Biking Along the Vistula – Cracow to Warsaw

Poland
E-Bike
Self-Guided
Biking Along the Vistula - Cracow to Warsaw

Biking Along the Vistula – Cracow to Warsaw

Prices

From $925USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels, guesthouses

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Highlights

Spend 8 amazing days cycling along the Vistula River

Marvel in the rich history of Cracow.

Explore a 14th Century Castle in Niepołomice.

Spot local bird populations that inhabit the banks of the Vistula River.

Meander along the charming streets of the port city of Kazimierz Dolny.

The Biking Along the Vistula: Cracow to Warsaw tour is among the most popular in Poland. The route leads along the Vistula valley from Cracow to atmospheric Kazimierz Dolny, passing through many picturesque towns that date back to the reign of Kazimierz the Great. During the trip, you will stop off at some of the most important towns between Cracow and Warsaw. Thanks to the low difficulty level, this route is suitable for anyone who wants to explore the region by bike.

Tour Biking Along the Vistula- Cracow to Warsaw Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival to Kraków and City Tour

At a pre-arranged time, you will meet with a designated representative who will provide you with bikes and route descriptions for the upcoming journey. Then, you will set out on a guided tour of Kraków, where you will learn about the city’s rich history and visit its most important sites, such as the main market, St. Mary’s Basilica, the Cloth Halls, St. Florian’s Gate, Wawel. In the evening, guests can opt to take a nice walk in Kazimierz district.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Kraków
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Bike to Nowe Brzesko and Guided Tour in Wieliczka along the Way

After breakfast, you will leave your luggage in the reception and begin your cycling adventure! Starting at the dragon monument, you will first head for the Wieliczka salt mine for a 1-hour guided tour. Guests will then cycle to Niepołomice, where you can see the XIVth century castle. Continuing on through the beautiful expanse of Niepołomice forest, you will eventually arrive at the day’s final destination of Nowe Brzesko.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Nowe Brzesko
Distance
53km, 132-136m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Bike to Zalipie and Transfer to Baranów Sandomierski

From Nowe Brzesko, you will follow the bike road to eventually reach Zalipie. Here, you will have the option to visit the house of the artist Felicja Curyłowa. Afterwards, your driver will be waiting to take you to your accommodation in Baranów Sandomierski. After checking in, take some time to stroll through the gardens and explore the historic castle here.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Baranów Sandomierski
Distance
53km, 33-62m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Cycling to Sandomierz for a City Tour

Today’s trip is a short one. Cycling along the banks of the Vistula River, you will eventually reach beautiful Sandomierz, with its picturesque old town on the hill. Its atmosphere and architecture may remind you of Kraków, although definitely a less crowded version of it! Before entering Sandomierz, it is recommended to pause for a brief rest and photo opportunity while walking in the gorges. After checking in to your accommodation, you will set out for a guided city tour.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Sandomierz
Distance
35km, 23-56m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Cycle to Józefów & Bird Species along the Banks

After breakfast, you will start another day of the tour that includes cycling along the banks of the Vistula while spotting numerous bird species. Eventually, you will arrive in Józefów, where you will find your accommodation for the night.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Józefów
Distance
53km, 211-246m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Bike to Kazimierz Dolny and the Virgin Nature on the Way

Today’s leg of the tour will bring you to Kazimierz Dolny, which was once an important river port in the region. Here, you will find numerous granaries that have been converted and now function as pensions and hotels. Before reaching your destination, you will observe the natural beauty of the many rare animal and plant species within the Kazimierz Landscape Park. After reaching the destination, you can take some time to explore the streets of Kazimierz or take a ferry to the other bank of the river and visit the ruins of Janowiec castle.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Kazimierz
Distance
40km, 111-124m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Bike to Nałęczów and Transfer to Warsaw for a Guided Tour

Today’s trip will take you to Nałęczów, a spa town that is popular thanks to its mild microclimate and the healing waters. Take some time to walk in the calming park here, before heading to the train station at the scheduled time to pick up your luggage and drop off your bikes. Nałęczów railway station also has a direct connection to Warsaw. After checking in to the hotel, you will set out on a guided tour of the Old Town in Warsaw.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Warsaw
Distance
21km, 118-164m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Departure from Warsaw

After wrapping up your grand cycling adventure along the banks of the Vistula River, you will say “do widzenia” to Warsaw for an individual departure from Poland.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Biking Along the Vistula - Cracow to Warsaw Price and Dates

This cycling tour along the Vistula is always run as a self-guided tour on fixed departure days. The price per person is fixed.

Prices below are per person sharing a double or a triple room. Children discounts are available.

StartFinishDurationPlaces LeftPrice

2023-04-20

Cracow, Poland

8 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-04-27

Warsaw, Poland

85+
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2023-06-10

Cracow, Poland

8 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-06-17

Warsaw, Poland

85+
$925USDBook Now
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2023-06-17

Cracow, Poland

8 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-06-24

Warsaw, Poland

85+
$925USDBook Now
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2023-07-01

Cracow, Poland

8 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-07-08

Warsaw, Poland

85+
$925USDBook Now
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2023-07-15

Cracow, Poland

8 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-07-22

Warsaw, Poland

85+
$925USDBook Now
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2023-07-29

Cracow, Poland

8 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-08-05

Warsaw, Poland

85+
$925USDBook Now
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2023-08-19

Cracow, Poland

8 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-08-26

Warsaw, Poland

85+
$925USDBook Now
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2023-08-26

Cracow, Poland

8 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-09-02

Warsaw, Poland

85+
$925USDBook Now
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Accommodation on Biking Along the Vistula - Cracow to Warsaw

This tour is based in hotels and guesthouses. Hotels on this trip are 3-star and offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant. Rooms may have fireplaces or access to amenities such as hot tubs, steam rooms, or private decks to lounge on.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel where possible. Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Night 1

Hotel in Cracow

Accommodations in Cracow will be of a 3-Star level and all rooms will include a bathroom.

Night 2

Hotel in Nowe Brzesko

Accommodations in Nowe Brzesko will be of a 3-Star level and all rooms will include a bathroom.

Night 3

Hotel in Baranów Sandomierski

Accommodations in Baranów Sandomierski will be of a 3-Star level and all rooms will include a bathroom.

Night 4

Hotel in Sandomierz

Accommodations in Sandomierz will be of a 3-Star level and all rooms will include a bathroom.

Night 5

Hotel in Józefów

Accommodations in Józefów will be of a 3-Star level and all rooms will include a bathroom.

Night 6

Hotel in Kazimierz Dolny

Spend the night in a beautiful historic town of Kazimierz Dolny.

Night 7

Hotel in Warsaw

Accommodations in Warsaw will be of a 3-Star level and all rooms will include a bathroom.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Biking Along the Vistula- Cracow to Warsaw

Meals

7 breakfasts are included

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transfers for your luggage between accommodations on this tour are included. Transfer for you to Baranow Sandomierski on Day 3 and tickets from Naleczow to Warsaw are included. This does not include fare from and to the airport or your flight tickets into Cracow.

Also included

  • Sightseeing in Warsaw
  • Technical assistance during the trip
  • Tourist’s package: detailed description of the route, along with the information required for reaching the destination by bike.
  • GPS tracks
  • Handing out and picking up of the bike at the appointed location
  • Guided tour in Sandomierz, Kraków and Wieliczka
  • Bike rental

Not included

  • Flights to and from the airports
  • Sightseeing in Zalipie
  • Meals other than breakfasts
  • Additional private expenses during the trip

Optional extras

  • Additional nights before and after the trip can be booked on request.
  • Upgrade to E-Bike Rental
  • Half Board supplement

Frequenty Asked Questions about Biking Along the Vistula – Cracow to Warsaw

How hard is the Biking Along the Vistula - Cracow to Warsaw?

We rate this tour as a 2 / 5. The roads are suitable for anyone who wants to explore the region by bike.

Do I need a visa to travel to Poland?

Check with your government about visa requirements when travelling to Poland. You can also checking online, although you should always verify with an official government source.

Are meals included on the Biking Along the Vistula- Cracow to Warsaw?

7 breakfasts are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover biking. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Cracow to start this tour?

The easiest way to reach the starting point for this tour is to fly into Krakow Airport (KRK).

Where does the Biking Along the Vistula- Cracow to Warsaw end?

The tour ends in Warsaw, where you will be departing to the airport or to your other destination.

Can I rent a bike?

Yes, you can rent a bike during the booking process for a cost of 80 EUR for a unisex trekking bike or 160 EUR for an E-bike.

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes. If you bring your own bike, it should be a road bike suitable for the demands of the tour.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Poland?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Poland?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

Since 1990, Nature Travel is one of the leading cycling tours operators in Poland. We specialize in north-eastern Poland, including the national parks in Bialowieza, Biebrza and the whole Podlasie region. We also have long standing experience in the Masurian Lake District, the Polish seaside, route from Cracov to Warsaw and, for many years, in the Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

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Prices

From $925USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels, guesthouses

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 2 / 5. The roads are suitable for anyone who wants to explore the region by bike.


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