individual kayak tour at Krutynia
Krutynia is believed to be one of the most interesting of Europe's low-lying routs. The route is very exciting, varied and picturesque. It crosses The Pisz Wilderness and The Mazurian View Park.
Attractiveness of this route is expressed not only in the ability of staying among primeval nature but also in the availability of well developed base of riverside hostels and properly equipped camps . While going down the Krutynia River there are a lot of places worth visiting.
They are: Neo-Gothic Palace in Sorkwity, Wild Animals Park in Kadzidlowo, Old-Believers Monastery in Wojnowo, the Pranie forester's lodge, Zakret (Bend), and Królewska Sosna (The Royal Pine) Reserves. While being in Ukta you must have a sauna which is situated near the river.
If You hale
only few days off, You should really fokus on the most beautiful part of this
river. We highly recommend followed trail:
1st day: Krutyń-Ukta /12km
2nd day: Ukta-Iznota /14km
of the river is very easy and is appropriate even for non-experienced kayakers
or families with small children. To Krutyń You can get by bus from Ruciane Nida
(about 10km) or Mikołajki (about 15km). If You are traveling by car we suggest
leave the car on the safe parking in Krutyń. We will collect You to the car on the end of the trip.
4-5 days of
paddling – for that long period You should start Your tour in Sorkwity. This
is the proposition of the trail:
1st day Sorkwity
- J. Białe – Wyspa Owcza /15km
0,0km Sorkwity village – You can see here baroque church from
1607, reconstructed in XX century palace from XVII century, rebuilt into
English gothic style. There is train station, bus station, post office, gas
station, pharmacy, few shops and bars. The best place to start is next to the
marina PTTK, but You have to pay for it, You can leave Your car on secured
parking. On the lake You should keep right shore and than across the lake to
it’s left shore.
2,3km Lampasz lake
6,6km pier, good place to swim for awhile, beginning
of stream Sobiepanka, length about 1,5km, in case of low level of the water You
have to be prepared for pulling Your kayak. On the right side of small bridge
there is bar and small camping place.
9,2km estuary to Kujno lake, connection with small
10,2km bridge on the route Mrągowo-Rybno, before
bridge You can see bar, and a shop on the hill, You should look after the
stones in the water while passing the bridge.
10,6km Borowe village, estuary to Dłużec lake, You
should keep close to left shore, after about 500m there is camping place.
14,1km estuary to Białe lake, on the lake there is
Wyspa Owcza with camping place and ferry connection with the shore, on the
right side there is another island good for camping. You should paddle through
this lake in direction of buildings of Marina PTTK
Jez. Białe – Jez. Zyzdrój – Wyspa Miłości /16km
18,7km Gant lake, kayak should be directed to the next
cape, situated on the oposite shore, behind it You should see ruins of the old
21,4km You are reaching Grancka Struga
– it goes among reeds and other water plants, than it goes trough the forest.
Next there is fallen bridge and You should be careful while paddling there.
22,9km Gnacka Struga connects with Babięcka Struga
(You can turn right and get to Tejsowo lake where is very good place for picnic
and swimming in good weather.
24,6km Babięta village, there are shops, 2 bars, bus
station, marina, near the bridge on the route Mrągowo-Szczytno you should get
to the right bank and You have to carry kayaks for 50m, the current is getting
faster, after few meters You should reach Zyzdrój Wielki lake, on the left
shore You will pass Nowy Zyzdrój locality.
32,1km Wyspa Miłości, You are paddling on Zyzdrój Mały
lake (on the left shore there is camping place.
Zyzdrój – Zgon / 22km
35,8km locked sluice, You hale to carry kayaks on the
right side, about 80m (sometimes there is possibility to rent trolley), after
that You will paddle Zyzdrojowa Struga
38,8km Spychowskie lake, Spychowo village (bar,
pharmacy, shop, bus station, train station, medical center), You should be
careful while paddling under the bridge on the route Mrągowo-Rozogi because of
the current – it’s getting faster.
42,9km pass to the Kierwik lake, on the both sides
there are agro-farms and private camping places.
43,5km bridge, and on the left side big camping place,
You are reaching Uplik lake, on the left side in the middle of the lake there
is reserve “Czaplisko – Ławny lasek”, You need to keep quite there.
46,1km bridge on the route Ruciane-Babięta (parking
place and small gastronomy) in the distance You can see Zgon village, You are
reaching Mokre lake.
4th day: Zgon - Ukta /25km
54,4km water gate which separates Mokre lake and
Krutyń river, 15m carriage, You should look for wooden sticks in the bottom,
around the lake there is reserve “Krutynia”
59,0km marina and Krutynia village, this is “the
capital of polish touristy for kayaks and weekends”. There are many shops,
pensions, post office, bus station, water equipment rentals, it’s worth to see
main market in the village
61,6km mill dam, You should carry kayaks on the right
shore, about 150m, You can rent trolley,
64,7km Rosocha village, with camping places and bar
68km paddling on the right there is a pass and
estuary to Duś lake (it’s just an option)
68,6km bridge in Wojnowo village, You should look
after the trees on the water.
71,1km Ukta village, it came in to existence in XVIII
century, mostly as holiday place, there are many places to stay for night,
shops, marina, post office, pharmacy, medical center, bus stop.
5th day: Ukta – Iznota /15km
PTTK, reserve “Krutynia Dolna”
78,9km marina in Nowy Most
82km estuary to Gardyńskie lake, pass to Malinówko
84,2km camping place, pass to Jerzewko lake, You can
prolong Your tour to Ruciane (1 day) or move to Pisz on Pisa river (another 4-5 days)
This is an
opportunity to paddle on the most beautiful lakes on Warmia and Mazury
district. To Sorkwity You can get by bus or train from Olsztyn (about 50km). Marina is about 400m from the station. If You
have car You can leave it on secured parking place.
the whole trail of Krutynia You should reserve 7-8 days. This is the
proposition of the trail:
1st day: Sorkwity- Białe lake /15km
Białe lake – Zyzdrój lake /16km
3rd day: Zyzdrój
lake – Zgon /22km
4th day: Zgon – Krutynia / 13km
5th day: Krutynia – Ukta / 12km
6th day: Ukta – Iznota /15km
7th day: Iznota – Ruciane Nida / 15km
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| ||comment: ||I was there with my family and we were very fascinated. Very easy river, great for not much advanced people. I remember that bi attraction for my childres were dragonflies flying around us ;)|