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Capitals of Central Europe: Prague to Berlin

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  • 12 days, 11 nights, 11 stages
  • Level 1/3 - available from April to October
  • Prague (Czech Republic) to Berlin (Germany)
  • Daily Luggage Transfer Included
  • 12 days, 11 nights, 11 stages
  • Level 1/3 - Available from April to October
  • Prague (Czech Republic) to Berlin (Germany)
  • Daily Luggage Transfer Included
  • Touring or Hybrid BikeThe route is almost entirely on a greenway (gravel track).
  • Self-guided. Travel at your own pace and at your own rhythm. We will give you everything you need to pedal from one lodging to the next with ease.

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Cycle through Central Europe from Prague to Berlin – are you ready to discover all it has to offer?

It’s a long distance trip but easy to cycle, as the vast majority are flat roads along the Elbe River, one of the main rivers in Central Europe. In addition, the route tends to be downhill for almost the entire bike trip.

Bastei, called the little German Switzerland, could not be missed. One of the most famous and impressive viewpoints you will ever see.

We leave Prague and our route is full of palaces and castles until we reach the wine regions of the Elbe.  Discover the pine forests of Saxony and Brandenburg.

It’s time to hit the road!

Day 1: Arrival at Prague

We arrive in the capital city of Prague. We will check in at the hotel and go straight to explore the city by ourselves. Cycling or walking through the streets of the Golden City will make you fall in love with it completely. You can’t miss the opportunity to finish the visit with a glass of local beer.

Rest and get your strength back, your trip has only just begun!

Day 2: Prague – Mělník 53 km

We say goodbye to the capital and go to the castle of Trója with its royal gardens and cliffs. We will stroll through Chateau Nelahozeves from the Renaissance period; enter its courtyard and enjoy its architecture. In the distance you will visualize a small house, birthplace of composer Antonín Dvořák.

From Nelahozeves, we will take a short drive to Chateau Veltrusy with its romantic park. Relax among its trees and hidden monuments that you will encounter during the walk.

How about ending the day with a glass of wine? There is no better place than in one of the best centers of Czech viticulture.

Day 3: Mělník – Litoměřice 52 km

Today our route will be marked by the most fertile area of the Czech Republic as the Czech garden.

During most of the day we will have near our sight the volcanic mountain Říp, one of the most mythical mountains of the Czechs; this is where the Slavs arrived to the Bohemian lands. Get to know its history, it is very interesting.

Do you like rowing? If you want, you can watch how the local champions practice the sport in their sports facilities.

We arrive to one of the oldest cities of the Czech Republic (Roudnice) where we will have a delicious lunch. From this point we will make a short bike ride to the monastery of Doksany to reach the great fortress of Terezín, from the XXVIII century, known for having been a Jewish concentration camp during the Second World War.

Day 4: Litoměřice – Děčín 52 km

On the third day we will head towards the center of the country, crossing a route along the Labe River that connects the Czech and Saxon kingdoms and crossing the mountains. A great opportunity to discover new corners full of nature and beauty.

We will reach some ancient ruins of a castle, the Střekov castle located in Ústí. Here we can find the most off-center tower north of the Alps, due to a bombing in World War II.

We will pass by Velké Březno castle ending our day cycling from Děčín with the spectacular view of a castle on top of a rock.

Day 5: Děčín – Bad Schandau 25 km y 5 – 15 km caminando

Today we’ll take a break from the bikes for a while by taking a ride through the Czech Switzerland National Park. It’s time to get going and get on our bikes passing spectacular cliffs – right now we are at the lowest point of the Czech Republic!

We arrive in Hřensko – it’s time to make a choice! Walk through the largest natural arch in Central Europe Pravčická brána (Pravčice Gate) with a spectacular view or we could ride a gondola on the Kamenice River.

What do you prefer?

Day 6: Bad Schandau – Dresden 40 km

Today it is time to change country. It’s time to cross the border into Germany where the spa town of Bad Schandau awaits us.

We will ride along a bike path of moderate level while we cross a spectacular valley by the wide Elbe river with a ferry.

We will arrive to Bastei and we will contemplate the beautiful mixture of nature with the ruins of a medieval castle, visiting its bridge is a must. It will be the most breathtaking view you have seen in a long time.

Today will end when we arrive in the famous German city of Dresden.

Day 7: Dresden – Riesa 52 km

Today will be like traveling through a fairy tale, with our bike we will ride along the immense river, enjoying the castles, palaces and monasteries, there is so much to see and visit!

The first stop of the day will be the town of Meißen, famous for its porcelain. Further on we will continue through the Elbe valley which also belonged to the UNESCO heritage.

The day ends in Riesa, you will be enchanted by its churches and monuments.

Day 8: Riesa – Torgau 53km

Today is a day of cycling through the lowlands along the Elbe where we will be able to enjoy its fauna and flora in peace and quiet.

We will continue finding along the way castles such as Strehla or Mühlberg. Finally we will arrive at the fortress-like town of Torgau.

Day 9: Torgau – Lutherstadt Witenberg 58 km

One more day on the Elbe, a territory full of nature with the occasional castle. A ferry ride across the river will hasten the journey.

It is time to tour the land of Martin Luther before reaching our destination, Lutherstadt Wittenberg. It is famous for being the cradle of the German Reformation, a city full of interesting sights that has made it part of the UNESCO heritage list.

Day 10: Lutherstadt Wittenberg – Bad Belzig 54 km

It is time to say goodbye to the beautiful Elbe, we will continue our way to Coswig. The Moritzburg Castle and Semper Opera are two of the most touristic points of this city.

At the end, we will cross a fairytale forest full of pine trees. The route ends in a small town called Bad Belzig, located in the southwest of the German country.

Option: those interested in the Bauhaus architecture of Desau can take a morning train to Dessau and, after touring the town, return to Coswig by train or bicycle directly from Dessau.

Day 11: Bad Belzig – Potsdam 59 km

Today we’ll take a break from the bikes for a while by taking a ride through the Czech Switzerland National Park. It’s time to get going and get on our bikes passing spectacular cliffs – right now we are at the lowest point of the Czech Republic!

We arrive in Hřensko – it’s time to make a choice! Walk through the largest natural arch in Central Europe Pravčická brána (Pravčice Gate) with a spectacular view or we could ride a gondola on the Kamenice River.

What do you prefer?

Day 12: Potsdam – Berlin

Our trip is coming to an end. Today you can choose to stay longer in Potsdam and continue sightseeing or go straight to the capital, Berlin awaits us!

The train is the fastest way to get there, but if you prefer cycling, you can follow the Havel River to its confluence with the Spree until you reach Berlin.

Do you have everything you need to enjoy this cosmopolitan city by yourself?

Your trip is over, it’s time to enjoy the city.

Price includes:

  • 11 nights accommodation with breakfast
  • Luggage transfer between lodgings (1 piece of luggage / Pax)
  • Tour in digital format and GPS
  • Documentation and road book of the trip
  • Meeting prior to the start of the route
  • Telephone assistance in case of emergency

 

Optional services not included:

  • Rental of traditional or electric bicycles (on request)
  • Transfer from airport – hotel in Prague and Berlin
  • Accompanying guide (on request)
  • Extra nights in hotel (on request)
  • Complementary activities
  • City and tourist tax (to be paid upon arrival)
  • Other transfers not indicated

What is it like to do the Capitals of Central Europe bike trip

  • Elbe River
  • Roudnice
  • Czech Swiss National Park
  • Bastei
  • Říp Mountain
  • Terezín Fortress
  • The most outstanding castles in the area

Usual accommodations
The accommodations have been selected for their quality and location, as close as possible to the route. Always valuing the comfort when arriving with the bike and inspected by our team. They are 3-4 star hotels and rural tourism accommodation, always in private rooms with bathroom and good food!

I am only one person, can I still book?

Yes, you can book as a single traveler.

Is it possible to rent a bike?

Yes, this trip can be done with either your bike or ours. You can choose it during the booking process, hybrid or electric mountain bikes are available.

Is the daily luggage transfer between accommodations included?

Yes, every day we will take your luggage to the next hotel. You only have to leave it at the reception desk, and we will take care of everything. Normally it will already be at the hotel when you arrive.

Is it possible to cancel?

We want to be as flexible as possible. Therefore, in case of unforeseen circumstances, we will do our best to change the dates of the trip free of charge so that you can travel within the same year, as long as you let us know at least 3 weeks in advance.

And if your plans change and you want to cancel the trip before the start date, the following handling fees will apply:

– with more than 30 days, the management fees will be 20% of the amount of the trip.

– between 30 and 15 days, the handling fee will be 50% of the amount of the trip.

– with less than 14 days, the amount to be paid will be 100% of the amount of the trip.

In order to have more flexibility, we recommend taking out travel, assistance, CR and cancellation insurance. Check with us the conditions. Please note that the price of the insurance is not refunded once contracted in case of cancellation or modification.

Are there roads?

Practically the entire trip is on Vias Verdes, tracks or asphalt roads. If you make the stage to Valencia, there are a few kilometers of link that are made by road where you should drive with caution.

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