Tour description

Let yourself been taken of the beaten track! Hit the trail through the fairytale nature of the Bohemian Swiss NP and the Lusatian Mountains. This piece of land had been admired for its uniqueness since the 19th century. It did not change much since then. You will enjoy the wild forrest, sandstone rock towers, deep gorges. Countless viewpoints and the beauty of the folk architecture will finish the picture. Travel in time as you will use the historical coaches, boats and steam train to travel between the hiking parts. Feel noble as those who first have uncovered and truly enjoyed the local marvells have been the old noble families since some 18-19th century! 

Romantical hiking retreat. Some exceptional hiking in two pocket size mountain ranges. Germany and Czech Republic. Deep silent gorges, sandstone spires and mesetas with 5 star views. 

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival to Děčín

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Individual arrival to Děčín - flight to Prague or Dresden; personal transportation to Bad Schandau on demand. This day is yours to explore the capital of the Bohemian Swiss NP.

Day 2 Děčín - Kurort Oybin - Jedlová-Krásná Lípa

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Distance: 14 km / 8,2 miles
Morning transfer by historical steam train to the Lusatian mountains. Your first hiking starts with conquering of the castle ruin Tolštejn. Travel back in time to 1890 when the first tourists used this journey to enjoy all the surrounding beauty! Enjoy the tiny spa Kurort Oybin and then hike to the heart of the mountains. Todays lodgings is a historical viewing tower on the romantical Jedlová hill. Also you will visit a pilgrim chapel on the top of the Křížová hora with its calvary. Then you will slip in the National Park , called Bohemian Switzerland. Todays stay is in a cosy  town Krásná Lípa. Optionnaly take a look on a national park museum, local brewery and chocolate manufacture.  

Day 3 Krásná Lípa-Doubice

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Distance: 18 km / 11,18 miles

All day hiking in the NP.

Get in touch with a history of the town Krásná Lípa on the nature educational trail Köglerova. The entire trail includes 40 different posts - stations with various activities.  Admiring all the sandstone towers of Kyjov Dell, till evening you get to a charming Doubice, a village of  wooden statues.

The local attraction is a famous rural gallery of carved statues, which are located on the grounds of the Stará Hospoda boarding house. They mostly take the form of fairy-tale apparitions, various animals and other characters from the world of fantasy. There are already more than 300 of them and more are still growing.

 Accommodation in Doubice.

Day 4 Doubice - Rynartice village

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Distance: 22 km / 13,67 miles
Today is the longest hike of the whole tour. Through the deep forest and breathtaking views you get to yet another fairytale village - Rynartice to stay over the night. During the route you meet another proof of the long tourist history here. The noble chalets of Kinsky family as this nobility liked to spend their summers here. Then you will admire one of the most stunnig panoramic views of the Bohemian Switzerland. Return by public bus to Doubice, todays stay.

Day 5 Rynartice - Mezní Louka

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Distance: 17 km / 10,6 miles

Unawaited you will descent to the Pavlino údolí dell, where you will meet the Kamenice creek, a very popular tourist spot. The entire valley begins in the west at Cold Stream and meanders romantically around the sandstone slopes and the mouth near the former Griesl mill, which is currently a recreational facility. On the western edge in front of the pond, you can see a rocky niche called Mermaide Cave. The entire valley is home to rare fauna and flora,

 From here you will continue a breathtaking ridge trip on the sandstone towers. You will discover the bird´s eye perspective views of the Bohemian Switzerland, feeling the emotions  of the first pilgrims. Accommodation in Mezní Louka. 

Day 6 Mezní Louka - Hřensko

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Distance: 11 - 19 km / 6,8 - 11,8 miles
Today is full of wows! Hike up to the biggest natural bridge in Europe - Pravčická brána. Enjoy the landscape once admired by the fayirytale writer Hans Christian Andersen. Hike in the places that invited the movie makers to shoot the Chronicles of Narnia. After a short historical coach transfer you descend to the Kamenice stream gorge. A hike along its banks takes us to another local wonder - a Venice-like boat trip down to the border town of Hřensko. 

Accommodation in Mezní Louka. 

Day 7 Elbe Valley - viewpoint in Bohemian Switzerland Belvedere

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Distance: 11 - 19 km / 6,8 - 11,8 miles

 In the morning be ready for a  transfer to the start of the last hiking point near Hřensko.

You will climb up to the top of the sand stone rocks surrounded by the deepest river canyon in Europe. The whole day will be full of great romantic views from several natural and historical man-made viewpoints. The day tour ends in the city of Děčín in the same hotel, where you have started.

Day 8 Optional sightseeing in Děčín and departure

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Breakfast and individual departure 

Services and prices

Tour datesAny scheduled tour can be made private. Your group, your dates. Go Private

Fully guided terms
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Our rental bikes

At Europe Bike Tour, we understand that a high-quality bicycle is key to an enjoyable vacation. That's why we ensure all our bikes are regularly serviced to maintain their perfect condition. For additional equipment, please refer to the "Bike Equipment" section where you'll find items included in the bike fee or available for rent/purchase at an extra cost.

Our diverse fleet includes bikes for men and women in various sizes, electric bikes, tandem bikes, children's bikes, and even recumbent bikes upon request. If you have any special requirements or wishes, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are dedicated to meeting your needs and ensuring you have the best experience possible!

What is included and what notOn self guided idividual tours

  • Individual pre-tour meeting at appointed time at client's hotel on the first day of the tour
  • Accommodation in selected hotels and pensions (city standard/premium)
  • Breakfast on all days
  • Day by day description with altitude profiles, places to visit and local tips
  • Official biking maps with highlighted routing (per room)
  • Detailed tailor-made cycling maps (per room)
  • Detailed town maps with highlighted routing to/from hotel (per room)
  • Step by step route description (per room)
  • Train tickets and train timetables (for tours where train transfer is part of a tour schedule)
  • Transportation of luggage between hotels between 9-17:00 (for option including luggage transfers only!)
  • Practical bike ride and safety information
  • 24-hour hotline assistance service
  • Personal travel and health insurance for participants in the tour
  • Transportation (air tickets) to/from starting/final point of the tour
  • Transfer from Prague Airport to your Prague hotel on the day of arrival
  • Transfer from hotel to the airport on departure day
  • Meals (except for breakfasts)
  • Entrance fees to museums, castles, and chateaux
  • Local touristic/spa tax (to be paid on spot directly to accommodation)
  • Bike rental

On fully guided tours

  • Specialized Bike Holidays bicycle tour leader during all biking days
  • Pick-up from any Prague hotel on the first day of the tour at an appointed time
  • Accommodation in selected hotels and pensions
  • Breakfast on all days
  • Dinners without drink on specific number of biking days (usually every other day but for more info, please contact your tour coordinator)
  • Refreshments in the supporting vehicle (soft drinks, snacks, sweets, fruit)
  • Water for bike-flasks
  • Welcome briefing on the first day
  • Maps of towns of accommodation on the tour (per room)
  • Detailed cycling maps (on request)
  • Program and detailed day-by-day description (per room)
  • Practical bike ride safety training
  • Technical service on the route
  • First aid service on the route
  • Support vehicle
  • All transportation of participants and their luggage and bicycles during the tour
  • Personal travel and health insurance for participants in the tour
  • Transportation (air-tickets) to/from Prague – starting/final point of the tour
  • Transfer from Prague airport to your Prague hotel on the day of arrival
  • Transfer from hotel to the airport on the departure day
  • Other meals than mentioned in "What is included"
  • Entrance fees to museums, castles, and chateaux
  • Local touristic/spa tax (to be paid on spot directly to accommodation)
  • Bike rental

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