The Carpathian bicycle trail. Experience the charms of the Carpathian Mountains from a bicycle
The Carpathian Bicycle Trail, with a length of 133 km, is composed of the Carpathian main trail, divided in three sections
I. the section from Leluchów to Nowy Sącz,
II.A. the section, from Nowy Sącz through Łososina Dolna to Wytrzyszczki, the so-called “Łososina Variant”
II.B. the section from Nowy Sącz through Rożnów to Wytrzyszczki.
The Carpathian Bicycle Trail, with the connecting Royal, Wine, Cross-border, Multicultural, and Sącz trails, at over 800 km in length, is the longest network of bicycle trails on the Polish side. Information boards and well-marked routes will let you access the most beautiful corners of Carpathian Mountains.
Carpathian bicycle route
The route begins in Nowy Sącz - Dąbrówka castle at Zdrojowa Street. The route leads through existing asphalt or paved roads which rise gently. The most challenging section is located between Popowica and Żeleźnikowa Wielka. In the section from Piwniczna to Muszyna, the route leads on a moderately busy 2nd-class raod. In the future, a bicycle route is planned from Muszyna to Legnava (SK), where it will be possible to join a route along the Poprad River.
Multi - kulti
We wander through an area with rich ethnographic traditions. Lemkos, Carpathian mountian people or Ruthenians have left their mark on this land, and the mark is still visible in the architecture of settlements. The bicycle route leads along rarely frequented local and paved roads. The most challenging sections are a short uphill road leading to the border Blechnárka Mountain Pass and a strech from Becherov to Ondavky, where the surface is rocky and difficult to ride on.
Wine bicycle route
We can start the bicycle trip in the town of Gorlice. From the town, we head towards Sękowa and turn left in Siary in the direction of Owczary Dolne. On rarely frequented local and paved roads we wander to the areas of a former commercial route along which wine was shipped to Poland from the South. There are three relatively high hills on the route. In Slovakia, in the section between Zborov and Dlhá Lúka (ca. 4 km), the route leads temporarily along a 1st class road. In the village, it joins a bicycle route on the right side of the road, and, subsequently, the path to Bardejov.
Transborder bicycle route
We recommend planning this challenging route with a night's rest. It reflects the Polish-Slovak border in its whole length, in direct contact with nature in sparsely populated areas of Low Beskids. We begin in the town of Muszyna, then turn to the left before the village of Powroźnik in the direction of Tylicz. The route leads mostly on rarely frequented asphalt roads, as well as paved roads. The trail ends in the village of Ozenna, where it passes the border crossing point Nižná Polianka on its way to Slovakia. In the village of Cigľa, it joins the international Carpathian Bicycle Route.
Newly constructed bicycle path begins at the end of the town of Spišská Belá in the direction of Ždiar, and leads along route no. 67 all along. Gentle hills and smooth asphalt surface ensure perfect conditions for families with small children or amateur cyclists. The bicycle route leads to the Tatranská Kotlina settlement, where cycling may be combined with sightseeing in the unique Belianska Cave.
The bicycle route leads through the area of northern Spiš, the forests of Spišská Magura and the Pieniny National Park with beautiful panoramic views on the High Tatras. The bicycle route beginns ca. 1 km behind the village of Ždiar Strednica, where a forest path springs on the right. The exit from the main road is located behind an information panel standing near the junction. Renovated asphalt forest road leads us to the village of Osturňa, where a road sign saying "Łapszanka" directs cyclists towards the border crossing point. The beauty of the surrounding nature adds splendour to the path leading to the mountain pass. Having passed the border crossing point, we turn left in accordance with the local signs. Local roads with little traffic lead us to Jurgów, which is located less than two kilometres from the border with Slovakia and the settlement of Podspády.
Through the villages at the foot of the Tatra
A beautiful route for cyclists who value scenic nature and tranquility of countryside. We depart from the Polish town of Niedzica situated at the Czorsztyńskie Lake. We move along local, rarely frequented roads. Behind the village of Kacwin, we may marvel at the wonderful panorama of the High Tatras, which seem to be so close, almost within our reach. An unhardened field path leads to the national border; therefore, cyclists need to be prepared for mud after downpurs. We cross the border next to a grocer's in Veľka Franková. At the junction, we enter a green bicycle trail that leads to Osturňa. From there on, we take a forest path (a road sign shows the direction of "Łapszanka") back to the national border through the Pieniny National Park. After almost ten kilometres we are back in Poland. We ride along local roads to the village of Łapsze Niżne, which is situated close to the starting point in Niedzica.
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