San and Vistula Valley

From the sanctuary to the reservoir

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Asphalt road leading through the forest among tall coniferous trees

About this route

The route is well signposted, making this 20 km loop much easier to follow. You will ride on asphalt roads as well as dirt roads through forests and fields. You will start the tour in Leżajsk. The best place to leave your car is the car park at the Bernardine Monastery; it is free of charge. The route leads through quiet roads, without excessive car traffic. As the starting point is the Leżajsk monastery, you can visit it at the beginning or the end of the route. From here, it is also not far from the town square and the market, which is surely worth visiting and staying longer to discover the local flavours

20 km
125 m
Surface type
Asphalt: 57%
Gravel: 43%
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.

Dolina Sanu i Wisły

Feel the good current of the San and Vistula Valley!

Route details

Leżajsk - Brzóza Królewska - Leżajsk


  • 1
    0 km

    In Leżajsk, there is the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Consolation. The monastery complex includes the Basilica of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Bernardine Monastery. It is believed that the origins of the sanctuary and church were preceded by extraordinary events. According to ancient texts, the Virgin Mary and St Joseph appeared on the trunk of a felled tree on the spot where the basilica stands today. A wooden chapel stood at the site of the apparitions for some time. However, in 1610, on the initiative of the Bernardine Fathers, the first brick church was built there. Only a few years later, the building that can be admired today took its place. Its interior shows early Baroque features. What is interesting, is that it can accommodate as many as 5,000 worshippers. The most valuable element is undoubtedly the figural organ. Beautiful concerts played on this instrument are held here. Also, the ornate 17th-century main altar with an image of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is noteworthy. The sanctuary area is surrounded by a forest, in which the paths of the Leżajsk Calvary have been marked out.

    To reach the next point, follow the sign "Łańcut 45, Dynów 70" and follow the signs of the East of Poland Cycling Trail Green Velo. When you reach allotment gardens, turn left onto a paved dirt road. Follow the East of Poland Cycling Trail Green Velo signs for about 2 km, until you reach a forest, where the rest of the route awaits you. You will see a cross on your right and in about 400 m you will

    come across the signs of the blue PTTK hiking trail and the blue ATR Cycle Trail. If you want to take a rest, in 500 m there will be a suitable place for this, the MOR (Biker Service Area) point. After resting for a while, continue and turn left after 200 m. Follow the asphalt road to Brzóza Królewska.

  • 2
    Brzóza Królewska
    11.7 km
    Brzóza Królewska

    In Brzoza Królewska you can stay longer to experience the attractions of the local reservoir. In this place surrounded by forest, you can camp, rent water equipment or simply relax by the water. During the summer season, there are several refreshment points.

    Turn right 1 km past the reservoir. Return to the East of Poland Cycling Trail Green Velo, after around 1 km, you will reach the signs of the blue trail, then turn left. Then turn right after the allotments. At the final stage, follow the Green Velo trail again.

  • 3
    20 km

    The cycle trip ends at the starting point.