By bike from the open-air museum to the beaver reserve
A good holiday is the one during which you have covered at least one bicycle route – say lovers of recreation on two wheels. Fortunately, there are plenty of interesting cycling routes in our region.
Many routes allow you to combine active recreation with getting to know the attractions of the region. One of them is the red bicycle trail leading from Olsztynek to the village of Makruty. It is about 16 km long. At the beginning of the trip, it is worth visiting the Artistic Glass Factory in Olsztynek. It’s a great place! In front of our eyes, the glassworks craftsmen blow and form the mass of glass in order to create extraordinary artistic forms from it. Glass products can be bought in the shop next to the glassworks.
If we would prefer to start a bicycle trip with a decent warm-up, we can take advantage of the skatepark in Olsztynek, which encourages us to take up sports challenges. An alternative is to leisurely learn about the history and culture of the region in a unique place – the Ethnographic Park Museum of Folk Architecture.
Animals, such as horses, cows, goats and rabbits bred in the open-air museum can be a big attraction, especially for younger travellers. The museum’s educational offer is targeted at both children and adults. Many events take place here, for example The regional Festival of Herbs or the Wschód Piękna music festival.
The route will be especially appreciated by those for whom the purpose of the trip is to admire the beauties of nature. On the way, we pass the Jagiełek forester’s lodge, the villages of Witulty, Zezuty and Gębiny, and above all we cross beautiful forests.
Finally, we reach Lake Sarąg, which is located within the beaver nature reserve “Ostoja Bobrów” on the Pasłęka River. It is the largest reserve in our province. It covers almost the entire course of the Pasłęka River (from the riverhead to Braniewo, 8 km away from the mouth of the river to the Vistula Lagoon), along with several lakes through which it flows.
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