Travelling through Cracow by bike

Cracow is a cyclist-friendly town. In the city center, you may find numerous biker paths and lanes for cyclists. Currently, the total number of such paths for bikers is equal to 165 km, but the majority of them is located within the city center.

Travelling through the city on a rented bike is a perfect method of visiting all the most prominent attractions of Cracow in a relatively short time.

Bike paths are separated from pavements and roads. What is more, they are frequently marked with a different color and have the recommended driving direction shown.

In our country, there is a rule saying that bikers should not ride on pavements if there is not a separate bike path on it. Polish law regulations state that if it is otherwise, cyclists should use the road together with other vehicles. However, such a solution is neither safe nor comfortable, so many people still choose to ride on pavements.

Be wary of pedestrian crossings. They are marked with a special sign. If there is no bike sign on the symbol, you should get off your bike before crossing the street.

If you travel by bike, you also have to remember that you should be properly visible to other users of the road.
Numerous cyclists, especially those driving on the roads, wear helmets. Remember that while driving on the road, you have to comply with the same traffic regulations other vehicles have to comply with.

In Poland, cyclists cannot drive their bikes after consuming alcoholic beverages.

Where can i rent a bike in Cracow?

You may rent a bike from one of private companies having their seats in the city center or take advantage of the oldest bike renting network in Poland – Wavelo (do not be afraid, the bikes themselves are very modern in nature;)

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