Individual kayaking and canoing at Gołdapa river
with many natural obstacles (including 4 long
carriage of kayaks), similar to mountain rivers with many gorges. Goes
through high postglacial hills, with deep ravines. There are no camping places
on the trail- it makes the river almost empty, wild and without any kayakers.
0,00 km The beginning of the
trail is on the Gołdap lake on the city beach, next to the river estuary. On
the start place there is camping place, gests hoses, restaurant and cantina.
1,50 km You are reaching the
leftovers after old bridge, There is big rapid with many obstacles in the water,
if You don’t have kayaks made of polyethylene You can make big damage to the
3,20 km Bridge for trains and
cars, on the route number 651 Gołdap - Wiżajny and for trains on the trail
Gołdap - Ełk.
3,90 km Another bridge. Rapids
are under all of those bridges but not each one of them is dangerous.
4,30 km Bridge on the trail
number 657 from Ełku though Gołdap to the border. After passing this bridge You
are almost in the center of the city Gołdap (You can do some shopping and
7,10 km Bridge. Farther remains
of the narrow railway bridge. On the right side there is village Piękne Łąki.
12,40 km Bridge in village
Skocze. In the village there is bus station and post office. After about 300 m behind the bridge there is very good place for
camping (It is crucial to speak with the owner before putting tents, he lives
nearby). On the right side there are buildings
of village Barkowo.
13,00 km Dam of water in Skocze.
Depends on how big is the dam we carry or push the kayaks.
14,00 km On the right side there
is forester's lodge Kumiecie. A bit farther there is very nice bank with to
piers. It’ a good place for camoing (but it’s a private terrain so You need to
17,00 km You are reaching the
bridge in Juchnajcie.
18,50 km On the right side there
are some builidings from thevillage Jany a and on the left side single farms
from village Sokoły.
19,80 km Wooden bridge on the
route to Juchnajci.
20,60 km Mill-dam in Różyńsk
Mały. It’s very hard to pass it because of inaccessible banks. After You pass
this mill-dam You will have to pull Your kayak on very shallow water with many
rocks in it (about 100-150m), You better have good shoes on Your feet. Now this
is the beginning of the hardest part of the trail (about next 10km) with many
natural obstacles in the water.
25,00 km Mill-dam in Boćwinka.
25,80 km Leftovers after the
bridge in Boćwinka. Next to it there is swift current with concrete blocks and
stones. You need to carry Your kayaks on the
26,80 km On the left there is
good place for camping with place for swwining and meadow. Farther in the river
natural step made of rocks.
28,40 km Bridge in Grunajki.
31,60 km Bridge in Sapałówka. On
the right side there is the village and closed water mill.
31,90 km The river goes
alongside the route number 650 Gołdap - Banie Mazurskie - Węgorzewo. On the
left side there is a village Surminy with shop and bus station.
33,70 km On the right side
village Spały and on the left side village Stadnica.
34,90 km Bridge in Wróbel. On
the left there are some buildings.
36,90 km Bridge on the local
route. On the left beginning of Banie Mazurskie.
38,00 km Bridge in Banie
Mazurskie. The best is to finish Your tour about 500meters before the farm on
the right side. There is good place to take off kayaks from the water and to
get there by car. You can also spend there one night more before You finish