|Type of tour:||Self-guided|
|Distance:||31 Miles/day average|
|Dates:||Sundays: Jun 28; Jul 12, 26; Aug 23, 2015 (alternate dates are available for groups of 8 or more)|
|Start city:||Prague, Czech Republic|
|End city:||Berlin, Germany|
On this trip you will experience the unique Spree and Elbe, two rivers with different character. You pass through the Spreewald, a small cultural landscape. Highlights include exploring the Prague, the cultural city of Dresden, and the finale, the lively metropolis of Berlin.
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Day 1: Arrival in Prague
Travellers are responsible for their own transportation to Prague. Enjoy the "Golden City" and its numerous sights.
Overnight in Prague.
Day 2: Prague - Melnik (35 miles/50 km)
Your first trip is along the river Moldau from Prague to Melnik. The landscape around Melnik is dominated by vineyards.
Overnight in Melnik.
Day 3: Melnik - Litomerice (36 miles/46 km)
From Moldova continue on to Terezin. At the confluence of the Elbe with the Eger, in the scenic region of the Central Bohemian Uplands, is the royal city of Litomerice.
Overnight in Litomerice.
Day 4: Litomerice - Usti nad Labem (20 miles/30 km)
On your way through the Bohemian countryside you will pass the Schreckenstein castle and then onto the Bohemian town of Usti nad Labem.
Overnight in Usti nad Labem.
Day 5: Usti nad Labem - Bad Schandau (35 miles/48 km)
Today you cycle your through the Czech Elbe Sandstone Mountains and cross the border at Schmilka.
Overnight in Bad Schandau.
Day 6: Bad Schandau - Dresden (34 miles/46 km)
Start your day cycling through the mountain town of Pirna. You will pass the famous rock formations, including the Bastion bridge near Rathen. After passing the "Blue Wonder" and the Pillnitz castle you will arrive in Dresden.
Overnight in Dresden.
Day 7: Dresden - Cottbus (13 miles/20 km) (43 miles/70 km by train)
Today you take the train (included) from Dresden to Cottbus. There are opportunities to taste some wine in the vineyards of Radebeul. If you are feeling sporty today, you can cycle the full 69 miles/105 km to Cottbus.
Overnight in Cottbus.
Day 8: Cottbus - Spree Forest (40 miles/59 km)
Continue through the high forest along rivers and streams to Lübbenau. Plan an excursion to the small village on Lagoon Lehde. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from along the way and ample time for a boat ride.
Overnight near Lubben.
Day 9: Spree Forest - Beeskow (38 miles/56 km)
On your way from the Spree forest to Beeskow are the Neuendorfer and the Schwieloch Seas. Beeskow castle contains a museum full of local history.
Overnight in Beeskow.
Day 10: Beeskow - Furstenwalde (23 miles/37 km)
The tour continues along the Spree river to Furstenwalde. On the way to Furstenwalde you will pass beautiful forests between the Spree and the Oder-Spree Canals. Enjoy the calm before you visit the vibrant metropolis of Berlin.
Overnight in Furstenwalde.
Day 11: Furstenwalde - Berlin (38 miles/57 km)
Take the S-Bahn, the commuter train (fare payable on-site), from Kopenick to Friedrichsstrasse. Make sure to to see such landmarks as the Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate.
Overnight in Berlin.
Day 12: Departure from Berlin
Relax on a comfortable bus ride back to Prague. Travellers are responsible for their own transportation homeward.
Sundays: Jun 28; Jul 12, 26; Aug 23, 2015 (alternate dates are available for groups of 8 or more)
Bikes available to be rented (in advance at the time of booking) include:
All above bike rentals will be equipped with the following at no additional charge:
The bikes will have FLAT pedals. If you want to bring your own pedals, please bring your own shoes and also the necessary equipment to change the pedals.
Helmets are NOT available to be rented. We recommend, for safety and hygiene reasons, that you bring your own helmet.
This tour is moderate and is for cyclists in good physical condition.
Nearest airport and train station: Prague, Czech Republic (PRG)
Nearest airport and train station: Berlin, Germany (BER)
A bus is available from Berlin to Prague that costs approximately 60 Euros per person. For more information, visit www.berlinlinienbus.de
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The Czech Republic has more than 2,000 castles and chateaus, the largest concentration per square mile in Europe. Towering above the capital city sits the iconic Prague Castle, the largest castle in the world built 1,000 years ago. Apart from the capital are the towns of Cesky Krumlov, the best-preserved medieval town in central Europe, and Cesky Budejovice, home to the famous Budweiser Budvar beer dating to 1265. Brno's skyline is dominated by Spilberk Castle, a royal castle from the 13th century, while Central Bohemia’s Karlstejn Castle from 1348 in Central Bohemia is one of the most remarkable Czech castles. Surrounded by peaceful scenery and lively cities, the castles of the Czech Republic provide a window into the country's past.
Mecklenburger Radtour is a small and energetic team of cycling and walking professionals. Over 100 of their tours are personally planned. They are out their available programs with yet another over 100 available tours provided through partnerships with reliable travel companies in Germany and other Europeans countries. Located in Stalsund, Germany, Mecklenburg's particular strengths include routes, hotels and equipment that has been carefully selected to best suit the customer's needs.
1. Cancellation / Re-booking
The following stipulations apply for cancellations made by groups and/or individuals. The cancellation fees are deducted from the above mentioned commission rates. Refunds are not possible on the scheduled day of arrival and during scheduled tour dates.
Up to 30 days before scheduled arrival date -- Cancellation 50,00 Euro *
29 - 21 days before arrival -- 30%
20 - 07 days before arrival -- 60%
06 - 01 days before arrival -- 80%
Scheduled day of arrival -- 90%
During scheduled tour dates --90% ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼* minimum €50 per person
The customer making the cancellation will be charged a re-booking fee of €50,- should a substitute be found.
Customers who re-book a tour by changing travel dates, a tour route, or an entire tour will be charged a re-booking fee of €50,- up to 30 days before the scheduled arrival date.
Re-bookings made after 29 days to one day prior to the scheduled arrival date, if a re-booking is possible, will be treated as cancellations according to the conditions listed above and a new booking process begun.
There is no fee for changes and cancellations of extended stays unless there is a verifiable hotel cancellation fee.
Children, 0 - 4 yrs. old, travel free if no extra bed or sheets are required. Some hotels charge a fee for extra beds and sheets, which is payable on-site.
Children, 5 - 15 yrs. Upon request, a discount for an extra bed for a child between 5 and 15 yrs. old applies with two adults in a double room.
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