About this trip

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 → Blog
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

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