Offers include bike rental for the whole family and go-karts for children. In winter it is also possible to rent winter equipment.
TOP TOURIST ROUTES IN SIERPC COUNTY
Sierpc – Mochowo – Sikórz – Płock – Sierpc (80 km):
- We recommend you to begin your experience of Sierpc by paying a visit to the 17th-century Benedictine convent on Loret Hill – the largest historic and architectural complex in the town. Inside the church you can admire the miraculous statue of Our Lady of Sierpc, while at the foot of the hill you can find the well from which water with great healing powers was said to spring. Located on the Chopin Square, the Church of the Holy Spirit stands out amongst the buildings that represent sacred architecture. In the second half of the 15th century, the building functioned as a hospital chapel. After restoration in the 18th century, the chapel was upgraded to a church. Visitors to the church can admire the original frescoes, dating back to the 16th century. The oldest monument in Sierpc is the Parish Church (on Farna Street) under the invocation of Saints Wit, Modest and Crescentia. It is believed the church was built in the 14th or 15th century. In 1794, it was partially destroyed by fire and was subsequently rebuilt in 1864. Another place worth recommending is the classicist town hall (on Cardinal Wyszyński Square) built in the second half of the 19th century.
- Next stop on the route is the village of Mochowo and its seventeenth century church, St. Martin’s. This church is a rare example of classicist wooden sacred architecture. The main altar displays the 17th-century painting of Our Lady of the Snows.
- In Sikorza, a village situated by the Skrwa River, on the border of the Brudzeński Natural Landscape Park, you can visit the 19th-century palace and park complex, owned by the Piwnicki Family, who hosted such remarkable figures for Polish culture as Tadeusz Dołęga-Mostowicz and Julian Tuwim.
- The last stop on the tour is Płock with its greatest beauty spot, Tumskie Hill, an ideal place for admiring the breathtaking and vast panoramas of the Vistula River over which the red towers of the Mazovian Princes’ Castle dominate. Built in the 14th century, the monument has been reconstructed several times throughout the centuries. In the sixteenth century, it was taken over by the Benedictine Order who added a church and a monastery. Since 2008, the building has been the home of the Diocesan Museum. The Museum neighbours the Cathedral Basilica, a historical monument, dating back 8 centuries which houses the tombs of two Polish rulers – Ladislaus Herman and Boleslaus the Wry-Mouthed along with the remains of the Płock Princes. The Mazovian Museum in Płock, with its largest collection of Art Nouveau items in Poland, is a must see place. Since 2011, the Museum has been holding a multimedia exhibition, devoted to the history of the city, entitled “X centuries of Plock”. Children, especially, will surely enjoy another attraction that Płock has to offer – the Płock zoo. Situated in a picturesque area on the banks of the Vistula River, the zoo houses a large number of animals from around the world as well as one of the top herpetariums in Poland.
Sierpc – Szczutowo – Łukomie – Rościszewo – Bieżuń – Sierpc (Approx. 60 km) and Sierpc – Szczutowo – Łukomie – Rościszewo – Sierpc (Approx. 38 kilometre cycling route):
- Situated 11 km from Sierpc, the charming village of Szczutowo is surrounded by forests and has two lakes: Szczutowskie and Urszulewskie in the general vicinity. When visiting, you should not miss the two beautiful wooden churches – situated in the village centre and dating back to the 18th century, St. Mary Magdalene Parish Church and built in 1720, St. Lawrence Branch Church.
- Our next stop on the route is Łukomia where you can visit the wooden St. Catherine Church, dating back to 1761.
- Passing through Rościszewo, stop to visit the manor and park complex consisting of a late Baroque manor house from the 18th century. In the summer of 1827, Count Zboiński stayed here with Frederick Chopin. Today the complex is the seat of the administrative and cultural centre and a memorial room dedicated to F. Chopin. Additionally, you can visit the Baroque wooden St. Joseph Church, dating back to the second half of the eighteenth century.
- In Bieżuń, you can visit a renovated nineteenth-century burgher house which is the seat of the Museum of the Small Town. At the turn of the twentieth century, the building functioned as a hospital – a shelter for the poor run by Dr. Antoni Wolski. The permanent exhibition dedicated to the provincial doctor’s memory is held in Dr Wolski’s recreated office on the ground floor. Bourgeois residential interiors were also recreated in the rooms adjacent to the office: in the bedroom from the 1920s and in the small living room. Two attic rooms hold the permanent exhibition titled “Bieżuń and its residents in the past”. The collection includes a great deal of old photographs, documents and personal memorabilia showcasing almost 600-year-old history of the town.
Sierpc – Gójsk – Skępe – Toruń (Approx. 90 km):
- Located beside the national road no. 10 (Warszawa – Bydgoszcz), the small village of Gójsk has the neo-Gothic Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Dated from 1906, the church was designed by the architect Stefan Szyller. It is famous for its two distinctive monumental front towers. The main altar displays the 19th century sculpture of the Merciful Christ.
- No further than 10 km down the road lies the small town of Skępe with the oldest Marian shrine within the borders of Dobrzyń Land. The shrine in Skępe has been a place of pilgrimage for over 500 years, gathering believers from different regions of Poland who come here to visit the miraculous Statue of Our Lady of Skępe.
- Located approximately 90 km from Sierpc, Toruń – one of the top tourist destinations in Poland – is our last stop. When visiting this historical city, you should stop off at the Artus Court and take a walk around the Old Town, surrounded by Gothic and Renaissance tenements. Situated in the centre of the Old Town Market Square and built at the end of the 14th century the peak of Old Town of Toruń’s prosperity, the monumental Town Hall is one of the largest and most magnificent buildings of its type in Europe The oldest part of the present building is the tower dating back to approximately 1274. Richly decorated with typically Gothic ornamentation, the tower was enlarged in 1385 to its present height of 40 m. Today, the Town Hall is home to the District Museum. Other landmarks Toruń is famous for include the Leaning Tower, built in the 14th century and the Władysław Dziewulski Planetarium. When in Toruń, make sure to stop off at one of the biggest churches in Poland – St. Johns’ Cathedral and visit the post-Franciscan Church of the Blessed Virgin. Finally, a “must do” thing in Toruń is the Vistula River crossing either with a tourist boat (cruises starts at the Bridge Gate) or on foot (over the Piłsudski Bridge). There you will reach Kępa Bazarowa, which provides you the opportunity to admire a spectacular panorama of Toruń situated on the bank of the Vistula River. The panorama has been proclaimed the second of the seven Polish wonders.