CZECHIAGERMANY | PRAGUE TO DRESDEN TOURING PREMIUM

Prague to Dresden

Touring Premium Private Package

 

A nice and relaxing premium bike trip between Prague and Dresden with van support.

 

Both Prague, and Dresden are beautiful European cities with a lot of highlights in between like the must-see Czech Switzerland national park. Vltava river banks first and the Elbe later, forests, national parks, castles, sandstone rock towers, country villages, and nice minor Czech and German towns will be your companion during the bike trip.

 

Sometimes people travel to remote and exotic locations with the purpose to find themselves but often the only thing they find out is that those places are not so remote after all… our bike trip from Prague to Dresden is all about you, your bike and the local countryside.

Mileage / Gain

227 km (141 m) / 400 mt (1300 ft)

Longest day: 52 km (32 m)

Longest climbing day: 200 mt (680 ft)

When to go

From mid April to mid October

Level

Occasional

Riding on mostly flat asphalt cycling paths.

Duration

6 days / 5 nights

Price per person

2-3 People

2990 €

4-5 People

2390 €

6+ People

2090 €

390 € single room supplement

Do you want to share the ride?

This version could become semi-private if you wish. Which means that you could share the ride with other cyclists (max 8 pax). So you would have the price advantage of shared ride while keeping a high grade of privateness. If you are interested in this option just let us know and we will try to pair you with other like minded cyclist.

You only want van support?

Our “Premium Package” includes one guide in the van and one on the bike. We like to take great care of our clients and believe that a guide on the bike is essential for you to get the best our of your trip. But of course we understand if you would like to be alone with your partner or family. In this case we would just support you with the van and all the logistic and give you a professional Garmin gps with loaded tracks and a road book. In this case the price of the package would be also lower.

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Day by day

DAY 0 - Welcome to Prague

Meeting at our shop for briefing and bike setting.

If you are not in Prague or you have other plans, we pick you up the following, day 1, at 8.00 a.m. at your accomodation and we will set the bikes just before leaving.

DAY 1 - From Prague to Mělník

 52 km / 200 mt elevation

 

We will leave Prague behind us riding along the river Vtava. It is a great beginning because the riverbanks are immediately pretty.

We will go through some amazing city parks and then follow a valley that will take us along Vltava River north of Prague in the town of Kralupy.  We will cross several little towns and ride top quality cycling paths between fields.

In the end a few km along the river will take us to Melnik which lies at the confluence of the Elba and Vltava rivers and it is famous for the wine.

DAY 2 - From Mělník to Litoměřice

49 km / 75 mt elevation

 

Melnik lies at the confluence of the Elba and Vltava rivers and it is famous for its vineyard. The first part of the ride today will still be on a beautiful cycling path along the river which from today will be the Elbe. Today’s stage includes also some country roads and forests roads. You will be able to see beer hops farms and communist bunkers. Later in the day, we will go through Terezin concentration camp which we will visit. Litomerice, our home for the night, is a lovely little Bohemian town with a very well preserved old center.

DAY 3 - From Litoměřice to Děčín

52 km / 60 mt elevation

 

We will start the day as every day using the cycling path along the river.

After a few km we will have a nice deserved break at Strekov, a castle ruin on a cliff above the Elba river with a nice little cafe’ with a view.

After enjoying the break we will follow the river which, at the end of today’s stage, will take us to Decin, gateway to the famous sandstone region of Czech Switzerland.

DAY 4 - From Děčín to Bad Schandau

27 km / 50 mt elevation

 

Today we will enter the Czech Switzerland, a beautiful national park characterized by sandstone rocks, massive like nowhere else.

Today’s mileage is lower beause we are going to enjoy a nice 8 km hike to Pravcicka Brana, the biggest natural rock bridge in Europe and iconic symbol of the park.

In the afternoon we will cross the border with Germany and get to Bad Schandau where if you wish you can enjoy the famous Toskana Spa.

DAY 5 - From Bad Schandau to Dresden

47 km / 20 mt elevation

 

Today it will be a day full of things to see starting with Bastei rock bridge, high among the sandstone pillars, Konigstein castle and the town of Pirna. Slowly hills will change into fields and we will start to see the beautiful Dresden skyline slowly approching while will enjoy the last km of our trip cycling along the river before we will eventually enter Dresden happy and tired after 5 days of beautiful riding.

DAY 6 - Aud wiedersehen (farewell!)

The tour is over after breakfast.

Our guides will pack everything and go back to Prague.

Hope you had fun and you will bring home with you unforgettable memories. 

 

We make customization our secret ingredient.

Feel free to ask for changes.

Included

Accomodations

  • All hotel accommodation in 4 star hotels (5 nights)

Food and Drinks

  • Half board: breakfasts and dinners
  • Snacks and fresh fruit on route

Support

  • 1 English speaking guide on the bike
  • 1 English speaking guide in the van
  • Van support with luggage transport
  • All transportation from randez vous to drop-off
  • Daily cleaning and bike maintenance

Bikes & Gear

  • Touring bike rental + helmet + pedals
  • Official BIKO bidons and drawstring bag

Activities

  • Entrance to Czech Switzerland national park
  •  Entrance to Spa in Bad Schandau
  •  All ferries
  • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service

 

Not included

 

  • International flights
  • Cancellation insurance and travelling insurance
  • Items of personal nature
  • Massages
  • Gratuity for your bicycle guide
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Transfers that are not specified on the tour description
  • Extra activities that are not specified on the tour description

Touring bikes | INCLUDED

 

Models: Giant Roam (men) & Liv Rove (women)

 

With its confident, flat handlebar positioning and lightweight ALUXX aluminum frame, Roam Disc gives you all the best qualities of a mountain bike and a road bike. Its front suspension adds comfort and control. It has powerful disc brakes and durable components, so it can take some bumps on rough city roads. And the fast rolling 700c wheels can handle smooth roads or dirt, making it a great choice for town-to-trail adventures.

 

Available in  XS, S, M, L, XL size.

Women bike frame available.

Touring E-bike | Upgrade - 30 euro per day

 

Models: Giant Explore E+ (men) & Liv Amiti E+ (women)

 

It combines urban riding style with versatile performance that can handle rougher roads.  Designed for adaptability, Explore E+ gives riders the freedom to go wherever they want to go. Range in Eco mode 65-130 km. Yamaha 500Wh Lithium-ion battery for longer range.

 

Available in  XS, S, M, L, XL size.

Women bike frame available.

Accessories

 

We are happy to prepare your bike according to your bike fitting measurement, if you wish to and we will provide you with accessories to make your trip more comfortable. All you have to do is to fill our "Mesurements & Accessories Form" below.

 

Gel seats, handle bar bags, mud guards, gel seat covers and many other things are  FREE OF CHARGE. We also have a wide variety of pedals to choose from in adition also FREE OF CHARGE. Shimano SPD, Shimano SL, Look Keo Classic, Classic pedals with possibility to add toe cages.

 

Check out the "BIKE MEASUREMENTS & ACCESSORIES FORM"

Libice Chateau

Libice Chateaux**** - Mělník Liblice Castle is one of the most compact monuments of the Bohemian high Baroque.

Grandhotel Salva

Grandhotel Salva**** - Litoměřice The house of SALVA GUARDA was built in the 14th century and itś situated on the town square. In 1566 the emperor Ferdinand the III., who stayed here, gave to the house the immunity of knightly domicile and assigned it a ,,trademark“ SALVA GUARDA as a royal dateless act of grace.

Zlata Lípa Wellness Hotel

Zlata Lípa Wellness Hotel **** - Děčín Zlata Lipa Hotel is a newly renovated former hunting lodge, located on the outskirts of Decin, 1.2 km from the center*, in the very heart of Czech-Saxon Switzerland. * It is a long uphill so normally we shuttle there at the end of the ride after we get to Decin city center.

Park Hotel

Park Hotel **** - Bad Schandau Situated in Bad Schandau, 800 m from Saxon Switzerland National Park, Parkhotel Bad Schandau boasts a seasonal outdoor pool and views of the river. The hotel has a spa centre and sauna, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant.

Westin Bellevue

Westin Bellevue**** - Dresden This hotel is set among pretty gardens on the Elbe Embankment, directly across the beautiful Augustusbrücke bridge from Dresden's Baroque district. The view over the old center is amazing. It has a spa with 120 m² pool, saunas, and a gym.

Professional video by BIKO Media

 

In BIKO we are not only cyclists... Filippo and Toby are also professionale video makers.

We make videos a strong added value to our holidays. We are able to offer two different packages that will help you remembering your trip forever.

 

- Essential Video Package: we will shoot the video while guiding the holiday. This way we can keep the price reasonable. We know already where the best shots are so while guiding we shoot without you even "feeling it".

At the end of the holiday we will present you with a long video of 20 minutes and one "Best Of" video from 3 to 5 minutes.

Price : 500 euro

 

 

- Ultimate Video Package: you will have a dedicated team of videomakers that will follow your group and your guides independently. The result will be a true Hollywood action movie.

At the end of the holiday we will present you with a long video of 20 minutes and one "Best Of" video from 3 to 5 minutes.

Price: depends on the route and on the group size. Starting from 3000 euro

Essential Video Package

Ultimate Video Package

Wine tasting at Melnik Chateaux - Day 1

Enjoy a tasting of Mělník wines, led by an experienced sommelier, taking place in the oldest Cellar of St. Wenceslaus in an environment surrounded by centuries-old wooden barrels. You can taste the light and fresh Ludmila wine, varietal wines from local vineyards (Lobkowicz Muscat, Pinot Gris, Saint Laurent and Blauer Portugieser), Château Mělník sparkling wine and Pinot Noir, typical for Mělník and domesticated since the time of Charles IV, grown on the ecologically cultivated vineyard of St. Ludmila.

 

Price per person: 20 euro

Includes 6 different wines, bread and sausages

Via Ferrata in Decin - Day 4

 

The via ferrata scales the cliff face in the very heart of town, just across the river from Decin Castle. Opened in April 2014, it now offers 14 climbing routes of various levels of difficulty.

The term via ferrata comes from Italian and means iron trail. It is an anchored trail across demanding mountain terrain, fitted with support cables, railings, steps, and other aids to help inexperienced climbers pass.

 

Price: 15 euro total per person for Ferrata Set rental and transport to the site

Duration: 2 hours

We highly recommend spending a few days on your own exploring Prague and Dresden before and after your trip with us.

If you wish we can help you with your accommodation and to connect you with our local experts.

  • Extra day in the Czech Switzerland National Park

Spend one day hiking in one of the most beautiful national parks in Europe.

90 millions years ago the nature was already at work for giving us the chance of a wonderful hiking experience in the landscape of sandstone rock “towns”, towers, walls, gorges and ravines .

The first part of our journey will take us to Pravcicka Gate, the largest natural sandstone arch in Europe with a characteristic wooden chateaux made from oak bark with a little restaurant.

Later we will descend to Kamenice river gorges for an unforgettable walk. In no time you will be surrounded by a wall of high rocks on both sides. We will walk beneath rock ledges, through several tunnels and across narrow footbridges. Twice, the only way to continue our journey will be by jumping on a boat driven by a ferryman who steers it with a pole, contributing to a even richer experience.

 

Price vary according to number of participants and activities.  Ask for a quote.

Reservation, payment and cancellation

 

To reserve the trip we ask 50% of the total price via bank transfer or cash.

 

The remaining balance must be paid in cash or with credit card the day before the beginning of the trip or via bank transfer 12 days before the departure.

 

No refund of the deposit if the tour is cancelled less then 31 days before the departure (working days).

 

100 percent of the tour will be charged if the tour is cancelled less then 3 days before the departure.

One of the best cycle tours. They provided great service throughout the trip and went above and beyond to make the trip memorable. The days were filled with cycling, culture, tours, fun and much more. For the value it was outstanding and we are already discussing on taking another cycling trip next year with BIKO! (Source: Trip Advisor)

John S.

USA

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