Total tour distance: 123 miles
Daily tour distance: 25 miles
Difficulty: 10 / 100
Come with us down the Vltava and Elbe Rivers to visit two important cultural centers in Europe. Prague, since ancient times the melting-pot of Czech, German and Jewish ethnic groups and Dresden, seat of the Saxon dukes and the "Florence of the North". Both towns have a very long history and visiting them will fill you up with very strong cultural memories for a long time.
As the rivers flow, we will ride along them through a beautiful countryside full of picturesque towns such as Melnik, Litomerice or Bad Schandau. The tour will take us through natural beauties of bizarre Czech-Saxon Switzerland NP, as well as through romantic region of former volcanoes of the Czech Middle Mountains. The last kilometers will take us through cultural regions of the Dresden Valley of the Elbe River. Connecting two European centers, as well as the beauties of the Vltava and Elbe River basins, yields a very attractive, but not physically demanding tour manageable even by less fit bikers. As a bonus you can enjoy a boat trip or half day of hiking in the Czech Saxon Switzerland.
Prague to Dresden is our easiest route suitable also for children. Distances are shorter then on other routes and there is only one short up hill on the first day. The rest of the route leads along Vltava and Elbe rivers. Roads are quiet and free of traffic. We enjoy many bike-only paths both in the Czech Republic and Germany.