• Elbe Cycle Path (Meissen)
  • Elbe Cycle Path (Dresden, Yenidze Cigarette Factory)
  • Elbe Cycle Path (Dresden, Semperoper)
  • Elbe Cycle Path

Elbe Cycle Path

individual cycle tour | 10 days / 9 nights

Stroll tour.

Like a magnet river Elbe appealed good architects. They built baroque magnificent buildings and summer residences for Augustus the Strong. They designed the medieval ambience of the porcelain city Meißen, built the renaissance city Torgau or Luther city Wittenberg. Starting point for this journey is Dresden. Buildings as the Frauenkirche, the Dresdner Zwinger, the Semper opera and the residence palace display the aesthetics of this first-class architecture. Nature is a good architect too, proof for that is the tour through Elbe Sandstone Mountains with its bizarre rocks. You cycle downstream along the river, you visit stations as Radebeul, home of Karl May and wine villages in the near of Meißen.


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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Dresden

Individual arrival to Dresden, distribution of rental bikes (if booked) and welcome briefing in the hotel. Afterwards possibility to stroll through the baroque old city of Dresden. Discover the well-known beauty and magic of the city with places of interest as Zwinger, Frauenkirche, palace and Semper opera.

Day 2: Dresden – Saxon Switzerland – Pirna and back by boat approx. 35 km

The bicycle path leads directly along the Elbe to Bad Schandau. By ferry cruise to palace Pillnitz, enjoy the unique view onto the baroque building. You continue by bike upstream to the bizarre sandstone mountains. A short climb onto Bastei Mountain is worth it. A wonderful view onto the Elbe Sandstone Mountains and the course of the river reward you for your efforts. Return journey from Pirna to Dresden by boat.

Day 3: Dresden – Meißen approx. 25 km

You cycle in the Elbe valley along the Saxon vineyards and pass the city of Radebeul, which is associated with Karl May. Within a few more kilometres you reach Meißen. The picturesque alleys of the historic old city invite for a stroll. Worth while: Albrechtsburg and the world famous Meissen chine manufacture!

Day 4: Meißen – Riesa approx. 35 km

Today you go a bit more through Germany’s most northern vineyards. Taste the regional wines! The baroque castle Diesbar-Seußlitz with its wonderful park is a good place for rest. Accommodation is in the town of Riesa or Strehla.

Day 5: Riesa – Mühlberg/Surroundings approx. 25 km

You follow river Elbe downstream to Mühlberg with former Cistercian monastery and Electoral Saxony’s milepost.

Day 6: Mühlberg/Surroundings – Torgau approx. 30 km

You should not miss the Treblitz Tree Park with trees and bushes from five continents. Destination of the day is Torgau with nice town hall in renaissance style, residence palace Hartenfels and church St. Marien.

Day 7: Torgau – Bad Schmiedeberg/Umgebung approx. 40 km

From Saxony-Anhalt you cycle via palace Lichtenberg in direction Bad Schmiedeberg.

Day 8: Bad Schmiedeberg/Umgebung – Wittenberg approx. 35 km

After your arrival in the city where Martin Luther posted his theses, you have the possibility to make a trip down memory lane. The Luther Hall, Wittenberg’s most interesting building, has the biggest historic collection on the Reformation. The old city of Wittenberg was restored lovely too. The beautiful shops and restaurants are guaranteeing a wonderful evening.

Day 9: Wittenberg – Dessau approx. 30 km

From Luther city Wittenberg downstream. In Coswig by ferry across the river to Wörlitzer park with beautiful and generous park. You continue towards Dessau (Mecca for architecture aficionados) and through biosphere reserve Mittlere Elbe, which is an ideal place for numerous animals, particularly for beavers and gray herons. You reach the buildings which were built through Walter Gropius in the nineteen-twenties with its distinctive and functional elements when you enter the village of Dessau.

Day 10: Departure or extension


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The route

Daily routes from 25 to 70 km in flat and slightly hilly terrain. The Elbe cycle path offers the possibility to cycle on car-free roads along one of the most beautiful and most important rivers in Germany. Other sections lead along small country roads and paths with less traffic through diversified river landscape.



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Arrival dates

Season 1
Arrival daily (exception April and October)
01.04. - 28.04.2017 | 01.10. - 15.10.2017
Season 2
Arrival daily (exception April and October)
29.04. - 31.05.2017 | 01.09. - 30.09.2017
Season 3
Arrival daily (exception April and October)
01.06. - 31.08.2017

Prices


Category A Category B
Code: DE-EBRDD-10A
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Season 1 655,- 580,-
Season 2 715,- 655,-
Season 3 740,- 680,-
Surcharge single room 220,- 200,-
Surcharge half board 200,- 176,-
Rental bike 21-gear 70,- 70,-
Rental bike 7-gear 70,- 70,-
Electric bike 180,- 180,-
Extra nights
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb (Dresden) 65,- 49,-
Extra night sgl/bb (Dresden) 90,- 69,-
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb (Meißen) 47,- 40,-
Extra night sgl/bb (Meißen) 72,- 65,-
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb (Riesa) 52,- 43,-
Extra night sgl/bb (Riesa) 77,- 68,-
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb (Wittenberg) 90,- 90,-
Extra night sgl/bb (Wittenberg) 130,- 130,-
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb (Dessau) 50,- 44,-
Extra night sgl/bb (Dessau) 75,- 64,-

Category A: comfortable hotels and guesthouses of 3***- and 4****-level
Category B: Nice middleclass hotels

All prices per person in EUR


Joscha Koob

Phone +43 6219 7444 149

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  • Main focus: Germany
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Joscha Koob

Phone +43 6219 7444 149

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Services

  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast or breakfast buffet
  • If half board is booked: every day a 3 course meal
  • Welcome briefing by tour start in Dresden
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Well elaborated route
  • Detailed travel documents
  • GPS-data is available
  • Rental bike insurance
  • Service hotline

Extras

Arrival / Parking / Departure
  • Dresden Train Station
  • Dresden Airport
  • Hotel Category A: Multi-storey car park, costs € 12 per night (off 6 nights)
  • Hotel Category B: Multi storey car park, costs € 6 per day also Free parking close to the hotel.
  • Return journey by train to Dresden this costs € 60 per person incl. your bike, reservation is necessary.
  • Good train connections to Dresden
Note
  • You can book this tour also with start from Dessau to Dresden. Please consider that no personal welcome meeting will be held and the route description and the road maps need to be read in reverse. The prices are the same, a daily arrival is possible.
  • An extension to Mgdeburg via Barby is possible.

Joscha Koob

Phone +43 6219 7444 149

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  • Main focus: Germany
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Joscha Koob

Phone +43 6219 7444 149

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  • Main focus: Germany
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