If you're looking for a fantastic break from the city into the charming countryside outside Krakow, this tour is perfect. The country bike tour begins along the Vistula river on a smooth bike path and leads you through southern Poland's picturesque countryside 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. You will pass through age-old woods, see crumbling forts and cycle past some of the lakes that surround Krakow, hearing a few ghost stories and legends along the way from your guide.
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 where you can enjoy the picturesque views.
The tour departs in the afternoon and returns in the evening to time our stop overlooking Zakrzówek Lake in time for sunset. You won't want to forget your camera!
|• Vistula River||• Pope JP II house|
|• Benedictine Abbey of Tyniec||• Camaldolese monastery|
|• Twardowski quarry||• Tyniec Forest|
|• Kayak slalom course||• Polish villages||• Tyniec Forest||• Zakrzówek Lake|
This tour meets at the Adam Mickiewicz statue in the main market square. The exact address is Rynek Główny, 30-962 Kraków. The tour will finish back at our office, located just a few steps away in the same main market square - Sławkowska 6A, 33-332 Kraków.
Masks do not need to be worn while riding bikes, but will be required inside the monastery
This tour meets at the Adam Mickiewicz statue in the main market square. The exact address is Rynek Główny, 30-962 Kraków.
We’re happy to offer free changes and 100% refund up to 24 hours before tour departure. Failure to cancel a reservation at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure may result in forfeited travel funds. Fare difference may apply.
Tours will operate rain or shine unless there is extreme weather and it is unsafe to ride.
We're happy to welcome younger riders who are confident and have experience riding longer distances. This tour covers 30km (about 18 miles) total.
We use KTM Touring bikes on this tour which are comfortable and offer a great ride over different terrain. We will be on some streets, bike paths and dirt trails throughout this tour.
Helmets are not mandatory but available for anyone who wants one.
Yes we will have time to visit inside the abbey, gift shop, and coffee shop.
Yes you are welcome to store bags at our office while on tour.
Water is available to purchase before the tour at our shop as well as when we stop while on tour.
Yes, you can request a panier for your bike to carry small items on the tour.
We recommend bringing cash to purchase any refreshments or items from the gift shop at the abbey.
Please have something to cover your shoulders while visiting the monastery.