Land between Kraśnik and Lviv
The Roztocze region forms a narrow arch with a length of about 185 km and a width of 12 to 35 km. This highland range borders the Lublin Up-land to the north, the Sandomierz Basin to the south and the Volhynian Upland to the east.
Roztocze impresses with its breathtaking landscape featuring a characteristic mosaic of crop fields and wooded hills, intersected with deep gorges and river valleys rich in knickpoints, referred to as rapids.
Cultural melting pot and witness of history
Roztocze is a uniquely interesting part of the borderland between Western and Eastern Slavdom in terms of culture, which is reflected both in the historical sacred and secular architecture as well as in intangible cultural heritage (religions, rites, customs, folk art etc.).
Roztocze and the adjoining areas were often a place of important military operations and lesser war battles. Military cemeteries, single graves and obelisks as well as numerous monuments and memorial plaques testify to these events.
The course of the route
The Roztocze Main Cycling Route is a long-distance route and runs from: Kraśnik, through Batorz, Chrzanów, Radecznica, Szczebrzeszyn, Zwierzyniec, Józefów, Susiec, Bełżec, Lubycza Królewska, Hrebenne, continues across the Polish-Ukrainian border and leads through: Rava-Ruska, Potelych and Krekhiv to Briukhovychi (Lviv district).
The length of the main route from Kraśnik to Hrebenne (border with Ukraina) is 192 km.
|Distance:||192 km||Surface:||Mostly asphalt road with short sections with unpaved surfaces.|
|Ascent:||1 833 m||Bicycle:||Mountain bike or treking bike.|
|Descent:||1 834 m||Difficulty level:||medium|
|Start point:||Train Station in Krasnik||Finish point:||Train Station in Hrebenne|
Attractions on the trail:
Attractions of Kraśnik | Baroque chapel of the Holy Trinity in Stróże | Regional Chamber in Batorz | Monastery complex Bernardine in Radecznica | Szczebrzeszyn | Zwierzyniec | Roztocze National Park | Józefów | Czartowe Pola Reserve | Maidan Sopot | The Tanwia Reserve | Orthodox church of St. Nicholas in Hrebenne
Due to the availability of accommodation, we suggest dividing the trail into two stages:
Stage 01 | Kraśnik – Zwierzyniec | approx. 100 km
Stage 02 | Zwierzyniec – Hrebenne | approx. 92 km
How to get on the trail
The beginning of the trail is at the railway station in Kraśnik. A similar situation is at the end of the Polish part of the trail in Hrebenne. So You can travel via train.
The trail has its continuation on the Ukrainian side. Information on this part of the trail is available on the trail’s.