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Poland Bike Tour

Rich Heritage & Inspiring Nature: Kraków to Warsaw

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545}Here, history runs deep while natural beauty runs far and wide. Experience both as you pedal amid rolling green hills, sun-drenched valleys and primeval forest. Occupying a central position among Europe's cultural crossroads, Poland has been forever changed by centuries of outside influences, vying powers and two world wars. Venture into Poland's countryside and come away with a deep understanding of its past and present. 

ACCOMMODATIONS: Casual Plus & Premiere Hotels

Poland

Start Kraków / End Warsaw

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Highlights
  • Spin through a striking landscape of peaks and valleys, rivers, gorges and meadows in an off-the-beaten-path destination 
  • Explore relics of Poland's aristocracy at 17th-century Lańcut Castle, a splendid residence where history comes alive 
  • Visit colorful medieval gems, Kazimierz Dolny and Sandomierz—where Polish art, culture and architecture are preserved and celebrated 
  • Mingle with local experts who lend insight into the complex history of towns like Lublin, where Poland's past and present intersect  
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
Casual Plus & Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Admire the ever-changing scenery while riding quiet country roads in the shadow of the Carpathian Mountains' gentle sylvan slopes | Quintessential wooden architecture is on display in sleepy upland villages, where age-old customs and traditional ways of life are still the norm | Pedal through a landscape dotted with domed Eastern Orthodox churches and pilgrimage sites.  

Hotel Arlamow
Hotel Arlamów
Ustrzyki Dolne

Featuring an expansive spa and wellness center, this stately hilltop property offers panoramic views of the surrounding hills and valleys. (pool, spa) 

Day 3

Embark on a spectacular ride through Subcarpathia, where medieval landmarks, vineyards and wooden churches abound | Just steps from our hotel, Lańcut Castle is one of the most opulent aristocratic residences in all of Poland.

Hotel Sokol Wellness & Spa
Hotel Sokól
Lańcut​

A well-appointed hotel housed in a beautifully renovated and re-purposed building that once belonged to the local gymnastics society and later served as a cinema. (pool, spa) 

Days 4-6

A spin on the tranquil Green Velo bike trail leads to Sandomierz, the Polish Crown's royal city for centuries | Discover the bucolic scenery of Eastern Poland's back roads while pedaling amid charming towns, fruit orchards and rugged gorges | Galleries and artists' studios line the narrow streets of delightful Kazimierz Dolny, set along the banks of the mighty Vistula River | A local expert guides us through Lublin's fascinating historic center before we depart for Warsaw. 

Hotel Alter
Hotel Alter
Lublin

Historical appeal and modern design mingle at this boutique hotel in the heart of Lublin's old town. (pool, spa) 

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy

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Activity Level: 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do. LEARN MORE.

Day 1
Biking
Level 2 | 18 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Level 3 | 25 miles | 2300 ft. gain
Day 2
Biking
Level 2 | 17 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 20 miles* | 2200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 24 miles* | 1600 ft. gain
Level 4 | 46 miles | 3400 ft. gain
Day 3
Biking
Level 2 | 29 miles* | 900 ft. gain
Level 3 | 33 miles* | 1800 ft. gain
Level 4 | 57 miles | 2600 ft. gain
Day 4
Biking
Level 2 | 26 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 4 | 50 miles | 900 ft. gain
Level 4 | 57 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Day 5
Biking
Level 1 | 20 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 2 | 25 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Level 3 | 42 miles | 1400 ft. gain
Day 6
Other
Lublin Walking Tour (1.5 hours)
* Includes shuttle.

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

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