Velo Dunajec – the most beautiful bicycle route in Poland

Małopolska, Velo Dunajec

SELFGUIDED AND FOR GROUPS

Visit  the most beautiful bicycle trail in Poland! Enjoy mountain views on an easy bike trail along the Dunajec and Poprad Rivers.

On your route you will enjoy variety of attractive, culturally and naturally valuable places of Lesser Poland: Cracow – the old capital city of Poland, salt mines in Wieliczka and Bochnia, fortresses and castels. Admire magnificent wooden architecture – UNSESCO heritage and mountain landscapes of Tatra, Pieniny, Beskidy and Gorce Mountains from the perspective of the bicycle saddle. Take a breath of fresh mountain air and rest in the health resorts in Zakopane, Szczawnica and Krynica Zdrój. It is also an opportunity to get to know highlander traditions and flavors.

 

Attractions and programme of the bike tour:

 
Day 1: Cracow – Zakopane

Transfer of Participants by bus from Krakow to Zakopane – the winter capital of Poland.

Sightseeing of Zakopane on foot or by bike (distance on bike approx. 8 km)

 
Day 2 Zakopane – Nowy Targ (distance approx. 50 km)

Gubałówka funicular – view point and start of the trip

Bike ride from Chochołów to Nowy Targ along on the Trail around the Tatra Mountains with spectacular views of the majestic mountain peaks.

Historic Podhale wooden buildings in Chochłów

Sightseeing of Nowy Targ

 
Day 3 Nowy Targ – Szczawnica (distance approx. 60 km)

Trial Velo Dunajec Route at the base of Tatra and Gorce Mountains

Dębno – St. Michael Archangel Church from XV century (UNESCO)

Czorsztyn Lake

Niedzica Castle

Pieniński National Park

Red Monastery, Pieniny Mountains

Trail Velo Dunajec in Slovakia – Dunajec River George

 

 

Day 4 Szczawnica – Nowy Sącz (distance approx. 65 km)

Szczawnica Health Resort – old wooden architecture and pump room

Sightseeing Stary Sącz

The Bobrowisko Natural EnclaveVelo Dunajec

Sightseeing Nowy Sącz – market square, town hall, ruins of the castle

 

Day 5 Nowy Sącz – Piwniczna Zdrój (distance approx. 40 km)

Sądecki Ethnographic Park

Velo Natura Trail – along Poprad River

Piwniczna Health Resort

 

Day 6 Piwniczna Zdrój – Krynica Zdrój (distance approx. 40 km)

Velo Natura Trail – along Poprad River on the Polish-Slovak border

Muszyna Health Resort

Orthodox Church of St. James, Powroźnik – The oldest Orthodox church in the Polish Carpathians, built in 1600, in 2013 the temple was inscribed on the UNESCO Word Heritage sites.

Velo Krynica route

 

 

Day 7 Krynica – day off, sightseeing, (optionally distance approx. 10 km by bike)

Sightseeing in Krynica – known as “the Pearl of Polish health resorts”, lies in the eastern part of Beskid Sądecki, in the Kryniczanka stream valley.

 

 
Day 8 Krynica  – Cracow

Transfer from Krynica Zdrój to Cracow by bus

 

 

Profile of the bike tour: easy

Bike paths: 80% of the route length, 20% roads with low traffic intensity

Road surface:  asphalt 90% of whole tour, the rest – dirt roads,

Whole distance: approx.: 280 km.

 

Optionally longer tour:

 

Day 8 Krynica  – Nowy Sącz (distance approx. 65 km)

Picturesquely villages in Beskidy Mountains,

Numerous of orthodox churches.

 

 

Day 9 Nowy Sącz – Uszew (distance approx. 65 km)

Velo Dunajec Route around Rożnowskie Lake

Rożnow Power Plant

Ferry across the Dunajec River

Tropsztyn Castle,

Czchów Castle

 

Day 10 Uszew – Wieliczka (distance approx. 70 km)Nowy Wisnicz Zamek

Nowy Wiśnicz Castle – the early baroque castle body with Renaissance elements were built on a quadrangle plan with an internal courtyard from half of the 14th century.

Bochnia – Poland’s oldest salt mine

King’s route through Niepołomicka Forest

Royal Castel in Niepołomice – erected in the XIV century by Casimir the Great.

Kopalnia soli Wieliczka

 
Day 11 Wieliczka – Kraków (distance approx. 25 km)

Wieliczka sightseeing: Salt mine – the exhibition of the underground museum (UNESCO), Market Square, The Brine Graduation Tower

Vistula bicycle route

Sightseeing of Cracow – the former capital of Poland:

Kazimierz district – the former Jewish District 

Wawel Royal Castle

Old Town – The main Square, Grodzka Street, Cloth Hall, Town Hall Tower, The Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

 

Profile of the longer bike tour: medium/difficult

Bike paths: 60% of the route length, 40% roads with low traffic intensity

Road surface:  asphalt 80% of whole tour, the rest – dirt roads,

Whole distance: approx.: 500 km.

 

 

The taste of comfort and adventure!

 

The offer includes (shorter tour):

  • comfortable accommodation for 7 nights in the hotels and pensions (3-stars), double rooms with bathroom
  • 7 breakfasts
  • rental of bike, helmet, bicycle pump and repair kits
  • lugguage transportation between hotels
  • transfer by bus with bikes from Cracow to Zakopane and from Krynica to Cracow
  • maps, GPS tracks and information about interesting places to visit for each day
  • travel insurance
  • whole day hotline in case of emergency

 

Prices (1 person in double room)

Group 2 – 4 participants: from 7.390 PLN

Group 5 – 8 participants: from 5.050 PLN

Group 8 -15 participants: 4.750 PLN

 

Surcharges

  • rental of e-bike, helmet, bicycle pump and repair kits – 680,00 PLN/7 days/person
  • single room – 400 PLN/8 days/person
  • additional accommodation in Cracow before and/or after the trip 250 PLN/night/person in double room, 300 PLN/night/person in single room
  • guide in Cracow (up to 4 h) – 450 PLN/group

 

The offer includes (longer tour):

  • comfortable accommodation for 10 nights in the hotels and pensions (3-stars), double rooms with bathroom
  • 10 breakfasts
  • rental of bike, helmet, bicycle pump and repair kits
  • tickets to Salt mine – 2 h visiting with English speaking guide
  • lugguage transportation between hotels
  • transfer by bus with bikes from Cracow to Zakopane
  • maps, GPS tracks and information about interesting places to visit for each day
  • travel insurance
  • whole day hotline in case of emergency

 

Prices (1 person in double room)

Group 2 – 4 participants: from 7.080 PLN

Group 5 – 8 participants: from 5.620 PLN

Group 8 -15 participants: 5.290 PLN

 

Surcharges

  • rental of e-bike, helmet, bicycle pump and repair kits – 1.100,00 PLN/11 days/person
  • single room – 560 PLN/8 days/person
  • additional accommodation in Cracow before and/or after the trip 250 PLN/night/person in double room, 300 PLN/night/person in single room
  • guide in Cracow (up to 4 h) – 450 PLN/group

 

Final price varies depending on the dates and hotels availability.

 

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