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Dresden - Dessau

Dresden - Dessau

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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  • 8 Days / 7 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. 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 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.

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 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 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, 8 days, cat. A, DE-EBRDD-08A
Base price
699.00
769.00
799.00
Surcharge single room 229.00 229.00 229.00
Elbe Cycle Path, 8 days, cat. B, DE-EBRDD-08B
Base price
599.00
699.00
729.00
Surcharge single room 199.00 199.00 199.00

Category A: 4**** and 3*** hotels and inns
CategorY B: 3*** hotels

You can book extra nights for any day of your tour. Prices upon request!

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, 8 days, cat. A, DE-EBRDD-08A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Elbe Cycle Path, 8 days, cat. B, DE-EBRDD-08B
Base price
Surcharge single room
699.00
229.00
599.00
199.00
769.00
229.00
699.00
199.00
799.00
229.00
729.00
199.00

Category A: 4**** and 3*** hotels and inns
CategorY B: 3*** hotels

You can book extra nights for any day of your tour. Prices upon request!

Filter
21-gear unisex
21-gear gents
7-gear unisex
7-gear gents
Electric bike
99.00
99.00
99.00
99.00
239.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • 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 Wittenberg costs EUR 80 per person, from Dessau costs EUR 90 per person, from Magdeburg costs EUR 100 per person, extra EUR 30 for your own bike, to be payable in advance, reservation is necessary
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Dresden train station
  • Dresden airport
  • Hotel Category A: Multi-storey car park, costs EUR 24 per night
    Hotel Category B: Multi storey car park, costs EUR 10 per day also 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!
Contact & booking
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Ratings

4.4 of 5 Stars (5 Ratings)
4 stars
Josef E. AT | 03.08.2019
Naturgenuss an der Elbe
Die Strecke von Dresden nach Magdeburg eignet sich hervorragend zum Erholen und "Ruhe finden". Sehr viele schöne Eindrücke von unterschiedlichsten - teilweise fast unberührten - Naturschauspielen (Elbe, Auen, Wiesen, Wälder, Tiere). Außerdem schöne Orte und Städte entlang der Strecke. Eigentlich möchte man mehr erfahren über das Leben im damaligen "Osten". Kleiner Wehmutstropfen: das viele Kopfsteinpflaster (Radwege werden aber bereits umgelegt und sind teils neu asphaltiert, dabei fehlte uns manchmal die schlüssige Beschilderung)
Vanessa Bräumann
Vanessa Bräumann answered:
Vielen lieben Dank für diese äußerst positive Bewertung! Es ist immer wieder schön zu lesen, dass unsere Gäste so zufrieden mit unseren Radreisen sind. Bitte bleiben Sie uns treu!
4 stars
Jutta Thüer DE | 07.05.2019
Super Landschaft zum Radfahren
4 stars
Alfred Auer AT | 08.07.2018
Alles sehr gut organisiert
5 stars
Peter Klaus Wilms DE | 19.07.2017
Sehr gut
Der Elberadweg ist sehr schön. Gute Wege mit sehr guter Beschilderung.Der Naturanteil am Elbe-Radweg ist kaum zu überbieten.
5 stars
Heike Steinke DE | 10.06.2017
Elbe-Radweg - sehr empfehlenswert
Sehr schöne Strecke mit vielen Einkehrmöglichkeiten besonders in dem Bereich Königsstein bis Torgau, danach nur noch wenige Möglichkeiten.

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