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Poland Bike Tour

Rich Heritage & Inspiring Nature from Kraków to Warsaw

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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.

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Poland

Start Kraków / End Warsaw

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Highlights

  • Explore a landscape of gentle peaks and valleys, rivers, gorges and meadows in a fascinating off-the-beaten-path destination
  • Discover relics of Poland's aristocracy at 17th-century Lańcut Castle, a splendid residence where history comes alive
  • Visit colorful medieval gems, Zamość and Kazimierz Dolny—World Heritage sites showcasing Polish art, architecture and culture
  • Join local experts for insight into the complex history of towns like Lublin, where Poland's embattled past and hopeful present intersect
Poland

Start Kraków / End Warsaw

Poland Tour Map

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Admire the ever-changing scenery while riding quiet country roads in the shadow of the Carpathian Mountains' 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. 

Days 3-4 Embark on a spectacular ride through Roztocze National Park, blanketed by dense pine, fir and beech forest | Remote hamlets are seemingly frozen in time while roadside World War II memorials are reminders of a less serene past | Explore 16th-century Zamość, lauded by UNESCO as an example of visionary urban planning | Wander through Lańcut Castle, one of the most opulent aristocratic residences in all of Poland.

Days 5-6 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.

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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Prices

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Casual Plus & Premiere Hotels*

Hotel Arlamow
Hotel Arlamów

Ustrzyki Dolne (2 nights)

* Casual Plus
Hotel Sokol Wellness & Spa
Hotel Sokól

Lańcut (1 night)

* Casual Plus
Hotel Alter
Hotel Alter

Lublin (2 nights)

* Premiere Hotel

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 2-4

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Poland

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Casual Plus & Premiere Hotels*

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Hotel Arlamow

Hotel Arlamów

Ustrzyki Dolne (2 nights)
* Casual Plus

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

Hotel Sokol Wellness & Spa

Hotel Sokól

Lańcut (1 night)
* Casual Plus

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)

Hotel Alter

Hotel Alter

Lublin (2 nights)
* Premiere Hotel

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

This Trip Is Rated Levels 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.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

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* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.

Meals

All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

Also Included

  • 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

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Route Research in Progress

The Backroads team is currently in the field putting the finishing touches on this itinerary. Countless hours of on-the-ground research go into developing each Backroads trip. You'll be the first to know when this trip's routes are finalized.

 

Why Travel with Backroads in Poland

The Best Leaders in Poland

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Poland, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

A Variety of Routes Each Day

In Poland you head off each morning after choosing among several expertly designed routes—all with detailed directions, mileage and shuttle options. Unlike trips with one fixed daily route (or worse, one guide that everyone's obliged to follow), you're free to enjoy the best of the region at your pace, stopping wherever you want to explore further.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Poland trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

Great Bikes Included

Our custom-designed titanium bikes are best in class. From avid cyclists to easygoing riders, we believe that everyone deserves a seriously great bike to match their riding style. Learn more about our bike fleet.

More Leaders to Support You

On our Poland trips we have an extra leader supporting you along the road—for a total of three, compared to the industry standard two. So we can be in more places at once, giving personal attention to guests traveling at their own pace. Here's more on our Trip Leaders.

Navigate Your Way in Poland

Your ride comes equipped with a GPS device, preloaded with all the routes and route options for your trip. If you prefer to bring your own device, we also have downloadable GPS files and of course, our good old paper directions are always available. Read more on why our navigation options are the best.

Choose Your Fellow Travelers

With Backroads you won't end up with kids on what you thought was an adult trip; we have exclusive departures for families, so they're off having their own adventures. As you browse our unrivaled selection of trips and dates, you can count on finding a trip in Poland that's geared exclusively to your choice of traveling companions.

In Europe Since 1988

Backroads has been welcoming active travelers to Europe since before the Berlin Wall came down. Today it's virtually our second home. We know the perfect roads and trails, the most scenic valleys and hilltop towns, the hidden churches and gem-like museums, the up-and-coming vintners and celebrated chefs—and, of course, all the best places to stay.

Our Cultural Roots Run Deep

Thanks to our extensive connections in Poland, Backroads takes you off the beaten track and deep into the region's culture in ways that traditional travel can never hope to do. We know the people and their customs, the legacy of art and architecture, the complex history and politic—and if we're not sure, our amazing local experts can fill in the blanks.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

We Know Where We're Going

Tom Hale has been keeping Backroads on track, with one eye on the horizon, since 1979. His passion for active travel, and for ensuring the highest-quality travel experience, is evident in every detail we add to make a guest's trip unforgettable—and the fact he's right there in the office, making it happen. To hear Tom describe his vision, watch our video.  

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Route Research in Progress

The Backroads team is currently in the field putting the finishing touches on this itinerary. Countless hours of on-the-ground research go into developing each Backroads trip. You'll be the first to know when this trip's routes are finalized.

 

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