Best time to visit Krakow

Cycling in Krakow

Krakow is ready to compete with the best cities in the Netherlands for the title of cyclists’ paradise

Best time: May–October


Those who choose to travel around the city by bicycle will not complain. Bicycle tracks are everywhere, so you can choose one that suits your mood and physical abilities.

If you are interested in the city centre, you will definitely appreciate the ability to make a circle around it via Planty Park—the largest city park in Krakow. It encircles the Old Town and has wide alleys which are perfectly suited for cycling.

Even more, enjoy the pleasure the one can get from cycling along the banks of the Vistula river. No doubts, this is the healthiest way to relax. For those who are ready for day-long trips, there are several routes to Ojcow National Park and other locations far from Old Town. Bicycles are available in numerous tourist-centers.

Practical info

When is the best time to visit Krakow for cycling?

Visit Krakow for cycling between May and October, which has a mild and dry climate. Take breaks along the banks of the Vistula River or make day-long trips to places like Ojcow National Park. Krakow's winters are usually snowy and icy, making it difficult to cycle. Show more

Where can I rent a bicycle in Krakow?

You can find bike rentals at tourist centres in Krakow like Bike World, Sejf Bike Tours, Cruising Krakow, and KrakVelo around the city. They offer different types of bikes including road bikes, mountain bikes, and City bikes at rates depending on the rental period and model. Show more

What are the best cycling routes in Krakow besides Planty Park?

Other cycling routes include the Vistula River route extending from Wawel Castle to Tyniecki Park; on-road routes to Krakow Zoo or Kosciuszko Mound. For off-road routes, explore many trails in Las Wolski forest where bikers can ride through mountains. Show more

How easy is it to navigate through the city by bike?

Krakow is bike-friendly, accessible, and safe to navigate. The network of bike lanes and trails simplifies commutes around the city. Rent a bike and a guide/map from many places around the city for stress-free navigation. Overall, Krakow's well-marked routes and bicycle-friendly infrastructure make it one of Europe's best cities for cycling. Show more

Are there any guided cycling tours in Krakow?

Many organisations provide guided bike tours around Krakow lasting about 2-4 hours. Explore various topics such as the history of Krakow, Jewish heritage, and communist-era monuments. Guides provide bikes, helmets, and safety gear, taking care of logistics and navigation, allowing tourists to focus on learning about the city. Show more

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