The Elbe River and Prague
Czech Republic Bike + Barge Tours
A bike and boat tour in the Czech Republic
Come and cycle in the Czech Republic through lush river landscapes, picturesque villages, and romantic castles, immersed in history and architecture that can be traced back to the Middle Ages.
Point of departure and final destination for this beautiful bike and barge tour is the peaceful and charming town of Brandýs nad Labem-Stara Boleslav, which lies northeast of Prague on the Elbe River, away from the crowds. This was originally two towns, but now these sister villages, which sit on opposite sides of the river banks, are united as one. There is a rich history here and the chateau, dating back to 1304, testifies.
One of the main highlights of this bike and boat tour is the Golden City of Prague. When you see the bridges of the Vltava River ablaze with sunlight and the spires of the castle sparkling in the light, it becomes obvious why Prague is known as the "City of a Hundred Spires“!
- Mêlníck, at the confluence of two rivers
- The royal city of Litomêrice
- Biking peaceful river landscapes
- Peaceful moorings away from the crowds
Be sure to check out all of our bike and barge tours in the Czech Republic.
Electric bike rental (Includes bike protection and pannier bag): £ 81 $ 164 € 95 $ 144 NOK 903 kr 833 $ 108 Dietary restrictions and special requests are subject to additional charges
Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
† Currency exchange rate set 90 days before travel.
The closest international airport is Václav Havel Airport Prague, located 17 km north of the city.
For embarkation and disembarkation, included in your tour price is free group transfer from/to the airport or respectively from/to the main station. Transfer time is approximately 75 minutes.
The climate of Prague, the Czech capital, is moderately continental with mild or pleasantly warm summers. Please check local conditions before your arrival. A good website to use when researching climate in a region is www.weatherbase.com. Average high/low temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit for Prague in the time of travel are: June, 69°/51°, July, 72°/54°, and August, 73°/53°.
Please note that the arrival/departure transfers are group transfers so depending on your arrival time, you may have some wait time. Once your air travel arrangements are made, please forward this information to us. Once we have the transfer schedule, we will inform you.
Before you travel, please check your country's passport and visa requirements and the passport and visa requirements of the country/countries you plan to visit. For US citizens, the US Department of State website is a good source of information. The Country Information tab in the International Travel section provides details about passport validity, blank passport pages required, etc. For our other international clients, please be sure that you research your own country's travel requirements. It is each traveler's responsibility to ensure proper documentation.
2019 (Saturday to Saturday)
July 27, August 3*, and August 10, 2019
*August 3rd departure now being offered at discount. See pricing. Valid for bookings May 22, 2019
2020 (Tuesday to Tuesday)
June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4, August 11, 2020
This is an easy self-guided bike and boat tour. You will cycle on paved or asphalted dedicated cycle paths, on country roads with little traffic, as well as on unpaved trails leading through forests or fields. There will be short stretches entering or exiting cities during which the traffic will be heavier. The terrain is mostly flat, though there are some slopes to cope with.
Where You’ll Stay
Comfort Plus Vessel, MS Florentina
What’s Not Included
- Travel to and from Prague
- Beverages (other than coffee or tea)
- Electric bike. Available for supplement (unisex KTM frames with 8 gears with detachable lithium battery/range up to 65 km, subject to body weight, amount of support used, cycling style, and terrain). See Pricing
- Entrance fees and excursions
- Ferry tickets
- Travel Insurance
Click the respective year below to see the day to day itinerary.
All distances are approximate. The below-planned itinerary is subject to change, even on very short notice, due to changing wind and weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances having to do with mooring requirements, docking location changes, lock repairs, etc. (this would not be a reason for fee-free cancellation).
The Elbe River and Prague Boats + Barges
MS Florentina Czech Republic Premium Class Boat The MS Florentina was originally built in 1980 and has been refurbished twice since. It offers a bright, friendly restaurant with bar, lounge, observation saloon with panoramic windows, and a large sun deck with deck chairs for sitting and river watching.