Bike inspiration – part I – riding for the east

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Bike inspiration – part I – riding for the east

BOARS DZIWNOWMiedzywodzie has richly developed network of bike paths. The biking paths lead along the sand dunes, forest trails, and also lovely city  allies.  A significant part of this pathway leads to the nearby tourist route Dziwnów. On the way there are two points of rest with a small architecture and signs indicating the vegetation, animals and interesting places. Different forms of land topography allows you to choose the route according to their capabilities. To better illustrate the possibility of cycling we have several options – in this article we will focus on “heading for the east” part
From the east Miedzywodzie

Distance: 36.4 km, (one-way)

Type of route: Coastal |viepoint

The most difficult moments: the gritty part of the route between Lukecin and Pobierowo.Temporarybad road paths and potholes.

Stages:

Stage I: Miedzywodzie – Dziwnów (5.5 kilometres)

bascule bridgeThe bicycle path runs right next to the local road number 102 (yellow marking). From the pension Turkuspokoje turn right and follow the main road in the direction of Dziwnów.Along the way, we have a few benches that are perfect places to rest. Just before the Dziwnow you will pass a military shooting range. Beware of wild boars, which is favored by the surrounding forests as a place of feeding.

Highlights: With any luck at the entrance to Dziwnów you will see the opening and closing the drawbridge in Dziwnow. Really an amazing sight. In summer it is worth waiting, because the bridge is opened on average every hour.

Stage II: Dziwnow – Dziwnowek (approx. 3.5 kilometres)

Straight from the second bridge, turn right at the first roundabout and first right to the next roundabout. In this way we will be able to pass through the center of Dziwnów and see the beauty of this holiday of summer stalls, booths with ice cream and crowds of tourists rushing to the sea. The first attraction – on our left is the primary and secondary school at which there is a mini alley sports stars. We go through Dziwnów and the church, and a sharp curve to the left head towards village Dziwnowek. We drove to the bike path past the end of the array Dziwnów.



Stage III: Dziwnowek – Lukecin (approximately 5.2 kilometres)

lighthouse dziwnowekPlease go straight ahead until you get to the so-called crossroad shop on the corner. To avoid breaking the no entry sign, turn left and head towards the beach. At the first intersection, turn right and get to the end of the street where you turn right again. At the next intersection we head to the left, thus bypassing the Dziwnówek. Slowly we enter into one of the most beautiful places in this step: forest path leading from Dziwnówka to Lukecin. We can choose several routes: we suggest you choose the green one. Under the wrapper leaves of the trees are moving in the direction of Lukecin

 

Stage IV: Luke – Pobierowo (approx. 5,0 kilometres)

This is the hardest step, because passes through the sand dunes. However, the views compensate the inconvenience – a dense spruce forest and the wonderful smell of resin. After a while we reach another village – Pobierowo. On the left, still deep in the woods is a military base and station WOPR (Polish water rescue Team). We head further east and at the first intersection, turn right. In this way we get to the center of Pobierowo. Once again we have a chance to explore the beauty of the Polish coast – gift boxes, ice cream boxes and other attractions. We personally recommend to taste ice creamy by Szkolnicki  ice cream parlor is located on Grunwald street about here:

Ice Creams on Grunwaldzka Street

 

Stage IV: Pobierowo – Trzęsacz (approx. 4.2 kilometres)

After caloric meal (recommend ice shot!) head towards Trzesacz. We go straight ahead, after leaving the pass Pobierowo, Pustkowo (which means in polish an empty space and perfectly reflects the multitude of attractions), we enter the Trzesacz. Here we must see a historic church, which illustrates the power of the sea. To explain his story to say about Wikipedia:

Trzesacz churchThe Church in Trzęsacz refers to a series of three churches built in Trzesacz, Poland. The first, constructed of wood, was reportedly built in 1124; the second one, made of bricks, around 1270; and finally the third one, sometime in the late 14th or early 15th century. At that time, it was located almost two kilometers from the sea (according to many sources, 1800 meters). Furthermore, north of Trzęsacz there was another village, which had completely been taken over by water. Originally, the church was Roman Catholic. According to some chronicles, it was the third Christian temple in Pomerania.

Over time, the process of abrasion (more generally known as erosion) caused the land surrounding the church to recede at the expense of the Baltic Sea. Year by year, water would come closer; in 1750 the sea was as close as 58 meters, in 1771 parts of the cemetery were swallowed, and 1820 the distance shrank to 13 meters. Finally, on August 2, 1874, the last service took place in the temple. Afterwards, all furnishings were transported to the cathedral in Kamień Pomorski, with the exception of the triptych, which is now kept in a church in Rewal. By 1885 the temple stood over a chasm and, with permission of thePrussian government, it was deprived of the roof and left abandoned.

train rail rewalOn the night of April 8–9, 1901 the most vulnerable, northern wall of the church collapsed. During the following years, part by part, most of the construction was swallowed by the sea, which mercilessly moves south, taking away the land. The last drop took place on February 1, 1994, when part of the southern wall collapsed.

According to scientists, since the turn of the 19th century the sea has taken around 40 centimeters of land a year. Over time, local governments – both Prussian and (after 1945) Polish – tried to save the temple with fascine and concrete blocks, but all attempts were unsuccessful. Currently, intensive works are taking place to save the ruin, as this is the only one of its kind in Europe. One of the projects stated that the last remains of the wall should be moved southwards, further away from the sea, but the risk of complete collapse of the ruin was too high. By now a lot of efforts were placed to strengten the cliff.

Stage V: Trzęsacz – Rewal (approx. 2.0 kilometres)

This stage is a short and very quiet route. Noteworthy is a beautiful sea view- great illusion of  connection earth with water. At this point we are dealing with a rather high shoreline in the summer and we can find a large crowd of lovers of paragliding.

After a fairly short distance, where the main attention attracted by an unusual shape of the lamp we enter Reval – the summer capital of the west coast.

Phase VI: Rewal – Niechorze (about 5, 0 kilometres)

Rewal city we can love (for the party atmosphere) or hate (for the volume o people, the crowds and the general impression of “trashy”). However, one hand for sure: this is one of the best-managed places in Poland. A young dynamic team of people has created a genuine seaside tissue: this way, in the Municipality of Rewal have narrow-gauge railway, a beautiful flower (municipality employs a master florist), a lot of sport attraction and much more. The only thing that interferes with the noise and crowds everywhere, whichcan be very tiring for tourists who want to rest. Anyway we try to bypass the crowd and head toward another city (rather village): Niechorze.

Step VII: Niechorze (final tour)

We got to Niechorze – where the stop is a lighthouse. As a reward for our journey let you cite a few interesting facts associated with a lantern in Niechorze:

From her vantage point (available in summer – note: long queues), we can admire the Baltic coast.
The lighthouse was listed as a monument (the decision to build was made in 1860)
The height of the tower is 45 meters
The lighthouse was mined during the war by the Germans, but the lighthouse keepers managed to find them before detonation
The lighthouse was immortalized in the Polish postage stamp catalog number 4095
Lighthouse also played the role of an actress and played her in the movie Beat episode from 1964.

We go back
After returning to our guest house awaits you at the turkuspokoje  mini bike service.

Any questions? Please feel free to ask at kontakt@turkuspokoje.pl