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In Lower Silesia canoeists will feel like fish in water, although they will rather travel on and not in the water. The beautiful rivers of the region, including Kwisa, Bobr, Nysa Klodzka, Barycz and Widawa, offer unforgettable experiences. You won’t be bored at your stops either – you will find plenty of fascinating monuments by the rivers. Grab the oars!

There are many places for rowing. You can kayak on the rivers flowing around the very centre of Wroclaw and needless to say it is really worth spending some time exploring the city, and especially Ostrow Tumski, from a slightly different perspective of the Odra River and its tributaries. But this is only the beginning of your adventures. We have a total of over 1000 km of river routes in Lower Silesia. All you need to do is to drive for a while to find yourself in a completely different world. Picturesque routes in the slow-flowing Barycz river valley will be a great solution for a family outing, during which there will be time to rest in the fresh air, and to explore the monuments of the region in Milicz or Sulow. Calm, and therefore also suitable for people starting their adventure with kayaks, are also the Widawa, Olawa and Smortawa rivers. Slightly more difficult and troublesome, mainly due to the number of obstacles on the water route, is the Nysa Luzycka flowing along the Polish-German border but the effort is compensated by the beautiful views in the Lower Silesian Forests through which the river flows.

 

For the water sports enthusiasts Nysa Klodzka, Kwisa and Bobr will provide stronger sensations. You can only go on the Nysa Klodzka, running through the Klodzko Valley, in spring when it is flooded with water from melting snow, or after intense summer rainfall. The stretch between Klodzko and Bardo is considered to be particularly interesting. The Kwisa is also a mountain river on several sections – especially around Devil’s Dam between Osieczow and Kliczkow –only calming down in the lowlands. Out of the three rivers mentioned, the Bobr will be the most difficult for canoeing enthusiasts – it will take about 10 days to cross the entire trail – but the route, especially around the Wlenia river located in the valley, is full of unusual natural and historical attractions.

Ideas for an active weekend in Lower Silesia

If you like spending time actively, check out the blog of Łukasz Kędzierski, a traveler and photographer, and learn about his suggestions.

Milicz

Known far beyond the borders of the region, mainly for the largest group of breeding ponds in Europe (Stawy Milickie), Milicz is a small town located in the northern part of the Lower Silesia Province, in the picturesque valley of the Barycz River.

Boulevards on the Oder

A walk along the Oder boulevards allows you to relax after a day full of impressions, but it can also be part of the tour of the capital of Lower Silesia: from the Old Town and Ostrów Tumski, passing, among others, The National Museum and the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice, you can walk all the way to the vicinity of the Centennial Hall and the Wrocław Zoo. On a clear summer day, it's hard to imagine a better route for a longer stroll around the city....

Oborniki Śląskie and Akademia Kuraszków

Oborniki Śląskie is a small town located north of Wrocław, formerly known mainly due to local health resorts and sanatoriums, which contributed to its intensive development at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Rafting on the Bardo gorge Ski-Raft (Bardo)

Rafting trips for everyone! A rich offer of additional attractions awaits tourists at the marina in Bardo

Bathing beaches in Lower Silesia

On hot summer days, we very often decide to rest by the water. Swimming in the pool or at the bathing beach often turns out to be the only opportunity to take a break from the heat that prevails in the city. Where to find the right places to spend a hot weekend? After all, there is no shortage of natural and artificial water reservoirs in Lower Silesia.