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Along the Elbe Cycle Path from Dessau to Bad Schandau

Journey

Travel time
8 days/ 7 nights
Travel period
01.04.2020 - 15.11.2020
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Total length of tour
260 km
Characteristics of the tour
Level of difficulty: easyPlace-to-place tourAugustusTours Original Tour (organized by AugustusTours)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz

  • The architecture style 'Bauhaus' in Dessau

  • Market square in Wittenberg

  • The castle of Hartenfels in Torgau
    Image source: Sylvio Dittrich

  • Gohliser Windmuehle am Elberadweg

  • Cyclists at the Elbe Palaces (Elbschlösser) in Dresden
    Image source: Sylvio Dittrich

  • Elbe River Cycle Path in Bad Schandau

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 a versatile bike tour from Dessau to Bad Schandau passing a magnificent countryside, the Saxon vineyards and the culturally significant towns and cities between Dessau and Bad Schandau. Baroque palaces, castles and parks invite you to put in numerous stops along your cycle tour. A wide variety of restaurants, wine cellars and rustic pubs on both sides of the river cater to all tastes.

Please note: This cycle tour from Dessau to Bad Schandau 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 travel arrangements to Dessau
The starting point for this bicycle tour is Dessau, a town which played an important role for a new architecture style including a whole life philosophy occured in the 1920s, the so called "Bauhaus".

Day 2: Dessau – Lutherstadt Wittenberg (approx. 37 km)
The first leg of your bike tour will take you through the beautiful meadows of the Elbe and past the world-famous Woerlitzer Park and Gardens. The 100-hectare large park offers numerous attractions including islands, canals, temples and statues. Today you will be staying in Wittenberg, a town which became famous through Martin Luther.

Day 3: Lutherstadt Wittenberg – Torgau (approx. 68 km)
Your bike tour along the Elbe River Cycle Path continues to Torgau, a Renaissance town featuring Schloss Hartenfels and the palatial church which is known as the first Protestant church of Germany and which was dedicated by Martin Luther.

This bike tour can be shared by an extra night in Pretzsch (approx. 35 km/37 km). Price see extra nights (Cat. B).

Day 4: Torgau – Strehla or Riesa (approx. 40 km/48 km)
Today you will be cycling through the town of Belgern, the only town in Saxony which owns a Roland statue. Next stop will be Riesa, the city of sports. The town is also famous for its pasta production. In the transparent noodle centre you can gain an insight into the modern food production at the second biggest German pasta manufacturer. On the way you will be enjoying the enchanting rural atmosphere of the Elbe town of Strehla.

Day 5: Strehla or Riesa – Meissen (approx. 36 km/28 km)
Today’s bike tour will take you along the picturesque wine villages located along the Elbe river, especially Diesbar-Seußlitz. From far away you can already see the landmark of the city of Meissen: the impressive castle hill with the cathedral and the Albrechtsburg castle. A visit to the world-famous Meissen porcelain factory is also a must. In the evening you should enjoy a good wine as you are in the heart of one of the smallest yet most distinguished winegrowing regions of Germany.

Day 6: Meissen – Dresden (approx. 30 km)
Next you will be cycling to the city known as the Florence of the Elbe: Dresden, which is beautifully located along the Elbe valley. Whether the famous Zwinger, the Semper Opera or the Court Church – a tour of the former royal residence by bicycle will take you past many sites.

Day 7: Dresden – Bad Schandau (approx. 45 km)
With renewed vigour you will start the last leg of your bike tour along the Elbe River Cycle Path. The first highlight of the day will be a stroll through the gardens of Pillnitz Palace, the former summer residence of the royal Wettin family of Saxony. The park with its numerous trees, some of which are more than 200 years old, is regarded as a significant collection of rare and precious plants. From here the journey takes you along the Elbe past the Koenigstein fortress to Bad Schandau in the heart of Saxon Switzerland.

Day 8: Departure from Bad Schandau or Transferservice to Dessau
You can of course always extend your bike tour with extra nights in Dresden or other overnight towns along the way. We will be pleased to arrange additional accommodation for you.

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



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Services

Services included

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

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

Please feel free to add the following value-added services to the basic travel package to personalize your cycling holidays along the Elbe River Cycle Path:

  • 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 Bad Schandau to Dessau or vice versa (more about our transfer services)

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

Further advice on the cycling tour from Dessau to Bad Schandau

Please note that in certain cities between Dessau and Bad Schandau a compulsory city, tourist or occupancy tax is 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
599.00 € per person
809.00 € per person
Single traveller (Cat. A)
869.00 € per person
Category B
549.00 € per person
699.00 € per person
Single traveller (Cat. B)
759.00 € per person
excl. luggage transfer
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Sgl
Tpl
Price validity: 01.04.2020 to 15.11.2020
Category A
509.00 € per person
719.00 € per person
Single traveller (Cat. A)
779.00 € per person
Category B
459.00 € per person
609.00 € per person
Single traveller (Cat. B)
669.00 € per person
Our money-saving tip: Take a look at our discounts for small groups from 4 travellers on.

Prices for additional nights

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

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 - Dessau, flat-rate price for 1-4 persons
300.00 €
Bus transfer: Bad Schandau - Dessau, flat-rate price for 5-7 persons
340.00 €
Shared transfer: Dessau - Bad Schandau (Sunday 09:00 a.m.), price per person
65.00 €
Bus transfer: Dessau - Bad Schandau, flat-rate price for 1-4 persons
300.00 €
Bus transfer: Dessau - Bad Schandau, flat-rate price for 5-7 persons
340.00 €
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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