Winter running in the Masurian forests – Wzgórza Dylewskie
Masuria in winter? Why not! This cosmetic can be used throughout the whole year. The varied terrain, attractive forest areas, colder climate than in other parts of the country and long-lasting snow cover encourage people to spend their free time outdoors.
There are many winter activities to choose from. We can feel like in the mountains and try our hand at several ski slopes: Piękna Góra in Gołdap, Kurza Góra in Kurzętnik, Góra Czterech Wiatrów in Mrągowo, Kartasiówka in Rusi near Olsztyn, Zielony Zakątek in Lubstynek near Lubawa, in Mikołajki, in the village of Okrągłe near Wydmin. It is an ideal place for social and business meetings on the so-called
Cross-country skiing enthusiasts will certainly enjoy the hilly areas of the Garbat Lake District and the Dylewo Hills. Other winter activities in the region include ice skating, sleigh rides, dog sledding, canoeing, diving, ice fishing and ice boating.
Running in the Dylewo Hills
In Western Masuria, especially attractive cross-country skiing areas can be found in the Dylewskie Hills Landscape Park. It was established in 1994, and within its borders, in whole or in part, there were three nature reserves: Dylewo (forest), Lake Francuska (floristic) and Rzeka Drwęca (fauna).
The unique landscape values are best admired on the running route from Dylewo to Wysoka Wieś (length: approx. 10 km, travel time: 3 hours. 30 min). Every year, the Sasinów Ski Run is organized among the local forests. Cross-country skiers of all ages can participate in the run. There are two routes to choose from: a five-kilometre route and a ten-kilometre route. Both begin and end in Wysoka Wieś.
Ski attractions around Gołdap
In the Kumiecie forest near Gołdap, in the western part of the Romincka Forest, the Jaćwingów Run is organised, which is extremely popular with cross-country enthusiasts of all ages. The running routes are marked out by picturesque forest paths. It is the oldest winter running event in north-eastern Poland.
Regardless of this, the Sports and Recreation Center in Gołdap prepares routes in the Kumiecie forest with a length of 1 km, 1.5 km, 3 km and 5 km each year. Skiers can also use the routes along the Zdrojowa Promenade in the city. For beginner lovers of this sport, there are routes at the OSiR stadium in Gołdap (approx. 600 m on the side plate and 400 m on the main plate).
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