The Prague - Dresden bike trip is one of our favorite and most popular bike trips along the Elbe river. After plunging down the 60 metres (197 ft) of the Labský vodopád, or Elbe Falls, the latter stream unites with the steeply torrential Malé Labe, and thereafter the united stream of the Elbe pursues a southerly course, emerging from the mountain glens at Jaroměř, where it receives Úpa and Metuje. In downstream order, these include:[9]. It rises in the Krkonoše Mountains of the northern Czech Republic before traversing much of Bohemia (western half of the Czech Republic), then Germany and flowing into the North Sea at Cuxhaven, 110 km (68 mi) northwest of Hamburg. {{calc.largestSizeAvailable.description}}. At Magdeburg there is a viaduct, the Magdeburg Water Bridge, that carries a canal and its shipping traffic over the Elbe and its banks, allowing shipping traffic to pass under it unhindered. You will explore the town’s castle and church or simply relax with a beer until the evening dinner. The Elbe River is one of the major rivers in Central Europe and runs through the Czech Republic and Germany. Although there are dams on the upper Elbe in the Czech Republic and at Geesthacht, Ger., and large dams have been built on the Vltava and on the Saale in the Thuringian Forest, these are not sufficient to control the water level of the Elbe. The south or left bank is low and marshy and the river has sandbanks; the right bank is steep below Hamburg, but farther downstream there are marshes, diked and drained, that are intensively cultivated. The northern and eastern regions were molded by southward-moving ice sheets in the last (Weichsel, or Vistula) glaciation. They will also take you to the best sightseeing spots and hidden places. Day 10 - Walternienburg - Magdeburg: 40 km. Shortly after crossing the Czech-German frontier, and passing through the sandstone defiles of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, the stream assumes a north-westerly direction, which on the whole it preserves right to the North Sea. Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. [4], The Elbe's major tributaries include the rivers Vltava, Saale, Havel, Mulde, Schwarze Elster, and Ohře. You will have a unique cultural and historical adventure while cycling through the amazing countryside along the Elbe river, passing through peaceful Czech & German towns. 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The contract of lease with Germany, and supervised by the United Kingdom, was signed on February 14, 1929 ending in 2028. Day 4 - Bad Schandau - Dresden: 45 km.Recommended Itinerary for 5 & more biking days trip: option 1 (5 days, 220 km/140 miles): Day 8 - Torgau - Lutherstadt Wittenberg: 60 km, Day 9 - Lutherstadt Wittenberg - Walternienburg: 75 km. We can also provide recommendations for cycle-friendly accomodation. Explore the hidden castles & towns of the Czech countryside. The Elbe River is one of the major rivers in Central Europe and runs through the Czech Republic and Germany. We will meet at the bike shop so you can test your bikes and make any small adjustments for your comfort. info) [ˈlabɛ]; German: Elbe pronounced [ˈɛlbə] (listen); Low German: Elv, Upper and Lower Sorbian: Łobjo, historically in English also Elve[1][2][3]) is one of the major rivers of Central Europe. This small town was once part of the Austrian monarchy and is located in the Central Bohemian region. You will ride 27 km from Děčín and along one of the most awe-inspiring bike paths through the lowest part of the Czech Republic where you feel like you are in the mountains. Recommended Itinerary for 4 biking days trip: Day 4 - Děčín - Bad Schandau - Dresden: 70 km. We also highly recommend to use this opportunity to explore the beautiful city of Prague. At the bay Mühlenberger Loch in Hamburg at kilometre 634, the Northern Elbe and the Southern Elbe (here now the cut-off meander Old Southern Elbe) used to reunite, which is why the bay is seen as the starting point of the Lower Elbe (Niederelbe). You will finish the day across the German border into the historic spa of Bad Schandau which lies east of the Elbe right on the edge of the Saxon Switzerland National Park. Dresden - Hamburg (14 days) You will be accompanied by the Elbe on your way, due to the fact that it flows straight through Germany. We have different sizes and types of bikes, we will choose the right one for you to enjoy the ride. The Kiel Canal, which runs from the mouth of the Elbe River to the Baltic Sea, at Kiel, Germany. The Elbe is one of the major rivers of Central Europe. The Elbe River is one of the major rivers in Central Europe and runs through the Czech Republic and Germany. Quickly access bookings. But do not miss the famous Zwinger Gallery, renovated Virgin Mary church or the historic castle. as East Elbian Junkers. Visitors can enjoy views of Dresden's skyline along the river. The river rises on the southern side of the Krkonoše (Giant) Mountains near the border of the Czech Republic and Poland. The Elbe River is one of the major rivers in Central Europe and runs through the Czech Republic and Germany. From Mělník you will continue along the Elbe River passing historical Czech towns. This small town was once part of the Austrian monarchy and is located in the central Bohemian region. The Elbe–Havel Canal carries traffic from Magdeburg eastward to the network of waterways around Berlin and farther on to Poland. Minimum 1 month advance reservation recommended. The basin of the Elbe has been settled since prehistoric times. Near its mouth it passes the entrance to the Kiel Canal at Brunsbüttel before it debouches into the North Sea. The lower course of the Elbe is tidal as far as the dam at Geesthacht, above Hamburg, where the river flow periodically reverses its direction. And search more of iStock's library of royalty-free stock images that features Architecture photos available for quick and easy download. The Elbe is formed by the confluence of numerous headwater streams in the Krkonoše Mountains a few miles from the Polish-Czech frontier. And search more of iStock's library of royalty-free stock images that features Architecture photos available for quick and easy download. Humans first lived in the northern Elbe region before about 200,000 years ago, during the Middle Paleolithic. The main channel is buoyed and dredged. These hydraulic engineering works were carried out to protect marshlands from inundation, and to improve the water supply of the Port of Hamburg. Day 2 - Roudnice nad Labem - Děčín: 75 km. It then cuts to the northwest through the picturesque Elbe Sandstone Mountains, and, in a gorge four miles long, it enters Germany. People in 1 Group: min 4-max 8Distance: 230 km / 145 milesDifficulty: Moderate, Price: from 750 EURTour Dates (2019): May 5-10, Jun 2-7, Jun 30 - July 5, July 28-Aug 2, Aug 18-23, Sep 15-20, Sep 29 - Oct 4 or tours available on request. In the 12th century the Germans began to colonize the lands east of the Elbe and along the Baltic Sea.