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  • Wittenberg Schlosskirche © DZT Christof Herdt

    Wittenberg Schlosskirche © DZT Christof Herdt

  • Marktplatz in Wittenberg

    Marktplatz in Wittenberg

  • Radfahrer am Schloss Hartenfels in Torgau © DZT Christof Herdt

    Radfahrer am Schloss Hartenfels in Torgau © DZT Christof Herdt

  • Radfahrer am Elberadweg mit Blick auf Meißen

    Radfahrer am Elberadweg mit Blick auf Meißen

  • Dresden Altstadt  © TMGS

    Dresden Altstadt © TMGS

  • Radfahrer an den Dresdner Elbschlössern © Robert Michalk Photography

    Radfahrer an den Dresdner Elbschlössern © Robert Michalk Photography

Cycling holidays from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Dresden

On a cycle tour through time from the Reformation to the Baroque era


The Elbe, Germany's second largest river, flows through beautiful countryside. Its characteristic features include delightful riverbank meadows and impressive terrace vineyards in the region between Meissen and Dresden. Baroque palaces, castles and parks invite you to put in numerous stops along your bike tour along the Elbe cycle path. A wide variety of restaurants, wine cellars and rustic pubs on both sides of the river cater to all tastes.
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)
© Robert Michalk Photography © Robert Michalk Photography
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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Individual arrival in Lutherstadt Wittenberg
    After arriving in Wittenberg you need to have a walk through the city, 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
  • Day 2: Lutherstadt Wittenberg – Torgau (approx. 68 km)
    On your first bike tour along the Elbe cycle path you have to pass through the floodplains of the river Elbe until Pretzsch. Later on the bike 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

    Tip:
    This tour can be divided by an overnight stop in Pretzsch (results in approx. 35 km/33 km). Online booking via Experience packages.
  • Day 3: Torgau – Strehla (cat. B)/ Riesa (cat. A) (approx. 40 km/48 km)
    On the second bike tour along the Elbe cycle path you will be enjoying the enchanting rural atmosphere of the Elbe town of Strehla until you reach the todays final destination Riesa, the city of sports. The town is also famous for its pasta production. In the transparent noodle centre you can gain an insight into the modern food production at the second biggest German pasta manufacturer.
    Overnight stay in Strehla (category B) or Riesa (category A)
  • Day 4: Strehla (cat. B)/ Riesa (cat. A) – Meissen (approx. 36 km/28 km)
    Today’s bike tour will take you along the pictur-esque wine villages located along the Elbe river, especially Diesbar-Seußlitz. 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. In the evening you should enjoy a good wine as you are in the heart of one of the smallest yet most distinguished winegrowing regions of Germany.
    Overnight stay in Meissen
  • Day 5: Meissen – Dresden (approx. 30 km)
    Enyour your last bike tour along the Elbe cycle path today and take a break while cycling along the vineyards around Radebeul. You arrive in the Florence of the Elbe, Dresden, which is beautifully located along the Elbe valley.
    Overnight stay in Dresden
  • Day 6: Stay in Dresden or day trip to Bad Schandau (approx. 45 km)
    Use your day as to explore the city with its sights and historic background. Whether the famous Zwinger, the Semper Opera or the Court Church – a tour of the former royal residence by bicycle will take you past the most important sites. 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 7: Individual departure from Dresden or transfer service to Wittenberg
    After your eventful and unforgettable cycling holidays from Wittenberg to Dresden, you will start your journey back home. You are welcome to prolong your journey with some additional nights in Dresden, Lutherstadt Wittenberg or other overnight locations along the route. We will be pleased to arrange additional nights for you. In case you have to get back to Wittenberg, we can offer you our convenient transfer/shuttle service.

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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 Lutherstadt Wittenberg 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 Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Arrival by train:
By long-distance train, Lutherstadt Wittenberg is easy to reach from all over Germany. There are good connections from Leipzig, Dessau, Magdeburg, Halle and Berlin via suburban trains and local public transport. For current timetable information and prices, visit www.bahn.de.

Arrival by car:
You can reach Lutherstadt Wittenberg via the A 9 (Nuremberg - Berlin) by taking the Coswig exit. Then follow the B 187 to Lutherstadt Wittenberg. On parkopedia.de you will find a good overview of public parking lots and parking garages.

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
    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
    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
    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
    Dresden - Lutherstadt Wittenberg
    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)