Krakow During Spring

Poland-by-Bike 20-05-2024

My Last Time in Krakow was the start of a journey through Orlich National Park.

It was about time to properly explore Krakow’s at its most during spring.

Exploring Krakow During Spring

This could start with a picture of Krakow’s main square, but it will not:

Exploring Lublin by Bike
Say hi to Krakow

I started the session in the Vistula River, and explored its way…

This charming town is celebrated for its artistic vibe and stunning riverside setting, offering such panoramic views of the Vistula that inspire:

Maidanek Lublin by Bike
Vistula view in Krakow from Cricoteka

Exploring Krakow City Center

The vistula River goes all the way to Kazimierz Dolny and later to Warsaw

After a while, you can find the Wawel castle, together with a little friend…

At the heart of Krakow's lore lies a fearsome dragon, said to have guarded the majestic Krakow Castle, looming over the banks of the Vistula River. This dragon, more than just a mythical creature, is a symbol of Krakow's rich history and cultural heritage.

  • The Beast's Lair: Beneath the castle, in a deep, dark cave, the dragon made its home, striking fear into the hearts of all who dared near.
  • The Flames of Wrath: With breath like fire, it was a formidable guardian, challenging knights and adventurers who sought to claim the castle's treasures.
  • The Legend Lives On: Defeated by a clever shoemaker's trick, the dragon's legend remains etched in Krakow's history, inspiring awe and curiosity.
Maidanek Lublin by Bike
This Dragon will ‘light up’ from time to time

But its not just all about the Castle, there are more stories along Krakow

Maidanek Lublin by Bike
If you pay attention, You can find Such Mural’s in Krakow

And it won’t be long since you start to wonder about Krakow Past:

Maidanek Lublin by Bike
I could not miss such shot

Exploring Kazimierz in Krakow

Kazimierz is the Jewish district in krakow and its a living piece of history:

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View in Kazimierz, Krakow during Spring

Once you step in and enter this neighbourhood…

Resting after bikepacking
Local Bar in Kazimierz, Krakow - A Door to the Past

…You can feel how the past speaks to you

Bikepacking - Fixing Tire
Happy, Again?

How To Get to Zakrzówek From Krakow

Krakow is not only about the history, but we can find also very cool places to chill during spring or summer.

I was lucky enough to find this lake (and old mine):

Bikepacking - Fixing Tire
Krakow Zakrzówek - Very Close to City Center

And you can even walk from Krakow Center to get this kind of views of Zakrzówek


Lately, most of my bicycle trips are starting from Warsaw - How did I manage to make this trip in Krakow with the bicycle?

Well, I was lucky enough for a friend to let me his bicycle.

But you can travel with your bicycle in Polish trains very conveniently.

From Krakow to Park Ojcowski by Bicycle

Last year I made a Bike Packing weekend route starting from Krakow which passed by the Ojcowski Park.

You can use the first ~20km of the route to make your cycling trip to the Krakow’s Gate

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