Prague to Dresden Guided Cycle
Regarded as one of Europe's most beautiful cities with its fairy tale ambiance and golden spires, Prague is a fitting starting point to this grand cycle tour to discover the Bohemian countryside and idyllic river landscapes en route to the beautifully restored city of Dresden. The cycle begins by following the Moldau River to Melnik with its great wine growing tradition. It continues along quiet backroads and nature trails along the Elbe River, through classic scenery of hilltop castles, lovingly renovated villages, spa towns and during the last stage, through 'Saxon Switzerland' where massive Elbe sandstone formations have attracted rock climbers from around the world. From the devastation arising from WWII, Dresden has regained its former glory, with its impressive buildings including the magnificent Zwinger Palace.
|DAY 1||Arrive Prague|
|DAY 2||Cycle to Melnik in the heart of the Bohemian wine growing area (58-70km / 36-43.5mi)|
|DAY 3||Cycle via the fortress of Terezin to Litomerice (52km / 32.5mi)|
|DAY 4||Cycle to Decin via the old fortress Schreckenstein (or 'horror castle') (52km / 32.5mi)|
|DAY 5||Cycle to Bad Schandau (25km / 15.5mi)|
|DAY 6||Cycle to Dresden (48km / 30mi)|
|DAY 7||Trip concludes|
A well organised trip with a good guide. Accommodation and meals superb. I have recommended the trip to friends. The small group format was good. The trip was highly suitable for the 50 - 70 age group.