Countryside and Tyniec Abbey bike tour

4 hours
1 PM
en
Sławkowska 6A Street
  • Bike rental
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fee to Tyniec Abbey

About

12km west from Krakow...

Krakow is beautiful and we simply love it. But! there is a treasure hidden a little outside of the city. Imagine: one of the oldest Polish Abbys, that remembers the beginning of the country, located between the riverside and forest. It is truly one of the most picturesque places of Krakow (and Krakow has a few good looking places, so Tyniec must feel very appreciated to be on top of the list!)

Discovering the 11th century Benedictine abbey is nice, watching sunset from a cliff is even nicer, enjoying the bike ride on the side of Wisła River is pretty awesome, perusing through handcrafted goodies can be so fun, breathing fresh air of Wolski Forest is exhilarating, admiring a view of a lake will leave you speechless and you can take all of that, put it together and have yourself an amazing, alternative and one of its kind experience that is far from banality.

This can be one of the most fascinating, memorable and enjoyable tours you could take. 

Highlights of the tour:

  • Saddle up and explore the stunning Cracow countryside on a 4-hour, guided bike tour. 
  • Set out at a relaxing 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.

Nature, history, fresh air, gorgeous green surroundings and a fun bike ride - it cannot get any better, we promise :)

Itinerary

Meeting point
The tour starts at Cruising Krakow Office - ul. Sławkowska 6A.
Your voucher
Your voucher doesn't need to be printed - the guide will have a list of participants, and they will only need to check your name from the list.
The tour
This relaxing bike tour covers a distance of approximately 15 miles (24 km) and is suitable for riders with a moderate level of fitness. Please bear in mind any hearth condition as health insurance is not provided in our service.
The Tyniec Abby
A great opportunity to discover the history of this place and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Please remember: No bare shoulders are allowed in the monastery due to religious tradition.
Ending point
Come back to the place where the tour started.

History

Tyniec Abby - all you need to know

In 1044 a contemporary King of Poland founded the Benedictine abbey in order to help Polish country to grow and Christian faith to strengthen. Was this goal accomplished? I think it's safe to say that it was a big success :)

The history of Tyniec Abby was turbulent, it was relocated a couple of times and it had to deal with incursions of Polish occupiers, but this story has a happy ending. The Abby survived all the rough times and now is a peaceful shelter for monks and pilgrims. 

Today 

Today, the Abbey is still inhabited by monks, who take care of the historic building, work on the formation of young brothers, care for the elderly and sick monks from the community, take care for the garden and modest crops, do crafts and study to deepen their knowledge. In the abbey, there is also a Museum, in which souvenirs from the entire existence of the Abbey are gathered.

Tyniec has become a favorite place for bicycle trips and more. It is located on the Vistula River on a limestone hill and is surrounded by the Wolski forest. It is an extremely charming place and allows you to spend time with nature, breathing fresh air and at the same time to learn about the history of one of the oldest cult objects in Poland.

It is really a magical place! Wise monks, almost 1000 years ago, knew where to settle and how to take care of this place. A shop with cosmetics, liqueurs, and delicacies, and the restaurant "Mnisze Co Nieco" with simple but excellent cuisine will be a great addition to the whole experience. Come and enrich your body, mind, and soul.

Important info

  • The tour includes:
    - Bike rental
    - City guide
    - Rain poncho, if necessary
    - Entrance fee to Tyniec Abbey
  • Children under 5 years old must travel in a special seat - please inform our Support Center about the age of your child
  • You can book the tour up to 48 hours before the start and you can cancel up to an hour before the start
  • Groups of 15 people and more are obliged to cancel the booking at least two days prior the tour to get a full refund
  • To get a student discount students must have a valid student ID card during the tour and show it to the Discover Cracow representative when asked
  • Minimum number of participants is 2 and maximum is 15
  • You must not drink any alcohol before the tour

Faq

Do I need to have a printed voucher with me?

No, it doesn't have to be printed. You can present you voucher to the guide on the phone or any other mobile device.

Can I be picked up from my hotel/apartment?

Unfortunately this tour does not include hotel pickup. The meeting point and time is predetermined.

What fitness level is expected of participants of this Bike tour?

This relaxing bike tour covers a distance of approximately 15 miles (24 km) and is suitable for riders with a moderate level of fitness (though please be aware of any hearth-conditions you may have, no health insurance is provided by our service).