Forest cycling trails around Sianów – Route no. 4: Forest cycling trails around Sianów – Route no. 4:

  • Distance: 25.3 km
  • Duration: 3 h
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sum of ascentings: 110 m
  • Sum of descentings: 110 m

Route: Sianów – Ratajki – Krzykacz – Przytok – Sieciemin – Karnieszewice – Trawica – Sianów

Trail markings: black

The forest cycling trails around Sianów are four loops of varying degree of difficulty. Three of those loops are around 25 km long, but the fourth has nearly 40 kilometres). For the most part, those loops follow forest paths, but will also take you to the local heritage sites and through some scenic landscapes. All four routes start in Sianów in Mickiewicza street. There is a large square where you can park your car.

The initial section of route no. 4 will take you past the sand and gravel pit, and Lake Małe Świdno. Go around the lake and take the gravel road towards Krzykacz, crossing the bridge on the Polnica river. The river will accompany you all the way to the “Sieciemińskie Rosiczki” nature reserve which protects four species of carnivorous, insect-eating sundews. From the reserve, head north to Sieciemin where you can see a 19 th -century Gothic Revival church.

Next, head west to reach another nature reserve named “Jodły Karnieszewickie” (The Karnieszewice Firs) which protects mature firs and valuable species of moss and liverworts. There is a rest stop by one of the entrance gates into the nature reserve. In the nearby Karnieszewice, you can see the half-timbered church from 1803. From there, head back to Sianów. The route ends on the same parking lot where it started.

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