Kazimierz Dolny – the Vistula embankment
The Vistula embankment of Kazimierz Dolny spreads from the quarry (in the vicinity of the ferry to Janowiec) up to the granary “Under the Crane” („Pod Żurawiem”), on the road to Puławy. This three-kilometer walking track runs on the top of the levee, out of which spreads a fine view on the Vistula Valley and on a part of Kazimierz Dolny.
Walking from the south to the north, visitors can see the Janowiec castle and the church and monastery complex of the Reformed Franciscan Church on the right bank of the river. Behind the stretch of a little estuary of the Grodarz River, a wonderful panorama of the parish church, the castle and the watchtower opens. Then, on the curve of the Vistula River, one can see granaries on Puławska Street in the distance. It is this part of the embankment which is the most often crowded with tourists who stroll, take photos or rest on the wall and feast their eyes on the marvelous view. Some of them will soon embark on one of the boats that leave the harbor for excursion trips, most often upstream, to Męćmierz, in Krowia Wyspa’s vicinity. The fleet of Kazimierz always looks splendid. Ships docking in the harbor or floating on the river are one of photographs and painters favorite motives.
The embankment has recently been expanded due to a new investment and an attraction for water sports enthusiasts – a convenient and safe harbor for yachts and canoes has been built.
Visitors can rent a canoe or a pontoon in the northern part of the embankment, vis a vis the Kazimierz Hotel, and have their equipment transported to the starting point of a canoeing trip on the Vistula River.
Canoe rental service:
tel. 793 050 550