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Cycle Tour Across Bohemia

Dag 2: Kleinschachwitz-Děčín

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Total distance in km

55

Cumulative elevation gain in m

0

Avg. slope uphill in %

Cumulative elevation loss in m

0

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Ottocolor

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by Ottocolor on 11 Mar 2020

Track points in total

745

Track points per km (avg)

14

Start/endpoint

Start location

Dresden, Sachsen, DE (0 m NHN)

End location

Děčín, Northwest, CZ (0 m NHN)

ridden on

22 May 2018

Weather

Sunny and pleasantly warm. Insignificant winds.

Accommodation

Kemp Děčín
Polabí
CZ-40502 Děčín

Properties

Easy, tarmac bikepath along the river Elbe with a few climbs and short parts and minor roads without a bike lane.

Remarks

The first day proper of our bike holiday. We use it to cycle into the Czech Republic and to the first town, we encounter here, Děčín.

Travel report

The sun was shining from a cloudless sky, and there were fresh rolls and fresh milk from a bakery nearby for breakfast, so the day couldn't have started any better. The Elbe cycle path in Germany is also a pleasure, although it was blocked shortly after the start at Kleinschachwitz, so we had to take a ferry across the Elbe and continue to Pirna on the other side where there were small roads to cycle on after a steep climb out of the river valley. In Pirna we held a lunch break overlooking the beautiful town hall square, which is like the naturalist painter Canaletto painted it in a famous painting. Only the parked cars are a disturbing feature. After lunch we went for a little walk into and around the massive church before we continued our bike ride, now on the right side of the river again. We cycled into a marvelous landscape with weathered sandstone cliffs, into which the river has cut a deep valley and around which it curves violently to flow in its course. A huge S around Koenigstein with a beautiful castle on the top of the cliff and Lilienstein it is. The Germans call it the Elbsandsteingebirge (Elbe sandstone mountains), but they continue on the Czech side, where they are called Labské pískovce. In Czech, the Elbe is called Labe.

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Breakfast at the campsite
Breakfast at the campsite
Waiting for the ferry cross the Elbe at Heidenau
Waiting for the ferry cross the Elbe at Heidenau
On the town hall square of Pirna
On the town hall square of Pirna
View of the nave of Saint Maryʹs church in Pirna
View of the nave of Saint Maryʹs church in Pirna
The internal look of the chruch is quite impressive
The internal look of the chruch is quite impressive
Enjoying a beer at a café just beside the Elbe bikepath
Enjoying a beer at a café just beside the Elbe bikepath
A glance across the Elbe on Hřensko in Czechia, while we¨re still in Germany
A glance across the Elbe on Hřensko in Czechia, while we¨re still in Germany
The Elbe sandstone mountains with some high cliffs
The Elbe sandstone mountains with some high cliffs
In this way the border into The Czech Republic is marked on the Elbe bikepath
In this way the border into The Czech Republic is marked on the Elbe bikepath
The palace of Děčín as seen from the bridge across the river
The palace of Děčín as seen from the bridge across the river
A hearty supper with several glasses of beer is always needed after a stage
A hearty supper with several glasses of beer is always needed after a stage
An evening stroll with magnificent vistas of the pretty town of Děčín
An evening stroll with magnificent vistas of the pretty town of Děčín