Prague – Dresden Cycling Holiday

This self guided cycling tour from Prague to Dresden in Germany is impressive. Start in the historic city of Prague and journey through to the beautiful city of Dresden. Enjoy the stunning countryside views as you travel from city to city by bicycle.

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  • Comfort: Mixed
  • Start/Finish: Prague / Dresden
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  • Duration: 8 Days
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This tour has an eight day, seven night itinerary.

Day 1: Individual arrival in Prague 

Check-in to the hotel, then go and explore the "Paris of the Central Europe" or just relax.

Day 2: 'Prague by Bike'
A guided tour, led by Prague natives, who truly love the city and can reveal much more than any travel book.  All safely by bike using the system of well-marked cycle trails which allow you to visit most of the historical and culture highlights while largely avoiding traffic.  Finish the ride with a mug of good beer in an carefully chosen bar.

Day 3 Prague to Mělník

Leave Prague and peek into the elegantly restored Trója Chateau with its royal gardens before rolling under the rock cliffs of the Prague basin.  The route passes Chateau Nelahozeves with its sgraffito (this is a form of decoration made by scratching through a surface to reveal a lower layer of a contrasting colour, typically done in plaster or stucco on walls, or in slip on ceramics before firing) from the Renaissance era.  Feel free to enter the courtyard and admire the architecture and pay attention to the small house in the shadow of the castle, the birthplace of composer Antonín Dvořák. From Nelahozeves, it is only a short ride to Chateau Veltrusy and its Romantic era park.  Take time to meander through the hidden statues and monuments of the wooded park, or continue along the main path towards Hořín, whose water lock is a technical and architectural landmark of the late 19th-century.  Finish the first day of biking with a glass of wine, since this whole region is one of the centres of Czech wine-growing.
Distance: 53 km (32,5 miles)

Day 4: Mělník to Litoměřice

Cycle off through the most fertile part of the Czech Republic, the Elbe lowlands (Polabská nížina region) or Czech Garden. For most of the day the volcanic cone Říp will be in sight, this is a hill where the mythical arrival of Slavs into the Bohemian (Czech) Lands occurred. Pause to watch local champions working out on rowboats in the Račice sports facility before pedaling into one of the oldest cities in the Czech Republic, Roudnice, an ideal place for a pleasant lunch. From Roudnice it is a short bike ride to the Romanensque monastery in Doksany and further on to the impressive 18th-century fortress of Terezín. Unfortunately, nowadays it is very well-known as a Jewish concentration camp during the Second World War, bearing witness to the dark side of the 20th-century. But a happier end to the day can be found just across the river in the regional capital town of Litoměřice, and an overnight stay.
Distance: 52 km (32, miles)

Day 5: Litoměřice to Děčín

Head towards the romantic region of the Czech Central Mountains. This ancient volcanic region rises high around the river valley route, medieval castles looming over visitors from the narrow peaks of extinct cones.  But we will use the ancient trade route along the river Labe connecting the Czech and Saxon Kingdoms. Enter the Czech Central Mountains by the symbolically named Porta Bohemica. From here, continue to nearby Žernoseky, a village known for its wine-growing and Baroque chateau. The next landmark is more modern, the Masaryk flood-gates, followed by the ancient ruins of Střekov Castle majestically rising above the City of Ústí. In Ústí, admire the most off-centre tower north of the Alps. The incline of the tower was caused due to a heavy bombing raid at the end of World War II.  Further along, Velké Březno Castle is a fine testimonial of Empire architecture in the Czech Lands. Today's bike route ends in a city of Děčín, dominated visually by a chateau high above on a rocky perch.
Distance: 52 km (32,5 miles)

Day 6: Děčín to Bad Schandau

The bike path today is lined by amazing sandstone cliffs and pillars, can this really be the lowest point of the Czech Republic? After arriving at Hřensko there will be a break from the bikes to make a short crossing through the picturesque landscape of the Czech and Saxon Switzerland National Park and can dedicate the rest of the day to hiking through this exquisite terrain. There are a couple of options here, a hike up to the largest natural arch in Central Europe, Pravčická brána (Gate of Pravčice) with a wonderful view of the surrounding area or a relaxed stroll and gondola ride through an untouched part of the Kamenice River valley.  A third option would be to combine these two hikes into one trip.
Distance: Bike Ride 25 km (9,5 miles), Hiking 5 - 15 km (3 - 9 miles) 


Day 7: Bad Schandau - Dresden

On the last full day of biking it is only a short ride to the impregnable fortress of Königstein that guarded a very important trade route. Continue on a lovely bike path and then use a small ferry to cross the wide and powerful river Elbe. In Bastei there are great views combining the natural beauty of the local sandstone and medieval castle ruins. The system of fortresses and castles built by Saxon kings have merited inclusion into the UNESCO World Heritage list.  After a fulfilling day among culture and nature, end the day in bustling Dresden.
Distance: 40 km (30 miles)

Day 8 Dresden and individual departure

Spend the last hours of exploring Dresden. Admire the beauty of the imposing Royal Palace, the Opera building or the symbol of this city, the Frauenkirche Church.
If you so desire, we can extend your stay.

Key Details:

  • Eight day, seven night itinerary.
  • This tour will start in Prague and end in Dresden.

There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your cycling holiday in Germany including:

  • The City of Prague
  • The City of Dresden
  • Spa town of Bad Schandau
  • Chateau Nelahozeves with its sgraffito
  • Žernoseky, a village known for its wine-growing and Baroque chateau
  • Picturesque landscape of the Czech and Saxon Switzerland National Park
  • Gondola ride through an untouched part of the Kamenice River valley

Getting to Germany:

By Rail/Bus – There are a number of public transport operating in Germany.

By Car – Germany can be reached by car via ferry and well-maintained motorways.

By Air – There are a number of flights available to Germany and a number of airports including Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin Airport.

For more information on getting to Germany please visit the German Tourism website.

Included
  • Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
  • Welcome Briefing
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Fully comprehensive tour pack
  • Emergency Telephone Assistance
Excluded
  • Meals
  • Any visitor taxes
  • Transport to Prague and from Dresden

This tour has an eight day, seven night itinerary.

Day 1: Individual arrival in Prague 

Check-in to the hotel, then go and explore the "Paris of the Central Europe" or just relax.

Day 2: 'Prague by Bike'
A guided tour, led by Prague natives, who truly love the city and can reveal much more than any travel book.  All safely by bike using the system of well-marked cycle trails which allow you to visit most of the historical and culture highlights while largely avoiding traffic.  Finish the ride with a mug of good beer in an carefully chosen bar.

Day 3 Prague to Mělník

Leave Prague and peek into the elegantly restored Trója Chateau with its royal gardens before rolling under the rock cliffs of the Prague basin.  The route passes Chateau Nelahozeves with its sgraffito (this is a form of decoration made by scratching through a surface to reveal a lower layer of a contrasting colour, typically done in plaster or stucco on walls, or in slip on ceramics before firing) from the Renaissance era.  Feel free to enter the courtyard and admire the architecture and pay attention to the small house in the shadow of the castle, the birthplace of composer Antonín Dvořák. From Nelahozeves, it is only a short ride to Chateau Veltrusy and its Romantic era park.  Take time to meander through the hidden statues and monuments of the wooded park, or continue along the main path towards Hořín, whose water lock is a technical and architectural landmark of the late 19th-century.  Finish the first day of biking with a glass of wine, since this whole region is one of the centres of Czech wine-growing.
Distance: 53 km (32,5 miles)

Day 4: Mělník to Litoměřice

Cycle off through the most fertile part of the Czech Republic, the Elbe lowlands (Polabská nížina region) or Czech Garden. For most of the day the volcanic cone Říp will be in sight, this is a hill where the mythical arrival of Slavs into the Bohemian (Czech) Lands occurred. Pause to watch local champions working out on rowboats in the Račice sports facility before pedaling into one of the oldest cities in the Czech Republic, Roudnice, an ideal place for a pleasant lunch. From Roudnice it is a short bike ride to the Romanensque monastery in Doksany and further on to the impressive 18th-century fortress of Terezín. Unfortunately, nowadays it is very well-known as a Jewish concentration camp during the Second World War, bearing witness to the dark side of the 20th-century. But a happier end to the day can be found just across the river in the regional capital town of Litoměřice, and an overnight stay.
Distance: 52 km (32, miles)

Day 5: Litoměřice to Děčín

Head towards the romantic region of the Czech Central Mountains. This ancient volcanic region rises high around the river valley route, medieval castles looming over visitors from the narrow peaks of extinct cones.  But we will use the ancient trade route along the river Labe connecting the Czech and Saxon Kingdoms. Enter the Czech Central Mountains by the symbolically named Porta Bohemica. From here, continue to nearby Žernoseky, a village known for its wine-growing and Baroque chateau. The next landmark is more modern, the Masaryk flood-gates, followed by the ancient ruins of Střekov Castle majestically rising above the City of Ústí. In Ústí, admire the most off-centre tower north of the Alps. The incline of the tower was caused due to a heavy bombing raid at the end of World War II.  Further along, Velké Březno Castle is a fine testimonial of Empire architecture in the Czech Lands. Today's bike route ends in a city of Děčín, dominated visually by a chateau high above on a rocky perch.
Distance: 52 km (32,5 miles)

Day 6: Děčín to Bad Schandau

The bike path today is lined by amazing sandstone cliffs and pillars, can this really be the lowest point of the Czech Republic? After arriving at Hřensko there will be a break from the bikes to make a short crossing through the picturesque landscape of the Czech and Saxon Switzerland National Park and can dedicate the rest of the day to hiking through this exquisite terrain. There are a couple of options here, a hike up to the largest natural arch in Central Europe, Pravčická brána (Gate of Pravčice) with a wonderful view of the surrounding area or a relaxed stroll and gondola ride through an untouched part of the Kamenice River valley.  A third option would be to combine these two hikes into one trip.
Distance: Bike Ride 25 km (9,5 miles), Hiking 5 - 15 km (3 - 9 miles) 


Day 7: Bad Schandau - Dresden

On the last full day of biking it is only a short ride to the impregnable fortress of Königstein that guarded a very important trade route. Continue on a lovely bike path and then use a small ferry to cross the wide and powerful river Elbe. In Bastei there are great views combining the natural beauty of the local sandstone and medieval castle ruins. The system of fortresses and castles built by Saxon kings have merited inclusion into the UNESCO World Heritage list.  After a fulfilling day among culture and nature, end the day in bustling Dresden.
Distance: 40 km (30 miles)

Day 8 Dresden and individual departure

Spend the last hours of exploring Dresden. Admire the beauty of the imposing Royal Palace, the Opera building or the symbol of this city, the Frauenkirche Church.
If you so desire, we can extend your stay.

Key Details:

  • Eight day, seven night itinerary.
  • This tour will start in Prague and end in Dresden.

There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your cycling holiday in Germany including:

  • The City of Prague
  • The City of Dresden
  • Spa town of Bad Schandau
  • Chateau Nelahozeves with its sgraffito
  • Žernoseky, a village known for its wine-growing and Baroque chateau
  • Picturesque landscape of the Czech and Saxon Switzerland National Park
  • Gondola ride through an untouched part of the Kamenice River valley

Getting to Germany:

By Rail/Bus – There are a number of public transport operating in Germany.

By Car – Germany can be reached by car via ferry and well-maintained motorways.

By Air – There are a number of flights available to Germany and a number of airports including Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin Airport.

For more information on getting to Germany please visit the German Tourism website.

Included
  • Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
  • Welcome Briefing
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Fully comprehensive tour pack
  • Emergency Telephone Assistance
Excluded
  • Meals
  • Any visitor taxes
  • Transport to Prague and from Dresden
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