Elbe Spring to Prague Tour

Day 1 - Transfer to Spindleruv Mlyn

Distance: 0 Km

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Distance: 0 Km

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!

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