Elbe River Trail: Prague to Dresden
This superb trail leads you along one of the largest European rivers, the Elbe (total length 360 km), and through two countries, the Czech Republic and Germany. Starting in Prague, close to the river's source amongst the mighty Krkonose Mountains, you'll enjoy one of our most leisurely routes. Go zoom downhill and comfortably pedal on roads that are mostly straight. Like the majority of our cycling routes following water courses, this path offers beautiful views of the river and the surroundings. One very special highlight is the confluence of the Elbe with the Vltava River in beautiful Melnik, Czech Republic. Along the route, there are also many interesting monuments in the towns and villages that have historical centers protected to preserve their historical charm, such as in Vrchlabi, Jaromer, Hradec Kralove, Pardubice, Kolin, Podebrady and Stara Boleslav. In addition, there are a host of chateaux and castles you may choose to visit. For sure, you'll not want to miss the stunning palaces at Kuks, Vrchlabi, Kuneticka Hora, Melnik, Libechov and Decin before pushing through to the spa town of Bad Schandau and finishing your extraordinary adventure in Dresden.
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Day : 1
Dum u velke boty (House at the Big Boot) is a small family hotel in an old renaissance-looking burgher house in Mal Strana. It is located ten minutes walk from the Prague Castle or the Charles Bridge, in a small square just opposite the Lobkowitz Palace - today's offices of the German Embassy.
Day : 2
Formally a humble hotel and pub endewed with an old-world charm, the building has been meticulously transformed into a complex of unique restaurants, to renew its formerappeal. The original structure dates back to the Middle ages. Within it, an elegant, hospitable restaurant seating 35 guests effers fine cuisines.Would you wish to relax with a glass of wine or a cup of aromatic coffee? A cozy cafe with 25 seats will immerse you in a nostalgic atmosphere of days gone by and the savor of your your mother's baking.
Day : 3
Remarkable family type hotel located in the beautiful Renaissance-style building which decorates the main square of Litomerice town. Stylish restaurant with two lounge bars and café is a part of the hotel. There is Renaissance-style hall on the first floor of this building. Hotel offers 43 beds in originally furnished rooms and studios including one room with non-barrier access. Parking place in the front of the hotel.
Day : 4, 5
Hotel Ceska Koruna is situated in downtown Decin at the Masaryk square, near Decin castle. It is a perfect departure spot for a large variety of different activities and excursions to the Czech Saxon Switzerland and the Elbe sandstones area.
Day : 6
The hotel with restaurant "elbhotel" is located in a central but nevertheless silent location in the green oasis of Rostock-Reutershagen. After only some driving minutes or directly by public means of transport you arrive at the city centre of Rostock and the white sand beach of the Baltic Sea bath Warnemunde.Discover the diversity of our house, the fascination of the Baltic Sea coast and the hospitality in the traditional Hanseatic city of Rostock. We offer to you a creative relaxation during your holiday or after your working day.Here await you comfortably furnished rooms, apartments and suites, the restaurant "Fritz Reuter" with its diversity of fish specialities, the bar "Leuchtturm" with international mixed drinks, long drinks and cocktails as well as a terrace area with beer garden and lily pond in the summer months.A banquet and event room with a capacity of up to 150 places as well as sauna, solarium and fitness club provide you the possibility to recreate and relax to your heart's content.
Day : 7
This family-run hotel is a new building, constructed in the Wilhelmina style. Located in the "Prussian quarter", a villa district close to the city centre of Dresden, it enjoys a quiet, very green location near the Regional Council building and Military Academy.Just a few minutes ride or walk away is the centre of the Neustadt (new city) around the Goldener Reiter statue and the Altstadt (old city) with historic sights such as the Zwinger, castle, Semperoper, Frauenkirche, Albertinum and Bruhlsche Terrasse.
Day : 1
Hotel Constans is located in the historical center of Prague - directly under Prague Castle. There are 31 spacious luxuriously furnished rooms. Due to its location and larger than standard rooms, it is the ideal place not only for business clientele, who especially appreciate the quiet environment in the centre, but also for those, who wish to spend unforgettable moments in historic Prague's romantic environment.
Day : 2
Situated in a historic building right at the heart of Melnik, Penzion U Zámku is only 30 m away from Melnik Castle. The property has been awarded The Best Guesthouse of 2017 Award. Free WiFi and free on-site parking are available, as well as free parking on the square nearby. The units feature a fully equipped kitchenette, a dining table and a sofa bed. There is flat-screen satellite TV and a bathroom with a shower. One unit is furnished in a historical style, featuring exposed ancient stone walls, while others are fitted in Romantic Style and Provence Style. Breakfast can be served directly in the room. Coffee and tea is available for free. A bar serving drinks, snacks and typical wines from Melnik is at guests' disposal. Penzion U Zámku is located on the car-free Svatovaclavska street, where you can find many restaurants and pubs serving Czech and international cuisine.
Day : 3
The Family Hotel Apollon is located in the historic city center of Valtice, which is famous for its rich history, excellent wine and the scenery beautiful manor houses, buildings and romantic hideaways. The hotel has 22 comfortably furnished rooms and suites which will provide the ideal background for an unforgettable holiday in this viticultural paradise. The restaurant offers a varied menu of regional specialties, which served the best wines, mainly from Valtické and Mikulov region.
Day : 4, 5
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 the Czech-Saxon Switzerland. The Tiské Rocks and Elbe Sandstone provide many opportunities for climbers. Free Wi-Fi is provided in the entire building. The Hotel offers rooms with private bathroom and a toilet, a minibar, a safe, a flat-screen satellite TV and a telephone. Wellness center, available upon a surcharge, includes an indoor swimming pool, a hot tub, a steam bath and a sauna, a sun bed and a gym. The hotel also offers massages and yoga upon reservation. Morning swimming is available for free.
Day : 6
In our big own park near the Elbe-promenade which is situated in the idyllic health resort Bad Schandau, our traditional Parkhotel is awaiting you. The architectural ensemble of the Parkhotel is characterised by two lovingly restored villas and the relocated building of the 'Residenz'. Altogether they form a perfect composition of history and modernity. The in room amenities of the 75 modern rooms include a shower or a bathroom, WC, hairdryer, satellite TV, direct dial telephone and Internet. Elegant, comfortable rooms, modern bathrooms and mostly balcony or terrace create a pleasant atmosphere.
Day : 7
The traditional and family dresden hotel "Rothenburger Hof" is located in Dresden Germany government district called the "Neustadt". It is about a kilometre from the pedestrian shopping-trip Hauptstr., within walking distance of the historical "Altstadt" with the Semper Opera House, Hofkirche (Catholic Court Chapel) and the Zwinger with it's exhibition of dresden procelain and meissen procelain..Our recently renovated house has 26 double rooms (Bed and breakfast in Dresden Germany), which can also be used as single rooms. All rooms are very comfortable and furnished with a bathroom en suite, color television, radio and mini-bar. Certain rooms also have a balcony. For long-term guests and business-travellers, we offer 13 hotel-apartments, which have various sizes and are equipped with a kitchen.