Silhouette Dresden © Anja Upmeier
Radpause am Elberadweg in Dresden © Robert Michalk Photography
Elbschloesser am Elberadweg
Radfahrer auf dem Elberadweg in Dresden © Robert Michalk Photography
Radfahrer am Elberadweg in der Sächsischen Schweiz
Am Elberadweg in Tschechien
Zusammenfluss von Moldau und Elbe bei Melnik
Der Blick auf die Prager Altstadt
Cycling holidays: Elbe Cycle Path from Dresden to Prague (CZ)
Through untouched landscapes to the city of 100 towers
In the last couple of years, on the Czech side the Elbe cycle path has continuously been extended and developed. This allows bikers to mostly cycle on the asphalted path, rarely have to make way through any roadways.
Day 1: Individual arrival in Dresden
You arrive in the Florence of the Elbe, Dresden, which is beautifully located along the Elbe valley. Whether the famous Zwinger, the Semper Opera or the Court Church – a tour of the former royal residence by bicycle will take you past many sites.
Overnight stay in Dresden
Day 2: Dresden – Pirna/Bad Schandau (approx. 22/45 km) You will start your bicycle tour along the Elbe River Cycle Path with a first highlight of the day: take your time to stroll through the gardens of Pillnitz Palace, the former summer residence of the royal Wettin family of Saxony. The park with its numerous trees, some of which are more than 200 years old, is regarded as a significant collection of rare and precious plants. From here the journey takes you to the so called gate of the Saxon Switzerland: Pirna.
Overnight stay in Pirna or Bad Schandau
Day 3: Pirna/Bad Schandau – Decin (approx. 44/21 km)
Today the cycle path will take you along the Elbe past the Koenigstein fortress to Bad Schandau in the heart of Saxon Switzerland. After a few kilometers you leave Germany and continue in the Czech Republic. You will still see some bizarre rocky formations of the Saxon Switzerland before coming to Děčín. We recommend you to visit the local baroque castle, where also Frédéric Chopin went to search for inspiration.
Overnight stay in Decin
Day 4: Decin – Litomerice and surrounding area (approx. 50 km)
From Děčín outwards, you will cycle through Ústí nad Labem and pass the ruin of castle Střekov which is situated atop the river. From here it is only a few kilometres to Litoměřice with its famous chalice house. Take a walk through the old town of Litoměřice to give your day the ideal ending.
Overnight stay in Litomerice and surrounding area
Day 5: Litomerice and surrounding area – Melnik (approx. 45 km)
Today’s cycle tour you should start with a visit of the former fortress and town Terezín only a few kilometres from Litoměřice. The Elbe cycle path leads you through the town of Roudnice before your tour continues to the centre of the bohemian wine growing area Mělník. From the castle in Mělník you can enjoy a marvellous view over the confluence of the two rivers Vltava and Elbe (Labe in Czech).
Overnight stay in Melnik
Day 6: Melnik – Prague (approx. 55 km)
The rest of the tour today the Vltava River will lead you all the way to the Capital of the Czech Republic. The “Golden city” has plenty to offer: Situated on both sides of the River Vltava, the highlights of Prague include the sixteen arches of the 14th century Charles Bridge, the Old Town Square and the irregular cobbled square with its famous Astronomical Clock.
Overnight stay in Prague
Day 7: Stay in Prague
Use the day to discover Prague on your own. The historic centre is ideal for exploring by foot. You can visit Hradčany and their royal palace. And then just sit back and enjoy the friendly atmosphere in the shops, cafes and wine bars, which make Prague a delightful place to visit.
Overnight stay in Prague
Day 8: Individual departure from Prague or transfer service to Dresden
After this eventful and unforgettable bike tour from Dresden to Prague you will now set out on your way home. You can of course always extend your journey with extra nights in Prague, Dresden or other overnight locations along the Elbe Cycling Route. We will be pleased to arrange additional overnight stays for you.
Experience PACKAGES: Put the crown on your holiday!
- 7 x overnight stay in mid-range hotels and pensions with private facilities
- 7 x continental breakfast
- Luggage transfer from accommodation to accommodation during your cycle tours
- GPS data on request
- 1 package with maps and information material per room (in English language)
- Telephone-service-hotline during your cycling holidays
Please feel free to add the following value-added services to the basic travel package of the tour from Dresden to Prague:
- Additional nights at every overnight location according to the tour description
- Rental bikes or electric bicycles for the duration of the tour (more about our rental bike service)
- Transfer services from Prague to Dresden, per own bicycle + 25 € (more about our transfer services)
- FlexPLUS: rebook or cancel up to 28 days before arrival without giving reasons (more about our FlexPLUS)
Please note that in some cities accommodation taxes, visitor's taxes, etc. apply. Unless otherwise stated, these are not included in the tour price and must be paid locally.
This cycle trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.
Arrival & Departure
How to get to the tour
Arrival by train:
Dresden is easily accessible by train from all major cities in Germany.
From Dresden's main train station or Neustadt train station, you then have the option of using public transportation to get to your hotel.
Current timetable information and price information can be found at www.bahn.de or at www.dvb.de.
Arrival by car and parking facilities:
Dresden is connected to the main supra-regional traffic network via three freeways. Depending on the hotel, there are direct parking facilities or often nearby. Please understand that there are limited parking facilities at the hotel, especially in the city centers.
Check directly with your starting hotel to see if they offer parking. At www.parkopedia.de you will find a good overview of other parking options and we will be happy to inform you individually.
- Prices for services includedPrice validity: 01.04.2017 to 31.10.2024incl. luggage transferDblSglPrice validity: 01.04.2024 to 05.05.2024719.00 € per person959.00 € per personPrice validity: 06.05.2024 to 07.09.2024719.00 € per person959.00 € per personPrice validity: 08.09.2024 to 31.10.2024755.00 € per person995.00 € per person719.00 € per person959.00 € per person
- Prices for additional nightsDblSglDresden75.00 €110.00 €Bad Schandau / Pirna85.00 €115.00 €Decin67.00 €93.00 €Leitmeritz67.00 €93.00 €Melník67.00 €93.00 €Prag65.00 €105.00 €
- Prices for rental bikesPriceUnisex-Tourenrad mit 21-Gang-Freilauf15.00 €
per person and dayUnisex-Tourenrad mit 7-Gang-Rücktritt15.00 €
per person and dayHerren-Tourenrad mit 21-Gang-Freilauf15.00 €
per person and dayHerren-Tourenrad mit 7-Gang-Rücktritt15.00 €
per person and dayUnisex-Elektrorad mit 7-Gang-Rücktritt30.00 €
per person and dayTachometer (nach freier Verfügbarkeit)0.00 €
- Prices for transfer servicesPricePrag - Dresden
Buspreis, bis 7 Personen, pro eigenes Rad + 25 €280.00 €
- Experience packagesPriceFlexPLUS39.00 € (DZ), 39.00 € (EZ)
per personUpgrade 4-Sternebereich in Dresden15.00 € (DZ), 30.00 € (EZ)
per person and dayUpgrade Prag-Zentrum35.00 € (DZ), 55.00 € (EZ)
per person and day
5% Early Bird Discount
on all active holidays