Castle Cycle Trail

distance (km) altitude m a.s.l.
  • 5.2 km
  • 45min
  • Czerwony
  • easy
  • 161 m
  • 214 m

Characteristics of the trail
The trail is a short, 5.2-kilometer section running from Łapalice to the border of the Kartuzy and Chmielno Commune, nearby Rekowo. It runs in a picturesque area on a highly varied terrain, partly among fields and partly within forests, west of Kartuzy. The major trail’s attraction apart from the amazing views is the Castle in Łapalice - one of the most mysterious objects in Kashubia. The trail is ideally suited for a short sightseeing trip and may be a complement to the Chmieleńska Cycle Trail.

General course of the traila
Łapalice – Rekowo.

The trail forms a section, the beginning of which is at the crossroads of Chmieleńska and Rekowska streets in Łapalice, and the end near Rekowo, on the border between Kartuzy and Chmielno Communes. It belongs to short (length 5.2 km) and very easy trails. There are no uphill sections or other obstacles on the trail which make driving difficult, only in its final (300 m) section there is a steep downhill section on a dirt road. The trail runs along roads of various surfaces, all of them, however, are in good technical condition – its major part leads along dirt roads; part of the route in Łapalice also runs along asphalt roads with low traffic - the structure of the trail surface is as follows (in % of length):

  • dirt roads – 80%,
  • asphalt roads – 20%.

The trail is partially marked. It is highly interesting from the touristic and cultural point of view and typically recreational. The trail is entirely passable for a bicycle with panniers / bicycle trailer and recommended for families with children - however, attention should be paid to safety while driving on asphalt roads.

Trail parameters:

  • marking: yes
  • the starting point: Łapalice
  • the finishing point: Rekowo
  • medium gradient: 1,02%
  • the highest point: 214 m
  • the lowest point: 161 m
  • sections with considerable gradient: 0
  • purpose: for families with children (apart from the final, 300 meter section).
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