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|Krakow, Dunajec: individual|
The adventure along the Dunjec at the foot of the upper Tatra through the Beskid Zywiecki is still an absolute insider’s tip. With this journey, we offer you the possibility to discover the historical and cultural treasures of Krakow and the ethnic landscape of South Poland. The route runs on unexited, fixed roads and paths without diffcult ascents. A tour guide who is familiar with the place, culture, history and nature will accompany you.
8 days/degree of difficulty 3/without pennant
You individually arrive by plane, train or car (monitored parking site at the hotel). After your arrival and a nice stroll through the old town, the flair will enchant you.
The day starts with a visit to Krakow by bike. You discover the briliance of Krakows Old Town, whose historical buildings are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon you get by bus to Zab, the highest situated village of Poland. You will be impressed by the panorama of the upper Tatra, before you roll downwards accompanied by horse and cart. Discover the specific wooden architecture of Zakopane which is unique in Europe.
With a mountain railway you get high on top of the ridge of Gubalowka and enjoy the coming descent to Chocholow – a wooden ‚living open-air museum‘. In the afternoon you cycle to the ‚Puscizna‘ highmoor. You stay the night in a pretty guesthouse at the edge of a forest in Lopuszna.
After visiting the old country estate Lopuszna you get on the bikes again and follow the wild mountain river Bialka to the estuary into the Dunajec. You will be impressed by the spectacular gorge close to Nowa Biala and enjoy your route through this historic region. You follow the edge of the storage lake to Niedzica and be favourably impressed by the number of castles of the Hungarian aristocracy.
After visiting a castle you cycle along Kacwin into Slovakia. You visit the Cerveny Klastor village (red monastery) above which rise the three peaks of Trzy Korony (three crowns), the highest point in the Pieniny range. Look forward to this highlight of your journey! Cycle along the Pieniny Way (for walkers and cyclists only), a narrow ledge carved out of the cliff running the whole length of the Dunajec Gorge. The stunning 300 m canyon with it’s ample vegetation offers an incredible cycling experience. Along the elegant Promenade in the valley of Grajcarek you reach your hotel.
You cycle through the so called ‚green Dunajec Gorge‘ like through a green tunnel. Surrounded by wide fruit gardens you roll to Golkowice and on the road you catch a glimpse of old cottages, barns, sheds and chicken houses. You ride along Lacko where the famous Sliwowitz is made and along the Poprad river you get to Rytro, an old village at the foot of a castle ruin. A campfire and fresh trouts will be a wonderful end to an eventful day.
After breakfast you take a 10 km ride through the Poprad Valley to Stary Sacz. Look forward to one of the most beautiful towns of South Poland. Discover the tangle of narrow alleys and breathe the atmosphere of former times. From here you get back to Krakow by bus, with a short stop in Nowy Sacz, which still has something of the Habsburg empire about it. During a dinner with klezmer music in the former jewish Kazimierz district the tour is finalized.
After breakfast your journey ends. If you wish, we 'd be happy to book an extension for you.