Krakow City Bike Tour

Krakow is a city waiting to be explored, and this 4-hour tour will introduce you to all the highlights! Starting in Europe's largest medieval market square, we will meet beneath the Adam Mickiewicz statue where your guide will provide you with a short introduction about the history of Krakow and then help you get fitted for your bikes just a few steps away at our office. From there, we will trace the medieval city walls and moat along the Planty gardens as it winds its way to the Wawel Castle, a site believed to be a spiritual chakra. Your guide will fill you in on all of the history, culture, and gossip surrounding this unusual renaissance building.

Cycling on, we will follow the current of the Vistula river to the district of Podgorze, the site of the WWII ghetto. This is where Oskar Schindler's infamous factory was located. The building has been transformed into the Krakow City Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art, and your guide will explain the timeline and history of Schindler's Enamel Factory up to its modern use. Later, we will cross the river into Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter of town. Much of this area was destroyed during World War II, but the remnants tell a powerful story of perseverance as this is now one of Krakow's most bustling neighborhoods.

We will wrap up the tour cycling back towards the main square along the Royal Route, a ceremonial path connecting the medieval old town to the former royal residence. Throughout the day, you will see and experience the culture of Krakow firsthand. This is the perfect way to get oriented with this beautiful, historic city.


Tour Highlights

• Old Town Square • Schindler's Factory
• Medieval City Walls • Jagiellonian University
• Planty Park & Gardens • Bishop's Palace
• Wawel Castle • Dragon Cave
• The Jewish Quarter • Bohemian Kazimiez
• The Franciscan Church • The Old & New Jewish Cemeteries
• WW II Ghetto • Vistula River
• St. Ann's Church • The Old Synagogue
• The Path of Pope John Paul II • St. Mary's Basilica

Meeting Point

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.

Important Information
Will I need to wear a mask?

We have masks available at our office, but they are not required for the tour. We sanitize all equipment regularly and take precautions so as to avoid disease transmission.

Where is the meeting point?

We meet at the Adam Mickiewicz monument in the main square.

What is the cancellation policy?

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.

Is this tour appropriate for children?

Yes! The itinerary of this tour makes it great for younger riders. We have a few 16" bikes and 24" bikes to accommodate children who feel comfortable riding on their own, and we have baby seats available.

We will discuss WWII history that may be difficult for children to fully grasp, but we will do so in a way that's inclusive and pedagogical. We recommend speaking with your children about the general events of WWII prior to the tour if they are unfamiliar with this history.

Are helmets required?

No, helmets are optional, but free of charge for anyone who would like to use one.

Will we go inside the museums?

As there is so much to see in Kraków, we have designed this tour to help get you oriented with the city, and not spend extensive time in any one museum. We will enter the Collegium Maius Courtyard and give everyone the opportunity to explore this area on foot. Your guide is happy to provide you with information about how to go back and visit the museums and monuments on your own following the tour.

How long is the tour?

This tour is about 4 hours long, and we will cover approximately 7.5 miles/12 kilometers. The ride is very leisurely, and our bikes are comfortable beach cruisers that make it easy to enjoy the sites as you pedal.

Can I upgrade to an electric bike?

Yes! We have pedal-assist e-bikes available for an additional 50pln. Simply select this as an option when checking out if you'd like a bit of extra battery power while cycling.

What if I need to leave the tour early?

Should you not be able to stay with us for the full 4 hours, we will do our very best to accommodate your request to depart early. Just leave us a note at the time of booking, and we'll reach out to discuss the options.

Can I store my luggage at your office?

Of course! Bring your larger bags along to the meeting point and we will be happy to keep them safe for the duration of your tour.

Will there be a basket or a way to carry small bags?

Yes! Just leave us a note when booking that you would prefer a bike with a basket, and we will be happy to arrange that for you at no additional charge.

Will we stop for food?

Yes! About midway through the tour, we'll stop at an authentic Polish restaurant. The cost of food/drink is not included in the tour price, but the restaurant accepts card and cash.

Krakow City Bike Tour
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