Ostrzyce is a small village with Ostrzyckie Lake and thereby one of the main tourists centre in Kashubian Switzerland.
Jastrzęba Góra (227m above sea level) has a great view on the lakes, forrests and on the reserve called "Ostrzycki Las", where there is the natural position of the seven species of orchids. At the abovementioned Jastrzębia Góra hill there is also a natural heritage monument called "King Stone" with a height of 1.6m and a 6,7m of circuit. There are several points to rent a water sport equipment, for example: kayaks, boats, water bikes.
Kashubian Switzerland offers special landscape and natural assets for practicing sailing. The region is characterised with moraine hills, deeply cut through by tunnel valleys of post-glacial lakes and diversified kettle holes.
Numerous lakes to be found there are small ponds make a paradise for those who look for relaxation, adventure or sporting excitement on water. The local water reservoirs will satisfy both beginners and advanced anthusasts of water sport. Continually developong tourist base makes it possible for tourists to come here without their own water equipment.
The lakeland character of Szwajcaria Kaszubska with abundance of lakes and rivers, as well as diverse relief, results in the fact that it is an ideal place for practicing canoeing tourism.
The Kółko Raduńskie (The Circle of Radunia) is one of the most beautiful water trails in Poland. It goes along Kashubian lakes connected with each other in the form of a loop which can be covered starting at a chosen at one's discretion place. From the lakes it is possible to admire wide panoramas of the surrounding Kashubian hills. The difficulty can be caused by the necessity of carrying the canoesover the streams joining the consecutive lakes.
The Kamienne Kręgi bicycle trail - a beautiful trail with lots of views, perfectly showing the characteristic landscape of Kashubian Switzerland.
The Kashubian Switzerland has attracted crowds of tourists for many years, offering them not only excellent recreation on clean lakes, delicious cuisine, interesting culture ora valuable historic objects of architecture, but also presents new forms of spending leisure time. Nordic Walking is a great form of outdoor physical activity. Marching with poles consumes 400 calories per hour and ordinary walking - only about 280, and 90% of muscles are activated during marching.
In relation to dynamic development of Nordic Walking within the terrain of Szwajcaria Kaszubska a network of appropriate routes has been marked, concentrating around the following localities: Chmielno, Kartuzy, Ostrzyce, Pomieczyno, Suęczyno, Sierakowice, Żukowo, Sulmin, Przywidz.
Horse-riding tourism is a form of active recreation and relaxation in the open, which delivers unforgettable impressions. This is also an interesting manner of getting to know the region and its tourist attractions from horseback. Rallies and field make it possible to spend time pleasantly with friends or with the family. For disabled people, whose rehabilitation includes hippotherapy as its important element, the centre in Starkowa Huta and the centre at the forester's lodgein Uniradze prepared a special offer.
There is a horse-riding trail called "Pętla Kolańska", which passes through the village where the Hotel is located.
Kashubian Switzerland presents a special winter microclimate. Clean air and diverse relief encourage to be physically active also in winterr time. The local moraine hills, oftern of a highland character, abounding in slopes of diverse inclination made it possible to create several ski resorts.
For the youngest there are special tracks or snowtubing, which is downhill ride on special rubber tubes. Whereas fans of cross-country skiing are offered several tracks located near Bilowo and Przywidz.
Worth seeing in the region:
- Brodnica Górna - Aquatics Centre and Regional Promotion
- Chmielno - the kashubian pottery tradition
- Łapalice - the unfinished castle
- Mirachowo - Strysza Buda - Kashubian Miniature Park & Devil's Stone
- Kartuzy - the Carthusian monastery complex
- Wieżyca - the Kashubian viewpoint
- Szymbark - The Educational and Regional Centre of Culture
- Szymbark Hills
- Gołubie - Botanical Garden
- Garczyn - The ostrich farm
- Tuchlino - Educational Park "Exotic Kaszuby"
- Kościerzyna - steam railway Museum
- Będomin - The National Anthem Museum
- Wdzydze Kiszewskie - the Kashubian Ethnographic Park
- Goręczyno - the village with a barroque church
- Trątkownica - the circle stone
- Kiełpino - bowling
- Kolano - horse riding lessons
- Pępowo - the museum of Volkswagen
- Żukowo - the Norbertine former monastery
- Węsiory - Stone circle