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  • Fahrradfahrer am Elberadweg © DMG Erik Gross DML-BY
    Fahrradfahrer am Elberadweg © DMG Erik Gross DML-BY
  • Karte zur Radreise am Elberadweg von Dresden nach Dessau © AugustusTours
    Karte zur Radreise am Elberadweg von Dresden nach Dessau © AugustusTours
  • Radfahrer am Elberadweg mit Blick auf Dresden © Robert Michalk Photography
    Radfahrer am Elberadweg mit Blick auf Dresden © Robert Michalk Photography
  • Dresdner Altstadt  © TMGS
    Dresdner Altstadt © TMGS
  • Radfahrer am Schloss Hartenfels in Torgau © DZT Christof Herdt
    Radfahrer am Schloss Hartenfels in Torgau © DZT Christof Herdt
  • Lutherhaus in Lutherstadt Wittenberg
    Lutherhaus in Lutherstadt Wittenberg
  • Die Bauhausarchitektur in Dessau
    Die Bauhausarchitektur in Dessau

Cycling holidays from Dresden to Dessau

The classical tour along the Elbe from Baroque to Bauhaus


The Elbe, Germany's second largest river, flows through beautiful countryside. Its characteristic features include impressive terrace vineyards in the region around Meissen and tranquil riverbank meadows further north. There are plenty of historical monuments to discover along this part of the Elbe river cycle trail including magnificent castles, palaces and charming ‘old towns’.
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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 Dresden
    You arrive in the Florence of the Elbe, Dresden, which is beautifully situated along the Elbe valley. Use the rest of the day for a walk along the river or through the Baroque town centre to be enchanted by the city’s historical flair.
    Overnight stay in Dresden
  • Day 2: Stay in Dresden or day trip to Bad Schandau (approx. 45 km)
    Use your leisure time in Dresden to visit the highlights of the wonderful city. Or you take a short ride to Bad Schandau by train in the morning (ticket not included). Back to Dresden by bike, the journey takes you along the Elbe past the “Koenigstein fortress” in the heart of Saxon Switzerland and castle Pillnitz with its beautiful gardens.
    Overnight stay in Dresden
  • Day 3: Dresden – Meissen (approx. 30 km)
    On the first stage of the tour along the Elbe River Cycle Path you will pass the town Radebeul which is famous for its vineyards. Continuing your journey you will soon 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 4: Meissen – Riesa (cat. A)/ Strehla (cat. B) (approx. 28 km/36 km)
    Today’s cycle tour will take you along picturesque wine villages to 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 Riesa (category A) or Strehla (category B)
  • Day 5: Riesa (cat. A)/ Strehla (cat. B) – Torgau (approx. 48 km/40 km)
    Continuing the tour along the Elbe River Cycle Path you will soon reach Strehla where you will be enjoying the enchanting rural atmosphere of the Elbe town. Today’s destination is Torgau, a Renaissance town featuring Schloss Hartenfels and the Palace Church known as the first German Protestant church.
    Overnight stay in Torgau
  • Day 6: Torgau – Lutherstadt Wittenberg (approx. 68 km)
    After leaving Torgau you will cycle through the Elbe’s floodplains and reach Wittenberg, the starting point of Martin Luther’s Reformation process 500 years ago. Take a walk through the 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

    Tip:
    This tour can be divided by an overnight stop in Pretzsch (results in approx. 33 km/35 km). Online booking via Experience packages.
  • Day 7: Lutherstadt Wittenberg – Dessau (approx. 37 km)
    The last leg of the tour along the Elbe cycle path will take you through tranquil Elbe river 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, canals, temples and statues. The final destination Dessau 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 8: Individual departure from Dessau or transfer service to Dresden
    After a memorable cycle tour from Dresden to Dessau, you will start your journey back home or you will use our transfer service back to Dresden. 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.

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 Dresden to Dessau:

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

Tipps on how to get to Dresden

Arrival by train:
Dresden is easily accessible by train from all major cities in Germany.
From Dresden's main train station or Neustadt train station, you then have the option of using public transportation to get to your hotel.
Current timetable information and price information can be found at www.bahn.de or at www.dvb.de.

Arrival by car and parking facilities:
Dresden is connected to the main supra-regional traffic network via three freeways. Depending on the hotel, there are direct parking facilities or often nearby. Please understand that there are limited parking facilities at the hotel, especially in the city centers.
Check directly with your starting hotel to see if they offer parking. At www.parkopedia.de you will find a good overview of other parking options and we will be happy to inform you individually.

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
    Dresden
    75.00 €
    110.00 €
    Meissen
    68.00 €
    95.00 €
    Riesa
    68.00 €
    95.00 €
    Torgau
    68.00 €
    95.00 €
    Lutherstadt Wittenberg
    68.00 €
    95.00 €
    Dessau-Roßlau
    68.00 €
    95.00 €
    Category B
    Dresden
    63.00 €
    85.00 €
    Meissen
    59.00 €
    78.00 €
    Strehla
    59.00 €
    78.00 €
    Torgau
    59.00 €
    78.00 €
    Lutherstadt Wittenberg
    59.00 €
    78.00 €
    Dessau-Roßlau
    59.00 €
    78.00 €
  • 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
    Dessau - Dresden
    Shared transfer, every Saturday 10:00 a.m. + 25 € per own bike, price per person
    90.00 €
    Dessau - Dresden
    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)