On this riverside bicycle tour, connecting the Czech Republic and Germany, you cycle between two European centres of cultural importance, following the Vltava and Elbe Rivers. Start by cycling to Melnik, the centre of winemaking in Bohemia. Continue by biking through fertile countryside, through Litomerice with its Gothic houses. The most impressive part of the tour is the region called Czech and Saxon Switzerland, where you bike along a steep-sided river valley with fantastic sandstone formations towering above
- Prague Castle, the largest castle complex in Europe, Prague Old Town and Jewish Quarter
- Melnik – Bohemia’s premier wine region
- World War ll memorial at Terzin
- Pravcika brana, the largest natural stone arch in Europe
- Dresden’s monuments - Zwinger Pavilion, Frauenkirche Church, Semper Opera House and Royal Palace
Day 1: Arrive Prague - “city of a thousand spires”
Day 2: Prague – Melnik (59 km)
Cycle along the Vltava River to Melnik. The splendid Renaissance palace looks out over the confluence of the Vltava and Elbe Rivers.
Day 3: Melnik – Litomerice (47 km)
Cycle from Melnik through Roudnice nad Labem and Libechov, with its Baroque chateau and gardens. Continue to the fortress of Terzin, formerly a transit camp and ghetto for Jews during WWII, and now a memorial.
Day 4: Litomerice – Decin (51 km)
Time to explore the fortifications of Litomerice and Gothic houses. Cycle along the Elbe River valley, between hills that rise high above you.
Day 5: Decin – Bad Schandau (25 km)
Cycle across the German border and through incredible sandstone formations carved by the Elbe River. Option to climb on foot up to the Pravcika brana, the largest natural stone arch in Europe.
Day 6: Bad Schandau – Dresden (45 km)
Leave the spa town of Bad Schandau and continue through marvellous sandstone formations of Saxon Switzerland to the massive fortress of Koningstein. After cycling through meadows and wetlands arrive Dresden.
Day 7: Dresden
Allow time for sightseeing in this city made famous by its porcelain.
Arrangements end. Option to combine with the tour DRESDEN TO BERLIN.
Easy with a couple of climbs, the longest is 2km.