Discover Poland the active way: on a bike

Sightseeing in Poland by bicycle combines active recreation, beautiful scenery and captivating history. From winding mountain roads to paths along the sea coast, amazing and varied routes await cyclists, with excellent infrastructure to boot.

The Green Velo Eastern Cycle Route is the longest bike route in Poland, spanning almost 2,000 kilometers and passing through five voivodeships: Warmińsko-Mazurskie, Podlaskie, Lubelskie, Podkarpackie and Świętokrzyskie. Green Velo leads cyclists on a road full of adventures and sights: Warmia and Mazury lakes, where the borders of three countries meet near Suwałki, as well as forests and National Parks. Following the Green Velo route, you can make frequent stops to see different attractions including the cathedral in Frombork, the castle in Lidzbark Warmiński, the monastery complex in Supraśl, charming Tykocin and Sandomierz, and the old town quarters in Przemyśl.

Spring and summer are perfect seasons for bike trips at the Polish seaside. Velo Baltica is part of the international Eurovelo 10 route, which invites you to explore the coastal landscape and local culture. This trail, over 500 kilometers long, begins in Świnoujście and passes through Kołobrzeg, Darłowo, Ustka, Łeba, Puck and the Tri-City. Ending in Elbląg, it follows the seacoast and, at times, runs right along its shore, so you can easily stop to visit seaside towns and relax on the beautiful, wide beaches. Around the Tatra Mountains, the trail allows cyclists to circumnavigate the majestic peaks while offering unforgettable views and charming villages on both sides of the border between Poland and Slovakia. The trail starts in Nowy Targ, and along the way, you’ll find wonderful views and attractions, including historic churches, castles, and palaces.

VeloNatura — the section of the EuroVelo 11 route in Małopolska — stretches for about 270 kilometers, leading from the border with Slovakia to the border of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship in Proszowice. The route runs through the picturesque Poprad and Dunajec valleys, which are cradled by Sądecki and Pogórze hilltops. It can also take you to Kraków as you admire the varying scenery and natural wealth of the region along the way.

Velo Czorsztyn is a short but sometimes very demanding route around Lake Czorsztyn. The effort required by the uphill stretches is more than compensated for by amazing vistas. The lake, ships and gondolas, monumental castles, nearby mountains, and the Water Dam are just a few of the sights.

Velo Dunajec begins in the capital of the Polish Tatras, Zakopane. From there, it follows along both banks of the river Dunajec, intersecting with the Trail Around the Tatras and passing through the town of Nowy Targ. Velo Dunajec also goes through the heart of Pieniński National Park, where you can enjoy views of this protected area and its well-known peaks. The route ends near Tarnów, near the place where the Dunajec flows into the Vistula.

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