The Słupia River Trail
- 16.5 km
The Słupia River attracts canoeists who appreciate adventure, adrenaline and a varied landscape. Dammed reservoirs, historic hydropower plants, nature reserves are just some of the attractions that can be found along the Słupia trail. The trail is valued by many canoeists. In the honour of John Paul II who enjoyed this trail as well, it has been well-marked and the papal stones symbolise various stages of rafting. The river flowing to Sulęczyno reminds a mountain river. A rapid flow, considerable river drop, stones and numerous obstacles constitute a challenge for courageous canoeists (Rynna Sulęczyńska). Every year HYDRO-AKTYWNI Amateur Canoeing Competition takes place there. The final part of the extreme section has a marina, an ideal place to rest and start the next stages of the trip to the Baltic Sea.
Course of the trail (within the territory of Kashubian Switzerland):
Gowidlino – Gowidlińskie Lake– Podjazy – Amalka – Węgorzyno Lake– Sulęczyno – Nowe Pole
Suggestions of lengthening the trail:
The Słupia river trail gives the opportunity to reach (with portages) the Baltic Sea - to the mouth of the river in Ustka
Obstacles on the trail:
Rynna Sulęczyńska – rapid flow, considerable river drop, stones and numerous obstacles, small amount of water is the summer months.
Possibility of practicing by the disabled:
In some parts a troublesome trail, accessible only to the experienced canoeists.