2024
Radreise an der Elbe von Prag nach Dresden

Cycle Tour from Prague to Dresden

Through Bohemia to the Sandstone Mountains in Saxony

Prague – Mělník – Dresden

  • Prague – The Golden City
  • Elbe Sandstone Mountains
  • Dresden – Florence on the Elbe
  • Daily routes ●●○○○, altitude profile ●●○○○

Days
8

Ø km per day
45

Between the Golden City of Prague and Dresden, nicknamed the Florence of the Elbe, you cycle along the Elbe Cycle Route through the rural Bohemian hills and the bizarre formations of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. First you follow the Vltava from Prague to Mělník, where the Czech Republic's longest river flows into the Elbe. The atmosphere in the vibrant and culturally historic cities at the beginning and end of your trip forms the ideal contrast to your cycle tour, which takes you through impressive landscapes and to numerous baroque towns and castles. The cycle tour along the Elbe from Prague to Dresden could not be more varied.

Itinerary

  • Booking code
    NO-ELPD7
  • Start / Destination
    Prague / Dresden
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 225 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 25 and 55 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
Cycle Tour from Prague to Dresden

Day 1: Individual arrival in Prague

Enjoy the international flair of the Golden City. Simply wander through the streets and be delighted by the Art Nouveau architecture style. The castle in Prague and Wenceslas Square give you a glimpse of styles from older as well as from more modern eras of history. A large number of museums are waiting to be explored. Reserved rental bicycles are parked at the hotel ready for you.

 

Wenceslas Square, Prague

Wenceslas Square, Prague

Day 2: Stay in Prague

The city's most well-known symbol is without doubt Charles Bridge, which leads you into the old town. You can devote your attention to the world famous architectural ensemble, or try exploring Kafka's trails in the city, or enjoy a glass of beer in one of the local taverns in the old town. Don't forget to be close to the City Hall at noon and see the Astronomical Clock in action.

Charles Bridge, Prague

Charles Bridge, Prague

Day 3: Prague – Mělník, approx. 55 km

This section follows the Elbe Cycle Route along the Vltava river, which inspired Smetana to a well-known piece of music. The rural scenes when you leave Prague are in sharp contrast to the cosmopolitan city. The pretty town of Mělník is where the Vltava and Elbe rivers merge. It is also significant in terms of the Bohemian wine-growing trade.

Mělník

Mělník | ©BLDWRK.de - Alex Kaufenstein

Day 4: Mělník – Litoměřice, approx. 50 km

The route continues, following the gentle curves of the Elbe river. Against the idyllic backdrop of the fortifications to Terezín, we are reminded of the town’s terrible past: In the Jewish part of the town and in the concentration camp tens of thousands of people were killed. In the town of Litoměřice, today’s destination, you can recover from the impressions of Terezín.

On the way to Litoměřice

On the way to Litoměřice | ©BLDWRK.de - Alex Kaufenstein

Day 5: Litoměřice – Děčín, approx. 50 km

Today you follow the Elbe Cycle Route into the hilly Bohemian countryside. At Ústí nad Labem the path takes you up an incline to Střekov Castle. Don’t be perturbed by the climb, you will be rewarded at the top with wonderful views over the Elbe valley. Particularly worthy of mention is the English Garden at Velké Březno Castle and the Baroque Gardens at Děčín Castle.

 

Střekov Castle

Střekov Castle | ©BLDWRK.de - Alex Kaufenstein

Day 6: Děčín – Pirna, approx. 45 km

Today’s section is a connection between the twinned towns of Děčín and Pirna. Soon after you leave Děčín, the Elbe begins its spectacular drop through the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Erosion has caused the soft Elbe Sandstone to weather into all kinds of fantastic shapes. The view on the Elbe valley from the Königstein Fortress is truly breathtaking. Enjoy a walk through Pirna's old town with its painted facades.

 

Bastei bridge in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains

Bastei bridge in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains | ©BLDWRK.de - Alex Kaufenstein

Day 7: Pirna – Dresden, approx. 25 km

On your way to Dresden you are going to pass Castle Pillnitz, and the old Loschwitz bridge. During the trip you can enjoy the magnificent view of the Elbe valley. Afterwards you have a lot of time to explore Dresden, since the route for today is very short. Next to the historic buildings such as Zwinger, Opera and the rebuilt Frauenkirche (Church of our Lady), the neighbourhood Neustadt is known for Dresden's modern and youth culture.

Cyclists in front of Frauenkirche, Dresden

Cyclists in front of Frauenkirche, Dresden | ©Sylvio Dittrich

Day 8: Individual departure

Your cycle tour from Prague to Dresden comes to an end after breakfast. We are happy to extend your stay if you wish.

The old town of Dresden by night

The old town of Dresden by night | ©BLDWRK.de - Alex Kaufenstein

Dates / Prices / Services

Season times and prices 2024

Arrival on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 20.04.2024 to 29.09.2024Early booking discount: -15 €

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Season A
20.04. - 28.04.
23.09. - 29.09.
from629 €
Season B
29.04. - 16.06.
16.09. - 22.09.
from679 €
Season C
17.06. - 15.09.

from719 €

All prices per person in a double room

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Services

  • 7 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* / 4* level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Dresden, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Travel documents with maps (1 x per room)
  • Service hotline (7 days, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
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Not included is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

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For our younger cyclists

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From 0 to 5 years

-100%

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From 6 to 11 years

-50%

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From 12 to 14 years

-25%

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From 15 to 17 years

-10%

All prices are per person

Applies for accommodation in rooms with 2 full-paying guests.

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Additional services

Additional bookable services

Additional fee single room

219 €

Return transfer Dresden - Prague incl. bike (Fri, Sat, Sun)

125 €

Return transfer Dresden - Prague excl. bike (Fri, Sat, Sun)

85 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Price
Dresden
 DBL

69 €

 SGL

105 €

Prague
 DBL

65 €

 SGL

99 €

All prices are per person

Rental bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
99 €
30-Gear Rental Bike
30-Gear Rental Bike
169 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
259 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 7-gear unisex bike, hub gears with coaster brake (men's bike from 1,85 m)
  • 21-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with freewheel (men's bike from 1,85 m)
  • 30-gear trapezoid bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
  • E-bike / pedelec
Fittings

Pannier, handlebar bag, odometer, air pump, repair kit

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7- / 21-gear rental bike

99 €

30-gear rental bike

169 €

E-bike / pedelec

259 €

All prices are per person

Brief info

  • Booking code
    NO-ELPD7
  • Start / Destination
    Prague / Dresden
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 225 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 25 and 55 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Parking information
    Hotel parking, cost approx. 28 € / day, alternatively public parking garages, cost approx. 16 € per day, payable on site.
    No reservation possible through Radweg Reisen.
  • Return to Prague
    Optional by minibus, departure 2 p.m., duration approx. 3 hours, must be specified when booking, limited space available.
    You can also book the transfer from Dresden to Prague before the cycle tour. This means you can continue your journey from Dresden immediately after the tour. Please specify your booking request in the online booking form in the open text field.
    Alternatively on your own by train, direct connections several times a day, duration approx. 3 hours, bike transport subject to reservation.
  • Note
    In the Czech Republic, children and teenagers under the age of 18 are required to wear a helmet.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    The trip is not suitable for people with limited mobility.
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Days
8

Ø km per day
45