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Elbe Cycle Path Dessau-Dresden

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travel code
ELB 07 U
Duration
8 days / 7 nights
Price
From 649 €
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Non-binding offer ELB 07 U
Price calculator last updated: January 22.04.2024, XNUMX

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The Elbe Cycle Path - Germany's most popular long-distance cycle path. You decide which section and in which direction you want to cycle. It is difficult to recommend because you will find an incredible density of culture and nature. Dresden Frauenkirche, Meissen porcelain, Saxony wine, Luther in Wittenberg, Bauhaus in Dessau, Hundertwasser in Magdeburg - there is a lot to experience. On a trip to Saxon Switzerland, you can swap your bike for hiking boots and climb the heights of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Stay in a café with a typical Saxon cake, the “Eierschecke”. Discover your personal Elbe Cycle Path.

Bike tour in reverse order: ELB 07 - Dresden-Dessau

Similar bike tours:
ELB 06 U - Elbe-Cycle Path Wittenberg-Dresden (7 days / 6 nights)
ELB 08 U - Elbe-Cycle Path Magdeburg-Dresden (9 days / 8 nights)

Overview of your benefits
  • Good value for money
  • Tour incl. hotels and luggage transport
  • Extensive route booklet & GPS data
  • Top brand rental bikes bookable
  • Over 30 years of experience

Info: Your tour starts in Dessau and takes you to Dresden. If you want to start from Magdeburg or Wittenberg, then take a look at the tours mentioned at the top of this page. (ELB 06 U & ELB 08 U)

 

Arrival in the afternoon. Dessau was once the residence of the Ascanians and, with the establishment of the Bauhaus in 1925, has become an address with an international reputation in art, architecture and design.

 

Overnight place: Dessau

Today you can either follow the Elbe directly or cycle via the baroque town of Oranienbaum to Wittenberg. Via the Elbe you reach the town of Wörlitz with its 112-hectare Wörlitzer Park, which was built between 1765 and 1819 as the first English-style landscape park on the European mainland. The largest exhibition on the history of the Reformation in the Luther Hall in Wittenberg invites you to follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther. The town church of St. Marien (UNESCO World Heritage) is also worth seeing.

Overnight place: Wittenberg/surroundings

Today you cycle past Lichtenberg Castle via Pretzsch along the Elbe. Your destination is the former fortress town of Torgau. This is where the Soviets and Americans met at the Elbe Bridge during World War II.

 

Overnight place: Torgau

On today's stage, the path leads through the town of Mühlberg with the Cistercian monastery and the Treblitz tree park. Further along the Elbe to Strehla, an idyllic town with a history of more than 1000 years. Continue cycling to the former steel town of Riesa, where you can visit the pasta factory for free.

 

Overnight place: Riesa or Strehla

Today the path leads you along the northernmost vineyards in Germany to Diesbar-Seußlitz. In addition to the baroque castle with a beautiful garden, the wine-growing village offers a variety of places to stop and get to know and taste Saxon wine. When you arrive in Meissen, a visit to the Porzellan Manufaktur (under your own management) and the Albrechtsburg (under your own management) is a must.

 

Overnight place: Meissen

On the way from Meißen it is worth leaving the Elbe Cycle Path and cycling the vineyards between Bicycleebeul and Meißen. In Bicycleebeul there is the opportunity to visit the Karl May Museum (on your own) or take one of the guided tours of Wackerbarth Castle (on your own). In the afternoon you reach Dresden, Florence on the Elbe and the cultural metropolis of Saxony. In the cityscape, the Frauenkirche can be seen in the ensemble with the Brühl Terrace, the Hofkirche, the Semperoper and the Zwinger. Especially as a cyclist, you always have a beautiful view of the cityscape from the banks of the Elbe.

 

Overnight place: Dresden

Today's excursion takes you to the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. You cycle along the banks of the Elbe past the Albrecht castles and see the former royal vineyards on the hillside. We continue past the Blue Wonder, a suspended Elbe bridge that crosses the Elbe without any river pillars, towards Pirna. On the way you pass the Pillnitz pleasure palace with pleasure garden. In the town of Pirna you should visit the market square with its Renaissance town hall. You cycle through the narrowing Elbe valley, pass the town of Wehlen and reach the health resort of Rathen. The rock castle and the bastion, which you can reach on foot from the valley, are attractive here. You can take a ferry across the Elbe on your own to Königstein, the town at the foot of the Königstein Fortress (on your own). At the end of your tour, you should stop in Bad Schandau on the Elbe promenade for tea or coffee and try a Saxon cake specialty. Your return journey from Bad Schandau is carried out on your own with the S-Bahn directly to Dresden.

 

Overnight place: Dresden like the day before

After breakfast, journey home on your own or with an extension.

Overnight place: Dresden (departure)

  • 7 nights in the booked category, including breakfast
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • 7 days service hotline
  • 1x per room extensive travel documents with maps/route description for the tour
  • on request GPS data

Basic price in € per person

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Double room including breakfast Cat I Cat II
21.04.2024/02.05.2024 - XNUMX 649,00 € 699,00 €
03.05.2024/21.06.2024 - XNUMX 699,00 € 749,00 €
22.06.2024/17.08.2024 - XNUMX 739,00 € 779,00 €
18.08.2024/28.09.2024 - XNUMX 699,00 € 749,00 €
29.09.2024/05.10.2024 - XNUMX 649,00 € 699,00 €
Single room including breakfast Cat I Cat II
21.04.2024/02.05.2024 - XNUMX 859,00 € 929,00 €
03.05.2024/21.06.2024 - XNUMX 909,00 € 979,00 €
22.06.2024/17.08.2024 - XNUMX 949,00 € 1.009,00 €
18.08.2024/28.09.2024 - XNUMX 909,00 € 979,00 €
29.09.2024/05.10.2024 - XNUMX 859,00 € 929,00 €

Rental bikes

  • Rental bike with luggage bag: 100,00 €
  • Electric rental bike (ladies) with 2 luggage bags: 220,00 €

Additional Services

  • Return transfer Dresden - Dessau Total price up to 3 people (€201,00 total price, reservation required, payable on site, daily by appointment, travel time approx. 2,5 hours, excluding bike): €0,00
  • Return transfer Dresden - Dessau total price for 4-5 people (€211,00 total price, reservation required, payable on site, daily by prior arrangement, travel time approx. 2,5 hours, excluding bike): €0,00
  • Return transfer Dresden - Dessau Total price for 6 people or more (€227,00 total price, reservation required, payable on site, daily by prior arrangement, travel time approx. 2,5 hours, excluding bike): €0,00
  • Return transfer of your own bike (€10,00 per bike, payable locally): €0,00

group discounts

When 5 people or more are traveling together. A group discount will be given in the following periods.
Further information and the discount scale can be found under Offers > Group discounts .


Dessau

Room price per person Cat I Cat II
Double room including breakfast 71,00 € 89,00 €
Single room including breakfast 119,00 € 149,00 €

Wittenberg/surroundings

Room price per person Cat I Cat II
Double room including breakfast 71,00 € 89,00 €
Single room including breakfast 119,00 € 149,00 €

Dresden (departure)

Room price per person Cat I Cat II
Double room including breakfast 79,00 € 89,00 €
Single room including breakfast 119,00 € 149,00 €

4,8 / 5 stars (2 verified reviews)

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Pure culture and nature along the Elbe from Dessau -Dresden (Bad Schandau)

In a group of 8 people, we enjoyed - in wonderful cycling weather - every stage of the extremely varied cycle path between Dessau and Dresden (we continued to Bad Schandau on our own). Accommodation excellent in all hotels; Hotel Goldener Anker l in Torgaul invited everyone to a free drink during dinner. At the Hotel Mercure Riesa Dresden there was 1 apple as travel provisions. Unproblematic mediation via Hotel Elbflorenz in Dresden. Theater tickets for the Semper Opera (travel support/advice was in the hands of our team - experienced for many years)
- Dr.Marlies Gilmann-Busse


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4,8 / 5 stars
Reisecode
ELB 07 U

Elbe Cycle Path Dessau-Dresden

Duration
8 days
Overnight stays
7 nights
Overnight stays
about 221 - 309 km

Daily departure from April 21 - October 05, 2024

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Basic price in € per person * 2024 Cat I Cat II
Double room including breakfast From 649 € From 699 €
Single room including breakfast From 859 € From 929 €

Attention: This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Train:

  • to Dessau main station
  • from Dresden main station

Parking:

  • Free public parking spaces near the hotel (information without guarantee, subject to availability, no pre-reservation, payable locally)
  • public parking garages, approx. 10 € / day (information without guarantee, subject to availability, no advance reservation, payable on site)
  • Hotel parking: approx. 5-25 € / day (information without guarantee, subject to availability, no pre-reservation, payable on site) OR
  • www.parkopedia.de

General tip for traveling by car

You can easily find a large overview of parking spaces on the external website www.parkopedia.de . view

Hotel examples - hotel may vary - all rooms with shower/toilet or bath/toilet

Category I = comfort

These are middle-class hotels or guesthouses with mostly 3*** stars, rarely 2** stars (according to DEHOGA) or comparable, which offer comfortable rooms, a decent breakfast buffet and a cozy atmosphere. They are mostly in a central location.

Category II Premium

Here we book comfort or first-class hotels for you. Some of these are very good 3-star and 4-star hotels (according to DEHOGA) or comparable, which offer special comfort or are highly recommended due to their special location and ambience. They are mostly in a central location.
   

Dessau

 
Pension am Pollingpark in Dessau Bicycleisson Blu Fürst Leopold Hotel
Category I = Pension am Pollingpark Category II = Bicycleisson Blu Prince Leopold

Wittenberge

 
Hotel Germania Wittenberge Alte Ölmühle in Wittenberge
Category I = Hotel Germania Category II = Old Oil Mill

Dresden

 
Park Inn Hotel in Dresden Hotel Elbflorenz in Dresden
Category I = Park Inn Category II = Florence on the Elbe

 

The tour is also possible in reverse order! (See ELB 07)

NOT INCLUDED: Cultural development tax, bed tax, travel to and from, transfers, excursions, entrance and sightseeing fees, city maps, ferry fees, insurance, tips and personal expenses.

General information

Not included in the price: Cultural development tax, bed tax, arrival and departure, transfers, excursions, entrance and sightseeing fees, city maps, ferry fees, insurance, tips and personal expenses.
This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Maps presented are for illustrative purposes only and do not reflect geographical reality.

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