Łysa Polana to Jastrzębia Góra 570 miles
In May and early June 2019 I cycled the Polish End to End.
You can read daily blog posts for the trip here, from Łysa Polana on Day 1 to Jastrzębia Góra on Day 15 (plus some before and after).
Łysa Polana, my start point, is down on the Slovakian border near Zakopane.
From there I headed up through Krákow, Łódź and Gdańsk to Jastrzębia Góra, where the country’s most northerly point is marked by the monument Gwiazda Północy (‘Northern Star’) — the ceremonial end of my trip (pic).
After Jastrzębia Góra I carried on to the village of Hel at the end of a long sand spit that juts out east from there. That’s right: this trip was a Journey to Hel.
The total End to End distance was 570 miles, and took two leisurely weeks of 40–45 miles a day, on a bike that cost me £80. I didn’t spend much more than that on accommodation or food and drink in the two weeks.
Day ≤-1: Tirana (Albania) to Poprad (Slovakia)
Day 0: Poprad
Day 1: (Poprad to) Łysa Polana to Zakopane
Day 2: Zakopane to Kasina Wielka
Day 3: Kasina Wielka to Kraków
Day 4: Kraków to Ogrodzieniec
Day 5: Ogrodzieniec to Częstochowa
Day 6: Częstochowa to Janów
Day 7: Janów to Łódź
Day 8: Łódź
Day 9: Łódź to Strzelce Kujawskie
Day 10: Strzelce Kujawskie to Włocławek
Day 11: Włocławek to Toruń
Day 12: Toruń to Grudziądz
Day 13: Grudziądz to Starogard Gdański
Day 14: Starogard Gdański to Gdynia
Day 15: Gdynia to Jastrzębia Góra
Day 16: Hel
Day ≥17: Berlin (Germany)