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May Day in Augustow Lake District

May Day in Augustow Lake District

If you are tired of big city hustle and bustle, the continuous rush and dream about a short rest among beautiful nature and clean air, do not hesitate, Augustow is so close and offers excellent conditions for relaxation!
Date: 1- 3.05.2015
Augustów Lake District – absolutely beautiful place in the north-eastern part of Poland, lost among virgin woods of Augustow Primeval Forest; picturesque landscape with numerous lakes shining in the sun and blue rivers weaving through the woods and meadows.
Augustów - the capital of sport and active tourism; health and leisure resort situated over the Netta River and Augustow Canal, on the western edge of Augustow Primeval Forest; among six lakes.



  1st May         
Up to  9.30  -  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, sheltered area with campfire and a garden shed, 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. Advance booking required.

Transfer (people and kayaks)  to the Czarna Hańcza river – Wysoki Most.
Kayaking route: Wysoki Most – Frącki (12 km)
Very interesting part with high, steep and wooded banks. As you enter this part, the current is quite rapid, however, it is still very safe and soon it changes back into a slower one. The river in this part has many arms, gentle turns, meanders and reeded backwaters. The scenery is simply majestic!
Nightover stop in village Frącki, where, not far from your accommodation, you will find a small shop and a waterside hostel with a bar.
We’ll have a dinner and for the evening, a bonfire is planned.
Accommodation – guest rooms, bathrooms / campsite.

 2nd May        
Kayaking route: Frącki – Mikaszówka (23 km)
In this part of the route the river flows slowly, mainly through the meadows of the Augustow Primeval Forest, leaving behind villages and its buildings. There are no obstacles on the way, as the river goes through a corridor of high grass and reeds. Next the rivers flows into the very middle of the Augustow Primeval Forest and meanders through marshed valley with wooded banks. The current in this part of the river is faster, yet safe, enabling easier kayaking. The river is winding; some fallen trees on the way, though it is easy to swim them round. At the end of this leg the Augustow Canal starts, so you will have a chance to see and go through the first two locks which are manually handled. It is definitely a huge attraction!
This part of the trip finishes in Mikaszówka. A place worth visiting here is a wooden church built in sylvan style.
Accommodation – guest rooms with bathrooms or campsite; in the village – shop and a snack bar.

  3rd May  
Kayaking route: Mikaszówka - Płaska (12 km)
The kayaking trip starts on the Augustow Canal and next we move on lakes, picturesquely situated in the Augustow Primeval Forest. There are three more locks on the way, one of them – the Paniewo lock is a double one, with its water levels difference reaching 6,40 meters!
About 3.00 p.m. the end of the trip, transport (people and kayaks) to the SZOT base.


429 PLN/person         389 PLN/child under 12 (half of the board)


  • seat in a double SZOT Comfort / Voyager kayak with equipment (paddles, life jackets, soft seats)
  • transfers from Augustow to Wysoki Most and a return Płaska - Augustow SZOT Base
  • accommodation x 2 (2-4 people in a room, no bedding)
  • board (breakfast and dinner) x 2
  • lifeguard / instructor care
  • campfire with sausages
  • Wigry National Park fee
  • daily kayaker’s luggage transport
  • insurance – accident policy cover (AXA, total insurance amount: 5000 PLN)
Car park for kayaker's convenience - free of charge


  • renting double Prjion Cruiser II (polythene kayak) – 15 PLN/per person
  • renting SZOT Single kayak or kayaking on your own – 25 PLN
  • for families with one child under 9, we provide triple kayak Prijon Cruiser
  • locks: 4,08 PLN/per kayak till 4.00 pm; 8,16 PLN/per kayak after 4.00 p.m. and on Sundays and holiday
  • accommodation – agrotourism lodgings 2-4 people in a room/ no bedding/ mostly with bathrooms
  • kayaker’s luggage for a daily transport: shouldn’t be packed in suitcase, but in backpack or a bag; can’t be over 20 kg and contains big things like a sunbed
  • you should take: sleeping bag, sun-hat, gloves without fingers, light hiking shoes, swimsuit, suntan cream, warm clothes for the evening, raincoat and rain boots (just in case) and, of course, GOOD MOOD!

It is possible to organize a kayaking trip on another routes, for example: Biebrza, Marycha, Jegrznia or on Lithuanian and Belorussian rivers. We can also organize an individual kayaking trip tailored to suit the group’s wishes.

We invite you to an active May weekend on Augustow Lakes!


We are a member
Polish Chamber of Tourism
We are a registered tourism operator - No. 17/00/04 issued by the Marshal 
of the Podlaskie Voivodeship. 
We also posses Tourist Organiser Insurance AXA TUiR S.A. 04.206.802.

16-300 AUGUSTÓW    Poland
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