Culture spelled with a capital “C”, important cities and a varied landscape distinguish the Saxon Elbe. Stately baroque buildings, summer palaces, the unique Elbsandstein Mountains, the “china city” of Meissen, the charming renaissance town Torgau and the world famous Lutheran city of Wittenberg are all visited enroute.
You may also opt to extend your tour to either Magdeburg or distant Hamburg.
Note: Elbe Bicycle Path cycling tours may be booked as follows:
* Dresden to Magdeburg (9 days)
* Dresden to Wittenberg (7 or 9 days)
* 3 to 9 day variants also available
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
Day 1: Individual arrival in Dresden
Welcome briefing and distribution of rental bikes. Discover the world famous beauty of this city and visit Zwinger, Frauenkirche (church), palace and Semper opera.
Day 2: Saxon Switzerland approx. 45 km to 90 km
The bicycle path leads directly along the Elbe to Bad Schandau, to the Albrecht Castles and the Elbe pastures; on the Elbe Ferry to Castle Pillnitz. The Sandsteintafel Mountain with the fortress Königstein is on the right side of the Elbe. Return to Dresden by bike or by a suburban train.
Day 3: On the banks of the Elbe to Meissen approx. 25 km
Along the Saxon vineyards you cycle through Radebeul to Meissen with its picturesque alleys. Visit Albrechtsburg and the world famous Meissen china factory!
Day 4: The wine villages on the Elbe and Riesa approx. 35 km
Today you cycle through Germany’s most northern vineyards. The baroque castle Diesbar-Seußlitz with its wonderful park is a good place for rest. Accommodation is in the town of Riesa or Strehla.
Day 5: Riesa – Torgau approx. 45 km
In the Elbe town, Mühlberg you can see its former Cistercian monastery. Also worth seeing is Electoral Saxony’s milepost. You should not miss the Treblitz Tree Park with trees and bushes from five continents. Destination of the day is Torgau.
Day 6: Following Martin Luther’s tracks, approx. 65 km
From Saxony-Anhalt you cycle via palace Lichtenberg and Pretzsch in direction Wittenberg. After your arrival in the city where Martin Luther posted his theses, you have the possibility to make a trip down memory lane. The Luther Hall, Wittenberg’s most interesting building, has the biggest historic collection on the Reformation. The old city of Wittenberg was restored lovely too. The beautiful shops and restaurants are guaranteeing a wonderful evening.
Day 7: Wittenberg – Dessau approx. 30 km
From Luther city Wittenberg downstream. In Coswig by ferry across the river to Wörlitzer park with beautiful and generous park. You continue towards Dessau (Mecca for architecture aficionados) and through biosphere reserve Mittlere Elbe, which is an ideal place for numerous animals, particularly for beavers and gray herons. You reach the buildings which were built by Walter Gropius in the nineteen-twenties with its distinctive and functional elements when you enter the village of Dessau.
Day 8: Departure
Individual return journey or additional nights in Wittenberg or Dresden.
RATING – Easy to Moderate
Paved cycle lanes along the river and a few quiet country roads. Some moderate low hills; suitable for everyone with a basic level of fitness.
AIRPORT / TRANSFERS
The nearest international airport is Berlin, with regular rail transfers available to Dresden directly from the city central rail terminal (2 hours), at a cost of approx. $60.00 one way.
TOUR SCHEDULE & PRICE
Independent tours depart daily from May through September; Saturdays only in April and October.
Season 1: April & October
Season 2: April 30 to May 31; Sep. 1 to 30
Season 3: June 1 to Aug 31
|Price per person – season 1||CAD||$1195|
|Season 2 Supplement||$130|
|Season 3 Supplement||$175|
|Optional Electro bike||$160|
|Upgrade hotels to superior 3 star and 4 star in Dresden.||$150|
This tour includes:
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Monday to Friday: 9.30 am. to 5.30 pm.
Saturday: by appointment