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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. read more

From - to: Niedzica - Kacwin-Osturňa-Jurgów

Target group: advanced

Difficulty level: sport

Length in km: 33

Elevation gain one way/back: 502/134

Surface: 82% asphalt, 18% gravel forest path

How to get there:

SK: connection with the trail in the village of Veľká Franková, trunk road no. 542, turn in Spišské Hanušovce - in the direction of Osturňa
PL: connection to the trail in Niedzica from the direction of Nowy Targ on the road no. 969 turn in Dębno - in the direction of Niedzica

Trail sign/number:

SK: green bicycle route no. 5865 from Veľká Franková to Osturňa
PL: local trail blazing, colours notwithstanding

Connection to bicycle route:

PL: Polish local areas in the commune of Łapsze Niżne, in Niedzica connection with the planned royal bicycle route to Červený Kláštor


SK: historic reserve of folk architecture in Osturňa
PL: Niedzica - Dunajec castle, ethnographic museum in Niedzica, river dam in Czorsztyn, bike taxi on the dam, castle in Czorsztyn, Kluszkowce - climbing centre, windsurfing, bobsleigh, downhill

Car park:

SK: Spišska Stará Ves,
PL: Niedzica

Train: no

Meals: PL: Niedzica, Łapsze Niżne, SK: Osturňa


SK: Osturňa, Ždiar,Veľká Franková
PL: Trypsz, Łapsze Niżne, Niedzica

Bike rental:

SK: -
PL: Niedzica, Sromowce Niżne


PL: Niedzica

Bicycle: CB

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