On the second day of our bicycle trip to the sea, we planned to go through the Chłapowski Landscape Park and National Park of Greater Poland and accommodation at Bytyń Lake. We had the longest daily distance ahead of us, but everyone was full of energy :)
We spent the night in the guest rooms Pokoje Gościnne u Ani (Wymysłowo 24). The fully equipped kitchen allowed us to make filling scrambled eggs for breakfast, and our bikes were safely locked in the car repair shop on the property.
The first 26 km, from Wymysłowo, through Gostyń, to Żelazno, we rode by the R9 bicycle route (EuroVelo 9), all the time on a asphalt road with little traffic.
In Żelazno, we changed the bicycle route to Drogi Mickiewiczowskie (Mickiewicz Routes) and soon we had to ride a few kilometers along a field and forest road.
Then a moment for nature education…
and then in Turew, in the middle of the General Dezydery Chłapowski Landscape Park, break for education about history and literature.
After the rest, rich in knowledge ;) we went further, along beautiful, quiet roads, through Czempin, to Mosina.
We had 70 km behind us in Mosina, so it was a perfect time for lunch. This time in Bistro u Radzia, at Kościuszki street. Unfortunately, only for takeout, but 100 m from there we found a sheltered place where we could eat reasonably comfortably, despite the rain. Affordable prices and huge portions. Half of the pork chop I had for breakfast the next day :)
Right after Mosina, we entered the Wielkopolski National Park (National Park of Greater Poland). We had a short uphill ride ahead of us and then the observation tower from which we had the opportunity to watch a beautiful rainbow :)
Then a short ride down the rocky road and turn right onto the red hiking trail to go by the path along the Góreckie Lake. Admittedly, by the path leading to the lake there was a sign with a red bicycle, crossed out if I remember well, but we “didn’t understand” and “didn’t notice” it.
Moments later, we had to overcome a steep downhill forest path, which most of us did by foot, and then we could enjoy 2 km of a beautiful path right by the lake :)
Then we just had to go back up, this side by the stairs. There we understood well what that sign meant and why it was placed ;)
Later it was just beautiful, without any great terrain difficulties.
The last section of the Wielkopolski National Park…
break at the Chomęcickie Lake…
and beautiful light falling on trees and rape fields on the bicycle route along Niepruszewskie Lake.
Soon after, the sun started to set below the horizon, and we had to manage the fourth bike failure that day ;)
There was still about 20 km to the destination. A dozen or so km on an asphalt road and finally a few km through the forest, where at some point it turned out that the road marked on the map suddenly ends.
We had to look for another one, but anyway we managed to get to the hostel a few minutes before the downpour :)
I went to bed right after the shower, because for the next day we planned not an easier route, but some of us had to consume before sleep heavy drinks transported for the last 30 km ;)