You can plan your journey by train using the rail service’s travel information service. It’s always worth using the bargain finder. You can find out about taking your bicycle with you here or by calling the cyclist hotline on 0180 6996633 (20 cents per call from a landline, maximum 60 cents per call from a mobile network).
For the Czech part of your journey, you will find train and public transport timetables here as well as information about EC trains stopping in Decín, Ústí n. L., Kolín, Pardubice and Prague.
From summer 2022 a night train will run three times a week from Brussels via Amsterdam and Berlin to Prague and will also stop in Dresden, Bad Schandau, Děčín and Ústí n. L. Bicycles can be taken along. So you get on in Belgium or the Netherlands in the evening and wake up again in the Elbe valley in the morning. Information can be found here.
Traveling by coach from a range of different cities has become an affordable and comfortable alternative. You must enquire before booking if you can take your bicycle with you, but it is possible.
You can, of course, drive to the Elberadweg. You can set off from any larger town, as you can easily reach these by train after the end of your trip. Of course, you can start your cycle trip from any point you like.
We would also recommend that you find out about parking before you arrive. You can request the relevant information from the tourist information centre in your place of arrival, or ask at your first accommodation.
Along the Elbe river
If you are in need of a shuttle or baggage service during your trip, here you can find further assistance.