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Polish Countryside and Tyniec Abbey Bike Tour from Krakow

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Polish Countryside and Tyniec Abbey Bike Tour from Krakow

From $56.23

Price varies by group size

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Saddle up and explore the stunning Krakow countryside on a 4-hour, guided bike tour. Set out at a relaxed pace as you head past Pope John Paul II's old residence and take in the fresh air along the Vistula River. Then, pull over for a stop at the Tyniec Abbey, dating back to the 11th century. Check out the museum, discover the interior of the church and shop for souvenir goodies made by the monks themselves as you learn the history of the abbey from your guide.
  • 4-hour afternoon bike tour around the Krakow countryside with a visit to Tyniec Abbey
  • Visit 11th-century Tyniec Abbey, Poland’s oldest working monastery
  • Explore the museum and church, and learn about the monks’ daily lives
  • Cycle through Wolski Forest and pass Pope John Paul II’s former home
  • Stop for refreshments and snap photos of Krakow as the sun sets

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Bring pocket money and a backpack on this tour so you can buy and carry back souvenirs at Tyniec. The monastery shop is full of goodies made by the monks such as beer, wine, oils and teas — all great souvenirs.

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Use of trek bike and helmet
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Sławkowska 6A, 31-014 Kraków, Poland

    Cruising Krakow office

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Begin your tour in central Krakow, where you’ll join up with your guide, slip on your helmet and hop on your bike. Follow your guide through the city streets, passing Pope John Paul II’s former residence and traveling along the Vistula River into the countryside.

Purchase snacks at a riverside cafe and recharge before pedaling up to Poland's oldest functioning monastery, Tyniec Abbey. Learn about the daily rituals of the monks as you wander the church and museum, and hear the history of 11th-century structure. Afterward, enjoy some time to peruse the shop, filled with treats crafted by the monks, including wine, oils, teas and more.

Cycle through the Wolski Forest, pausing to explore the ruins of a hillside fortress. Conclude your excursion at a scenic lake ringed by cliffs, the site of a former quarry where John Paul II worked during Poland’s Nazi occupation. Capture the sunset views of Krakow from the clifftops before returning to your original departure point.

Benedictine Abbey of Tyniec

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No bare shoulders are allowed in the monastery
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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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Patricia_P
I recommend this tour by 100%. If you like cycling and enjoy the nature, you should do it! So funny and interesting due to the history you are learning while you practice your favourite sport!

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Patricia_P, Jul 2022
I recommend this tour by 100%. If you like cycling and enjoy the nature, you should do it! So funny and interesting due to the history you are learning while you practice your favourite sport!
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John C, Jul 2019
Was a fantastic trip we really enjoyed it our guide Tom was we excellent would highly recommend this bike trip.
Great way of seeing outside Krakow
PierreBMalta, Jun 2019
A great tour, well organized and prepared. The tour leader was great and the views - sites were impressive. However you must have a good experience of bike riding not just someone who uses a bike every now and than. The road is long and has a number of hills. The bikes were not all 100% as should be so when you are not experienced this makes a lot of difference. Otherwise very very good.
The countryside tour was definitely...
Rebecca B, Aug 2017
The countryside tour was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Krakow. A great way to get out of the hustle and bustle of the Old Town and experience a taste of the countryside. Arriving at the monastery near sun set also provided the most beautiful light for photos. We now feel like we can now venture out on our own on bikes and explore the further away places...just follow the paths!! The tour guide was really helpful and provided relevant historical information of the areas we visited in a relaxed manner.
Loved loved loved this tour. A true...
Sonia B, Aug 2017
Loved loved loved this tour. A true change of pace with beautiful scenery, a well-paced ride, and a great guide who was patient with my creative mediocre skills and very good about explaining the next section of the path so that I was never caught off guard by a sudden turn or change of pitch. Would do it again in a heartbeat. Thanks, Mike!
The biking was enjoyable and...
Gerald C, Aug 2017
The biking was enjoyable and primarily on designated bike paths. We stopped a few times and the Abby was worth seeing. The leader was very good and didn't interject needless stories and chatter as some tour leaders do.
Our bike tour with Mike was...
Matt G, Jul 2017
Our bike tour with Mike was incredible. Loved the scenery, stories, and history. This combined many of our favorite things to do and added a great memory to our vacation. Cruising Kracow is a great company to tour with and I would use them again! Thank you Mike.
What a great tour! Enjoyed every minute...
Dagmara M, Jul 2017
What a great tour! Enjoyed every minute of it. Beautiful!
After 4 nights in Krakow we were...
Beverly C, Mar 2016
After 4 nights in Krakow we were looking for something a little different to fill our last day as we had a late flight home. The trip turned out to be much more than just a filler, almost the highlight of the holiday. Our guide was great, professional but fun. Bikes were good quality and the route along the river out of town towards the Abbey was picturesque and easy going. Coming back slightly harder, just a couple of hills but worth it to do a circular and see parts of modern Krakow that generally the average visitor to Krakow wouldn't see.
it was a great ride and worked out...
Susan G, Oct 2015
it was a great ride and worked out really well with a very small group.

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