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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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Price calculator last updated: January 15.07.2024,

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Tour ELB 07 U

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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. A recommendation is difficult because you will find an incredible density of culture and nature. Dresden Frauenkirche, Meissner porcelain, Sachsenwein, 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 scale 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

Tour ELB 07 U

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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 Radebeul and Meissen. In Radebeul there is the opportunity to visit the Karl May Museum (own management) or to take one of the guided tours of Wackerbarth Castle (own management). In the afternoon you will reach Dresden, the Florence on the Elbe and the cultural metropolis of Saxony. In the cityscape, the Frauenkirche can be seen in the ensemble with the Brühlsche Terrasse, the Hofkirche, the Semperoper and the Zwinger. Especially as a cyclist you always have a beautiful view of the cityscape from 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, an Elbe bridge that crosses the Elbe in a suspension construction without a pier, towards Pirna. On the way you pass the pleasure palace Pillnitz 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 spa town of Rathen. The rock castle and the bastion, which you can reach on foot from the valley, lure you here. You can take your own ferry across the Elbe to Königstein, the town at the foot of Königstein Fortress (own). At the end of your tour you should stop off in Bad Schandau on the Elbe promenade for tea or coffee and taste a Saxon cake specialty. Your return journey from Bad Schandau takes place 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 649,00 € 699,00 €
03.05.2024 - 21.06.2024 699,00 € 749,00 €
22.06.2024 - 17.08.2024 739,00 € 779,00 €
18.08.2024 - 28.09.2024 699,00 € 749,00 €
29.09.2024 - 05.10.2024 649,00 € 699,00 €
Single room including breakfast Cat I Cat II
21.04.2024 - 02.05.2024 859,00 € 929,00 €
03.05.2024 - 21.06.2024 909,00 € 979,00 €
22.06.2024 - 17.08.2024 949,00 € 1.009,00 €
18.08.2024 - 28.09.2024 909,00 € 979,00 €
29.09.2024 - 05.10.2024 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 .

Child discount

From 0 to 4 years applies
10€
Child / Night
A fixed price for children for accommodation and travel services (e.g. luggage transport) of 10€ per child and per night.
From 5 to 15 years applies
40%
Kind
With 2 full-paying adults, a maximum of 1 child (5 - 15 years) in the adults' double room (extra bed) 40% discount
15%
Kind
With 2 full paying adults, 1-2 children (5 - 15 years) in an extra room receive 15% discount
15%
Driving & riding bits
With 1 full-paying adult, 1 child (5 - 15 years) in the same double room of the adult receives 15% discount
Extra bed for adults aged 16 and over
10%
Driving & riding bits
With 2 full-paying adults, a maximum of 1 person aged 16 and over in the same double room as the adults (only with extra bed) 10% discount

Dessau

Room price per person Cat I Cat II
Doppelzimmer inkl. Frühstück 71,00 € 89,00 €
Einzelzimmer inkl. Frühstück 119,00 € 149,00 €

Wittenberg/surroundings

Room price per person Cat I Cat II
Doppelzimmer inkl. Frühstück 71,00 € 89,00 €
Einzelzimmer inkl. Frühstück 119,00 € 149,00 €

Dresden (departure)

Room price per person Cat I Cat II
Doppelzimmer inkl. Frühstück 79,00 € 89,00 €
Einzelzimmer inkl. Frühstück 119,00 € 149,00 €

4,8 / 5 stars (3 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 (further to Bad Schandau on our own). Accommodation excellent in all hotels; Hotel Goldener Anker l in Torgaul invited to 1 free drink at dinner. In the Hotel Mercure Riesa Dresden there was 1 apple as travel provisions. About Hotel Elbflorenz in Dresden unproblematic mediation v. Theater tickets for the Semper Opera (travel support/advice was in the hands of our teamer - many years of experience)
- Dr.Marlies Gilmann-Busse


Beautiful towns

A very good week from Dresden to Dessau. All hotels good, even if some way out of town centre. We were on the basic grade of hotel so had realistic expectations. Our only problem was a closed ferry so we missed Wörlitz and got the train to Dessau. But meant we saw more of the Bauhaus there!
- Susan Oxenham


Top breakdown service

Thanks for the quick help with the wheel breakdown.
- Anonymous

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 Radisson Blu Fürst Leopold Hotel
Category I = Pension am Pollingpark Category II = Radisson 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 tax, bed tax, arrival and departure, transfers, excursions, entrance fees 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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