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  1. Arek Kontrol

    Arek Kontrol Been here awhile

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    Brawo Chlopaki :clap

    widze juz do kogo mam sie udac po wskazowki na moj Europe Trip:evil
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  2. fluff34567

    fluff34567 Long timer

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    whats the trail riding like in poland.... ? my wife is from bystrzyca klodzka , she says there is some trail riders around there but no clue otherwise.

    Can you go trail riding in poland?

    Over here in germany and switzerland its not possible.
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  3. MItrnsplnt

    MItrnsplnt PullnG'sTillTheyPuke

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    I agree, would like to know where the hot spots are in Poland to ride? I'm here in the motherland right now visiting family all over Poland and have been wondering the same thing...My brother just got married in Zakopane and love it down there to include the area around Bielsko Biale (sp?) and have even considered moving here once I retire in 8 years due to the dollar going further here than in the states. Everytime I ask my family about riding dirtbikes/trails down over here, they have no clue. You could pretty much ride an ADV bike anywhere around the country, but am curious as to where the ST/trails/MX tracks are. Wish I could write in Polish, but can only speak, understand, and read it a little.
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  4. Arek Kontrol

    Arek Kontrol Been here awhile

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    G'day Inmates !!!
    Off roading is big in Poland, As for tracks they are everwhere!!!

    And Speaking Of Bystrzyca Klodzka , aks your wife about Wojtowice or Mloty :evil like a paradise for trail riders
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  5. Arek Kontrol

    Arek Kontrol Been here awhile

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    Dzieki Piotrek za Goscine :D


    Tutaj wideo :

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/VIOL-VQpL5w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


    Pozdrawiam
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  6. Lifes2short

    Lifes2short Been here awhile

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    NICE! Subscribed! You should post a map of some of those roads, so I know where to go when I come :D
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  7. Lifes2short

    Lifes2short Been here awhile

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    Nice job on the videos, really like that one. Looks like paradise to me!
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  8. zoltar

    zoltar RIDE THE WORLD

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    Mieszkam w Warszawie.
    pozdro!
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  9. Arek Kontrol

    Arek Kontrol Been here awhile

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    Zdrowych , wesooych Swiat dla Was i szczesliwego sezonu 2015 !!! Bezpiecznych powrotow, bezawaryjnych maszyn i extra wyjazdow, ktore wspomina sie latami


    Pozdrawiam
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  10. ftw

    ftw Live to live, ride to ride

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    Weso&#322;ych &#346;wi&#261;t i szcz&#281;&#347;liwego Nowego Roku, drodzy S&#261;siedzi!

    Serdecznie zapraszam do Pragi.
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  11. Lifes2short

    Lifes2short Been here awhile

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    Hey Merry Christmas to all here and all the best in the new year.
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  12. wimj

    wimj Wannabee adventurer

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    I figure this is the best place to ask for advice about visiting the south of Poland next summer. The south, as there seem to be many national parks over there and besides mc travelling we also like to hike (and kayak etc.) in nature. As our time will be limited we want to ride and visit the best places, so:

    what's the average hotel price (or should we camp out)?
    what is not to be missed?
    what are the best parks to be visited?
    how are the road conditions in that part of Poland? and linked to that
    what type of tyres are best for the occasion?

    I do like unpaved stuff but as we ride 2-up we cannot deal with gnarly stuff.

    Thanks for your replies, Wim
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  13. wilq.bb

    wilq.bb Adventurer

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  14. ftw

    ftw Live to live, ride to ride

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    Dear Wim, maybe you'll find smth from this thread marginally useful while planning your S PL trip.
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  15. ftw

    ftw Live to live, ride to ride

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    Most roads are paved and kept alright. They're mostly narrow ( 1 lane in each direction ) but reasonably well-maintained. Nothing like " The Fifty Shades of Grey " or " 101 Dalmatians " innovative repair technologies here, unlike in the neighbouring Ukraine. So I'd suggest keeping to your normal road tyres.
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  16. wimj

    wimj Wannabee adventurer

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    Thanks, I'll dig into it. And I'll stick with my usual 50/50 tyres. I have been reading several RR's about Poland and really look forward to the little trip. Thanks again.
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  17. tomJ

    tomJ tomJ

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    Hellow to everyone / Czolem Wszyskim
    Ja - Warszawa glownie i czasem Przedgorze Sudeckie i Jeseniki
    Me - Warsaw and Sudety (PL) & Jeseniki (CZ) region sometimes (greetings to our Czech ADV colegues)
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    Wim
    Some suggestions / links below:
    Enjoy and absorb your trip
    tom

    If you go south you can pick-up many mountain regions (being national parks). Here is link to main page which should help navigating:

    http://www.ekoportal.gov.pl/en/WorthKnowingAndVisiting/PlacesToVisit/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_national_parks_of_Poland
    http://www.poland.travel/en/

    Many of this nature we share with out Czech and Slovak friends - so you can swing through narrow mountain roads with your bike - that is the nicest think about Schengen zone - no borders on small roads...

    Going West to East on south:

    1. Karkonosze Mountains
    http://www.kpnmab.pl/
    link to CZ site
    http://www.npsumava.cz/en/

    1a. Kaczawskie Mountains - very old vulcanos region
    http://www.gorykaczawskie.pl/en

    2. Table mountains - worth visiting on both Polish (Gory Stolowe) & Czech side (Skalne Mesto)
    http://www.pngs.com.pl/index_gb.html
    http://www.skalyadrspach.cz/en/

    3. Snieznik Mountian region / Klodzko Valey (PL side) and Jeseniki (CZ side) - my home area - nice swinging roads for bikers (road to Praded mountian, Czervonohorskie Pass with nice serpentines, small roads around Klodzko Valey)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kłodzko_Valley
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Śnieżnik_Landscape_Park
    http://www.jeseniky.net/index.php?lang=en

    4. Beskid Mountains around Bielsko-Biala / Zywiec / Szczyrk are also interesting - that is where TT guys organise their Polish event - see movie attached:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP4IJSFlZ7w

    5. Tatra Mountains - the most rocky mountains - PL and bigger SK side to explore - some roads around the park
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatra_Mountains
    http://www.tanap.org/english/
    http://tpn.pl/

    6. Bieszczady Mountians - close to Slovak/Ukrainian border with the Bieszczady ring road, old orthodox churches trial, European Dark Sky region with great view on night sky (area not interrupted by lights)
    http://www.bdpn.pl/

    Roads - I travel on normal tyres, roads improving after EU accession but you can find different staff but not extreme. You have highway on south part of PL almost to Ukrainan border - so good for quick come back. When wandering around I prefer roads with 3 digit numbers (local ones) or even smaller ones (not numbered) - smaller speed but less traffic and more to see/ 2 digit number roads are national ones - so more traffic but you can travel with higher average speed.

    Sleeping - try trip advisor and you would see prices / recommendations - prices between 15-50 EUR for room B&B/small hotel in small town / village, old palaces or castle - many options to choose.

    Camping site are in many locations as well - conditions may vary - try this links:

    http://www.pfcc.eu/ang/main.php?nazwa=campingi2
    http://www.eurocampings.co.uk/campsite/search/countryID/POL/#

    Re kayaking - many wild rivers where you can try this - small local companies provide equipment
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  18. tomJ

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  19. wimj

    wimj Wannabee adventurer

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    Thanks Tom, lots of info! I'll check them all out. As said before I'm looking forward to visit Poland! Cheers, Wim
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  20. Navigare

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