Riding a bicycle in Krakow

Written by  //  6 June 2012  //  Krakow Tourism  //  Comments Off

Krakow is a beautiful city to live in, however, it is not a perfect place for cycling fans. Still those who love cycling will find some really good places here to enjoy their passion, for instance: Old Town, the Jewish district of Kazimierz, Podgórze and Krowodrza having really good facilities for bikers. Some popular cycle routes in Krakow are briefly described below:
The dowtown area is very bicycle-frindly – bikers are allowed to ride on most of the streets near the Main Market Square. Next comes Podwawelskie estate and Dębniki – they provide very good cycling facilities – by some considered to be the best in the whole Krakow. Also bridges (Most Grunwaldzki and Most Zwierzyniecki) have cycling paths enabling cyclers to ride conveniently. Very nice and well-managed cycling paths can be found along Vistula river. You can ride your bike and admire beautiful views, for example, while passing the Royal Wawel Castle. An interesting track for cycling can be found along Blonia – worth considering when planning a trip. Riding a bicycle in Krakow can be a very pleasant experience, especially if you choose one of the following routes: the route from the Old Town to the Tyniec Abbey – it is challenging but very attractive. If you decide on this kind of ride it will take you approximately one hour and a half to reach your destination but when you finally get to the Tyniec Abbey you will see that it was worth all the effort. Another route worth mentioning is the one from Wawel to Lasek Wolski. Additionally, if you like long rides you can cycle to Ojcow National Park. There are various routes available to get there and the majority of roads leads through the forest ensuring picturesque views and unforgettable experience.