Tour description

This tour is like a cabinet of treasures and curiosities both old and new.. You start in the quiet Renaissance town of Litoměřice on the Ohře and Elbe confluence. Every day, history and culture reveal themselves, from Litoměřice we pass - Terezín (Theresienstadt) – an 18th-century fortress transformed into a ghastly witness of  Nazi crimes against Jews and dissidents.  Farther along you will reach Louny - the home of the fierce Hussite warriors, and then the hearth of hops - Žatec. Today a new member of the UNESCO herritage list! We continue to the ancient towns of Kadaň or Chomutov, then stay in the opulent spa town of Karlovy Vary (Karlsbad).  Back into smaller cities, we pass the breathtaking castle of Loket throned high above the river, the silent gorge of Svatošské skály, and finally Cheb - the once imperial seat with its German, ancient castle... In between you meet numerous villages, castles, chateaux and mansions, beautiful nature and even an impressive, and hard-to-describe view of a  - industrial history lovers and construction fans will love it - strip coal mine. Fabulous natural preservations close to the untouched river. 
Please note there is a film festival in Karlovy Vary when finding an accommodation is almost impossible or against very high surcharge only!!!

A still undiscovered trail full of surprisingly beautiful places and nature. Come and discover the hidden beauties of the former Sudetenland! Explore a striking combination of old towns, chateaux, nature, coal mines and the calm river atmosphere.


Arrival to Litoměřice

Show day
1 Day

This day is devoted to your arrival to this lovely town on the Ohře and Elbe rivers’ confluence. Litoměřice is an old seat of archbishops and a medieval trade hub full of Renaissance architecture and art - do take your time to explore! Should you like more nights prior to the tour, let us know; we are happy to assist!

Transfer: For those arriving to Prague, we are happy to provide a transfer, see below. The fully guided tour includes this transfer. Following the tour, we are also happy to provide a transfer from Cheb to Litoměřice/Prague.

Litoměřice - Louny

Distance 57 KmShow day
2 Day

An exciting first bike day! We start from Litoměřice, and travel upstream along the Ohře, admiring a number of chateaux along the way like Pátek, Vršovice and on the top of this all, Libochovice - a real baroque gem! As a backdrop for our route we have the gorgeous panorama of the Central Massif (Středohoří,) a real volcanic playground of nature - not active anymore, of course! Before all the beauty we pause in Terezín, or Theresienstadt. A great 18th-century fortress, which through WWII was turned into the infamous Jewish Ghetto. After this profound and educative experience we continue upstream to the chateaux and castles. Finally, we end up in Louny, an old walled town sleeping lazily on the river banks.

Louny - Kadaň

Distance 73 KmShow day
3 Day

 Today is full of different places! We start from Louny along the river enjoying the easy ride and again some lovely chateaux like Stekník. Once the hops fields grow big, we arrive in Žatec, the world capital of hops growing!  Less-known, and only a little less important, Žatec holds strong connections to the Hussite movement of the 15th-century. Also, Žatec and the surrounding hops growing area is newly on the UNESCO herritage list! After that we continue along the river to the huge Nechranice dam.  Here we need to leave the Ohře for a while to explore  the gargantuan brown coal mine with gigantic mining machines, At the same time, we might have a chance to meet a dragon. Finally we arrive at our day’s destination - the medieval town of Kadaň with its fantastic town center, castle and a monastery. Its beauty today hides the destruction it endured during Communism.

Kadaň - Karlovy Vary

Distance 50 KmShow day
4 Day

Soon after leaving Kadaň we arrive in Klášterec, a lovely small town with a fairytale red chateau. Most of today leaves us in the gentle nature around the Ohře river offering some great views of the rather mythical Doupov hills area, for more than hundred years closed as a military training zone. A stop to remember is Kyselka - a tiny town once known worldwide as the most adorable small spa. Today, after decades of little interest, the place is slowly returning to its former beauty. From Kyselka it is just a short ride to Karlovy Vary, our destination and one of the tour’s highlights. This world-renowned spa is a real urbaine town, definitely worth a long walk, passing through its colonnades to try the waters of its numerous springs!

Karlovy Vary - Cheb

Distance 60 KmShow day
5 Day

We'll start from Karlovy Vary and bike through the nature of the amazingly beautiful Ohre river valley. Our day leads us along a nicely built cycling trail through the Slavkov Forest nature preserve and the stunning Svatosske Skaly rock formations. Following the river we arrive in Loket with its stunning 14th-century castle. Next stop is the town of Sokolov with its noble chateau and town centre originating in the 13th century. Refreshments abound along the route, but the Kynsperk brewery or the coffee in Mostov's small chateau are highlights. Today's last stop and our overnight stay is the old imperial seat of Cheb. This old town with its rather German architecture and ancient castle tells many stories - starting with Barbarossa, continuing to Wallenstein and finally the search of a new future after WWII.

Cheb - Weißenstadt - Egerspring

Distance 54 KmShow day
6 Day

Today we finish off the last remaining part of the Eger river trail! Crossing the border we get to Germany (Bavaria) and along the former Iron curtain and then through lush countryside and sleepy small villages and small towns like Markleuthen or Röslau we get to the big holiday lake by Weissenstadt, which will be our last day overnight spot. From here i tis just a very short way to the actuall spring a little up in Fichtelgebirge (Smrčiny), the small hill range named after the neverending spruce tree forrest all over it. Another highlight just acros the Czech border will bet he town and castle of Hohenberg, the actuall „capital“ of the Germans who were pushed to leave Czechoslovakia after WWII. Also, those who would like to shorten the trip can take a local train all the way to Röslau (1 change).


Show day
7 Day

The last day is dedicated to exploring the area or just relaxing - the town is well worth it! For those leaving by plane we are happy to provide a transfer to Prague. The fully guided tours have it included!
Of course, you can save the loop to the river spring for today making it more relaxed, same as more nights in Weißenstadt!

Services and prices

Selfuguided tour with NO luggage transfer included
Selfuguided tour with NO luggage transfer included535 €
Selfguided tour with luggage transfer included
2 Persons2 Persons
4 Persons635 €
6 Persons575 €
Fully guided tour
Fully guided tour995 €
Single surcharge150 €
Solo Surcharge160 €
Premium accommodation surcharge190 €
Premium single accommodation surcharge185 €
Extra night in Weißenstadt40 - 100 €
Extra night in Prague55 - 80 €
Halfboard surcharge145 €
Premium Halfboard surcharge185 €
Tailormade booking fee100€/Group
Booking fee30€/Group
Reverse direction surcharge90 €
Parking in Prague/Cheb14€/Day
Transfer Prague-Weißenstadt 1-3 pax190 € /group
Transfer Prague-Weißenstadt4+ pax280 € /group
Transfer Litoměřice - Prague 1-3 pax75 € /group
Transfer Litoměřice - Prague 4+ pax95 €/group

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Our tips
Tip 1Possible to run the tour both ways. If starting from Cheb, 50 EUR per person surcharge apply.

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

Fully guided terms
02. 06. 2024-08. 06. 2024Request now!
04. 08. 2024-10. 08. 2024Request now!

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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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With a rich 12-year history, Europe Bike Tours offers more than just cycling trips; we provide immersive "Culture Biking" experiences across the Czech Republic and Central Europe. Our tours blend the thrill of biking with cultural exploration, taking you from charming local eateries to ancient, hidden castles. We handpick the most captivating locations, ensuring each bike, family, or wine holiday is an adventure in itself. Catering to diverse preferences, our tours come in various formats, from self-guided to fully guided, with options for luggage transfer and different accommodation levels. For those seeking something unique, we're always ready to craft a tailor-made tour that perfectly fits your vision of a cycling holiday.

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Who we are

Lukáš SvárovskýManager

Languages spoken Czech, English, German

Guide since 2008

Lukas was born and raised in the Czech capital of Prague. His keen interest in history and sports influenced his determination to study both subjects at university in Germany. His passion for travel also led to Lukas adding a tourism degree to his studies. Biking, exploring, and discovering interesting places was one of the determining moments when in 2010 he decided to start Europe Bike Tours. Since than Lukas is keen on developing new products, improve services and above all, share his passion for traveling while guiding one of the tours!

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Vitek ProchazkaManager

Languages spoken Czech, English, French, German, Slovak, Spanish

Guide since 2012

Vitek was born in Prague, Czech Republic and has remained there most of his life. During his travel and tourism studies he began guiding mostly bike and rafting trips all around Europe. Through his years in the office of a travel agency, guiding remained an important part of his life. Eventually went of for  year in New Zealand and after returning started guiding and preparing programs in and around his homeland

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Our self-guided tours

Accommodation is one of the most important parts of each trip that strongly influences the final look of it. We make our best to offer you the best possible accommodation in the prefered category. The hotels we offer are either comfortable small hotels or quite guesthouses both in 3* quality, all of it rather small and with personality than big chain. All the tours have accommodation in or near the town/village centres so you can spend the afternoon and evening after biking exploring the town itself or simply enjoy the peace of the place.

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TestimonialsWhat our clients say about us

22 May

Herman Oerbekke

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Thanks for all.We had nice hotels, good breakfasts and the transport of the luggage was excellent.And of course a magnifieke cycling route along the Elbe (and Moldau) and trough beautiful cities.We will recomment it to other people.Kind regards,Geesje and Herman.

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Emanuelle Grandaud

Tour Prague-Vienna Greenways May 2023

nous avons fait le séjour de prague a vienne en vélo électrique.les parcours sont magnifiques, les vélos sont d'excellente qualité et très confortablesl'équipe était joignable 24/7 et super réactivenous recommandons à 2000%(Translated by Google) We traveled from Prague to Vienna by electric bike.the courses are magnificent, the bikes are of excellent quality and very comfortablethe team was rea...

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07 May

Mr. and Mrs. VanderVelde

Tour Prague-Budapest short

Overall we were very happy. I put 2 for most things because there is always room for improvement , I suppose. But we were pleasantly surprised how good everything was and how well the biking went. Lots of variety each and everyday. And with 12 different hotels all being very nice except one, we couldn’t ask for anything moreIron curtain was a highlight. But also all the towns we ended up in. It...

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01 May

Nielsen group

Tour Prague-Dresden

Arrived Dresden today. The trip has gone very fine.

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01 Aug

Mark and Nicola Fleming - June 2023

We found the Prague to Vienna Greenways trip to be a great way to discover the peace and tranquilty of the Czech Republic after having enjoyed the bustle of Prague. The attention to detail from Lukas was excellent and we were most impressed by the selection of hotels and pensions along the way. The bikes were well maintained and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Thank you.

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30 Jul

oscar cattorini y gladys slobodzian

Hello . Good afternoon. We want to thank you for the service provided, from the bicycles to the hotels of excellent quality and well located, the excellent gpx, the schedules fulfilled to perfection. everything has been very very good !! It has been a pleasure to come from Argentina to get to know this wonderful country and its people and to have everything waiting for us to enjoy. From now on ...

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22 May

Mark & Brenda Regensburg-Prague-Vienna Tour

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Angela and Ray // Prague to Dresden

Great self-guide bike tour from Prague to Dresden through beautiful countryside. We received the best route directions we have ever had after many bike tours with other operators. The directions were clear, understandable and offered options. We also appreciated the route information with directions on sightseeing, cafes, pubs, restaurants. The recommended GPS was very helpful to provide ou...

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Eric & Jola George, Queensland, Australia

In September 022, we met with European family members to ride from Spindleruv Llyn to Nymburk along the Labem/Elbe. It was our third trip with Europe Bike Tours and it did not disappoint. We love riding in the Czech countryside, and stopping every night is such interesting towns, and we'll be back again as there is so much of Czechia to see. We preparing a 3 episode account of our trip for ou...

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27 Aug

Family Lodder

Dear Lukas, Great tour from Prague to Vienna, with beautiful routes, well equiped bikes and lovely stops. We enjoyed Tjechie! The castles, food and vineyards. It was wonderful. The cycling, the canoeing, the hiking and the service on the jacket ;-) . Everything well organized and with a personal touch. Best regards, Alfred, Christine, Jonathan and Olivier Utrecht, Netherlands

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