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The Czarna Hańcza River and the Augustowski Canal 6 days

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Kayaking trip - Rospuda River  - 5 days, organized, dates

Kayaking trip - Rospuda River - 5 days, organized, dates

swift and surprising river
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Kayaking trip on Rospuda River – organized 5 days

Kayaking trip on Rospuda River – organized 5 days

Let’s go with us and discover this beautiful and surprising river!
Float among high edges overgrown with forest, overcome turning points in places with stony bottom
and rocks, to move after a moment to calmer course, where the shallow river is flowing amongst edges covered with rushes.
Rospuda flows from the north to the south side, through two lands: Suwałki Lake District and the Augustów Plain.
In its higher part, the river flows through thin valley crossing eight beautiful lakes. Below Raczki it flows into forest areas of the Augustow Primeval Forest. In its lower course, the river is growing safer; flows into boggy areas and its course slows down.
The route is varied and interesting, recommended for adventure seekers. In the summer, the river has more character.



   Day 1
Up to 11.30 – arrival at the SZOT Base in Augustów (how to find us).
In the SZOT Base, apart from the office, you can also find: water equipment rental, Villa Skomanda guest house (comfortable guest rooms, dinning room), summer houses, playground, outdoor dry sauna, small pond with pier, sheltered area with campfire, car park.
In the neighborhood, there is a large bakery, where you can conveniently do shopping before you start your kayaking trip.
It is possible to arrive earlier or extend the stay with accommodation in Villa Skomanda guest house or summer houses at the SZOT Base.
Required booking in advance.

Before you sit comfortably in your kayaks, there is a short briefing where the safety rules, kayaking techniques and organizational matters will be discussed.

Kayaking route: Szafranki – Bakałarzewo   (14 km)
Attractive part of the river flowing rapidly, with water flora covering nearly the whole riverbed. In some places there are wooden pickets slightly submerged in the water which are remains of river’s consolidation. Later on, the river flows surrounded by the forest with high, often undercut sandy edges; somewhere swift currents with sharp bends, sandy-stony shallows and fallen trees. Watch out for camp sizes. Picturesque lakes on the route: Garbaś and Głębokie.
Accommodation: guest rooms in agritourism farm, bathrooms/campsite; bathroom, shower

   Day 2
Kayaking route: Bakałarzewo – Kotowina    (6 km)
Walk to Fortification heritage-park with bunkers from the World War II.
In the beginning, we will have to carry kayaks (app. 50m) on the left side. Short part of the river is next, to flow after a moment on quite narrow Lake Sumowo. After more than 3 km of calm floating, at the end of the route a part with attractions on the river: stony shallows, big rocks and fast current.
Campfire with sausages in the evening.
Possibility to use a sauna.
Accommodation: guest rooms in agritourism farm, bathrooms/campsite
    Day 3
Kayaking route: Kotowina – Dowspuda (14 km)
We start with short part of rapid and stony Rospuda river, next we go through a little Lake Okrągłe. Together with the calm current of the river, we flow into a long and narrow Lake Bolesty which by narrowing at its end, changes into a sprawling river. River banks are accessible; opportunity to swim. On the route we stop in Małe Raczki. Charming and very interesting route due to the river’s varied character, though shallow in some places.
End of the trip around the ruin of Pac Palace in Dowspuda.
Accommodation in Kotowina – transportation.

    Day 4
Kayaking route: Dowspuda – Młynisko ( 14 km)
Ride from Kotowina
The route mosty goes through the Augustow Primeval Forest. Some parts resemble mountain river with rapid current, fallen trees and stony bottom (incredible attraction!). In some places the river flows smoother in wide bed, among rushes. On the route we will visit magical sacred spot with wooden church on the riverside and Yotvingian’s cross dating from 1283.
Accommodation in Kotowina – transportation.

    Day 5
Kayaking route: Młynisko – Augustów (16 km)
Ride from Kotowina.
In the beginning, the current is rapid, the bottom is stony, some fallen trees. Then
We move on into Rospuda Valley; the river meanders through boggy meadows surrounded by deciduous woods of the Augustow Primeval Forest. High reeds covering banks give an impression of floating by very long and twisty channel. In the final part, after joining Szczeberka and Blizna rivers, Rospuda is getting wider and slower, the water is almost black; in many places tree branches covered with moss stick out the surface. boggy and deciduous forests that surround us are dark and make a somewhat ‘amazonian’ impression. In the end, Rospuda flows into lake with the same name. At the end, we float over Lake Necko, very attractive especially for sailors and fans of motor boats. You are supposed to swim along the riverside, remembering that smaller water units should give way to the bigger ones and due to side wave on lake.
End of the kayaking trip on Lake Necko, near the water-ski lift, around the pier of Polish Radio’s third program.
Return to the SZOT Base.

It is possible to extend the stay and enjoy additional offers of one-day kayaking trips, Augustow Lakeland attractions or trips to Vilnius, Druskininkai, Grodno (Lithuania, Belarus).


739 PLN/person            659 PLN/child under 12
STANDARD Option – night accomodation at campsites
829 PLN/person            759 PLN/ child under 12
COMFORT Option – accommodation in agritourism farms – rooms or summer houses /no bedding/ on the route

1089 PLN/person            959 PLN/ child under 12*
LUX Option – accommodation in Villa Skomanda (SZOT Base) in Augustow
*child in room with parents

By renting a liminate kayak SZOT Komfort you can save 25 PLN/person       


  • seat In a double polythene kayak Prijon Cruiser II with equipment (paddle, lifejacket, soft waterproof seat)
  • transport of people and kayaks from Augustów to kayaking starting point in Szafranki and return from Lake Necko to the SZOT Base  
  • preferred accommodation
  • board (breakfast, dinner), children under 12 – ½ of portion
  • lifeguard / instructor care
  • bonfire with sausages
  • daily kayaker’s luggage transport
  • entrances to Fortification Heritage-Park
  • insurance (AXA cover up to 5000 PLN)
  • daily transfer of people to the hotel (option LUX)
Car park for kayakers’ convenience – free of charge


  • The kayaking trip on this route is recommended  for people having basic skills of manoeuvring kayak already. Participants of kayaking trips are people of different ages, in pairs or single, families with children, students. Everyone who wants to relax among beautiful nature, get to know new people, experience adventure, or stay with family or friends and don't expect too many amenities.
  • Accommodation –COMFORT Option: rooms in agritourism farms or summer houses without bedding, situated along the water; STANDARD Option: campsites by farms. Toilets, showers, places for bonfires. LUX Option: comfortable double rooms with rollaway beds in Villa Skomanda in Augustow. In the premises: playground for children, sauna, cheltered spot for bonfires and grilling, bicycle’s rental, fenced area.
  • Board – tasty, fresh,home-made meals in agritourism farms. The board served throughout the whole kayaking trip time; first service – dinner at the day of arrival , last service – breakfast in the departure day.
  • We provide comfortable, safe and strong double kayaks Prijon Cruiser II ( Mercedes among kayaks) or safe, comfortable, double kayaks SZOT Komfort (very stable), or SZOT Voyager (fast and agile), produced by us. For families of three – with a child up to approx. 9 years of age we provide a triple kayak Prijon Cruiser III. Our kayaks are regularly serviced and after each season we purchase new units.
  • In the afternoon or in the evenings we play volleyball, badminton and other team games or we go for short hikes. In the evening, we integrate by bonfires. People with music talent: don’t forget to take your instrument with you!
  • Showers on the campsite in STANDRD Option are paid separately.
  • The event is organized with minimal amount of eight participants.
  • Optional accommodation before or after the trip, possible in Villa Skomanda guest house or in summer houses in SZOT Base.
  • Client's luggage to be transported everyday cannot exceed the weight of 20 kg per person and include large items such as deckchairs etc.
  • You must take with you: a sleeping bag (no bedding provided), and in STANDARD Option also a tent and foam mattress (for camping) or rent these in SZOT Base. It is also good to have a hat, sun lotion, light hiking shoes, warm clothes for the evening, a raincoat (just in case), sport gloves and, of course, a GOOD MOOD!


  • renting a SZOT Single kayak – 20 PLN
  • kayaking on your own in Prijon Cruiser II – 85 PLN
  • renting a double or triple igloo tent – 79 PLN/per trip
  • renting a foam mattress – 5 PLN/per trip
  • renting a waterproof bag / barrel – 15 PLN/per trip
  • showers on campsites – 7-10 PLN for 10 min
  • sauna – about 100 PLN/per group
  • available to purchase in the SZOT office: maps, waterproof mobile phone cases, sport gloves, sun hats and raincoats.
It is possible to organize an individual kayaking trip. While choosing this option, it is you and your friends to decide about the route, date of your excursion as well as about all the other services that you may require. Equipment rental prices you can find here.


Fortification heritage-park with bunkers from the World War II around Bakałarzewo (entrance possible with presence of custodian)
Ruins of Pac Palace in Dowspuda
Sacred spot

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Polish Chamber of Tourism
We are a registered tourism operator - No. 17/00/04 issued by the Marshal 
of the Podlaskie Voivodeship. 
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