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Elbe path with Blue wonder

Elbe path with Blue wonder

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The Elbe River is one of Europe's larger rivers. It runs through the Czech Republic and through Germany, collecting waters from those two countries as well as Poland before it flows into the North Sea.

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Elbe Cycle Route

The Elbe-Radweg (Elbe cycle route) is in Central Europe, passing through the Czech republic before reaching Germany. The Elbe-Radweg (Elbe cycle route) runs mostly alongside the Elbe-river through the Czech republic, Saxony, Brandenburg, Saxony Anhalt, Schleswig Holstein, Niedersachsen and Hamburg. Due to its close alignment with the river it does not have many steep slopes, making it popular with novice as well as experienced cyclists earning it the German cyclist associations (ADFC) approval as Germany's most popular long distance cycle route for many times.

There are several "bike friendly" hotels and hostels along the route with various price ranges. Finding accommodation - even on short notice - should not be a problem in the major cities along the route. However plan your route beforehand to be able to see where you will likely stay and whether or not bringing a tent with you is an option. The German cyclists association ADFC promotes and encourages cycle-tourism and has excellent resources for maps and accommodation catered to cyclists. Members also get discounts at some associated businesses (not unlike the AAA discounts you get in the USA for motorists) usually in the 5%-15% range.

Keep in mind that it will rain at some point of your trip and - if you are unlucky - maybe for days on end. Bring clothes that keep you warm and dry and protect your bags against the rain as well.

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