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  • Die Hansestadt Hamburg

    Die Hansestadt Hamburg

  • Karte zur Radreise am Elberadweg von Hamburg nach Magdeburg © AugustusTours

    Karte zur Radreise am Elberadweg von Hamburg nach Magdeburg © AugustusTours

  • Hamburg Hafencity

    Hamburg Hafencity

  • Lauenburg


  • Tangermünde


  • Die Grüne Zitadelle in Magdeburg

    Die Grüne Zitadelle in Magdeburg

  • Magdeburg bei Nacht © DZT Francesco Carovillano

    Magdeburg bei Nacht © DZT Francesco Carovillano

By bike from Hamburg to Magdeburg along the Elbe River

Through idyllic floodplain landscapes and romantic Elbe towns

Cycle through the most beautiful parts of Germany! The Elbe river cycle path will lead you through three different Nature Reserves, many historical cities and countless charming little villages. This cycle tours from Hamburg to Magdeburg are each planned in such way so you have enough time to both explore and move along with ease. Do not hesitate and discover the stories and secrets of the area around one of the 200 longest rivers in the world!

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 Magdeburg to Hamburg.
8 days/ 7 nights
Travel period
06.05.2024 - 31.10.2024
Anreise: Monday, Wednesday, Sunday
Bookable from
1 person(s)
Total length of tour
355 km
Characteristics of the tour
Level of difficulty: averagePlace-to-place tourAugustusTours Original Tour (organized by AugustusTours)
© Robert Michalk Photography © Robert Michalk Photography
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  • Day 1: Individual arrival to Hamburg
    Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany, welcomes you! This city is exceptional through its artistry, authenticity, style and charm. It has over 60 theaters, over 100 music clubs, about 60 museums, some 280 music publishers and 200 recorded music companies. In addition to that more than 10,000 self-employed artists are living and working in Hamburg. In other words, this city will fascinate you in every way!
    Overnight stay in Hamburg
  • Day 2: Hamburg – Lauenburg (approx. 55 km)
    Once you have left Hamburg, you will cycle along the Elbe riverbanks past numerous villages to Lauenburg. A nice opportunity for a stop presents itself on the way to Lauenburg in the town Geesthacht. After a relaxing break, you may visit the Geeshacht Museum, finding out just a little more about the local history and development. Once you have arrived and settled in Lauenburg, we recommend for you to go and see the "Rufer". This 185cm tall bronze statue was made in 1959 by a German sculptor Karl-Heinz-Goedtke and now stands on the forecourt of the Elbe Street.
    Overnight stay in Lauenburg
  • Day 3: Lauenburg – Hitzacker (approx. 55 km)
    As soon as you leave Lauenburg, you will be entering the Natural Park Elbhoehen-Wendland. This Park stretches over an area of 1160 square kilometres throughout the eastern part of Lower Saxony and characterizes itself by special round villages. The flat landscape is dominated by vast floodplains, creating a paradise for birds such as storks, sea eagles or cranes. Your today’s destination is the city Hitzacker, situated on the right riverbank of Elbe. End your day with a visit to the local archaeological centre or a walk to Katemines Mill.
    Overnight stay in Hitzacker
  • Day 4: Hitzacker – Wittenberge (approx. 78 km)
    After leaving Hitzacker, you will continue your bicycle holidays through dreamy villages lined up along the banks of the River Elbe until you reach Wittenberge. The history of this city is well known throughout Germany, as you will find several statues and monuments commemorating the victims of the local fascistic regime around the city. A local culinary specialty is the Knieperkohl, consisting of white cabbage, marrow-derived carbon, and green cabbage with wine and cherry leaves.
    Overnight stay in Wittenberge
  • Day 5: Wittenberge – Havelberg (approx. 38 km)
    Today you will cycle on against the current of the Elbe. Your first stop is the city Ruehstaedt – a small and peaceful looking settlement right in the middle of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Elbe-River Landscapes. Apart from the old water tower and the late 15th century protestant village church, big prides of this town are the storks. Every year up to 40 stork pairs and many single storks come to Ruehstaedt, making this town the richest in storks in Germany. Returning back to the river, the next stop on the way is the town Havelberg. With its water-tourism center – a part of the Water-tourism project "Blue Ribbon" – you and your family will surely have a great time here.
    Overnight stay in Havelberg
  • Day 6: Havelberg – Tangermuende (approx. 50 km)
    The sixth day of your bicycle holidays will present you another part of the River Elbe. Cycle through the untouched nature of the rivers surroundings and soak in its purity and beauty. Along the way you will pass by the town Arneburg. Apart from being an ideal place to take a break and regain your strengths, the local town church of St. George from the 18th century is worth a look. From there, you are only 15 more kilometres away from your destination in Tangermuende. There you can see the unique architecture of the Eulenturm and the 15th century town hall.
    Overnight stay in Tangermünde
  • Day 7: Tangermuende – Magdeburg (approx. 80 km)
    Shortly after you leave Tangermuende, you will enter the bird watching area of Jerichow. The town Jerichow is best known for its historical late romanticist monastery originally built in the 12th century. As you continue on with your today’s cycle tour, you will eventually reach the construction of the waterway intersection. This impressive construction was built in 2001, allowing the ships to cross over the Elbe, connecting the waters of Hannover, Magdeburg and Berlin. Not long after the Waterway intersection you will reach the capital of Saxony-Anhalt. An absolute ‘must-see’ here is the Magdeburg Cathedral, the symbol of the city.
    Overnight stay in Magdeburg

    Bookable ExperiencePACKAGE:
    Make it cosier!
    Split the tour with an overnight stay in Bertingen
  • Day 8: Departure from Magdeburg
    There is still plenty to see in Magdeburg! This city full of arts, crafts, interesting history, sporting possibilities and various events offers a programme for more than just a few days! You can extend your bicycle holidays with extra nights in Hamburg or Magdeburg or continue to Dresden. We are happy to provide you with more information!

Experience PACKAGES: Put the crown on your holiday!

  • 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


Services included

  • 7x overnight stay in hotels and guesthouses with 3-star-standard
  • 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 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 Hamburg to Magdeburg:

Accommodation categories

We book bike-friendly hotels and guesthouses with 3-star standard for you.

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

Tips on how to get to Hamburg

Arrival by train:
Hamburg is easy to reach by train from all major cities in Germany.
From Hamburg's main train station, you then have the option of using public transportation to get to your hotel.
Current timetable information and prices can be found at bzw. unter

Arrival by car and parking facilities:
Depending on the hotel, there are direct parking options 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 you will find a good overview of other parking options and we will be happy to inform you individually.


  • Prices for services included
    incl. luggage transfer
    Price validity: 06.05.2024 to 07.09.2024
    865.00 € per person
    1,115.00 € per person
    Price validity: 08.09.2024 to 31.10.2024
    829.00 € per person
    1,079.00 € per person
  • Prices for additional nights
    90.00 €
    120.00 €
    68.00 €
    95.00 €
  • Prices for rental bikes
    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
    free of charge, according to free
    0.00 €
    per person
  • Prices for transfer services
    Bus transfer: Magdeburg - Hamburg, flat-rate price for 1-3 persons,+ 25 € per own bike
    Transfer, flat rate price for 1-3 persons, + 25 € per own bike (subject to taking along further persons /intermediate stops)
    340.00 €
  • Experience packages
    FlexPLUS (rebook or cancel up to 28 days before arrival)
    bis 28 Tage vor Anreise umbuchen oder stornieren, gilt nur für AugustusTours Original-Reisen
    39.00 € (DZ), 39.00 € (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)