The fact that eastern Poland is beautiful can be seen by taking the Green Velo Trail as a benchmark. Its routes have been marked out among the most beautiful and culturally valuable areas of the following provinces: Świętokrzyskie, Podkarpackie, Lubelskie, Podlaskie and Warmińsko-Mazurskie. The total length of the trail is 1886 kilometers.
The Green Velo Eastern Bicycle Route leads through 5 national parks and 16 landscape parks (protected areas in Poland as well). Four of the national parks are in the Podlaskie Voivodeship, and they are the Wigry National Park, the Biebrza National Park, the Narew National Park and the Białowieża National Park. In the Lubelskie Voivodeship, the trail passes through the Roztoczański National Park.
To the east means especially the Roztocze and the picturesque, squiggly scenery of yellow canola flowers, green corn, and various cereal fields, rushing rivers and tiny waterfalls, loess guilles and dense virgin forests. To the east is also the Mazury (Masuria) with gentle hills and lakes with a varied coastline in the valleys. It is a paradise on earth for sailors and birds. Here also rise the magnificent monuments of the culturally diverse borderland such as monasteries, basilicas, and synagogues. The east stands also for the Biebrza River Valley and the Białowieża Forest, as well as for the Narew River marshland… There are too many beautiful places to mention all of them at once.
Unique landscapes, unspoiled nature, well-prepared trails, led both by asphalt, gravel and forest roads, make every cyclist feel at home here.
Travelling along the Green Velo bicycle trail does not require an excellent physical condition. Choosing this route is a good idea for those who are about to start their adventure with cycling and want to combine it with exploring the beautiful villages and towns along the trail.