HISTORIC TOURS
CITY TOUR

The joys of this tour lie not only in what you will discover but also in the simple pleasures of biking through the leafy Planty gardens, following the path of the city moat, along the lazy Vistula river and through the colorful streets of Kazimierz. Despite being extensive, the tour is not too strenuous and is suitable for all levels of fitness. There are plenty of stops for historical explanations and photo opportunities. The duration of the bike tour is 4 to 4.5 hours, including a  45min break for lunch at a traditional Polish restaurant where you can order anything from perogies to our favorite Żurek ( sour wheat soup ).

 

Our City Bike Tour begins everyday under the Adam Mickiewicz statue in the main market square. No need for bikes quite yet. We meet first, introduce ourselves and the city before heading off together to equip each of our guests with his or her very own beach cruiser bike.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Wawel Castle

• St. Anne's Church

• Dragon cave

• Old Synagogue

• Jewish quarter

• Path of Pope JP II

• Planty gardens

• New Jewish cemetery

• Jagiellonian Univ.

• WW II Jewish Ghetto

• Bishop's palace

• Vistula River

• Old Town Square

• Bohemian Kazimierz

• Schindler's Factory

• Franciscan Church

• Medieval city walls

• Old Jewish cemetery

COUNTRY TOUR
HIGHLIGHTS

• Twardowski Cliffs

• Tyniec Forest

• Zakrzowek lake

• Kayak Slalom

• Tyniec Village

• Benedictine Abbey

• Camaldolese monastery

• Vistula River

COUNTRY  TOUR

The country tour takes you along the Vistula river to Tyniec, a small town 12km west of Krakow, famous for its 11th century Benedictine abbey.  Founded in 1044, the abbey played a crucial military role in Poland's Christian restoration and the nation's rebuilding. The tour begins along the Vistula river on a smooth bike path and leads you through southern Poland's picturesque countryside. You will pass through age-old woods, see crumbling forts and cycle past some of the lakes that surround Krakow. Upon arrival at Tyniec, you'll have a chance to explore the ancient grounds, take photographs of breathtaking scenery and visit the gift shop, which is full of products prepared by the monks. The essence of the tour is a relaxed, scenic country cycle rather than the stop-start nature of the city tour. You'll cover a total of 24km on a ride lasting nearly four hours. The tour departs in the afternoon and returns in the evening. A backpack is recommended as it will allow you to transport food, water or gifts back from Tyniec. Keen photographers take note: the country tour will stop at a point overlooking Krakow and is timed to coincide with the sunset.

COMMUNISM
HIGHLIGHTS

• Vistula River

• old military airbase

• Aviation museum

• Church of Our Lord's Ark

• Lenin's steel mill plant

• Ronald Reagan square

COMMUNISM  TOUR

Nestled north east of Krakow's old town is the worker's paradise built for the employees of Lenin's steel mill plant. Ride with us back in time to a not so distant past and visit a city that to this day is the ideal example of urban socialist architecture and design. Along the way we will get to see Krakow's airbase that was destroyed during the second world war, the church of Our Lord's ark that was a symbol of communist revolt, and of course the steel mill plant that once held Vladimir Lenin's name.

SPORT TOURS
MOUNDS MTB
HIGHLIGHTS

•  Blonia Meadows

• Norbetan Convent

• Tadeusz Kosciuszko mound

• Jozef Pilsudski mound

• ZOO

• Cameldolese monastery

MOUNDS TOUR

This tour is for those that can only spend half a day on a bike. The Wolski forest is minutes away from the old town and is equipped with numerous trails for every level of mountain biker. On this tour the historical attractions are the mounds of Tadeusz Kościuzko and Joseph Piłsudski, two of Polands independence fighters. The mounds were built by citizens in homage to these famous war heroes. Our guide will choose your descent based on your riding level; whether its advanced single track riding to wide forest path cruising. These mounds are nestled in the Wolski natural reserve: 417 hectares of forest full of trails ranging from intermediate, to Poland's first official advanced single track.

 

 

 

OJCOW PARK MTB TOUR
HIGHLIGHTS

•Ojcow National Park

• Eagle's nest castle

 

• Piaskowa Rock Palace

 

• Hercules' mace

 

• Floating Church

 

• Krakow Gate

 

OJCOW NATIONAL PARK TOUR

22 KM north of Krakow, nestled away in a tiny valley, lies Poland's smallest national park. Ojcow, meaning 'father's' park named by one of our King's in homage to his father who based a rebellion from the park.  This area was under seawater during the mesozoic period and as a result today it is blessed with wondrous geological formations made thanks to this prehistoric sea. You will not believe how much of a contrast this scenery is to the historic nature of Krakow, not to say that Ojców does not have a history of its own.  Along the way we will get to explore the XIV century castle that belonged to 'The Eagle's Nests'; a string of castles and fortresses used to guard the medieval trading routes. Although this tour is not technically difficult, we do cover 56Km and a high level of fitness is required, but we assure you at least your eyes wont get tired.

ROAD / RACE
HIGHLIGHTS

•  Astronomical observatory

• Krakow Valleys

• Vistula River

• Cameldolese monastery

ROAD RACE TOUR

Your first impression of Krakow might be similar to what mine were 9 years ago; this is a beautiful city but I wouldn't want to ride a road bike through its streets. Road biking is not for Krakow's city center but rather for Krakow's surrounding valleys. There are many beautiful country roads that wind up and down through the many valleys surrounding Krakow that are just wonderful to burn rubber through. Our road bike trips are for the keen cyclists who want to break a sweat while enjoying the countryside. Thanks to 'greenways', a network of bike routes in Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech republic, this route has become a recognized bike path that is safe to ride at high velocities.

 

 

EAGLES' NESTS
HIGHLIGHTS • the Black Madonna • Spa Day! • Fortresses • Ancient limestone • Dessert • Castles
• Ojcow national park

EAGLES' NESTS TOUR

A three-day bike tour passing by a series of medival castles and fortresses that once guarded this ancient trading trail.  The destination is Czestochowa, the home of Poland's most sacred holic relic, the Black Madonna. The rout runs along a tectonic ridge and thus is blessed with valleys and beautiful views. We ride from and Krakow and finish in Czestochowa. This tour includes bikes, guide, helmets, panniers, health insurance and accommodation with breakfast.  Unforgettable.

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