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Canoeing and rafting on the Elbe river

Discover the beauty of the river Elbe with a paddle in your hand. You can choose from several routes between Ústí nad Labem, Děčín to the German town of Bad Schandau. The river is quiet without any weirs and therefore suitable for beginners. All routes are 1.5 to 5 hours long.

Right behind Děčín begins the Bohemian Switzerland National Park with the deepest sandstone canyon in Europe. During the tour, you will enjoy views of rock walls and towers of various shapes and shores full of herons. You can paddle across the border to Bad Schandau, Germany, a spa town with a typical Saxon folk architecture and a café atmosphere.

Or choose a route between Ústí nad Labem and Děčín, where you go through the green hills of the Bohemian Central Mountains with a pleasant stop in Velké Březno for the local Březňák beer.

At the end of all offered routes, we will take the boats from you and you will return by yourself back to the starting point. You can use the easy public train or bus service to return.

Fancy combine paddling with cycling along the Elbe cycling trail? See the experience HERE

Would you like to experience a multi day paddling & cycling tour? Take a look at our offer HERE

Price per person

Raft / Canoe 10 €
Kayak 20 €

Tour options:

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Děčín - Dolní Žleb 10 km / 1,5 hrs

Price includes:

  • rental of a canoe / raft / kayak, paddles, life jacket, dry bag
  • transportation of the equipment
  • instructions in boat manoeuvring
  • original map

Price excludes:

  • ferry
  • personal transportation back to Decin

Meeting point:

Your trip begins at Camp Děčín, where we will hand you in a boat, paddles, and a dry bag. A short briefing will take place. The tour will enchant you right at the beginning, by paddling between the rock massifs of the Shepherd's Wall with the Via Ferrata and the opposite side with the Děčín chateau. The Bohemian Switzerland National Park begins right behind the Děčín town. The river is calm and without difficult passages in this section. You can comfortably reach the handover point, where you can have a snack on the left bank in Dolní Grund restaurant with a fabulous view of the rocks.

We recommend using the train connection from the nearby station for the trip back to Děčín.


Děčín - Schmilka 15 km / 3 hrs

Price includes:

  • rental of a canoe / raft / kayak, paddles, life jacket, dry bag
  • transportation of the equipment
  • instructions in boat manoeuvring
  • original map

Price excludes:

  • ferry
  • personal transportation back to Decin

Meeting point:

Your tour starts at Camp Děčín, where we will hand you a boat, paddles and a dry bag. There will be a short briefing on-site. This trip is a 15 km long pleasant ride and you can reach neighboring Germany in 3 hours. During the tour, you will be amazed by the fabulous Bohemian Switzerland National Park from the water surface in the deepest sandstone canyon in Europe. The handover point is located on the right river bank of the picturesque village of Schmilka, directly at the ferry station. There you can visit a local microbrewery or cafe with breathtaking views.

We recommend the way back by train from the train station on the left bank, where the ferry will take you. Our hint is to plan a walking trip to the most famous natural monument in Bohemian Switzerland - the Pravčice Arch. The route passes through the state border to Hřensko. There starts already a signed walking trail to the Pravčická gate. It's a 7 km long walk, some extra 2,5 hrs added to the trip.


Děčín - Bad Schandau 22 km / 4,5 hrs

Price includes:

  • rental of a canoe / raft / kayak, paddles, life jacket, dry bag
  • transportation of the equipment
  • instructions in boat manoeuvring
  • original map

Price excludes:

  • personal transportation back to Decin

Meeting point:

Your experience starts at Camp Děčín, where we will hand you in a boat, paddles, and a dry bag. A short briefing will take place on-site. The longest trip from our offer, with 22 km of a pleasant pace in 4.5 hours. When leaving Děčín, you will be amazed by the looks of the Shepherd's Wall with the Via Ferrata and with Děčín chateau on the other side, which rises above the river. The river will take you through a majestic sandstone canyon through the national parks of Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland to the spa town of Bad Schandau in neighboring Germany. It is up to you whether you choose to visit the center of the spa town with many restaurants and nice cafes or choose a direct route back to Děčín from the nearby train station.


Ústí nad Labem – Děčín 25 km / 4,5 hrs

Price includes:

  • rental of a canoe / raft / kayak, paddles, life jacket, dry bag
  • transportation of the equipment
  • instructions in boat manoeuvring
  • original map

Price excludes:

  • personal transportation back to Usti nad Labem

Meeting point:

  • Elbe Cycle Route - Usti nad Labem at Marian bridge

We´ll meet you in Ústí nad Labem at the Mariánsky most (bridge), where we will hand you a boat, paddles, and a dry bag. There will be a short briefing on-site. There will be a short briefing on-site. At the beginning of the trip you will pass the Marian bridge, which is one of the most famous architectural monuments of the city and has been internationally awarded for its unique construction. After leaving the city, the nature will surround you with the green hills of the Bohemian Central Mountains. You can stop in Velké Březno for local beer Březňák on your way. The tour ends up at the Děčín Camp, on the right riverbank under the New bridge in Děčín. There is a train station and a bus station within a walking distance, and parking is possible in front of the campground Děčín and is free for our customers.


Velké Březno – Děčín 15 km / 3 hrs

Price includes:

  • rental of a canoe / raft / kayak, paddles, life jacket, dry bag
  • transportation of the equipment
  • instructions in boat manoeuvring
  • original map

Price excludes:

  • personal transportation back to Velke Brezno

Meeting point:

  • ferry Velké Březno - right riverbank

The meeting point is the ferry in Velké Březno on the right river bank, where the handover of the boats and a short briefing will take place. The river is surrounded with a panorama of the Bohemian Central Mountains, which will take you along the river to the greenest city in the Czech Republic - Děčín. The boat tour ends up on the right riverbank under the New bridge at Camp Děčín. Within walking distance, there is a train and bus station and parking is possible in front of the campsite and is free of charge for customers.