ELBE RIVER TOUR from Prague to Dresden

Bike Tour along Vltava & Elbe rivers from Czech Republic to Germany
Reservation

SELF-GUIDED BIKE TRIP along Elbe river
from Prague to Dresden, 230 km/145 miles (Apr - Oct)

Explore the beautiful valley of Vltava and Elbe rivers on the biking holiday from Prague to the romantic city Dresden in southern Germany.

The Prague - Dresden bike trip is one of our favorite and most popular bike trips along the Elbe river. You will have a unique cultural and historical adventure while cycling through the amazing countryside along the Vltava & Elbe river, passing through peaceful Czech & German towns. We will help you with route planning incl. physical & digital cycling map with routes. We can also organize bike delivery or pickup services & daily luggage transfers. Our specially designed essential, classic, and premium packages ensure you will have everything you need for your trip.

SELF-GUIDED BIKE TOUR OPTION: Essential, Classic, Premium

ESSENTIAL PACKAGE - Includes all the basic essentials you'll need for your trip. Perfect for independent travellers. You can take direct train with bicycle from Dresden to Prague.
CLASSIC PACKAGE - Includes all the essentials plus bike pick up service from hotel in Dresden. Great for travellers who want to continue travelling from Dresden. 
PREMIUM PACKAGE - We'll organise everything for you, bike rentals, maps, daily luggage delivery between hotels, bike pick up. Ideal for those who want to travel light!

For Electric bike rent add 18 EUR / per 1 day

 

ESSENTIALS PACKAGE - Essential needs for your bike trip. Perfect for independent  travellers.

Duration
(biking days)
LevelPrice per   person        Package price includes
3-4Moderate

145 €*

  • Quality Trekking/Hybrid bike rental, lock, helmet, repair kit, bike lights
  • Bike fitting according to your size before the trip
  • Rear waterproof panniers (Ortlieb - 40 liters)
  • Self-guided tour directions with the navigation app for your smartphone &/or physical map
  • Anti-theft & anti-break bike insurance
  • Recommendations on bike-friendly hotels, pensions & campings (to make your self-booking convenient)
  • Safe storage of your belongings at our office for free up to 1 suitcase per person
  • All taxes and fees
  • not included: single supplement fee 50€
5Easy170 €
6Easy195 €

CLASSIC PACKAGE - Everything you will need from start to finish. Great for travellers who want to continue travelling from Dresden.

Duration
(biking days)
LevelPrice per  person          Includes
3-4Moderate235 €*
  • Quality Trekking/Hybrid bike rental, lock, helmet, repair kit, bike lights
  • Bike fitting according to your size before the trip
  • Rear waterproof panniers (Ortlieb - 40 liters)
  • Self-guided tour directions with the navigation app for your smartphone &/or physical map
  • Anti-theft & anti-break bike insurance
  • Recommendations on bike-friendly hotels, pensions & campings (to make your self-booking convenient)
  • Bike pick up service at the finish point*
  • Tour Guide service to take you out of Prague
  • Safe storage of your belongings at our office for free up to 1 suitcase per person
  • All taxes 
  • not included: single supplement fee 80€
5Easy260 €
6Easy285 €
 

PREMIUM PACKAGE - We will organise everything for you. Just relax and enjoy the adventure. Perfect for travellers who want to travel light.

Duration (biking days)   LevelPrice(EUR)
per person
Includes                               

3-4

Moderate365 EUR*
  • Quality Trekking/Hybrid bike rental, lock, helmet, repair kit, bike lights 
  • Bike fitting according to your size before the trip
  • Rear waterproof panniers (Ortlieb - 40 liters)
  • Self-guided tour directions with the navigation app for your smartphone &/or physical map
  • Anti-theft & anti-break bike insurance
  • Daily luggage delivery between hotels
  • Bike pick up service at the finish point*
  • Tour Guide service to take you out of Prague
  • Recommendations on bike-friendly hotels, pensions & campings (to make your self-booking convenient)
  • Safe storage of your belongings at our office for free up to 1 suitcase per person
  • All taxes 
  • not included: single supplement fee 180€
  • Minimum 1 month advance reservation required. For reservations less than 1 month additional last minute booking  fee will apply

5

Easy420 EUR*

6

Moderate475 EUR*

 * Price is based on minimum of 2 people in a group. Additional single supplement fee applies from 40-160 €.

* Bike pick up prices and luggage deliveries are based on picking up and delivery from Hotels or Penzions with 24/7 reception facilities. 

Recommended Itinerary for 3 biking days trip:

option 1 (220 km/140 miles): 

Day 1 - Prague - Roudnice nad Labem: 75 km, 

Day 2 - Roudnice nad Labem - Děčín: 75 km,

Day 3 - Děčín - Bad Schandau - Dresden: 70 km.  

 

option 2 (170 km/105 miles): 

Day 1 - Mělník - Litomerice: 50 km (van or train transfer from Prague to Melnik)

Day 2 - Litomerice - Děčín: 50 km,

Day 3 - Děčín - Bad Schandau - Dresden: 70 km. 
 

Recommended Itinerary for 4 biking days trip: 
 

option 1 (220 km/140 miles): 

Day 1 - Prague - Mělník: 50 km,

Day 2 - Mělník - Litomerice: 50 km,

Day 3 - Litomerice - Děčín: 50 km,

Day 4 - Děčín - Bad Schandau - Dresden: 70 km.

 

option 2 (170 km/105 miles): 

Day 1 - Mělník - Litomerice: 50 km, (van or train transfer from Prague to Melnik)

Day 2 - Litomerice - Děčín: 50 km, 

Day 3 - Děčín - Bad Schandau: 25 km,

Day 4 - Bad Schandau - Dresden: 45 km.

Recommended Itinerary for 5 & more biking days trip: 

option 1 (5 days, 220 km/140 miles): 

Day 1 - Prague - Mělník: 50 km, 

Day 2 - Mělník - Litomerice: 50 km, 

Day 3 - Litomerice - Děčín: 50 km, 

Day 4 - Děčín - Bad Schandau: 25 km,  

Day 5 - Bad Schandau - Dresden: 45 km.

 

option 2 (6-10 days, 495 km/310 miles): 

Day 1 - Prague - Mělník: 50 km, 

Day 2 - Mělník - Litomerice: 50 km, 

Day 3 - Litomerice - Děčín: 50 km

Day 4 - Děčín - Bad Schandau: 25 km,  

Day 5 - Bad Schandau - Dresden: 45 km

Day 6 - Dresden - Riesa: 50 km,

Day 7 - Riesa - Torgau: 50 km

Day 8 - Torgau - Lutherstadt Wittenberg: 60 km

Day 9 - Lutherstadt Wittenberg - Walternienburg: 75 km

Day 10 - Walternienburg - Magdeburg: 40 km. 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1: Arrival to Prague

We will meet at the bike shop so you that you can test your bikes and make any last minute adjustments. We will give you your maps and go over the route in more detail. We also highly recommend to use this opportunity to explore the beautiful city of Prague.

Day 2: Cycling from Prague to Melnik

Your bike adventure begins. You will bike through and out of Prague enjoying the scenic view following the Vltava river approximately 55 km towards Melnik. This small town was once part of the Austrian monarchy and is located in the Central Bohemian region. You will explore the town’s castle and church or simply relax with a beer until the evening dinner.

Day 3: Mělník to Litomerice

From Mělník you will continue along the Elbe River passing historical Czech towns. An extra possibility on this day is to visit the massive Terezin Fortress which was used as concentration camp during the World War II period. Litomerice is one of the oldest Czech towns founded around the 10th century. Here you will have opportunity to visit the beautiful cathedral and take in the atmosphere of this historic Czech town which is known for its many famous surrounding vineyards.

Day 4: Litomerice to Děčín

Begin your 50km journey from Litomerice to Děčín, follow the banks of the Elbe River entering the Gate of Bohemia ("Porto Bohemica"). This pictersque valley begins near the town of Usti nad Labem. Děčín, famous for its great rock-climbing, you can visit the castle and admire the stunning view that overlooks the Elbe river. 

Day 5: Děčín to Bad Schandau

You will ride 27 km from Děčín and along one of the most awe-inspiring bike paths through the lowest part of the Czech Republic where you feel like you are in the mountains. You will finish the day across the German border into the historic spa of Bad Schandau which lies east of the Elbe right on the edge of the Saxon Switzerland National Park.  From Děčín as you travel closer to the German border you will see the crossover between the Czech and German cultures.
There are optional activities on this day including hiking up to admire the biggest natural rock bridge in Europe, Pravcicka Gate. 

 

Day 6: Bad Schandau to Dresden

From Bad Schandau you will continue in the Elbe River to your final destination Dresden. Before your final destination you may want to visit Bastei Bridge or Konigstein Fortress! Upon arriving in Dresden you will learn that the city that has a long history, going through dramatic changes between WWII and 1989 as it has managed to regain importance as one of the cultural, educational, political and economic centres of former East Germany. Do not miss to visit the Zwinger Gallery, Virgin Mary church and the castle.

  Additional info & services
Luggage delivery from Prague to hotel in Dresden (or to other finish point).80 € / per 1 transfer / up to 6 suitcases / if combined with Classic package

Guided Bike Tour in Prague (2.5hrs)

 30 €

Electric bike rent

add  18 € / per 1 day

Additional biking days (includes bike rental, anti-theft bike insurance and panniers)add 30 € per day
Minimum 1 month advance reservation recommended.
For reservations less than 1 month additional last minute booking  fee may apply.

 

Reservation

GUIDED BIKE TOUR along Elbe river from Prague to Dresden or Dresden to Prague, 230 km/145 miles (Apr - Oct)

 

The Prague - Dresden bike trip is one of our favorite and most popular bike trips along the Elbe river. One of our experienced and local tour guides will lead you throughout your whole trip, giving you historical information about the towns throughout the trip. They will also take you to the best sightseeing spots and hidden places. Our support member will take of your luggage, hotels, dinners and will be ready to help the group on the road for any problems.

GUIDED BIKE TOUR OPTION
(number of days, daily distance and activity types are modified on request)

Tour type according to
accomodation class

Duration (days)DatesLevelPrice
Guided
Classic 3*
*5 days
(4 nights)

On request

Moderate  from 1100 EUR
Guided
Classic 3*

*6 days
(5 nights)

or

7 days
(6 nights)

On request

Moderatefrom 1300 EUR
Guided
Premium 4-5*

*6 days
(5 nights)

or

7 days
(6 nights)

On requestModeratefrom 2100 EUR

* Price is based on minimum of 4 participants in the group & depends on final individual arrangements.]

Guided Bike Trip Prague-Dresden (or Dresden-Prague) 

Included /
not included
English speaking tour guideIncluded
Support Van for bike & peopleIncluded
Accommodation Included
Breakfast and Lunch every biking day  Included
Luggage delivery between stopsIncluded
Quality Bike Rental with anti-theft & anti-break bike insuranceIncluded
Lock, helmet, bike lights, rear rack panniersIncluded
Bike fitting according to your size before the tripIncluded
Airport transfer to hotel in PragueIncluded
DinnerNot Included
Personal/Travel insuranceNot Included

Cycling Itinerary for 5 biking days trip (230 km, 145 miles): 

Day 1 - Prague - Melnik: 55 km

Day 2 - Melnik - Litomerice: 50 km

Day 3 - Litomerice - Děčín: 50 km,

Day 4 - Děčín - Bad Schandau: 25 km

Day 5 - Bad Schandau - Dresden: 50 km.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1: Arrival to Prague

On the first day you will arrive in Prague. We will meet at the bike shop so you can test your bikes and make any small adjustments for your comfort. You will meet your guides and fellow travellers and we will present the route in more detail. We also highly recommend to use this opportunity to explore the beautiful city of Prague.

Day 2: Cycling from Prague to Melnik - 55 Km

The second day of the trip your bike adventure begins. You will bike through and out of Prague enjoying the scenic view following the Vltava river approximately 50 km towards Melnik. This small town was once part of the Austrian monarchy and is located in the central Bohemian region. You will have plenty of free time to explore the town’s castle and church or simply relax with a beer until the evening dinner.

Day 3: Melnik to Litomerice - 50 km

On day three your adventure continues from Melnik to Litomerice. You will bike through these historical Czech towns and along the Elbe. An extra possibility on this day is to visit the massive Terezin Fortress which was used as concentration camp during the World War II period. Litomerice is one of the oldest Czech towns founded around the 10th century. Here you will have opportunity to visit the beautiful cathedral and take in the atmosphere of this historical Czech town.

Day 4: Litomerice to Děčín - 50 km

The fourth day of your trip will take you around 50 km from Litomerice through the romantic Czech countryside towards Děčín. We will follow the banks of the Elbe River until we reach Děčín. Here you can visit the castle and admire the stunning view that overlooks the Labe river. In Děčín as you travel closer to the German border you will see the border between the Czech and German cultures.

Day 5: Decin to Bad Schandau - 25 km

On day 5 you will ride only about 25 km from Děčín and along one of the most awe-inspiring bike paths through the lowest part of the Czech Republic where you feel like you are in the mountains. You will finish the day across the German border into the historic spa of Bad Schandau which lies east of the Elbe right on the edge of the Saxon Switzerland National Park. There are optional activities on this day including hiking up to admire the biggest natural rock bridge in Europe, Pravcicka Gate.

Day 6: Bad Schandau – Dresden - 50 km

From Bad Schandau you will continue to your final destination Dresden. As we cross the German border you will start to be able to see the differences. A city that has a long history and been through dramatical changes through the years and managed to regain importance as one of the cultural, educational, political and economic centres of Germany. We will finish our biking adventure in Dresden with an intro bike tour of the city.

Day 7: Dresden

On the last day you will have time to explore the historical city of Dresden, called The Pearl on Elbe. As the trip come to an end we will offer you different options depending on how you want to continue your trip. We can offer you a transfer back to Prague, you can continue from Dresden according to your own personal itinerary. But do not miss the famous Zwinger Gallery, renovated Virgin Mary church or the historic castle.

Reservation

PRIVATE BIKE TOUR along Elbe river

Explore the beautiful valley of Vltava and Elbe rivers on the biking holiday from Prague to the romantic city Dresden in southern Germany.

We specialize on organizing private tours from 1 to 30 people.
Please contact us for with any questions for more information at info(at)cyklustrails.com.

 

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