Krakow to Warsaw (Warka) Self Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | £569 per person
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• Cycle next to the river that flows through Central Poland.
• A tour far away from industrial areas and large cities.
• Ride on the largely smooth and newly paved country roads.
• The Pilica Cycle Path is a new path that links Krakow to the outskirts of Warsaw.
Route: Along the river path
The terrain is flat to slightly hilly with some short climbs. You will find yourself almost exclusively on paved roads or on natural roads which are in good condition.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1: (Saturday) Arrival in Krakow
Arrival in Krakow and first overnight stay at a centrally located hotel. After finding your room there is time to stroll through Krakow for a first impression of its historic city center and famous nightlife.
Day 2: (Sunday) Pilica-Source – Zawada ca 30-40 km cycling
After the bus ride to Smoleń, which takes barely an hour, we get on the cycles on a hill with medieval castle ruins. The first kilometers are downhill through Jura landscapes towards the source of the river. We ride further past fish ponds, through a pretty town, with the same name as the river – Pilica – to our accomodation at Zawada.
Day 3: (Monday) Zawada – Przedbórz ca 65 km cycling
The flat and quiet roads run through shady forests for the most part and you will scarcely notice the kilometers flying by. This leg is the longest and ends in the small town of Przedbórz which is next to Przedbórz Landscape Park.
Day 4 (Tuesday): Przedbórz – Sulejów ca 40 km cycling
Once more we pass through tree-lined avenues, narrow fields and fragrant meadows and even gardens in full bloom until we come to a very special accomodation. Our hotel was once a Cistercian abbey built on the extensive grounds of a castle from the Middle Ages.
Day 5 (Wednesday): Sulejów – Spała ca 45 km cycling
For this leg of our journey we first go past the reservoir with many places to go for a dip. After that the open air museum at Piliza is well worth a visit. The largest city on our route is Tomaszów, with 30,000 inhabitants. A network of car-free cycle paths takes one to Spała, a popular forest health resort.
Day 6 (Thursday): Spała – Nowe Miasto ca 45 km cycling
Spała lies within a forested area that has been a popular hunting and recreational area since the 19th century: first for the Russian Czars and then Polish presidents. This area also has remnants of recent history – the huge railway bunker at Konewki was the command post „Anlage Mitte” of the German military during World War II. Our overnight stay is at the small town of Nowe Miasto at a guesthouse located directly at the river.
Day 7 (Friday): Nowe Miasto – Warka 55 km. cycling
This last leg goes past Wyśmierzyce which with its 858 inhabitants and old wooden houses is considered to be the smallest town in Poland. Next we cycle through vegetable fields and orchards. The final destination is the four-star hotel and horse breeding farm “Sielanka”, or “idyllic land” at Warka.
Day 8 (Saturday): End or individual extension of stay.
Warsaw is only 60 km from Warka and is easy to reach with the hourly regional train. The journey takes about 1 hour 20 minutes. Those who wish to stay a day longer can go on the 30 – 40 km round-trip to Weichseltal and the Pilica estuary.
This tour meets in Krakow with a bus transfer to the start (included).
The entire tour is flat or gently undulating terrain. The climbs are no problem even for less adept cyclists or children. Day 6 has two slightly longer climbs (about a 150 m height differential).
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Krakow to Warsaw (Warka) tour stays in good two-star standard (guesthouse in Przedbórz) to a four-star hotel in Warka. These accomodations mostly have much charm, are well kept and often located close to the river carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
- Transport Krakow to Pilica Springs
– 7 nights accommodation in twin bedded rooms with shower / WC
– 7 x half board (breakfast and dinner)
– Transfer of luggage from hotel to hotel
– Set of 1:50.000 maps with marked route (self guided-tour)
The bikes used are well maintained trekking bikes.
Light Aluminium frame
21 speed derailleur gear
High quality Schwalbe Land Cruiser tyres
Comfortable, suspended gel-saddle
Cycles are equipped with bags.
Krakow to Warsaw (Warka), 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.
2017 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 13.05 – 16.09.2017
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £569 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £89
Hotel Category Descriptions
7 nights accommodation in twin bedded rooms with shower/WC – 1 x pension**, 5 x hotel***, 1 x hotel****
Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.
Holiday Price: From £569
Single Supplement: From £89