The most spectacular bicycle project that has been implemented in Poland so far – the Green Velo Eastern Bicycle Trail. It is the longest consistently marked cycle trail in Poland through picturesque areas of eastern Poland. What’s interesting, the main route is 1885 kilometres long!
The trail is dedicated to both domestic and foreign cyclists. As a result of the conducted research and analyzes, three main groups of route users were distinguished – segment of bicycle enthusiasts, segment of people interested in active cycling holidays, and segment of “occasional cyclists”. Everyone will find something for himself!
There are an additional 10,000 kilometres of other marked cycle routes along the trail, as well as hundreds of noteworthy tourist attractions. The route leads through five national parks and numerous landscape parks and nature reserves. Along the northern part of the trail, long sections have been laid on the embankments of former railway lines.
- 1885 kilometres of the main route
- Almost 200 kilometres of liaison trails
- 300 kilometres of new and rebuilt cycle routes
- More than 30 new and rebuilt bridges and footbridges
- 230 Cyclist Service Points
The cycle trail is located mostly in the eastern part of the country: Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship (397 km), Podlaskie Voivodeship (598 km), Lublin Voivodeship (414 km), Subcarpathian Voivodeship (459 km) and Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship (210 km). Almost 580 km (29% of the route’s length) is divided into sections leading through forest areas, and 180 km (9% of the route’s length) runs through river valleys.
A picture from the trail in Suwałki Voivodeship: