I'm Rob Ainsley. In May–early June 2019 I cycled a Polish End to End.
Read about this, about my other international End to End rides, and about much more, at my new website e2e.bike.
You can read daily blog posts for the trip here, from Łysa Polana on Day 1 to Jastrzębia Góra on Day 15.
Łysa Polana, my start point, is down on the Slovakian border near Zakopane.
From there I headed up through Krákow, Łódź and Gdańsk to Jastrzębia Góra, where the country's most northerly point is marked by the monument Gwiazda Północy ('Northern Star') — the ceremonial end of my trip (pic).
After Jastrzębia Góra I carried on to the village of Hel at the end of a long sand spit that juts out east from there. That's right: this trip was a Journey to Hel.
The total End to End distance was 570 miles, and took two leisurely weeks of 40–45 miles a day, on a bike that cost me £80. I didn't spend much more than that on accommodation or food and drink in the two weeks.
This trip is part of my long-term project of cycling international End to Ends:
Wales 2020 Chepstow to Holyhead 🚲 220 miles → Blog
Poland 2019 This blog
Spain 2019 Cádiz to Gijón 🚲 646 miles → Blog
Faroes 2018 Kirkjubøur to Eiði 🚲 45 miles → Facebook post
Taiwan 2017 Fuguei to Eluanbi 🚲 370 miles → Blog
France 2015 St Malo to Nice 🚲 1065 miles → Blog
Cuba 2015 Baracoa to La Fe 🚲 1088 miles
Sri Lanka 2015 Dondra Head to Point Pedro 🚲 470 miles → Blog
Scotland 2014 Kirkmaiden to John o’Groats 🚲 460 miles → Blog
England 2014 Land’s End to Marshall Meadows 🚲 665 miles → Blog
Isle of Man 2013 Calf Sound to Point of Ayre 🚲 45 miles → Facebook posts (Tim)
N Ireland 2013 Cranfield Pt to Giant's Causeway 🚲 200 miles → Facebook post
Ireland 2011 Mizen Head to Malin Head 🚲 665 miles → Blog
Britain 2010 Cape Wrath to Dover 🚲 1050 miles → Blog
Wales 2000 Cardiff Bay to Holyhead 🚲 260 miles → Diary (PDF)
Britain 1997 Land’s End to John o’Groats 🚲 1167 miles → Blog
After a few days mixing writing work with exploring Gdansk, I still had five days to spare. So I took a train to Berlin. I had no plan, but...
The promised day of sun and downhill proved one of drizzle and tedious climbs. Neither accuweather , nor the BBC website nor yr.no got th...
The final day of my Polish End to End was the hottest, sunniest day of the trip so far. It started with yet more miles of mostly decent urb...
This post summarises the three weeks before starting the Polish End to End, making my way up from Albania by train and bike. I'd been...