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I wish to ride from Tallin to Prague, through the Baltics and Poland at the end of August, giving myself 2 weeks/18 days to complete. Can anyone recommend an interesting route, roughly. I think I am giving myself loads of time for a leisurely trip. Correct me if I'm wrong. Any advice would be a great advantage.
Krakow is nice, as are the Tatra mountains bordering Slovakia - passed that way a couple of years ago.
From Krakow, we cut through NW Slovakia & crossed in to Czech at Makov(?). From there we went cross country to Prague via Olomouc, Zd'ar & Kutna Hora. To be honest, the scenery was nothing special. I prefered the scenery on the Polish/Czech border which was the way we took from Germany to Krakow.. You could cut across southern Poland & then head south to Prague?
I've heard that central Poland is a little flat & slightly boring view-wise?
I agree with all Steve says above, but would add that if you're in the Krakow are you should visit the museum at Auschwitz. Not a jolly event obviously but an awesome experience I can guarantee you won't forget. There is also a salt mine which is open to the public, and a lot more fun than you might expect.
If you decide to take Steve's suggestion of driving along the southern part of Poland, you can also visit Czestochowa ( pron chensto-hova ) which is a pilgrimage site similar to Lourdes and Knock. It has a big cathedral and a load of discarded wheelchairs.
Forgot about the salt mine at Wieliczka, went there in 2001. Well worth a visit if you have the time. I think it goes 125 metres underground, there are a number of huger caverns carved out of the salt rock, with statues & places of worship carved from the salt rock also. It dates back to 1200, possibly earlier(?), there are carved historical figures in scenes important to the area & a cafe below ground. You'll need to allow 2-3 hours for the whole trip. The rickety high speed miners lift that brings you back up is a laugh.
I lived in northern Germany as a kid & still remember visiting Bergen-Belsen in the early 70's - as Richard accurately states, not an experience you'll quickly, if ever forget. May be a trip that's more poignant these days bearing in mind recent atrocities in Rwanda, the Balkans, East Timor & the Middle East?
Northern Slovakia and Southern Poland are both very nice, good people, rural, great riding. I think if you follow along the southern border of Poland you will have the most pleasant trip - I did that a couple of years ago, and plan to go back again this year.
Tallinn is, of course, very beautiful and worth visiting.
As you head South you can visit other nice places in Estonia. The coast is nice, peaceful and camping is freely available. Otherwise you can head South be heading inland toward Vlijandi or Tartu. Once into Latvia, I'm not so knowledgeable, but the coast running up from Riga to Kolka is fantastic. Lithuania I know very little but I have visited Kaunas and it's a very nice town.
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