Bicycle tour along the Elbe River - Roudnice nad Labem - Štětí
Try the newly created part of the alternative route of the Elbe Trail 2A, which will take you from Roudnice nad Labem along the right bank to Štětí. Visit the beautiful viewpoint of the Elbe Terrace or visit the Olympic Water Sports Centre Labe Arena in Račice. The trip is shorter, but due to the sometimes worse terrain it is more suitable for mountain bikes or trekking bikes.
The trip starts in Roudnice nad Labem, where you can pick up a lot of valuable information at the Podřipsko Information and Transport Centre before the trip. From Roudnice, cross the bridge and continue towards Vědomice at the crossroads, following the new cycle route No. 2A. This will take you along a minor road to Kyškovice, where you will pass a nice hop farm. Follow a nice path along the Elbe to Brzánky. Right above you will be the interesting hill Sovice. It is an important archaeological site. A local hillfort probably stood here as early as the 9th century. Continue on to below the Elbe Terrace. Be sure to take your bike there, even if you have to push it. The view from the terrace is worth it. Once you have had a rest, head back down to cycle route 2A. Now the route is on a worse surface. From the lock the surface is a little better again. By then you are almost in Štětí, where you cross the Elbe again and join the main route of the Elbe Trail. This will lead you back to Roudnice nad Labem. On the way you can still stop in Račice at the Elbe Arena. In Roudnice, you can then store your bikes at the information centre and take a tour of the local castle.
Roudnice nad Labem - Kyškovice - Brzánky - Štětí - Hněvice - Račice - Dobříň - Roudnice nad Labem
Length of trip
24 km; Climb: 76 m, Descent: 76 m
Exact route on the maps here.
The implementation of the new cycling routes was supported by the Ústí nad Labem Region.
Roudnice nad Labem Town
The town of Roudnice nad Labem is situated on the left bank of the Elbe River in the fertile Polabska Lowland and has approximately 13,000 inhabitants.
The history of the town is very rich. It is one of the oldest Czech towns. The first mentions date back to the second half of the 12th century. Bishop John IV of Dražice helped the town to flourish in the first half of the 14th century by founding a monastery for the new order of Augustinian canons. In 1603 the Lobkowicz family took over the Roudnice estate. Since the end of the 19th century, Roudnice nad Labem has been transformed into a modern town, which has always been an important cultural, social and economic centre of the Podřipsko region. Its location in the flat terrain near the Elbe River allowed the establishment of sports clubs that are still active today.
Among the important tourist sights in the town are
The town is also the starting point for the journey to the mythical Mount Říp.
For more information about hiking opportunities and interesting events in Roudnice nad Labem and its surroundings, visit www.vyletnarip.cz.
Informační a dopravní centrum Podřipska
413 01 Roudnice nad Labem
+420 412 871 501