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Czech Republic – Prague to Dresden

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Homepage > Czech Republic > Czech Republic – Prague to Dresden
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Difficulty: Level 1-2
  • Tour Type: Self Guided
  • Availability: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 20th April to 29th September
  • Location: Prague
Tour Details

Welcome to Hooked on Cycling holidays and our self-guided cycling holiday in the Czech Republic and Germany. This self-guided biking vacation in the Czech Republic is a superb two-country tour from the ever-popular Prague to Dresden through beautiful scenery. This cycle tour is a great trip through Czech to Germany, two cities with long histories, a symbol of a glorious and often difficult past, and to enjoy the outstanding natural beauty. Prague, the Golden City, is a centre of pulsating urban life, full of historic monuments. On the cycle path along the rivers, Moldau (Vltava) and the Elbe passing through lovingly renovated little villages and idyllic river landscapes. Near Bad Schandau you pass the frontier to Germany. Through “Saxon Switzerland” and the interesting formations of Elbe sandstone massive you enter Dresden now restored to former glory with Zwinger and Frauenkirche.

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Price Includes

  • 7 nights bed breakfast
  • 3 star hotels
  • Luggage transfers
  • Maps & Route Book
  • GPS Files on request

Price Excludes

  • Transport before and after tour
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Hybrid Rental Bike with insurance
  • E-Bike Rental Bike with insurance
  • Visitors Tax
Trip Info

Route Characteristics

Cycling along the Elbe bike path with a few unpaved sections. There are a couple of gradients to negotiate.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Cycling that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.


Day 1Arrival at Prague on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday

Arrive at this pulsating city and start to explore. 

Day 2Prague

This day is entirely devoted to exploring the Golden City of Prague. Visit Hradschin the old King’s Palace, stroll over the famous bridge Karlsbrücke or discover the nightlife of Prague with innumerable cultural events.

Day 3Prague to  Melnik  35 miles 55 km

Today you cycle along the river Moldau. A few climbs today with lovely fast descents. Admire the mouth of Moldau and Elbe from the palace hill of Melnik. Melnik is the heart of the Bohemian wine-growing area. 

Day 4Melnik to Leitmeritz  31 miles 50km 

Today Via Roudnice you will reach the fortress Terezin. From Terezin only a few kilometres have to be covered to reach the destination of today Litomerice with its beautiful houses.

Day 5 Leitmeritz to Decin    30 miles 50 km

After only about 25 km you reach the city Usti nad Labem. On the way, you can admire the ruin of the old fortress Schreckenstein (literally meaning “horror-castle”) situated on the right bank on top of a 100 m high steep rock. In the afternoon you reach Decin.

Day 6  Decin to Pirna        28 miles 45 km

Today you cross the frontier to Germany and soon you see the first rocks of the Elbe sandstone massive. Not far now and you reach the health-spa Bad Schandau. After a look around you continue on your travels to Pirna.

Day 7Pirna to Dresden    16 miles 25 km

Cycle past bizarre rock formations on the Elbe which flows past the fortress Königstein Kingstone. Visit Europe’s biggest fortification and enjoy the spectacular view on the Elbe valley. Past castle Pillnitz you cycle on to Dresden.

Day 8Departure

Depart after breakfast.


How to get there

By plane to Prague and return by train back to Prague at the end of your tour.

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