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Berlin To Prague Bike Tour

Captivating Capitals & Countryside in Germany & the Czech Republic

From $4,699 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$1,090 for sgl. occ.)

Begin in fascinating Berlin. Famously progressive, yet profuse with stirring reminders of its tumultuous past. Then travel from opulent Prussian palaces to picturesque vineyards along the Elbe. Cross into the Czech Republic and cycle through quaint half-timbered villages and amid forested hills. With captivating Prague as the finale, you have reason to extend your vacation just a little longer. On both ends.

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Highlights

  • Discover the World Heritage site of Potsdam and the Biosphere Reserve of Spreewald, where forests and charming villages abound
  • Experience Germany by bike and from every angle—quiet countryside, urban landscapes and cultural discoveries
  • Raise a toast to the local culture—sip Elbe Valley Rieslings and taste some of the best beers in the world!
  • Cycle the Czech countryside on roads through evergreen woodland and rolling pastures featuring serene hamlets

Start Berlin / End Prague

Berlin to Prague biking map

Itinerary

Day 1 Meander by bike through forests and lakes, taking in the green spaces on the outskirts of Germany's capital city | See remnants of the infamous barrier that once separated West Berlin and East Germany | Admire Cecilienhof Palace, where the fate of post-war Germany was decided | Meet our friend Vera, a former member of Parliament and East German civil rights activist | The breathtaking Sanssouci Park greets you in Potsdam, one of the country's most beautiful World Heritage sites.

Days 2-3 Visit pastoral Lusatia, a Slavic enclave with its own language and customs | Bike in Spreewald Biosphere Reserve, a world of verdant forests, marshes, charming old-world towns and shimmering waterways | Witness Germany's pacesetting environmental efforts as you cycle past nature reserves, sunflower fields and organic farms | Cruise down an enchanting canal on a traditional punt boat | Savor a Michelin-starred meal in a refreshingly casual ambience.

Day 4 The baroque splendor of Dresden—from the glorious Zwinger palace to the stunningly restored Frauenkirche church—is truly unforgettable | Discover 18th-century Schloss Moritzburg, a picturesque castle surrounded by a reflecting pond | Enjoy a private wine tasting in Radebeul while pedaling through some of Europe's northernmost vineyards.

Days 5-6 Embark on a two-wheeled journey along the Elbe River, following riverside bike paths flanked by stately castles, quaint villages and picturesque countryside | Cycle through Saxon and Bohemian Switzerland national parks, marked by their distinct sandstone formations | Cross the border into the Czech Republic, pedaling rolling wooded hills to our elegant baroque château | Plan to stay and play in Prague at the conclusion of your Backroads trip.

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From $4,699 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$1,090 for sgl. occ.)

Premiere Hotels

Hotel Zur Bleiche Resort & Spa, Germany
Hotel Zur Bleiche Resort & Spa

Spreewald (2 nights)

Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski, Dresden, Germany
Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski

Dresden (2 nights)

Chateau Mcely, Czech Republic
Chateau Mcely

Mcely (1 night)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-4

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Germany

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Hotel Zur Bleiche Resort & Spa, Germany

Hotel Zur Bleiche Resort & Spa

Spreewald (2 nights)

Established in 1750 by King Frederick the Great, this retreat offers serene surroundings, a world-class spa and Michelin-starred restaurant. (pool, spa)

Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski, Dresden, Germany

Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski

Dresden (2 nights)

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)

Chateau Mcely, Czech Republic

Chateau Mcely

Mcely (1 night)

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)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Day EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 17* 500 28 700
Historical Speaker (30 Minutes)
Cecilienhof Castle Visit (45 Minutes)
2 25* 400 41 600 56 800
Schnapps Tasting (30 Minutes)
Spreewald Punt Cruise (45 Minutes)
3 18* 400 31* 700 43* 900 69* 1700
4 21* 1000 28* 1200 39 1500 64 2600
Schloss Moritzburg Visit (30 Minutes)
5 19* 900 33* 1200 44* 2100
52* 2700
6 18 600
 

Note:

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.

Meals

All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

Also Included

  • 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

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

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.

Navigating Bike Paths

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.

Air-Conditioning

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.

Why Travel with Backroads in Germany

The Best Leaders in Germany

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Germany, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in Germany—because we know it's essential to ensure a truly great travel experience. It doubles our ability to be there when you need us to offer hydration, lighten your load or give you a lift if it's time to take a break. Read more on why two vans make all the difference.

A Variety of Routes Each Day

In Germany you head off each morning after choosing among several expertly designed routes—all with detailed directions, mileage and shuttle options. Unlike trips with one fixed daily route (or worse, one guide that everyone's obliged to follow), you're free to enjoy the best of the region at your pace, stopping wherever you want to explore further.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Germany trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

Great Bikes Included

Our custom-designed titanium bikes are best in class. From avid cyclists to easygoing riders, we believe that everyone deserves a seriously great bike to match their riding style. Learn more about our bike fleet.

More Leaders to Support You

On our Germany trips we have an extra leader supporting you along the road—for a total of three, compared to the industry standard two. So we can be in more places at once, giving personal attention to guests traveling at their own pace. Here's more on our Trip Leaders.

Navigate Your Way in Germany

Your ride comes equipped with a GPS device, preloaded with all the routes and route options for your trip. If you prefer to bring your own device, we also have downloadable GPS files and of course, our good old paper directions are always available. Read more on why our navigation options are the best.

Choose Your Fellow Travelers

With Backroads you won't end up with kids on what you thought was an adult trip; we have exclusive departures for families, so they're off having their own adventures. As you browse our unrivaled selection of trips and dates, you can count on finding a trip in Germany that's geared exclusively to your choice of traveling companions.

In Europe Since 1988

Backroads has been welcoming active travelers to Europe since before the Berlin Wall came down. Today it's virtually our second home. We know the perfect roads and trails, the most scenic valleys and hilltop towns, the hidden churches and gem-like museums, the up-and-coming vintners and celebrated chefs—and, of course, all the best places to stay.

We Speak the Language

If we told you many companies' leaders can't actually speak the language where they lead trips, you'd say incroyable... ridicolo... không the tha thú. At Backroads, fluency in the local language is a given. Find out more on the best leader recruitment, training and development in the business. (And by the way, that was "unforgivable" in Vietnamese.)

We Live in the Neighborhood

Our Trip Leaders in Germany live in the area and are deeply engaged in their communities, giving them unique inside knowledge they're happy to share in making your experience that much richer. They'll introduce you to people, customs and parts of town you'd likely never encounter on your own—and teach you a few local phrases to help break the ice.

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

We Know Where We're Going

Tom Hale has been keeping Backroads on track, with one eye on the horizon, since 1979. His passion for active travel, and for ensuring the highest-quality travel experience, is evident in every detail we add to make a guest's trip unforgettable—and the fact he's right there in the office, making it happen. To hear Tom describe his vision, watch our video.  

Signature Backroads Picnics

Guests rave about our picnic spreads. Enjoy a welcome break in a scenic spot, or a quick refuel stop if you don't want to lose momentum. And because we have two vans, one can host lunch while the other is out providing support along the route.

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Straight Talk

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.

Navigating Bike Paths

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.

Air-Conditioning

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.
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