San and Vistula Valley

Through the popular trails of the Lower San River Valley

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Asphalt alley between trees leading to a crossroads, a sidewalk and brown leaves on the roadside, buildings and cars in the background

About this route

The fairly easy route follows popular cycling routes - The East of Poland Cycling Trail Green Velo and The Trail of the English Airmen. There are MOR (Biker service Areas) points along the route where you can rest and recuperate. You won't encounter many cars on these roads. It is a quiet route that leads through small, Podkarpackie towns. While driving, it is worth stopping at least for a while in the proposed towns to get to know their history and traditions better.

35 km
104 m
Surface type
Asphalt: 89%
Gravel: 5%
Others: 6%
Bicycle type
MTB , Gravel , Trekking
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.

Dolina Sanu i Wisły

Feel the good current of the San and Vistula Valley!

Route details

Ulanów - Rudnik nad Sanem - Kopki - Krzeszów - Bieliny - Glinianka - Dąbrówka - Ulanów


  • 1
    0 km

    Start your tour by seeing the wooden Parish Church of St. John the Baptist and St. Barbara in Ulanów, located in the town centre. Ulanów is also famous for Polish rafting and is called its capital. The raftsmen and retmani, who were responsible for transport on Polish rivers, originated from here.

    You can leave your car in one of the town’s car parks. Then go along Bielinecka and Rudnicka streets, cross the bridge over the San River and follow The East of Poland Cycling Trail Green Velo towards Rudnik nad Sanem. A short section of the road will take you along the national road no. 19.

  • 2
     Rudnik nad Sanem
    6.6 km
     Rudnik nad Sanem

    Culture and tradition present in Rudnik nad Sanem are inextricably linked with wickerwork. The family that started wickerwork in this village is the Hompesch family. The Centre of Wicker Arts was opened here in 2007, and there are numerous sculptures made of this unusual material all over the town. In Rudnik, you will also see the historic Church of the Holy Trinity and the 1920s building of the mill and power station (now the groats factory).

    Leaving the town, you can stop at the MOR point (Biker Service Area), located on the national road no. 19. Drive towards the San River; initially on an asphalt road and then on a dirt road. When you pass the historic park of the Palace of Tarnowskich family, turn left and follow the East of Poland Cycling Trail Green Velo.

  • 3
    14 km

    Here you can take a rest, for example at the MOR (Biker Service Area) point. When you reach the regional road no. 863, turn left towards Krzeszów. 

  • 4
    16.2 km

    It is worth stopping at the market square in Krzeszów at the distinctive anchor. Continue to Podolszynka Ordynacka.

  • 5
    Podolszynka Ordynacka
    17.3 km
    Podolszynka Ordynacka

    You will now be following the trail of the English Airmen - Rita. It is named after the wife of the aircraft commander, Rita Storey. The start of this trail is in the village of Tarnogóra, where an English heavy bomber went down. It ends, however, at Huta Podgórna. Here, 4 crew members of Halifax JP-224 were evacuated from the field airfield. 

    After the petrol station, turn left and drive towards Bieliny - all the way along the Rita trail.  

  • 6
    23.1 km

    Here it is worth stopping by the Sanctuary of St Wojciech. About 100 relics of Poland’s patrons, like those of Stanisław Kostka and Jan Nepomucen, are kept there.

    Head toward Wólka Bielińska. 

  • 7
    Wólka Bielińska
    25.2 km
    Wólka Bielińska

    Turn right at the fork in the road, leaving the trail of the English Airmen - Rita.

  • 8
    27.8 km

    In Glinianka, go straight ahead at the crossroads where you will see a church on your left. Turn left only at the next road junction and drive towards Dąbrówka, crossing the regional road no. 858 on the way. 

  • 9
    30.8 km

    Before the bridge over the Tanew River, turn left onto the dirt road. Go straight in the direction of Ulanów. On the way, you will pass a hotel with a restaurant called Galicja. 

  • 10
    34.3 km

    This is the end of your journey. It's a good time to stop in the centre of Ulanów for a while longer and revel in its charm.