Regarded as one of Europe's most beautiful cities with its fairy tale ambiance and golden spires, Prague is a fitting starting point to this grand cycle tour to discover the Bohemian countryside and idyllic river landscapes en route to the beautifully restored city of Dresden. After spending time exploring the 'Golden City' including Prague Castle, the largest ancient castle in the world, the cycle begins by following the Moldau River to Melnik with its great wine growing tradition. It continues along quiet backroads and nature trails along the Elbe River, through classic scenery of hilltop castles, lovingly renovated villages, spa towns and during the last stage, through 'Saxon Switzerland' where massive Elbe sandstone formations have attracted rock climbers from around the world. From the devastation arising from WWII, Dresden has regained its former glory, with its impressive buildings including the magnificent Zwinger Palace.
DAY 1 Join Prague DAY 2 Free day to explore Prague DAY 3 Cycle to Melnik in the heart of the Bohemian wine growing area (55km) DAY 4 Cycle via the fortress of Terezin to Litomerice (50km) DAY 5 Cycle to Decin via the old fortress Schreckenstein (or "horror castle") (50km) DAY 6 Cycle across the border into Germany and pass the Konigstein fortress to Pirna (45km) DAY 7 Cycle to Dresden (25km) DAY 8 Trip concludes
Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 12 Apr to 22 Sep
High season is from 17 May to 30 Jun & 30 Aug to 15 Sep and a supplement applies.
*7 breakfasts *7 nights accommodation on a twin share basis *7 or 21 speed bike with waterproof pannier and handlebar bag *luggage transfer *information pack including route notes and maps *personal welcome and trip briefing *emergency hotline