Dresden to Prague
Collect our bikes from the factory in Berlin
Street clothes for the 5-day ride
Began in Berlin – Urban Cycling is the best way to see it
City routes designed for flow; no abrupt ends
Arrive in Dresden – EU cycling is safe – no helmets
Time to go. Breakfast in bike-friendly café in Dresden
Meet in Dresden on a cool but clear day in May.
Join EuroVelo Route 2 in Dresden. For cycling only. No cars.
The route is signposted for 5,500 KM
Near towns, the route is shared with walkers
The cycleway follows the river – the most scenic route
First coffee stop in town just off route 2
And we discover a chocolate store
Back on Route 2 through the forest. Smoothly paved
Following American Andy who brought serious cycling kit
Long distance travellers (buskers from the look of it)
Lunch in a bike-friendly (signposted) restaurant
Ferry crossing the River
Follow the red brick road
German Czech border
CYCLISTS WELCOME is a nationwide
certification system, which denotes catering and accommodation facilities, campsites and tourist destinations quipped for the needs of cyclists. The body guaranteeing certification is Nadace Partnerstvi (Partnership Foundation).
One of the few parts not yet paved
Slow cycling – stops to see castles
The Alfresco dining was a joy, and the weather was perfect
Everything was well signposted, I-site found our hotels
End of day, bikes in lockup in back of hotel
Prague bike shop packs bikes to check in with Emirates
Checked luggage on the top. No damage.
We’re halfway home
Back to Waiheke hills – add a Bafang mid-mount motor kit