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  • Grüne Zitadelle in Magdeburg © www.AndreasLander.de
    Grüne Zitadelle in Magdeburg © www.AndreasLander.de
  • Karte zur Radreise am Elberadweg von Magdeburg nach Dresden © AugustusTours
    Karte zur Radreise am Elberadweg von Magdeburg nach Dresden © AugustusTours
  • Magdeburg bei Nacht © DZT Francesco Carovillano
    Magdeburg bei Nacht © DZT Francesco Carovillano
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    Marktplatz in Wittenberg © AugustusTours
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    Springbrunnen "Musikanten & Narr" am Marktplatz Torgau © AugustusTours
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    Landschaft am Elberadweg bei Riesa © Maximilian Semsch/Elberadweg
  • Radreisende am Elberadweg bei Meißen © DMG Erik Gross DML-BY
    Radreisende am Elberadweg bei Meißen © DMG Erik Gross DML-BY
  • Radreisende am Elberadweg in Dresden © AugustusTours
    Radreisende am Elberadweg in Dresden © AugustusTours
  • Altstadt von Dresden © AugustusTours
    Altstadt von Dresden © AugustusTours

Magdeburg – Dresden: Bike tours along the Elbe Cycle Path

Through unique natural landscapes to the Baroque pearl on the Elbe


Set out on memorable bike tours along some of the most beautiful parts of the River Elbe! On this bicycle holidays you will have the opportunity to cycle through the unique and purely natural Biosphere Reserve of the Middle Elbe, see Martin Luther’s and Lucas Cranach’s hometown, visit the porcelain city of Meissen, experience how wine is made and many more exciting things. Whether you love nature, culture, sports or crafts, the tour has something special prepared for everyone! The Elbe has many secrets for you to discover.

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 Dresden to Magdeburg.
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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
290 km
Characteristics of the tour
Level of difficulty: easy – averagePlace-to-place tourAugustusTours Original Tour (organized by AugustusTours)
© Robert Michalk Photography © Robert Michalk Photography
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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Individual arrival at Magdeburg
    Welcome to Magdeburg – the capital of Saxony-Anhalt! This old city has many tales to tell. The local historical monuments and building will satisfy your curiosity. For example the Magdeburg Dome, symbol of the city, or the12th or 13th century fortresses surrounding the old town will transfer you to another time!
    Overnight stay in Magdeburg
  • Day 2: Magdeburg – Dessau (approx. 78 - 88 km)
    As you are cycling along the river Elbe, notice the purity of the surrounding nature! This UNESCO protected area – the Biosphere Reserve of the Middle Elbe – contains the largest interconnected water meadow area of Middle Europe and includes the Elbe floodplains as a unique biotope which serves as a shelter for many endangered species. The reserve also contains Woerlitzer Park. This is the oldest landscape park and one of the first and largest English parks in continental Europe. Your last stop will be the city of Dessau. Explore the local "Bauhaus" architecture and visit the Bauhaus Collage or Museum.
    Overnight stay in Dessau


    Bookable ExperiencePACKAGE:
    Make it cosier!
    Split the tour with an overnight stay in Barby
  • Day 3: Dessau – Lutherstadt Wittenberg (approx. 37 km)
    On your second bike tour along the Elbe River you will pass the Biosphere Reserve for a few more kilometers before you reach the beautiful City Lutherstadt Wittenberg. There are many exciting places you can go to. A fun and relaxing way to spend the rest of the day is a visit to either the Alaris butterfly park, the NABU Center "Im Stadtwald" or the local zoo. If you are in for a more cultural experience, you can visit Wittenberg’s 14th century Reformation Church, the House of Lucas Cranach or Martin Luther, or the one-hundred-waters Luther-Melanchthon-Gymnasium. A perfect ending to the day offers Luthersbrunnen – local restaurant offering regional specialties.
    Overnight stay in Lutherstadt Wittenberg
  • Day 4: Lutherstadt Wittenberg – Torgau (approx. 68 km)
    On the fourth day of your bicycle holidays you will be passing through the floodplains of the River Elbe until you reach the city of Pretzsch. The 16th century renaissance castle of Pretzsch offers itself as an ideal location for a snack. After you have left Pretzsch, you will bike approx. 20 more kilometers until you reach the border to Saxony and from there you will bike along the Elbe all the way to Torgau.
    Overnight stay in Torgau


    Bookable ExperiencePACKAGE:
    Make it cosier!
    Split the tour with an overnight stay in Pretzsch
  • Day 5: Torgau – Strehla (cat. B)/ Riesa (cat. A) (approx. 40 km/48 km)
    Passing by the villages hemming the River Elbe, one worth paying a visit is Belgern. The main attraction here is the city hall, painted in vermilion, guarded by the statue "Roland of Belgern". Once you have left the village, you will continue along the River Elbe until you reach Strehla. Besides the Castle and the old town hall of Strehla, you can visit the adorable zoo of small animals, nourishing raccoons, mini pigs, chipmunks and many more. If you still have energy left, you may bike the remaining 5 Kilometres to Riesa.
    Overnight stay in Strehla (category B) or Riesa (category A)
  • Day 6: Strehla (cat. B)/ Riesa (cat. A) – Meissen (approx. 36 km/28 km)
    If you have decided to spend your night in Strehla, we recommend you pay a visit to Riesa, renowned for its steel industry and sports. Biking further along the Elbe, you will pass by lovely wine villages until you reach Diesbar-Seulitz. With its baroque castle Seußlitz and the castles Heinrichsburg and Luisenburg is Diesbar-Seulitz a jewel to Saxonys towns with castle’s and palaces. However, the true highlight of the today’s bike tour still lies ahead. Meissen, or the porcelain city, welcomes you in its whole noble beauty. With the castle Albrechtsturm, the porcelain manufactory, the late gothic city hall and many more, the city Meissen is annually visited by hundreds of thousands of people.
    Overnight stay in Meissen
  • Day 7: Meissen – Dresden (approx. 30 km)
    Follow the River Elbe from Meissen and you will soon reach the town of Radebeul. This wine, mansion and garden city, with its eight historical village centers and two residential neighborhoods, is located directly on Saxony’s wine street between the former royal capital of Dresden and the former bishop seat in Meissen. Visit the wine castles Hofloesnitz or Wackerbarth and their museums and follow the local wine-growing history back in time to the year 1271! When you have seen enough of the city, you may bike along the River Elbe to your final destination in Dresden.
    Overnight stay in Dresden
  • Day 8: Individual departure from Dresden or transfer service to Magdeburg
    Dresden – the Florence on the Elbe! For those who still have time and desire, Dresden offers a wide variety of cultural experiences. Walk through the old town of Dresden and see the famous Frauenkirche or Semperoper, enjoy the magnificent view over the city from the city walls or widen your knowledge in one of the many local museums. In case you are returning home back to Magdeburg, you may take advantage of our transfer service.

    Bookable ExperiencePACKAGE:
    Make it longer!
    Extension to Bad Schandau (1 overnight stay incl. luggage transport)

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 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

  • Extension to Bad Schandau (1 overnight stay incl. luggage transport)

    Make it longer!

    Radeln Sie in das imposante Elbsandsteingebirge! Bestaunen Sie die Bastei und die uneinnehmbare Festung Königstein, die hoch über der Elbe thronen. Sie übernachten im Kurort Bad Schandau (Bahnanschluss vorhanden). Etappenlänge ca. 45 km.

    Cycle into the imposing Elbe Sandstone Mountains! Marvel at the Bastei and the impregnable Königstein Fortress, which towers high above the Elbe. You will spend the night in the spa town of Bad Schandau (railway connection available). Tour length approx. 45 km.

    Price: 115 € p.p. in a double room,
    135 € 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 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 Magdeburg to Dresden:

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

Tips on how to get to Magdeburg

Arrival by train:
Magdeburg is easy to reach by train from all major cities in Germany.
From Magdeburg's main 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.mvbnet.de.

Arrival by car and parking facilities:
Depending on the hotel, there are direct parking options or often nearby.
Please understand that there are few 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
    805.00 € per person
    1,065.00 € per person
    Category B
    735.00 € per person
    935.00 € per person
    Price validity: 08.09.2024 to 31.10.2024
    Category A
    769.00 € per person
    1,029.00 € per person
    Category B
    699.00 € per person
    899.00 € per person
  • Prices for additional nights
    Dbl
    Sgl
    Category A
    Magdeburg
    68.00 €
    95.00 €
    Dessau-Roßlau
    68.00 €
    95.00 €
    Lutherstadt Wittenberg
    68.00 €
    95.00 €
    Torgau
    68.00 €
    95.00 €
    Riesa
    68.00 €
    95.00 €
    Meissen
    68.00 €
    95.00 €
    Dresden
    75.00 €
    110.00 €
    Category B
    Magdeburg
    59.00 €
    78.00 €
    Dessau-Roßlau
    59.00 €
    78.00 €
    Lutherstadt Wittenberg
    59.00 €
    78.00 €
    Torgau
    59.00 €
    78.00 €
    Strehla
    59.00 €
    78.00 €
    Meissen
    59.00 €
    78.00 €
    Dresden
    63.00 €
    85.00 €
  • 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
    Dresden - Magdeburg
    Transfer, flat-rate price for 1-3 persons,+ 25 € per own bike
    300.00 €
  • 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
    Additional night Barby with luggage transfer
    90.00 € (DZ), 120.00 € (EZ)
    per person
    Extension to Bad Schandau (1 overnight stay incl. luggage transport)
    115.00 € (DZ), 135.00 € (EZ)
    per person

As always...

5% Early Bird Discount
on all active holidays

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