Krakow

Communist Bike Tour of Nowa Huta

Krakow, Poland
Communist Bike Tour of Nowa Huta
  • 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Delve into the communist history of Nowa Huta – a former socialist suburb of Krakow — on a full-day bike tour from Krakow. Alongside your guide, you’ll discover the communist history of the region while visiting monuments such as the Vladimir Lenin Steelworks and the recently renamed Ronal Reagan Square. See, too, historical treasures such as the Church of Our Lady and cycle along the picturesque banks of the Visula River. On this small-group tour — limited to 15 people —only a moderate level of fitness is required for the gentle cycle route.
  • Full-day bike tour of former socialist suburb, Nowa Huta, from Krakow
  • Follow a gentle cycle route to the Vladimir Lenin Steelworks and Ronal Raegan Square
  • Learn about the districts communist history from a guide
  • Enjoy pedalling along the picturesque banks of the Visula River
  • Receive personalized attention on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Sławkowska 6A, 31-014 Kraków, Poland

Start time

01:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

After greeting your guide and small group at a bicycle shop in Krakow, start pedalling toward the former socialist suburb of Now Huta. During the ride, you’ll see a former air base transformed into an aviation museum.

On arrival in Nowa Huta, you’ll stop first at the Church of Our Lady — famed for its ship-like shape. Hear of how the church was a symbol of religious conflict during communist regimes and admire its modern interior before continuing to Nowa Huta’s cultural heart.

The distinctly socialist architecture and abandoned army tanks make for an interesting ride: cycle through stolid residential areas and pass cinemas and theatres that provided the only form of entertainment during the communist age.

Next, pedal through Nowa Huta’s green lung to the Vladimir Lenin Steelworks — a perfectly preserved paradigm of communist architecture. Here of how the steel mill accelerated Nowa Huta’s communist regime. In a communist-style milk bar, break for a fulfilling lunch and allow your guide to elaborate on Nowa Huta’s interesting history.

Conclude your tour with a picturesque ride beside the banks of the Vitrula River before returning to the bike shop in Krakow and bidding your guide farewell.

Polish Aviation Museum

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Nowa Huta Cultural Centre

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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