Prague, the Vltava and the Elbe by bike and boat

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Bike and boat tours

Duration

8 days

Duration

215Km

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Self-guided

The beauty of this package is in the freedom it offers: without a guide, you are free to decide the timing, pace, and stops of your journey. Travel freely, travel your way!
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2/5 Medium-Easy

Moderate-Easy, between 25 and 65 kilometers per day with an elevation gain between 150 and 300 meters.

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Linear

The starting point is different from the ending point, with overnight stays in different hotels and daily stages.

Description

Day 1: Arrival in Prague
Individual arrival in Prague and boarding from 4:00 p.m.
After dinner, treat yourself to a walk on Charles Bridge, particularly impressive in the evening, and enjoy the wonderful view of the illuminated Prague Castle.

Day 2: Prague – Kralupy – Prague (27 km)
You will have the morning free to explore Prague. After receiving your bikes, you will start your first stage cycling along the Vltava river and passing by Troja Castle, one of the most beautiful baroque monuments in the country and home to the Prague City Gallery. Continue to the village of Klecánky and then on the banks of the Vltava through Drasty, continuing to Vodochody along the riverbank up to today's destination, Kralupy. Boat arrival is around 5:00 p.m.

Day 3: Kralupy – Mělník – Kralupy (28 km) | Mělník – Litoměřice by boat
After breakfast, cycle mainly along the Vltava River to Nelahozeves. We recommend visiting the birthplace of Antonin Dvořák, housed in one of Bohemia's most famous Renaissance castles, also known as the little Louvre of the Czech Republic. Today's tour will then take you to Veltrusý Park, a vast park with numerous sculptures and gazebos. The final destination of the bike stage is the royal city of Mělník, where you will get back on the boat to enjoy a trip on the Elbe River to Litoměřice.

Day 4: Rest day in Litoměřice or circular tour to Ustí and return (53 km)
A day to spend at your leisure. Discover one of the most beautiful Czech cities, the royal city of Litoměřice: the colorful Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque buildings in the city center, mostly surrounded by well-preserved Gothic fortifications, will enchant you. A visit to the Baroque cathedral of Saint Stephen, atop the domed hill, the historical underground with a vast tunnel system, and the bishop's residence is also worthwhile. You may also be interested in an individual visit to the Terezín Concentration Camp Memorial (Theresienstadt), located just 5 km away. For more experienced cyclists, we recommend cycling to Ustí, located idyllically in the narrow Elbe River valley, up to the Gateway of Bohemia and the ancient ruined castle, Schreckenstein.

Day 5: Litoměřice – Roudnice by boat | Roudnice – Mělník – Mlčechvosty by bike (40 km)
In the early morning, the boat will take you to Roudnice, where your bike tour will start around 9:00 a.m. Cycling mainly alongside the Elbe river and passing through Dobřín, Račice, and Vliněves, you will return by bike to the lovely village of Mělník. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of the point where the Vlatwa and Elbe rivers meet, from the top of the castle hill. You will then continue cycling to Mlčechvosty, the final destination of the day. The boat's arrival is expected around 4:30 p.m.

Day 6: Mlčechvosty – Prague (40 km)
Today you can start your bike tour that will take you through Nelahozeves, Kralupy, Vodochody, Drasty, and Klecánky, and will bring you to Prague, or relax in the sun on your boat's deck. You'll arrive in Prague around 3:30 p.m. The rest of the day is dedicated to visiting the city.

Day 7: Prague – Zbraslav – Prague (30 km)
Today, you'll get to explore by bike: the right bank of the Vltava River, the most beautiful spots in the Old Town, New Town, and Jewish quarter. Or you can simply meander through the streets enjoying city life, seated in one of the cafes on Old Town Square. Prague offers countless possibilities! If you feel like cycling, treat yourself to a nice tour up the Vltava River to Zbraslav and back. It's also worth visiting Vyṧehrad Castle, likely built in the 10th century on a hill overlooking the Vltava River. Local legend holds that Vyṧehrad was the site of the first settlement that later became the city of Prague.

Day 8: Prague
Disembark at 9:30 a.m., after breakfast. Individual departure or extension of your stay in Prague.

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✅ What is included in the trip?

  • Travel/Medical Insurance 24/24
  • Overnight stay and breakfast
  • Local telephone assistance 7/7
  • Welcome briefing
  • Detailed description and maps of the itinerary
  • GPS or navigation APP
  • All charges for harbours, bridges and locks
  • Welcome
  • Drink
  • Room cleaning every day, changing of towels and bed cloths as necessary
  • 6 lunch snack on board (non
  • cyclists) or lunch package for cycle tours
  • Daily meeting for the cycle tours
  • Coffee or tea in the afternoon
  • 7 3
  • course
  • dinner
  • Onboard tour guide

❌ What is not included?

  • Luggage transfer
  • Transfers not listed as "Included"
  • City tax
  • Tips
  • Journey to/from the starting point of the tour
  • Meals and drinks not listed as "Included"
  • Bike rental
  • Extras
  • Entrance fees, ferries and anything not listed as "Included"

💸 Cancellation fees

  • Time Range
  • Full refund
  • More 84 days of departure
  • 80%
  • From 83 to 84 days before departure
  • 70%
  • From 41 to 83 days before departure
  • 40%
  • From 27 to 41 days before departure
  • 20%
  • From 3 to 27 days before departure
  • 10%

Prague, the Vltava and the Elbe by bike and boat

  • To let yourself be surprised by the river landscapes, the romantic castles and medieval villages of the Czech Republic
  • To start and end the journey in Prague, the City of Gold, where the best beers in Europe are produced
  • To taste the dishes of traditional Czech home cooking, prepared every evening for you by the on-board chef
  • For the freedom to choose every day whether to cover the stage by bike, or relax enjoying the view from the boat deck
  • To discover the Czech Republic from a unique and privileged perspective, alternating biking stretches with navigational stretches on the rivers of Eastern Europe

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