Polish Countryside and Tyniec Abbey Bike Tour from Krakow
Pass the former home of late Pope John Paul II and head out of Krakow alongside the Vistula River. On route, stop at a kayak slalom course. If it’s in use, you'll see the athletes training on the river.
Refuel with snacks (own expense) at a riverside cafe, and cycle up to Tyniec Abbey, a Benedictine retreat above the Vistula that is Poland’s oldest working monastery. Head inside to explore the museum and church, and learn about the monks’ daily lives. Browse the shop and perhaps buy some products (own expense) that have been made by the monks.
Continue through farming villages and peaceful Wolski Forest and, after inspecting a ruined hillside fortress, descend back to Krakow.
Finish at an old quarry — now a lake ringed by cliffs — where John Paul II worked during Poland’s Nazi occupation. Capture the sunset views of Krakow from the clifftops and then finish your tour in the city.
- Professional guide
- Use of trek bike and helmet
- Entry/Admission - Tyniec Historic Village
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- No bare shoulders are allowed in the monastery
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Was a fantastic trip we really enjoyed it our guide Tom was we excellent would highly recommend this bike trip.
A great tour, well organized and prepared. The tour leader was great and the views - sites were impressive. However you must have a good experience of bike riding not just someone who uses a bike every now and than. The road is long and has a number of hills. The bikes were not all 100% as should be so when you are not experienced this makes a lot of difference. Otherwise very very good.
The biking was enjoyable and primarily on designated bike paths. We stopped a few times and the Abby was worth seeing. The leader was very good and didn't interject needless stories and chatter as some tour leaders do.
After 4 nights in Krakow we were looking for something a little different to fill our last day as we had a late flight home. The trip turned out to be much more than just a filler, almost the highlight of the holiday. Our guide was great, professional but fun. Bikes were good quality and the route along the river out of town towards the Abbey was picturesque and easy going. Coming back slightly harder, just a couple of hills but worth it to do a circular and see parts of modern Krakow that generally the average visitor to Krakow wouldn't see.
it was a great ride and worked out really well with a very small group.