San and Vistula Valley

Through the San Valley to the Tserkva in Ulucz

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Three cyclists in colorful clothes riding an asphalt road surrounded by meadows with bales of hay

About this route

The route leads through the flat terrain of the San Valley, as well as through the valleys and hills of the Przemyśl Foothills. It will be a good choice for those who appreciate riding on paved roads. The entire trip runs on asphalt roads with little car traffic. You will experience a smooth ride and at the same time, you will not have to worry about peace and safety. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to visit precious monuments of sacred architecture: the Tserkvas in Siedliska and Ulucz.

This is a suggested route that combines a quiet ride with discovering the somewhat forgotten history of the San Valley.

32 km
503 m
Surface type
Asphalt: 100%
Bicycle type
Route markings
Family friendly
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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

Siedliska - Wołódź - Jabłonica Ruska - Hroszówka - Ulucz - Borownica - Jawornik Ruski - Huta Poręby - Siedliska


  • 1
    0 km

    We suggest Siedliska as a starting point. In front of the new church, there is a large car park where you can leave your car.

    In Siedliska, it is worth visiting the wooden Church of St Michael the Archangel, you will see it as soon as you leave the car park. It dates from the mid-19th century. Inside, there are elements from the church in Gdyczyna, which was demolished after the war, including a monstrance from the 19th century. The temple was originally a Greek Catholic church, but after the war, it was used by a Roman Catholic parish. Today it is no longer a place of worship.

    First head south on the road along the San Valle

  • 2
    3 km

    Wołódź is a village situated on a bend in the river. The Trzciński burial chapel has been preserved here. It is a Neo-Gothic structure from the early 20th century. It stands in the former Greek Catholic cemetery. It was founded by Franciszek Trzciński, the last owner of the local estate, who was deported to Siberia in 1939.

    Past Wołódź, the road approaches the San, and the river valley narrows noticeably here. From here, you will continue through the forest, but on a flat, asphalted surface.

  • 3
    Jabłonica Ruska
    8.4 km
    Jabłonica Ruska

    You then pass the small settlement of Jabłonica Ruska. It was a large village in the interwar period, but after World War II its inhabitants were affected by mass displacement.

  • 4
    11.6 km

    Horoszówka, located nearby, is completely deserted as a result of post-war displacement. Hidden in the forest thickets, bunkers are remnants of that period.

  • 5
    14.8 km

    Without major difficulties, going straight ahead, you will reach Ulucz. You will be led here by a row of trees, forming a beautiful oak avenue. Although the village was also affected by the war, its most valuable object survived. The wooden Church of the Ascension of the Lord.

    Picturesquely situated in a bend of the San River on Dębnik Hill, the church was built in the second half of the 17th century as part of the Basilian monastery complex. It is one of the oldest and most beautiful monuments of wooden sacral architecture in Poland. Since the post-war period, it is no longer a place of worship. It belongs to the Museum of Folk Architecture in Sanok and is open to visitors.

    Having visited the church, you leave the San Valley, heading up the Borownica stream.

  • 6
    19 km

    After leaving the forest you pass a brick church and the buildings of the village of Borowica.

  • 7
    Jawornik Ruski
    21.3 km
    Jawornik Ruski

    You reach an intersection where you turn left. From here you have a view of the surrounding hills of the Przemyśl Foothills. You pass Jawornik Ruski.

    If you want to see the local tserkva, you have to turn right (900 m one way)

  • 8
    Huta Poręby
    26.8 km
    Huta Poręby

    You will complete the final section of the route by following the East of Poland Cycling Trail Green Velo. You will descend down the Jaworniki valley through Huta Poręby. All the way to the starting point in Siedliska

  • 9
    31.5 km

    You return to the starting point on the way passing the MOR (Biker Service Area) point.