Tour description

Follow the river
Join the journey that follows the stream of this significant European river from its spring to Prague. During our trip you see, how the small brook gradually changes into one of the largest rivers in Europe.
What to expect
We start in the highest mountain range of the Czech Republic that is also the first National Park established in this country – the Giant Mountains. We follow the route of traditional mountain villages till we reach the lowlands of Polabí. Here, historical cities such as Hradec Králové, Kolín, Pardubice, the spa Poděbrady, the fortress Josefov, or the largest Safari in Europe, situated in Dvůr Králové, will be visited. You will also see the oldest European stud farm in Kladruby.
A hidden gem
One of the highlights of our journey is the historical city on the list of UNESCO – Kutná Hora. Our journey concludes in the historical seat of Bohemian kings – Prague.


Special starting dates - on request only!

16.-17.6. Rock for people festival in  Hradec Králové (18.-20.6.)

3.-7.8. Brutal Assault Festival in Josefov (5.-8.8.)

POSSIBLE TO START IN PRAGUE AS WELL! Follow the Elbe right from the spring! Historical towns, nice nature, easy biking - great for a fantastic holiday! 


Day 1 - Transfer to Spindleruv Mlyn

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Transfer from Prague do Špindlerův Mlýn. In the afternoon hours a facultative walking or cycling trip to the spring of Labe and to the heart of the Krkonoše National Park. Here you can enjoy the memorable panorama of the highest mountain of the Czech Republic - Sněžka (1604m), as well as the valley of the Labe brook, unfolding below the peaks of Krkonoše.
Transfer included in tour price departs from Prague every Sunday at 9am (May-September). For different transfers please see surcharge in Extras!

Day 2 Spindleruv Mlyn - Dvur Kralove

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Distance: 47 Km

We take the cableway in the morning, and those interested might climb to the hill above Špindlerův Mlýn. Here we follow the track over mountain crests to the top of the town of Vrchlabí. It is reached by a two-kilometre-long descent! Vrchlabí is said to be the Gate of the Giant Mountains. Sights such as the Museum of the National Park Krkonoše, an Augustinian monastery, or an interesting neo-renaissance chateau can be found here. From Vrchlabí we follow the strengthening stream of the river to Hostinné, a town with an outstanding town hall, guarded by two statues of giants. The artificial dam Lesní Království is one of the highlights of the day and it brings us for a moment into the fairy world of princes and princesses. The day is completed in the old city of Dvůr Králové. This royal and dowry city is famous not only through its beautiful historical square, but also thanks to the Safari Park with the largest collection of African animals in Europe.

Day 3 Dvur Kralove - Hradec Kralove

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Distance: 43 Km

We leave the region of The Giant Mountains and head to Polabí. First you visit one of the best preserved Baroque complexes of buildings in the Czech Republic – Kuks. Not only this memorable chateau located high above the river, but also the statues by Bernard Braun create a unique atmosphere. Our next stop is the city of Jaroměř with its beautiful historical square, and the neighbouring impressive Josefov fortress, the walls of which had never been conquered. Our aim today is Hradec Králové. Here we find a preserved medieval city and also architectonically revolutionary buildings from the beginning of the twentieth century. 

Day 4 Hradec Kralove - Pardubice

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Distance: 35 Km 

Day 4 is the shortest of the whole tour. this gives you the chance to explore both cities that have been fighting each other for many centuries for control over the region. Hradec Králové used to be the hereditary town of Bohemian queens and buttress of Bohemian kings, Pardubice used to be seat to the powerful lords of Kunštát. They built a remarkable city that is the pearl of Renaissance architecture until today. Both cities offer interesting museums or aqua parks with the possibility of comfortable relaxation. In the middle of our trip we can see the Kunětická hora castle from the distance, rising grandly over the countryside. We do recommend visiting the castle! At the bottom of the hill the magical Museum of gingerbread can be found. 

Day 5 Pardubice - Kutna Hora

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Distance: 53 Km

This day we cycle along the strengthening stream of Labe through flat territory, till we reach the oldest stud farm in Europe, Kladruby. Its history reaches back to the 16th century and the local horses have been used for many centuries by many royal and noble families. Along the route there is the possibility of swimming and relaxing in the Bunkov region. At the end of the day we divert form Labe to see one of the most significant cities of medieval Europe under UNESCO protection, Kutná Hora. Before we reach the city, we visit the beautiful classicist chateau Kačina and the uniquely preserved and breath-taking charnel-house in Sedlec at Kutná Hora with the mortal remains of more than 30 000 people. 

Day 6 Kutna Hora - Nymburk

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Distance: 42 Km

After seeing the sights of Kutná Hora we cross one of the few hills on our journey and head to Kolín, a significant city and important seat of Central Bohemia. A Jewish synagogue, a gothic church or a unique lookout with marvellous view over the landscape can be found here. After that we follow the newly constructed cycling routes that lead us to the city of Poděbrady. These routes are among the most popular in the Czech Republic. The atmosphere of this beautiful and peaceful spa town can be enjoyed at the colonnade, where you can taste one of the local healing springs. The memorial of the Slavníkovec family is also visited. The aim of the day is Nymburk with its unique medieval battlements.

Day 7 Nymburk - Prague

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Distance: 63 Km

The last day offers several variants of our cycling tour. Right at the start of a day in Nymburk, you have to decide, which side of river you will follow as next bridge to cross the river is near Lysá nad Labem. You can either follow the stream of Labe along its right bank on official 2 route through beautiful countryside with nice views over the river. However, this route is mainly not on reinforced ground. The other alternative on left river bank offers heading through minor roads. Here Labe is reached only occasionally, but this route also offers several interesting sights such as one of the few sand dunes of the Czech Republic, or the open-air museum of folklore architecture. The arrival to Prague is not very interesting from the cyclist point of view. We advise, therefore, to make a short diversion to Lysá nad Labem with a remarkable chateau and park. One of the many trains can take you from there directly to the centre of Prague. Both ways meets again near open air museum in Lysá nad Labem. Should you be interested in cycling all the way to Prague, the well preserved city gate of Čelákovice is worth seeing. The day is completed in one of the most beautiful cities of Europe and the whole world – in Prague.

Day 8 Prague

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End of the programme after breakfast. You can spend the whole day exploring this unique city.

Should there be interest, we can arrange further accommodation, cycling tours, standard tours through Prague, or an alternative programme. Do not hesitate to contact us for more details!

Services and prices

Fully guided tour with english speaking guide:
Fully guided tour with english speaking guide:955
Self guided tour with no luggage transfer
Self guided tour with no luggage transfer550
Self guided tour with luggage transfer
2 persons695
4 persons599
6 persons545
Fully guided tour with english speaking guide:
Fully guided tour with english speaking guide:955
Bike rental120
Road/Cross bike rental160
E-bike rental200
Single supplement surcharge185
Solo traveler surcharge160
Premium accommodation upgrade195
Premium accommodation single supplement195
Half board surcharge145
Premium half board surcharge185
Bike rental120
Road/Cross bike rental160
E-bike rental200
Single supplement surcharge185
Solo traveler surcharge160
Premium accommodation upgrade195
Premium accommodation single supplement195
Half board surcharge145
Premium half board surcharge185

We highly recommend

Our tips
Tip 1Spend more than one night in the Giant Mountains! It is a fantastic natural area worth more exploring!
Tip 2Should you like to follow the Elbe longer, we do advise following the Prague Dresden route!
Tip 3We do advise to order the transfer to Spindleruv mlyn as the public transport is only possible with several changes!
Tip 4Should you like to, there is a transfer from Dresden to Spindleruv mlyn possible as well.

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

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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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We at Europe Bike Tour do know, that a good bike is the most important part of a nice vacation. So we let all our bikes serviced regulary so they stay in perfect condition. Under "Bike Equipment" you can find other aditional equipment that is either in the bike fee included or you can rent/buy it for adittional funds.

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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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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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13 May

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

It is always good to start a new season with satisfied clients but to start with such a positive feedback is GREAT!!!!

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26 Dec

Angela and Ray // Prague to Dresden

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Eric & Jola George, Queensland, Australia

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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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