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  • Radfahrer an den Dresdner Elbschlössern © Robert Michalk Photography

    Radfahrer an den Dresdner Elbschlössern © Robert Michalk Photography

  • Radfahrer am Elberadweg mit Blick auf Meißen

    Radfahrer am Elberadweg mit Blick auf Meißen

  • Dresden Altstadt  © TMGS

    Dresden Altstadt © TMGS

  • Wittenberg Schlosskirche © DZT Christof Herdt

    Wittenberg Schlosskirche © DZT Christof Herdt

  • Radfahrer am Schloss Hartenfels in Torgau © DZT Christof Herdt

    Radfahrer am Schloss Hartenfels in Torgau © DZT Christof Herdt

  • Marktplatz in Wittenberg

    Marktplatz in Wittenberg

Cycle tour from Dresden to Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Curvy rides to the scene of Martin Luther's work


Baroque palaces, castles and parks invite you to numerous stops during your cycle tour along the Elbe River Cycle Path. A wide variety of restaurants, wine cellars and rustic pubs on both sides of the river cater to all tastes.

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 charming historical monuments to discover along this part of the Elbe River Cycle Path.

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Duration
7 days/ 6 nights
Travel period
01.04.2024 - 31.10.2024
Anreise: Daily
Bookable from
1 person(s)
Total length of tour
220 km
Characteristics of the tour
Level of difficulty: easy – averagePlace-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’ 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)
    Today you have time to explore Dresden’s many sights and attractions such as the famous Frauenkirche, the Zwinger Palace or the Semper Opera House. Our tip:
    Or you make a trip to the Saxon Switzerland Region with its bizarre rock formations. Take the local train to Bad Schandau (ticket 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 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


    Bookable ExperiencePACKAGE:
    Make it cosier!
    Split the tour with an overnight stay in Pretzsch
  • Day 7: Individual departure from Lutherstadt Wittenberg or transfer service to Dresden
    After a memorable cycle tour from Dresden to Wittenberg, 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 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

  • 6 x overnight stay in the booked category with private facilities
  • 6 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 Lutherstadt Wittenberg:

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: 01.04.2024 to 05.05.2024
    Category A
    619.00 € per person
    839.00 € per person
    Category B
    549.00 € per person
    689.00 € per person
    Price validity: 06.05.2024 to 07.09.2024
    Category A
    649.00 € per person
    869.00 € per person
    Category B
    579.00 € per person
    719.00 € per person
    Price validity: 08.09.2024 to 31.10.2024
    Category A
    619.00 € per person
    839.00 € per person
    Category B
    549.00 € per person
    689.00 € 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 €
    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 €
  • Prices for rental bikes
     
    Price
    Unisex-Tourenrad mit 21-Gang-Freilauf
    15.00 €
    per person and day
    Unisex-Tourenrad mit 7-Gang-Rücktritt
    15.00 €
    per person and day
    Herren-Tourenrad mit 21-Gang-Freilauf
    15.00 €
    per person and day
    Herren-Tourenrad mit 7-Gang-Rücktritt
    15.00 €
    per person and day
    Unisex-Elektrorad mit 7-Gang-Rücktritt
    30.00 €
    per person and day
    Tachometer (nach freier Verfügbarkeit)
    0.00 €
    per person
  • Prices for transfer services
     
    Price
    Lutherstadt Wittenberg - Dresden
    Sammeltransfer, jeden Mittwoch 10.00 Uhr, pro eigenes Rad + 25 €, Preis pro Person
    90.00 €
    Lutherstadt Wittenberg - Dresden
    Buspreis, bis 3 Personen (pauschal), pro eigenes Rad + 25 €
    230.00 €
  • Experience packages
     
    Price
    FlexPLUS
    39.00 € (DZ), 39.00 € (EZ)
    per person
    Zwischenübernachtung Pretzsch (inkl. Gepäcktransport)
    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)