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Wawel Castle in Krakow

Cracow – Warsaw

Along the Vistula

8 Days / 7 Nights
Wawel Castle in Krakow

An enchanting cycling route through the heart of Poland awaits you along the Vistula River between Krakow and Warsaw, where you can indulge in culture and architecture in these two vibrant cities. The untamed and stunning natural beauty owes itself to the river's original course, which has remained largely untouched over time. Historic towns, with Kazimierz Dolny being just one example, and picturesque landscapes define the route. Enjoy the serene cycle paths, savor local delicacies, and immerse yourself in the captivating culture of this unique country.

Starting your journey in Krakow, your first stop deserves thorough exploration. The initial cycling leg leads you through untouched forests to Hebdów. The subsequent section of the route is immersed in wild, picturesque nature and charming villages. A bus transfer then whisks you from Zalipie to Baranów Castle.

On Day 4, you'll enjoy a leisurely bike ride to Sandomierz, nestled amidst vineyards, where we suggest visiting a local wine producer. Continuing through Annopol, you'll follow the Vistula River to Józefów and then onward to Kazimierz Dolny, renowned for its charming harbor facilities. Along the route, orchards dot the landscape, but it's the stunning nature along the riverbanks that truly offers breathtaking vistas. The final stage brings you to the Polish capital, Warsaw, by bus and bike. A city tour serves as the perfect conclusion to this diverse cycling adventure.

  • The diverse fauna and flora along the Vistula riverbank: The pristine nature in the heart of Poland hosts an unparalleled variety of species. Stay observant and attentive, and you're bound to encounter and hear numerous bird species. With some luck, you may even chance upon an otter or beaver along your journey.
  • A walk through the park of Baranów Castle: The splendid Renaissance castle is renowned for its grand architecture and storied past. Delve into its magnificent interiors and bask in the picturesque atmosphere of its gardens. It's not just a must-visit for culture and history enthusiasts! A unique highlight is the dinner experience, where you can dine directly within the castle's chambers.
  • History meets contemporary in Warsaw: Explore the historic old town, home to the Royal Castle and bustling market square, where you can soak in the lively atmosphere from the numerous cafes and restaurants. Venture into the artistic Praga district and relish the green sanctuaries, including Łazienki Park.

Between Krakow and Warsaw, you'll traverse approximately 275 kilometers across six stages. The cycling routes predominantly run along natural paths and occasionally through dyke landscapes. This tour provides comprehensive catering and top-notch service from our local team. Additionally, a guided tour of Krakow is included in the tour package.

Cities steeped in history, breathtaking landscapes and cultural highlights - cycling tours in Poland are often underestimated but are all the more beautiful for it!

itinerary at a glance

Many bird species, beavers, and otters call the wild and romantic Vistula River their home. In addition to the idyllic natural surroundings, you'll also encounter the Baranów Castle and the picturesque town of Sandomierz. Warsaw and Krakow are true sources of culture.

Individual arrival in Cracow.

Welcome briefing and handover of travel documents at the starting hotel in Cracow. Collect your first impressions during a 3-hour city tour through the historic Old Town. Marvel at the huge market square, one of the most beautiful squares in Europe, surrounded by restored patrician houses, the town hall tower and the small Romanesque church of St. Adalbert. Krakow's landmarks are the Cloth Halls (so-called Sukiennice) in the centre of the square, as well as the famous Gothic St Mary's Church, from whose tower the Tower Song is heard daily. Inside the Church of Our Lady is the most beautiful jewel of all the churches in Kraków: the Altar of Our Lady by Veit Stoss. After lunch, short transfer to Niepołomice. In the afternoon cycle tour through the primeval forest to Nowe Brzesko. Dinner and overnight stay near Hebdów or in Niepołomice.

Today you cycle from Nowe Brzesko through the countryside, where life goes slowly. You can enjoy a picnic on the riverside and observe wide range of the bird species. In the afternoon cycling through small villages to Zalipie where you can visit the Museum of the painted houses. During a coffee and cake break you have a meeting with a local artist (painter). Finally a bus transfer to Baranów Sandomierski where the castle complex represents the Renaissance architecture in Poland and thanks to its rectangular inner courtyard beautifully ornamented with bas-reliefs is called "little Wawel". Dinner in the castle. In the evening, a stroll through a beautiful park complex.

After breakfast you can visit the Castle in Baranów Sandomierski. Afterwards you cycle along the Vistula River to Sandomierz, one of Poland's oldest cities which was built like Rome on seven hills. Sandomierz is situated in a vineyard. You can visit a ttraditional winegrower or take part at a sightseeing tour in Sanomierz (optional).


After breakfast you cycle through small villages along the Vistula River to Annopol. On the way you can relax on the Vistula banks. Interesting observations of nature are possible thanks to many nature birds wildlife sanctuaries. In the afternoon you continue by bike through fields towards Piotrawin or Józefów. The hotel is located near the Vistula River.

Today we cycle along the river to Kazimierz Dolny. The path leads through orchards and flowering gardens. In the afternoon you can visit the beautiful small town. In the 17th and 18th centuries Kazimierz was an important Vistula port for the export of Polish grain. Today the many warehouses are still used as guesthouses or hotels. Kazimierz is a former Stetl, a Jewish town.

After breakfast, bus transfer to Góra Kalwaria. The "Little Jerusalem" is an ideal starting point for today's cycling tour. In the afternoon, follow the Vistula to Wilanów, the summer residence of King Jan III Sobieski, and Warsaw to the hotel. Optional one-hour guided city walk through the lively Old Town with farewell dinner in a nice restaurant in the Old Town.

After breakfast departure home or individual additional stay in Warsaw.

route information


A bike tour through mostly flat and sometimes hilly terrain. The bike routes mostly do not lead along asphalted roads.

Prices & Dates

Category: hotels of 3***-level as well as typical hotels

Prices per person in EUR

Our Rental Bikes

Rental bike partner unisex
Unisex bike 9 to 30-speed
Derailleur gears with freewheel

High-quality unisex touring bike with comfortable low entry

Rental bike partner men
Men's bike 9 to 30-speed
Derailleur gears with freewheel

High-quality men's touring bike with classic diamond frame

Rental bike partner unisex
Unisex bike 7/8-speed
Hub gears with coaster brake

High-quality unisex touring bike with coaster brake on the rear wheel

Rental bike partner men
Men's bike 7/8-speed
Hub gears with coaster brake

High-quality men's touring bike with coaster brake on the rear wheel

Rental bike partner e-bike
E-bike 5 to 9-speed
with coaster brake

High-quality unisex electric bike with comfortable low entry

services & information

Further details about this tour


  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • 5x dinner with a 3 course meal (Cracow and Warsaw just B&B)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Detailed travel documents 1 x per room (German, English)
  • German or English speaking bus attendant (from 2nd day to 7th day)
  • 1 city tour in Cracow
  • Bus transfer according to the program
  • Service-Hotline

Optional extras

  • Transfer airport/train station – hotel in Cracow or Warschau. Price on request.
  • Taking your own bike, costs EUR 30


Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Cracow train station
  • Cracow airport
  • Parking at the hotel in Cracow approx EUR 15 per day, reservation not possible, payable on site
  • Secured Parking near the hotel in Cracow approx. EUR 15 per day, no reservation possible, payable on site

Things to note

  • Minimum of participants: 4 people (in case this number is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the tour up to 25 days before the day of arrival)

  • This tour is a partner tour.

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