Winter events worth taking part in
Several kilometers of picturesque cross-country skiing trails, more and more ski resorts and lifts in a beautiful winter scenery, frozen lakes ideal for ice sailing – all this attracts lovers of winter sports to Warmia and Masuria. Check out the most popular winter events in the region.
It is the oldest winter event in north-eastern Poland. Since 1979, the competitors have been competing in cross-country skiing on routes marked out in the Kumiecie Forest near Gołdap. The picturesque surroundings of the Romincka Forest, beautiful tradition and great sports emotions attract almost 300 competitors from Poland and other European countries every year.
Winter Run of Sasinowie
According to the tradition dating back to 2006, on the Dylewo Hills, near the Wysoka Wieś, when it snows, amateurs of cross-country skiing meet. The Winter Run of Sasinowie is played out on two routes – 5 and 10 km – with gentle uphill and downhill runs, through picturesque forests.
Winter canoeing down the Pisa River
This rafting organized in Pisz is a challenge for real canoeing enthusiasts, who are not afraid of frost and icy water. In order to sail through the 9 km route, one needs to take care of the right outfit and good attitude. The latter is in plenty every year.
There is also a long tradition of Christmas Canoeing Rally organized in Ełk. In 2019 the 42nd edition of this event took place, which every year attracts more and more enthusiasts of cold and canoeing.
The largest orienteering marathon in the province is named “Ełcka Zmarzlina” (Ełk Permafrost). For brave participants there are difficult winter conditions and 100, 50 or 20 km to cover, depending on the distance chosen. Low temperature, varied terrain and exhausting struggle to cover the distance are not only physical but also mental challenges.
This does not discourage the daredevils, whom there are more and more starting one year after another.
Pisz Cross-Country Skiing Jabłoń Cup
This is one of the three cross-country skiing events in the Mazury Loppet Cup. In the beautiful scenery of Jabłoń, in the heart of Piska Forest, cross-country skiing enthusiasts compete on different distances in the classic style. The route, depending on weather conditions, is located in the Jabłoń Lake Resort, Brzozolasek Lake or in Piska Forest. Of course, everyone keeps their fingers crossed for the snow.
However, in case there is none, the cross-country skiing takes place without skis.
Fish on holiday is a classic. It has to be fresh and taste. In the Land of the Great Masurian Lakes there are plenty of fish, one could say that Warmia and Masuria is a land flowing with fish. So we set off onto the trail of places where they serve fresh, delicious and aromatic fish. We also chose regional dishes made of fish, which one cannot find by the sea.Find out more
White sails stretched in the wind, sailing yachts on the shimmering surface of water is a view characteristic for Masuria. The Land of a Thousand Lakes is a Mecca for sailors - lakes connected by canals create perfect conditions for swinging on the water and discovering places where man is in vain, where unspoiled nature is not only a cliché, and sunrises reflected in the water mirror remain in memory for a long time.Find out more