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  • Berlin Cathedral
    Berlin Cathedral
  • Mala Strana © Prague City Tourism
    Mala Strana © Prague City Tourism
  • Prague Old Town © Prague City Tourism
    Prague Old Town © Prague City Tourism
  • Elbe Cycle Route near Dresden © Robert Michalk Photography
    Elbe Cycle Route near Dresden © Robert Michalk Photography
  • View of the silhouette of Dresden from the Elbe Cycle Path © Anja Upmeier
    View of the silhouette of Dresden from the Elbe Cycle Path © Anja Upmeier
  • Hartenfels Castle in Torgau
    Hartenfels Castle in Torgau
  • Market Place in Lutherstadt Wittenberg
    Market Place in Lutherstadt Wittenberg
  • Dutch Quarter in Potsdam
    Dutch Quarter in Potsdam
  • Brandenburg Gate in Berlin
    Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

Cycle tour along the Elbe Cycle Route and R1 Cycle Route from Prague (CZ) to Berlin-Mitte

From capital to capital


Enjoy a classic on the Elbe Cycle Route and R1 Cycle Route: a cycle tour from Prague via Dresden to Berlin!

Explore the diverse route from the Czech capital Prague to the German capital Berlin on this exciting cycle tour. Along the well-maintained Elbe Cycle Route, the route takes you from charming Prague through other pretty Elbe towns in the Czech Republic. Marvel at the bizarre rock formations in Saxon Switzerland, immerse yourself in the cultural scene of baroque Dresden and follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther in Lutherstadt Wittenberg. From there, your cycle tour finally continues along the R1 cycle path to the vibrant metropolis of Berlin.
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Duration
13 days/ 12 nights
Travel period
06.05.2024 - 31.10.2024
Anreise: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
Bookable from
2 person(s)
Total length of tour
530 km
Characteristics of the tour
Level of difficulty: easy – averagePlace-to-place tourAugustusTours Original Tour (organized by AugustusTours)
© Robert Michalk Photography © Robert Michalk Photography
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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Individual arrival in Prague
    Prague can easily be reached by airplane or train. If you wish to travel by car, we recommend to drive to Berlin. You can park your car in Berlin and take the train from there to Prague. So it is directly on site when you arrive back at the destination of your bike tour.
    Overnight stay in Prague


    Bookable ExperiencePACKAGE:
    Make it better!
    Upgrade overnight stay in Prague city centre (2 nights)
  • Day 2: Individual Sightseeing in Prague
    Situated on both sides of the river Vltava, the ‘Golden city’ has plenty to offer. Visit the Old Town Square and watch the Astronomical Clock. Walk over the famous Charles Bridge with its sixteen arches to the Hradčany. You can easily explore the historic centre by foot and the friendly atmosphere in the shops, cafes and wine bars make Prague a delightful place to visit.
    Overnight stay in Prague
  • Day 3: Prague – Melnik (approx. 55 km)
    Today you will start your bicycle tour from Prague to Berlin. After breakfast, you will leave the Czech capital and cycle along the Vltava River to the centre of the bohemian wine growing area Mělník. The castle in Mělník is the perfect place to watch the confluence of the two rivers Vltava (Moldau) and Elbe (CZ: Labe).
    Overnight stay in Melnik
  • Day 4: Melnik – Litomerice and surrounding area (approx. 45 km)
    Todays bicycle tour will take you along the Elbe River via Roudnice to the former fortified town of Terezín. From here it is only a few kilometres to Litoměřice with its famous chalice house. End the day with a stroll through the charming old town with its Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance style buildings.
    Overnight stay in Litomerice and surrounding area
  • Day 5: Litomerice – Decin (approx. 50 km)
    During today’s cycle tour, you will ride through Ústí nad Labem, past the ruin of castle Střekov and continue along the Elbe River to Děčín. In Děčín we recommend that you visit the baroque castle on top of a rocky hill offering wonderful river views and where Frédéric Chopin went to search for inspiration.
    Overnight stay in Decin
  • Day 6: Decin – Dresden (approx. 66 km)
    From Decín you will ride along the Elbe Cycle Path on the left bank of the Elbe River. Soon you will enter Germany and notice the bizarre rocky formations of the Saxon Switzerland lifting up on both sides of the Elbe River. Take your time and let the impressions of the picturesque Elbe valley take effect on you. Passing the famous rock formation Bastei and the fortress Königstein you will reach Pirna and then Pillnitz Castle. You will not regret taking a break here. Stroll among the famous Pillnitz Gardens before you continue your tour along the Elbe Cycle Path. Once in Dresden, the historic old town awaits you, where, among other things, a visit to the Frauenkirche is worthwhile.
    Overnight stay in Dresden


    Bookable ExperiencePACKAGE:
    Make it better!
    Upgrade overnight stay in Dresden with 4-star standard (1 overnight stay)
  • Day 7: Dresden – Strehla (approx. 67 km)
    Todays bike tour takes you past the vineyards of the Dresden Elbe Valley in the first section. En route, the contemplative Radebeul village centre Altkötzschenbroda is perfect for a break. Soon, the porcelain town Meissen welcomes you with its landmark – the ensemble of cathedral and castle Albrechtsburg. You pass the sport and noodle town Riesa before you will reach your final destination for the day – Strehla.
    Overnight stay in Strehla
  • Day 8: Strehla – Torgau (approx. 40 km)
    Today is more of a rural day and you cycle through many little villages. In between, a stop in Belgern is worth it. Belgern is the only Saxon town with a Roland statue. “Roland” is a still image of a knight only equipped with a sword and ensembles the city rights and thus was often used to be set up on market squares or in front of town halls. Now only 20 km are left until the residence city Torgau. You should seize the afternoon for a visit of castle Hartenfels and the castle church.
    Overnight stay in Torgau
  • Day 9: Torgau – Lutherstadt Wittenberg (approx. 68 km)
    A day filling stage is on the programme today. In Pretzsch, you can change over the river to the other side of the banks via ferry (price not included in cost of travel). On the right side of the river, you continue your bicycle tour via Elster to Lutherstadt Wittenberg, which was the starting point of Martin Luther’s Reformation movement.
    Overnight stay in Lutherstadt Wittenberg
  • Day 10: Lutherstadt Wittenberg – Bad Belzig (approx. 42 km)
    Today, you leave the Elbe and continue your bicycle tour to Berlin at the European Bike Path R1 inland through the natural reserve Hoher Fläming and the health resort Bad Belzig. Even from far distance, you can already see the castle complex of Eisenhardt castle. After a city stroll through historic old town, you can relax in the spa "Steintherme Bad Belzig".
    Overnight stay in Bad Belzig
  • Day 11: Bad Belzig – Potsdam (approx. 60 km)
    The European Bike Path R1, which has accompanied you on your bicycle tour since Lutherstadt Wittenberg, presents at its best showing you the most wonderful scenery today. Potsdam with Sanssouci Castle and many more pretty castles and parks is today’s final destination. Prior, you ride through the growing region of the famous Beelitzer asparagus and along the banks of lake Schwielow and Templiner See.
    Overnight stay in Potsdam
  • Day 12: Potsdam – Berlin centre (approx. 35 km)
    You leave Potsdam by crossing the Havel River using the Glienicker bridge and keep on riding in the direction of Germany’s capital Berlin. Through the Berlin forest and along the Greater Wannsee you approach the TV Tower Berlin. Today’s final destination is simultaneously the final destination of your bicycle tour from Prague to Berlin – The city centre of Germany’s capital with its numerous sights.
    Overnight stay in Berlin centre
  • Day 13: Individual departure
    Today your cycling tour along the Elbe Cycle Route and the European Cycle Route R1 ends after 11 eventful tours and you return home. Berlin sure lures you with its overwhelming abundance of attractions into undertaking a city stroll. If one overnight stay in Berlin is too short, we gladly offer to book extra nights in Berlin (or any other place according to your travel description). Please do not hesitate to contact us!

Experience PACKAGES: Put the crown on your holiday!

  • Upgrade overnight stay in Prague city centre (2 nights)

    Make it better!

    With this upgrade, you will spend the night right in the centre of the Golden City of Prague.

    Price: 70 € p.p. in a double room,
    110 € p.p. in a single room

  • Upgrade overnight stay in Dresden with 4-star standard (1 overnight stay)

    Make it better!

    With this upgrade, you will spend the night in Dresden in a hotel of 4-star standard.

    Price: 15 € p.p. in a double room,
    30 € p.p. in a single room

Services

Services included

  • 12 x overnight stay in mid-range hotels and pensions with private facilities
  • 12 x continental breakfast
  • Luggage transfer from accommodation to accommodation (up to 2 pieces of luggage per person, maximum 20 kg each)
  • GPS data on request
  • 1 package with maps and information material per room (in English language)
  • Telephone-service-hotline during your cycling holidays

Additional services

Please feel free to add the following value-added services to the basic travel package of the tour from Prague to Berlin:

  • Additional nights at the starting location and destination, other places on request (in coordination with existing travel restriction)
  • Rental bikes or electric bicycles for the duration of the tour (more about our rental bike service)
  • FlexPLUS: rebook or cancel up to 28 days before arrival without giving reasons (more about our FlexPLUS)

Accommodation categories

We book bike-friendly and well-maintained hotels, pensions and guesthouses with 3-star standard for you.

Further information

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

Information/tips on how to get to Prague:

Arrival by train:
Prague is easy to reach by train from all major cities in Germany.
From Prague's main railway station you can then take public transport to your hotel.

Current timetable information and prices can be found at www.bahn.de or at www.dpp.cz.

Arrival by car and parking facilities:
If you are travelling to your cycling tour by car, we recommend that you arrive in Dresden and park your car at our partner hotel instead of driving directly to Prague. From Dresden we offer a transfer service that will take you directly to Prague. So you can start your cycling tour from Prague to Dresden in peace and quiet.

Depending on the hotel, there are direct parking facilities or often nearby.
Please understand that there are only limited parking facilities at the hotel, especially in the city centres.
Ask directly at your starting hotel whether they offer parking facilities. At www.parkopedia.de you will find a good overview of other parking possibilities and we will be happy to inform you individually.

Prices

  • Prices for services included
    incl. luggage transfer
    Dbl
    Sgl
    Price validity: 06.05.2024 to 07.09.2024
    1,390.00 € per person
    1,840.00 € per person
    Price validity: 08.09.2024 to 31.10.2024
    1,329.00 € per person
    1,779.00 € per person
  • Prices for additional nights
    Dbl
    Sgl
    Prague
    65.00 €
    105.00 €
    Berlin-Mitte
    90.00 €
    130.00 €
  • Prices for rental bikes
     
    Price
    touring bike unisex with 21 gears free wheel
    Bike rental from day of arrival to last cycling day (min. height 155 cm, other on request)
    15.00 €
    per person and day
    Touring bicycle unisex with 7 gears back pedal
    Bike rental from day of arrival to last cycling day (min. height 155 cm, other on request)
    15.00 €
    per person and day
    Touring bike men with 21 gears free wheel
    Bike rental from day of arrival to last cycling day (min. height 170 cm)
    15.00 €
    per person and day
    Touring bike men with 7 gears back pedal
    Bike rental from day of arrival to last cycling day (min. height 170 cm)
    15.00 €
    per person and day
    E-Bike unisex with 7 gears back pedal
    Bike rental from day of arrival to last cycling day (min. height 155 cm, other on request)
    30.00 €
    per person and day
    Speedometer
    free of charge, according to free
    0.00 €
    per person
  • Experience packages & additional services
     
    Price
    FlexPLUS
    up to 28 days before arrival, you can rebook or cancel free of charge one time
    39.00 € (DZ), 39.00 € (EZ)
    per person

As always...

5% Early Bird Discount
on all active holidays

until 29/02/2024 (upon the basic package price)