The ceremonial start of the 79th Tour de Pologne UCI WorldTour is planned in Kielce – the capital city of the Świętokrzyskie voivodeship known for its mining past. The stage to Lublin runs for 218.8 kilometres with about 1,500m elevation gain. The stage ends in the center of Lublin, however, before that the last uphill stretch awaits the riders and will determine the winner of the first stage.
POINTS OF INTEREST
This beautiful nature reserve is located about 2 kilometers from the center of Kiecle. The area covers about 14 ha. The central part of Kadzielnia, the Skałka Geologów (Geologists’ Rock) is under legal protection as an inanimate nature reserve. The remaining part of the area is protected within the Kielce Protected Landscape Area. This is a place with an interesting history, rich resources of animated nature and also a paradise where to spend nice time relaxing while walking among the rocks, surrounded by an enchanting scenery.
Lublin Underground Trail
Starting from the dungeons at the Crown Tribunal in Lublin center, this trail, set up in 2006, is almost 300 metres long and winds its way through the interlinked cellars of Lublin’s 16th and 17th-century townhouses with 14 exhibition rooms. These have scale models showing Lublin’s changing cityscape from the 700s to the end of the 17th century. An emotional walk through the historic old-town cellars which is also a journey in time enabling you to discover the past of the city.