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  • Prague Old Town © Prague City Tourism
    Prague Old Town © Prague City Tourism
  • Mala Strana © Prague City Tourism
    Mala Strana © Prague City Tourism
  • Cyclists in Meissen © DMG Erik Gross DML-BY
    Cyclists in Meissen © DMG Erik Gross DML-BY
  • Market Place in Lutherstadt Wittenberg
    Market Place in Lutherstadt Wittenberg
  • 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
  • Magdeburg by night © DZT Francesco Carovillano
    Magdeburg by night © DZT Francesco Carovillano
  • Elbe Cycle Route near Dresden © Robert Michalk Photography
    Elbe Cycle Route near Dresden © Robert Michalk Photography

Cycle tour from Prague (CZ) to Magdeburg

From the city of a hundred towers to the city of Otto


This bicycle tour from Prague to Magdeburg connects different significant cultural-historical cities. Capture the flair of the golden city Prague before you set out on your way, through the rural landscapes of the Czech Republic to Germany. Follow the bizarre rocky landscapes of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains and the Elbe to Dresden. Discover the so-called Florence of the Elbe before you continue to further exciting cities like Meißen, the City of Luther Wittenberg and Magdeburg with its famous Cathedral and the Monastery.

Please note: This cycle tour can also be booked in the opposite direction. Click here for the cycle tour along the Elbe Cycle Path from Magdeburg to Prague.
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Duration
12 days/ 11 nights
Travel period
06.05.2024 - 31.10.2024
Anreise: Daily
Bookable from
1 person(s)
Total length of tour
515 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
    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


    Bookable ExperiencePACKAGE:
    Make it better!
    Upgrade overnight stay in Prague city centre (2 nights)
  • Day 2: Individual sightseeing in Prague
    Today you can also visit Hradčany and their royal palace. The historic centre is ideal for exploring by foot, and the friendly atmosphere in the shops, cafes and wine bars make it a delightful place to visit. You can, of course, also lend your bicycles already for this day and take a ride through Prague by bike.
    Overnight stay in Prague
  • Day 3: Prague – Melnik (approx. 55 km)
    Today you will start your bicycle tour from Prague to Magdeburg. After breakfast, you will leave the Czech capital and cycle along the Vltava River to the centre of the bohemian wine growing area Mělník. From where the castle stands in Mělník you can enjoy a marvellous view over the confluence of the two rivers Vltava and Elbe ("Labe" in Czech). From here you can also observe further course of the Elbe Cycle Path, on which you will continue your tour.
    Overnight stay in Melnik
  • Day 4: Melnik – Litomerice and surrounding area (approx. 45 km)
    From today on, the Elbe will always lead you all the way to Magdeburg. Today’s cycle tour will take you past Roudnice to the former fortress and town Terezín. 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 of the day.
    Overnight stay in Litomerice and surrounding area
  • Day 5: Litomerice and surrounding area – Decin (ca. 50 km)
    During todays stage, you will bike through Ústí nad Labem, past the ruin of castle Střekov, and follow the Elbe to Děčín. We recommend you to visit the local baroque castle, where also Frédéric Chopin went to search for inspiration before continuing.
    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 – Riesa and surrounding area (approx. 58 - 66 km)
    You leave Dresden and get to Radebeul, the hometown of Karl May. From here, you can take a detour to Moritzburg Castle. Your next stop is Meissen, the center of the northeastern German wine region. Even from the distance you can see the symbol of the town: its castle and cathedral Albrechtsburg. A visit to the world famous porcelain factory should not be missed. Continue on to your destination for the day in the City of Sports Riesa. Here the popular noodle producer is at home and in the pasta museum you will learn about the rich pasta shape. Should you be on a weekday in Riesa, even a glance at the current production is possible.
    Overnight stay in Riesa and surrounding area
  • Day 8: Riesa and surrounding area – Torgau (approx. 40 - 48 km)
    Your cycle tour towards Magdeburg continues to Torgau, a Renaissance town featuring Schloss Hartenfels and the palatial church which is known as the first Protestant church of Germany and which was dedicated by Martin Luther.
    Overnight stay in Torgau
  • Day 9: Torgau – Lutherstadt Wittenberg (approx. 68 km)
    After leaving Torgau you will have a ride passing through the floodplains of the river Elbe until Pretzsch. Destiantion for the todays cycle tour along the Elbe river cycle path is Wittenberg, a town which became famous through Martin Luther. As the historic, spiritual and cultural centre of Europe, Wittenberg was influenced by such important historical figures as Martin Luther, Philipp Melanchthon, Lucas Cranach the Elder and Lucas Cranach the Younger. In 1996 the Luther memorials were placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
    Overnight stay in Lutherstadt Wittenberg


    Bookable ExperiencePACKAGE:
    Make it cosier!
    Split the tour with an overnight stay in Pretzsch
  • Day 10: Lutherstadt Wittenberg – Dessau (approx. 37 km)
    This leg will take you through the beautiful meadows of the Elbe and past the world-famous Woerlitzer Park and Gardens. The 100-hectare large park offers numerous attractions including islands, canals, temples and statues. With Dessau you will enter a town which played an important role for a new architecture style including a whole life philosophy occured in the 1920s, the so called "Bauhaus".
    Overnight stay in Dessau
  • Day 11: Dessau – Magdeburg (approx. 78 - 88 km)
    Between Barby and Magdeburg you will cycle across another biosphere reserve along the river Elbe giving home to lots of vulnerable species of birds. Magdeburg offers lots of rambling parkways where you can relax. Experience also the famous Cathedral and the Monastery.
    Overnight stay in Magdeburg


    Bookable ExperiencePACKAGE:
    Make it cosier!
    Split the tour with an overnight stay in Barby
  • Day 12: Individual departure from Magdeburg
    After this eventful and unforgettable bike tour from Prague to Magdeburg you will now set out on your way home. You can of course always extend your journey with extra nights in Magdeburg or other towns along the mentioned cycling route. We will be pleased to arrange additional accommodation for you.

Experience PACKAGES: Put the crown on your holiday!

  • Split the tour with an overnight stay in Pretzsch

    Make it cosier!

    The tour from Torgau to Lutherstadt Wittenberg can be divided by an overnight stay in Pretzsch (approx. 33 km/approx. 35 km, including luggage transport).

    Price: from 90 € p.p. in a double room,
    from 120 € p.P. in a single room

  • Split the tour with an overnight stay in Barby

    Make it cosier!

    The stage from Dessau to Magdeburg can be split by an overnight stay in Barby (approx. 40 km/approx. 42 km, including luggage transport).

    Price: from 90 € p.p. in a double room,
    120 € p.p. in a single room

  • 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

  • 11 x overnight stay in mid-range hotels and pensions with private facilities
  • 11 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 Magdeburg:

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.

Prices

  • Prices for services included
    incl. luggage transfer
    Dbl
    Sgl
    Price validity: 06.05.2024 to 07.09.2024
    1,235.00 € per person
    1,655.00 € per person
    Price validity: 08.09.2024 to 31.10.2024
    1,179.00 € per person
    1,599.00 € per person
  • Prices for additional nights
    Dbl
    Sgl
    Prague
    65.00 €
    105.00 €
    Dresden
    75.00 €
    110.00 €
    Magdeburg
    68.00 €
    95.00 €
  • 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)