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Cycling holidays along the Elbe from Dessau to Dresden

Journey

Travel time
8 days/ 7 nights
Travel period
01.04.2020 - 15.11.2020
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Total length of tour
255 km
Characteristics of the tour
Level of difficulty: easyPlace-to-place tourAugustusTours Original Tour (organized by AugustusTours)
  • Bauhaus Dessau (UNESCO architecture)

  • Market square of Lutherstadt Wittenberg

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

  • Cyclist on the Elbe river cycle path infront of vineyards

  • The windmill of Gohlis

  • Cyclists infront of the Dresden Palaces
    Image source: Sylvio Dittrich

PLEASE NOTE: We are very happy to welcome you again as our guests! Please give us a necessary lead time of 7 days for new bookings, so that we can prepare your trip in the best possible way.

What to expect

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 from Dessau to Dresden 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 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.

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.

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.

The stage can be divided by booking an extra night in Pretzsch (approx. 35 km/33 km). For prices see extra nights (Cat. B).

Day 4: Torgau – Strehla/Riesa (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.

Day 5: Strehla/Riesa – 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.

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.

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.

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 Dresden, we can offer you our convenient transfer/shuttle service.

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 bicycle tours
  • Maps and information pack (in English language)
  • 24-hours-service-hotline during your cycling holidays

Bookable value-added services for the bike tour Dessau – Dresden 

Please feel free to add the following value-added services to the basic travel package to personalize your cycling holidays from Dessau to Dresden:

  • 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 Dresden to Dessau or vice versa. (more about our transfer services)

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

Further advice on the cycling tour from Dessau to Dresden

Please note that in certain cities between Dessau and Dresden a compulsory city, tourist or occupancy tax is required to be paid. Unless otherwise indicated, the 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
579.00 € per person
799.00 € per person
Single traveller (Cat. A)
859.00 € per person
Category B
519.00 € per person
669.00 € per person
Single traveller (Cat. B)
729.00 € per person
excl. luggage transfer
Dbl
Sgl
Tpl
Price validity: 01.04.2020 to 15.11.2020
Category A
499.00 € per person
719.00 € per person
Single traveller (Cat. A)
779.00 € per person
Category B
439.00 € per person
589.00 € per person
Single traveller (Cat. B)
649.00 € 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
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 €
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 €

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
Shared transfer: Dessau - Dresden (Sundays 09:00 a.m.), price per person
60.00 €
Bus transfer: Dessau - Dresden, flat-rate price for 1-4 persons
270.00 €
Bus transfer: Dessau - Dresden, flat-rate price for 5-7 persons
300.00 €
Bus transfer: Dresden - Dessau, flat-rate price for 1-4 persons
270.00 €
Bus transfer: Dresden - Dessau, flat-rate price for 5-7 persons
300.00 €
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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