Rzeszów and its surroundings

Around the Nowa Dęba training ground

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About this route

A straightforward route, both in terms of navigation and terrain elevation. You will cycle around one of the largest military training grounds in Poland, shrouded in legends of drills conducted here by consecutive draft classes. You will traverse dense forests that hide military secrets and villages that live in proximity to this place. One can feel a thrill of mystery here!

54 km
92 m
Surface type
Asphalt: 94%
Gravel: 1%
Others: 5%
Bicycle type
Road , MTB , Gravel , Trekking
Route markings
Family friendly
Map inconsistent with digital accessibility resulting from the act

Practical advices

Although this route is not demanding, it is worth preparing for it properly, so that nothing surprises you at any point. Start with the most important thing, which is your helmet. A good helmet is essential for your safety. Take care also of proper lighting, both front and rear. In addition to bike lights, equip your bike with reflectors so that you are highly visible on the road.


What else is worth taking with you on a trip? Make sure to pack a sweatshirt or a rail jacket in your backpack, in case the weather changes. It is also a good idea to bring snacks to give you energy during the trip. Protein bars or energy mousses work well.


If you plan to take visit the attractions along the route, you will need to leave your bike behind in some places. To make sure it is still there after the tour, be sure to bring a bike safety device such as a U-Lock or any bicycle lock.

Rzeszów and its surroundings


Route details

Nowa Dęba – Borek – Nowa Dęba


  • 1
    Nowa Dęba
    0 km
    Nowa Dęba

    The town of Nowa Dęba stands on the site of the village of Dęba, which has been here since the 17th century. The urban-type settlement was created in response to the demand from the Factory of Ammunition No. 3, built in the middle of the forests. The development of the nearby training ground was related to the need to test products close to their production site. The proximity to Stalowa Wola, where massive metallurgical and machine production plants were erected, including cannons, was also significant. The German forces expanded the military training centre during preparations for the attack on the Soviet Union in 1941. The town's development took place after the war, when the factories were further invested in, and the hidden forest training ground became one of the most important on Poland's military map. Exit from the bus station to the right, heading north. The national road no. 9 will lead you out of the town, but you will turn right off it after the bridge over Dęba. You will cross the fences of Alfredówka and enter the forest. After passing two ponds on the left side of the road, turn sharply right at the intersection and after 1.1 km, turn left. You will enter the embankment between fish ponds in Buda Stalowska. It is a beautiful place for observing aquatic bird life. Once you leave the ponds behind, continue straight. After a few minutes, you will reach the Klonowe hamlet of the village of Wydrza. In the village centre, turn right towards the southeast. Through the fields, take the main road. You will reach the forest's edge, along which you will get to Borek.

  • 2
    23.5 km

    Turn right by the church. Ahead of you is a vast forest with a training ground in the middle. Without turning off the asphalt road, head south. The drive through the forest is almost 10 km. Just in case, do not pick up or touch any suspicious objects that might be remnants of bullet or artillery ammunition. Remember that by resisting the urge to satisfy your curiosity, you can save your and your loved ones' lives. At the other end of the forest, you will find Stany. At the intersection past the church, turn right onto regional road no. 872. By following it, you will pass through Bojanów. In the forest past the village, continue straight, moving along the training ground's border. After crossing the railway line, you will pass Drozdów and reach the junction of national road no. 9 and regional road no. 872. Turn right onto the national road. This way, you will re-enter Nowa Dęba.

  • 3
    Nowa Dęba
    53.6 km
    Nowa Dęba

    Your trip ends near your starting point. Perhaps you would like to visit the Christmas Bauble Museum now?