VeloDunajec

VeloDunajec

The most picturesque areas of the Dunajec Valley.

Over 200 kilometers of unforgettable views are offered by Ma艂opolska鈥檚 new cycle route, VeloDunajec. Built-in accordance with the highest European standards, it has excellent markings and bicycle service points (MOR).

It crosses the picturesque areas of the Dunajec valley, with views of several mountain ranges: the Tatras, Gorce Mountains, Beskids, Pieniny.

While following its course, cyclists can reach the historic Church of St Michael the Archangel in D臋bno Podhala艅skie, the medieval Dunajec Castle in Niedzica, Pieniny National Park with the Dunajec Gorge, the pedestrian and cyclist footbridge over the Dunajec (which takes you across Poland -Slovakia border), the health resort in Szczawnica, the S膮decki Ethnographic Park, and the Monument to the Heroes of September 1939 in Biskupice Rad艂owskie, among other sites. In the area of 鈥嬧婰ake Czorsztyn, VeloDunajec will form part of the route built within the land management project around the water reservoir.

From Stary S膮cz to Ostr贸w it will overlap with EuroVelo11; while in Wietrzychowice it will join The Vistula Cycle Route. Altogether the route will be 237 kilometers long, starting in Zakopane and finishing in Wietrzychowice.

Despite the still-unfinished construction works, VeloDunajec in its present state is already an excellent option for spending leisure time, not only for seasoned cyclists but also for recreational cyclists, families with children, seniors, i.e. for absolutely everyone who wants to enjoy active leisure time outdoors, far from the urban hustle and bustle, surrounded by nature.

The trail runs 47% on roads separated from car traffic.

Distance: 237 km Surface: Asphalt and gravel
Ascent: 1 882 m Bicycle: Each type of bicycle
Descent: 2 480 m Difficulty level: Easy
Start point: Train Station in Zakopanem Finish point: Wietrzychowice (connected with The Vistula Cycle Route)
Website: soon Trail Signs: Check it here (link)

Attractions on the route:
Zakopane | Nowy Targ | Dunajec Gorge | Pieniny National Park | Church of St Michael the Archangel in D臋bno Podhala艅skie | The medieval Dunajec Castle in Niedzica | Czorsztyn Castle | Stary S膮cz | Nowy S膮cz | Czorszty艅skie Lake | Ro偶nowskie Lake | Zalipie | Tarn贸w

Proposed stages:
Due to the availability of accommodation, we suggest dividing the trail into four stages:

Stage 01 | Zakopane – Niedzica-Castle | approx. 60 km
Stage 02 | Niedzica-Zamek – Nowy S膮cz | approx. 75 km
Stage 03 | Nowy S膮cz – Tarn贸w| approx. 75 km
Stage 04 | Tarn贸w – Wietrzychowice | approx. 30 km

Note: If you don’t want to continue your trip, you should finish in Tarn贸w, because it is connected with Krakow.

How to get on the trail:
The beginning of the trail is well connected. You can reach to Zakopane by train from Krakow easily. The trail ends in Wietrzychowice. From here it is worth going further along The Vistula Cycle Route. If you don’t want to continue your trip, you should finish in Tarn贸w, because it is well connected with Krakow.\

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