DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
Day 1: Individual arrival in Prague.
Enjoy a stroll through the historical Old Town.
Day 2: Guided tour of Prague by bike, 5 hours – approx. 25km
At 10am, meet your guide at the hotel for tour information and rental bike fitting.
Prague has many attributes – Golden Prague, City of hundred towers, The Mother of towns, The Heart of Europe and many more. Thanks to a huge concentration of historical highlights and unique Genius Loci Prague is one the most visited cities in Europe. The history of this city is more than 1000 years, so no wonder it is since 1992 part of the UNESCO heritage list.
Lets go for a city trip visiting not only all those musts but a lot of hidden corners, places only known to locals, fantastic views the Lonely Planet doesn´t know about. As a Prague based company we have an advantage of perfect knowledge of the place which allowed us to create a unique bike tour. During just a half day you will see places that normally requires 2-3 days of walking tour!
For those who are here for the first time it is the best introduction of Prague and almost a must to do as in the morning you visit most important places by bike so that in the afternoon you have time enough to visit museums, cafés, or beer gardens by foot!
For those who come to Prague regularly, we can promise to show places they have never seen before, or just missed. Plus the view from your bike saddle – always a unique one!
In case you are deeply interested in some particular stuff (Jewish culture, parks, Art Noveau…) do not hesitate to tell us – we will tailor-make the tour just for you!
Day 3: Prague – Melnik, approx. 53 km
Cycle out of Prague this morning along the river Moldau. 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 highlights of today. We will end this stage in Melnik, an old wine town at the confluence of the Vltava and Elbe Rivers with a glass of a good wine.
Day 4: Melnik – Leitmeritz, approx. 50 km
Via Roudnice you reach the fortress of Terezin, infamously used by the Nazis to house Czech Jews before deportation. From Terezin only a few kilometres have to be covered to reach todays destination, Litomeritz with its beautiful houses.
Day 5: Leitmeritz – Decin, approx. 50 km
After only about 20 km you reach the city Usti nad Labem Aussig. Even though, this 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, many of which have unfortunately not been preserved till present times. The Strekov Castle, which was built on top of a steep rock cliff, belongs among one of the most romantic castles in the Czech Republic. After an optional more strenuous climb, we will be rewarded by a magnificent view from its walls. The final point of this stage will be the Northern Gate of the Czech Republic and the town of Decin – town with the lowest altitude in the Czech Republic..
Day 6: Decin – Bad Schandau, approx. 25 km biking, 5-15 km hiking or additional cycle trip
This day will be almost fully optional but always special! In the morning you can decide whether you prefer biking or sailing the last part of the Czech Republic – Hřensko. This border town is situated in the heart of the Czech-Saxon Switzerland National Park and offers many attractive activities. It is very good especially for hiking lovers. It offers many tourist trails leading through the scenery of 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.
You can also try sailing on the boats through the passes of Kamenice River, continue your bike tour from Prague to Dresden on one of many marked bike trails through this wonderful country, or combine a boat trip with ride through a romantic valley on a historical tram in Bad Schandau. Although it´s the lowest place of the Czech Republic, you will feel like being in the mountains all the time! After saying Good bye to the Czech Republic, cross the border to Germany just on the edge of the historic spa town of Bad Schandau.
Day 7: Bad Schandau – Dresden, approx. 43 km
This day is packed with historical sites! After leaving Bad Schandau, we will see the scary looking Königstein Fortress and just past the curve a beautiful rock formation with a romantic rock bridge and Bastei Ruin. An optional climb to this unique natural wonder is one of the highlight of this whole tour! Moreover, the effort needed for getting up to these high altitudes will be awarded by unforgettable view of surrounding panorama!
Couple of kilometers down the road, by the town of Pirna, we will enter the region of the Dresden Valley, which is under the auspices of UNESCO. There are several beautiful castles and museums of music masters, such as Karl Maria Weber or Richard Wagner, who used to compose in this area. The final destination of today’s stage is the city of Dresden.
Day 8: End of tour.
You may extend your stay or depart at leisure. Trains may be arranged from Dresden to anywhere in Europe.
RATING – Easy to Moderate
From Prague to Melnik some short ascents have to be managed, otherwise a flat easy route. Some days have reasonably long cycling distances hence the Moderate tag. Suitable for beginners and families.
AIRPORT / TRANSFERS
The nearest international airport is Prague. There are regular private shuttles into the city centre for $40 one way. A public bus/ tram combination costs only $10 one way.
GUIDED TOUR SCHEDULE & PRICE
Departure Dates 2018: Apr. 27 May 18 Jun. 8, 29 Jul. 20 Aug. 10, 31 Sep. 21
|Price per person||CAD||$1695|
|Optional Electric bike||$150|
This tour includes:
INDEPENDENT TOUR SCHEDULE & PRICE
Departure Dates: Daily departures possible from mid-April through mid-October
|Price per person||CAD||$1315|
|Optional Electro bike||$130|
|Upgrade to superior 4 star hotels and 4-course dinners||$500|
This tour includes:
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