GREEN: Bialowieża – Topiło – Dubicze Cerkiewne

The trail passes the southern part of Białowieża Forest from East to West, then go further by other forests to Dubicze Cerkiewne. In its first part, from Białowieża to Topiło, you find five Reserves and Leśna river valley on your route. In Topiło you see a forest lake with an educational path around. Then, you go more south and pass old-forest villages with wooden architecture.
Forest roads take 29km, asphalt roads take 11 km.
The trail crosses BLUE TRAIL and RED TRAIL. In Dubicze Cerkiewne, it connects to a comfortable bicycyle path, going by the main road Kleszczele – Hajnówka.

 

ROUTE

– 0,0 km: START: Białowieża center, at the parking close to the lakes, take the main road to Hajnówka,

– 2,6 km: go off from asphalt, turn to the left, you see signpost ”Miejsce Mocy”, you enter onto forest roads, pine-spruce forests through next 6 km,

– 4,0 km: rail crossing, on your right a turn to ”Miejsce Mocy” (Place of Power) – the territory is treated as a place with so-called ”positive radiation”. Probably it was a pagan place of cult. There are trees with several trunks, hawthorns and pear-trees. Rocks and stones make a circle.

– 6,3 km: crossing with Jagiellońska Road (left – to the bicycle border crossing with Belarus, right – to Czerlonka village),

– 8,3 km: on your left a habitation then a feeding site, more oak-linden-hornbeam forests appear,

– 11,0 km: at the junction: left – Black Trail to PRZEWŁOKA RESERVE, you go to the right and enter Olemburska Road, ahead of you 6km of straight line road with mixed forests, you cross PODCERKWA RESERVE and BEREZOWO RESERVE,

13 km: wind fallen tree

13 km: wind fallen tree

– 13,5 km: crossing with the Black Trail,

14,5 km: Berezowo Reserve

14,5 km: Berezowo Reserve

 

16,5 km: Leśna river valley

16,5 km: Leśna river valley

– 16,5 km, Leśna river valley, OLSZANKA-MYŚLISZCZE RESERVE, you join here BLUE TRAIL,

– 18,5 km: MNICHÓWKA RESERVE,

– 19,0 km: turn to the left,

– 20,0 km: turn to the right,

– 21,0 km: you reach Topiło village, 

at the shop turn to the right and go straight to the lake where you find an educational trail, in the village there are also an open-air museum of narrow-gauge railway, camp-fire place and car parking, from the lake turn back to the shop and go straight with the trail’s marking,

– 22,0 km: around 200 m after leaving the village, at the junction, stick the right road which goes in straight line,

– 23,5 km: go off from the straight road and turn to the right on Perebelska Road, more spruce-pine forests appear, 

25 km: trail's marks

25 km: trail’s marks

– 26,1 km: crossing with Braczna Road, on your left old-forest villages: Wygon, Nikiforowszczyzna, Klakowo,

– 29,0 km: Krugłe village – on your right,  Starzyna and further Wojnówka villages – on your left,

– 31,6 km: Wiluki village, you reach the asphalt road Hajnówka – Wojnówka and turn to the left, then, at the end of the village, you turn to the right, in Wiluki you cross RED TRAIL

31 km: young birch-trees, close to Wiluki village

31 km: young birch-trees, close to Wiluki village

 

32 km: Wiluki village

32 km: Wiluki village

– 34,5 km: an Orthodox cemetery, just after you reach another asphalt road and turn to the right, 

– 35,0 km: Werstok village, ORTHODOX CHURCH,

36 km: meadows around Werstok village

36 km: meadows around Werstok village

– 37,2 km: on your left a turn to Witowo village, an arbour at PKS bus stop,

road on 37 km

road on 37 km

– 39,4 km: Dubicze Cerkiewne,

road on 39 km

road on 39 km

– 40 km: parking at the gas station ,,Pronar”, you find here a grocery store and a bar/restaurant, FINISH.

See also in surroundings: BAHMATY LAKE,  ORTHODOX CHURCH in Dubicze Cerkiewne.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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