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By bike from Hamburg to Magdeburg along the Elbe River

Journey

Travel time
8 days/ 7 nights
Travel period
01.04.2020 - 31.10.2020
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Day(s) of arrival
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Bookable from
2 person(s)
Early bird discount
5% discount on bookings until Feb. 29th
Total length of tour
355 km
Characteristics of the tour
Level of difficulty: averagePlace-to-place tourAugustusTours Original Tour (organized by AugustusTours)
  • The Speicherstadt in Hamburg
    Image source: Klaus Siebeneicher

  • The harbor of Hamburg
    Image source: Klaus Siebeneicher

  • Lauenburg

  • Marketplace of Hitzacker

  • Signs tree near Wittenberge at Elbe River Cycle Path

  • Tangermünde

  • Hundertwasserhaus in Magdeburg

  • Magdeburg at night
    Image source: Investitions- und Marketinggesellschaft Sachsen-Anhalt mbH

What to expect

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 from Hamburg to Magdeburg can also be booked in the opposite direction.

This trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

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Itinerary

Detailed tour description

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!

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.

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 Katemine's Mill.

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.

Note: If today’s cycle tour is too long for you, we can split it into two cycle tours. Please ask for your individual itinerary.

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.

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 river's 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.

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. 

Note: If today’s cycle tour is too long for you, we can split it into two cycle tours. Please ask for your individual itinerary.

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!

This trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

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Services

Services included

  • Welcome surprise
  • 7x overnight stay in hotels and guesthouses with 3-star-standard
  • 7x continental breakfast
  • Luggage transfer from accommodation to accommodation during your cycle tours
  • 1 package with maps and information material per room (in English language)
  • 24-hours-service-hotline during your cycling holidays

Bookable value-added services for the bike tour Hamburg – Magdeburg

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

  • 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)

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

Further advice on the cycling tour from Hamburg to Magdeburg

Please note that in certain cities along the Elbe Cycle Path between Hamburg and Magdeburg a compulsory city, tourist or occupancy tax is required to be paid. Unless otherwise indicated, those taxes are not included in our prices and have to be paid directly to the hotel.

This trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

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Quotes

Prices for services included

incl. luggage transfer
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Price validity: 01.04.2020 to 31.10.2020
579.00 € per person
769.00 € per person
excl. luggage transfer
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Tpl
Price validity: 01.04.2020 to 31.10.2020
489.00 € per person
679.00 € per person
Our money-saving tip: Take a look at our discounts for small groups from 4 travellers on.

Don’t miss out on our early bird discount and save 5% on the basic tour price by booking until February 29th!

Prices for additional nights

excl. luggage transfer
Dbl per night/person
Sgl per night/person
Tpl
Hamburg
73.00 €
102.00 €
Lauenburg
55.00 €
80.00 €
Hitzacker
55.00 €
80.00 €
Wittenberge
55.00 €
80.00 €
Havelberg
55.00 €
80.00 €
Tangermünde
55.00 €
80.00 €
Magdeburg
48.00 €
73.00 €

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

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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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