San and Vistula Valley

Over wooden footbridges to the top of Patryja

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A cyclist riding an asphalt, winding road running through a ravine among tall, slender trees

About this route

The route runs along the valley of the San River, culminating in an ascent to Patryja. The road is quiet and recreational, but if you want to avoid the rather demanding climb to the viewpoint, you can shorten the route in Babice and head straight to Dubiecko. Two suspension footbridges over the San and multiple sacred buildings await you along the route.

33 km
395 m
Surface type
Asphalt: 85%
Gravel: 15%
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

Dubiecko - Wybrzeże - Iskań - Bachów - Babice - Skopów - Patryja -  Nienadowa Dolna - Dubiecko


  • 1
    0 km

    Dubiecko, this is where your route begins. A point worth visiting in Dubiecko is the Museum of Fossils and Minerals. 

    You can leave your car in the town centre or next to the sports field on the southern exit road. This is where the route leads. A comfortable cycle path will lead you to the footbridge over the San River in Wybrzeże.

  • 2
    1.7 km

    Cross a wooden footbridge over the San River. On the other side of the river, follow the asphalted lane for several kilometres. It will lead you first among fields, then along the edge of the forest.

  • 3
    6.7 km

    In Iskań you enter The East of Poland Cycling Trail Green Velo, which will take you to Babice. Here you will also find a MOR point (Biker Service Area).

    Turn right at the junction with a small shop. At this point, if you decide to take the shortest variant of the route, go straight ahead.

  • 4
    13.7 km

    In Bachów, you will encounter the second MOR (Biker Service Area) on the route, and just beyond it, another suspension footbridge over the San River. 

    Before entering Babice, The East of Poland Cycling Trail Green Velo turns left. If you forgo the ascent to the scenic Patryja, follow the trail to continue along the regional road no. 884 to return to Dubiecko.

  • 5
    17 km

    In this village, it is worth stopping by the Church of the Holy Trinity. Inside this church is a painting of the Lady, which is famous for its miracles. The second attraction is the wooden Greek Catholic tserkva of the Dormition of the Mother of God, built around 1840, next to which stands a well-preserved bell tower of pole construction.

    A short drive along the regional road no. 884 ends with a left turn to Skopów.

  • 6
    20 km

    Skopów is home to the former Greek Catholic Tserkva of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, which was built in 1900. At present, it is used by the Roman Catholic Church. An ascent to the lookout point on Patryja awaits you. At the crossroads, where you rejoin The East of Poland Cycling Trail Green Velo, take a left turn and ascend the 2 km to the mountain ridge. Passing a square with drilling rig equipment, you reach the scenic summit of Patryja.

  • 7
    24.9 km

    It is worth stopping at the lookout point at the top of Patryja. You can rest, admiring the beautiful scenery of the San Valley.

    Take the descent with an attractive view to return to regional road no. 884, and then to Nienadowa.

  • 8
    Nienadowa Dolna
    30.2 km
    Nienadowa Dolna

    Here, make a left turn first, then a right turn shortly after. Side roads will lead you to Dubiecko.

  • 9
    32.9 km

    This is the end of the tour. However, it is still worth stopping for a while in Dubiecko. It is a good place for a rest. The Krasickich Palace from the 18th century is a pleasant spot for rest. You can also find a restaurant and a cafe here. At the end of the tour, we recommend visiting the former Greek Catholic Tserkva of the Elevation of the Holy Cross.