ideal place to enjoy a variety of recreational and sporting activities, especially in the summer.

Water sports, horseback riding, hiking, biking, as well as golf, fishing, and extreme sports: these are just some of the possibilities you can explore in Poland, on land, in the air, on the water and under water, and even underground. There’s so much to choose from that everyone can easily find something fun to do. Sports and recreational infrastructure in Poland are modern and continuously developing. The diverse accommodation and food choices allow you to combine active leisure with comfortable relaxation — and treat your taste buds, to boot.

Sustainable adventures in Polish national parks

The 23 Polish national parks are not only areas of special natural and cultural value, but also dream destinations for summer adventures. If hiking with majestic views and photography is your thing, all Polish national parks extend an invitation to check out their trails.

Adventures under sail

Our country has a long shoreline as well as a thousand lakes. Navigable rivers and canals allow us to admire nature and Polish cities from a different perspective. The Great Masurian Lakes Trail and the Great Waterway Loop of Wielkopolska are ideal sailing routes if you want to spend several days on the water while passing near places of great beauty. Modern marinas and diverse accommodation options as well as numerous tourist attractions are a perfect complement to active fun and leisure on the water. Large bodies of water are also in the vicinity of several large Polish cities. The largest of them, the Zegrze Reservoir, lies just outside the capital, Warsaw.

Acrobatics on the Baltic waves

In addition to sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing are also very popular in Poland. In the summer, the Hel Peninsula attracts countless fans of these sports. You can get there by taking an interesting bike trail along the Bay of Puck. The wind almost always blows from the west or from the open sea. On the bay side of the peninsula, the winds blow along the coast, pushing the flying and sailing thrill-seekers towards it. For this reason, this place is considered one of the best destinations in Europe for these water sports!

Follow the river

A trip on one of Poland’s numerous kayak routes near wildlife can elicit extraordinary emotions. The Krutynia River in Masuria is a breathtaking choice. A peaceful and very picturesque route is created by the rivers Biebrza and Narew, known as the “Polish Amazon”. Great conditions for bird watching are guaranteed.

Things to consider before traveling

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