Around the Bieszczady's lakes and rivers

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About this route

Lake Solina and Lake Myczkowce are well-known and popular points on Bieszczady maps. Your route will run around them. It will begin near the dam in Solina and lead to Myczkowce, with a short loop around the San in Zwierzyń. Along the way, you can see historical and sacred sites that are unique to the Bieszczady culture.

30 km
519 m
Surface type
Bicycle type
Road , MTB , Gravel , Trekking
Route markings
Family friendly
Map inconsistent with digital accessibility resulting from the act

Practical advices

A route with a moderate level of difficulty will allow you to test your fitness. Remember that the terrain has a huge impact on how many kilometres you can cover. Trails on flat roads are less strenuous than those on hills or mountain roads.


Planning a group trip? Match the route to the fitness of the weakest participant.


A helmet and light clothing made of breathable materials will be essential for safety and comfort on the route. Other than that, only put on the essentials. Heavy luggage will make your ride more difficult. Also, think about what you will carry the necessary items in. We suggest a backpack or panniers for your bike.


Be prepared for possible breakdowns on the route. It is a good idea to carry the most important tools for a quick fix, such as inner tubes or patches, a pump or a multi-tool. Make sure you have enough water and food, as well as navigation equipment.


Is it looking like a warm and sunny day? Remember sunscreen and sunglasses. If you are planning sightseeing or other activities along the route, a bike lock will also be very useful. Before you leave, carefully examine your route for the trip. Consider whether your skills and equipment are adequate for the level of difficulty of the route.


To feel the spirit of the Bieszczady, you simply have to go there!

Route details

Solina - Bóbrka - Orelec - Uherce Mineralne - Zwierzyń - Myczkowce OW Caritas - Bóbrka - Solina


  • 1
    0 km

    This is where your adventure begins. There are plenty of parking spaces in Solina, but it is best to leave your car near the bridge over the San River that overlooks the Solina Dam.

    Cross the San River bridge and make a left turn towards Bóbrka

  • 2
    2.3 km

    Keep in mind that the regional road no. 895 you will be travelling on may be congested. Ahead of you is an over two-kilometre gentle ascent, followed by a short descent to Orelec.

  • 3
    6.2 km

    In Orelec, it is worth stopping by the former tserkva of St Anne. It dates back to 1740. A statue of the bandit Tołhaj can be found on the other side of the road a little further on. Next to it are makeshift stocks, at which many people take a photo.

  • 4
    Uherce Mineralne
    9.3 km
    Uherce Mineralne

    Exit the bypass road in Uherce Mineralne. Continue straight ahead towards the village centre. The soaring tower of the 18th-century church can already be seen from afar. The ruins of the Herburt family's fortified manor house are nearby. It was once a well-known fortification; unfortunately, only ruins remain today, but it is worth exploring the building's fascinating history.

    You return to the Bieszczady bypass after leaving Uherce. Turn left at the crossroads with National Road 895 (there is a railway station with Rail-cycle draisines, on the right), and then turn left again after a short distance (towards Myczkowiec).

    In Uherce you will also find the Bobry Natural Reserve. It has long been the home of beavers. Very often you can see traces of their life here, such as lodges and chopped-down trees. It is a good place to get off your bike for a while and relax in nature.

    Turn right after passing the Reserve at the intersection where the road splits. After one kilometre, take the right again. Make a short loop along the San River. Continue on the asphalt road until you reach a bridge, then turn left onto a dirt road. This will lead you to a magical spring in a cave. It is not far from here to the church in Zwierzyń.

  • 5
    13.7 km

    The old brick Greek-Catholic church in Zwierzyń dates from the second half of the 18th century. A valuable Limoges cross (one of six found in Poland, the best preserved) was discovered there. The original cross is on display at the Archdiocese Museum in Przemyśl. Currently, by the stream, you can find the replica of the cross. Tourists frequently visit this location to drink miraculous water.

    Return to the intersection and head toward Myczkowce

  • 6
    17.2 km

    Another stop on the route could be the Caritas Recreation and Rehabilitation Centre. Among other things, it is home to the Centre of Ecumenical Culture. Here you can see 140 miniatures of the most interesting wooden Carpathian churches. Admission to the

    Centre costs 10 PLN for adults and 5 PLN for children. A ticket also entitles visitors to visit the Bible Garden and the Birds and Animals Exhibition of the Bieszczady forests.

    In Myczkowce you will also find a river dam. Built between 1955 and 1960, it is an alternative to the Solina Dam. The route continues along the picturesque shore of Lake Myczkowce at the base of Koziniec, whose steep slope was protected by the establishment of the Koziniec reserve.

  • 7
    27.3 km

    When you reach the regional road, turn right and head towards the starting point.

  • 8
    29.6 km

    Your cycling trip concludes at the car park where it began.