Cycling Krakow to Slovakia

Cycling Krakow to Slovakia
  • Length 8 days
  • From USD$4195
  • Style/Level Classic 3.5
  • Countries Poland
  • Begin/End Krakow, Poland/ Poprad, Slovakia
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Bicycle between Krakow, Poland to Poprad, Slovakia. Part of our route follows the ancient “Amber Route” that connected the Baltic Sea with the Adriatic. This historic trade route is perfect for cyclists who love undiscovered regions and pedaling through beautiful landscapes.

Continue on through Hungary and end in Budapest with our Cycling Krakow to Slovakia Plus! Budapest tour which extends this itinerary by 5 days.


  • Krakow, Levoča, Riding the hills of Central Slovakia, UNESCO World Heritage sites in Slovakia, Historic Poprad


Keep in mind

We work hard to maintain consistency across all of our tours, but some trips have unique differences. Here are some things to keep in mind about this tour.

  • It is rare to find air-conditioning at hotels in this part of the world.

Date Price Private room fee Note
Jun 13-20, 2025 USD$4195 USD$550 Book Now and Save $200 per person.
DateJun 13-20, 2025
Private room feeUSD$550
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  • Total distance 351 km (217 miles)
  • Average daily distance 59 km (36 miles)
  • Tour style Classic
  • Tour level 3.5

Highlights: Medieval Krakow, Vistula River

Krakow is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities and has been on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites since 1978. It was spared from devastation during World War II and retains a multitude of architectural and urban planning examples from the 12th century. The city is dominated by the Royal Wawel Castle sitting on a rise above the Vistula River. Below the castle lies the Medieval city, home to one of the largest market squares in Europe. You’ll want to spend at least one extra day, if not two, in Krakow before our tour begins. We fit bicycles this afternoon and will enjoy an inaugural dinner together this evening.

Meals : Dinner
Lodging : Hotel TBA

Highlights: Wieliczka

An invigorating loop out of Krakow takes us to the historic town of Wieliczka this morning. Wieliczka is famous for its salt mine, which operated continuously from the 13th century until 2007. Almost 300 kilometers of passageways spread under the town, and the mine boasts an underground lake, and four chapels carved from the salt by the miners. We’ll return to Krakow this afternoon to see more of this stunning city.

Meals : Breakfast
Lodging : Hotel Wielopole

Highlights: Dobczyce, stunning mountain views

We bicycle southeast out of Krakow passing through Dobczyce. This town shares a reservoir of the same name that boasts the remains of a 13th century castle and an open air village of 18th and 19th century traditional architecture. Stop for coffee and lunch supplies before continuing on to Mszana Dolna where we spend the night.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging : Folwark Stara Winiarnia

Highlights: Rolling hills, Pieniny National Park Poland & Slovakia

Today’s ride takes us to the border between Poland and Slovakia and into the heart of the Pieniny National Park. The Pieniny Mountains are one of many small mountain ranges that make up the larger Carpathian Mountain chain and we will pass right through them as we enter Slovakia on a bike and pedestrian-only path along a scenic gorge. This is a rare opportunity and one of the only no-car border crossings we encounter.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging : Chata Pieniny

Highlights: Kežmarok, Levoča

Today’s ride heads to the heart of the Spis region, a territory rich in northern Slovakian history. Once known for its wealthy traders, craftsmen, and miners, it’s no wonder that two of Slovakia’s six UNESCO World Heritage sites are located here. We’ll continue pedaling through valleys of narrow fields, where grass is still hand-cut by scythes and carried in horse-drawn wagons. The medieval village of Kežmarok will complete your sense of traveling through another time. We’ll have two nights in the ancient town of Levoča. Once an important town for commerce, today, Levoča is probably best known as the home of the medieval sculptor Master Paul of Levoča. Be on your best behavior today so as to not end up in the 17th century “Cage of Shame” in front of the town hall.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging : Hotel U Leva

Highlights: UNESCO Castle in Spis, Historic square of Spisska Nova Ves

Our loop ride today takes us to breathtaking Spišský hrad, one of the largest castles in Central Europe and a UNESCO site. With the silhouette of the Spiš castle behind us, we encounter Spiš Chapter, sometimes referred to as the “Slovak Vatican” and its towering St. Martin’s Cathedral. Before returning to Levoča, stop at Spišský salaš, a traditional shepherd’s cottage style restaurant where you can indulge in traditional Slovak dishes like halušky or pirohy.

Meals : Breakfast
Lodging : Hotel U Leva

Highlights: Poprad, Slovak Paradise National Park

As you ride today you’ll have the forests that make up part of the Slovak Paradise national park on one side and the High Tatra mountains on the other side. Country roads and bike trails passing through small towns will lead us to the city of Poprad. Poprad is the largest city in the region (50,000) and the gateway to the High Tatras. We will have two nights in the calm historical district called Spisska Sobota.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging : Hotel DOMA

Highlights: Extraordinary views of the High Tatra Mountains

Our trip ends after the complimentary shuttle drop-off at the Krakow Airport today. Enjoy your further travels!

Meals : Breakfast

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Pre-trip planning checklist

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  • We enjoyed it all, but in particular the Dunajec Gorge was beautiful and it was lovely to do it twice at different times of the day. The finish, riding into Budapest, was wonderful and the special dinner on board the boat whilst travelling along the Danube

    Heather B., Kirkcaldy, Fife Scoutland
  • I especially enjoyed our picnic lunch with spectacular views of the High Tatras, pedaling the gorge between Slovakia and Poland, and the boat dinner cruise of Budapest.

    Kevin G., Bullhead City, AZ
  • What was your favorite experience on this trip? Eight cyclists – one pack – cycling into Budapest to the hotel. A real buzz.

    Collin B., Castle Hill NSW, Australia