Why book this tour?
Unlike many other operators, we include the hire of your bike in the overall cost of the holiday: you don’t need to bring your own or pay extra to hire one locally. We also provide a support vehicle, spare parts and take care of day to day bike maintenance. All you need bring is your own helmet.
2013/14 Standard Itinerary
We provide 21 gear Unibike Voyager hybrid bikes – see trip notes for details.
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Explore Tour Leader cycles with the group on each day. Luggage is transferred between hotels by small vehicle/van. No vehicle back-up is provided whilst cycling on this trip as it is not necessary.
Route & Terrain
On this tour we cycle 230 km over six days (an average of 38 km a day). The terrain is mostly flat or downhill with several short uphill sections on country lanes, gravel lanes or cycle tracks. There is vehicle back up for emergencies. We have graded the route as moderate.
Cycling Holiday In Poland
Poland is an idyllic location for this cycle holiday as we meander through its unspoilt landscapes, medieval towns and traditional timber-framed villages. Surrounded by the Beskid Mountains, we cycle on cliff-cut paths along the picturesque Dunajec Gorge and into Slovakia. We will sample some delicious local cuisine and experience a warm welcome from the locals.
- Cycle the 'Pieniny Way' - Pedal through the spectacular cliff-cut path in the Dunajec Gorge
- Krakow - Wonderful gem of a city with magnificent medieval square
- Untouched traditional villages - Cycle places where time has stood still
- Zakopane - Charming wood-built mountain town in Tatras Mountains
- Bike the Green Dunajec Gorge - Beautiful route between beech-covered mountains
- Stary Sacz & Nowy Sacz - Two of Poland’s most lovely and historic villages
- Lopuszna - Historic centre of Gorale people
What we say
Staff Member Alison Harding travelled on this tour in 2012.
"Beautiful countryside, quiet roads for cycling, great food, welcoming guesthouses and a lovely group made for a perfect relaxing yet active holiday in Poland- I’d do it again next year if there were not so many places on my list that have yet to be explored."
Explore Staff on Tour - Explore's Alison Harding tried out Pedalling Poland for herself. Read her account of the tour.
Itinerary [+] Detailed Itinerary
Join tour Krakow; drive to Zakopane
Cycle Zakopane to Nowy Targ
Cycle Nowy Targ to Niedzica
Cycle Niedzica to Szczawnica
Cycle Szczawnica to Rytro
Cycle to Stary Sacz; drive via Nowy Sacz to Krakow
Cycling in Krakow and environs
Tour ends Krakow