Kayaking on the San River

  Dynów      (+48) 506 514 999     06 Aug 2023
Start your kayaking adventures with a relaxing downriver paddle on the gorgeous San River. Undemanding and very scenic, avid wildlife spotters and bird enthusiasts will especially be in for a treat. The length of the route can be adjusted to your liking, and features extensive infrastructure for larger groups and overnight campers.


Along this calm 59km section of the San between Dynów and Krasiczyn you’ll float through farming lands, forests, and past several villages. There are plenty of places along the route to stop and get off the water for a bit, including some well-organised picnic areas with covered tables and trash bins. The towns of Słonne and Chyrzyna have campgrounds, while Słonne and Krasice have glamping/camping resorts with small wooden cabins located right on the forested shores of the river. The perfect opportunity to try an overnight kayaking trip, go the full distance to Krasiczyn and your reward is a visit to the stunning Renaissance Palace once your get your legs under you again.


Admittedly, there isn’t much between Dynów and Krasiczyn, but this adventure is about relaxing in nature, right? That said, anyone interested in the region’s Jewish community and heritage should visit the Centre for the History of Polish Jews in Dynów  (ul. Łazienna 70). A real rarity in Poland today, the centre includes a synagogue, mikveh, kosher kitchen and guestrooms, and is just metres from the riverside.

Just past Chyrzyna you can also put in at the ferry port in Babice, where you’ll discover an old overgrown cemetery and an abandoned wooden Greek Catholic church right near the river’s edge. There’s also an old manor house and park hidden in the woods 650m from the river. This is an urbex-style adventure, without the urban aspect.

Lastly, the magnificent Renaissance Palace awaits anyone who makes the trip all the way to Krasiczyn. Dating from the turn of the 16th/17th centuries, the castle features many outstanding architectural details and some simply incredible sgraffito on the exterior walls. Surrounded by a lovely park, the palace also hosts a restaurant, wine cellar and hotel, so you might even consider spending the night!

Practical Information

Start: Dynów (recommended), Słonne or Chyrzyna

Finish: Słonne, Chyrzyna or Krasiczyn (recommended)

Distance: varies from 18-59km

Duration: 1-2 days
Choose from the following stages, or plan to camp and do all three:
Dynów - Słonne: 18 km/3-5hrs
Słonne - Chyrzyna: 26km/5-7hrs
Chyrzynna - Krasiczyn: 15km/3-5hrs.

Recommended for: Groups, familes, anyone with a moderate level of fitness of almost any age.

Equipment Rental: Water Team (www.waterteam.pl; tel. (+48) 506 514 999; water.team@wp.pl) organises kayaking all along the San River from Krzemienna to Wapowice. Prices start at 100zł but depend on the route. Included is a 2-person kayak, life vest and transport to the drop-off point. 


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