River Cycling Trails The Czech Republic is interwoven with a dense network of rivers, with the Labe and Vltava at the forefront: ideal corridors not only for people enjoying water sports, but also for cyclists as the rivers are lined with some of the most attractive Czech cycling trails. www.elbe-cycle-route.com www.elberadweg.de Plan your cycling holiday on-line To plan your cycling holiday, use the Internet presentation of long-distance cycling trails in the Czech Republic on the national web portal at www.czechtrails.com, which focuses on bicycle touring and offers well-arranged and quality information about the long-distance cycling trails in the Bohemian and Moravian regions. In the Czech Republic, you can also choose among other browsers that will help you plan your cycling holiday: www.cykloserver.cz, www.cykloatlas.cz, www.mapy.cz, www.cyklistevitani.cz or urbancyclers.com for Bohemian and Moravian cities. CT 2 - Elbe Cycle Route Culture, nature and wine along a major European river Set off on the 370 km long Elbe Cycle Route and discover the natural and cultural diversity of one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe. The medieval towns and flat plains interweaving with the cliffs and slopes of the highest Czech mountains. Discover the history, architecture and unique nature of two national parks: Bohemian Switzerland and Krkonoše, as well as the extinct volcanos of the Central Bohemian Highlands, or the Labe sandstone rock cities and gates. Visit historical settlements with fortresses, medieval walls, churches and synagogues, as well as modern cities with functionalistic architecture and rose gardens, military forts, the romantic chateaus and castles in Podkrkonoší, Polabí or the Bohemian Gate, where the river runs through the Labe valley. Try traditional crafts, take a train, boat or ferry, taste the fresh wine in one of the vineyards along the Labe River, and famous beers accompanied by unique Czech gastronomy. From Mělník, it takes one day to get to Prague along the connecting Vltava Cycle Route (50 km). Trip to the Labe Spring: the marked CT 2 trail officially ends in Vrchlabí, from where you can get to Špindlerův Mlýn. You can use the chairlift from Špindlerův Mlýn to Medvědín to transport your bicycle to the Labská meadow mountain ridge, and from there you can take the mountain road past Vrbatova Chalet to Labská Chalet, where you can put your bicycle in storage and hike to the Labe spring along the marked trail (1,386 m above the sea). Another option is to use the bus for cyclists from Vrchlabí.