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Laid back biking tour from Bad Schandau to Magdeburg

Journey

Travel time
12 days/ 11 nights
Travel period
01.04.2020 - 15.11.2020
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Total length of tour
340 km
Characteristics of the tour
Level of difficulty: easyPlace-to-place tourLaid back tours with short haulsAugustusTours Original Tour (organized by AugustusTours)
  • Cyclists on the Elbe River Cycle Path
    Image source: Sylvio Dittrich

  • Elbe River Cycle Path in Bad Schandau

  • The Dresden palaces by the Elbe
    Image source: Sylvio Dittrich

  • Gohliser Windmuehle am Elberadweg

  • The castle of Hartenfels in Torgau
    Image source: Bernd Blume, Torgau Informations Center

  • Market square in Wittenberg

  • The architecture style 'Bauhaus' in Dessau

  • Hundertwasserhaus in Magdeburg

ATTENTION: We currently assume that travel to Germany will be feasible again from mid/end of June 2020. Of course, we will gladly accept new bookings after checking your preferred travel date and the current regulations. Here you can find more information about the effects of the corona virus on our cycling and walking tours.

What to expect

Experience on this bike tour varied landscapes, Saxon vineyards and culturally important cities like Dresden, Meissen and Dessau on short stages between Bad Schandau and Magdeburg. Along the Elbe Cycle Route baroque palaces, castles and parks load to pause. Also, for your culinary well-being is taken care of a wide range of restaurants, wineries and quaint bars left and right of the Elbe invites you to linger.

This tour has been specially designed for cyclists who would like to combine relaxed biking and cultural experiences. Due to short stages there will be plenty of time for taking extended breaks and visit some of the interesting sights along the way.

Please note: This laid back cycle tour from Bad Schandau to Magdeburg can also be booked in the opposite direction.

This cycle trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

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Itinerary

Detailed tour description

Day 1: Individual arrival in Bad Schandau
After arrival you get a welcome surprise which attune to the upcoming bike tours. In the evening you can already make a short walk to explore the picturesque resort.

Day 2: Bad Schandau – Pirna (approx. 23 km)
Between Bad Schandau and Pirna you will see a stunning setting consisting of romantic rock formations and a natural floodplain landscape. Königstein fortress or the Basteibrücke above Rathen are  recommended detours. Explore Pirna with its beautiful old town.

Day 3: Pirna – Dresden (approx. 22 km)
From Pirna the Elbe Cycle Route takes you to Pillnitz. It is worth taking a detour to the castle and park of Pillnitz, the former summer residence of the royal Wettin family of Saxony. A few kilometers away, you will pass the Blue Wonder, Dresden's most famous bridge and enjoy the best view of your cycle on the three castles at the river Elbe in Dresden. The "Florence on the Elbe" shines with the world-famous sights Frauenkirche, Zwinger, Semperoper and the Brühl'sche Terrasse and forms a picturesque silhouette.

Day 4: Dresden – Meissen (approx. 30 km)
You leave Dresden and get to Radebeul, the hometown of Karl May. From here, take a detour to Moritzburg Castle. Even from the distance you can see the symbol of Meissen, with its castle and cathedral Albrechtsburg. A visit to the world famous porcelain factory should not be missed. For the evening, we recommend a wine tasting because Meissen is the center of the northeastern German wine region.

Day 5: Meissen – Riesa or Strehla (approx. 28 km/36 km)
On this stage of your bike tour you pass picturesque wine villages. Before you reach rural Strehla, you get to the City of Sports Riesa. Here the popular noodle producer is at home and in the pasta museum you will learn about the rich pasta shape. Should you be on a weekday in Riesa, even a glance at the current production is possible.

Day 6: Riesa or Strehla – Torgau (approx. 48 km/40 km)
Today you will cycle through Belgern, the place with the Saxony's only Roland, to Torgau. It is worth a visit by Hartenfels Castle and the Castle Church, which is considered to be the first Protestant church in Germany and was ordained by Martin Luther.

Day 7: Torgau – Pretzsch (approx. 37 km)
Todays stage along the Elbe Cycle Route takes you to the Renaissance city of Torgau in Saxony. Through the Dübener Heide and Dommitzsch you continue to Pretzsch.

Day 8: Pretzsch – Lutherstadt Wittenberg (approx. 35 km)
Passing Elster, the Elbe Cycle Route leads you through the extensive floodplains to Wittenberg. Walk the footsteps of the Reformer and visit the haunts of other personalities of Wittenberg such as Philipp Melanchthon and Lucas Cranach.

Day 9: Lutherstadt Wittenberg – Dessau (approx. 37 km)
Through lovely floodplain of the Elbe you will cycle along the world famous Wörlitzer Park and Gartenreich. Wander through the fascinating plant, which offers with its islands, channels, and temples different attractions. Dessau architecture lovers get their money's worth because Walter Gropius accomplished the Bauhaus style.

Day 10: Dessau – Barby (approx. 38 km)
You cycle through the Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve, where you might see an Elbe beaver. In the untouched nature numerous rare bird species live. Arrived in Barby, the Elbe-Saale-Angle, it's worth it to walk through the historic city center.

Day 11: Barby – Magdeburg (approx. 40 km)
Good paths takes you through the nature reserve Kreuzhorst to Magdeburg, the aim of your bike tour. Its landmarks include the Cathedral, the Monastery of Our Lady and the Magdeburg Rider.

Day 12: Individual departure or transfer service to Bad Schandau
Having finished this eventful and unforgettable cycling holidays from Bad Schandau to Magdeburg today you will set out on your way home. You can of course always extend your journey with extra nights in Magdeburg, Dresden or other overnight locations along this cycle route. We will be pleased to arrange additional nights for you.

This cycle trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.



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Services

Services included

  • Welcome surprise
  • 11 x overnight stay in the booked category with private facilities
  • 11 x continental breakfast
  • Luggage transfer from accommodation to accommodation during your biking tours
  • Maps and information pack (in English language)
  • 24-hours-service-hotline during you cycling holidays

Bookable value-added services for the bike tour Bad Schandau – Magdeburg

Please feel free to add the following value-added services to the basic travel package of this tour from Bad Schandau to Magdeburg:

  • Additional nights at every overnight location according to the tour description
  • Rental bikes or electric bicycles for the duration of the tour (more about our rental bike service)
  • Transfer services from Magdeburg to Bad Schandau or vice versa. (more about our transfer services)

Prices of these value-added services are detailed under the tab "Quotes" of this travel information.

Further advice on the cycling tour from Bad Schandau to Magdeburg

Please note that in certain cities between Bad Schandau and Magdeburg compulsory city, tourist or occupancy taxer may be required to be paid. Unless otherwise indicated, these taxes are not included in our prices and have to be paid directly to the hotel.

This cycle trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.


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Quotes

Prices for services included

incl. luggage transfer
Dbl
Sgl
Tpl
Price validity: 01.04.2020 to 15.11.2020
Category A
889.00 € per person
1,209.00 € per person
Single traveller (Cat. A)
1,309.00 € per person
Category B
829.00 € per person
1,059.00 € per person
Single traveller (Cat. B)
1,159.00 € per person
excl. luggage transfer
Dbl
Sgl
Tpl
Price validity: 01.04.2020 to 15.11.2020
Category A
789.00 € per person
1,109.00 € per person
Single traveller (Cat. A)
1,209.00 € per person
Category B
729.00 € per person
959.00 € per person
Single traveller (Cat. B)
1,059.00 € per person
Our money-saving tip: Take a look at our discounts for small groups from 4 travellers on.

Prices for additional nights

excl. luggage transfer
Dbl per night/person
Sgl per night/person
Tpl
Category A
Bad Schandau
55.00 €
80.00 €
Pirna
55.00 €
73.00 €
Dresden
55.00 €
80.00 €
Meißen
48.00 €
73.00 €
Riesa
48.00 €
73.00 €
Torgau
48.00 €
73.00 €
Bad Schmiedeberg OT Pretzsch/Elbe
44.00 €
61.00 €
Lutherstadt Wittenberg
55.00 €
80.00 €
Dessau-Roßlau
48.00 €
73.00 €
Barby
48.00 €
72.00 €
Magdeburg
48.00 €
73.00 €
Category B
Bad Schandau
48.00 €
64.00 €
Pirna
55.00 €
73.00 €
Dresden
48.00 €
64.00 €
Meißen
44.00 €
61.00 €
Strehla
44.00 €
61.00 €
Torgau
44.00 €
61.00 €
Bad Schmiedeberg OT Pretzsch/Elbe
44.00 €
61.00 €
Lutherstadt Wittenberg
48.00 €
64.00 €
Dessau-Roßlau
44.00 €
61.00 €
Barby
44.00 €
61.00 €
Magdeburg
44.00 €
61.00 €

Prices for rental bikes

 
Price
Touring bicycle, women, 21 gears
12.00 € per person and day
Touring bicycle, women, 7 gears
12.00 € per person and day
Touring bicycle, men, 21 gears
12.00 € per person and day
Touring bicycle, men, 7 gears
12.00 € per person and day
E-Bike
22.00 € per person and day
Speedometer
5.00 € per person

Prices for transfer services

 
Price
Bus transfer: Bad Schandau - Magdeburg, flat-rate price for 1-4 persons
340.00 €
Bus transfer: Bad Schandau - Magdeburg, flat-rate price for 5-7 persons
380.00 €
Shared transfer: Magdeburg - Bad Schandau (Monday 9:00 a.m.), price per person
75.00 €
Bus transfer: Magdeburg - Bad Schandau, flat-rate price for 1-4 persons
340.00 €
Bus transfer: Magdeburg - Bad Schandau, flat-rate price for 5-7 persons
380.00 €
Category A: 3- and 4-star hotels, mainly centrally located
Category B: 3-star hotels and guest houses/pensions, usually close to the cycle path


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Further information about our cycling holidays along the Elbe River Cycle Path

Cycle tours along Germany's most popular cycle path

Overwiev map of the Elbe River in GermanyThe Elbe flows through beautiful countryside. Its characteristic features include the towering Elbe Sandstone Massif, delightful riverbank meadows and impressive terrace vineyards. There are charming historical monuments along the river and lovely "old towns".

The Elbe, Germany's second largest river, flows through beautiful countryside. Its characteristic features include the towering Elbe Sandstone Massif, delightful riverbank meadows and impressive terrace vineyards in the region around Meissen. There are plenty of charming historical monuments along the river including magnificent castles, palaces and lovely, preserved, historical "old towns".

The cycle tours are fairly flat and follow the run of the river Elbe. The majority of the trails are in good condition and offer a wide range of cultural and leisure activities, making it ideal for travellers in every age group, for families and groups. The Elbe is one of the "slow" rivers. There is hardly any altitude, so it does not really matter whether you cycle upstream or downstream. However, the prevailing winds from the west and the countryside around the Elbe make the journey upstream preferable.

We would be very happy to organize your cycling holidays along the Elbe Cycle Path

Logo of the Elbe River Cycle PathSince 2002 we have been offering cycling holidays as self-guided tours in English language and thereby have gained a lot of experience with foreign travellers. If you are interested in booking a cycle tour along the Elbe Cycle Path we would be glad to become your travel partner! All you need to worry about are arrival and departure – the entire rest you can leave up to us!

We will organise the reservation of your hotels, the transport of your luggage and if necessary lunch packages, transfers or further services. If you want to know more about our cycling holidays in general or get more details information about our bicycle tours along the Elbe River Cycle Path, please feel free to contact us!

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