The Elbe Cycle Route
The Elbe cycle route is one of the most beautiful and most diverse long-distance trails in Europe and it is part of the EuroVelo 4 and EuroVelo 7 cycling trails. From the spring of the Labe river in the Krkonoše mountains (with a possible excursion to Prague) to the North Sea, it offers 1.300 kilometres of natural and cultural points of interests, and that is something even for a long cycling holiday!
In the Czech Republic, the trail is 370 kilometres long and it runs though the four districts: Královéhradecký, Pardubický, Středočeský and Ústecký). It is labelled as the cycling trail number 2. In the Ústecký District, its length is more than 90 kilometres and connects towns like Štětí, Roudnice nad Labem, Litoměřice, Ústí nad Labem, and Děčín. On the way, the cyclists can visit, for example, the Lobkowicz chateau in Roudnice nad Labem, the world famous Terezín town, the historical centre of the Litoměřice town, the Střekov castle, and the Děčín chateau. A unique experience is the way through the Porta Bohemica valley, where the Labe river formed a remarkable landscape with the deep canyon carved into the Central Bohemian Uplands. From the Ústecký District, the Labe cycling trail runs on to Germany where it is labelled Elberadweg.
Set off for a cycling trip along one of the most beautiful European rivers, and discover the history, the architecture and the nature in a unique connection!