This tour offers you the unique chance to visit two breathtaking cultural and artistic gems: "the golden City" of Czechia (Prague) and "The Florence on the Elbe" (Dresden, beyond the german border).
The rolling, rural landscape between these two cities is characterised by famous rivers (such as the Moldau, the Elbe), fabled castles, wineyards and majestic rock formations.
The terrain is flat or slightly hilly, allowing for a relaxed and pleasant cycling experience.
Arrive in the "Golden City", the cultural and historical centre of Bohemia. A complete list of all the sights and experiences would be impossible to compile, however must-see places are the Prague Castle (Pražský hrad), Charles Bridge (Karluv Most) with its characteristic, haunting statues, Wenceslas Square (Václavské námestí) and the National Museum. However, be curious and try to get off the beaten path by getting lost in the cobbled streets looking for beauty in their hidden corners!
One day is certainly not enough to get a taste of what the bohemian capital has to offer. Today, you will have the chance to visit Prague more in-depth.
Do not miss a visit to the Jewish Quarter, an old ghetto that became a marvellous Art Noveau district in the XIX Century. Viist magnificient examples of gothic architecture like the St Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square (with its astronomicl clock).
People interested in more contemporary art and history will no doubt appreciate the curious "Dancing House" and the "Lennon Wall".
The first stage of your journey takes you along the Moldau River. You will face some moderate inclines, but it's all rewarded by the subsequent relaxation of gliding downhill. During one of these descents you will catch a magnificent view from the castle grounds in Melnik, onto the confluence of the Moldau and Elbe. The town of Melnik is the heart of the Bohemian vineyard region: the wineyards are all overlooked by the white Melnik Castle.
Today you will be crossing the towns of Roudnice (stop to admire its castle, the fourth largest in the country) then the the former military fortress of Terezin. After several kms of unspoilt rural landscape, you will reach Litomerice, a pleasant market town whose beautiful, elegant gothic homes remind the visitor of its ancient glory.
Continuing your cycle through the green Bohemian countryside, you will meet the Burg Střekov, a XIV fortress beautifully perched on the Elbe river, close to the modern city of Ústí nad Labem.
Your journey leads you further to the little town of Decin. Visit the Decin castle and the rose garden.
Today you will cross the border, entering Germany. The landscape changes, as you catch a glimpse of the rocky peaks of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. You can take the lift in Bad Schandau to Ostrauer Scheibe and enjoy the majestic view over these curious rock formations. You definitely should not miss Königstein Fortress and Rathen too!
Your final destination is close, and although the last stage is suitably short, to give you some time to visit Dresden, there are still some amazing sights to admire before ending your journey.You will pass Pillnitz castle and you will enjoy a view to the “Blue Wonder” a majestic Elbe River bridge.
Once in Dresden, explore the City Center (carefully rebuilt to regain its pre-war splendour). Visit the Frauenkirche, the Zwinger (a baroque palace) and Bühlscher Terasse (know as the "Balcony of Europe"), with its statues representing Morning, Noon, Evening and Night.
Our servcies and after breakfast, unless you wish to book an extra night in Dresden.