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Bohemian volcanic landscapes from your saddle

© Jan Watzek | Czech Tourism

Bohemian volcanic landscapes from your saddle

Bike Touring Collection by Tschechien

9

Tours

18:27 h

173 mi

7,925 ft

There, where the Elbe flows through northern Bohemia, lies the Bohemian Uplands. You can expect volcanic cones, basalt lava baskets and beautiful cities in fascinating landscapes. You will follow the course of the Elbe as it meanders through the landscape. At the Porta Bohemica, the gateway to Bohemia, the Elbe has dug deep into the Bohemian Uplands and flows through the Elbe Canyon, the deepest sandstone gorge in Europe and through the Bohemian Switzerland to Saxony. Along the river, there are historical and interesting cities, such as Litoměřice, which is one of the most beautiful cities in Bohemia. The area also has an abundance of castles and palaces and is a famous wine-growing region – you are sure to get your money’s worth in Bohemia.

In this Collection, we show you the volcanic landscape of the Bohemian Uplands, which you can explore on nine varied routes. Firstly, you can discover the Elbe Cycle Route, one of Europe's most popular long-distance cycling routes. The North Bohemian section has been divided into four easy and short stages. We have also put together five exciting routes to help you get to know the area even more intensively. Starting from Litoměřice, Ústí nad Labem and Děčín, three cities on the Elbe, four 25-miles (40-kilometer) routes take you to cultural and scenic highlights. Since you leave the Elbe Valley, the routes are hilly, because you drive on small streets through the original and mysterious Bohemian Uplands. An easy tour from Litoměřice to Lake Pisthausee is a great day out especially for families.

All routes start and end in places that are well connected to the Czech railway network. You can also easily reach the routes from Dresden, for example. On the way, you will find plenty of accommodation and restaurants.

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    Auf dem Elberadweg Etappe 1: Von Hněvice nach Litoměřice – Radtouren im Böhmischen Mittelgebirge

    Intermediate
    01:49
    18.6 mi
    10.2 mph
    300 ft
    275 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The Elbe Cycle Path is one of the most charming and varied long-distance cycling routes in Europe. From the source to the mouth on the North Sea, it offers countless highlights over 1,200 kilometers. In this collection we present you four short stages that lead through northern Bohemia.

    

    The beginning

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  • Easy
    01:40
    16.0 mi
    9.6 mph
    375 ft
    400 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The second stage on the Elbe Cycle Route takes you 25 kilometers from Litoměřice to Ústí nad Labem. From Dresden you can reach the beautiful city of Litoměřice in two to two and a half hours by train.

    

    From Litoměřice bishop's seat with its beautiful old town, the path leads you along the Elbe to Píšťansk

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  • Difficult
    01:31
    16.0 mi
    10.6 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Expert bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The third stage on the Elbe Cycle Route starts in Ústí nad Labem. For example, if you are traveling from Dresden, the direct train will take you to the starting point in an hour - the regional train will take another three quarters of an hour longer.

    

    You leave the industrial city of Ústí on beautiful

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  • Easy
    00:36
    6.76 mi
    11.2 mph
    50 ft
    100 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The fourth and final leg on the Elbe Cycle Route in Northern Bohemia begins in Děčín. The city can be reached with the EuroCity train from Dresden in three quarters of an hour or in an hour by regional trains.

    

    First and foremost, you change on the Tyrš Bridge the Elbe side and then cycle along the left

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  • Intermediate
    02:35
    25.9 mi
    10.0 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This flat circular tour takes you from Litoměřice, one of the most beautiful cities in the Czech Republic, 20 kilometers up the Elbe back to Roudnice and on the other side of the river. The tour starts in the pretty market square of Litoměřice with its colorful houses from various eras. The city is known

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  • Easy
    01:08
    11.2 mi
    9.9 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
    Ferry
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    On this short tour, from Litoměřice, you will explore the Elbe line at Lovosice and the Píšťanské lake, in German Pisthausee. Since the route is flat, past a bathing lake and you cross the Elbe twice, it is also a great trip for families with children.

    

    Let's start in Litoměřice. The small town is known

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  • Difficult
    03:02
    25.9 mi
    8.5 mph
    2,150 ft
    2,150 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The 40 km long and hilly tour through the beautiful Bohemian low mountain range begins in Litoměřice. The city at the confluence of the Elbe and Eger with its colorful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings is one of the most beautiful cities in the Czech Republic.

    

    Let's go first flat along the Elbe

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  • Difficult
    03:01
    26.5 mi
    8.8 mph
    1,975 ft
    1,950 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Your round starts in the northern Bohemian city of Ústí nad Labem. With a good 42 kilometers, the tour is not long, but the 600 meters have it especially in the first half in itself. Right at the beginning you climb the local mountain of Ústí, the Ferdinandshöhe (Větruše). From up there you can enjoy

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  • Difficult
    03:05
    26.5 mi
    8.6 mph
    1,975 ft
    1,950 ft
    Ferry
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    Your tour to the most beautiful places in Northern Bohemia and the southern Saxon Switzerland begins Děčín. The 40-kilometer tour is steep, especially in the second half, while at the beginning you drive flat through the Elbe Valley.

    

    From Děčín you follow the river Elbe. The important industrial city

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    9
  • Distance
    173 mi
  • Duration
    18:27 h
  • Elevation
    7,925 ft

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