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Eagles\' Nests Trail, north half

Page Type: Trail

Location: Poland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 50.69820°N / 19.36890°E

Trail Type: Cross Country, Mountain, Cyclocross, Touring

Technical Difficulty: Easy

Aerobic Difficulty: Medium

Layout: Loop

Length: 35.0 Mi / 56.4 Km

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Page By: Visentin

Created/Edited: Aug 24, 2011 / Jun 12, 2012

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Overview

 
Olsztyn castle
Olsztyn medieval castle
 
Nicely built bike track into the Ostrężnik natural reserve
Track into the Ostrężnik natural reserve
 
Pine forests near Złoty Potok
Pine forests

This circuit is the third and last part of the exploration trilogy (first and second) of the Silesian Jura highlands.
Flatter, this part totalizes 65km, with more straight lines in forests than hilly areas that characterize riding in the Jura. However few steep places like the Ostrężnik reserve, the Gory Sokole, and the Olsztyn hills are crossed. Plus the countless rocky outcrops that make the joy of rockclimbers.
It keeps the same level of cultural interest, visiting two medieval castles that form the two ends, Mirów and Olsztyn, as well as nice samples of local architecture (especially around Zrębice).
Olsztyn castle
Olsztyn hills & castle

Getting there

 
Pine forests in the Ostrężnik reserve
track in Ostrężnik reserve
 
Lake in Złoty Potok
Lake in Złoty Potok
 
Limestone outcrops in Ostrężnik reserve
outcrops in Ostrężnik reserve
 
Limestone outcrops in Ostrężnik reserve
outcrops in Ostrężnik reserve
 
Olsztyn castle
Olsztyn medieval castle
 
Olsztyn hills
Olsztyn hills
 
Very sandy spot !
Sandy spot !
 
Łutowiec outcrops
Łutowiec outcrops

I can be started from the free of charge car park of the Mirów castle if we come from the south, or from the Olsztyn castle car park on the north, which perhaps more people are likely to find more convenient. Olsztyn, which shoudln't be confused with an homonym larger city in northern Poland, is a tiny village at the outskirts of the city of Częstochowa, surnamed the "Polish Lourdes" for its world-wide monastery of Jasna Góra.


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Pine forests near Złoty Potok
Desert



Route

 
Wooden church in Zrębice
Wooden church in Zrębice
 
Olsztyn castle
Olsztyn hills
 
Łutowiec outcrops
Łutowiec outcrop
 
Olsztyn hills
Olsztyn outcrop
 
Hills of Sokole Góry
Sokole Góry
 
Outcrop in the Ostrężnik reserve
Ostrężnik outcrop

Unfortunately I failed to record the GPS track due to low batteries, so the map will be a BMP like all other maps of the Jura :)
Circuit map
Circuit map

When to ride

 
Flora
Flora
 
Flora
Flora

All seasons, except snow

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