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Equestrian tourism

in Wielkopolska


Wielkopolska Location Wielkopolska Province is located in the basin of Warta river, in the central part of WielkopolskoKujawska Lowland. Simultaneously, it is situated on the crossroads of the main European EastWest track leading from Berlin to Moskow (via Poznań, Konin and Warsaw) and the track from Prague towards the north (via Wrocław, Leszno, Poznań). As a result, the province has very favourable transportation connections with other European countries as well as the rest of the world.

Area The province occupies the area of 29 826 km2, which is 9.5% of the Polish territory.

Population Cover photos:

Wielkopolska is inhabited (approximately) by 3.4 million people, which is 8.7% of the whole population of Poland.

AUTHORS:- Z. MOLIŃSKI - ARCHIVES OF THE ECONOMIC UNION OF THE SREM REGION, AUTHOR: M. DZIUBA - ARCHIVES OF LESZNO-REGION TOURIST ORGANIZATION - K. STROIŃSKA - P. FIGURSKI

The Capital The capital of the province is Poznań, a city with population of 600 000 people. Due to its economic, commercial, scientific, cultural and tourist significance, the city is considered the centre of western Poland. Also, Poznań has its own airport (Ławica airport) performing both national and international functions.

Important Cities Gniezno, Kalisz, Konin, Leszno, Ostrów Wielkopolski, Piła.

FOTO: P. FIGURSKI

ISBN 978-83-61454-38-0

www.wielkopolska.travel www.turystyka-kulturowa-wlkp.pl WOJEWÓDZTWO WIELKOPOLSKIE

UNIA EUROPEJSKA EUROPEJSKI FUNDUSZ ROZWOJU REGIONALNEGO

Project co-financed by the European Union through the Regional Development Fund, as part of the Wielkopolska Regional Operational Program for the years 2007 - 2013 EUROPEAN FUNDS FOR INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT IN WIELKOPOLSKA


The world looks different when viewed from a horse’s back. Apparently, it looks better, nicer, more interesting. At least that’s what the horse lovers say and it is worth your while to try it out.

There are many places in Wielkopolska where you may verify these claims first hand. Each year more and more centres with horse riding attractions crop up throughout the entire region offering various services to the enthusiasts of recreation in the saddle – be it a beginning or a seasoned horse rider. Hence, everyone may pursue some form of equestrian recreation. We invite you to use this guide and discover for yourself a number of places which you will find suitable to your interests and needs.

PHOTO: K. STROIŃSKA

Wielkopolska has been well known for its long history of stables and breeding facilities that have played a part in the development of horse breeding in Poland. The centres in Iwno, Racot, Pępowo, and Golejewko are a good example. The Stud Stable in Sieraków stands out as an important one, with its beginnings dating back to 1828! Whereas the Gostyń area is considered the centre of carriage makers. Also, in the town of Szamocin, near Chodzież, to this day it is possible to purchase a horse at a traditional horse market which has been in operation since the 19th century.

PHOTO: ARCHIVES OF LESZNO-REGION TOURIST ORGANIZATION

Various tours on horseback are available in Wielkopolska. You may take advantage of many opportunities to relax in the saddle, depending on time available, skill level, and particular interests. Besides the scenic riding trails and everything that this region has to offer as part of the equestrian experience, along the way you will find many interesting places to enjoy, relax in, and explore while out of the saddle.

Introduction

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On the Lookout for the Bearded Titmouse While Traveling Within the Boundaries of the Przemęt Rajd konny Okonek

Palace Trail

Jastrowie Złotów Gwda

Krajenka

Łobżenica

Kluczewo – Siekowo – Siekówko Trail length: 17 km

Wysoka

PIŁA

Wyrzysk Osiek nad Notecią

Kaczory

Szamocin

Ujście

Trzcianka

Chodzież

Drawieński Park Narodowy

Margonin Gołańcz

Czarnków

Wieleń

Noteć

Krzyż Wielkopolski

Tarnowo Pałuckie Łekno

Lubasz

Trail length: 118 km

Wągrowiec Puszcza Notecka Jaracz

Sieraków

Warta Wronki Sierakowski Park Krajobrazowy

Rogoźno Oborniki

Rokietnica

Lwówek

POZNAŃ

A2 Nowy Tomyśl

Opalenica Buk

Zbąszyń

Grodzisk Wielkopolski

Wolsztyn Obra

Nadgoplański Park Krajobrazowy

Witkowo Powidz

Kostrzyn

Kleczew

Grzybowo Września

Stęszew

Wielkopolski Park Mosina Narodowy

Koszuty Kórnik Zaniemyśl

Dobra

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Gębice

Dąbie

Turek

Żelazków Russów Gołuchów

Kobylin

Raszków Miejska Górka Jutrosin

Zduny Sulmierzyce

Koźminek

KALISZ Opatówek

Lewków

Krotoszyn

Bojanowo

Rawicz

Tuliszków

Stawiszyn

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Pleszew

Dobrzyca

Pępowo Krobia

A2 Rychwał

Jarocin

Koźmin Pogorzela Wielkopolski

Rokosowo

Poniec

Zagórów

Nowe Miasto nad Wartą

Borek Wielkopolski

Koło

Stare Miasto

Pyzdry Żerkowsko-Czeszewski Park Krajobrazowy Żerków Śmiełów

Gostyń Pawłowice Rydzyna

KONIN

Pro

Osieczna

Golina

Warta

Cichowo Krzywiń Dolsk Lubiń

Kłodawa

A2 Nadwarciański Park Krajobrazowy Ląd Miłosław

Środa Wielkopolska

Książ Wielkopolski

Park Śrem Krajobrazowy Gen. D. Chłapowskiego

LESZNO

Przedecz Licheń

Słupca

Kościan

Śmigiel

Sompolno

Ślesin

Giecz

Rogalin Rogaliński Park Krajobrazowy Czempiń

Rakoniewice Wielichowo

Gniezno Trzemeszno Powidzki Park Krajobrazowy

Park Krajobrazowy Uzarzewo Promno Czerniejewo Swarzędz

Luboń Puszczykowo

Szreniawa

Przemęt Przemęcki Park Krajobrazowy

Mieleszyn

Lednicki Długa Goślina Park Krajobrazowy Puszcza Zielonka Dziekanowice Murowana Goślina Pobiedziska

Szamotuły Pniewy

Mniszki Miedzichowo

Skoki

Ostroróg

Kwilcz

Pszczewski Park Krajobrazowy

Mieścisko

Obrzycko Słopanowo

Kłecko

Chrzypsko Wielkie

Międzychód

Nowe Skalmierzyce Ostrów Wielkopolski Przygodzice

This trail leads through the northern part of the Przemęt district over the southern tributary of the Obra river. It runs through: forests, fields, as well as the villages of Kluczewo, Siekowo, and Siekówko. The journey may begin in an agro-tourist farm “Stara Chata u Kowola” [The Blacksmith’s Old Cabin] where, as the name implies, visitors will learn about the craft of blacksmithing and horseshoing.

Odolanów Antonin Mikstat Park Krajobrazowy Dolina Baryczy Ostrzeszów

Kobyla Góra

This trail, marked with orange color, consists of four theme paths running near equestrian centres.

Kępno Bralin

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Grabów nad Prosną

Worth Seeing: Kluczewo – a restored old manor. Siekowo – in this town there is a French Renaissance palace of the Czarnecki family dating back to 1879, that was renovated in the 20th century after a fire. It is located in a 19th-century park with interesting trees, especially elms.

On the Lookout for the Bearded Titmouse While Traveling Within the Boundaries of the Przemęt Landscape Park


Szlak Konwaliowy [The Lilly-of-the-Valley Trail] Górsko – Radomierz – Osłonin – Nowa Wieś – Perkowo. Trail length: 38 km

PHOTO: A. CIEŚLIK

The trail goes through the heart of the Przemęt Landscape Park including the towns of: Górsko, Radomierz, Osłonin, Nowa Wieś and Perkowo. This trail connects to the Trzebidza Trail in Starkowo. We encourage you to begin the trip at the agro-tourist farm “Zagroda u rzeźbiarza” [The Sculptor’s Farmstead] in Górsko, where you may enjoy the unique Bird Gallery of the Przemęt Landscape Park. Hubertus w Trzebidzy

The Trzebidza Trail

Worth Seeing:

Charbielin – Bucz – Poświętno – Sokołowice – Skarżyń Trail length: 25.5 km This five-part trail loops around linking the following villages: Charbielin, Bucz, Poświętno, Sokołowice, and Skarżyń. PHOTO: P. SKÓRNICKI

It is well worth it to begin at the agro-tourist farm of Czajkówka in Trzebidza. From there, one may go north to Barchlin, and then to Popowo Stare; or go south, through the pine forests and reach Sokołowice first.

Konwalie w Przemęckim Parku Krajobrazowym

Worth Seeing:

FOTO: A. CIEŚLIK

Bucz – an eclectic palace was built here at the turn of 19th and 20th centuries. It’s simple in form and sparing in decorations. Also in Bucz is an interesting St. Barbara’s wooden church, (second half of the 17th century) and next to it a wooden bell tower. Popowo Stare – a Baroque, 18th-century palace was built here by Ignacy Szołdrski and his wife. In 19th century this property, which includes over 200 ha of land and a distillery, was transferred from the German owners to the polonized family of Franciszek Ksawery Speichert. Barchlin – a manor from the end of 19th century erected by Franciszek Ksawery Speichert in the design style of a NeoRenaissance villa. Sokołowice – there is a simple, Classicist manor here that was built in the first half of the 19th century for Antoni Skarżyński.

The Białogórski Trail Wieleń Zaobrzański - Mochy or: Wieleń Zaobrzański - Wieleńskie Góry - Kaszczor Trail length: 37 km The trip may begin in the agro-tourist farm Stara Stajnia (Old Barn) in Wieleń Zaobrzański, and from there go on two routes: (1) in the direction of Mochy, or (2) through the Wieleńskie Góry and on to Kaszczor. There is an estuary called Ziemne Wody near Kaszczor where both the rider and the horse can refresh after the ride.

Przemęt Landscape Park – it was established in 1991 to preserve part of the Leszczyńskie Lake District comprising an area of 20,000 ha. Numerous post-glacial formations have formed the diversified topography of the park with various hills and sand dunes. There are 24 lakes within its boundaries, the largest of which are: Dominickie and Przemęckie lakes. This region is attractive both due to its scenery and to its culture since it boasts some outstanding relics of sacral architecture from 17th to 19th centuries, palaces and park-like gardens, as well as a traditional manor and cottages. The park includes some botanical treasures, among them: sundew, Turk’s cap Lilly, and the unique pink Lilly-of-the-valley. It is an outstanding place for bird watching including some rare bird species, among them the bearded titmouse, whose male has a characteristically black coloration around the beak that resembles a moustache. This bird’s sound is reminiscent of the bell chimes. The Lilly of the Valley Island – this is a landscape preserve on the island of the Radomierskie Lake that connects to the Przemęt Lake. Its rare springtime treasure are the fields of the Lilly-of-the-valley flowers that have pink stamen bases. Bog on the Holy Lake - this preserve on Jezioro Święte is home to some protected species of bog flora such as sundew and bog horsetail. Babulina – this is a hill with the highest elevation in the Wolsztyn district that reaches 112 meters above the sea level. Napoleon’s Chaise – this is a clay hill on which, according to legend, Napoleon took his rest while on his way to Russia. Kaszczor – a post-Cistercian church from 18th century and a 19th-century post windmill.

On the Lookout for the Bearded Titmouse While Traveling Within the Boundaries of the Przemęt Landscape Park

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On the Lookout for the Bearded Titmouse While Traveling Within the Boundaries of the Przem Tourist Attractions Along the Trail:

PHOTO: W. LIS

PHOTO: W. LIS

Steam Engine Show in Wolsztyn

Skansen in Wolsztyn

PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT

Wolsztyn – it has been known for the Roundhouse and the Skansen of Folk Architecture in Western Wielkopolska. Robert Koch, the discoverer of the tubercular bacterium, lived and worked here in the 19th century. It is worthwhile to visit the Regional Museum of Marcin Rożek, an accompolished sculptor who among others has sculpted the statues of the Sawer in Luboń, Fryderyk Chopin in Poznań, and Bolesław Chrobry in Gniezno.

Palace in Włoszakowice

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Wielkopolska Museum of Fire Fighting in Rakoniewice

Rakoniewice – this town is proud of its Wielkopolskie Museum of Fire Fighting that was established in the ‘70s in a former church building. Its collection includes both old and modern fire-fighting vehicles. The local architecture includes some beautiful old structures with the characteristic half-timbered walls.

Church of St. John the Babtist in Przemęt

Przemęt – at the beginning of this town’s history, it was in the hands of Silesian Dukes and later of the king Władysław Jagiełło. Before the war with the Tutonic Knights, the king borrowed money pawning the town of Przemęt. In 1409, he permitted the Cistersians to purchase the town and they have run it till the 19th century, which is when it was closed by the Prussians. The Baroque church of St. John the Baptist is all that has remained to this day. Wieleń Zaobrzański – visitors may find here a late Baroque church of the Blessed Mary that was built by the Cistersians. Inside the church is a miraculous Gothic sculpture of the Blessed Mary of Wieleń that has drawn many pilgrimages. Near the church is an eclectic manor from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.

PHOTO: ARCHIVES OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE IN WOLSZTYN AUTHOR: A. SKORUPIŃSKI

PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT

Church of the Blessed Mary – Wieleń

PHOTO: ARCHIVES OF THE CITY HALL IN RAKONIEWICE

Osowa Sień – it is home to a Gothic church of St. Fabian and Sebastian with a wooden tower, a Neo-Renaissance palace, a Classicist manor by the church, and another manor from the same period situated near a magnificent chestnut alley.

Regional Museum of Marcin Rożek in Wolsztyn

PHOTO: ARCHIVES OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE IN WOLSZTYN AUTOR: K. OLESIAK

PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT

Church of St. Fabian and Sebastian – Osowa Sień

PHOTO: W. LIS

Włoszakowice – it was a hometown of the famous composer and conductor Karol Kurpiński (1785–1857), who wrote the patriotic song “Warszawianka” and the opera “Krakowiacy i Górale.” This town also boasts an 18th-century Sułkowskich hunting palace (built on the triangular plan) and an interesting Baroque church of the Holy Trinity.

Church and monastery in Obra

Obra – This is a village where the Cystersian monks settled in the 13th century. Since 1926 this facility has been in the hands of the Gathering of the Oblat Missionaries of the Immaculate Virgin Mary.

On the Lookout for the Bearded Titmouse While Traveling Within the Boundaries of the Przemęt Landscape Park


męt Landscape Park Selected Horse Hostels and Rider Accommodations on the Trail:

PHOTO: A. CIEŚLIK

Czajkówka

Czajkówka — Organizer of Horse Rallies

czajkowka@note.pl www.czajkowka.note.pl The spectacular landscape around Czajkówka offers plein air painting opportunities that may be well combined with relaxation in the saddle.

PHOTO: ARCHIVES OF LESZNO-REGION TOURIST ORGANIZATION

Trzebidza 1 64-234 Przemęt tel. +48 65 549 87 78; 504 320 130

Stara Stajnia [Old Barn] ul. Wschowska 12 Wieleń Zaobrzański 64-234 Przemęt tel. +48 603 845 447

PHOTO: A. CIEŚLIK

An adventure-seeking visitor may take a ride in a Gypsy wagon, and afterwards relax in the hay stack or in the “Ghengys Khan yurt.”

PHOTO: A. CIEŚLIK

starastajnia@op.pl www.starastajnia.pl

Rajd konny - Trzebidza (?)

„Zagroda u Rzeźbiarza” in Górsko

Zagroda u Rzeźbiarza [At the Sculptor’s Farmstead]

Stara Chata U Kowola [At the Blacksmith’s]

Górsko 31 64-234 Przemęt tel. +48 65 549 47 37

Kluczewo, ul. Przemęcka 3 64-234 Przemęt tel. +48 65 549 86 35

murek@interbit.pl www.zagrodaurzezbiarza.pl

ukowola@note.pl www.ukowola.note.pl

PHOTO: A. CIEŚLIK

Othe unique feature of this farmstead is the opportunity to sleep in a 100-year-old cabin that also houses the blacksmith’s shop. It provides the chance to learn about the tradition of blacksmithing. Guests may also try their hand at beer brewing with the use of leavening prepared by the hostess.

Kulig w Górsku (?)

The unique attraction here is the Bird Gallery of the Przemęt Landscape Park in which guests may view the local birds’ life-sized wood sculptures carved by the host, as well as the reliefs with the scenes from the Adam Mickiewicz masterpiece “Pan Tadeusz.” Visitors may also take part in a sculpting workshop or request a ride on a horse wagon around the Przemęt Landscape Park.

On the Lookout for the Bearded Titmouse While Traveling Within the Boundaries of the Przemęt Landscape Park

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PHOTO: S. GRAJA-ZWOLIŃSKA

Following the Trail of the Wielkopolska Horseshoe Wielkopolska Horseshoe

Okonek

Jastrowie Złotów Gwda

Krajenka

Łobżenica

Wysoka

PIŁA

Wyrzysk Osiek nad Notecią

Kaczory

Szamocin

Ujście

Trzcianka

Chodzież

Drawieński Park Narodowy

Margonin Gołańcz

Czarnków

Wieleń

Noteć

Krzyż Wielkopolski

Tarnowo Pałuckie Łekno

Lubasz

Wągrowiec Puszcza Notecka Jaracz

Sieraków

Warta Wronki Sierakowski Park Krajobrazowy

Międzychód

Rogoźno Oborniki

Rokietnica

Lwówek

POZNAŃ

A2 Nowy Tomyśl

Opalenica Buk

Zbąszyń

Grodzisk Wielkopolski

Wolsztyn Obra

Wielichowo

Wielkopolski Park Mosina Narodowy

Zaniemyśl

A2

Dąbie

Turek

Dobra

Stawiszyn Żelazków

Dobrzyca

Russów Gołuchów

Kobylin

Raszków Miejska Górka Jutrosin

Zduny Sulmierzyce

Koźminek

KALISZ Opatówek

Lewków

Krotoszyn

Bojanowo

Rawicz

Tuliszków

Trail length: 125 km

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Pleszew

sn

Gębice

Koło

Stare Miasto

Rychwał

Jarocin

Pępowo Krobia

KONIN

Zagórów

Pro

Borek Wielkopolski

Koźmin Pogorzela Wielkopolski

Rokosowo

Kłodawa

Warta Pyzdry Żerkowsko-Czeszewski Park Krajobrazowy Żerków Śmiełów

Gostyń Pawłowice

Poniec

Przedecz Licheń

Golina

Nowe Miasto nad Wartą

Cichowo Krzywiń Dolsk Lubiń

Rydzyna

Sompolno

Ślesin

A2

Środa Wielkopolska Nadwarciański Park Krajobrazowy Ląd Miłosław

Książ Wielkopolski

Osieczna

LESZNO

Kleczew

Słupca Koszuty Kórnik

Kościan

Śmigiel

Powidz

Grzybowo Września Giecz

Park Śrem Krajobrazowy Gen. D. Chłapowskiego

Przemęt Przemęcki Park Krajobrazowy

Nadgoplański Park Krajobrazowy

Witkowo

Kostrzyn

Rogalin Rogaliński Park Krajobrazowy Czempiń

Rakoniewice

Gniezno Trzemeszno Powidzki Park Krajobrazowy

Park Krajobrazowy Uzarzewo Promno Czerniejewo Swarzędz

Luboń Puszczykowo

Szreniawa Stęszew

Mieleszyn

Lednicki Długa Goślina Park Krajobrazowy Puszcza Zielonka Dziekanowice Murowana Goślina Pobiedziska

Szamotuły Pniewy

Mniszki Miedzichowo

Skoki

Ostroróg

Kwilcz

Pszczewski Park Krajobrazowy

Mieścisko

Obrzycko Słopanowo

Kłecko

Chrzypsko Wielkie

Nowe Skalmierzyce Ostrów Wielkopolski

Antonin Mikstat Park Krajobrazowy Dolina Baryczy Ostrzeszów

Grabów nad Prosną

Kobyla Góra Kępno Bralin

This trail may be divided into five sections

PHOTO: S. GRAJA-ZWOLIŃSKA

Przygodzice Odolanów

Oznakowanie szlaku - w okolicy miejscowości Sowy

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Following the Trail of the Wielkopolska Horseshoe


PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT

Town Hall in Rawicz

PHOTO: S. GRAJA-ZWOLIŃSKA

Trail markings with the Franciszek windmill in the background

Mountain Path Trail Rokosowo – Pudliszki – Żychlewo – Wymysłowo – Posadowo – Ludwinowo Trail length: 20 km

The Trail of the Frank Windmill Ludwinowo – leśnictwo Siedlec – Babkowice – Pępowo – Czeluścin – Rębiechów – Smolice – Długołęka Trail length: 26 km It begins in Ludwinowo, from where it proceeds towards the forest district of Siedlec, and further to Babkowice and Pępowo. From Pępowo it goes through Czeluścin and Rębiechów, then on to Smolice, ending in the village of Długołęka.

Długołęka – Kobylin – Piskornia – Zaborowo – Janowo – Jeziora – Poradów – Ostoje – Zaorle Trail length: 29 km From Długołęka the trail leads initially on a paved road to Kobylin, then across the fields and forests to the villages of Piskornia, Zaborowo, and Janowo. Jutrosin is an interesting spot along the way with its St. Elizabeth church famous for the Józef Mehoffer stained-glass windows and for the Antoni Procajłowicz wall paintings. It continues through Jeziora ending with R&R in Zaorle.

The Horse Breeder Trail Zaorle – Sowy – Pakosław – Golejewo – Chojno – Niemarzyn – Goruszki Trail length: 22 km From Zaorle the trail goes to the village of Sowy and Pakosław. Then it continues on to Golejewo from where you turn to Golejewko, a place known for its horse-breeding traditions. Further it leads to Chojno, Niemarzyn, and Goruszki, on the outskirts of Miejska Górka.

PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT

This part of the trip begins in Rokosowo, going towards Pudliszki, through Żychlewo, Wymysłowo, Posadowo, ending in Ludwinowo with some rest and relaxation (R&R) in the Bajka agro-tourist farm. What sets it apart from others is the scenery resembling the backwoods of the Beskid Mountains in the southern part of Poland.

The Trail by the Lovely Orla River

The Black Stork Trail Goruszki – Miejska Górka – Zakrzewo – Antoniewo – Kawcze – Sarbinowo – Rokosowo Trail length: 22 km From Goruszki, it leads towards the road connecting Miejska Górka and Rawicz, going further through scenic field and forest areas to the village of Zakrzewo. The other towns on this route are: Antoniewo, Kawcze (with its eclectic palace from late 19th century stylized after an Italian city dwelling), Sarbinowo, and Rokosowo which marks the end of this trail.

Following the Trail of the Wielkopolska Horseshoe

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Following the Trail of the Wielkopolska Horseshoe Worth Seeing:

PHOTO: M. LISTWOŃ

Sanctuary of the Blessed Mary in Głogówko near Gostyń

Tourist Attractions Along the Trail: Gostyń – it is essential to see the Gothic Parish Church of St. Margaret that contains some unique treasures from different historical periods. PHOTO: S. GRAJA-ZWOLIŃSKA

Stable in Pępowo

PHOTO: S. GRAJA-ZWOLIŃSKA

Pępowo – a Baroque palace and park with an old stable, a carriage house, and a riding arena. A stone in memory of the stallion that was critical to the success of the Pępowo stable has been placed in front of the building. Smolice – a Neo-Baroque palace from the beginning of 20th century. Jutrosin – there is a Neo-Romanesque church of St. Elizabeth here with the stained-glass windows by Józef Mehoffer and wall paintings by Antoni Procajłowicz, and a church of the Holy Cross with characteristic half-timbered walls. Pakosław – a Neo-Gothic church from the turn of 19th and 20th centuries and a Classicist palace. Golejewko – there are a Neo-Renaissance palace surrounded by a landscape park with some Baroque design elements and a farm house with accompanying farmstead buildings. While in Golejewko it is worthwhile to visit both the old Carriage House with an elaborate collection of carriages and sledges, and the Alley of the Accomplished Horses. The breeding stable of full English-blood horses was established here in the 1920s. Goruszki – a Baroque Franciscan monastery from the 18th century. Miejska Górka – its attractions include: a Gothic church of St. Nicholas, a brickand-timber Protestant community settlement, and a 17th-century post windmill. Zakrzewo – a wooden church with a corner-notched log construction. Sarbinowo – this now dilapidated palace compound was once inhabited by Teresa Wybicka, the daughter of Józef Wybicki who wrote the lyrics to the Polish national anthem. Rokosowo – the Neo-Gothic castle here with Renaissance elements is surrounded by a park. It is now home to the European Integration Centre that provides conference services and event facilities.

Palace in Golejewko

Głogówko – it is famous for its Baroque monastic complex of the Philipine Fathers and for the Sanctuary of the Blessed Mary. The Baroque church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Phillip Neri has been built following the design of the Santa Maria della Salute church in Venice. The Italian architect Baltazar Longhen designed the church whereas Pompeo Ferrari created the impressive dome and presbytery. Rawicz – The Classicist church of St. Andrew, the Neo-Gothic church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as well as a Baroque town hall, and the Baroque and Classicist homes in the downtown area are all places of interest for visitors to Rawicz. Krobia – the Romanesque Church of St. Idzi is worth a visit with its stone-and-brick walls. One may also glimpse the still-alive traditions of Biskupizna (an area that has been in the hands of regional bishops for centuries).

PHOTO: S. GRAJA-ZWOLIŃSKA

PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT

Castle in Rokosowo

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Following the Trail of the Wielkopolska Horseshoe

Alley of the Accomplished Horses in Golejewko

Pudliszki – Adam Mickiewicz and Cyprian Kamil Norwid, the two remarkable 19th-century Polish poets have spent some time here in the Classicist palace of the Łubieński family. At present this town is mainly associated with the vegetable processing industry.


PHOTO: S. GRAJA-ZWOLIŃSKA

Palace in Smolice

Horse Stable Golejewko 63 63-921 Chojno tel. +48 65 547 87 01, 65 547 87 10 fax +48 65 547 87 31 stadnina@skgolejewko.pl www.skgolejewko.pl This equestrian centre offers riding classes, carriage rides, Hubertus (a bloodless fox hunt with the use of artificial lure), rallies, and other events. PHOTO: S. GRAJA-ZWOLIŃSKA

Agro-Tourist Farm “Pod Bocianami” [Under the Stork] Maria and Władysław Lorenz Horse riding competition in Pępowo

Selected Horse Hostels and Rider Accommodations on the Trail: The Jańczak Inn Rokosowo 20 63-805 Łęka Mała tel. +48 65 573 11 61, 607 835 825 firmajanczak@wp.pl www.firmajanczak.prv.pl Both the rider and the horse will find here good nourishment as well as a comfortable place to spend the night. The Agro-Tourist Farm Bajka, Organizer of Rallies Ludwinowo 10 63-830 Pępowo tel. +48 65 573 62 33 www.agroturystyka-bajka.glt.pl bajka@adres.pl Visitors may take advantage of horse riding lessons bare-back or in a saddle. It is also fun during the winter to participate in the traditional sleigh ride called kulig.

Golejewo 31 63-921 Chojno tel. +48 65 547 84 70

Horse Hostel of Bernadetta and Grzegorz Okupnik

www.wielkopolskagoscinna.pl

Długołęka 1 63-740 Kobylin tel. +48 65 548 23 21, 663 217 175

The delicious fare prepared by the hostess is cooked using mostly home-made and home-grown ingredients.

It provides a stable for the horse and a place to pitch a tent for the rider. Agro-Tourist Farm of Dorota Opara Długołęka 33 63-740 Kobylin tel. +48 65 548 23 23 Offers sleeping accommodations for the riders. Agro-Tourist Farm Mining Homestead Maria Burak Zaorle 16 a 63-920 Pakosław tel. +48 65 547 89 30 www.wielkopolskagoscinna.pl The worn out travelers will certainly replenish their energy here thanks to the delicious meals prepared following the cooking traditions of two regions Wielkopolska and Silesia.

The Annopol Equestrian Centre Jan Lipczyński Annopol 1 63-910 Miejska Górka tel. +48 65 547 41 89 jannopol@le.onet.pl www.annopol.com The centre specializes in horse training throughout the year and also in rider training during the summer vacation season at special riding camps.

Note! A detailed guide covering the Wielkopolski Horse Shoe Trail (together with a precise map and relevant information) may be purchased at the office of the Inter-County Tourist Association located in Pępowo at Powstańców Wielkopolskich 43, tel. +48 65 574 12 22. www.wielkopolskagoscinna.pl biuro@wielkopolskagoscinna.pl

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Through the General’s Estate, or a Journey on the Tract of General Dezydery Chłapowski PHOTO: P. FIGURSKI

Szlak w okolicach Pępowa

Trail length (combined): approx. 120 km

Okonek

Jastrowie Złotów Gwda

Krajenka

Łobżenica

Wysoka

PIŁA

Wyrzysk

This trail leads through the districts of Kościan, Krzywiń, Dolsk, Piaski, and Pępowo.

Osiek nad Notecią

Kaczory

Szamocin

Ujście

Trzcianka

Chodzież

Drawieński Park Narodowy

Margonin Gołańcz

Czarnków

Wieleń

Noteć

Krzyż Wielkopolski

Tarnowo Pałuckie Łekno

Lubasz

Wągrowiec Puszcza Notecka Jaracz a

Sieraków

Wart Wronki Sierakowski Park Krajobrazowy

Rokietnica

Lwówek

POZNAŃ

A2 Nowy Tomyśl

Opalenica Buk

Zbąszyń

Grodzisk Wielkopolski

Wolsztyn Obra

Wielichowo

Wielkopolski Park Mosina Narodowy

Książ Wielkopolski

Pleszew

Gębice

Tuliszków

Dobra

Żelazków Dobrzyca

Russów Gołuchów

Kobylin

Raszków Miejska Górka Jutrosin Rawicz

Zduny Sulmierzyce

Koźminek

KALISZ Opatówek

Lewków

Krotoszyn

Bojanowo

Dąbie

To a large degree it goes through the former property of the Chłapowski estate.

Nowe Skalmierzyce Ostrów Wielkopolski Przygodzice

Odolanów Antonin Mikstat Park Krajobrazowy Dolina Baryczy Ostrzeszów

Kobyla Góra Kępno Bralin

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Turek

Stawiszyn

a sn

Krobia

A2 Rychwał

Jarocin

Pępowo

Koło

Zagórów

Nowe Miasto nad Wartą

Borek Wielkopolski

Koźmin Pogorzela Wielkopolski

Rokosowo

KONIN Stare Miasto

Warta Pyzdry Żerkowsko-Czeszewski Park Krajobrazowy Żerków Śmiełów

Gostyń Pawłowice

Kłodawa Golina

Pro

Osieczna

Poniec

Przedecz Licheń

A2 Nadwarciański Park Krajobrazowy Ląd Miłosław

Środa Wielkopolska

Zaniemyśl

Cichowo

Rydzyna

Sompolno

Ślesin Słupca

Krzywiń Dolsk Lubiń

LESZNO

Kleczew

Giecz Koszuty Kórnik

Kościan

Śmigiel

Powidz

Grzybowo Września

Park Śrem Krajobrazowy Gen. D. Chłapowskiego

Przemęt Przemęcki Park Krajobrazowy

Nadgoplański Park Krajobrazowy

Witkowo

Kostrzyn

Rogalin Rogaliński Park Krajobrazowy Czempiń

Rakoniewice

Gniezno Trzemeszno Powidzki Park Krajobrazowy

Park Krajobrazowy Uzarzewo Promno Czerniejewo Swarzędz

Luboń Puszczykowo

Szreniawa Stęszew

Mieleszyn

Lednicki Długa Goślina Park Krajobrazowy Puszcza Zielonka Dziekanowice Murowana Goślina Pobiedziska

Szamotuły Pniewy

Mniszki Miedzichowo

Skoki

Ostroróg

Kwilcz

Pszczewski Park Krajobrazowy

Mieścisko

Oborniki

Kłecko

Chrzypsko Wielkie

Międzychód

Rogoźno Obrzycko Słopanowo

Grabów nad Prosną

It consists of three trails and several loops allowing for different variants on the routes.

Through the General’s Estate, or a Journey on the Tract of General Dezydery Chłapowski


Worth Seeing:

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Racot – this late 18th-century Classicist palace and park was designed by the architect Dominik Merlini (creator of the Royal Łazienki palace in Warsaw) for the Duke Antoni Barnaba Jabłonowski. Among some Polish aristocrats and luminaries who have been hosted here are: Duke Józef Poniatowski, Tadeusz Kościuszko, and Józef Wybicki who lived nearby and who has written plays for a lively local amateur theater. In 1928, the Racot National Stable was established on the property. Gryżyna – there are some remaining ruins here of an early Gothic stone church of St. Martin that most probably was in operation until the 18th century. Wławie – in this village visitors may admire the stones decorated with unique carvings and inscriptions crated by an amateur sculptor Adolf Najeranowski. Kopaszewo – a Classicist palace of the Skórzewski family was erected around 1800. In 1831 Adam Mickiewicz paid a visit here. Another frequent guest was the actress Helena Modrzejewska, wife of Karol Chłapowski. In 1844 the estate was purchased by General Dezydery Chłapowski and from then on his eldest son inhabited and managed it. Later it was transferred to his daughter Zofia, wife of Jan Koźmian. After Zofia’s suicide in 1853, Jan Koźmian erected little chapels, stations of the cross, along the road leading from the palace to the cemetery near the Rąbiń church. That’s how the so-called Kopaszewska Road of the Cross was created leading through the fields and forests from Kopaszewo to Rąbiń and back. Mszczyczyn – the Neo-Baroque manor from the end of the 19th century located here was later expanded in the National style. It is surrounded by a large landscape park dating back to 18th century with some imposing oak trees in it. The park is a fascinating sight in the spring when it’s all aglow with the blossoms of grove ane-mones.

The Orange Trail Racot – Gryżyna – Wławie – Kopaszewo – Zbęchy – Bieżyń – forest district station in Mościszki Trail length: 30 km

The Stretch Between Bogusławki and Ludwinowo Trail length: 32 km

The trip begins by the Racot palace, and continues through Gryżyna and Wławie, and then to Kopaszewo. Next it goes through Zbęchy to Bieżyń, and ends in the Mościszki forest district ranger station.

It is well worth it to end this part of the trip in the agro-tourist farm Bajka in Ludwinowo.

The Stretch Between Mościszki and Bogusławki

Trail length: 9 km

The Blue Trail This trail is an alternate route to Kopaszewo where it connects to the Orange Trail.

The Red Trail

From the forest district ranger station in Mościszki the trail goes through the village of Księginki to Mszczyczyna, and then on to the Bogusławki Horse Stable.

Trail length: 23 km The trail goes from the edge of the Granecznik village to Turew.

PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT

Trail length: 22 km

The Dezydery Chłapowski Landscape Park

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Through the General’s Estate, or a Journey on the Tract of General Dezydery Chłapowski

PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT

PHOTO: S. GRAJA-ZWOLIŃSKA

The Krzywiń Trolley Line

Manor – Museum in Grabonóg

Through the General’s Estate, or a Journey on the Tract of General Dezydery Chłapowski

Cichowo – skansen „Soplicowo”

PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT

Neo-Gothic style was renovated in the beginning of 19th century by General Dezydery Chłapowski. He became a historical figure through his involvement in fostering good farming management approach on his property and has thus been credited for laying the foundation for the development of modern agriculture in Poland. A former Napoelonic soldier, he learned about agriculture from the ground up at farms in other countries including France. Once he completed his foreign education, he transferred his then-new knowledge to his estate. The Dezydery Chłapowski Landscape Park, founded in 1992, has to this day retained the original agricultural landscape of that area thanks to his transformative efforts. Choryń – there is an old manor dating back to the end of the 18th century, a so-called new manor converted around 1820 from a farm utility building. Adam Mickiewicz was hosted here by Józef Taczanowski. Among its later owners was General Edmund Taczanowski, one of the military leaders of the 1863-1846 January Uprising.

Cichowo – skansen „Soplicowo”

PHOTO: S. GRAJA-ZWOLIŃSKA

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PHOTO: S. GRAJA-ZWOLIŃSKA

Lubiń – the Benedictine monks, who were brought here in the 11th century by Bolesław Śmiały, were in Lubiń during the closing of the monastery by the Prussians in the 19th century. They were able to return there in 1923. Today’s sanctuary, built in place of earlier ones, was designed in the Baroque style in the first half of the 18th century. The 11th-century Polish chronicler Gall Anonim was probably affiliated with this monastery. The Benedictine monks of Lubiń have been well known to this day for their proprietary tincture called “The Benedictine for Seven Aches” concocted with the use of 21 herbs according to a 16th-century formula. Bieżyń – for those weary from the time spent in the saddle, we recommend a trolley ride, the Krzywiń Trolley Line, that depending on your muscle strength may take you in the direction of Gostyń or Racot. Grabonóg – this is the birthplace of the Blessed Edmund Bojanowski. Today, the local manor houses a museum bearing his name. Cichowo – the skansen here called Soplicowo has been converted from a movie set built for the filming of the movie “Pan Tadeusz” directed by Andrzej Wajda. It was designed by Allan Starski, an Oscar winner for the movie set design in “Schindler’s List” directed by Steven Spielberg. Turew – a late-Baroque palace built in the

PHOTO: ARCHIVES OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE IN GOSTYŃ

Tourist Attractions Along the Trail:

Church and monastery in Lubiń

Palace in Choryń


Did you know that... you may earn a badge called “Horse Lover – Everyone in Poland Rides Horses”?

Selected Horse Hostels and Rider Accommodations on the Trail: National Horse Stable Racot Palace Training and Recreation Centre

recepcja@racot.pl www.racot.pl This centre specializes in organizing conferences and hunts, offering also riding instruction both recreational and competitive. Agro-Tourist Farm Amazonka

agroamazonka@op.pl www.reges.pl/agroamazonka/index.html This farm provides night accommodations in cozy guest rooms. Villa Natura

www.villanatura.com.pl kontakt@villanatura.com.pl

Bogusławki 8 63-800 Gostyń tel. +48 65 575 13 70, 602 779 295, 604 064 810 fax +48 65 575 13 60 www.gw-boguslawki.com gwar@poczta.onet.pl The hostel offers horse and carriage rides. It also specializes in providing services in the making and renovation of horse carriages, as well as in stable construction and equipment.

Palace in Racot

Agro-Tourist Farm Bajka Organizer of Rallies Ludwinowo 10 63-830 Pępowo tel. +48 65 573 62 33

Ruins of the church in Gryżyna

www.agroturystyka-bajka.glt.pl bajka@adres.pl Visitors may take advantage of horse riding lessons in the saddle or bare-back. In the winter It is also fun to experience the charming sledge ride called kulig.

PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT

The hotel offers horse rides, carriage and sledge rides, as well as meeting rooms for different occasions and events. There are also tennis courts and a football field.

Stanica Konna [The Horse Hostel]

PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT

Podrzekta 3 63-140 Dolsk tel. +48 61 282 52 53

Equestrian Centre in Jaszkowo

PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT

Racot, ul. Kościańska 42 64-000 Kościan tel. +48 65 513 14 22

PHOTO: M. DZIUBA

Racot, ul. Dworcowa 5 64-000 Kościan tel. +48 65 511 79 58, fax 65 511 79 59

In 2002, a descendant of General Chłapowski, Antoni Chłapowski, who runs the Equestrian Centre in Jaszkowo has come up with the initiative called “Everyone in Poland Rides Horses.” Following a similar initiative conceived in Sweden, its purpose is to promote horse riding and to spark in people of all ages an active interest in attaining basic equestrian knowledge and riding skills. This badge may be received only after passing a test in horse riding.

Palace in Kopaszewo

Note! A detailed guide covering the Trail of General Dezydery Chłapowski (containing a precise map and relevant information) may be purchased at the office of the Inter-County Tourist Association office located in Pępowo at ul. Powstańców Wielkopolskich 43 tel. +48 65 574 12 22. PHOTO: P. FIGURSKI

www.wielkopolskagoscinna.pl biuro@wielkopolskagoscinna.pl

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Worth Seeing: Witosław – visitors may sample the Witosław mead and check out the power of bee products enhanced with medicinal herbs (regarded as a form of apiphytotherapy), while visiting an eclectic palace built here at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Rydzyna – a unique and one of few in Europe Baroque architectural arrangements makes up a system connecting the town with the magnate residence. The estate was the property of the Leszczyński family from the end of the 17th century until 1738. And from then on until the beginning of the 20th century it remained in the hands of the Sułkowski family. The current design of the Baroque end-of-the17th-century castle was achieved through three renovations, the most important of which was the one conducted by Martin Frantz. Jeziorki – inside the 19th-century manor that reflects the Tyrolean building style are several guest rooms. Near the manor there are also three stables because the Jeziorki centre offers horse riding lessons and other attractions. Przybyszewo – a modern conference and recreation centre has been opened in the eclectic palace from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. This facility is the property of the School of Marketing and Management in Leszno. It also includes stables and provides horse riding instruction.

PHOTO: A. CIEŚLIK

The Royal Pageant, or on the Trail of King Stanislaus This trail near Leszno may be arranged in two ways. Both routes begin and end in Trzebidza, making it an easy one-week-long journey for seasoned riders. Okonek

Jastrowie Złotów Gwda

Krajenka

Łobżenica

Wysoka

PIŁA

Wyrzysk Osiek nad Notecią

Kaczory

Variant I:

Szamocin

Ujście

Trzcianka

Chodzież

Drawieński Park Narodowy

Margonin Gołańcz

Czarnków

Wieleń

Noteć

Krzyż Wielkopolski

Tarnowo Pałuckie Łekno

Lubasz

Trzebidza – Racot – Witosław – Rydzyna – Jeziorki – Trzebidza (155 km)

Wągrowiec Puszcza Notecka Jaracz

Sieraków

Warta Wronki Sierakowski Park Krajobrazowy

Rogoźno Oborniki

Rokietnica

Lwówek

POZNAŃ

A2 Nowy Tomyśl Zbąszyń

Wolsztyn Obra

Opalenica Buk Grodzisk Wielkopolski

Stęszew

Wielichowo

Wielkopolski Park Mosina Narodowy

Książ Wielkopolski

Krzywiń Dolsk Lubiń

Borek Wielkopolski

Gębice

A2 Rychwał

Pleszew

Tuliszków

Kobylin

Zduny Sulmierzyce

Koźminek

KALISZ Opatówek

Lewków

Krotoszyn Raszków

Miejska Górka Jutrosin

Nowe Skalmierzyce Ostrów Wielkopolski

Variant II:

Trzebidza – Racot – Witosław – Rokosowo – Rydzyna – Przybyszewo – Trzebidza (205 km) Dobra

Żelazków Russów

Dąbie

Turek

Stawiszyn

Dobrzyca Gołuchów

Bojanowo

Rawicz

Zagórów

Jarocin

Pępowo Krobia

Koło

Stare Miasto

Warta Pyzdry Żerkowsko-Czeszewski Park Krajobrazowy Żerków Śmiełów

Koźmin Pogorzela Wielkopolski

Rokosowo

Kłodawa

KONIN

Nowe Miasto nad Wartą

Gostyń Pawłowice

Poniec

Przedecz Licheń

Golina

a sn Pro

Osieczna

Rydzyna

Sompolno

Ślesin

A2 Nadwarciański Park Krajobrazowy Ląd Miłosław

Środa Wielkopolska

Zaniemyśl

Cichowo

LESZNO

Kleczew

Słupca Koszuty Kórnik

Kościan

Śmigiel

Powidz

Grzybowo Września Giecz

Park Śrem Krajobrazowy Gen. D. Chłapowskiego

Przemęt Przemęcki Park Krajobrazowy

Nadgoplański Park Krajobrazowy

Witkowo

Kostrzyn

Rogalin Rogaliński Park Krajobrazowy Czempiń

Rakoniewice

Gniezno Trzemeszno Powidzki Park Krajobrazowy

Park Krajobrazowy Uzarzewo Promno Czerniejewo Swarzędz

Luboń Puszczykowo

Szreniawa

Mieleszyn

Lednicki Długa Goślina Park Krajobrazowy Puszcza Zielonka Dziekanowice Murowana Goślina Pobiedziska

Szamotuły Pniewy

Mniszki Miedzichowo

Skoki

Ostroróg

Kwilcz

Pszczewski Park Krajobrazowy

Mieścisko

Obrzycko Słopanowo

Kłecko

Chrzypsko Wielkie

Międzychód

Przygodzice Odolanów Antonin Mikstat Park Krajobrazowy Dolina Baryczy Ostrzeszów

Grabów nad Prosną

Kobyla Góra Kępno Bralin

PHOTO: Z. MOLIŃSKI

In front of the castle in Rydzyna

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The Royal Pageant, or on the Trail of King Stanislaus


PHOTO: ARCHIVES OF LESZNO-REGION TOURIST ORGANIZATION

Palace in Pawłowice

Tourist Attractions Along the Trail: Pawłowice – the Classicist palace and two annexes were built here at the end of the 18th century for Maksymilian Antoni Mielżyński, a royal writer and chamberlain to the King Stanislaus Augustus. At present it houses the National Research Institute of Animal Production. Leszno – it has been famous for its Baroque buildings, among them: the Church of St. Nicholas, the Church of the Holy Cross, the Sułkowski palace, a former synagogue (currently the Art Gallery of the Regional Museum), and also for the international motorcycle and glider competitions.

Selected Horse Hostels and Rider Accommodations on the Trail:

PHOTO: ARCHIVES OF LESZNO-REGION TOURIST ORGANIZATION

PHOTO: A. CIEŚLIK

PHOTO: A. CIEŚLIK

Palace in Przybyszewo

Czajkówka – Organizer of Horse Rallies

Glider – Leszno

Trzebidza 1 64-234 Przemęt tel. +48 65 549 87 78, 504 320 130

The Rydzyna Castle pl. Zamkowy 1 64-130 Rydzyna tel./fax +48 65 529 50 40, 65 529 50 26

czajkowka@note.pl www.czajkowka.note.pl

zamek@zamek-rydzyna.com.pl www.zamek-rydzyna.com.pl

The spectacular landscape around Czajkówka offers plain air painting opportunities that may be well combined with relaxation in the saddle.

This facility organizes conferences, concerts, balls, National Races of Antique Cars, and Hubertus (a bloodless fox hunt with the use of artificial lure).

National Horse Stable - Racot Palace Training and Recreation Centre

Horse Stable - The Jeziorki Manor

Racot, ul. Dworcowa 5 64-000 Kościan tel. +48 65 511 79 58, fax 65 511 79 59

Jeziorki 1 64-113 Osieczna tel. +48 65 535 05 12, 504 264 264 (reception in the Manor); 515 184 614 (horse riding)

recepcja@racot.pl www.racot.pl

dworek@jeziorki.pl www.jeziorki.pl

This centre specializes in organizing conferences and hunts, offering also riding instruction both recreational and competitive.

This facility supplies opportunities to take both recreational and competitive riding lessons in either a covered or an open riding arena. Among other attractions, it also offers rides in a carriage or a rack wagon, and a mini zoo with donkeys, llamas, peacocks, and fallow deer.

The Witosław Palace PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT

64-113 Osieczna tel. +48 65 535 05 96, 65 535 93 21 fax +48 65 535 93 22 Windmill in Osieczna

This facility provides both prophylactic support and healing assistance with the use of bee products. Guests, including children, may enjoy riding ponies, Polish horses and other saddle horses some of which are also involved in providing horse therapy. Visitors may also take advantage of: a spa that offers body rejuvenation treatments, a tennis court, as well as bicycles and other types of rentable sports equipment.

PHOTO: S. GRAJA-ZWOLIŃSKA

Osieczna – it is well worth it to visit the former castle that has undergone a significant modification in the 19th century, a PostReformation Baroque monastic complex, as well as three post windmills that are located at the town’s entrance.

www.apiherba.pl apiherba@apiherba.pl

Manor in Jeziorki

The Royal Pageant, or on the Trail of King Stanislaus

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Worth Seeing:

PHOTO: A. CIEŚLIK

Direction: Ponds, i.e.,a Mounted Journey in the Valley of River Barycz Trail length: approximately 100 km This trail goes along the border of two regions: Wielkopolska and Lower Silesia, through the counties of Ostrów Wielkopolski, Sieroszewice, Przygodzice, Odolanów, and Sośnie. It is 100 km long even though initially it was supposed to have measured 300 km reaching as far as the mouth of the Barycz river. It is also possible to start the trip in either one of these two towns: Sadowo or Strzyżew, and after that the two routes combine into one, leading to the forest district ranger cabin in Klady, through Dębnica, Trzcieliny, Huta, Mariak, and Moja Wola.

Okonek

Jastrowie Złotów Gwda

Krajenka

Łobżenica

Wysoka

PIŁA

Wyrzysk Osiek nad Notecią

Kaczory

Szamocin

Ujście

Trzcianka

Chodzież

Drawieński Park Narodowy

Margonin Gołańcz

Czarnków

Wieleń

Noteć

Krzyż Wielkopolski

Tarnowo Pałuckie Łekno

Lubasz

Wągrowiec Puszcza Notecka Jaracz Warta

Sieraków

Sierakowski Park Krajobrazowy

Oborniki

Słopanowo

Rokietnica

Lwówek

POZNAŃ

A2 Nowy Tomyśl

Opalenica Buk

Zbąszyń

Grodzisk Wielkopolski

Wolsztyn Obra

Stęszew

Wielichowo

Wielkopolski Park Mosina Narodowy

Książ Wielkopolski

Tuliszków

Turek

Dąbie

The are also two possible destination points at the end of this trail: Możdżanów or Poręby.

Dobra

Stawiszyn

a

Pleszew

sn

Gębice

A2 Rychwał

Żelazków Dobrzyca

Russów Gołuchów

Pępowo Krobia

Koło

Stare Miasto

Jarocin

Koźmin Pogorzela Wielkopolski

Rokosowo

KONIN

Zagórów

Nowe Miasto nad Wartą

Borek Wielkopolski

Gostyń Pawłowice

Golina

Warta Pyzdry Żerkowsko-Czeszewski Park Krajobrazowy Żerków Śmiełów

Pro

Osieczna

Poniec

Przedecz Kłodawa

A2 Nadwarciański Park Krajobrazowy Ląd Miłosław

Środa Wielkopolska

Zaniemyśl

Cichowo

Rydzyna

Sompolno

Ślesin

Licheń

Koszuty Kórnik

Krzywiń Dolsk Lubiń

LESZNO

Kleczew

Słupca

Kościan

Śmigiel

Powidz

Grzybowo Września Giecz

Park Śrem Krajobrazowy Gen. D. Chłapowskiego

Przemęt Przemęcki Park Krajobrazowy

Nadgoplański Park Krajobrazowy

Witkowo

Kostrzyn

Rogalin Rogaliński Park Krajobrazowy Czempiń

Rakoniewice

Gniezno Trzemeszno Powidzki Park Krajobrazowy

Park Krajobrazowy Uzarzewo Promno Czerniejewo Swarzędz

Luboń Puszczykowo

Szreniawa

Mieleszyn

Lednicki Długa Goślina Park Krajobrazowy Puszcza Zielonka Dziekanowice Murowana Goślina Pobiedziska

Szamotuły Pniewy

Mniszki Miedzichowo

Skoki

Ostroróg

Kwilcz

Pszczewski Park Krajobrazowy

Mieścisko

Obrzycko

Kłecko

Chrzypsko Wielkie

Międzychód

Rogoźno

Wronki

Kobylin

Raszków Miejska Górka Jutrosin Rawicz

KALISZ Opatówek

Lewków

Krotoszyn

Bojanowo Zduny

Sulmierzyce

Koźminek

Nowe Skalmierzyce Ostrów Wielkopolski Przygodzice

Odolanów Antonin Mikstat Park Krajobrazowy Dolina Baryczy Ostrzeszów

Grabów nad Prosną

Kobyla Góra Kępno Bralin

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Direction: Ponds, i.e., a Mounted Journey in the Valley of River Barycz

The Landscape Park of the Barycz River Valley – it is a park established in 1996 covering an area of 87,000 hectares. It is known for a preserve called the Milickie Ponds, a cluster of fish ponds that originated in the beginning of the 13th century. It has been regarded as one of the most significant marsh preserve areas with water estuaries. And it has been included in the registry of the international convention RAMSAR, as well as in the UN Living Lakes program for being one of barely ten such areas in the world. It is an excellent habitat for many bird species. Huta Stara – a Protestant church and an old cemetery are located in this village. Moja Wola – a 19th-century hunting lodge with an old park. Możdżanów – worthy of attention are: a hunting manor from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries and an old forest district ranger cabin near which grows the biggest in the whole valley oak tree named Jan [John].

Tourist Attractions Along the Trail: Ołobok – a post-Cistercian church of St. John the Evangelist (originally late Gothic, remodeled in the 17th and 18th centuries). Mikstat – visitors’ attention is drawn to a wooden church of St. Roch located at the cemetery. Antonin – there is the Radziwiłł Dukes’ hunting lodge here and Frederic Chopin was one of their guests. To this day we are reminded of this by the Chopin music concerts and an International Festival called Chopin in Fall Colours. Nearby, Nature lovers may visit one of the most popular preserves called Wydymacz. Odolanów – it is home to a late-Baroque Church of St. Martin, a fragment of castle walls from the 13th and 14th centuries embedded in the wall of the current school that formerly used to house a Protestant community hall and at one point a synagogue.


PHOTO: ARCHIVES OF THE KALISZ CULTURE CENTRE

PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT

PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT

Church of St. John the Evangelist – Ołobok

Church of St. Roch – Mikstat

Palace in Antonin

PHOTO: ARCHIVES OF THE KALISZ CULTURE CENTRE

PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT

The Landscape Park of the Barycz River Valley

The Jurand Riding Centre Organizer of Horsback Rallies in this area Jerzy Kątny Chynowa 218 (forest district ranger station Klady), 63-421 Przygodzice tel. +48 62 739 82 17, 600 897 036

Huta LBN Riding Club

www.wtk–jurand.prv.pl

Huta 25-26 63-430 Odolanów tel. +48 606 457 054, fax 62 733 31 850

Adventure seekers may learn here the art of driving horse teams.

lbn@lbn-huta.pl www.lbn-huta.pl

Borowianka Hotel

This club offers both horse riding and carriage driving. The club also includes a mini golf course, a tennis court, and an indoor swimming pool. The Rumak Folk Riding Club Karski, ul. Ostrowska 11 63-400 Ostrów Wielkopolski tel. +48 62 736 12 30

PHOTO: ARCHIVES OF THE KALISZ CULTURE CENTRE

Selected Horse Hostels and Rider Accommodations on the Trail:

Interior of the palace in Antonin

Antonin - “Chopin in Autumn Colors” Festival

ul. Limanowskiego 134 63-400 Ostrów Wielkopolski tel/fax. +48 62 735 36 55, 62 735 36 66 borowianka@borowianka.pl www.borowianka.pl This hotel is a large centre for horse afficinados that includes a stable with recreational horses and a boarding facility. Guests may also enjoy riding in wagonettes, carriages, or sledges, as well as having access to an indoor riding arena.

Note! A detailed map with the trail markings of the horse route may be purchased in the Tourist Information Office in Ostrów Wielkopolski at ul. Starotargowa 5 tel. +48 62 736 28 17. info@ostrowwlkp.turystyka.pl

Direction: Ponds, i.e., a Mounted Journey in the Valley of River Barycz

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PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT

Castle in Kórnik

Worth Seeing:

PHOTO: A. KALENIEWICZ

Extreme Trails .......

There are marked trails for horses within the area of the two Regional Forest Directorates of Babki and Przedborów. However, along these routes there are neither sleeping accommodations nor hitching rails. Prior to embarking on a trip, riders are required to contact the staff of the relevant regional forest directorates in order to verify the safety of passage, e.g., due to ongoing forest maintenance work or hunting activity. Okonek

Jastrowie

Złotów

Gwda

Krajenka

Łobżenica

Wysoka

PIŁA

Wyrzysk Osiek nad Notecią

Kaczory

Szamocin

Ujście

Trzcianka

Chodzież

Drawieński Park Narodowy

Margonin Gołańcz

Czarnków

Wieleń

Noteć

Krzyż Wielkopolski

Tarnowo Pałuckie Łekno

Lubasz

Wągrowiec Puszcza Notecka Jaracz

Sieraków

Warta Wronki Sierakowski Park Krajobrazowy

Międzychód

Rogoźno Oborniki

Rokietnica

Lwówek

POZNAŃ

A2 Nowy Tomyśl

Opalenica Buk

Zbąszyń

Grodzisk Wielkopolski

Wolsztyn Obra

Stęszew

Wielichowo

Wielkopolski Park Mosina Narodowy

Kórnik

A2

Borek Wielkopolski

Tuliszków

Dobra

Stawiszyn Żelazków Russów

Gołuchów

Kobylin

Raszków Miejska Górka Jutrosin

Opatówek

Lewków

Krotoszyn Zduny Sulmierzyce

Koźminek

KALISZ

Nowe Skalmierzyce Ostrów Wielkopolski Przygodzice

Odolanów Antonin Mikstat Park Krajobrazowy Dolina Baryczy Ostrzeszów

Kobyla Góra

Grabów nad Prosną

The Horse Trails in the Babki Forest Directorate

Dąbie

Turek

a

Pleszew

Bojanowo

Rawicz

A2

sn

Gębice

Koło

Stare Miasto

Rychwał

Dobrzyca

Pępowo Krobia

KONIN

Zagórów

Jarocin

Koźmin Pogorzela Wielkopolski

Rokosowo

Golina

Nadwarciański Park Krajobrazowy Ląd Miłosław

Warta Pyzdry Żerkowsko-Czeszewski Park Krajobrazowy Żerków Śmiełów

Gostyń Pawłowice

Kłodawa

Pro

Osieczna

Poniec

Przedecz Licheń

Nowe Miasto nad Wartą

Cichowo

Rydzyna

Sompolno

Ślesin

Środa Wielkopolska

Zaniemyśl

Książ Wielkopolski

Krzywiń Dolsk Lubiń

LESZNO

Kleczew

Słupca Koszuty

Kościan

Śmigiel

Powidz

Grzybowo Września Giecz

Park Śrem Krajobrazowy Gen. D. Chłapowskiego

Przemęt Przemęcki Park Krajobrazowy

Nadgoplański Park Krajobrazowy

Witkowo

Kostrzyn

Rogalin Rogaliński Park Krajobrazowy Czempiń

Rakoniewice

Na Babki! [To Babki!]

Gniezno Trzemeszno Powidzki Park Krajobrazowy

Park Krajobrazowy Uzarzewo Promno Czerniejewo Swarzędz

Luboń Puszczykowo

Szreniawa

Mieleszyn

Lednicki Długa Goślina Park Krajobrazowy Puszcza Zielonka Dziekanowice Murowana Goślina Pobiedziska

Szamotuły Pniewy

Mniszki Miedzichowo

Skoki

Ostroróg

Kwilcz

Pszczewski Park Krajobrazowy

Mieścisko

Obrzycko Słopanowo

Kłecko

Chrzypsko Wielkie

The routes within this area lead through the forest districts of: Sasinowo (14 km), Rogalin (10 km), Mieczewo (11 km), Łękno (14 km), Zwola (18 km), Mechlin (7 km), Kobylepole (7.5 km), and Mechowo (8 km).

Kępno Bralin

Detailed maps of each particular forest district may be found on the web page of the Babki Regional Forest Directorate: www.poznan.lasy.gov.pl/babki

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Extreme Trails (within Regional Forest Directorates of Babki and Przedborów)

Rogalin – it has been known mostly for the late-Baroque palace and park of the Raczyński family (now part of the Poznań National Museum). The gallery of paintings contains a collection of Polish and foreign masterpieces acquired at the turn of 19th and 20th centuries by Edward Aleksander Raczyński. Three monumental oak trees bearing the names of Lech, Czech and Rus may be found in the park. In 1997, the Rogalin palace together with the park and the whole cluster of the Peduncular oaks (Quercus robur) located closer to river Warta has been identified as a protected area within the boundaries of the Rogalin Landscape Park. The Mechlin River Basin [Zespół przyrodniczo–krajobrazowy „Łęgi Mechlińskie”] – this nature and landscape sanctuary in the Mechlin River Basin has been filled primarily with forests and also a bog area on both sides of the Warta river. Nature lovers may encounter here the Red Kite or the Black Stork, and a true rarity for this region the Marsh Turtle. Puszczykowo – The Museum – The Literary Studio of Arkady Fiedler was established in the house which he has inhabited throughout his life. He was a famous writer and traveler whose numerous books are on exhibit here. Next to the studio is a Garden of Cultural Tolerance that contains replicas of some famous monuments of the world. Mosina – while walking the streets here visitors may enjoy the statue of the Mosina Man of Fashion. Kórnik – the castle here, originally a Gothic and Renaissance structure, was converted to a Neo-Gothic style at the beginning of the 19th century for Tytus Działyński, according to the design by Carl Friedrich Schinkel. The building is now a museum and a home to the Kórnik Library of PAN (Polish Academy of Sciences). The castle is surrounded by an extensive arboretum where some remarkable varieties of rhododendrons blossom in the spring.


Selected Horse Hostels and Rider Accommodations on the Trail:

The Trails in the Przedborów Regional Forest Directorate There are two trails with total length of 40.5 km in this area: I. Route: The Wanda and the Przytocznica Forest Districts – 22.5 km II. Route: The Doruchowo Horse Stable – the Torzeniec Forest District – 18 km

The Andrzejówka Manor Mechlin, ul. Śremska 3 63-100 Śrem tel. +48 61 283 02 97, fax 61 283 01 87 mechlin@poczta.onet.pl www.dworandrzejowka.pl

Detailed maps of both routes may be found on the web site for Nadleśnictwo Przedborów (the Przedborów Regional Forest Directorate): www.poznan.lasy.gov.pl/przedborow

This facility offers numerous attractions, among them: riding camps, country-style evening gatherings by the fireside, picnics, and rallies on horseback within the surrounding area.

The Przedborów Regional Forest Directorate

PHOTO: P. SKÓRNICKI

The Rogalin Estate A Breeding and Equestrian Centre

Oaks in Rogalin

ul. Nowa 3 62-022 Rogalin tel. +48 61 813 80 40

przedborow@poznan.lasy.gov.pl www.poznan.lasy.gov.pl/przedborow

rogalin@post.pl

The WANDA Forest District

The Marzymięta Guesthouse

www.marzymieta.pl biuro@marzymieta.pl

Przedborów 53, 63-510 Mikstat tel. +48 62 731 95 16, 600 836 345 The PRZYTOCZNICA Forest District PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT

Czmoniec 59 62-035 Kórnik tel. +48 61 817 12 52, 607 925 886, 691 383 002

Przedborów 49, 63-510 Mikstat tel. +48 62 732 04 99, fax 62 732 05 00

Przytocznica 64, 63-505 Doruchów tel. +48 62 732 05 01 Palace in Rogalin

This guesthouse offers meals inspired by the old Polish culinary traditions, overnight accommodations, and the organization of private events.

The TORZENIEC Forest District Torzeniec 16, 63-505 Torzeniec tel. +48 62 731 46 28

The Babki Regional Forest Directorate

Selected Centres that Provide Accommodations for Horses and Riders:

Babki 61-160 Poznań tel. +48 61 87 88 043 babki@poznan.lasy.gov.pl www.poznan.lasy.gov.pl

The Ida Stable Krzysztof Witkowski

The Babki Regional Forest Directorate offers night accommodations in a guest apartment.

Komorów 64, 63-510 Mikstat tel. +48 62 731 02 71, 608 055 956 The RANCHO Centre for Horse Riding Agnieszka and Paweł Nieruchalscy Kaliszkowice Kaliskie 121, 63-510 Mikstat tel. +48 604 223 502 PHOTO: S. GRAJA-ZWOLIŃSKA

PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT

Garden of Cultural Tolerance in-Puszczykowo

The Agro-Tourist Farm Topiołki Renata Kędzia Mikstat-Pustkowie 55, 63-510 Mikstat tel. +48 62 735 37 31, 694 259 151

Extreme Trails (within Regional Forest Directorates of Babki and Przedborów)

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Worth Seeing:

PHOTO: A. CIEŚLIK

In the Footsteps of the Sapiehas, the Horse Riding Trails of the Czarnków–Trzcianka District Within the Czarnków–Trzcianka district there are two trails with the combined length of 55 km.

On both of the routes as well as within their vicinity there are many wooden sanctuaries (earlier Protestant now Roman Catholic) most with characteristic half-timbered walls, that are an inseparable element of the local landscape. Gieczynek – a 17th-century church of the Raising of the Holy Cross with half-timbered walls. Dzierżążno Małe – the local wooden church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with corner-notched log construction dates back to the 17th century, it was further modified in the middle of the 18th century. There is also a wooden cottage from the 19th century. Dzierżążno Wielkie – a 16th-century church of the Blessed Mary of the Rosary with half-timbered walls and old homes from the 19th century. Wieleń – visitors may enjoy the earlyBaroque 17th-century church of the Blessed Mary Assumption and St. Michael, and the 18th-century Baroque palace of the Sapieha family.

Selected Horse Hostels and Rider Accommodations on the Trail: The Jędruś Cabin

I. First route

, 35 km long, leads from Rzeczeszyn through: Kuźnica Żelichowska, Zacisze, Żelichowo, Gieczynek, Dębogóra, Wizany, to Wieleń.

Okonek

Jastrowie Złotów Gwda

Krajenka

Łobżenica

Wysoka

PIŁA

Wyrzysk Osiek nad Notecią

Kaczory

II. Second route

Szamocin

Ujście

Trzcianka

Chodzież

Drawieński Park Narodowy

, 20 km long, begins in Gieczynek, and goes through: Jawor, Dzierżążno Wielkie, Kocień Wielki, Kuźniczak, ending in Wieleń.

Margonin Gołańcz

Czarnków

Wieleń

Noteć

Krzyż Wielkopolski

Tarnowo Pałuckie Łekno

Lubasz

Wągrowiec Puszcza Notecka Jaracz

Sieraków

Warta Wronki Sierakowski Park Krajobrazowy

Oborniki

Słopanowo

Rokietnica

Lwówek

POZNAŃ

A2 Nowy Tomyśl

Opalenica Buk

Zbąszyń

Grodzisk Wielkopolski

Wolsztyn Obra

Wielichowo

Wielkopolski Park Mosina Narodowy

Krzywiń Dolsk Lubiń

Zaniemyśl

Jarocin

Dąbie

Turek

Żelazków

Kobylin

Russów

Raszków Miejska Górka Jutrosin

Zduny Sulmierzyce

Koźminek

KALISZ Opatówek

Lewków

Krotoszyn

Nowe Skalmierzyce Ostrów Wielkopolski Przygodzice

Odolanów Antonin Mikstat Park Krajobrazowy Dolina Baryczy Ostrzeszów

Grabów nad Prosną

Kobyla Góra Kępno Bralin

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The Dębogóra Manor and Stable Maria Rau-Heina Dębogóra 18 64-730 Wieleń tel. +48 67 256 03 26, 605 36 20 01 rezerwacje@debogora.pl www.debogora.pl

Dobra

Stawiszyn

Dobrzyca Gołuchów

Bojanowo

Rawicz

Tuliszków

Organizer of rallies and horse camps for this area.

a

Pleszew

sn

Gębice

A2 Rychwał

jedrusiowachata@poczta.onet.pl www.jedrusiowachata.prv.pl

Koło

Zagórów

Pro

Borek Wielkopolski

Pępowo Krobia

KONIN Stare Miasto

Warta Pyzdry Żerkowsko-Czeszewski Park Krajobrazowy Żerków Śmiełów

Koźmin Pogorzela Wielkopolski

Rokosowo

Kłodawa Golina

Nowe Miasto nad Wartą

Gostyń Pawłowice

Poniec

Przedecz Licheń

A2

Środa Wielkopolska Nadwarciański Park Krajobrazowy Ląd Miłosław

Książ Wielkopolski

Osieczna

Rydzyna

Sompolno

Ślesin Słupca

Cichowo

LESZNO

Kleczew

Grzybowo Września Giecz

Kościan

Śmigiel

Powidz

Kostrzyn

Park Śrem Krajobrazowy Gen. D. Chłapowskiego

Przemęt Przemęcki Park Krajobrazowy

Nadgoplański Park Krajobrazowy

Witkowo

Koszuty Kórnik

Rogalin Rogaliński Park Krajobrazowy Czempiń

Rakoniewice

Gniezno Trzemeszno Powidzki Park Krajobrazowy

Park Krajobrazowy Uzarzewo Promno Czerniejewo Swarzędz

Luboń Puszczykowo

Szreniawa Stęszew

Mieleszyn

Lednicki Długa Goślina Park Krajobrazowy Puszcza Zielonka Dziekanowice Murowana Goślina Pobiedziska

Szamotuły Pniewy

Mniszki Miedzichowo

Skoki

Ostroróg

Kwilcz

Pszczewski Park Krajobrazowy

Mieścisko

Kłecko

Chrzypsko Wielkie

Międzychód

Rogoźno Obrzycko

Kocień Wielki 33 64-730 Wieleń tel. +48 67 25 63 420, 505 99 60 10

In the Footsteps of the Sapiehas, the Horse Riding Trails of the Czarnków–Trzcianka District

To enjoy some rest from the time spent on horseback, guests may visit a little zoo with: ducks, geese, goats, potbellied pigs, and wild boars.


Tourist Attractions Along the Trail:

Besides the Trail

PHOTO: ARCHIVES OF TAMARYNOWA OSADA

Tamarynowa osada

Western Style In Wielkopolska visitors may also get a taste of horseback riding in the western style. Selected centres specializing in training horses and riders Western style include:

Church of Mary Magdalena in Czarnków

Note!

Country Club – Cowboy Town ul. Kwiatowa 30, 62-32 Luboń tel/fax +48 61 813 09 06, 604 37 97 55 www.country.poznan.pl The Country Club Cowboy Town in Luboń invites all interested in Western style events. Visitors will sample the Wild West atmosphere, witness a staged bank heist or a saloon fist fight, and learn how to lasso

PHOTO: ARCHIVES OF “STWORZENIA PANA SMOLENIA” FOUNDATION

Detailed information about trails and accommodations is available in the Czarnków Office of Tourist Information located in the County Office of the Czarnków–Trzcianka district, ul. Rybaki 3, tel. +48 62 255 20 88. powiat@pct.jst.pl

Mirosław Banaszak Dębogóra koło Czerwonaka ul. Karłowicka 1, 62-004 Czerwonak tel. +48 606 939 632 biuro@debogoraranch.pl www.debogoraranch.pl

Tamarynowa osada PHOTO: ARCHIVES OF “STWORZENIA PANA SMOLENIA” FOUNDATION

PHOTO: ARCHIVES OF THE TOWN AND COMMUNE OFFICE IN CZARNKÓW

Agro-tourist Farm Barbara and Marek Suliga ul. Bukowska 40a, 64-320 Buk Szewce tel. +48 61 894 03 79, 693 140 756 harmony.farm@wp.pl

PHOTO: ARCHIVES OF TAMARYNOWA OSADA

Tamarynowa Osada Marek Breś ul. Dormowska, 64-426 Łowyń tel. +48 95 748 50 53, 601 562 677 www.tamarynowaosada.pl info@tamarynowaosada.pl

FOTO: ARCHIWUM OŚRODKA TAMARYNOWA OSADA

Mężyk – Paweł Jechalik has lived here. He was the so-called “Sisyphus of the Notecka Forest” who in 11 years dug out a drain canal to protect his farm from flooding. What is amazing about him is that he started his work on this project at the ripe age of 72! Czarnków – the major draw of visitors’ attention in Czarnków are: the Gothic church of Mary Magdalena, the eclectic Secession residential buildings as well as the numerous seasonal events with the Day of the Sunburnt Twin festival among them. The 14th-century Polish chronicler Janko z Czarnkowa has come from this town. Krzyż Wielkopolski – in the 19th century it was an important junction in the railroad system that includes the still-standing original train station building.

Hippotherapy in the centre of the Foundation „Creatures of Mr. Smoleń”

Besides the Trail

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Besides the Trail Agro-Tourist PHOTO:ARCHIVES OF CENTRE FOR HIPPOTHERAPY IN LATOWICE

Selected Agro-Tourist Farms Offering Horseback Riding:

Hippotherapy in Latowice

Hippotherapeutic Facilities Wielkopolska is home to numerous centres specializing in hippotherapy. Those recommended by the Polish Hippotherapy Association are listed below: The Foundation “Creatures of Mr. Smoleń” Baranówko 21 62-050 Mosina tel. +48 61 819 27 11 www.fundacja-smolenia.org fundacja@fundacja-smolenia.org Hipomedical, The Zabajka Centre for Hippotherapy and Rehabilitation Stanica 33 77-400 Złotów tel. +48 67 263 40 90 fax 67 263 20 02 www.zabajka.com.pl biuro@zabajka.com.pl Additional attraction is the possibility of receiving dog therapy as well. Hipomedical 2, The Zabajka 2 Centre for Pediatric Rehabilitation ul. Widokowa 1 77-400 Złotów tel/fax +48 67 264 11 99 -98, 502 540 303 www.zabajka.home.pl zabajka@home.pl Centre for Hippotherapy at the Parish of the Blessed Mary of Częstochowa Latowice, ul. Środkowa 52 63-405 Sieroszewice tel. +48 62 739 60 35 damhos@o2.pl

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Besides the Trail

Agro-Tourist Farm Pod Lipą Wanda and Jan Bujakiewicz Pestkownica 1 64-763 Kuźnica Żelichowska tel. +48 67 259 97 54, 502 606 847 Additionally, guests may enjoy bicycles, boats, pedal boats, as well as volleyball and badminton courts. The Żurawia Kuźnia Ranch Danuta Jaszke Kuźnica Czarnkowska, ul. Wyzwolenia 63 64-700 Czarnków tel/fax 67 255 80 64, 605 677 691 info@ranczozurawiakuznia.pl www.ranczozurawiakuznia.pl Guests may enjoy, among others: bicycling, petting animals in a mini zoo, fishing in a stocked fish pond outfitted with a deck, and a facility where their catch may be fried or smoked to their liking. The Dębina Agro-Tourist Farm J.M. Cieślik Sarbka 14 64-700 Czarnków tel. +48 67 255 12 18, 609 411 557 debinasarbka@tlen.pl www.debina.yoyo.pl Guests will have access to a swimming pool and a tennis court. The Bonanza Ranch Anna and Zdzisław Piątek Kamiennik 6 64-733 Drawsko tel. 067 256 32 80, 604 261 664 www.bonanzaz.republika.pl ranczobonanza@interia.pl In addition, the hosts offer the use of: bicycles, four-wheelers, a tennis court, a swimming pool, a fitness centre and paintball. Agro-Tourist Farm Barbara and Bogdan Słoniewscyy Kwiejce 35 64-733 Drawsko tel. +48 67 256 33 55 poczta@kwiejce.pl www.kwiejce.pl Other attractions include fish ponds or rental of a bicycle, a boat or a pedal boat.

Agritourism Farm "Polna 6" ul.. Polna 6, 64 – 820 Szamocin tel. 67 2848 114 mobile 888 693 771, 609 332 072 lidiawozniczka@wp.pl www.polna6.prv.pl The farm's offer includes horse-riding holidays, summer art workshops, one-day theme stays, a private beach with access to kayaks and sailing boats. Agritourism Farm Zacisze Czarna Wieś 20 62-065 Grodzisk Wlkp. mobile 606 439 596 www.zacisze-czarnawies.pl info@zacisze-czarnawies.pl The Maja Agro-Tourist Farm Maria Stachowiak Witkowo 87 62-230 Witkowo tel. +48 63 277 86 48, 609 276 452 karolina1s@o2.pl maja@jezioropowidzkie.pl www.jezioropowidzkie.pl/maja.html There are many animals at this farm and ample opportunities for fishing in the local ponds. The On the Morain Agro-Tourist Farm Małgorzata Matalewska Okręg Wieleński 3 64-410 Sieraków tel. +48 61 295 29 76, 604 437 243 www.reges.pl/hubertmatal.htm Besides horse riding the farm offers the organization of luscious feasts by the fireside. Gryszczeniówka Wargowo II 87 64-605 Wargowo tel. +48 61 297 20 67, 509 443 085 www.gryszczeniowka.pl The owners of this farm offer their services in organizing events for special occasions, as well as rides both on horseback or in a carriage. Agro-Tourist Farm Grajek Ewelina Kożuszkiewicz 64-612 Budziszewko 69 tel. +48 67 261 91 10, 694 854 870 www.reges.pl/grajek.htm Visitors may enjoy having fun on a children’s playground, or playing volleyball, basketball, and ping-pong.


PHOTO: Z. SZMIDT

PHOTO: P. FIGURSKI

Traperska Osada ul. Lipowa 50 62-005 Bolechówko near Poznań tel. +48 693 160 293 info@traperska-osada.pl www.traperska-osada.pl Dogsled rides are an added attraction at this farm. Agro-Tourist Farm - Marcin Stołowski Gruszczyn ul. Zielińska 42 62-006 Kobylnica tel. +48 61 817 46 93, 607 096 556, 605 132 097 podkowagruszczyn@poczta.onet.pl This farm provides horseback riding lessons and carriage rides. Guests may also enjoy a wide variety of other options: riding scooters, bicycles, or multi-wheel vehicles; playing football or volleyball; swimming in an indoor swimming pool; and playing billiards, tennis, or ping-pong. Agro-Tourist Farm W Siodle [In the Saddle] - Marek Juszczak Trójka 24 62-570 Rychwał tel. +48 63 241 69 03, 695 505 009 www.w_siodle.republika.pl This farm specializes in both sport and recreational horse breeding. During the summer it organizes the Riding Picnic and in the winter the horse-drawn sledge rides. Rancho pod Brzozami - B.J. Gajowiak Radłowo 1 62-420 Strzałkowo tel. +48 607 944 682 www.ranczopodbrzozami.nspace.pl ranczopodbrzozami@vp.pl Of particular interest is this farm’s enormous variety of animals. The Farm u Wojciecha ul. Rolnicza 10 63-920 Pakosław tel. +48 65 547 87 00 With prior arrangement the farm owners organize horse rallies, carriage rides and fireside events to the accompaniment of live Polish folk music.

Selected Equestrian Centres: Baborówko Palace Baborówko, ul.. Parkowa 1 64-500 Szamotuły tel. +48 61 291 40 27, 604 414 379 palac@baborowko.pl www.baborowko.pl The Jaszkowo Riding Centre Jaszkowo 16 63-112 Brodnica tel. +48 61 283 75 56, fax 61 283 99 40 info@centrumhipiki.com www.centrumhipiki.com.pl The Equestrian and Tennis Centre in Sypniewo Sypniewo 1 64-830 Margonin tel. +48 67 284 70 91 centrum@sypniewo.com.pl www.sypniewo.com.pl Horse-riding services Argo – Horseriding instructor Aleksandra Suda Łąkowa 23 64 – 820 Szamocin mobile 502 157 502 Horse-riding tutorials, show jumping tutorials, dressage, open-field rides, horseriding distinctions, a guesthouse for horses, work with young and difficult horses. Horse Stable Racot Palace Recreation and Training Centre Racot, ul.. Dworcowa 5 64-000 Kościan tel. +48 65 511 79 58, fax 65 511 79 59 recepcja@racot.pl www.racot.pl Czerniejewo Palace The Czerniejewo Agro-Service Company ul. gen. Lipskiego 5 62-250 Czerniejewo tel. +48 61 427 37 01, fax 61 429 12 30 biuro@czerniejewo-palac.pl www.czerniejewo-palac.pl

Horse Stable in Mieczownica Mieczownica 16/1 62-402 Ostrowite tel. +48 509 210 110, 501 710 654 stadninakonimieczownica@wp.pl www.mieczownica.pl Horse Stable in Golejewko Golejewko 63 63-921 Chojno tel. +48 65 547 87 01, 65 547 87 10, fax +48 65 547 87 31 stadnina@skgolejewko.pl www.skgolejewko.pl Horse Stable Pępowo Gogolewo 63-840 Krobia tel. +48 65 571 25 42, 65 571 25 43 fax 65 571 25 44 stadnina@stadnina.kmm.pl www.stadnina.kmm.pl The Sawanna Riding Club ul. Kleczewska 57 62-510 Konin tel. +48 63 211 26 61 Horse Farm Hermanów 1 63-040 Nowe Miasto nad Wartą tel. +48 61 287 30 15, 607 426 664 folwarkkonny@hermanow.pl www.hermanow.pl Folwark Ogieniowo Ogieniowo 4 63-112 Brodnica tel. 61 670 34 93, mobile 600 248 543 www.folwarkogieniowo.pl poczta@folwarkogieniowo.pl Saddlery Mieczysław and Władysława Machowicz ul. Górnośląska 18, Kalisz tel. 62 753 43 29 www.machowicz-rymarstwo.kalisz.pl Kalwagen (production of carts, carriages and cabs) ul. Wrocławska 247, 62-800 Kalisz tel. 62 766 30 48 www.kalwagen.pl Besides the Trail

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Besides the Trail Events Every year, horse enthusiasts have plenty of equestrian events and activities to choose from in Wielkopolska. Among them are both various competitions on local, national and international levels; marketing and show events; as well as recreational and tourist events that cater to the various interests of a wide spectrum of horse lovers. All of you who are interested in this subject are invited to visit the Internet pages of the Wielkopolski Związek Jeździecki [Wielkopolski Equestrian Association] and the Wielkopolski Związek Hodowców Koni [Wielkopolski Horse Breeders Association].

Useful Addresses Wielkopolski Equestrian Association (Wielkopolski Związek Jeździecki) 60-791 Poznań, ul. Reymonta 35 tel. +48 61 866 67 32 biuro@wzj.poznan.pl www.wzj.poznan.pl Wielkopolski Horse Breeders Association (Wielkopolski Związek Hodowców Koni) 62-200 Gniezno, ul. Kłeckowska 14 wzhk@blink.pl www.wzhk.poznan.pl

Selected Websites Related to Equestrian Tourism: www.stadniny.pl www.jazdakonna.pl www.equito.pl www.swiatkoni.pl www.voltahorse.pl Selected Stores for Horse Lovers: Lorens Poznań, al.Wielkopolska 53 tel. +48 61 8533 093 wlorens@lorens.pl www.lorens.com.pl Masztalerz – Anna Mańczak Poznań, ul. Ratajczaka 18 tel. +48 61 8516 520 masztalerz@sklepjezdziecki.com.pl www.sklepjezdziecki.com.pl Master Jang 61-479 Poznań, ul. Wspólna 27 tel./fax +48 61 83 21 921 www.masterjang.pl Transterm – Halina Jastrzębowska 62-004 Kliny, ul. Poznańska 32 tel./fax +48 61 8928 976 www.transterm.com.pl

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Poznań Regional Tourist Information Centre 61-772 Poznań, Stary Rynek 59/60 tel. 61 852 61 56, 61 855 33 79 it@cim.poznan.pl

Grene sp. z o.o. Market Konin 62-510 Konin, ul. Spółdzielców 6 tel. +48 63 249 15 81 market.konin@grene.pl www.grene.pl Bruge ul. Nasturcjowa 12c/2 62-080 Tarnowo Podgórne tel. +48 696 42 66 74 biuro@bruge.pl www.bruge.pl Bruge Store 62-080 Swadzim, ul. Parkowa 4 tel. +48 696 42 66 74, tel./fax 814 69 89 sklep@bruge.pl www.bruge.pl Eldorado 64-920 Piła, ul. Kazimierza Wielkiego 15 A tel. +48 67 3521 445 Salon Pegaz (within the Hippodrome) 60-415 Poznań, ul. Lutycka 34 tel. +48 61 848 95 82, 61 843 69 73 salonpegaz@mapafirm.pl www.salonpegaz.mapafirm.pl Store – Koń Trojański 62-030 Luboń , ul. Drzymały 20 tel. +48 61 8337185 kontrojanski@minisklep.pl www.kontrojanski.eu Equi Sport 62-081 Przeźmierowo, ul. Składowa 12 tel./fax +48 61 652 50 11 info@equisport.com.pl

Selected incoming travel agencies: MARPOL TRAVEL 64-500 Szamotuły, ul. Dworcowa 1 tel./fax +48 61 292 38 21 www.marpoltravel.pl info@marpoltravel.pl Travel agency „ATUR“ 61-725 Poznań, ul.Mielżyńskiego 18/3 tel. +48 61 85 16 292, 61 85 60 881 fax +48 61 85 13 604 www.atur.com office@atur.com.pl Weiss-Travel - Travel agency Karolina Gnusowska-Weiss 61-062 Poznań. ul. Mścibora 62/9 tel. +48 61 65 33 650 , fax 61 65 33 659 office@weiss-travel.com

www.wielkopolska.travel www.turystyka-kulturowa-wlkp.pl

City Information Centre 61-816 Poznań, ul. Ratajczaka 44 (entrance ul. 27 Grudnia) tel. 61 851 96 45, 61 856 04 54 centrum@cim.poznan.pl City Information Centre – Branch at Poznań International Fair 60-734 Poznań, ul. Głogowska 14 tel. 61 869 20 84 centrum@cim.poznan.pl City Information Centre – Branch at Airport Ławica 60-189 Poznań, ul. Bukowska 285 tel. 61 849 21 40 lawica@cim.poznan.pl Tourist Information and Services “Glob-Tour FB” (at Poznań Railway Station) 60-801 Poznań, ul. Dworcowa 1 tel. 61 866 06 67 info@globtourfb.poznan.pl

Gniezno District Tourist Information Centre 62-200 Gniezno, ul. Rynek 14 tel. 61 428 41 00 info@szlakpiastowski.pl

Kalisz Tourist Information Centre 62-800 Kalisz, ul. Zamkowa tel. 62 598 27 31 it@um.kalisz.pl

Konin Tourist Information Centre 62-510 Konin, ul. Dworcowa 2 tel. 63 246 32 48 biuro@lotmarina.pl

Leszno Tourist Information 64-100 Leszno, ul. Słowiańska 24 tel. 65 529 81 91, 65 529 81 92 infotur@leszno.pl

Nowy Tomyśl Commune Tourist Information Centre 64-300 Nowy Tomyśl, pl. Niepodległości 10 tel. 61 44 23 806 r.ratajczak@nowytomysl.pl

Piła District Tourist Information Centre 64-920 Piła, al. Niepodległości 33/35 tel. 67 210 94 80 pit@powiat.pila.pl

Puszczykowo Ekoinfo Centre 62-040 Puszczykowo, ul. Poznańska 1 tel. 61 633 62 83, 61 898 37 11 promocja@puszczykowo.pl

Śrem Union of the Śrem Region - the Śrem Centre for the Support of Small Business 63-100 Śrem, ul. Okulickiego 3 tel. 61 283 27 04 unia@srem.com.pl

Wolsztyn Commune Tourist Information Centre 64-400 Wolsztyn, ul. Roberta Kocha 12a tel. 68 347 31 04 gci@wolsztyn.pl


Map of Wielkopolska Wielkopolska Województwo Pomorskie

Szczecinek

Województwo Zachodnio-Pomorskie

Chojnice

Key to symbols

KOSZALIN

Museum Okonek

Heritage park

Województwo Kujawsko-Pomorskie

Jastrowie

Church

Złotów Gwda

Wałcz

Krajenka

Łobżenica

Palace, castle, manor

SZCZECIN Wysoka

PIŁA

BYDGOSZCZ

Wyrzysk

Kaczory Osiek nad Notecią Szamocin

Ujście

Trzcianka

Wooden architecture

BYDGOSZCZ

Chodzież

Drawieński Park Narodowy

Sanctuary

Nakło nad Notecią

Margonin

Landscape park

Gołańcz Wieleń

Noteć

Czarnków

Krzyż Wielkopolski

Tarnowo Pałuckie Łekno

Lubasz Puszcza Notecka

Wągrowiec

Jaracz Warta

Sierakowski Park Krajobrazowy Sieraków

Pszczewski Park Krajobrazowy

Słopanowo

Ostroróg

Lwówek

POZNAŃ

A2 Buk Opalenica

Zbąszyń

Grodzisk Wielkopolski

Obra

ZIELONA GÓRA

A2

Borek Wielkopolski

Jarocin

WARSZAWA

Turek

ŁÓDŹ

Dobra

a

Gębice

Russów Koźminek Gołuchów

Pępowo Kobylin

Raszków Jutrosin

KALISZ Opatówek

Lewków

Krotoszyn

Miejska Górka Rawicz

Sulmierzyce

Nowe Skalmierzyce Ostrów Wielkopolski

ŁÓDŹ Sieradz

Przygodzice Odolanów

WROCŁAW

Antonin Mikstat Park Krajobrazowy Dolina Baryczy Ostrzeszów

Grabów nad Prosną

Województwo Łódzkie

LUBIN Kobyla Góra

Województwo Dolnośląskie

Kępno Bralin

Oleśnica Wieluń

LEGNICA

KATOWICE

WROCŁAW

Dąbie

Żelazków Dobrzyca

Zduny

GŁOGÓW

Tuliszków

Stawiszyn

sn

Bojanowo

A2 Rychwał

Koźmin Pogorzela Wielkopolski

Rokosowo Krobia

WARSZAWA

Zagórów

Pleszew

Pawłowice

Poniec

Ląd Stare Miasto

Pyzdry Żerkowsko-Czeszewski Park Krajobrazowy Żerków Śmiełów

Gostyń

Kłodawa Koło

Nowe Miasto nad Wartą

Osieczna

Rydzyna

KONIN

Golina

Nadwarciański Park Krajobrazowy Miłosław

Środa Wielkopolska

Książ Wielkopolski

Krzywiń Dolsk Lubiń

Sompolno Przedecz

Warta

Śrem

LESZNO

Kleczew Ślesin

Licheń

Koszuty

Park Krajobrazowy Cichowo Gen. D. Chłapowskiego

GŁOGÓW

Wschowa

Powidz

o Pr

Województwo Lubuskie

Nadgoplański Park Krajobrazowy Lisewo

Witkowo

Słupca

Wielkopolski Park Kórnik Mosina Narodowy Rogalin Rogaliński Park Krajobrazowy

Kościan

Przemęt Przemęcki Śmigiel Park Krajobrazowy

Trzemeszno Powidzki Park Krajobrazowy

Giecz

Czempiń

Wielichowo

Gniezno

Grzybowo Września

Stęszew

Rakoniewice

Wolsztyn

BYDGOSZCZ

Kostrzyn

Luboń Puszczykowo

Szreniawa

WŁOCŁAWEK

Mieleszyn

Puszcza Zielonka Murowana GoślinaDziekanowice Czerwonak Pobiedziska Park Krajobrazowy Uzarzewo Promno Czerniejewo Swarzędz

Rokietnica

BERLIN

Kłecko

INOWROCŁAW

GDAŃSK

Lednicki Park Krajobrazowy

Długa Goślina

Baborówko

Nowy Tomyśl

Skoki

Oborniki

Szamotuły

Pniewy

Mniszki Miedzichowo

Mieścisko

Obrzycko

Międzychód Chrzypsko Wielkie Prusim Kwilcz

SZCZECIN BERLIN

Rogoźno

Wronki

Others attractions

Województwo Opolskie Kluczbork


Editor: Text: Redaction: Consultation: Translation: Map: Layout: Print:

Wielkopolska Tourist Organisation www.wot.org.pl Sylwia Graja-Zwolińska Anna Plenzler, Ewa Przydrożny Zdzisław Czajka, Jarosław Lisiecki (Wielkopolska Gościnna), Henryk Jan Święcicki Marzena Jarnot Pietruska & Mierkiewicz sp. z o.o. www.topmapa.pl Wojciech Kuk ZAPOL Dmochowski, Sobczyk Sp. j. www.zapol.com.pl

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