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Saale cycle path

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The most beautiful thing the Saale has to offer are the castles along your route. From the source to the mouth, they stand in close succession on both sides of the Saale like hardly any other German river. Old Thuringian towns such as Saalfeld and Rudolstadt lie on its banks. Not only poets like Goethe raved about the old university town of Jena, which is picturesquely embedded in the Saale valley. The Saale-Unstrut wine-growing region around Naumburg is now very popular among connoisseurs.

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

On their own. In addition to the German Optical Museum, the old university town awaits you with a lot of things worth seeing about the city, its history and culture.


Overnight place: Jena

The cycle path leads in Heinrich-Heine-Park past the Thuringian farmhouses, one of the oldest folklore open-air museums on German soil. The tour leads along the Saalebahn away from the streets. Shortly before arriving in Saalfeld, cross the Saale bridge.
In Saalfeld there is an opportunity to visit the fairy grotto. Return journey by train on your own.


Overnight place: Jena

The three Dornburg castles greet you from afar. The ascent to Dornburg to the castles offers a fantastic view. Where the Ilm flows into the Saale, the castles of Saaleck and Rudelsburg come into view. A historic town center awaits you in Naumburg.


Overnight place: Naumburg

This section leads through beautiful alluvial forests. The adornment of the town of Weißenfels is Neu-Augustusburg Castle. One of the highlights of Bad Dürrenberg is the graduation tower. The imposing Merseburg Castle (own management), which together with the cathedral as "Merseburg City Crown" is probably one of the most beautiful city views ever. Halle, the more than 1.000-year-old saline city, is home to Giebichenstein Castle and Moritzburg Castle. You should definitely visit the Halloren and Saline Museum (on your own).


Overnight place: Halle

You drive through the Brachwitz Alps, which are part of the "Unteres Saaletal" nature park. A foot and cycle path bridge leads over to the pretty village of Gröna. The destination is the former royal seat of Bernburg. The Renaissance castle welcomes you. The old town of Bernburg is also worth seeing.


Overnight place: Bernburg

Numerous cultural sites are along the way. Worth mentioning is the castle and monastery church of St. Marien and St. Cyprian in Nienburg. You drive past several Saale crossings with ferries, untouched nature and on quiet country lanes to Barby, where the Saale flows into the Elbe. Continue to Schoenebeck. Part of the route can be shortened by train on your own.


Overnight place: Magdeburg

After breakfast, departure on your own or with an extension.

Overnight place: Magdeburg (departure)

  • 6 nights in the booked category, including breakfast
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel (9am-18pm)
  • 7 days service hotline
  • 1 x per room travel documents (DE)
  • GPS data on request

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  • April 04.05.2024, 21.09.2024 - May XNUMX, XNUMX
Price in € per person *
Double room including breakfast 699,00 €
Single room including breakfast 969,00 €

Rental bikes

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

Additional Services

  • Return transfer Magdeburg - Jena (price per person, possible for 4 people or more) - €69,00
  • Return transfer Additional service: Bringing your own bike (per person) - €10,00

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 .

4,5 / 5 Stars (14 Verified Ratings)

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Saale cycle path

Positive: Beautiful landscape, very good hotels, many castles and palaces on the way or nearby. Well signposted, tour dates fit perfectly. Very well organized, negative: many castles and palaces can only be visited from the outside, daily stages are very long distances, few places to stop for refreshments.
- Detlef Pirdszun

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4,5 / 5 stars
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Saale cycle path

7 days
Overnight stays
6 nights
Overnight stays
about 277 - 297 km

Castles, palaces and glorious history

Every Saturday from May 04th to September 21st, 2024 (special dates possible for groups of 4 or more)

Price in € per person * 2023 Cat I
Double room including breakfast €539
Single room including breakfast €779

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

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Train: to Jena train station / from Magdeburg main train station or Schönebeck train station


  • Hotel parking approx. 3 €/day, each additional day 8 € OR free public parking (no guarantee, no pre-reservation possible.)
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Return transfer Magdeburg - Jena: For more information, see the "Prices" tab.

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.




Hotel Black Bear  

Category I = Hotel Schwarzer Bär


Halle ad Saale

Apart Hotel Hall  
Category I = Apart Hotel Hall  


Intercity Hotel Magdeburg  
Category I = InterCity Hotel  


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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