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    Amsterdam - Prague by bike

    Hi!
    Me and my boyfriend live in Amsterdam. Last summer we cycled from Amsterdam to Prague. This was our first bike vacation using a GPS instead of paper maps. You can see our route and pictures on http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=39932
    If you would like more GPS information on this trip for instance B&B, cheap hotels, supermarkets and camping places along the track. Send me a private message with your emailadress so i can mail it to you!
    Next year we want to cycle from Venice to Amsterdam. Has anyone here done that before? Do you have useful information?
    greetz!

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    That looks a great route. Nice pictures. I notice you steered clear of any big cities. Were you following a major radweg (or series of radweggen)? Did you plan it that way, or was that just the quickest route?

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    nice, very nice.. this is one of 3 routes that might happen next summer, other 2 are prague-paris and prague-berlin ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gotte View Post
    That looks a great route. Nice pictures. I notice you steered clear of any big cities. Were you following a major radweg (or series of radweggen)? Did you plan it that way, or was that just the quickest route?
    Thanks! It is a very nice route. It is a biking route from a dutch booklet called 'fietsen naar praag' It follows different rivers in germany usually with existing biking routes along them like Werra Radweg, Meine Radweg etcetera. Most of the time we were on radwegen or roads with little traffic, mostly paved, and sometimes unpaved, but it was ideal. There were some pretty heavy climbs, but never too steep or too long.
    The route from the book starts from Nijmegen, but we planned our own route from amsterdam to the starting point. The Dutch and the German part of this route is really beautiful. We were less happy with the Czechian(?) part. We didn't like the country nor the people. Prague was ok.

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    I can recommend this route to anyone. Germany and Holland are very good cycling countries. Many Biking paths and many villages were you can stop for a snack or a drink. The countryside of Czech seems to be empty...
    The complete stories of our bikingvacations are on www.evil.demon.nl (in Dutch, but google can translate it for you)
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    Easy route to pick. Ride the Danube to the Rhine, then the Rhine up home.
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    Ahh, the Rhine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvn View Post
    nice, very nice.. this is one of 3 routes that might happen next summer, other 2 are prague-paris and prague-berlin ..
    My friend and I went from Berlin to The Czech border via Potsdam, Lutherstadt Wittenburg, Torgau and Dresden, most of it on the Elbe.
    I would highly recommend it, Dresden especially. It's not the most beautiful of routes in some places, no big mountains or waterfalls, but the old East is something to see, and there's still a real sense of it hiding in those small towns.
    I loved it.

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    trip from amsterdam to prague

    Quote Originally Posted by Lidewij020 View Post
    Hi!
    Me and my boyfriend live in Amsterdam. Last summer we cycled from Amsterdam to Prague. This was our first bike vacation using a GPS instead of paper maps. You can see our route and pictures on http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=39932
    If you would like more GPS information on this trip for instance B&B, cheap hotels, supermarkets and camping places along the track. Send me a private message with your emailadress so i can mail it to you!
    Next year we want to cycle from Venice to Amsterdam. Has anyone here done that before? Do you have useful information?
    greetz!
    Hi,

    My 15 year old son and I are biking from Amsterdam to Prague (via Frankfurt) and then to Berlin. I have three questions:

    1. Can you recommend a place for us to buy road bikes in Amsterdam? I'm hoping to spend approximately $700-$1500 USD per bike.
    2. How hilly was the cycling in the Czech Republic?
    3. What types of routes (bike paths, country roads, highways, etc.) did you travel on in the Czech Republic? In general, was it safe?

    Thanks, in advance. Any other advice would be much appreciated. Our trip starts on June 17.

    Mark

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    i made a loop trip , eastern part of the trip was DK to PL, on a Ferry .. then riding due south
    to CZ is possible , I took a side trip to Warsaw. and back to just above the SW border of PL CZ.

    I got a PL map from a Student on the Ferry from CPH. [this was '91]

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    Duplicate answer ..

    I purchased a Koga Bike , they have a great line of bikes and they sell a fully outfitted Bike

    for touring ..

    .. and a 26" wheel type is BTO through their Signature line , then Shipped to the dealers ..

    see Dealer list at http://koga.com/koga_uk/,, some are very close to AMS Shiphol Airport ,

    for a Fly in and Ride away, pre set up, Arrangement..

    But they wont meet the price point question..
    I'm hoping to spend approximately $700-$1500 USD per bike.
    maybe a city/cross-bike with a rear rack . and a triple crank will do.

    European VAT may be refunded, once you Mail the paperwork back from Outside the EU/UK.
    so get the papers stamped at the airport on the way Home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatherson View Post
    Hi,

    My 15 year old son and I are biking from Amsterdam to Prague (via Frankfurt) and then to Berlin. I have three questions:

    1. Can you recommend a place for us to buy road bikes in Amsterdam? I'm hoping to spend approximately $700-$1500 USD per bike.
    2. How hilly was the cycling in the Czech Republic?
    3. What types of routes (bike paths, country roads, highways, etc.) did you travel on in the Czech Republic? In general, was it safe?

    Thanks, in advance. Any other advice would be much appreciated. Our trip starts on June 17.

    Mark
    1. Go to "De Vakantiefietser" (www.vakantiefietser.nl) in the Westerstraat. They are specialized in travelling bikes. The people who work there all have hands on experience. Even if you do not buy anything, the place is worth a visit for a cup of coffee and a talk. Ask if you may see the travelling guide "Fietsen naar Praag".

    2. Especially around Marianske Lazne it is quite hilly. Some hairpin turns are included.

    3. Mostly country roads. Near Prague we ended up on the wrong side of the Moldau (missed a bridge) and that road was quite busy. The czechian car drivers slow down to pass you, but once they have they step on the gas and leave you in a grey cloud

    Good luck on your trip!

    Edit: If you want to buy a cheaper bike, check out www.marktplaats.nl and look for second hand travelling bikes (search on brand for instance) or http://www.wereldfietser.nl/phpbb/viewforum.php?f=11.
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    hello




    can you please direct me to any information regarding biking from amsterdam to prague?


    i would like to bike the opposite direction - from Cheb - Czech Republic to Amsterdam (about 850km)
    i would like to take the safest trail - with as little traffic as possible
    can you recommend any websites/forums where i can learn about the trails or download GPS information?
    i would like to use my android phone for navigation

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