Guided tour

Krakow: Communism Bike Tour

Krakow: Communism Bike Tour

From US$ 35.27 per person

Ride into a not so distance past of Poland's communist era on a relaxing guided bike tour. Discover the incredible monuments and buildings of Krakow with plenty of stops for photos and historical explanations from your knowledgable guide.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Ride a bike and explore Krakow with a knowledgable guide
  • Explore communistic highlights by bike including Lenin's steel mill
  • See the old military base of Ciezyny and the Church of Our Lord's Ark
  • Peddle through the Ronald Reagan square to end the tour
Full description
Experience the simple pleasures of biking along the lazy Vistula River, and through the colorful streets of Krakow on an informative communism-themed bike tour. Despite being extensive, the tour is not too strenuous and is suitable for all levels of fitness.  Start at the tour operator's shop in the city center of Krakow, and get kitted out with a bike and all necessary equipment. Ride northeast along a brand new bike path heading towards the district of Nowa Huta, which literally means 'the new mill' due to its history as a steel milling hub during the communist era.  Make your first major stop at the old airbase that divided Nowa Huta from Krakow. From there, ride along the airstrip and enter Nowa Huta from the north side. Visit the church of Our Lord's Ark, shaped like a boat that helped defy Poland's uprising against communist rule. Enter inside to marvel at the religious art mixed with relics of socialism. From there, wind your way through the labyrinth of streets sprinkled with communist housing developments before riding along a lake past Nowa Huta's recreational center. Admire the intuitive urban design of the area that made Nowa Huta an ideal example of the proletariats city. After a few minutes, arrive at Lenin's steel mill plant, that led to the creation of Nowa Huta, the city built to house its workers. Stop for lunch at a traditional milk bar still running since the times of Joseph Stalin. After this, ride through Ronald Reagan square and return to the starting point via bike path along the river.
Includes
  • Bike rental
  • Guide
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Cruising Krakow Bike and Segway Tours & Rentals, Sławkowska 6a, 31-014 Kraków, Poland

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This was a great tour, but don't think it's just an easy ride. You will ride a good distance to see a lot of the sites and it will take the entire 4 hours. However, it's worth the time. Also, remember sometimes things happen unexpectedly. My bike got a flat tire which the guide quickly fixed. Flat tires happen. However, in this case, I got a second flat tire and the guide had to have another inner tube brought out by a team member while we took our meal break. The other team member found glass inside the tire which was VERY unexpected. I've never seen it happen and I do a lot of biking. It's life, things happen, it's how they are handled which is important and this was handled very well.

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May 27, 2022

Product ID: 218883