Rzeszów and its surroundings

From Łańcut Castle to the hunting lodge in Julin

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About this route

An easy route leading through plains and low hills to the north of Łańcut. During your trip, you will explore not only nature and landscapes but also history. Think about the fact that in the places you pass through, there were once great and famous people of this world who shaped history. Although there may be no trace of them left except in human memory, the places continue to endure.

54 km
346 m
Surface type
Asphalt: 100%
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

Łańcut – Zalesie – Rakszawa – Łańcut


  • 1
    0 km

    Let us start the trip from the market square in Łańcut. It is a charming place where much of the Galician city spirit and remnants of Art Nouveau splendor have been preserved. Take a look around, especially at the building in the southeast corner, the former officer's casino from the Austro-Hungarian times and the Second Polish Republic. However, our route goes in the opposite direction – follow the sign for Sokołów Małopolski, on regional road 881. Then, turn right onto Cetnarskiego Street and take a left by the pond. Staying on the main road for about 10 minutes, you will reach the village of Krzemienica. Continuing on road 881, turn right to the north. You will know you are on the right track when you cross the railway tracks and pass under the A4 motorway. Continue straight ahead until you reach a bridge over the Wisłok River in the village of Czarna. It is a good place to stop and enjoy the view of the rapid current washing the banks covered with bushes and trees along the river. After 800 metres, you will come to a junction – stay on the left side. Beyond the village, you will enter the forest. Half a kilometre after the first trees, turn right off road 881, heading north towards Zalesie. The next 2 km will take you through a dense mixed forest. It is usually very quiet and peaceful here. Upon exiting the forest, you will reach the village of Zalesie.

  • 2
    13.2 km

    Turn right near the school in Zalesie, heading east. At the first intersection, you can turn right towards the Valley of Three Ponds – old beaver ponds located 1 km to the south. Returning to the route, ride through a small forested area to reach Węgliska. There, next to the fire station and school, make a sharp left turn. After 2.5 km, you will notice a high-voltage power line, where you should turn right. Continue straight for the next quarter-hour, following the main road, until you reach a T-shaped intersection. Turn right in the general eastward direction. After less than 2 km, you will see the first buildings of Rakszawa, but do not enter the village – make a sharp left turn. Take the narrow road through fields and groves, and you will encounter a long but not too steep climb. Ride north through this route - at the crossroads amidst fields, not far from the village buildings, turn right. Among the scattered buildings, you will reach Wydrza. Turn left at the intersection onto Julin. You will reach an intersection near the edge of the forest – turn left, and after 200 metres, turn right, entering the forest. You will recognize it by the sign indicating Julin Forestry School. Stay on the asphalt road. After less than 2 km through the forest, you will come to a sharp right turn. Continue on the asphalt road. After a while, you will pass by the wooden Hunting Lodge in Julin, which is part of a larger palace complex built at the end of the 19th century by Count Alfred Potocki. It is worth noting that Prince Francis Ferdinand of Habsburg, whose assassination in Sarajevo triggered the outbreak of World War I, used to visit there, the son of Emperor Francis Joseph I, and Rudolf (who died by suicide in Mayerling), as well as Prince George of Kent, the son of King George V of Great Britain. Continue through the forest until you reach the village of Biedaczów, where you will turn right after passing the pond, following the sign towards Rakszawa. While on the main road, you will pass through Brzóza Stadnicka and exit the village. After a short ascent, you will arrive in Rakszawa in approximately 10-15 minutes.

  • 3
    40 km

    At the intersection near the pond, turn left. Then, passing by the sports field, Primary School No. 2, the municipal office, a clinic, the church, and Primary School No. 1, you will reach the intersection near the statue of the Risen Christ. In total, you will travel over 5 km through one village! Keep to the right side and follow regional road 877. Pass through the forest to the village of Dąbrówki – cross it and cross the Wisłok River. Continuing on the same road, head south through Wola Mała. You will pass under the motorway and enter the outskirts of Łańcut. Via Podzwierzyniec and Sikorskiego streets, crossing the railway tracks, you will reach the city centre. Prepare for a steep climb towards the end, and then turn right and ride alongside the castle's fence to return to the market square.

  • 4
    54.1 km

    Your trip ends near the starting point. What will you do next? Perhaps you will visit the Castle Museum, the carriage house, the riding hall, stables, and gardens? Taking an audio-guided tour is always a good idea. Or maybe you will go to the Jewish cemetery or the Baroque church of St. Stanislaus? You can always grab a meal at one of the many pubs and restaurants in the area.