Rzeszów and its surroundings

On a visit to Tadeusz Kantor

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A winding asphalt road running among green meadows, farm buildings, trees and a bright sky in the background

About this route

Despite the considerable length of the route, it is well worth putting in the effort. You will enjoy an eventful journey as you pass historical buildings along the way. Starting from Stępina, you will begin your adventure with a visit to an above-ground railway shelter, which will give you a better idea of the history of World War II and the unusual constructions built at the time. Along the way, you will be enchanted by the beauty of the scenery of the Viewing Trail of the Wiśniowa Commune. The loop will take you through villages and small towns.

35 km
601 m
Surface type
Asphalt: 67%
Gravel: 3%
Others: 30%
Bicycle type
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.

Rzeszów and its surroundings


Route details

Stępina - Chytrówka - Cieszyna - Wiśniowa - Wielopole Skrzyńskie - Brzeziny - Stępina


  • 1
    0 km

    There is free car parking next to the above-ground railway shelter in Stępina. Immediately after parking your car, you can start exploring the above-ground railway shelter. The structure belongs to the Anlage Süd complex, which served as Hitler's headquarters during World War II. You can explore the interior of the 400-m-long shelter. At some distance from it are auxiliary buildings and battle bunkers from which the main building was to be protected in case of danger. 

    After the tour, go right and after a few dozen metres go left. Then head in the direction of Chytrówka.

  • 2
    2.2 km

    At the fork in the road, turn right. Follow the blue hiking trail. You will pass two RTV towers. There you will start the descent to Wiśniowa.

  • 3
    4 km

    Following the blue trail, you already know, head towards Wiśniowa. At the junction with regional road no. 988, turn left.

  • 4
    7 km

    At the 7 km of the route, the Mycielski Palace awaits you. The original owners of the building were the Jabłonowski family, but after a fire in 1848, the property passed into the possession of the Mycielski family. Thanks to numerous reconstructions, the new owners gave the building a neo-classical style. In addition, they changed the layout of the rooms and raised the upper storey. The palace is surrounded by a large park, in which an outbuilding, the manor stables and the burial chapel can be found. In 1944, after the agrarian reform, the then-owners were evicted from the building.

    After a short stopover, it's time to continue along the blue Viewing Trail of the Wiśniowa Commune. Follow it for about 7 km. At the junction, past the Dudniacz rock, turn right and go in the direction of Wielopole Skrzyńskie.

  • 5
    Wielopole Skrzyńskie
    20.5 km
    Wielopole Skrzyńskie

    The inconspicuous building of the old vicarage houses Tadeusz Kantor's museum, the Kantorówka, Centre for Documentation and History of the Region. The building is also the artist's birthplace. Kantor was the founder of the Cricot 2 Theatre in Kraków, as well as a painter and stage designer. The museum tells the story of his family and his relationship with this small town. The interior is full of memorabilia, manuscripts and even props from T. Kantor's performances.

    To reach the next point, turn first right and then left past the church. Head towards the village of Brzeziny.

  • 6
    26 km

    The wooden church of St Nicholas in Brzeziny dates back to the 15th century. The building is an example of Gothic architecture. Inside, you will see a late Baroque main altar dating from 1700. Close to the church is the 18th-century bell tower. 

    Continue along the green hiking trail. This will take you to the hamlet of Pogwizdów. Turn right behind the shed. When you reach the junction with the yellow trail, turn right.

  • 7
    35 km

    Following the signs of the red nature trail will bring you to the starting point. This is where your tour ends.