Świętokrzyskie Mountains capital with Green Velo


distance(km) height n.m.m.
12.9 km
for beginners
Trip info:
Approximate driving time with sightseeing
240 min
Highest point
329 m
Lowest point
246 m
Świętokrzyskie Mountains and the Area
Rest Place for Cyclist by the STADION Culture and Leisure Park
Rest Place for Cyclist by the STADION Culture and Leisure Park

A trip through Kielce (13 km) is an excellent proposition for everyone who wants to visit as many attractions of the capital of the Świętokrzyskie Mountains as possible in one trip. The first kilometres will take you through the recreational area at the foot of the Posłowickie Range, and the two nature preserves will satisfy not only those who prefer resting in the lap of nature. You can visit the famous Sienkiewicza Street, which is the axis of the historical town centre, where attractions for the whole family can be found.

Discovering Kielce begins with a visit to the Culture and Recreation Park. Near the MOR (Cyclist Service Location) is a bike rental. The area also has numerous bike trails, mainly for lovers of mountain biking. The city is best seen via the Green Velo trail, and you should follow the signs and turn left. You will pass the ski slope at the top of Pierścienica Mountain. After passing through the recreational forest area (approx. 2.6 km), you will cross a bridge over the Silnica River and pass under railway tracks. At the intersection with Krakowska Street, the main trail runs to the left, and the sightseeing trail follows the link trail to the railway station. It is worth a detour Równa Street and Paderewskiego Street (no trail markings) lead to Sienkiewicza Street and a link to the Green Velo trail, which will stay with tourists until the end of the excursion. At the bridge over the Silnica, by the Jan Karski bench, turn right. Follow along the city park and the Skwer im. Szarych Szeregów, with Aleja Sław on the left. After a few dozen metres of a sharper incline, you will reach the viewing terrace with a view onto the Kadzielnia geological preserve. There is a football stadium past the square. Later the trail heads towards the “Stadion” park, where the Kielce sightseeing tour ends.


  • Kielce Stadion Leśny – 0km
  • Intersection  ul. Krakowska / ul. Jagiellońska – 3km
  • Intersection  ul. Karczówkowska (wjazd na Karczówkę)  – 4km
  • Karczówka – 5km
  • Intersection ul. Jagiellońska / ul. Grunwaldzka – 6,5km
  • Ul Równa – 7,5km
  • Intersection ul. Paderewskiego / ul. Sienkiewicza – 8km
  • Pass under pod ul. Ogrodową – 8,5km
  • Kadzielnia (view point) – 9,5km
  • Kielce Stadion Leśny  – 12,9km

Route options: Tourists with a weaker condition and those travelling with children may choose not to ride up Karczówka Mountain (route variant 2 km shorter, highest elevation: 295 m). Taking on the cobbled alley heading up the mountain is worth a try to learn about the fascinating history of the 17th century monastery and the nature that surrounds it.


  • Mostly roads adapted to bike traffic (bike paths)
  • Sections without designated bike paths surfaces: asphalt,
  • Crushed aggregate, paving stones

The route is marked:

  • Most of the route: Green Velo markings
  • From the intersection of ul. Jagiellońska and ul. Grunwaldzka urban bike path sign
  • Unmarked segment: ul Równa – ul. Paderewskiego –
  • Ul. Sienkiewicza

Tourist attractions on the route:

  • “Stadion” Culture and Recreation Park (walking and biking, recreational);
  • Karczówka Mountain (340 m elev.) with historical monastery and the Church of St Carlo Borromeo
  • Henryka Sienkiewicz Street
  • Historical city centre of Kielce, (Regional Tourist Information Centre in Kielce, ul. Sienkiewicza 29, 25-007 Kielce, phone: 41 348 00 60,, )
  • Stanisław Staszic city park
  • Aleja Sław with busts of individuals who have contributed to the culture and art of the 20th century
  •  „Kadzielnia” reserve
  • Kolporter Arena football stadium
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