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Elbe River Trail
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Elbe River Trail

Czech Republic - Germany

Our Elbe River Trail tours follow one of the Europe's mightiest rivers. From its source in the Giant Mountains (Krkonose National Park) it flows down through Bohemia becoming the biggest Czech river, named the Labe. Entering Germany through a breathtaking landscape of Saxon-Bohemian Switzerland National Park the river changes its name to the Elbe. There the steep-sided sandstone rock formations invite you to visit the shady valleys either as a hiker or a cyclist, and can be either your destination itself, if taking the Czech Elber River Trail, or a symbolical gate to the German land of Saxony on your way from Prague to Dresden. From there you can also continue along the Elbe deeper into Germany, ending as far as Berlin.

Cycling Czech Elbe TrailCzech Elbe River Trail

Giant Mts. - Prague - Bohemian Switzerland

Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
Distance: 392 km / 244 miles
Daily avg.: 49 km / 30 miles
Difficulty: Easy

Follow the river almost from its source above Spindleruv Mlyn as far as Hrensko at the Czech-German border, from one national park to another visiting riverside historical towns of Bohemia. At the end of your tour find a while for a walk amongst the impressive sandstone cliffs. Read more...

Cycling Prague - DresdenElbe River Trail Prague to Dresden

Czech Republic - Germany

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Distance: 216 km / 134 miles
Daily avg.: 43 km / 27 miles
Difficulty: Easy

Our easiest, shortest and highly popular Elbe Trail tour begins in Prague at the Vltava River. However it will bring you soon to its confluence with the Elbe. Then follow the majestic river through Bohemia into Germany, where the dramatic landscape opens wide at the capital of Saxony, Dresden. Read more...

Cycling Dresden - BerlinCycling Amber Trail Vienna to Cracow

Saxony - Brandenburg

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Distance: 345 km / 214 miles
Daily avg.: 58 km / 36 miles
Difficulty: Easy

This tour in Germany gives you a great option how to continue riding along the Elbe further into Germany leaving the Saxony land for Brandenburg. To arrive to Berlin, you will also leave the river eventually, yet the charming lakes with Sansoucci Palace at Potsdam will more than cover for this. Read more...

Walking Prague - DresdenWalking Prague to Dresden

Czech Republic - Germany

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Distance: 91 km / 56 miles
Daily avg.: 13 km / 8 miles
Difficulty: Moderate

Seven walking sections, and an optional trip to the former Jewish ghetto in Terezin, they all will bring you to amazing viewpoints of the riverine landscape, crowned with the sandstone cliffs of Saxon-Bohemian Switzerland National Park hiding the Europe's biggest stone arch. Read more...


Terezin MemorialApart from immense natural beauties spread around the Elbe River valley, the route gives you a chance to encounter not so known, yet appeallling places of various kind. The ZOO Safari in Dvur Kralove nad Labem, gems of early 20th century architecture in Hradec Kralove and Pardubice, the only wine region of Bohemia centered around Melnik town or gloomy walls of the former Jewish ghetto and WWII concentration camp in Terezin, they all show how the history has marked this fertile land. Add to this mostly paved riverside bike paths or nearby backroads, and you have a great place for relaxed cycling vacations.


"We just wanted to thank you and your company for the excellent bike tour we took on the Elbe River beginning in Prague. We so appreciated your detailed instructions, recommendations for places to eat, and all the equipment we had to make it a successful ride. We felt well prepared after meeting you in the cafe on Saturday morning. Your luggage service was excellent - so wonderful to have our bags appear in our hotel room each night. The accommodations were great with our favorite being the Grand Hotel Salva for the staff friendliness and the beautiful and delicious breakfast buffet there. We loved hiking in the Saxon Swiss National Park, having lunch in Pirna and visiting Terezin. Thanks again for a lovely riding adventure!!! We would love to do another ride with you and your company!!"

(Jayne & Mike B., USA)

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