Czech Republic, Germany & Poland
11 days (Bike: 8 days)
550 mi (~69mi per day)
Some hills, Quiet roads, On-road
Our trip starts in the German capital of Berlin and ends in Krakow, the most beautiful city in Poland.
On the way we will pass through the wooded region full of natural lakes south of Berlin. We then visit Dresden, known not only for being the target of one of the biggest Allied bombing raids during World War II but also for its amazing art galleries. We will ride along the Elbe River and see some beautiful natural sandstone formations and spend a night in Olomouc, the second most famous city for historical monuments in the Czech Republic. In Olomouc, we join the so-called Amber Trail (an ancient trade route from the coast of the North Sea to the Mediterranean Sea) and we will, more or less, follow it all the way to our final destination in Krakow. Krakow is one of the very few cities in Poland that was not destroyed during the war and its rich history dates back to the 7th century. However, before we reach Krakow, we will pass through some beautiful countryside, state parks and natural preserves and see many old and historical monuments in Moravia and Poland.
Since there is so much to see in Berlin as well as Krakow, we certainly encourage you to stay a few more days on each side of the trip. If you decide to extend your stay before or after the trip, we can help you, if desired, to arrange the extra nights of your stay.
For full enjoyment of the trip, you should come prepared to complete the 60-80 km / 40-55 mile days comfortably on flat and gently rolling terrain. Most of the hilly terrain occurs during the last four days of the trip.
We strive to design our route along small, quiet, and picturesque roads with as little car traffic as possible and/or bike paths that enhance our sightseeing of the local areas. With the exception of a few short sections of firmly packed dirt, all the roads and bike paths are paved, which means that the trip is suitable for road bikes as well as hybrids.
Guided US$ 2890
May 21, 2023
- Accommodations (10 nights) – 3-star hotels and pensions
- Breakfasts every morning and 6 dinners
- Sightseeing (including a walking tour in Berlin, a tour of Zwinger, the famous palace with world class art collections in Dresden, and a walking tour of Krakow)
- Van support with snack stops along the route; luggage transport
- Bus transfers
- Cue sheets and copies of maps
- Bilingual tour guide and ride leader on route
- Renting a bike for this tour is $200 for Fuji Absolute or $270 for Fuji Newest or Fuji Roubaix.
- Extended stay in Berlin and Krakow
Our expenses are mostly payable in Euros. Because of the constant fluctuations in currency rates, we reserve the right to increase the trip price.