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Elbe Cycle Path Dresden-Magdeburg

4,7 / 5 stars (13 reviews)
travel code
ELB 08
Duration
9 days / 8 nights
Price
From 729€
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Price calculator last updated: January 16.07.2024,

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Tour ELB 08

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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, Meissen 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 08 U - Magdeburg-Dresden

Similar bike tours:
ELB 06 - Elbe Cycle Path Dresden-Wittenberg (7 days / 6 nights)
ELB 07 - Elbe Cycle Path Dresden-Dessau (8 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 08

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Info: Your tour starts in Dresden and takes you to Magdeburg. If you only want to cycle to Dessau or Wittenberg, then take a look at the tours mentioned at the top of this page. (ELB 06 & ELB 07)

Arrival in the afternoon. Dresden, the Florence on the Elbe, is 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

On the way to Meissen, it is worth leaving the Elbe Cycle Path and visiting 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). A must in Meissen should be a visit to the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (own management) and the Albrechtsburg Castle (own management).

 

 

 

Overnight place: Meißen

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. Continue along the Elbe to the former steel town of Riesa, where you can visit the pasta factory for free, and finally to Strehla. Strehla itself is an idyllic town with over 1000 years of history.

 

Overnight place: Riesa or Strehla

Today the former fortress town of Torgau is your destination. This is where the Soviets and Americans met at the Elbe Bridge during World War II. On the stage, the path leads via the town of Mühlberg with the Cistercian monastery and the Treblitz tree park, past the large district town of Torgau.

 

Overnight place: Torgau

On the way from Torgau to Wittenberg you cycle past Lichtenberg Castle, via Pretzsch along the Elbe to Lutherstadt Wittenberg. 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,

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. You can choose to follow the Elbe directly or cycle to Dessau via the baroque town of Oranienbaum. 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

You cycle through the river meadows of the Elbe to Aken. The small town is now a monument and once owned by Albrecht includes a city wall with 14 defense towers and three city gate towers, which have been preserved without major destruction for 700 years. Your journey continues to Barby.

 

Overnight place: Barby

Today you cycle past Gommern and Schönebeck to the beautiful city of Magdeburg.
The green citadel of Magdeburg fascinates its visitors.

 

Overnight place: Magdeburg

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

Overnight place: Magdeburg (departure)

  • 8 nights in the booked category, including breakfast
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel (9am-18pm)
  • 7 days service hotline
  • 1x per room extensive travel documents with maps/route description for the tour
  • GPS data on request

Basic price in € per person

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Double room including breakfast Cat I Cat II
21.04.2024 - 02.05.2024 729,00 € 789,00 €
03.05.2024 - 21.06.2024 779,00 € 839,00 €
22.06.2024 - 17.08.2024 829,00 € 869,00 €
18.08.2024 - 28.09.2024 779,00 € 839,00 €
29.09.2024 - 05.10.2024 729,00 € 789,00 €
Single room including breakfast Cat I Cat II
21.04.2024 - 02.05.2024 969,00 € 1.049,00 €
03.05.2024 - 21.06.2024 1.019,00 € 1.099,00 €
22.06.2024 - 17.08.2024 1.069,00 € 1.129,00 €
18.08.2024 - 28.09.2024 1.019,00 € 1.099,00 €
29.09.2024 - 05.10.2024 969,00 € 1.049,00 €

Rental bikes

  • Rental bike with luggage bag: 110,00 €
  • Electric rental bike (ladies) with 2 luggage bags: 240,00 €

Additional Services

  • Return transfer Magdeburg-Dresden Total price up to 3 people (€263,00 total price, reservation required, payable on site, daily by prior arrangement, travel time approx. 2,5 hours, excluding bike)): €0,00
  • Return transfer Magdeburg-Dresden total price for 4-5 people (€276,00 total price, reservation required, payable on site, daily by prior arrangement, travel time approx. 2,5 hours, excluding bike): €0,00
  • Return transfer Magdeburg-Dresden Total price for 6 people or more (€297,00 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

Dresden

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

Wittenberg,

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

Dessau

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

Magdeburg (departure)

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

4,7 / 5 stars (13 verified reviews)

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Elberadweg

The tour was super good from the bike path. Unfortunately, the distance from Magdeburg to Dessau was not correct at all, because it waren 90km. Everything else, like hotels and luggage transport, is great.
- This year


very satisfied with the Elbe tour.

Apart from the headwind, we are very satisfied with the Elbe tour for the second time. The change of the hotel in Torgau from the Central Hotel to the Altes Brauhaus does not represent an improvement. We rode our own bikes. Kind regards Marianne and Reinhard Dötsch
- Dotsch Reinhard


Elbe cycle path from 30.07. until 08.08.2015

We waren satisfied and would travel with you again. You can't do anything about the extremely hot weather at the time and the sometimes missing air conditioning, minibar or insufficient sun protection in front of the windows. Perhaps it would have been better in rooms in price category I. We particularly liked the Welcome Hotel in Meissen. You should point out in your travel documents that tourists in Dresden have had to pay an "infrastructure surcharge" since July 01.07.2015st, , similar to the well-known visitor's tax.
- Lieselotte Barmeier


Varied river landscape

We really enjoyed the Elberadweg Dresden-Magdeburg with the widening Elbe valley, the cities with their past, the rich culture. The will of the population to get the best out of little resources is always amazing, especially here, where the next flood with its destructive power is only a matter of time. On a day with a luckily short stage, we had a very strong headwind. Our recommendation: take the path in the opposite direction. The Elbe only has a drop of 1 m over 17 km. And we probably wouldn't have made it through the last stage with its nutritious 92 km if there was a headwind.
- Ursula Bärfuss+Rudolf Ledermann


nice bike ride

very good wheels; the combination of the travel documents with the GPS data was perfect; we waren very satisfied with almost all hotels; We really liked the Hotel Luther in Wittenberg and the Park Inn by Radisson in Dresden; the luggage service worked perfectly. We will definitely be back with the "Mecklenburger Radtour" travel
- Monica Salberg


Combination of guides

As a group of 10 we had 2 different guides, one from Kompass and the other from Bikeline. So we had the best possible orientation and at the same time a lot of information.
- Anonymous


Great trip

Generally waren we are very happy with the trip.
- Anonymous


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ELB 08

Elbe Cycle Path Dresden-Magdeburg

Duration
9 days
Overnight stays
8 nights
Overnight stays
about 261 - 349 km

Daily departure from April 21 to October 05, 2024

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Basic price in € per person * 2024 Cat I Cat II
Double room including breakfast From €729 From €789
Single room including breakfast From €969 From €1049

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

Train:

  •  at Dresden train station 
  •  from Magdeburg main station

Parking:

  • Free public parking spaces near the hotel (information without guarantee, subject to availability, no pre-reservation, payable locally)
  • public car parks Schiessgasse, approx. 10 € / day (information without guarantee, subject to availability, no pre-reservation, payable on site)
  • Hotel parking: approx. 5-25 € / day (information without guarantee, subject to availability, no pre-reservation, payable on site)
  • more parking options below 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.

  

Dresden

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

Wittenberge

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

Magdeburg

 
Intercity Hotel MagdeburgBest Western Geheimer Rat in Magdeburg
Category I = Intercity HotelCategory II = Best Western Secret Council

 

The tour is also possible in reverse order! (See ELB 08 U)

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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