You can easily cover the distance Germany - Spindleruv Mlyn within one day if you travel independently. Arrive early, it is worth a stroll through the beautiful town and a detour to the castle. Towards evening you will be welcomed and receive a detailed tour briefing.
Today you will visit the Elbe spring, the walking time is about 15 km, 5-6 hours. We start with a chair lift ride (not included in the tour price) to the Medvedin (1235 m). The trail continues past former fortifications and the Elbe waterfall to the Elbe spring. Here you can enjoy the view over the Krkonoše Mountains and the beautifully designed spring. Along the very young Elbe you will go downhill again to Spindleruv Mlyn.
You cycle along the upper course of the Elbe, which is still quite modest here, sometimes on this side, sometimes on the other. In Arnau (Hostinne) the giants are waiting for you at the town hall tower! After a leisurely climb of about 3 km (the longest of the whole bike tour) you will reach the Elbe reservoir embedded in wooded heights with its beautifully designed dam crest from 1916. Via a narrow path the bike path leads to the pretty little town of Dvur Kralove on the Elbe.
The cycling stage leads through the varied landscape to Kuks, where 34 magnificent sculptures represent the virtues as well as the vices. Marvel at the garrison town of Josefov, built around 1785, on your bike ride. You can visit bastions and casemates there today. Here you will leave the last small hill behind and reach - along the Elbe, which has swollen to a stately river - the beautiful town of Hradec Kralove.
Through the vast forests east of Hradec Kralove, your bike path will take you in a curve past Raby Castle to the famous town of Pardubice. Enjoy a leisurely lunch break on the car-free square in the center of the listed historic old town, relax in peace or take a walk to the castle. In this imposing complex you will find, among other things, the East Bohemian Museum. After the lunch break you will pass lakes and continue to Brehy, where you will leave the cycle path and arrive at your destination for today, Prelouc.
Along the quietly flowing Elbe and rustling poplars, the cycle path leads past some of the most famous stud farms in the country. Around Tynec to Kolin you can expect some bumpy sections, which will be rewarded with the arrival in Kolin at noon. Here, too, the old town with Charles Square, the former Jewish ghetto and the 13th century cathedral are protected monuments. Afterwards we will continue on the again well asphalted cycle path to Nymburk.
You follow the Elbe to the west through the flat Bohemian basin. Your bike tour leads along field paths and small roads along the river to Celakovice. Here you change from the Elbraweg to the well-traveled cycle route 241, which leads you the last 30 km directly into the center of Prague.
If you look back at the descriptions that have been given to Prague in the last centuries, you will encounter true hymns of praise. There is talk of the splendor of the "Golden City", of the "Mother of Cities", of the "Hundred-Towered Prague". Prague stands for many things: music and the Middle Ages, Kafka and Kisch, beer and dumplings with roast pork. The numerous cafés and restaurants in the city's squares tempt visitors to take a break. There is hardly a tourist who is not taken by the flair of the Old Town and Mala Strana, by the beauty of St. Vitus Cathedral, hardly a visitor who does not plan to come back.
After breakfast your beautiful cycling tour ends in Prague or you continue cycling along the river Elbe towards Dresden.
- Accommodation incl. breakfast
- Room with shower/bath/WC
- Luggage transport
- Map of bike trails with marked route
- Digital route guidance via smartphone app for almost all journeys
- Tips for tour preparation
- Touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
Below you will find specific information about the bicycle tour on the young Elbe. If you have any further questions about this trip, just give us a call: Tel.: 06421 - 886890.
Please do not forget that you need a digital vignette for your car in the Czech Republic if you want to use highways. To avoid wasting time, it is best to purchase it online in advance.
Spindleruv Mlyn (Spindleruv Mlyn) is best reached by bus from Prague (travel time about 3 hours).
The hotel in Spindleruv Mlyn (Spindleruv Mlyn) has its own parking facilities.
Prices per day: garage 150 CZK (approx. 6 Euro), parking 60 CZK (approx. 2,50 Euro)
Nature of the route
The bike route runs mostly parallel to the river, Sometimes the route deviates a little to show you other beautiful places. Most of the time you will ride on quiet side roads, sometimes on field and riverside paths. Only in and around the larger towns you can expect heavier traffic. Overall, the route is very flat.
Available rental bikes
There are 21/24/27-speed trekking bikes (men's and women's) with derailleur gears and hand brakes or 8-speed e-bikes available. The rental bikes are fully equipped with lock, panniers, map holder and repair kit. Please inform us about your bike request when booking.
7 days hotline service
If the bike chain is broken, floods make it impossible to continue your journey or other nasty surprises are waiting for you: We are available 7 days a week for you and organize help as soon as possible.
Passport and visa requirements
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.