The Low Beskid

Down the Osława Valley south of Sanok

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About this route

A fairly easy route with a few climbs, suitable even for intermediate cyclists. It leads through the rarely visited southern surroundings of Sanok. Although the town itself is known for its beautiful market square, the landmarks of the villages and small towns you will encounter along the way may surprise you. These are also places where the efforts of local historians and social activists are clearly visible, maintaining them in good condition through their own hard work.

53 km
559 m
Surface type
Asphalt: 99%
Others: 1%
Bicycle type
Road , 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.

Beskid Niski

The wildest mountains in Poland, enchanting in their beauty.

Route details

Sanok – Bukowsko – Morochów – Sanok


  • 1
    0 km

    The market square in Sanok is a beautiful place. The townhouses on the market perimeter, restored and well-maintained, are a real showcase for the town. Neoclassical or Neo-Renaissance embellishments attract and please the eye. A magnificent church towers over the town hall, although it is set back from the immediate outline of the square. Depart from it on Jagiellońska Street and follow it to the intersection beyond the Josef Svejk Bench. Via Kosciuszki Street, and then Rymanowska Street, you will pass the Mickiewicz Mound and the City Park, and then enter Krakowska Street. Turn left onto Okulickiego Street to leave the town. At the bend in the road in Sanoczek, you will find a former manor house, maintained in a Neo-Gothic style. Pass through the village and head towards Bukowsko, following the signpost. The next village is Markowce. It is worth stopping there at the manor and park located above the Sanoczek stream. The manor is partially in ruins, but traces of its former grandeur are visible. Unlike most Polish palace complexes, it is asymmetrical, which only makes it more interesting. After Markowce, you will reach Pobiedno within a few minutes. You will pass a school and continue further south, sticking to the main road until you reach Wolica, and further on to Bukowsko.

  • 2
    16.7 km

    At the main intersection of the village, head towards the Neo-Gothic church located on regional  road no. 889. Stick to this highway, exiting the village and passing another one enclosed by fences – Wola Piotrowa. Nearly 3 km through the fields will take you to the small village of Karlików. Drive straight through the only intersection, and then at the edge of a small forest, you will reach Płonna. You can stop there at the memorial of Stefan Dymiter aka "Coroco," an outstanding street musician born in this village. The ruins of the church are also a tourist attraction, especially since they are well-maintained and well-described. Exit the regional  road only at the signpost for Morochów. You will pass through Wysoczany, a tiny village consisting of a dozen or so houses, a tourist centre, and an equestrian club, and continue further to approach the edge of the Osława River. You will then continue along this road, which will run along with the twists and turns of the river. In the forests and groves, maintain silence, especially since you are in the "Osława Gorge near Mokra" Nature Reserve. The river cuts deeply into the surrounding hills. Through the village of Mokra, you will reach Morochów.

  • 3
    35.1 km

    A group of local historians led by Piotr Klai (d. 2021) has done a great deal to preserve the history of this village. In a barn next to the community centre, a small museum has been organised, recalling the peaceful and war-time history of the village, as well as its Ruthenian roots. A tourist trail called "Around Baladhory" has also been organised. Also noteworthy is the Church of the Lord's Meeting, wooden, standing on a small hill, surrounded by a stone wall. Leave the village heading north and reach Poraż. You will find a Jewish cemetery there. Follow the signpost to Zagórz, taking a sharp right onto Karpacka Street. Through Poraż, you will reach Zagórz after 5 km. It is  worth stopping there in the Baroque church – the sanctuary of Our Lady of Zagórz, Mother of New Life – with a beautiful interior, including rich altars with gold plating. Another interesting landmark are the ruins of a monastery on the Osława River, destroyed by fire in 1922 and never rebuilt despite attempts. Via regional  road no. 892, you will pass by a railway stop and turn onto national road no. 84. At the roundabout after 4 km, take the right exit, heading towards the centre of Sanok. Turn right after the buildings of the Sanok Bus Factory, and after 200 metres, turn left. You will arrive at a monument commemorating the tragedy that occurred on August 2, 1944, when dozens of people died in a rubber factory fire. Further along Dworcowa Street, you will pass the Art Nouveau railway station, and taking a slight left at the first intersection and a right at the second, you will find yourself on Jagiellońska Street. After a few minutes of driving, you will stand once again on the market square.

  • 4
    53 km

    Your trip ends near the starting point.