We embark on our adventure with a 15-minute briefing where we will provide you with some relevant details about this unique tour. From ancient pagan enclaves that celebrated the summer solstices, to fortresses from the 11th century where Christianity began in Poland, they are part of this beautiful route that the Vistulan River points us to areas very little frequented by visitors and tourists.
Starting from the old town, we will pass through the imposing Wawel Castle in the direction of one of the most charismatic churches in the city, witness to a tragic story that goes back to the very beginning of Krakow as the capital city of a young kingdom.
From there we will bike towards the west, along the Vistulan River. The breathtaking countryside will delight us with its various tones and aromas. Logically we will have the opportunity to stop at various points of interest to continue with some stories of considerable historical, political and social relevance. Key moments in history that marked a before and after in the future of this country throughout its turbulent past.
At the midpoint, we will take a deserved break in one of the most beautiful places of the tour to savour a delicious lemonade and admire another enigmatic monastery, inhabited by monks who coexist in almost perpetual solitude and without the possibility of interacting with the outside world.
Finally, we will have reached the jewel of the crown, the fortress-monastery of Tyniec. Located in a strategic enclave and surrounded by absolute secrecy, this fortress dating from the beginning of the 11th century dictated at some point in history the first steps towards Christianity. We will enter the church of the Benedictines, with its beautiful Romanesque frescoes. We will pass through the inner courtyard to observe in detail the disasters inflicted by wars that erased Poland from the European map for 146 years and finally take refuge in the monastery tavern to savour the culinary delights of the region.