Pomerania offers an unusual way of visiting the region – out of the canoe, thanks to the over 30 navigable canoe trails, whose total length is 3 000 kilometres. Do you regard constant paddling as boring? Certainly not here! When you enter the mountain river you will struggle not to fall into the water, but when you sail on picturesque lakes and rivers you will be fascinated by the beautiful landscapes. Furthermore, only in Pomerania can you finish the canoeing trip over the seacoast.
The Zbrzyca Route – a prelude to the Brda
The Zbrzyca, which is considered one of the most beautiful tributaries of the Brda, captivates all with its sylvan landscapes and extraordinary diversity.
The Zbrzyca Route introduces us into the amazing world of wild, pristine nature that is protected by the Zaborski Landscape Park. Further down the river, the scenic forests sometimes give way to long and narrow ribbon lakes. The source of the river is Lake Małe Sarnowicze, but the route is best started from Lake Somińskie. Only the upper course of the river is somewhat more troublesome, due to its narrow bed and numerous portages. The section from Parzyn is breathtaking, just as is the final section, where the river bed is very wide until it disappears into Lake Witoczno, which connects it with the Brda. It should be remembered that low water levels may cause problems, and result in the necessity to tow canoes along short distances.
The Zbrzyca route: 41 km
The recommended route:Sominy - Witoczno
Number of days: 2-3
Difficulty: upper course - easy, but troublesome; middle and lower course - easy
Number of portages: 5