Rzeszów and its surroundings

Through the Wisłok Valley and the Strzyżów Foothills

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A cyclist in a blue and black cycling outfit, helmet and glasses riding a bicycle on an asphalt road among meadows and fields, in the background trees, gray sky and a high electric pole

About this route

A simple, laid-back, sightseeing route along the Wisłok Valley and through the Strzyżów Foothills. Many kilometres of straight stretches, a clearly marked path and unmistakable landmarks, plus a low elevation and good roads are a recipe for a successful solo or family trip. Riverside, forest and countryside landscapes dominate here. Older children should be able to cope with the challenges of this route. The anthropological changes in the area namely change made by the hand of man and involving the settlement network, roads, the layout of fields and left-over forest complexes, as well as river management, can be observed. Excellent examples of human activity are the roads built into the hillsides and the regulation of the banks of once-wild rivers.

37 km
447 m
1h 40m
Surface type
Asphalt: 100%
Bicycle type
Road , MTB , Gravel , Trekking
Route markings
Family friendly
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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

Strzyżów – Nowa Wieś – Grodzisko – Strzyżów


  • 1
    0 km

    Start your trip at the market square. It is a landmark and a monument in itself. Look all around, at the large square where markets used to be held, the church in the corner and the Art nouveau residential and service buildings. Go east on Słowackiego Street, continue straight ahead, only to turn right on Solna Góra Street just before the bridge over the Wisłok River. Continue ahead, northwards, along the river bank. You can observe its tranquil course and the landscape of the valley it has carved over the millennia. As you drive along the higher bank, you can see the lower bank.

  • 2
    Nowa Wieś
    9 km
    Nowa Wieś

    At the junction in Nowa Wieś, near the primary school, keep to the right. 1 km further on, turn sharply left and follow the main road. Another change of direction will occur past the shed where you will turn left. When you reach the intersection by the forest, turn right. After a few hundred metres, you can stop at an old choleric cemetery, a testament to the plague that destroyed entire villages in the past. Then, at the bifurcation, keep to the right. This will take you to a hill with a panoramic view of the Tatra Mountains; if you are lucky and the weather is good, you should see them without difficulty. You will turn left after 2.5 km. The road will lead you along the forest up to a junction with a bus stop; turn left there. After a curve of the road in the forest thicket, you will pass a chapel and a roadside cross. Keep following the forest line. You will come to a junction with a chapel in the middle, and take the narrowest road adjacent to the bus stop. Without turning off this road, you will reach Grodzisko.

  • 3
    28 km

    You will come out next to the church; it is worth seeing the church block, reminiscent of Gothic architecture. Continue southeast, passing the school. You may also wish to turn north for a moment, where the surrounding hills offer a beautiful panoramic view of the village. Keeping on this road, you will reach Strzyżów. There are several chapels and wayside crosses along the route, and it is also worth noting the picturesque arrangement of buildings on the hillsides. 

  • 4
    36.5 km

    Your route ends at the market square in Strzyżów, at your starting point.

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