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Bad Schandau – Magdeburg (Laid back tour)

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Experience on this bike tour varied landscapes, Saxon vineyards and culturally important cities like Dresden, Meissen and Dessau on short stages between Bad Schandau and Magdeburg. Along the Elbe Cycle Route baroque palaces, castles and parks load to pause. Also, for your culinary well-being is taken care of a wide range of restaurants, wineries and quaint bars left and right of the Elbe invites you to linger.

This tour has been specially designed for cyclists who would like to combine relaxed biking and cultural experiences. Due to short stages there will be plenty of time for taking extended breaks and visit some of the interesting sights along the way.

Please note: This laid back cycle tour from Bad Schandau to Magdeburg can also be booked in the opposite direction.

This cycle trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

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Day 1: Individual arrival in Bad Schandau
After arrival you get a welcome surprise which attune to the upcoming bike tours. In the evening you can already make a short walk to explore the picturesque resort.

Day 2: Bad Schandau – Pirna (approx. 23 km)
Between Bad Schandau and Pirna you will see a stunning setting consisting of romantic rock formations and a natural floodplain landscape. Königstein fortress or the Basteibrücke above Rathen are  recommended detours. Explore Pirna with its beautiful old town.

Day 3: Pirna – Dresden (approx. 22 km)
From Pirna the Elbe Cycle Route takes you to Pillnitz. It is worth taking a detour to the castle and park of Pillnitz, the former summer residence of the royal Wettin family of Saxony. A few kilometers away, you will pass the Blue Wonder, Dresden's most famous bridge and enjoy the best view of your cycle on the three castles at the river Elbe in Dresden. The "Florence on the Elbe" shines with the world-famous sights Frauenkirche, Zwinger, Semperoper and the Brühl'sche Terrasse and forms a picturesque silhouette.

Day 4: Dresden – Meissen (approx. 30 km)
You leave Dresden and get to Radebeul, the hometown of Karl May. From here, take a detour to Moritzburg Castle. Even from the distance you can see the symbol of Meissen, with its castle and cathedral Albrechtsburg. A visit to the world famous porcelain factory should not be missed. For the evening, we recommend a wine tasting because Meissen is the center of the northeastern German wine region.

Day 5: Meissen – Riesa or Strehla (approx. 28 km/36 km)
On this stage of your bike tour you pass picturesque wine villages. Before you reach rural Strehla, you get to the City of Sports Riesa. Here the popular noodle producer is at home and in the pasta museum you will learn about the rich pasta shape. Should you be on a weekday in Riesa, even a glance at the current production is possible.

Day 6: Riesa or Strehla – Torgau (approx. 48 km/40 km)
Today you will cycle through Belgern, the place with the Saxony's only Roland, to Torgau. It is worth a visit by Hartenfels Castle and the Castle Church, which is considered to be the first Protestant church in Germany and was ordained by Martin Luther.

Day 7: Torgau – Pretzsch (approx. 37 km)
Todays stage along the Elbe Cycle Route takes you to the Renaissance city of Torgau in Saxony. Through the Dübener Heide and Dommitzsch you continue to Pretzsch.

Day 8: Pretzsch – Lutherstadt Wittenberg (approx. 35 km)
Passing Elster, the Elbe Cycle Route leads you through the extensive floodplains to Wittenberg. Walk the footsteps of the Reformer and visit the haunts of other personalities of Wittenberg such as Philipp Melanchthon and Lucas Cranach.

Day 9: Lutherstadt Wittenberg – Dessau (approx. 37 km)
Through lovely floodplain of the Elbe you will cycle along the world famous Wörlitzer Park and Gartenreich. Wander through the fascinating plant, which offers with its islands, channels, and temples different attractions. Dessau architecture lovers get their money's worth because Walter Gropius accomplished the Bauhaus style.

Day 10: Dessau – Barby (approx. 38 km)
You cycle through the Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve, where you might see an Elbe beaver. In the untouched nature numerous rare bird species live. Arrived in Barby, the Elbe-Saale-Angle, it's worth it to walk through the historic city center.

Day 11: Barby – Magdeburg (approx. 40 km)
Good paths takes you through the nature reserve Kreuzhorst to Magdeburg, the aim of your bike tour. Its landmarks include the Cathedral, the Monastery of Our Lady and the Magdeburg Rider.

Day 12: Individual departure or transfer service to Bad Schandau
Having finished this eventful and unforgettable cycling holidays from Bad Schandau to Magdeburg today you will set out on your way home. You can of course always extend your journey with extra nights in Magdeburg, Dresden or other overnight locations along this cycle route. We will be pleased to arrange additional nights for you.

This cycle trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

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Preisinfo (nur fuer Gruppen und Weinreisen)

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  • Welcome surprise
  • 11 x overnight stay in the booked category with private facilities
  • 11 x continental breakfast
  • Luggage transfer from accommodation to accommodation during your biking tours
  • Maps and information pack (in English language)
  • 24-hours-service-hotline during you cycling holidays

Bookable value-added services for the bike tour Bad Schandau – Magdeburg

Please feel free to add the following value-added services to the basic travel package of this tour from Bad Schandau 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)
  • Transfer services from Magdeburg to Bad Schandau or vice versa. (more about our transfer services)

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

Further advice on the cycling tour from Bad Schandau to Magdeburg

Please note that in certain cities between Bad Schandau and Magdeburg compulsory city, tourist or occupancy taxer may be required to be paid. Unless otherwise indicated, these taxes are not included in our prices and have to be paid directly to the hotel.

This cycle trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

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Level of difficulty: easyPlace-to-place tourLaid back tours with short haulsAugustusTours Original Tour (organized by AugustusTours)Opposite direction bookable

12 days | approx. 340 km | from 829 €

Magdeburg – Bad Schandau (Laid back tour)

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Versatile cycling tours will make you experience a magnificent countryside, the Saxon vineyards and the culturally significant towns and cities between Magdeburg and Bad Schandau. Baroque palaces, castles and parks invite you to put in numerous stops along your cycle tour. A wide variety of restaurants, wine cellars and rustic pubs on both sides of the river cater to all tastes.

This tour has been specially designed for cyclists who would like to combine relaxed biking and cultural experiences. Due to short stages there will be plenty of time for taking extended breaks and visit some of the interesting sights along the way.

Please note: This cycle tour from Magdeburg to Bad Schandau can also be booked in the opposite direction.

This cycle trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

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Day 1: Individual arrival at Magdeburg
Seize the day, experience the Cathedral, the Monastery and stroll in the footsteps of the inventor Otto von Guericke. Magdeburg also offers lots of rambling parkways like the 'Elbauenpark’ and the ‘Rothehornpark’ where you can relax.

Day 2: Magdeburg – Barby (approx. 40 km)
Between Magdeburg and Barby you will cycle across another biosphere reserve along the river Elbe giving home to lots of vulnerable species of birds. Sometimes you can even see a beaver.

Day 3: Barby – Dessau (approx. 38 km)
With Dessau you will enter a town which played an important role for a new architecture style including a whole life philosophy occured in the 1920s, the so called "Bauhaus". The Bauhaus Building, the Masters' Houses in Dessau and the Garden Realm Dessau-Woerlitz are part of the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage.

Day 4: Dessau – Lutherstadt Wittenberg (approx. 37 km)
This cycling tour will take you through the beautiful meadows of the Elbe and past the world-famous Woerlitzer Park and Gardens. The 100-hectare large park offers numerous attractions including islands, canals, temples and statues. Today you will be staying in Wittenberg, a town which became famous through Martin Luther.

Day 5: Lutherstadt Wittenberg – Pretzsch (approx. 35 km)
As the historic, spiritual and cultural centre of Europe, Wittenberg was influenced by such important historical figures as Martin Luther, Philipp Melanchthon, Johannes Bugenhagen, Justus Jonas, Lucas Cranach the Elder and Lucas Cranach the Younger. In 1996 the Luther memorials were placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Take your time to discover all this interesting places because it is only a short ride passing through the floodplains of the river Elbe until Pretzsch.

Day 6: Pretzsch – Torgau (approx. 37 km)
Your cycling 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.

Day 7: Torgau – Strehla or Riesa (approx. 40 km/48 km)
Today you will be cycling through the town of Belgern, the only town in Saxony which owns a Roland statue. Next stop will be 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. On the way you will be enjoying the enchanting rural atmosphere of the Elbe town of Strehla.

Day 8: Strehla or Riesa – Meissen (approx. 36 km/28 km)
Today’s cycling tour will take you along the picturesque 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. Enjoy a good wine in the evening as you are in the heart of one of the smallest yet most distinguished winegrowing regions of Germany.

Day 9: Meissen – Dresden (approx. 30 km)
Next you will be cycling to the city known as the Florence of the Elbe, Dresden, which is beautifully located along the Elbe valley. Whether the famous Zwinger, the Semper Opera or the Court Church – a tour of the former royal residence by bicycle will take you past many sites.

Day 10: Dresden – Pirna (approx. 22 km)
With renewed vigour you will start the todays leg of your cycling tour to Pirna. The highlight of the day will be a stroll through the gardens of Pillnitz Palace, the former summer residence of the royal Wettin family of Saxony. The park with its numerous trees, some of which are more than 200 years old, is regarded as a significant collection of rare and precious plants.

Day 11: Pirna – Bad Schandau (approx. 23 km)
Pirna is the gate to the Saxon Switzerland National Park. Today you will pass by a unique scenery with bizarre rock formations, massive woods and plateaus. We recommend to visit the famous fortress in Koenigstein. Your cycling tours end in Bad Schandau, one of the oldest and most centrally located resorts of "Saxon Switzerland".

Day 12: Individual departure
You can of course always extend your bike tour with extra nights in Bad Schandau, Dresden or other towns. We will be pleased to arrange additional nights in all overnight locations of this tour programme for your.

This cycle trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

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  • Welcome surprise
  • 11 x overnight stay in the booked category with private facilities
  • 11 x continental breakfast
  • Luggage transfer from accommodation to accommodation during your cycle tours
  • Maps and information pack (in English language)
  • 24-hours-service-hotline during your cycling holidays

Bookable value-added services for the bike tour Magdeburg – Bad Schandau

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

  • 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)
  • Transfer services from Bad Schandau to Magdeburg or vice versa (more about our transfer services)

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

Further advice on the cycling tour from Magdeburg to Bad Schandau

Please note that in certain cities between Magdeburg and Bad Schandau compulsory city, tourist or occupancy taxes are required to be paid. Unless otherwise indicated, the taxes are not included in our prices and have to be paid directly to the hotel.

This cycle trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

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Ansprechpartnerin

Team AugustusToursTeam AugustusTours
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aktiv@augustustours.de

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Level of difficulty: easyPlace-to-place tourLaid back tours with short haulsAugustusTours Original Tour (organized by AugustusTours)Opposite direction bookable

12 days | approx. 340 km | from 829 €

Individual offers for relaxed and short-distance cyclists

If you enjoy bicycle tours at a slow path and with less kilometres per day which enable you to discover not only varied scenery, interesting sights, but also pretty towns, you may find the perfect tour for you in our section "laid back bicycle tours": Short bicycle tours on mostly plane and easy cycle paths make it a pleasant ride with lots of time and quietness to discover everything along the pathway.

How do we understand a bicycle tour for epicures?

  • Path characteristic: We mainly offer epicure tours on cycle paths that are characterised by only little elevation in its profile.
  • Length of the day's stages: Our tours for short-distance cyclists have a daily length between 25 and 40 kilometres.

Further information on our bicycle tours for short-distance cyclists

We have compiled diverse bicycle tours in our section "Laid back cycling tours" that comply with the criteria of such relaxed bicycle tour. If you have not yet found your dream tour in our repertoire, we would like to create a tailor-made offer for an individual laid back bicycle tour for you. Please use our request form for individual bicycle tour programmes. We are delighted about your interest on our bicycle tour service and are looking forward to your request!