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Bird Service - Day Tours

Krakow, Poland
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Cycling, hiking and nature study tours. Tour company established in 1990.
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Peter E wrote a review Oct 2021
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We recently returned from our second self guided tour with Bird PL. Two years ago we took their tour in the Czech Republic. The most recent tour was in Galicia, in Poland near the border with the Ukraine. Both tours were in late September. We took the second tour because we enjoyed the first one so much and were not disappointed. We enjoyed the second tour more, because the countryside was so lovely and peaceful. The food and lodging were simpler than in the Czech Republic, but that was part of the charm. Everything was well organized, and the execution was flawless. A word should be said about self guided tours. I wouldn't do it any other way, because I like to travel at my own pace. Since I turned 73 during the latest tour, that pace is not always rapid, although I had no problem making each days distance. My experience with self guided tours ( and I have taken a few) is that you will will at some time, or times, get off the track; but since you are on a bicycle, how far off can you get before realizing that you missed a turn somewhere. You need a sense of humor and patience. Bringing a compass is also a good idea. Language was rarely an issue. There are many ways to communicate, and the people you encounter are all eager to help. The bikes were sturdy and well prepared, certainly better than the ones I have at home. The main reason for taking the second tour with Bird Pl, and for taking more in the future, was the care that the company took of us. The people in the company that we interacted with couldn't have been more helpful. I wholeheartedly recommend any of the Bird tours.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Eva R wrote a review Oct 2021
Jerusalem, Israel23 contributions10 helpful votes
Bird Cycling Service offers an extremely nice itinerary in southeastern Poland. The bikes we received were top-quality and in good repair. The maps were good and the GPS links were helpful. The countryside is beautiful and the overnights were all good, although some were better than others. My only disappointment was that we weren't warned about how few services we would find on the route, especially on Sunday but we managed and now look back on it as part of the overall adventure. Very family friendly
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Alan M wrote a review Oct 2019
Truro, Canada26 contributions6 helpful votes
In September 2019 I did two back to back tours (self guided) with Bird Services: Krakow and Dunajec cycle path and Krakow -> Tokaj -> Budapest The details and logistical information was rather late in arriving but outside of that the tours were well well organized with good maps, instructions and rental bicycles. The hotels were comfortable and well located. For the Kraków -> Tokaj tour participants should be comfortable riding on slightly busier roads at times and on their map reading skills. There are several off road sections. This is a great tour through beautiful countryside and World Heritage cities.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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oolichan wrote a review Aug 2019
Victoria, Canada159 contributions93 helpful votes
We were excited to go for a bike ride in the Czech and Polish countryside, but ended up looping around village roads for hours on end searching for what should have been a short route to the next location. The instructions were inadequate and unclear, complete with spelling errors to boot. We were dropped off at a supermarket in a village in Czech Republic and had to make our way from there to Olomouc village. The only way we ended up there eventually was a combination of luck and the help of a random local person who also just happened to be searching for the same village. The hotel we arrived at after our long day was right next to the train tracks. The window of the room actually looked out at trains. We’d informed our guide that we wanted to switch hotels after we first learned this but he said that would be “impossible”. We felt abandoned by our guide in a country where we didn’t speak the language, and were afraid it would get dark before we found our elusive destination. One of our party was beginning to show signs of heat stroke as well. We finally arrived at the hotel where we were supposed to spend the night; it took six hours to go about 25 kilometres. We informed our guide that we’d be cutting the trip short and he never replied. A week later, we still have not heard from him and don’t expect that we ever will.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Mark G wrote a review Jun 2018
Kristinehamn67 contributions21 helpful votes
Just returned from an excellent cycle trip on the beautiful Dunajec cycle route. We decided to do a self guided tour and contacted several bike hire companies but Bird service gave a very quick and professional reply. They put together a customised tour according to our requirements. We got picked up at the airport and transported to our starting point. The bikes and equipment were good and we especially liked the map printed by the company with the hotels and recommended restaurants highlighted and the different route options marked. We were positively surprised to find that the local Polish region have invested in a lot of new tarmacked cycle paths which made the cycling very enjoyable. The owner even went out of his way to help us with the rest of our holiday after the cycle trip. Can only warmly recommend this company.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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