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 or vice versa, 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 an unique cultural and historical adventure while cycling through amazing countryside along the Elbe river, passing peaceful Czech & German towns. We will tip you on the best sightseeing spots and hidden places, help you with bike delivery and accommodation. 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
CLASSIC PACKAGE - Includes all the essentials plus our bike pick up service from Dresden. Great for travellers who want to continue travelling from Dresden. 
PREMIUM PACKAGE -We'll organise everything for you, bikes, maps, accomodation, bike pick up. This package covers it all! 
Ideal for those who want hassel free travel.
**Prices for Premium package are based on minimum 2 people sharing a double room.  (Additional single supplement fee applies to Classic and Premium package) 
*
Bike pick up prices and luggage deliveries are based on picking up and delivery from Hotels or Penzions with reception facilities. Additional fee applies to pick up and deliveries to apartments

ESSENTIALS PACKAGE    


Essential needs for

 your bike trip.

Perfect for

independent  travellers                            

Duration
(biking days)
LevelPrice per   person        Includes
4Moderate 155 EUR
  • Bike Rental, locks, helmet, repair kit, bike lights, rear rack panniers (40-60 liters)
  • Maps set in English
  • Anti-theft bike insurance
  • Accommodation list of hotels, penzions and camping
5Easy175 EUR
6Easy195 EUR

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
4Moderate220 EUR*
  • Bike Rental, locks, helmet, repair kit, bike lights, rear rack panniers (40-60 liters)
  • Maps set in English
  • Accommodation list of hotels, penzions and camping
  • Anti-theft bike insurance
  • Bike Delivery/ pick up
  • Tour Guide service to take you out of Prague
5Easy240 EUR*
6Easy265 EUR*
 

PREMIUM PACKAGE

We will organise everything for you.

Just relax and enjoy the adventure

Perfect for travellers who need hassle free travel

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

3* Hotels

4 Days

4 Nights

Moderate490 EUR**
  • Bike Rental, locks, helmet, repair kit, bike lights, rear rack panniers (40-60 lites)
  • Maps set in English
  • Anti-theft bike insurance
  • Bike Delivery/ pick up
  • Tour guide service out of Prague
  • Accommodation and breakfast on route

 

  • (All accommodation prices depends on rate at time of final booking and availabilty. 
  • (4-5* Accommodation depends on availability)
  • Minimum 1 month advance reservation required. For reservations less than 1 month additional last minute booking  fee will apply)

3* Hotels 

5 days

5 Nights

Easy560 EUR**

4-5* Hotels

4 Days

4 Nights

Moderate580 EUR**

4-5* Hotels

5 Days

5 Nights

Easy670 EUR**

Recommended Itinerary for 3 biking days trip:

option 1 (220 km/140 miles): 
Prague - Roudnice nad Labem: 75 km, Roudnice nad Labem - Decin: 75 km, Decin - Bad Schandau - Dresden: 70 km.  

option 2 (170 km/105 miles): Melnik - Litomerice: 50 km, Litomerice - Decin: 50 km, Decin - Bad Schandau - Dresden: 70 km. 

Recommended Itinerary for 4 biking days trip: 
 

option 1 (220 km/140 miles): Prague - Melnik: 50 km, Melnik - Litomerice: 50 km, Litomerice - Decin: 50 km, Decin - Bad Schandau - Dresden: 70 km.

option 2 (170 km/105 miles): Melnik - Litomerice: 50 km, Litomerice - Decin: 50 km, Decin - Bad Schandau: 25 km, Bad Schandau - Dresden: 45 km.

Recommended Itinerary for 5 & more biking days trip: 

option 1 (5 days, 220 km/140 miles): Prague - Melnik: 50 km, Melnik - Litomerice: 50 km, Litomerice - Decin: 50 km, Decin - Bad Schandau: 25 km,  Bad Schandau - Dresden: 45 km.

option 2 (6-10 days, 495 km/310 miles): Prague - Melnik: 50 km, Melnik - Litomerice: 50 km, Litomerice - Decin: 50 km, Decin - Bad Schandau: 25 km,  Bad Schandau - Dresden: 45 km, Dresden - Riesa: 50 km, Riesa - Torgau: 50 km, Torgau - Lutherstadt Wittenberg: 60 km, Lutherstadt Wittenberg - Walternienburg: 75 km, Walternienburg - Magdeburg: 40 km. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arrival to Prague

We will meet at the bike shop so you can test your bikes and make any last minute changes you need. We will present the route in more detail. We also highly recommend to use this opportunity to explore the beautiful city of Prague.

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 50 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.

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 historic Czech town.

Litomerice to Děčín

This day of your trip will take you around 47 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. 

Decin 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. 

 

Bad Schandau to Dresden

From Bad Schandau you will continue to your final destination Dresden. 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. Do not miss to visit the Zwinger Gallery, Virgin Mary church and the castle.

Additional info

Airport transfer to hotel in Prague

800 Kc / 30 EUR

Accommodation in Prague

from 1400 Kc / 52 EUR / per room

Luggage transfer between stops

from 900 Kc / 35 EUR / per 1 day

Bike Tour in Prague

540 Kc / 20 EUR

Electric bike rent

add 300 Kc / 11 EUR / per 1 day

Additional biking days (includes bike rental, anti- theft bike insurance and panniers)add 20 Euros / per day
Smartphone with navigation software, local phone number (sim card) and internet datas.200 Kc / 7 EUR/ per 1 day
 

 

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 favourite 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)2018  DatesLevelPrice
Guided - Premium 4/5*7 days (6 nights)

May - 6th -12th,
June   3th -9th

Aug -5th -11th
Sept -2th-8th

Moderate1100 EUR
Guided - Classic 3*7 days (6 nights)

May - 8th-14th,
Sept - 5th -11th

Aug -7th -13th
Sept -4th-10th

Moderate950 EUR

* Price is based on minimum of 4 participants.

 

 

 

 

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

Included /
not included
English speaking tour guideIncluded
Support Van for bike & peopleIncluded
Accommodation (6 nights)Included
Breakfast and Lunch every biking day  (5 days)Included
Luggage delivery beetwen stopsIncluded
Quality Bike Rental with anti-theft & anti-break bike insuranceIncluded
Lock, helmet, bike lights, rear rack panniersIncluded
Airport transfer to hotel in PragueIncluded
DinnerNot Included
Personal/Travel insuranceNot Included

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

Prague - Melnik: 55 km, Melnik - Litomerice: 50 km, Litomerice - Decin: 50 km, 
Decin - Bad Schandau: 25 km,  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 last minute changes you need. 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

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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