Day 1: (Saturday) Sobkow - Busko Zdroj 45 km cycling
We meet at 10:00 a.m. at the hotel. After handing out the cycles there will be a circa two hour long bus ride to Sobkow. You can have lunch at a restored house that once belonged to nobility on the Nida. You then cycle along the river past the picturesque ruins of a former knight's castle. Our goal is the spa resort of Busko Zdroj, a small town with an attractive market square and a spacious spa garden with pavilions from the 19th century. You will be staying here for 2 nights.
Day 2: (Sunday) Around Busko Zdroj 30-40 km cycling
You will cycle back to lowland Nida where the river meanders through particularly beautiful alluvial landscapes. There are the black and white cows, storks, lapwings black-tailed godwits. There is a museum to visit in Chroberz and Krzyzanowice has a gypsum hill which you can climb for a bird's-eye view of the region.
Day 3: (Monday) Busko Zdroj - Solec Zdroj 35 km cycling
You ride past a few villages and steppe reserves with flora unique to the region. The reserve at Skorocice is perhaps the most interesting one. An underground brook in the gypsum rocks has hollowed out an impressive gorge and made karst depressions. The final goal for the day is Solec Zdroj, a small spa Village. You will stay here for the next 2 nights.
Day 4: (Tuesday) Solec Zdroj - Zalipie 70 km cycling
This is the longest leg of the tour and is in the very flat Vistula country. Flat but not monotonous - well-kept pollarded willows border the roads creating a green tunnel over cyclists with their branches. You cross the Vistula river by cable ferry at Nowy Korczyn. Your goal today is Zalipie village, famous throughout Poland for the colourful flowery motives decorating the walls of its houses.
Day 5: (Wednesday): Return
You leave Solec right after breakfast and travel back to Krakow. The latest expected time of arrival is 12:00 p.m. when most of the trains or planes will still be available. Of course, it is also possible to extend your stay in Krakow.
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New for 2017: We offer accommodation in category A in two luxurious 4-star hotels with excellent cuisine, SPA and swimming pools: Słoneczny Zdrój (Sunny Spa) in Busko and Malinowy Zdrój (Raspberry Spa) in Solec.