Central/Eastern Poland

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  1. Revontulet

    Revontulet Been here awhile

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    I recently had time to think about next summer and thought I'd might have a look at Poland and the Baltics around June or July. The idea is to head to Slovakia first, then cross into Poland near the Ukrainian border in order to travel north and eventually arrive at the Lithuanian border near Sejny. Now I'm looking for advice concerning Poland: Are trails / logging roads publicly accessible? What about camping? Any advice on where to find gps tracks for trails or gravel roads?
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  2. Skomarn

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    I have travelled in Poland a few times with my buddies. I can only recomed going there. We haven't been too much in the eastern part of Poland though, but we went around the central part last summer. Lots of huge forests full of small trails, logging roads, bumby fireroads and you name it. I went there on my '94 Africa Twin. Lovely "agile" bike, but way to heavy for many of the places we went. Have an all new 701 Enduro en route, but thats another story. ;-)

    I'm not to sure about the laws, rules and regulations, but we have never had any issues on our way. If you meet people in the woods, some of them smiles and waves and others just waves their fists. If you slow down, shows a bit of respect and wave at people, usually they wave back. But again, i'm not sure about what is actually allowed.
    I have only camped in the wild a few times, but never had any problems with that. Remember that the accomodation in Poland is rediculously cheap most of the times, so if you wanna travel light, it's not too big of a deal.

    We have made a few videos from our trip:



    Hope that was of some kind of use.
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  3. Revontulet

    Revontulet Been here awhile

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    Thanks! Great videos! :clapSeems like you had to negotiate a fair share of sand and mud, so I'll definitely go for full knobbies. Do you by any chance have gpx files or the like at hand? If so, could I have a look at them? :)
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  4. Skomarn

    Skomarn Adventurer

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    Thanks! :-)
    Yes. Nothing less than full knobbies works. We went with Mefo Stonemaster on the rear and Mitas C17 in front. Really great setup. Regarding gpx files, we are willing to trade. ;-) Please visit our blog (link in beginning of the video) and use the "kontakt" tab to contact us.

    Cheers
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    Revontulet Been here awhile

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  6. Chaneera

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    I usually try to keep asphalt under my tires (eastern Poland is horrible in that respect) but i have a polish mate who rides a lot of what you want to ride; if you want i can give him your e-mail address and hear if he would give you some pointers.
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    Revontulet Been here awhile

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    Cheers, thanks for the offer, Chaneera! I'll send you a PM in a sec :)
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