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day from 05:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.) An asphalt
road leads to a bridge over the Skawinka via
the suburbs of sk a w i n a . Here, you will reach
the road from Skawina to Tyniec. The Tyniec
Abbey is not far from cr a c o w , which is the end
of our route.
Bike Trips
A ferry on the Vistula River, photo K. Bzowski The Krzeszowice Forests and the
The Cracow Gate
Vistula’s Meanders
cZ e r n i c h Ó w is another village in an in-
teresting location. This large village, more
The route: Krzeszowice – Frywałd – Baczyn
like a small town, is the seat of communal
– Sanka – Rybna – Przeginia Narodowa –
authorities. The old centre is located on the
Czernichów – Wołowice – Jeziorzany – Ściejowice
ridge of a steep hill rising above a bend in
– Piekary – Cracow (Kraków)
the Vistula. There are narrow streets and the
Length: 49 km
historic Holy Trinity Church with a Gothic
chancel. The oldest school of agriculture in The trip begins by the train station in kr Z e -
Poland (established in 1860) is located at the s Z o w i c e . The red bike trail leads southwards
foot of the hill in a park in the old 18
th
-century via Tenczynek to the edge of the Krzeszowice
manor buildings. Franciszek Stefczyk, the Forests, which can be entered by an asphalt
initiator of the rural cooperative movement road near the 19
th
-century Zwierzyniecka
and mutual assistance funds, was one of Gate (Brama Zwierzyniecka). Riding along
its professors. it (diagonally right), slightly upwards around
The route later leads, via Wołowice and Niedźwiedzia Hill (Niedźwiedzia Góra), you
Dąbrowa Szlachecka, to Śc i e J o w i c e, a village
on the Vistula, opposite Tyniec. The village of
Pod Skałką, with a magnificent view over the
famous Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec, is worth
visiting. In the village centre there is a classical
manor house from the first half of the 19
th
century,
beautifully restored but closed to tourists.
The side road from Ściejowice via Je Z i o r Z a n y
leads to the Vistula. The Vistula’s old riverbed
stretches between these two villages. It is
a favourite place for anglers, and beavers have
recently settled there. Outside Jeziorzany, you
can cross the river on an old-fashioned ferry
carrying passengers and cars to ko p a n k a (every
Bike trip, photo iStockphoto.com
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