Stay in traditional charming Dresden and enjoy daily cycle tours to beautiful places along river Elbe – that is the philosophy behind this single centred tour, as you return to your excellent 4 star riverside hotel every evening.
Explore the gems around the river: Dresden, Saxon Switzerland, city of Meißen, Saxon Wine Street and the intimidating water castle of Moritzburg. Apart from the major attractions many sleepy villages add to this charming cycle tour.
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
1st day: Arrival in Dresden
Individual arrival to Dresden. You will collect your bike and information about the bicycle holiday. Take an evening stroll through the nice old town of Dresden.
2nd day: Pirna approx. 50 km
On your first day you cycle along river Elbe via palace Pillnitz to Pirna. Enjoy the charming old town with its market place and Church of Our Lady. The Canaletto house is dedicated to the painter Canaletto. Every Monday at 2 pm you can join a guided city tour in Pirna.
3rd day: Radebeul and Moritzburg approx. 45 km
Today you cycle on winding roads through idyllic valleys to Karl-May-town Radebeul and by the Lößnitztal train to Moritzburg. Visit the water castle of August the Strong. Afterwards an idyllic cycle tour through the hinterland from Moritzburg back to Dresden.
4th day: Dresden
You start the day at 10 am with a guided city tour through Dresden. In the afternoon you will get to know the regional wine. A wine grower of Dresden will present you his wine during a wine tasting.
5th day: Meißen approx. 25 km
Along Elbe cycle path to the lovely city of Meißen. Explore the picturesque alleyways of it’s historic old town. The Fortress Albrechtsburg and world famous Porcelain Factory are also well worth a visit. In the afternoon you may go by boat back to Dresden.
6th day: Kamenz and Priessnitz valley approx. 50 km
Today you start by train to Kamenz. You can visit the Lessing museum once there. On your way back to Dresden you can try gingerbread in Pulsnitz, as you enjoy cycling through the scenic Prießnietz valley.
Day 7: Individual departure or extra days
Maritim 4* in Dresden
This elegant 4**** hotel is located between Semperoper and the international Congress Centre of Dresden on the river Elbe. You will find stylish equipped rooms in the house which is declared as a historic monument. The old town with sights as Church of Our Lady and Zwinger are within 10 minutes walking distance!
RATING – Easy
The route is mainly flat and along asphalt cycle paths. There are also long stretches along compressed earth paths, small sections run through forests and sometimes the route leads along roads with traffic. Suitable for the occasional cyclist with a basic level of fitness.
AIRPORT / TRANSFERS
The nearest international airport is Frankfurt, with regular rail transfers available to Dresden (75 minutes). These cost approx. $65.00 one way.
TOUR SCHEDULE & PRICE
Arrivals every Sunday from April through mid-October
Season 1: Jul 1 – Aug 26
Season 2: April 1 – May 19; Sep 24 – Oct 14
Season 3: May 30 – Jun 30; Aug 27 – Sep 23
|Price per person – season 1||CAD||$925|
|Season 2 Surcharge||$50|
|Season 3 Surcharge||$120|
|Optional Electro bike||$170|
|Optional dinner plan||$220|
|Single Supplement: $300|
This tour includes:
Telephone: 705-949-1710 or 888-297-4786
Station Mall, 293 Bay St., Sault Ste Marie, P6A 1X3
Monday to Friday: 9.30 am. to 5.30 pm.
Saturday: by appointment