Cycling Self-Guided Trip: Prague to Dresden, 5-Days

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Explore the beautiful valley of Vltava and Elbe rivers on the 5 day biking holiday from Prague, through Czech Republic to the romantic city Dresden in southern Germany.


  • Enjoy biking along the Vltava and Elbe rivers
  • Explore the hidden castles and towns of the Czech countryside
  • See amazing and historical cities Prague, Melnik, Litomerice, and Dresden
  • Visit Bohemian Switzerland National park
  • Experience the crossover between the Czech and German cultures


The Prague-Dresden bike trip is among the most popular along the Elbe River. You will have a unique cultural and historical adventure while cycling through the amazing countryside along the Elbe River, passing peaceful Czech and German towns. The beauty of a self-guided bike tour is that you have complete control over your itinerary. You can choose to spend more time at certain attractions, take a detour to explore a hidden gem, choose your own accommodation and dining options to fit your budget or stop for a leisurely lunch at a local restaurant. You can also set your own pace, stopping to rest or take photos whenever you like. You will be provided with tips on the best sightseeing spots and hidden places, and we will help you with quality bike rental, all necessary equipment, bike pickup service, and accommodation suggestions. This specially designed package ensures that you will have an adventurous and safe trip. One day before your trip you will meet at the bike shop to test your bikes, get information and recommendations, and make any last-minute adjustments. You will receive Self-guided tour directions with the navigation app for your smartphone &/or physical map. Your 5-day cycling itinerary will be as follows: on day 1 you will cycle 50km from Prague to Meinik. Day 2 will take you 50km from Meinik to Litomerice. On day 3 you will yet again cycle another 50km from Litomerice to Decin. On day 4 you will have a shorter cycling day traveling 25km from Decin to Bad Schandau with the option to walk or hike in Bohemian Switzerland National Park. On day 5 you will cycle 45km from Bad Schandau to your endpoint in Dresden. Any luggage you leave in Prague will be delivered to the hotel you book in Dresden.  If you plan to return to Prague at the end of your trip we can store your luggage safely at the bike shop. Your bicycles will be picked up from your hotel in Dresden. Due to schedules and logistics bike pick-up prices and luggage transfers/deliveries are based on pickup and delivery from hotels or pensions with 24-hour reception. For pickups/transfers from/to apartments, a private pick-up/delivery needs to be organized. An additional fee applies to pick-ups/deliveries/transfers to an apartment at a certain time and place. You can also be provided with luggage delivery between the stops and accommodation reservations on the route if you are interested, additional fees apply. Otherwise, it is advised that you travel light and use tour waterproof Ortlieb panniers for carrying your belongings.


Trekking/Hybrid bike rental with high-security lock Helmet, Repair kit & bike lights Anti-theft & anti-break bike insurance Bike fitting according to your size before the trip Rear waterproof panniers (Ortlieb - 2x20 liters) Self-guided tour directions with the navigation app for your smartphone &/or physical map Phone holder on the bike Recommendations on bike-friendly hotels, pensions & campings (to make your self-booking convenient) Bike pick-up service at the finish point* (hotel of your choice with 24/7 reception only) Safe storage of your belongings at our office in Prague for free up to 1 suitcase per person Planning and email communication Safe storage of your extra belongings/suitcases while you travel at our office Price is backed on min of 2 participants.

Important Information

  • On this tour, you will have to cycle about 50km every day
  • You have to be capable of controlling bike speed and direction on paved surfaces, slightly uneven surfaces and not too busy city streets
  • Please wear comfortable or sports clothing and shoes
  • Bring anything extra you might need for a day out (cereal snack, sports drink), based on your individual requirements
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Participant weight limitation: max 125 Kg (270lbs)

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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