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Easygoing E-bike Tour Berlin to Prague
Dolce Tempo Journey from Germany to the Czech Republic
You could spend a lifetime exploring the twisting streets of Prague and Berlin. But then you’d miss the countryside. The winding bike paths through ancient pine forests. The opulent Prussian palaces and quaint Czech villages. The vineyards and delicious country food. The smiling locals, picturesque town centers and lively beer halls. Two or three lifetimes might do it—but a week is a good place to start.
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels
Germany & Czech Republic
Start Berlin / End Prague
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
Refreshingly Active Adventures
Explore the stunning German and Czech countryside by e-bike, from dense pine forests to valleys carpeted with vineyards, and from quaint towns to the bustling bike paths of Berlin.
Toast the local culture with beverages from Elbe Valley Rieslings to some of the best beer in the world, and learn about the fascinating history of these two stately nations—from Prussia's kings and the Dukes of Saxony to World War II and Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Revolution.
Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
Enjoy the restrained style and tasteful luxury at the hotels and restaurants that welcome us here, from baroque castle-hotels to chic vineyards and world-class spa retreats.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
E-bike through the lovely outskirts of Berlin, past the famous Grunewald forest and the 1936 Olympic Stadium | Enjoy lunchtime conversation with our friend Vera, a former member of Parliament and East German civil rights activist | Visit Cecilienhof Castle, the site of the Allied Powers’ fateful 1945 meeting | Cycle along shimmering waterways and through the peaceful forests of Spreewald Biosphere Reserve, home of the famous gherkin | Float along an enchanting canal on a traditional punt boat | Sample local schnapps from a family-owned distillery | Savor a casual Michelin-starred meal at our stunning hotel and make time to visit the spa—one of Germany's most extensive.
Established in 1750 by King Frederick the Great, this retreat offers serene surroundings, a world-class spa and Michelin-starred restaurant. (pool, spa)
Enjoy a picnic lunch in the German countryside before continuing to Dresden, often referred to as the Florence of the north | Admire Germany's impressive green technology as we cruise past windmills, sunflower fields and organic farms | Marvel at 18th-century water-castle Schloss Moritzburg, a baroque structure set on a manicured artificial island | Spin downhill into Radebeul and relish a private wine tasting with a breathtaking view of the Elbe River Valley | Relax in luxury in our baroque palace hotel.
Originally a palace built in 1708 by Augustus the Strong, this meticulously restored hotel offers a mix of old-world splendor and contemporary chic in the historic center of Dresden. (pool, spa)
E-bike along the Elbe and take in the unique sandstone formations of Saxon and Bohemian Switzerland national parks | After lunch, continue to the Czech Republic by e-bike–or hop in the shuttle if you prefer | Our castle-retreat hotel offers plenty of opportunity for relaxation–opt for a swim or head to the spa and dine on the terrace | Take another spin through the Czech countryside or keep on relaxing! | You might just want to stay in Prague for some urban exploration to cap off your adventure.
Perched atop a forested hill overlooking the village of Mcely, this elegant 17th-century estate features a rooftop observatory and an award-winning restaurant. (pool, spa)
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy
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Dolce Tempo: What to Expect
Our e-bike tours make adventuring by bike a breeze—perfect for beginners, occasional bikers, or anyone who is interested in exploring the world by bike. With dedicated Trip Leaders, support vans and GPS-supported routes, your day unfolds according to your agenda, not someone else's. Easygoing daily routes are typically 2-4 hours of biking per day, approximately 10-30 miles. Our custom electric-assist bikes* allow you to pedal effortlessly.
Most of the riding is on bike paths, the equivalent of scenic byways, linking quaint villages and big cities alike. These wonderful bike paths are refreshingly car-free, which means that there are stretches of limited van support, although you'll still be supported by leaders on bikes. Although most of the paths are smooth and paved, there are some sections of interlocking bricks, gravel, cobblestone and hard-packed dirt that can be muddy if there’s lots of rain.
Available Bike Options
On this Dolce Tempo trip, most travelers choose to ride one of our custom titanium e-bikes. If you prefer to enjoy the daily rides without electric assistance, you can select another bike. See all options below.
- All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
- Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
- Snacks and beverages between meals
- Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
- Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
- Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
- Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
- All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
- Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
- On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
- Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
- Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
- Park and other entry fees
- Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
- Select coach transfers
- Baggage transfers and porterage
We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.
Germans are not only known for their passion for beer, but also for bikes. And that love of bikes has created an amazing labyrinth of bike paths and routes that extend throughout the country. Many of the paths we utilize on this trip are the equivalent of scenic byways, linking quaint villages and big cities alike. While we are on bike paths in larger cities, be prepared for the occasional rush of local riders as they commute and run errands. These wonderful bike paths are refreshingly car-free, which means that there are stretches of limited van support, although you'll still be supported by leaders on bikes. Although most of the paths are smooth and paved, there are some sections of interlocking bricks, gravel, cobblestone and hard-packed dirt that can be muddy during downpours.
Hotel Zur Bleiche Resort & Spa is a Premiere Hotel housed in a beautiful historic building. While it offers outstanding service and amenities, please note that it is not equipped with air-conditioning. Despite the region's generally temperate climate and cool nights, guestrooms can occasionally become warm during peak temperatures.
While biking and hiking and kayaking trips are at the core of popular adventure travel offerings, they are not for everyone. So Backroads, a company that has long been the leader in active travel trips, has come up with an array of softer adventures for 2021.