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  • Radreisende vor Bauhausarchitektur in Dessau © TVSSW, Felix Meyer, Elberadweg
    Radreisende vor Bauhausarchitektur in Dessau © TVSSW, Felix Meyer, Elberadweg
  • Karte zur Radreise am Elberadweg von Dessau nach Dresden © AugustusTours
    Karte zur Radreise am Elberadweg von Dessau nach Dresden © AugustusTours
  • Schlosskirche Lutherstadt Wittenberg © DZT, Christof Herdt
    Schlosskirche Lutherstadt Wittenberg © DZT, Christof Herdt
  • Radfahrer am Schloss Hartenfels in Torgau © AugustusTours
    Radfahrer am Schloss Hartenfels in Torgau © AugustusTours
  • Brunnen am Marktplatz in Torgau © AugustusTours
    Brunnen am Marktplatz in Torgau © AugustusTours
  • Fahrradfahrer am Elberadweg in Meißen © DMG Erik Gross DML-BY
    Fahrradfahrer am Elberadweg in Meißen © DMG Erik Gross DML-BY
  • Dresdner Altstadt  © AugustusTours
    Dresdner Altstadt © AugustusTours
  • Radfahrer am Elberadweg mit Blick auf Dresden © Robert Michalk Photography
    Radfahrer am Elberadweg mit Blick auf Dresden © Robert Michalk Photography

Cycling holidays Elbe from Dessau to Dresden

From functional Bauhaus to pompous Baroque


Baroque palaces, castles and parks invite you to numerous stops during your bicycle tour along the Elbe Cycle Path. A wide variety of restaurants, wine cellars and rustic pubs on both sides of the river cater to all tastes. Experience the magnificent countryside, the Saxon vineyards, as well as the culturally significant towns and cities between Dessau and Dresden.

Please note: This cycle tour can also be booked in the opposite direction. Click here for the cycle tour along the Elbe Cycle Path from Dresden to Dessau.
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Duration
8 days/ 7 nights
Travel period
06.05.2024 - 31.10.2024
Anreise: Daily
Bookable from
1 person(s)
Total length of tour
255 km
Characteristics of the tour
Level of difficulty: easyPlace-to-place tourAugustusTours Original Tour (organized by AugustusTours)
© Robert Michalk Photography © Robert Michalk Photography
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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Individual arrival to Dessau
    Use the afternoon or evening for a stroll around the town, which played an important role in creating a new architecture style and life philosophy in the 1920’s, the so called ‘Bauhaus’. The Bauhaus building and the Masters’ houses from Kandinsky, Klee or Feininger all belong to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.
    Overnight stay in Dessau
  • Day 2: Dessau – Lutherstadt Wittenberg (approx. 37 km)
    The first leg of the bicycle tour along the Elbe Cycle Path will take you through tranquil meadows and past the world-famous Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 100-hectare large park offers numerous attractions including islands, channels, temples and statues. In the evening you will arrive in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, the starting point of Martin Luther’s Reformation process 500 years ago. Take a walk through the intact historic centre and visit the various memorial sights dedicated to Martin Luther and Philip Melanchthon which were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1996.
    Overnight stay in Lutherstadt Wittenberg
  • Day 3: Lutherstadt Wittenberg – Torgau (approx. 68 km)
    Today your cycle tour along the river continues through the Elbe floodplains and your destination will be Torgau. The Renaissance town features Schloss Hartenfels and the Palace Church known as the first German Protestant church.
    Overnight stay in Torgau


    Bookable ExperiencePACKAGE:
    Make it cosier!
    Split the tour with an overnight stay in Pretzsch
  • Day 4: Torgau – Strehla (cat. B)/ Riesa (cat. A) (approx. 40 km/48 km)
    Today’s cycle tour will take you to Belgern first, the only place with a Roland statue in Saxony. Continuing the journey you can enjoy the enchanting rural atmosphere of the Elbe town Strehla. Your today’s destination is Riesa, the city of sports. The town is also famous for its pasta production. In the transparent noodle centre you can gain insight into the modern food production of the second largest pasta manufacturer in Germany.
    Overnight stay in Strehla (category B) or Riesa (category A)
  • Day 5: Strehla (cat. B)/ Riesa (cat. A) – Meissen (approx. 36 km/28 km)
    The fourth stage of your bicycle tour will take you along picturesque wine villages located at the river. Soon you will 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 a must. In the evening enjoy a glass of local wine because you are in the heart of one of the smallest yet most distinguished wine growing regions of Germany.
    Overnight stay in Meissen
  • Day 6: Meissen – Dresden (approx. 30 km)
    Before you reach your final destination Dresden, you will be passing Radebeul, a town famous for its vineyards. Continuing cycling, you will soon reach the “Florence of the Elbe”. The city Dresden is beautifully situated along the Elbe valley. Use the rest of the day for a walk through the Baroque town centre to be enchanted by the city’s historical flair.
    Overnight stay in Dresden
  • Day 7: Stay in Dresden or day trip to Bad Schandau (approx. 45 km)
    Explore the city with its many sights and attractions such as the famous Frauenkirche, the Zwinger Palace or the Semper Opera House. Enjoy the view from the Brühl’s Terrace – also known as ‘The Balcony of Europe’. Or you make a trip to the Saxon Switzerland Region with its bizarre rock formations. Take the local train to Bad Schandau (tickets not included) and then cycle back to Dresden along the Elbe River passing sights such as the Fortress Königstein, the Bastei Bridge and the Pillnitz Palace & Park.
    Overnight stay in Dresden
  • Day 8: Departure from Dresden
    After a memorable cycle tour from Dessau to Dresden, you will start your journey back home. You are welcome to prolong your journey with some additional nights, e.g. in Dresden or other towns along the route. We will gladly arrange the accommodations for you. In case you have to get back to Dessau, we can offer you our convenient transfer/shuttle service.

Experience PACKAGES: Put the crown on your holiday!

  • Split the tour with an overnight stay in Pretzsch

    Make it cosier!

    The tour from Torgau to Lutherstadt Wittenberg can be divided by an overnight stay in Pretzsch (approx. 33 km/approx. 35 km, including luggage transport).

    Price: from 90 € p.p. in a double room,
    from 120 € p.P. in a single room

Services

Services included

  • 7 x overnight stay in the booked category with private facilities
  • 7 x continental breakfast
  • Luggage transfer from accommodation to accommodation (up to 2 pieces of luggage per person, maximum 20 kg each)
  • GPS data on request
  • 1 package of detailed travel information and maps per room
  • telephone-service-hotline during your cycling holidays

Additional services

Please feel free to add the following value-added services to the basic travel package of the tour from Dessau to Dresden:

Accommodation categories

Category A: 3- and 4-star hotels, mainly centrally located
Category B: 3-star hotels and guesthouses/pensions, usually close to the cycle path

Further information

Please note that in some cities accommodation taxes, visitor's taxes, etc. apply. Unless otherwise stated, these are not included in the tour price and must be paid locally.

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

Arrival & Departure

How to get to the tour

Information on how to get to Dessau:

Arrival by train:
Dessau offers hourly train connections to Berlin, Leipzig, Magdeburg, Halle, Lutherstadt Wittenberg and Köthen. Bicycles can be carried free of charge on the Saxony-Anhalt regional transport system.
Current timetable information and prices can be found at www.bahn.de

Arrival by car:
You can reach Dessau by car via the A 9 motorway, exit Dessau-Ost or Dessau-Süd and via the B 184, B 185 and B 187 federal roads.
On www.parkopedia.de you will find a good overview of public car parks and multi-storey car parks.

Prices

  • Prices for services included
    incl. luggage transfer
    Dbl
    Sgl
    Price validity: 06.05.2024 to 07.09.2024
    Category A
    755.00 € per person
    1,015.00 € per person
    Category B
    665.00 € per person
    835.00 € per person
    Price validity: 08.09.2024 to 31.10.2024
    Category A
    719.00 € per person
    979.00 € per person
    Category B
    629.00 € per person
    799.00 € per person
  • Prices for additional nights
    Dbl
    Sgl
    Category A
    Dessau-Roßlau
    68.00 €
    95.00 €
    Lutherstadt Wittenberg
    68.00 €
    95.00 €
    Torgau
    68.00 €
    95.00 €
    Riesa
    68.00 €
    95.00 €
    Meissen
    68.00 €
    95.00 €
    Dresden
    75.00 €
    110.00 €
    Category B
    Dessau-Roßlau
    59.00 €
    78.00 €
    Lutherstadt Wittenberg
    59.00 €
    78.00 €
    Torgau
    59.00 €
    78.00 €
    Strehla
    59.00 €
    78.00 €
    Meissen
    59.00 €
    78.00 €
    Dresden
    63.00 €
    85.00 €
  • Prices for rental bikes
     
    Price
    touring bike unisex with 21 gears free wheel
    Bike rental from day of arrival to last cycling day (min. height 155 cm, other on request)
    15.00 €
    per person and day
    Touring bicycle unisex with 7 gears back pedal
    Bike rental from day of arrival to last cycling day (min. height 155 cm, other on request)
    15.00 €
    per person and day
    Touring bike men with 21 gears free wheel
    Bike rental from day of arrival to last cycling day (min. height 170 cm)
    15.00 €
    per person and day
    Touring bike men with 7 gears back pedal
    Bike rental from day of arrival to last cycling day (min. height 170 cm)
    15.00 €
    per person and day
    E-Bike unisex with 7 gears back pedal
    Bike rental from day of arrival to last cycling day (min. height 155 cm, other on request)
    30.00 €
    per person and day
    Speedometer
    free of charge, according to free
    0.00 €
    per person
  • Prices for transfer services
     
    Price
    Dresden - Dessau
    Individual transfer, flat-rate price for 1-3 persons,+ 25 € per own bike
    230.00 €
  • Experience packages & additional services
     
    Price
    FlexPLUS
    up to 28 days before arrival, you can rebook or cancel free of charge one time
    39.00 € (DZ), 39.00 € (EZ)
    per person
    Additional night Pretzsch with luggage transfer
    90.00 € (DZ), 120.00 € (EZ)
    per person

As always...

5% Early Bird Discount
on all active holidays

until 29/02/2024 (upon the basic package price)