Prague to Dresden on the Elbe Cycle Path

Prague to Dresden on the Elbe Cycle Path

Prague to Dresden on the Elbe Cycle Path

Prices

From $795USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

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Highlights

Discover the beauty that stretches between Prague and Dresden on this cycle tour

Start your journey by exploring Prague's legendary architecture that earned it the nickname “the Golden City.”

Cycle through Bohemian wine country, seeing castles, old towns, and impressive churches on the way.

Visit the stunning Bastei Bridge floating amongst the bizarre rock formations of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.

Finish your holiday in the historic city of Dresden with many beautiful attractions to explore.

The Prague to Dresden on the Elbe Cycle Path takes you on a 215km journey from the golden capital of the Czech Republic to the heart of German Saxony. Starting in Prague, cycle through rural Czech Republic countryside following the Elbe River, past wineries, charming small towns, and hilltop castles.

After crossing into Germany, approach the striking Elbe Sandstone Mountains, visit the famous Bastei Bridge, and finish in Dresden, the gateway to Saxony. Each morning you'll wake up to a new adventure and enjoy a great mix of beautiful scenery, quaint villages, and culturally significant city centres. To appreciate the Czech Republic and Germany from atop a bike, this tour is a must.

Prague to Dresden on the Elbe Cycle Path Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Prague

Prague is one of the finest jewels of Europe, boasting breathtaking architecture and world-class arts and culture. Check in to your hotel and pick up your welcome package before heading out to enjoy the city for the rest of the day.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Prague
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 The Best of Prague

Prague is a historic city full of character and attractions, including the striking arches of the Charles Bridge dating back to the 14th century and the cobblestoned Old Town Square with Prague's Astronomical Clock, the oldest operating clock on the planet. Take the day to explore this beautiful city and all it has to offer.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Prague
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Prague to Melnik

Today after breakfast, begin biking along the Vlatava River to the town of Melnik, the centre of Bohemian wine production. Stop at the stately Melnik Castle perched on a hilltop, with lovely views of the Elbe and Vlatvana rivers converging below.

You’ll spend the evening in Melnik. Pro tip? Try to find some traditional Czech strawberry and cheese dumplings (jahoda knedlíky) for dessert.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Melnik
Distance
55km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Melnik to Litoměřice

The route from Melnik to Litoměřice takes you past some interesting historical sites, including the former Jewish ghetto and fortified town of Terezin. From here you continue to the colourful town of Litoměřice, which has lovely squares, churches, and chalice houses.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Litoměřice
Distance
45km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Litoměřice to Děčín

Cycling along the Elbe, you'll reach the impressive clifftop Castle Střekov and then head to Děčín. Be sure to visit the baroque masterpiece of Děčín Castle, where famous pianist Frédéric Chopin went for inspiration.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Děčín
Distance
50km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Děčín to Bad Schandau/Pirna

After crossing into Germany, you'll soon catch a glimpse of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains rising in the distance. Enjoy the scenic views of the strange landscapes on both sides of the Elbe River.

You can either overnight in the spa town of Bad Schandau or carry on to Pirna.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Bad Schandau/Pirna
Distance
21-43km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Bad Schandau/Pirna to Dresden

The final day of your cycling adventure takes you past the Königstein Fortress, one of Europe's largest hilltop fortifications, and to the stunning Bastei Bridge, which seems to float amongst the bizarre rock formations of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.

En route to Dresden, be sure to stop at the tranquil gardens of the Pillnitz Palace and Park.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Dresden
Distance
45-23km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Departure from Dresden

After checking out from the hotel you'll have the day free to explore Dresden's gorgeous cathedrals, museums, palaces, and charming old town. You can add on additional nights here or be transferred back to Prague to spend more nights there if you’re not done exploring yet.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Prague to Dresden on the Elbe Cycle Path Price and Dates

This self-guided cycling tour of the Elbe Cycle Path is run as a private tour for your group only and the price per person is fixed.

The prices below are per person:

  • Price per person staying in a single room: €975EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €750EUR
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Accommodation on Prague to Dresden on the Elbe Cycle Path

This tour is based in hotels. Hotels on this trip are 3-star and offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant. Rooms may have fireplaces or access to amenities such as hot tubs, steam rooms, or private decks to lounge on. If you prefer to upgrade to 4-star hotels, please ask us about this option.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. If you are a solo traveller or you prefer a single room, the required supplements are included in the listed prices.

Night 1-2

Hotel in Prague

Prague is the perfect ending point for your tour, and although you won’t be spending much time in your room, you’ll have a cozy place to crash after exploring.

Night 3

Hotel in Melnik

Be sure to try out the local wine produced in this region and visit the local castle.

Night 4

Hotel in Litoměřice

Litoměřice is a small but colourful town with lovely squares, churches, and chalice houses.

Night 5

Hotel in Děčín

This scenic city was built right along the riverside and is surrounded by mountains.

Night 6

Hotel in Bad Schandau/Pirna

Enjoy a night in the spa town of Bad Schandau or cycle onwards to the city of Pirna.

Night 7

Hotel in Dresden

A city full of impressive sights and Baroque architecture, Dresden has a number of castles, museums, palaces, and parks.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Prague to Dresden on the Elbe Cycle Path Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour can be added as a supplement. Tour participants can also extend their stay at any of the overnight locations along the tour route.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for your luggage from hotel to hotel is included throughout the tour. Airport transfers are not included.

Also Included

  • 1 package with maps and information per room (in English)
  • Service hotline during the walking tour

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Guide services
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Visas if required
  • Entrance fees to attractions

Optional Extras

  • Biking equipment rental:
    • Touring bike
    • E-Bike
    • Speedometer
  • Additional nights before, during, or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Additional transfers

Frequenty Asked Questions about Prague to Dresden on the Elbe Cycle Path

How hard is the Prague to Dresden on the Elbe Cycle Path tour?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. The Elbe Cycle Path is fairly flat and the majority of the path is paved and well-maintained. Participants should be comfortable cycling approximately 20-55km per day for several consecutive days, potentially with the help of an e-bike if they desire.

Can I rent a bike?

Yes, you can rent a bike during the booking process. Rental bikes are standard touring bikes or electric pedal-assist bikes.

I’ve never been on a self-guided trip! How does it work?

Self-guided travelling is not difficult! For many, it is a preferred type of travel as you are in charge of your own time and pace. You are provided all the information on which direction you need to go daily. However, self-guided travelling requires good navigation skills and those who don’t feel confident in unknown places should consider booking guided tours.

What do the rental bikes come with?

All rental bicycles are supplied with the following accessories: one cable lock with key and one waterproof pannier per bicycle, one map holder and complete tool kit per room (tool kit: inner tube, pump, puncture repair kit, tire levers, cleaning cloth, allen key). Speedometers can be rented for 5 EUR per day.

Where do I pick up/drop off the rental bike?

The rental bikes will be delivered to your hotel at 8 am on Day 1. The bike will be picked up from the last hotel when the tour finishes.

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes. If you bring your own bike, it should be a road bike suitable for the demands of the tour.

Where do I park my bike at the end of the day?

Every hotel and guesthouse along the route provides safe and secure bicycle parking.

Can I bike in the other direction, from Dresden to Prague?

Yes, this tour can be done in the opposite direction. Ask us about this option if you’d prefer it.

Are meals included on the Prague to Dresden on the Elbe Cycle Path tour?

7 breakfasts are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover cycling. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Prague to start this tour?

Fly into Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRD) and transfer to your hotel to begin this tour.

Where does the Prague to Dresden on the Elbe Cycle Path tour end?

The tour ends in Dresden when you check out of your hotel. You can fly out of Dresden Airport (DRS) or we can arrange transportation for you back to Prague.

Do I need a visa to travel to Germany or the Czech Republic?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Germany or the Czech Republic?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Germany or the Czech Republic?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Germany and Czech Republic for this tour?

The best time to travel to Prague and Dresden for this biking tour is from May to September when the weather tends to be warm and mostly clear.

AugustusTours is an established tour operator in Dresden which is well known for its customized tours for both groups and individual travellers. As an experienced incoming operator, we do not only organize city and cultural tours to the capital of Saxony and the picturesque surroundings including the enchanting vineyards of the Elbe valley. Besides classical city tour programmes, we also offer trips to the sights of the region.

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Prices

From $795USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 3/5. The Elbe Cycle Path is fairly flat and the majority of the path is paved and well-maintained. Participants should be comfortable cycling approximately 20-55km per day for several consecutive days, potentially with the help of an e-bike if they desire.


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