Be Active – Augustów Lake District

Weekend package with a half-board catering and an active program for everyone – kayaking trips, Nordic Walking poles and bicycles rental.

Weekends of May – September 2019

2-night’s stay

HB - breakfast and dinner

Wouldn’t you love to find a quiet oasis far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Pack your suitcase and escape to Augustów to enjoy the mystery of wild and relaxing nature. Get out of everyday life – energize with nature! Forest and water will calm you down and relax.

Augustów Lake District – a beautiful land hidden among unspoilt forests of Augustów Primeval Forest. Picturesque scenery with blue lakes, meandering rivers and relaxing pine and spruce forests.

Augustów – the capital of watersports and kayaking. kayaking, recognized as a health and relaxation resort. It lies on the Netta River and Augustów Canal surrounded by woods of Augustów Primeval Forest and six beautiful lakes. Here lies “the Green Lungs of Poland” – Wigry and Biebrza National Park, and Suwałki Landscape Park. You will definitely enjoy the endless possibilities of this magnificent place, clean air perfumed with essential oils and the power of attractions.

The price includes:

  • 2 x nights’ accommodation in Villa Skomanda Hotel
  • rich and delicious buffet breakfasts
  • tasty dinners; children 4-12 years of age – ½ serving size
  • participation in a one-day individual kayaking trip
  • bicycle or Nordic Walking poles renting – 1 day
  • access to the deck chairs


  • 400 PLN / person in a double room
  • 440 PLN / person in a double LUX room
  • 530 PLN / person in a single room
  • 310 PLN / 3rd person in a room
  • 280 PLN / children 4-12 years of age – ½ serving size
  • Children under the age of 4 (sharing a room with parents; without a separate bed) – for free


Arrival at Villa Skomanda, check-in time from 3 PM.
Possibility of sauna bathing, barbecue, bonfire or renting the Nordic Walking poles/bicycles instead of Sunday.

7.30 – 10.00 AM Breakfast
10.45 AM – A short briefing (organizational and safety issues; kayaking instructions).
Transportation to the kayaking starting point /approx. 40 minutes/.

Individual kayaking trip on Czarna Hańcza River and Augustów Canal: Dworczysko – Mikaszówka /12 km

One of the most appealing and best known kayaking routes in Poland. The river meanders calmly along grasslands and woods of Augustów Primeval Forest. The last two kilometers we kayak through the Augustów Canal regulated by historic, manually operated locks (must-see!).

In general, the route is not difficult, suitable for beginners and families with children. The river is relatively wide, and it has a mild current that makes it easier to kayak. It Its relaxing atmosphere is driven by the river’s gentle bends, curves, and fallen trees that are easy to pass.

Duration: approx. 5 hours (with several stops in the meantime).

The price includes: seat in a double or a triple kayak with paddling gear (paddle, life jacket, soft seat); transportation to the starting point of the trip, and back from the ending point to Villa Skomanda.

Paid separately: lock fee – 4,20 PLN/kayak/lock; optional accident insurance  – 2 PLN/person.

Transportation from the ending point back to Villa Skomanda. Dinner.

7.30 – 10.00 AM Breakfast; check-out till 11 AM.
At Guests disposal: bicycles or Nordic Walking poles.
At the reception we provide information about cycling routes and maps.

Recommended cycling routes:

“Around Sajno Lake” individual bicycle trip /25 km

The route partly leads along the asphalt path of the GREEN VELO trail. Then, picturesque paths surrounded by centuries-old forests of Augustów Primeval Forest, the second largest forest area in our country, as well as on the lakesides. Closeness to nature, beautiful landscapes, richness of forest undergrowth and the opportunity to meet rare species of animals or birds. Easy route, places for stops.

The price includes: a tourist bike available for the whole day.

Paid separately: optional accident insurance  – 2 PLN/person.

Starting and ending point at Villa Skomanda.

Additional charges:

  • Local fee (cash only) – 2 PLN/person/day
  • Children under the age of 4 (sharing a room with parents; without a separate bed) – for free; bedding – 15 PLN/day,
  • Two lock fees – 4,20 PLN/kayak/lock.
  • Renting a SINGLE kayak; kayaking in a double kayak individually – 10 PLN
  • Renting a single CAROLINA kayak – 15 PLN/person,
  • Available to purchase in SZOT office: maps, waterproof phone cases, sport gloves, sun hats and raincoats.

Additional information:

  • If you want to spend your free time in an active way, you are more than welcome to join us and become a kayaker! No matter how old or fit you are, our kayakers are of different age and shape. They are families with children or students, couples and those kayaking on their own. Simply everyone who just wishes to spend their free time actively, in fresh air and surrounded by beautiful nature. Anyone who wants to meet new people, looks for an adventure, and who enjoys spending free time with family and friends.
  • Check-in time from 3 PM, check-out time till 11 AM. Check-in is possible until 10 PM.
  • Extension of stay – 10% discount on accommodation.
  • Board – tasty, home-cooked meals in the Villa Skomanda restaurant. On the first day – dinner, on the last day – breakfast.
  • Free, fenced parking lot. Free Wi-Fi internet.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Smoking is NOT allowed indoors.
  • Equipment: kayaks – safe, comfortable and very stable double SZOT Komfort, life jackets in various sizes. For families with a child or 3 adults, we recommend triple kayaks. Kross tourist bicycles designed for driving on paved surfaces and forest paths, also with child seats. Smaller bicycles for children.
  • Attractions on site: playground for children, sheltered barbeque area with a fireplace, badminton rackets; fenced garden area with birch forest and a small pond with a platform.
  • We suggest you to take: sun-protection hat, UV-cream, light hiking boots for kayaking, e.g. sandals or flip-flops (when getting on or off the kayak it is necessary to put your foot in the water), sports footwear for a trip, waterproof clothing, a hat (in case of rain or wind), and above all GOOD MOOD!

Attractions in Augustów; distances from Villa Skomanda:

  • cruises along picturesque lakes and Augustów Canal – 2 km
  • Catamaran Port – 3 km
  • Marian Shrine located on the island in Studzieniczna – 11.5 km
  • water ski lift on Necko Lake – 3.6 km / car – 3 km / walk
  • ride on the Narrow Gauge Railway in Wigry – 26 km
  • tennis courts – 3.5 km
  • municipal Aquapark (swimming pools, slide, jacuzzi, sauna) – 1.2 km
  • bowling club – 0.9 km

– is situated in a picturesque part of Augustów city, close to Augustów Primeval Forest and Augustów Canal; 1,8 km from the city center. The complex also includes a restaurant, a conference-room, and SZOT office. In the backyard you will find a spacious garden area with a terrace and a playground for children, wood-burning sauna. On site, it is possible to rent bikes, Nordic walking poles, or take part in an organized kayaking trip. The hotel has a fenced outdoor parking area.


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Villa Skomanda from Augustów, among lakes and forests
ul. Konwaliowa 2
Augustów 16-300, Polska

+48 87 643 43 99

+48 605 153 375