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Elbe Cycle Path Dresden-Dessau

travel code
ELB 07
Duration
8 days / 7 nights
Price
From €549
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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 07 U - Dessau-Dresden

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

Overview of your benefits
  • Good value for money
  • Tour incl. hotels and luggage transport
  • Extensive route booklet & GPS data
  • Rental bikes can be booked including mobile breakdown assistance
  • More than 30 years of experience

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

 

In the course of 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 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, 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 a ferry across the Elbe (on your own) to Königstein, the town at the foot of Königstein Fortress
(on their 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

On the way to 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). 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 cycle to Strehla. Strehla itself is an idyllic town with over
1000 year stories.

Overnight place: Riesa or Strehla

Today the former fortress town of Torgau is your destination. At a historical place met here in
2nd World War at the Elbe Bridge, the Soviets and Americans at each other. 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/surroundings

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

After breakfast, you will travel home on your own or we can book additional nights if you wish.

Overnight place: Dessau (departure)

  • 7 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
Price in € per person * Cat I Cat II
Double room including breakfast €549 €669
Single room including breakfast €729 €879

Seasonal prices

From 29.04.2023/12.05.2023 to XNUMX

  • €80,00 surcharge in Cat. I
  • €90,00 surcharge in Cat. II

From 13.05.2023/20.09.2023 to XNUMX

  • €100,00 surcharge in Cat. I
  • €110,00 surcharge in Cat. II

From 21.09.2023/02.10.2023 to XNUMX

  • €80,00 surcharge in Cat. I
  • €90,00 surcharge in Cat. II

Rental bikes

  • Rental bike with luggage bag - €90,00
  • Electric rental bike (ladies) with 2 luggage bags - €190,00

Child discount

Children up to 4 years

  • Fixed price for children of €10,00 per child and per night

From 5 to 15 years applies:

  • With 2 full-paying adults, 1 child aged 5-15 years in the adult’s double room (extra bed) has a 40% discount (category I and category II)
  • With 2 full-paying adults, 1-2 children aged 5-15 in an extra room have a 15% discount (Cat. I and Cat. II)
  • With 1 full-paying adult, 1 child aged 5-15 years in the same double room as the adult has a 15% discount (Cat. I and Cat. II)

From the age of 16 applies:

  • as an extra bed, max. 1 person in a double room has a 10% discount

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.

Period:

  • From 01.01.2023/31.12.2023 to XNUMX

 

Note: All prices are per person.

Dresden

 

Cat I

Cat II

Double room (DR)

79 EUR

89 EUR

Single room (SR)

119 EUR

149 EUR

Dessau

 

Cat I

Cat II

Double room (DR)

71 EUR

89 EUR

Single room (SR)

119 EUR

149 EUR

Wittenberg,

 

Cat I

Cat II

Double room (DR)

71 EUR

89 EUR

Single room (SR)

119 EUR

149 EUR

 

4,3 / 5 Stars (2 Verified Ratings)

A review of the reviews has taken place as follows:We check reviews individually before publishing them to ensure that they were made by a consumer who actually booked the trip with us.


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Have a nice bike trip

Everything was super organized. The hotels easy to find. Well-chosen cycle routes. Unfortunately, due to the flooding, a few crossings were closed and there was no information from the organization. That was too bad. Otherwise everything was good.
- Hollow Heidi


Everything is fine despite Corona

Overall, the hotels were very good, although you always got the feeling that you were getting the absolutely worst room in the hotel. Well, for one night it's just like that... Tour description was also very detailed and bike paths were very well signposted. All in all, the time is too short to explore the cities in more detail, which is of secondary importance on the bike tours.
- Margaret Kling

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travel code
ELB 07
4,3 / 5 stars
(2 Verified Reviews)

Elbe Cycle Path Dresden-Dessau

Duration
8 days
Overnight stays
7 nights
Overnight stays
about 215 - 309 km

Most popular waterway with lots of variety

Daily departure from April 15rd to October 08th, 2023

Price in € per person * 2023 Cat I Cat II
Double room including breakfast €549 €669
Single room including breakfast €729 €879

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

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Train: at Dresden main station / from Dessau 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)

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 Florence on the Elbe in Dresden
Category I = Park InnCategory II = Florence on the Elbe

Wittenberge

 
Hotel Germania WittenbergeOld oil mill in Wittenberge
Category I = Hotel GermaniaCategory II = Old Oil Mill

Dessau

 
Pension at Polling Park in DessauRadisson Blu Furst Leopold Hotel
Category I = Pension am PollingparkCategory II = Radisson Blu Prince Leopold

 

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

NOT INCLUDED: Cultural tax, bed tax, arrival and departure, transfers, excursions, entrance and sightseeing fees, city maps, ferry fees, insurance, tips and personal expenses.

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