View from above to the river Elbe
View over the river Elbe and some buildings of Dresden
Fortress on the Elbe cycle path
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Elbe Cycle Path

From Dresden to Wittenberg.

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.

Easy
Easy
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

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.

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 Bad Schandau to Dresden by bike (approx. 90 km) or suburban train (approx. 45 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. Worthwhile: Albrechtsburg and the world-famous Meissen chine manufacture!

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. Worthwhile: Albrechtsburg and the world-famous Meissen chine manufacture!

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

From Saxony-Anhalt you cycle via palace Lichtenberg and Pretzsch in direction Wittenberg. 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.

Tour character

Daily routes from 25 to 85 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.

Prices and events

All data for 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Dresden
  Season 1
27.03.2021 - 30.04.2021
20.09.2021 - 09.10.2021

daily
Season 2
01.05.2021 - 20.06.2021
04.09.2021 - 19.09.2021

daily
Season 3
21.06.2021 - 03.09.2021

daily
Elbe Cycle Path 6 days, cat. A, DE-EBRDW-07A
Base price
469.00
539.00
565.00
Surcharge single room 168.00 168.00 168.00
Surcharge half board (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 150.00 150.00 150.00
Elbe Cycle Path 6 days, cat. B, DE-EBRDW-07B
Base price
435.00
469.00
499.00
Surcharge single room 150.00 150.00 150.00
Surcharge half board (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 132.00 132.00 132.00

Category A:  3***- and 4****-level hotels
Category B: Middleclass hotels of 3*** level

Season 1
Mar 27, 2021 - Apr 30, 2021
Sep 20, 2021 - Oct 9, 2021
daily
Season 2
May 1, 2021 - Jun 20, 2021
Sep 4, 2021 - Sep 19, 2021
daily
Season 3
Jun 21, 2021 - Sep 3, 2021
daily
Elbe Cycle Path 6 days, cat. A, DE-EBRDW-07A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Elbe Cycle Path 6 days, cat. B, DE-EBRDW-07B
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
469.00
168.00
150.00
435.00
150.00
132.00
539.00
168.00
150.00
469.00
150.00
132.00
565.00
168.00
150.00
499.00
150.00
132.00

Category A:  3***- and 4****-level hotels
Category B: Middleclass hotels of 3*** level

Season 1
Mar 27, 2021 - Apr 30, 2021
Sep 20, 2021 - Oct 9, 2021
Season 2
May 1, 2021 - Jun 20, 2021
Sep 4, 2021 - Sep 19, 2021
Season 3
Jun 21, 2021 - Sep 3, 2021
Dresden A comfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Wittenberg A comfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Dresden B Standard
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Wittenberg B Standard
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
65.00
90.00
55.00
80.00
49.00
69.00
45.00
70.00
65.00
90.00
55.00
80.00
49.00
69.00
45.00
70.00
65.00
90.00
55.00
80.00
49.00
69.00
45.00
70.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Dresden
  Season 1
Mar 27, 2021 - Apr 30, 2021
Sep 20, 2021 - Oct 9, 2021

daily
Season 2
May 1, 2021 - Jun 20, 2021
Sep 4, 2021 - Sep 19, 2021

daily
Season 3
Jun 21, 2021 - Sep 3, 2021

daily
Dresden A comfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 65.00 65.00 65.00
Extra night sgl/bb 90.00 90.00 90.00
Wittenberg A comfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 55.00 55.00 55.00
Extra night sgl/bb 80.00 80.00 80.00
Dresden B Standard
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 49.00 49.00 49.00
Extra night sgl/bb 69.00 69.00 69.00
Wittenberg B Standard
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 45.00 45.00 45.00
Extra night sgl/bb 70.00 70.00 70.00
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Rental bike 21-gear
Electric bike
Rental bike 7-gear
75.00
175.00
75.00

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast or breakfast buffet
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Well elaborated route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French) with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Half-board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
  • Return journey by minibus to Dresden daily from Wittenberg costs EUR 60 per person incl. your bike, to be paid for at the time, reservation is necessary
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Dresden train station
  • Dresden airport
  • Hotel Category A: Multi-storey car park, costs approx. EUR 16 per night
    Hotel Category B: Multi storey car park, costs approx. EUR 6 per day, free parking close to the hotel
  • Good train connections to Dresden
 

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
5 stars
Maja Behrendtz CH | 08.08.2018
Sportlich kulturell unterwegs
Jede Teilstrecke der 5tägigen Radtour hatte seinen Reiz. Die Berge in der sächsischen Schweiz, die Uferlandschaften der Elbe, die unendliche Weite der Felder in Saxen...
Selina Danninger
Selina Danninger answered:
Vielen Dank für diese wunderbare Bewertung!

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