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Prague - Dresden

Nature and culture along the rivers Vltava and Elbe

Tourmap

Route

Tour profile / level 2

Easy to moderate. You have to climb a few gradients, apart from that the route is mainly easy to cycle on the Elbe cycle path. A few roads are unpaved.

Day 1: Prague

Individual arrival.

Day 2: Prague – Melnik, approx. 58 - 70 km

Despite the first small ascent, today’s stage follows a nice trail to the heart of the Czech wine region - the town of Melnik. Just before we leave Prague, we pass the Troja Baroque Castle and we continue to the North following the bank of the Vltava River. The river cuts into the ground here, which creates very interesting rock formations and deep valleys. Visits of castles in Nelahozeves or Veltrusy are the biggest highlights of this day. We will end in an old wine town above the confluence of the rivers Vltava and Elbe – Melnik.

Day 3: Melnik – Litomerice, approx. 50 km

Today’s stage leads us through a calm Elbe region and is without significant altitude changes. This region is one of the most fertile regions in the Czech Republic. The most impressive stop on today’s stage is the massive Terezin Fortress from the turn of the 18th century, which illustrates the military architecture of that time. The seamy side of the history is the World War II period. Nazis used this place as a Jewish concentration camp. We will conclude the day in an old town and spiritual center of this region – Litomerice.

Day 4: Litomerice – Decin, approx. 52 km

Even though the Czech Middle Mountains region is very hilly, we will follow the banks of the Elbe River most of the time and hills with several old-time ruins will surround us. This former volcanic region had always been an ideal terrain for building of castles and fortresses.

Day 5: Decin – Bad Schandau, approx. 25 km

This day will be almost fully optional but always special! In the morning you can decide, whether you prefer biking or sailing to Hrensko. This border town is situated in the heart of the Czech-Saxon Switzerland NP and offers many attractive activities. It offers many hiking trails leading through the scenery of the rocky towns, the mesas, the passes, deep gorges and hillsides. Special bonus to admire is the wonder of the Pravcicka Gate, no doubt, the biggest natural rock bridge in Europe.

Day 6: Bad Schandau – Dresden, approx. 48 km

This day is packed with historical sights! Shortly from Bad Schandau we will see a scary looking Königstein Fortress and just past the curve a beautiful rock formation with a romantic rock bridge and Bastei Ruin. A couple of kilometers down the road, by the town of Pirna, we will enter the region of the Dresden Valley.

Day 7: Dresden

Individual departure or extended stay.

Services

  • 6 nights in rooms with private facilities in chosen category (guided tour just possible in cat. B hotels) 

  • Daily breakfast

  • Transportation of luggage between hotels

  • GPS files 

  • Maps and information material per room


additionally for guided tours

  • Specialized bicycle tour leader during all biking days 

  • 3 Dinners

  • Refreshments in the supporting vehicle (soft drinks, snacks, sweets, fruit) 

  • Water for bike-flasks

  • Welcome briefing on the first day 

  • Technical service on the route

Dates & Prices

Dates

Merkmale

    Season / Period
    Type
      01.04. - 31.10.24
    Category A - Individual
      01.04. - 31.10.24
    Category B - Individual
      25.05. - 31.05.24
    Guided
      22.06. - 28.06.24
    Guided
      06.07. - 12.07.24
    Guided
      27.07. - 02.08.24
    Guided
      31.08. - 06.09.24
    Guided
      21.09. - 27.09.24
    Guided

    Extras

    Discount 3rd person (in double room with 2 adults)
    Children 0 - 3,99 years -100%
    Children 4 - 11,99 years   -30%
    12 - 99 years -4%
     
    Bicycles & equipment
    21-speed-bike 76
    E-bike 150
    Childrens equipment on request
    Bike helmet 35
       
    Additional tours (bookable for individual tour)
    Bike excursion to Kalrstein Castle, daily except Mondays 76
    Tour through Prague on foot, 3h, 1-5 pax 109
    Tour through Prague on foot, 3h, from 6 pax 156
       
    Transfers (reservation required) 
    Airport Prague - Arrival hotel, 1-3/4-8  Pax, per car 53/73
    Train station Prague - Arrival hotel, 1-3/4-8  Pax, per car 44/63
    Transfer Dresden - Prague, 1-3/4-8 Pax, incl bike, per car 300/350
       
    Additional nights Cat A
    Prague/Dresden Cat A (dbl/sgl) 106/175
    Prague Cat B (dbl/sgl) 69/123
    Dresden Cat B (dbl/sgl) 75/123

    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR

    Accommodation

    Hotel samples

    Category A
    Well-chosen, modern 3-4 star hotels

    Prague: Hotel Bishops House, Golden Star
    Melnik: Hotel U Zamku
    Litomerice: U Borovičku
    Decin: Hotel Česká Koruna
    Bad Schandau: Albergo Toscana
    Dresden: Hotel am Terrassenufer


    Category B
    Predominantly well-chosen 3-star hotels and inns

    Prague: Hotel Harmony
    Melnik: Hotel U Zamku
    Litomerice: Hotel Apollon
    Decin: Hotel Česká Koruna
    Bad Schandau: Hotel Garni Sigl’s
    Dresden: Hotel Park Inn


    Note: Please be informed that these are hotel samples and therefore subject to alteration! Find Your final hotel bookings at Your hotel list after/at booking.

    Bicycle

    Bicycles with panniers

    The following bikes are available for rent:

    • 21-speed-bikes
    • E-Bikes

    Bikes including handlebar bag, lock, water bottle holder, rear rack, rear rear pannier, pump, repair kit (per 1-3 rooms), GPS (one per group when biking individually, more are possible at an extra charge.


    E-bikes | Electric bikes | Pedelecs

    With an electro bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern electro bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times

    Useful

    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Prague (PRG), Dresden (DRS)
    Airport Prague - centre of Prague: with the bus 119 to Nadrazi Veleslavin. Change to the subwayline A to the station Malostranska. approx 45 min,
    You can buy the tickets at the ticket automat.

    or by bus Airport Express (AE) from 5:30 to 22:00 to Hlavni nadrazi approx. 1h, »Airport Express Fare - 100 CZK for a one-hour use of this line only

    Hotel Cat A - Airport Dresden: With the bus 3 to Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt and then with the S2 to the airport. approx. 40min

    Hotel Cat B -  Airport Dresden: With the tram 6 right next to the hotel to trainstation Dresden Neustadt and then train to Dresden airport. approx 40min for approx. € 2,70
    You can also take a taxi. Price approx. € 30,- (approx. 15min)


    Arrival by car

    Parking: public parking, guarded (no reservation possible, to be paid on spot). Near some hotels it is also possible to park on the streets, but those spots are not guaranteed and also not guarded and it is still in paid parking zone.


    Arrival by train

    Train station: Prague (Praha hl.n.), Dresden (Hauptbahnhof)
    Train station Prague - Hotel Cat A: Subwayline A to Malostranska approx. 20min
    Train station Prague - Hotel Cat B: Subwayline C to Florenc approx. 10min

    Hotel Cat A - Train station Dresden: with the busline 7/8/9 to the station "Dresden Hauptbahnhof Nord" approx. 15min
    Hotel Cat B - Train station Dresden: with the busline 7/8 to the station "Dresden Hauptbahnhof Nord" approx. 30min


    Transfers

    from and to the airport/train station in Prague, as well as from Dresden to Prague, Prices see under "dates and prices".


    Participants

    Individual tour: min. 2 Pax, solo traveller on request
    Group tour: min. 6 Pax


    Additional information

    Local tax payable on spot (approx. € 1 - 2 per person/night). We recommend having small cash for these fees in local currency or Euros.

    Additionally bookable for individual tour:

    • Tour through Prague on foot
    • Bike excursion to Karlstein Castle

    Videos

    Travel stories

    5,1 of 6 Stars | 36
    The cycle tour was very good-we enjoyed the bike path the entire route.It was clearly marked and with the GPS and printed instructions there was no problems following along . We really enjoyed our hotels...J.B. 08/18
    5.7 31.07.2023 | Richard W. Prague - Dresden

    Warner tour Prague to Dresden

    Days 1, 2, 4 and 5 were excellent. Day 3 was disappointing because of the industrial nature of the area and some roads were too busy.
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Per-Tour information 6
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 4
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 6
    more
    5.1 12.09.2019 | Lucinda G. Prague - Dresden

    Prague to Dresden

    Bikes could have been better. My handlebar height was fixed and could not be raised. As such, I had to hunch over the whole trip and this really hurt my back and shoulders. Hotels were generally good, but would be better if they all had a small fridge ...
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 5
    • Per-Tour information 5
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 5
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 5
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 3
    • Price-performance ratio 5
    more
    4.7 28.08.2019 | Elizabeth L. Prague - Dresden

    Easy cycling on a beautiful route

    Overall: the scenery on this route is lovely, gently changes from day to day, and the route is easy to navigate and mainly flat. A very good trip! However, I have some points which might be useful to consider for future travellers. Hotels: ? the hotels ...
    • Overall satisfaction 5
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Per-Tour information 5
    • Accomodation 3
    • Board 3
    • Luggage transport 3
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 4
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 5
    • Price-performance ratio 6
    more
    4.9 19.08.2019 | Helen B. Prague - Dresden

    Prague-Dresden 2019

    The route was generally good but more industrialised than I had expected. In particular following major road and rail routes most of the way. The condition of the cycle paths was excellent. The information was largely good but I ticked average because ...
    • Overall satisfaction 5
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 5
    • Per-Tour information 3
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 5
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 3
    • On-site assistance 5
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 5
    more
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