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Along Dunajec River

  • Along Dunajec River
  • Krakow
  • Dunajec
  • Duanjec river
  • Czorsztyńskie Reservoir and Medieval Castles
  • Duanjec
  • Duanjec
  • Pieniny
  • Niedzica Castle
  • Krakow
  • Krakow
  • Krakow
  • Krakow
  • Niedzica Castle
  • Niedzica Castle

Zakopane to Krakow

Poland, Slovakia

8-days / 7 nights - 5 biking days
Self-guided individual tour
Length approx. 225 km / 135 miles

Self Guided
Touring Bike
Road Bike

Velo Dunajec stands out as arguably the most stunning cycling route in Poland. It links the picturesque mountain allure of Zakopane and the High Tatras, alongside the enchanting Czorsztyński Lagoon. Along this route, travelers can explore medieval castles and towering limestone cliffs, adding to its allure and appeal.

You're about to embark on a tour of one of Poland's most picturesque regions. The journey promises exploration and discovery in some remarkable locations.

Krakow needs no introduction—it's the capital of Lesser Poland, an ancient city steeped in national cultural heritage. Both the Old Town and the Kazimierz district have earned UNESCO World Heritage status, a testament to their historical and cultural significance. A guided city tour will acquaint you with all the essential landmarks.

Nestled in the southern part of Poland, Zakopane serves as a renowned resort town at the foot of the Tatras Mountains. It's a hub for winter sports and a starting point for mountain adventures in summer. Take in breathtaking mountain vistas from Kasprowy Wierch and Gubałówka, accessible by cable car and funicular. The wooden chalets exemplify the distinctive Zakopane-style architecture, adding to the town's charm.

Czorsztyńskie Reservoir:
This man-made reservoir, the Czorsztyn Lake, situated on the Dunajec River amid the Pieniny and Gorce Mountains, owes its existence to the dam in Niedzica. Completed in 1995, the dam stands impressively at 56 meters in height, 400 meters in length, and 7 meters in width on top, creating a stunning reservoir amid picturesque surroundings.

Travel dates



Day 1 - Krakow

Individual arrival in Krakow. A meeting with the NT representative is scheduled for 4:00 PM at the hotel. Subsequently, a detailed guided tour of Krakow's Old Town will commence. Krakow boasts a unique ambiance and holds the esteemed designation of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Prominent architectural highlights encompass St. Mary's Church, home to the globally acclaimed Veit Stoß Altarpiece, revered as one of the finest late Gothic art exemplars, and the regal Wawel Castle alongside the Cathedral. The tour duration is approximately 3 hours, concluding with an overnight stay at a hotel in Krakow.

Day 2 - Krakow - Ząb – Zakopane - 140 km by bus, 15 km by bicycle

A bus transfer will take you to the High Tatras, specifically to Ząb, the highest village in Poland situated at 1060 meters above sea level. The cycling route will guide you through Gubałówka hill, renowned for offering arguably the most breathtaking panorama of the High Tatras and Zakopane. Upon arrival, leisure time will be allocated for exploration in Zakopane. Accommodation for the night will be arranged in Zakopane.

Day 3 - Zakopane, Free Time in the High Tatras

Today offers the flexibility to explore Zakopane through a leisurely stroll or opt for an adventurous mountain hiking trail. Our team is available to help guide your decision-making process. The Tatra Mountains boast a range of well-defined hiking trails equipped with excellent infrastructure, including mountain huts along the routes and convenient bus connections. Whether you prefer a relaxed exploration of Zakopane or an invigorating trek in the Tatra Mountains, we're here to support your choice with ample options available

Day 4 - Zakopane - Niedzica area, 35 km or 56 km by bike

Right after breakfast, start your bike tour to the Czorsztyńskie Reservoir. The route spans approximately 56 kilometers; however, you have the option to abbreviate it by boarding a train to Nowy Targ and commencing the bike tour from there. The marked trail will guide you to the town of Czorsztyn, featuring the majestic ruins of a medieval castle. Subsequently, a boat journey across the reservoir will lead you to Niedzica, allowing an opportunity to explore the castle there. Accommodations will be arranged in Niedzica or its vicinity for the night.

Day 5 - Niedzica area - Szczawnica, aprox 30 km by bicycle

After breakfast, your cycling journey will commence along the enchanting Dunajec River, which has sculpted its path through towering limestone cliffs over millennia. Immense vertical walls and cliffs, rising several hundred meters high, will surround you. The bike route will lead you across the Polish-Slovak border, tracing a scenic path along the river towards the town of Cerveny Klastor. This village, nestled at the base of the awe-inspiring massif known as "Trzy Korony" (Three Crowns), offers an ideal spot for a brief respite. Following this break, you'll continue biking on a narrow cycle path etched into the rocks, following the entirety of the Dunajec River's course back to Szczawnica in Poland. Accommodations for the night will be arranged at a hotel in Szczawnica.

Day 6 - Szczawnica - Nowy Sącz, aprox 52 km by bicycle

Following breakfast, enjoy leisure time for a relaxing stroll in Szczawnica or simply unwind. Later in the afternoon, embark on a relaxed bike ride along the scenic bike path lining the Dunajec River, heading towards Nowy Sącz. Once you arrive, consider exploring the local market area, offering a vibrant atmosphere and diverse experiences. Accommodations for the night will be provided at a hotel in Nowy Sącz.

Day 7 - Nowy Sącz.- Tarnów - Krakow, aprox 70 km by bicycle

After breakfast, begin your bike journey toward Tarnów, following a flat bike path tracing the picturesque Dunajec River. Upon reaching Bogumiłowice, there's a convenient train station where you have the option to take a train back to Krakow with your bike. Alternatively, continue biking an additional 9 kilometers to arrive directly in Tarnów. Tarnów boasts a captivating old town worth exploring. Trains to Krakow operate at regular intervals, departing approximately every 30 minutes (subject to schedule variations), with the entire train journey taking about an hour. In the late afternoon, you'll have free time for personal exploration in Krakow. Revered as the "Florence of the North," Krakow exudes the charming essence of southern Poland and serves as the capital of Lesser Poland. Accommodations for the night will be arranged at a hotel in Krakow.

Day 8 - Krakow

After breakfast, you will begin your journey back home. There is an option to extend your stay in Krakow.

Tour price list

Tour TypeRoom typePrice per person
Self guideddouble room1.000 €
Self guidedsingle room1.250 €


What is included in the price
-7x Accommodation in good, country-specific hotels and guesthouses in double or single rooms
-7xMeals: BB – Breakfast
-Local taxes
-Guided tour in Krakow (up to 3 hours)
-All transfers as per the program
-Technical assistance during the trip
-Baggage transfer between accommodations
-Map of the area and detailed route descriptions with GPS tracks
-28-inch unisex rental bicycles with low entry, equipped with 7-speed Shimano hub gears

Additional discounts:
-Children 0-5 years (without a separate bed) – free
-Children 5-10 years – 50%, additional bed (assuming 2 fully paying adults)
-Children 10-16 years on additional bed – 80% of the price (assuming 2 fully paying adults)
-Children 17 years and more and adults sleeping on separate beds in 3-4 person rooms – 10% discount
-Group reservation starting from 4 adults – 5% discount/person (in double room)



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