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Dresden - Dessau

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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  • 10 Days / 9 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 Pirna to Dresden by boat.

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!

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.

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 in direction Bad Schmiedeberg.

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.

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.

Tour character

Daily routes from 25 to 45 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 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Dresden
  Season 1
01.04.2023 - 28.04.2023
24.09.2023 - 07.10.2023

daily
Season 2
29.04.2023 - 16.06.2023
03.09.2023 - 23.09.2023

daily
Season 3
17.06.2023 - 02.09.2023

daily
Elbe Cycle Path, stroller, 10 days cat. A, DE-EBRDD-10A
Base price
859.00
919.00
949.00
Surcharge single room 299.00 299.00 299.00
Elbe Cycle Path, stroller, 10 days cat. B, DE-EBRDD-10B
Base price
829.00
859.00
879.00
Surcharge single room 269.00 269.00 269.00

Category A: 4****and 3***-Hotels
Category B: 3*hotels and guest houses

Season 1
Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 28, 2023
Sep 24, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023
daily
Season 2
Apr 29, 2023 - Jun 16, 2023
Sep 3, 2023 - Sep 23, 2023
daily
Season 3
Jun 17, 2023 - Sep 2, 2023
daily
Elbe Cycle Path, stroller, 10 days cat. A, DE-EBRDD-10A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Elbe Cycle Path, stroller, 10 days cat. B, DE-EBRDD-10B
Base price
Surcharge single room
859.00
299.00
829.00
269.00
919.00
299.00
859.00
269.00
949.00
299.00
879.00
269.00

Category A: 4****and 3***-Hotels
Category B: 3*hotels and guest houses

Season 1
Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 28, 2023
Sep 24, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023
Season 2
Apr 29, 2023 - Jun 16, 2023
Sep 3, 2023 - Sep 23, 2023
Season 3
Jun 17, 2023 - Sep 2, 2023
Dresden
Double room p.P. cat. A
Surcharge single room
Dessau
Double room p.P. cat. A
Surcharge single room
Dresden
Double room p. P. cat. B
Surcharge single room
Dessau
Double room p.P. cat. B
Surcharge single room
70.00
35.00
62.00
35.00
57.00
32.00
55.00
35.00
70.00
35.00
62.00
35.00
57.00
32.00
55.00
35.00
70.00
35.00
62.00
35.00
57.00
32.00
55.00
35.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Dresden
  Season 1
Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 28, 2023
Sep 24, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023

daily
Season 2
Apr 29, 2023 - Jun 16, 2023
Sep 3, 2023 - Sep 23, 2023

daily
Season 3
Jun 17, 2023 - Sep 2, 2023

daily
Dresden
Double room p.P. cat. A 70.00 70.00 70.00
Surcharge single room 35.00 35.00 35.00
Dessau
Double room p.P. cat. A 62.00 62.00 62.00
Surcharge single room 35.00 35.00 35.00
Dresden
Double room p. P. cat. B 57.00 57.00 57.00
Surcharge single room 32.00 32.00 32.00
Dessau
Double room p.P. cat. B 55.00 55.00 55.00
Surcharge single room 35.00 35.00 35.00
Filter
21-gear unisex
21-gear gents
7-gear unisex
7-gear gents
Electric bike
119.00
119.00
119.00
119.00
279.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Inclueded:

  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Detailed travel information 1x per room (German, English)
  • Boat ride from Pirna to Dresden
  • GPS-data available
  • Service-hotline

Optional extras:

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
  • Return journey by minibus to Dresden every friday, saturday and sunday, from Dessau EUR 90 per person, extra cost for own bike EUR 30, reservation is necessary, payable in advance.
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Dresden Train Station
  • Dresden Airport
  • Good train connections to Dresden
  • Hotel Category A: Multi-storey car park, costs € 24 per night
  • Hotel Category B: Multi storey car park, costs € 10 per day also Free parking close to the hotel.
 

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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