VeloDunajec

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This is the most beautiful cycle route in the Małopolska Region, leading via 7 mountain ranges, around 3 large lakes and through the gates of 7 castles. In the south, it connects with the Cycling Route Around the Tatras, between Stary Sącz and Ostrów it shares the route with EuroVelo11/VeloNatura and in Wietrzychowice, where the Dunajec flows into the Vistula, it meets the Vistula Cycle Route.

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Lenght – 237 km (partially connected with EuroVelo11/VeloNatura)

Start – Zakopane

Finish – Wietrzychowice

Proposed route of the Małopolska section including detours /  download GPX file

Please note! The route is not yet fully completed.

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Uncompleted sections - under construction or planned:

•    Krościenko-Tylmanowa (4,5 km)
•    Tylmanowa-Zabrzeż (2,5 km)
•    Wielogłowy-Czchów (30 km)
•    Wróblowice-Ostrów (25 km)

The proposed diversion is routed on normal roads with possible heavy traffic and elevations.

Route notes:
The route includes several short but steep climbs (Falsztyn, Brzyna, Dąbrowa, Rożnów, Habalina) and a few gravel and dirt sections: in Biały Dunajec (800 m), the Slovak part of the Pienińska Route through the Dunajec Gorge (10 km), the Habalina climb (200 m), and the dirt road to the bridge in Zgłobice (200 m). 

All obstructions are systematically indicated on the map below.

How to reach VeloDunajec?

By car

Places where you can comfortably switch to a bicycle and ride VeloDunajec: Zakopane, Poronin, Szaflary, Nowy Targ, Waksmund, Harklowa, Dębno, Niedzica, Kąty, Trzy Korony, Szczawnica, Krościenko, Zabrzeż, Jazowsko (MOR), Gołkowice, Stary Sącz, Bartkowa, Czchów, Zakliczyn, Ostrów, Głów (MOR), Siedliszowice, Wietrzychowice.  

By train

Due to the renovation of the railway line on the section between Krakow – Zakopane, substitute bus transport for Intercity trains will operate beginning from 10 September 2020. 

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Tourist attractions along the route

Above all, VeloDunajec route offers unforgettable views, running through the most picturesque areas of the Dunajec valley with panoramic views of the Beskids, Pieniny and Tatra Mountains. 

Attractions available directly by the route:

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Bicycle Service Points - MOR

MPR are stopping points where you can rest, take shelter from rain or wind, use seasonal portable toilets, and carry out minor bike repairs with stationary tool kits. List of MPRs along the VeloDunajec (all locations are presented on maps): Poronin ; Szaflary ; Nowy Targ ; Harklowa ; Sromowce Niżne ; Krościenko nad Dunajcem ; Tylmanowa ; Jazowsko ; Nowy Sącz ; Zakliczyn ; Glów.

Current VCR maps in PDF, edition 2021, available for download and printing (A4 format).

1.Podhale / 2. Lake Czorsztyn / 3. Beskid Sądecki / 4. Lake Rożnów and Nowy Sącz / 5. Rożnów Foothills / 6. Tarnów and The Surrounding area / 7. North-East Małopolska / 8. Ujście Jezuickie – Szczucin

Elevation profile of the route:
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