Green Velo – Lubelszczyzna

Green Velo - Lubelszczyzna

The whole Lublin route is over 400 km long. A major part of the trail runs along the Bug River – a polish natural border on the east. On the way, there are the Bug River Region’s sanctuaries of various religions and multicultural cities like Włodawa, Chełm and Szczebrzeszyn. Between Sławatycze and Włodawa the Green Velo trail enters the Polesie region, having the most valuable areas of the Polesie National Park nearby. Further on, the trail leads through the Sobiborski Forests and Sobiborski Landscape Park with six nature reserves, which are a refugium for many rare animals. South of Chełm, the Green Velo trail leads through the eastern part of the Wyżyna Lubelska (Lublin Upland). Cycling through flatlands, the trail reaches the magical Roztocze. A mysterious land of wooded hills, ravines and rivers with small waterfalls. This colorful province is one of the most valuable and beautiful places in Poland, there is the Roztocze National Park, which protects the most beautiful beech and fir forests.

Distance: 360 km Surface: asphalt, forest’s and unpaved path, sand
Ascent: 4 000 m Bicycle: MTB/ touring bicycle
Descent: 3 900 Difficulty level: easy/medium
Start point: Niemirów Finish point: Podlesina
Website: greenvelo.pl   Signage: See the trail signs (link)

Atrakcje na szlaku:
Zamość | Nature Reserve of the Tanwia River | Chełm | Chełm Chalk Tunnels  | Jewish cemetery in Józefów | Orthodox church of St. Nikita the Martyr in Kostomłoty | Krasnystaw | Church of St. George in Krzyczew | Rejowiec | Sobibór Landscape Park | Museum-Synagogue complex in Włodawa | Arabian horse stud farm in Janów Podlaski | Czartowe Pole Nature Reserve| Chełm Landscape Park |  Zwierzyniec | Skierbieszów Landscape Park |  Szczebrzeszyn | Włodawa (a city of three cultures) | Nielisz  Reservoir | Bug River| Roztocze National Park | Monastery of St. Onuphrius in Jabłeczna | Solska Forest Landscape Park