A leisurely cycling holiday taking in fascinating and romantic Krakow before heading south to follow the Dunajec river through the peaceful green valleys and breathtaking gorges of the Tatras Mountains. This scenic cycling holiday is mostly downhill, passing pristine lakes and romantic castles, staying in charming, cosy mountain villages.
Krakow is a fascinating city and has much to offer from the medieval Old Town with its huge market square and bustling streets to Kazimierz, the former Jewish quarter with its rambling lanes and alleyways. Take a stroll along the banks of the Vistula River past the impressive Wawel Castle or perhaps journey out to the museum at Auschwitz, an extremely poignant and thought provoking place.
Dunajec River - Szczawinca
Following your stay in Krakow you are driven south to the Tatras Mountains where you spend 5 glorious days in the back of beyond, following the course of the Dunajec river as it descends through breathtaking mountain scenery. Don’t be put off by the word ‘mountain’ as the route is mostly downhill and for much of the way it follows brand new cycle paths.
You’ll enjoy incredible mountain views and visit traditional alpine villages along the way. Clear alpine lakes, ancient castles and towering peaks will also vie for your attention and you will love the stunning ride through the pristine wilderness of teh Dunajec Gorge itself.
Opt for either the self guided tour, using maps and route notes or join a group with a local English speaking guide who takes care of navigation and is also a font of knowledge on local culture and customs. This leisurely cycle route follows cycle paths and quiet lanes and is suitable for all cyclists with an average level of fitness. There are one or two short climbs but nothing too taxing and much of the route is gently downhill.