Rzeszów and its surroundings

From Mielec to Baranów Sandomierski Castle

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About this route

Flat route leading through the Vistula river valley and along the edge of the forest complex between Mielec and Kolbuszowa and Nowa Dęba. Passing through vast riverside plains, agriculturally developed, it allows for a break from urban hustle and bustle. The highlight of the journey is a visit to the Baranów Sandomierski Castle, a gem of the late Renaissance.

69 km
57 m
Surface type
Asphalt: 84%
Gravel: 3%
Others: 13%
Bicycle type
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

Mielec – Baranów Sandomierski – Mielec


  • 1
    0 km

    Your starting point today will be the railway station in Mielec. Set off from it to the left, heading south, onto Głowackiego Street, and turn right onto Obrońców Pokoju Street. You will pass a cemetery, and further on the regional road no. 984, named after Stanisław Staszic here, you will pass the War Invalids' Park. Turn right onto Kilińskiego Street. You will reach the village of Złotniki, following along the Wisłoka river. You will then pass through Chrząstów and through fields to Kliszów. In the next village, Gawłuszowice, you will find a lovely wooden church dedicated to St. Wojciech in the style of wooden Gothic, with shelters on both sides of the main entrance, where pilgrims and believers from distant localities could stay overnight. Follow the regional road no. 982 straight for several kilometres. You will turn left, heading north, only in Wola Zdakowska, following the signpost to Rożniaty. Continuing on the main road, you will reach this riverside village. It is easy to forget, but the Podkarpackie region has access to Poland's largest river, the Vistula, bordering the Świętokrzyskie region along it. Following the course of the Vistula, you will cross the railway tracks by the bridge and enter Zaduszniki. This village is known as the birthplace of the father of the oil industry - Ignacy Łukasiewicz. This fact is commemorated with a suitable plaque. From Zaduszniki, you will reach Przykop. Do not turn there, go straight ahead. You will then find Dymitrów and after that Baranów Sandomierski. Most of the route at this stage will take you through fields and sparse village buildings.

  • 2
    Baranów Sandomierski
    34.6 km
    Baranów Sandomierski

    Of course, the most famous landmark of Baranów Sandomierski is the castle. This beautiful late Renaissance complex was built at the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries. A storeyed palace was erected on a rectangular plan with towers in each corner. On three sides, it is surrounded by two-storey arcaded cloisters with cross vaulting. The palace interiors hide breathtaking polychromies and stucco. Among the owners of this beautiful place were the Lubomirski, Wiśniowiecki, and Leszczyński families. Around the park, a geometric garden in the French style and a park in the Italian-English style were also established. At the foot of the castle, you will also find the interesting Museum of Polish Radio Theatre, where exhibits used to create radio broadcasts, mainly paratheatrical dramatisations, are collected. Not without reason, this museum is also referred to as the Museum of Words and Voices. Cross the bridge to enter the town centre. The Baranów market square has retained much of its Art Nouveau splendour. Surrounded by single-storey and two-storey residential and commercial buildings, it lost its commercial function and became one of the town's attractions. One cannot also overlook the Baroque church of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist. Leave the centre via Fabryczna Street and follow the regional road no. 872 heading further south. At the intersection with Dąbrowskiego Street, continue straight. In this way, you will reach Skopanie. Pass through the village, reaching Wola Baranowska. Cross this village as well, without deviating from road no. 872. It is worth stopping for a moment at the Baroque church. You will deviate from the chosen road to the right only past the village of Knapy, at the eighth pole of the 14th kilometre of regional road no. 872. From this road, turn sharply left at the end to cross the railway tracks and then turn right after them. The road will go to the left, still next to the sidings, and you will cross the small river Babulówka. At the crossroads in Zachwiejów, turn sharply to the left. You will pass a church and head southwards. Cross Piechoty and at the last intersection in the next village, Józefów, turn left and after the water stream, turn right after 300 metres. You will reach a sawmill in Pluty, which you will pass on your way to the centre of the village. At the crossroads near the factory buildings, turn right. Ahead of you is Grochowe. Enter it and follow the road, which takes you along the eastern fences, by the grove, and sometimes between its trees. At the junction past the bus stop with a shelter on the left, turn left. Then, having turned left, you will join the traffic on regional road no. 985. You can ride along the service roads adjacent to it, especially if you are travelling with children. Exit from it only on the outskirts of Mielec, following the signpost to Trześń. Cross the village and briefly enter a forest, where you will again cross route no. 985. You will arrive at Wojska Polskiego Street – turn right and continue along it, even when it turns between industrial buildings. After all, Mielec is one of Poland's aviation centres. Go straight through the large intersection where Wojska Polskiego Street becomes Stanisława Pardykuły Street. At the Dmowski roundabout, choose the third exit. Then follow Sienkiewicza Street, and later turn left onto Drzewieckiego Street. After 600 metres, you will be near the starting point.

  • 3
    63.9 km

    Your trip ends near the starting point.