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  • Radfahrer am Elberadweg © Robert Michalk Photography
    Radfahrer am Elberadweg © Robert Michalk Photography
  • Karte zur Radreise am Elberadweg von Dresden nach Hamburg © AugustusTours
    Karte zur Radreise am Elberadweg von Dresden nach Hamburg © AugustusTours
  • Dampferparade in Dresden © Sylvio Dittrich
    Dampferparade in Dresden © Sylvio Dittrich
  • Marktplatz von Lutherstadt Wittenberg © AugustusTours
    Marktplatz von Lutherstadt Wittenberg © AugustusTours
  • Radfahrer am Bauhaus in Dessau © TVSSW, Felix Meyer, Elberadweg
    Radfahrer am Bauhaus in Dessau © TVSSW, Felix Meyer, Elberadweg
  • Brunnen im Hundertwasserhaus in Magdeburg © AugustusTours
    Brunnen im Hundertwasserhaus in Magdeburg © AugustusTours
  • Stadttor von Tangermünde © AugustusTours
    Stadttor von Tangermünde © AugustusTours
  • Blick vom Elberadweg auf Lauenburg © Klaus Siebeneicher
    Blick vom Elberadweg auf Lauenburg © Klaus Siebeneicher
  • Hamburg HafenCity © AugustusTours
    Hamburg HafenCity © AugustusTours
  • Hamburger Speicherstadt © Hamburg Tourismus GmbH Print und Internet
    Hamburger Speicherstadt © Hamburg Tourismus GmbH Print und Internet

Cycling holidays from Dresden to Hamburg

Through fascinating riverside towns to the "Gateway to the World"


The Elbe Cycle path belongs to one of the most popular cycle ways in Germany. On this cycle tour you explore the fascinating Florence of the Elbe Dresden with its famous historical center, the sports and noodle town Riesa, Torgau with the Hartenfels castle, further on to Magdeburg and the town of Luther Wittenberg. On the next kilometres you pass towns like Havelberg and Hitzacker and arrive on the 12th day of your trip the metropolis Hamburg.

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 Hamburg to Dresden.
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Duration
13 days/ 12 nights
Travel period
06.05.2024 - 31.10.2024
Anreise: Daily
Bookable from
1 person(s)
Total length of tour
645 km
Characteristics of the tour
Level of difficulty: average – demandingPlace-to-place tourAugustusTours Original Tour (organized by AugustusTours)Top-Tour (popular tour)
© Robert Michalk Photography © Robert Michalk Photography
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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Individual arrival in Dresden
    You arrive in 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.
    Overnight stay in Dresden
  • Day 2: Dresden – Strehla (approx. 66 km)
    The first leg of the bike tour along the Elbe river cycle trail will take you through the beautiful meadows of the Elbe valley. 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. On this stage of your bike tour you pass picturesque wine villages before 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.
    Overnight stay in Strehla
  • Day 3: Strehla – Torgau (approx. 40 km)
    On the way along the Elbe river cycle path you will be enjoying the enchanting rural atmosphere of the Elbe town of Strehla. You cycle tour 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.
    Overnight stay in Torgau
  • Day 4: Torgau – Lutherstadt Wittenberg (approx. 68 km) First you will have a ride passing through the floodplains of the river Elbe until Pretzsch. Today you will be staying in Wittenberg, a town which became famous through Martin Luther. As the historic, spiritual and cultural centre of Europe, Wittenberg was influenced by such important historical figures as Martin Luther, Philipp Melanchthon, Lucas Cranach the Elder and Lucas Cranach the Younger. In 1996 the Luther memorials were placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
    Overnight stay in Lutherstadt Wittenberg


    Bookable ExperiencePACKAGE:
    Make it cosier!
    Split the tour with an overnight stay in Pretzsch
  • Day 5: Lutherstadt Wittenberg – Dessau (approx. 37 km)
    This leg 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. With Dessau you will enter 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".
    Overnight stay in Dessau
  • Day 6: Dessau – Magdeburg (approx. 78 - 88 km)
    Between Barby and Magdeburg you will cycle across another biosphere reserve along the river Elbe giving home to lots of vulnerable species of birds. Magdeburg offers lots of rambling parkways where you can relax. Experience also the famous Cathedral and the Monastery.
    Overnight stay in Magdeburg


    Bookable ExperiencePACKAGE:
    Make it cosier!
    Split the tour with an overnight stay in Barby
  • Day 7: Magdeburg – Tangermünde (approx. 80 km)
    Today you will pass the impressive and technical challenging construction of the waterway junction - a gigantic building project to conect the waterways of Hannover, Magdeburg and Berlin. Milestone of this cycling day will be the famous monastery of Jerichow. The Elbe river cycle path takes you further to Tangermünde. By walking through the town you will discover the traces of 1000 years of history. The most impressive building is the 24 meter high town hall with its opulent decorated front created in the 15th century.
    Overnight stay in Tangermünde


    Bookable ExperiencePACKAGE:
    Make it cosier!
    Split the tour with an overnight stay in Bertingen
  • Day 8: Tangermünde – Havelberg (approx. 50 km)
    Today Elbe river cycle path takes you to Havelberg. Havelberg is another round village with half-timbered houses. Do not miss the Romanesque cathedral.
    Overnight stay in Havelberg
  • Day 9: Havelberg – Wittenberge (approx. 38 km)
    We recommend to make a break in the town Ruehstaedt. It is known for its big stork population. Every year in spring time about 70 storks turn back from their winter time overseas to live on roofs, pylons or towers. Wittenberge with its numerous towers can already be seen from a distance.
    Overnight stay in Wittenberge
  • Day 10: Wittenberge – Hitzacker (approx. 78 km)
    Recreative hours in untouched nature will define your cycling day. Only from time to time you will pass through dreamy villages.
    Overnight stay in Hitzacker
  • Day 11: Hitzacker – Lauenburg (approx. 55 km)
    You will pass through an unique landscape called "Wendland" which is characterized by a special form of settlement - the round villages. The landscape is flat and dominated by huge floodplains. They are a paradise for birds like storks, sea eagles or cranes. Lauenburg is an old skippers town with a lot of beautiful restored half-timbered houses from the 16th and 17th century.
    Overnight stay in Lauenburg
  • Day 12: Lauenburg – Hamburg (approx. 55 km)
    Most of the time you will cycle along the Elbe riverbanks. Before entering the metropole you will pass a calm area with small villages. You can see Hamburg already from far away. Do not miss the opportunity to take part in a roundtrip by boat. You will get an impression of Hamburg harbor seen from the water with its huge ocean liners and container terminals.
    Overnight stay in Hamburg
  • Day 13: Individual departure
    Your bicycle holidays from Dresden to Hamburg are now over. If you wish to extend your cycle tour along the Elbe river cycle path with extra nights in Hamburg or other towns along the way, we will be pleased to arrange additional accommodation 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

  • Split the tour with an overnight stay in Bertingen

    Make it cosier!

    The tour from Magdeburg to Hamburg can be split by an overnight stay in Bertingen (approx. 41 km/approx. 33 km, including luggage transport).

    Price: from 110 € p.p. in a double room,
    140 € p.p. in a single room

  • Split the tour with an overnight stay in Barby

    Make it cosier!

    The stage from Dessau to Magdeburg can be split by an overnight stay in Barby (approx. 40 km/approx. 42 km, including luggage transport).

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

Services

Services included

  • 12 x overnight stay in hotels and guesthouses with 3-star-standard
  • 12 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 with maps and information material per room (in English language)
  • 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 Hamburg:

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

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
    1,409.00 € per person
    1,809.00 € per person
    Price validity: 08.09.2024 to 31.10.2024
    1,349.00 € per person
    1,749.00 € per person
  • Prices for additional nights
    Dbl
    Sgl
    Dresden
    75.00 €
    110.00 €
    Hamburg
    90.00 €
    120.00 €
  • 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
  • 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
    Additional night Barby with luggage transfer
    90.00 € (DZ), 120.00 € (EZ)
    per person
    Additional night Bertingen with luggage transfer
    110.00 € (DZ), 140.00 € (EZ)
    per person

As always...

5% Early Bird Discount
on all active holidays

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