Bike trip - Zaborów & Kampinos

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July 02, 2007

Bike trip - Zaborów & Kampinos

 

Yesterday I went with my friends Sebastian, Raul and Michal on a Bike trip in part of Kampinos National Park.  We started at 7.45 a.m. and met at Rondo ONZ where we put the bikes on a tram which took us to the end of the tram line.  Polish public transportation is very bicycle friendly.  You should pay a second ticket for the bike, but we didn't have any difficulties with being able to take our bikes on board.  There were a number of people doing the same thing.
  Once we got to the end of the tram line, we caught a bus which took us to Zaborów which is where Sebastian´s horse, Grin, is stabled.  Again, no problem taking the bike on the bus.
 
From Zaborow we biked along the edge of the forest through fields before entering the Kampinos National Park.  We saw wild Peacocks, rabbits, horses, cows, storks, etc. along the way.  I am surprised at the large number of birds, mammals and even reptiles that you can observe in Poland.  There are even European Bisons and bears, but I believe that I'll have to go to Bialowieza national park to see the bisons.
 
Once inside the Park we biked a couple of loops - a total of 30 - 40 kms.  The scenery was beautiful - very green with lots of pine and oak trees.  It's mostly flat, so it would be a nice bike ride for just about anyone, the only slight difficulty is that there was a lot of mud, and at times we had to carry our bikes, but it was great fun.  One thing to look out for when in Polish forests - stinging nettles! We dgot into a few patches, and the guys that were wearing shorts weren't too happy!
 
After the bike ride, we headed back to the stables where we had a few beers and barbecued sausages, mushrooms and garlic and made some great sandwiches.  It was a fantastic afternoon, visiting with people at the stables and tending our barbecue. We headed home as the sun went down. 
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Countryside around Zaborów, Poland
Countryside around Zaborów, Poland
Kampinos National Park
Kampinos National Park
One of many little chapels (kaplic…
One of many little chapels (kapli…
A stork
A stork
Steve and Cow
Steve and Cow
The storks
The storks
Sebastian and Grin.  This is an in…
Sebastian and Grin. This is an i…
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