Riches of the Earth

Bike trip

Information

  • Distance: 55.6 km
  • Duration: 7 h
  • Level: average
  • Sum of ascentings: 632 m
  • Sum of descentings: 587 m
Strzelin is the second, after Strzegom, Polish stone-working center. This is why it is the starting point of the very interesting route linking closed and still active granite, basalt and limestone mines. The route is 56 km long and presents the geological wealth of the region. It starts it in the vicinity of Europe's largest granite quarry in Strzelino (Note! No trespassing - the is still operational), passes through the former basalt works in Kowalskie, the limestone quarry in Przeworno, or the marble quarry in Gębczyce. Let us remember that entering into the operating quarries is extremely dangerous!
distance (km) altitude m a.s.l.

Poi

Strzelin's Granite Quarry
Strzelin
Rocks and Minerals of Strzelin and Lipowa hills
Strzelin
Granite quarry
Górka Sobocka
Basalt working pit
Kowalskie
Granite quarry
Gębczyce
Marble quarry
Gębczyce
Basalt working pit
Dobroszów
Limestone quarry
Przeworno
Quartzite quarry
Góra Kryształowa
Granite quarry
Gościęcice Średnie
Jegłowa quarry
Jegłowa