Rzeszów, towns and small villages. The urban hustle and bustle of streets and quiet country roads. A region that is full of contrasts that harmonise with each other. Ideal for all those who appreciate the proximity of the city, but also the idyll of the countryside. This is where you will find cycling routes that will allow you to feel both the bustling city and quiet, secluded areas.
Diversity at the heart of Podkarpackie
Rzeszów is the capital of the Podkarpackie region and the largest city in southeastern Poland. Referred to as the "capital of innovation" and a city of students. It is associated with the Aviation Valley, cleanliness, volleyball, and speedway, as well as Tadeusz Nalepa, Tomasz Stanko or Fred Zinnemann.
It is a city where you are bound to find something for yourself. You can opt for urban activities combined with local delicacies and sightseeing, or immerse yourself in a slightly wilder area and its history.
Rzeszów and its surroundings
Taste the City
The Town Hall, the Market Square surrounded by historic houses and the entire Old Town are among the most valuable sights in Rzeszów. What else can you see here? Among others, two former synagogues, the Old and the New Town, the Lubomirski Castle - now the Regional Court, and the famous Museum of Cartoons. Another interesting attraction is the Rzeszów Cellars, an interactive Underground Tourist Route.
Nearby, you will also find many charming places ideal for a walk, 3 Maja Street, Pod Kasztanami Avenue (especially captivating in autumn) or the nearby Multimedia Fountain (offering special shows in summer). For the more active, the Rzeszów Boulevards and the area around the Lisia Góra Nature Reserve are ideal. This is where you can go jogging, cycling or rollerblading, or even organise a barbecue with friends.
Rzeszów is an excellent destination for culinary tourism. The Podkarpackie region is famous for its honey and wine production. Proziaki and fuczki are regional delicacies here. On the Market Square, you will also find many places serving delicious coffee or craft beer.
Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike (JFK)
Lubomirski Castle in Rzeszów.
3 Maja Street - one of the most important, oldest and also the most representative street in Rzeszów.
Open up to the surrounding area
The surrounding towns and villages, in addition to their tranquillity, also offer a history lesson. At the Museum of Folk Culture in Kolbuszowa, you will learn what life used to be like for the region's inhabitants. In Markowa you will visit the Ulma Family Museum of Poles Saving Jews During World War II. While exploring the region, you cannot forget about the Castle in Łańcut. It is one of the most beautiful aristocratic residences in Poland. It is famous for its residential interiors, collection of horse-drawn vehicles and vast, picturesque park.
If you are primarily interested in landscapes, you can admire them from the observation tower on Maria Magdalena Hill in Malawa (the so-called "Magdalenka"), from where, if the weather and visibility are good, you can even see the Tatra Mountains. Another way is to take a ride on the century-old narrow-gauge railway, Pogórzanin on the Przeworsk - Dynów route.
Rzeszów is a great place for cycling trips.
A real treat for cyclists
Rzeszów is located on the border of the Central Beskid Foothills and the Sandomierska Basin. The area south of the city, where open spaces, meadows, and forests predominate, will be much more appealing for all cyclists who prefer riding on hills. You may easily and swiftly exit the city in this location. Along the way, you will encounter single-family houses and small farms that are quite far apart. You will experience tranquillity on the routes, as there is little car traffic. You will find many narrow roads surrounded by fields and forests. Riding in this area will be enjoyable due to the multitude of good quality asphalt roads.
Fusion of idyllic and urban pace
Rzeszów and its surroundings are diverse areas. It is here that one moment you may be walking along the streets of the capital of Podkarpackie, and next, as a result of a spontaneous decision, go for a bike ride. You can complete a short, undemanding route even after finishing work. It only takes a few moments to replace the city noise with the sounds of nature.