In the Tarnów poviat, it is worth cycling down the Dunajec along the VeloDunajec trail. The starting point is the Czchów Castle, then the Ciężkowicko – Różnowski Landscape Park. Next, interesting enotourism attractions await us, which are the heart of this region. You must visit Vineyards in Janowice, Dąbrówka Szczepanowska or Szczepanowice. The unique location of the vineyards and the breathtaking view of the Dunajec Valley make them one of the most beautiful vineyards in Poland.
In Rzuchowa, it is worth tasting local delicacies at CPL and learning about folk traditions, while also stocking up on provisions for the rest of the trip.
Following the EnoVelo trails, in a moment we reach the city of Tarnów – through Zbylitowska Góra and Zglobice – the pearls of the Renaissance. It is impossible to count the attractions of the city itself – please see a separate tab about Tarnów. A walk around the old market square and admiring the Renaissance town hall will make a moment of relaxing over coffee in Cafe Tramwaj. Going further, you can see monuments of Jewish culture, inextricably linked with the city, such as Bima, Mykwa or ul. Jewish. Bem Mausoleum, Sanguszków Park, Saint Martin’s Mountain are the next “must-see”
Further, following the route towards the Vistula River, we pass Radłów, where we will stop for a moment at the magical Niwka Lake, where the sunrises and sunsets look the most beautiful.
In the Żabno commune, we will see a 19th-century manor house and the Jan Wnęk Museum. Finally, in Wietrzychowice, we reach the Vistula Cycling Route, where these two beautiful rivers meet in a place called Cypel. Before we get here, however, it is worth spending a few kilometers to see the Painted Village in Zalipie – a phenomenon on a global scale. The eye-catching paintings will appeal to every tourist.
The Tarnów region is rich in numerous bicycle routes, which together constitute an impressive distance of over 630 km. Amateurs of more demanding mountain trails as well as calmer lowland paths will find their place here. Thanks to the paved bicycle paths, the cyclist has the ability to move safely and easily. For lovers of “dirt jumping” Tarnów offers a special bicycle track “Dirt” on the os. Legions.
The biggest advantage of the EnoVelo trail is the fact that it is often the link between the largest Polish and European bicycle routes that run through the Tarnów poviat. Belong to them:
VeloDunajec (VD) running along the Dunajec Valley (ultimately on the route: Zakopane – Nowy Targ – Krościenko nad Dunajcem – Stary Sącz- Nowy Sącz – Czchów- Zakliczyn – Tarnów- Wietrzychowice): the section from Ostrów (at the exit from Tarnów – Mościce) to Wietrzychowice ( 26 km);
EuroVelo 4 (EV4; VeloMetropolis), crossing Małopolska along the A4 motorway, and also: a section from Wola Batorska (Niepołomice commune) through Tarnów to Jodłówka Wałki (Tarnów commune; border of the provinces: Małopolskie and Podkarpackie; 92 km);
The Vistula Bicycle Route (WTR; the embankment of the Vistula River): from the town of Chobot (Niepołomice commune) through Wietrzychowice (connection with VeloDunajec) to Szczucin (91 km).
An interesting loop between the cities of Tarnow and Krakow is the route from Krakow EuroVelo 4 to Tarnow and then Velo Dunajec to Wietrzychowice, and from there return to Krakow along the Vistula Bicycle Route.
Beginner cyclists are recommended to use modern trains (they are adapted to transport bikes) SKA3 Małopolskie Railways on the route Kraków Główny – Tarnów Mościce – Tarnów.