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Krakow – Dunajec: individual tour

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  • Krakau Innenstadt
  • Landschaft Pieniny
  • Krakau Innenstadt
  • Im Dorf Dzianisz
  • Krakau Innenstadt
  • Typisches Haus in Zakopane
  • Goralen
  • Dorf Dzianisz
  • Schokoladenladen in der Krakauer Innenstadt
  • Krakau Innenstadt
  • Das Holzdorf Chocholow
  • In der Krakauer Altstadt
  • Sonnenalm Gubalowka
  • Auf dem Schlosshügel von Rytro
  • Die Bergbahn von Zakopane
  • Weichsel
  • Radelpause auf dem Markt von Altsandez

tour description

Bike Trail through the Dunajec valley

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

1. day Krakow Arrival

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.

2. day Zakopane 30 km

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.

3. day Lopuszna 60 km

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.

4. day Niedzica 30 km

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.

5. day Szcawinca 28 km

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.

6. day Rytro 60 km

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.

7. day Krakow 25 km

After breakfast you take a 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 in the early afternoon. During a dinner with klezmer music in the former jewish Kazimierz district the tour is finalized.

8. day Krakow Departure

After breakfast your journey ends. If you wish, we 'd be happy to book an extension for you.

prices & services

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Krakow – Dunajec: individual tour
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Individual tours: Here you decide when and with whom you would like to travel. We provide you with detailed tour documents and practical planning tips, and you enjoy our all-in, worry-free package with separate luggage transport throughout your tour.

Guided tours: You can simply get on your bike and enjoy a group holiday (8–20 participants). Your tour guide will take care of everything, and your luggage will be transported separately.

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duration:
8 days
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This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:

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easy: Very relaxed cycling in mostly flat terrain.
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beginners-intermediate: Easy cycling, pushing the bike now and then.
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moderate: for people in a general good shape, a few stretches across more difficult terrain, or pushing the bike.
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difficult: For experienced bikers, several tracks in hilly terrain.
moderate
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In the case of our original Velociped tours, we are the tour operator. We organise and accompany these tours personally.

So that you have an even bigger selection to choose from, we also cover additional routes in collaboration with long-standing partners. With these Velociped partner tours, we are the tour broker.

Velociped-Partner-Tour Velociped-Tour
prices 2020

Prices are per person.

Season 1

09.05. – 19.09.2020

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Category B: smaller, family-run inns and hotels

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

For bike & boat trips you will find facility details on cabins and shared rooms in the tour description.

Prices are per person.

Cat. B
Double room 580,00 €
Single room 690,00 €
 
Cat. A
Double room 760,00 €
Single room 990,00 €
 

cycles

tourer
60,00 €
 
electric bike
130,00 €
 

bookable additional nights

Krakau Cat. B
Double room 44,00 €
Single room 69,00 €
 
Krakau Cat. A
Double room 85,00 €
Single room 135,00 €
 

Child discounts

25% reduction for children under 14 years of age in a room with two people paying the full price

15% reduction for children under 14 years of age in their own room

Travel services
  • 7 dinners
  • Transfer Krakau-Zab
  • Transfer Altsandez - Krakow
  • Klezmer-Concert
All-carefree service:
  • accommodation incl. breakfast
  • room with shower/bath/WC
  • luggage transport
  • map of bike trails with marked route
  • detailed route description
  • tips for tour preparation
  • touristic information
  • 7 days hotline service

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worth knowing

Wissenswertes zur Fahrradreise Krakau und Dunajec-Radweg.

Nachfolgend finden Sie konkrete Informationen zur individuellen Fahrradreise Krakau und Dunajec-Radweg. Sollten Sie weitere Fragen zu dieser Reise haben, so rufen Sie uns ganz einfach an: Tel.: 06421 - 886890.

Anreise nach Krakau

Das Hotel liegt im Stadtzentrum, direkt am Altstadtrand und nahe des Hauptbahnhofs.

Ankunft per Bahn: Wenn Ihr Gepäck nicht allzu schwer ist, können Sie das Hotel zu Fuß erreichen (10-15 Gehminuten). Ein Taxi kostet ca. 10 - 15 zl. (ca. 4 Euro).

Ankunft per Flugzeug: Ein Taxi vom Flughafen Krakau–Balice zum Hotel im Zentrum kostet ca. 70 - 90 zl (ca. 20 - 25 Euro).

Bitte unbedingt vorher mit dem Taxifahrer festlegen! Sehr preiswert kommen Sie per Bahn oder mit dem Stadtbus Linie 192 und 208 ins Zentrum.

Ankunft mit eigenem Auto: Die Fahrt innerhalb der Stadt ist recht kompliziert. Sie können einen Stadtplan von Krakau an den meisten Tankstellen kurz vor Krakau kaufen. Bitte nehmen Sie folgende Stadteinfahrt: Straßen: Pasternik - Opolska - al. 29 Listopada - Warszawska (Achtung hier die Abfahrt von der Bahnüberführung nicht verpassen!) - Basztowa.

Die Grenzübergänge nach Polen sind in der Regel stark besucht. Am Übergang in Frankfurt/Oder – Swiecko ist wegen der Nähe zu Berlin am meisten Verkehr zu erwarten.

Parkmöglichkeiten am Anreisehotel

Bewachter Parkplatz in der Nähe des Hotels. Hier können Sie das Auto für die ganze Woche stehen lassen. Parkgebühr ca. 50 zl. (ca. 12 Euro) pro Tag.

Es besteht auch die Möglichkeit, das Auto kostenfrei auf dem Gelände unserer polnischen Kollegen abzustellen (gesicherter Parkplatz).

Beschaffenheit der Radwege

Meist wird auf flacher oder leicht abfallender Strecke gefahren. Startpunkt des Dunajec-Radwegs ist das Dorf Zab auf 1022 m über NN. Endpunkt ist die Stadt Alt Sandez auf 350 m über NN. In Zakopane werden mit Hilfe einer Bergbahn nochmals ca. 300 Höhenmeter überwunden. Insgesamt wird also während der Woche fast 1000 Höhenmeter abwärts gerollt! Nur an einigen Stellen verläuft die Route abseits des Flusstals. Es gibt nur 5 kleine Anstiege von jeweils ca. 50-120 Höhenmetern. Auf eine kurze Auffahrt folgt aber immer eine lange und schöne Abfahrt.

der Radweg ist in weiten Teilen 2018 komplett erneuert worden.

Verfügbare Mieträder

21 Gänge Trekkingräder mit Kettenschaltung und Handbremsen.

Elektroräder auf Anfrage.

Bitte beachten Sie: 7-Gang Räder sind für diese Reise nicht buchbar!

Währung

Das Zahlungsmittel in Polen ist der Zloty (auch Abkürzung PLN verwendet), 1 Zloty = 100 Grosz. In Polen kann bei Banken, in größeren Hotels und in Wechselstuben (polnisch: Kantor) jeweils Geld

getauscht werden, wobei die Wechselstuben oft einen günstigeren Tauschkurs bieten. Kein Pflichtumtausch an der Grenze. Ausländische Währungen können unbeschränkt mitgeführt werden. In vielen Hotels, Restaurants und großen Läden werden Kreditkarten z.B. American Express, EuroCard, MasterCard u.a. akzeptiert. Die Annahme von Kreditkarten wird durch Embleme angezeigt. Wir empfehlen jedoch, für den Tagesbedarf ausreichend Bargeld mitzunehmen, da dies unkomplizierter ist.

7 Tage Hotline Service

Wenn die Fahrradkette gerissen ist, Überschwemmungen die Weiterfahrt unmöglich machen oder sonstige böse Überraschungen auf Sie warten: Wir sind 7 Tage die Woche für Sie erreichbar und organisieren schnellstmöglich Hilfe.

Passport and visa requirements, health regulations

For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.

Travel insurance

The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.

tour highlights

Kraków

If you believe the legends, Kraków was founded on the defeat of a dragon, and it’s true a mythical atmosphere permeates its attractive streets and squares. Wawel Castle is a major drawcard, while the Old Town contains soaring churches, impressive museums and the vast Rynek Główny, Europe’s largest market square. In the former Jewish quarter, Kazimierz, remnant synagogues reflect the tragedy of the 20th century, just as its lively squares and backstreets symbolise the renewal of the 21st. As you walk through the Old Town, you’ll sometimes find yourself overwhelmed by the harmony of a quiet back street, the ‘just so’ nature of the architecture and light.

Kraków

Kraków

Krakau, Wawel

Wawel is a fortified architectural complex erected over many centuries atop a limestone outcrop on the left bank of the Vistula river in Kraków, Poland, at an altitude of 228 metres above sea level. The complex consists of many buildings and fortifications; the largest and best known of these are the Royal Castle and the Wawel Cathedral (which is the Basilica of St Stanisław and St Wacław). Some of Wawel's oldest stone buildings, such as the Rotunda of the Virgin Mary can be dated to 970AD. There are also wooden parts of the complex which date to about the 9th century. The castle itself has been described as "one of the most fascinating of all European castles."

Kraków, Wawel

Kraków, Wawel

Kraków, Jewish Kazimierz

Kraków’s Kazimierz is a special place, because it has been shaped by the close neighbourhood of Christianity and Judaism lasting for several centuries. The Jews came to Kazimierz in the 2nd half of the 14th century, and till the first years of the 19th century they had lived there in the separate “Jewish town” whose limits largely followed today’s Miodowa, Św. Wawrzyńca, Wąska, Józefa and Bożego Ciała Streets. It was an autonomous enclave governed by rabbis and elected elders that recognised only the king’s supremacy held on his behalf by the Kraków voivode.

Kraków, Jewish Kazimierz

Krakow, St Mary´s Basilica

Overlooking Rynek Główny, this striking brick church, best known simply as St Mary’s, is dominated by two towers of different heights. The first church here was built in the 1220s and following its destruction during a Tatar raid, construction of the basilica began. Tour the exquisite interior, with its remarkable carved wooden altarpiece, and in summer climb the tower for excellent views. Don't miss the hourly hejnał (bugle call) from the taller tower.

Kraków, St Mary’s Basilica

Kraków, St Mary’s Basilica

Krakau, Tuchhallen und Marktplatz

Krakow's Cloth Hall, the Renaissance monument of commerce: The world's arguably oldest shopping mallhas been in business in the middle of Krakow's central Grand Square (Rynek Glowny) for 700 years. Circa 1300 a roof was put over two rows of stalls to form the first Sukiennice building – Cloth Hall – where the textile trade used to go on. It was extended into an imposing Gothic structure 108 meter long and eight meter wide in the second half of the 14th century.

Kraków, Cloth Hall

Zakopane

Zakopane is a lovely town situated at the foothills of the majestic Tatra mountains. It has a population of 30,000 inhabitants. The unusual location of the town, hidden between a gentle range of Gubałówka and the rocky Tatra summits was a decisive factor in its career as a tourism centre.

The Tatras are Poland’s only alpine-type mountains, indeed forming the highest part of the huge transboundary arc that is SE Europe’s Carpathian chain. They cover just 785 km2, being only 57 km long in a straight line, and as little as 19 km wide. Yet they have a true mountain feel about them, rising to their highest elevation at 2654m Gerlach, on the Slovakian side. 

Zakopane

Chocholow

The village of Chocholow lies seventeen kilometres east of Zakopane, and it represents the most complete survival of an old gorale village. The majority of the houses here were built during the nineteenth century, and it was from buildings such as these that Witkiewicz took his inspiration for the 'Zakopane Style'.

Chocholow

Cerveny Klastor

In 1319 master Kakaš donated the community of Lechnica to the friars of Skala (today Kláštorisko in Slovak Paradise) who built in the nearby valley of St Anton a Carthusian monastery. Because the buildings of the monastery were built of red bricks the people began to call it Červený kláštor (Red Monastery).

Červený kláštor is a unique cultural and historical relic set in the wonderful natural environment of Pieniny under the majestic mountain Tri koruny. The monastery was successfully restored in the years 1956-1966

 Cerveny Klastor

Pieniny

Pieniny, a small rocky group of mountains visible well already from Nowy Targ, extends from Czorsztyn village to Szczawnica town. From Sromowce Niżne, the Pieniny are cut by the Dunajec river, which following a winding course creates the Pieniny Gorge. The section between Sromowce and Szczawnica is known as the most beautiful part of the Pieniny range. Here, the river is surrounded by numerous steep white limestone slopes covered with lush vegetation. Every bend of the river reveals another spectacular and poetical view.

Pieniny

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