Now that summer has arrived, it’s the ideal time to go on a road trip. Whether you’re interested in culture, history or just fancy seeing a new place, Poland is worth visiting. There’s a number of cultural cities and sights to enjoy, like the Slowinski National Park near the town of Leba. Here are some of the best places to check out while you’re riding along Poland’s coastal roads.
Kolobrzeg is a popular seaside resort that’s teeming with life. The city was almost completely destroyed during WW2 and rebuilt into a modern attraction for tourists. While exploring, you should check out St Mary’s Basilica, a 14th century cathedral with beautiful gothic architecture. Next, move onto the Polish Arms Museum, which presents the history of warfare in Poland. Finish up by heading over to the lighthouse that overlooks the harbour.
Famous for its shimmering white beaches, Leba offers a sunny retreat. One of the most famous sights in the area is the Slowinski National Park with its moving sand dunes. Other sights include a 1683 fishermen’s church with a painting by German expressionist artist Max Pechstein and a dinosaur theme park south of the city.
Gdynia is a cosmopolitan city steeped in naval history. What started out as a small fishing village developed rapidly at the beginning of the 20th century. Today, Gdynia is considered one of the most prosperous cities in Poland.
The heart of Gdynia can be found in Kosciuszki Square, with its monuments, museums, shopping centres and restaurants. You can also spend time at the aquarium, which features exhibits on oceanography.
Originally a medieval trading town, Elblag is a beautiful location. Spend time wandering around the Old Town and you’ll discover Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Take a boat trip down the Elblag Canal, which has been named as one of the Seven Wonders of Poland. Away from the city, you’ll be able to enjoy the stunning Bazantarnia forest.
Known as ‘The Jewel of Warmia,’ Frombork is packed with historical sites. The city was the home of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus and there’s a museum dedicated to his work. Head to Cathedral Hill and you’ll be treated to a wonderful view of the Vistula Lagoon. Music lovers will appreciate The International Festival of Organ Music that’s held every summer.
Riding your motorbike in Poland is the kind of experience you’ll never forget.