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Saale cycle path

Castles, palaces and glorious history

4,5 / 5 stars (16 reviews)
travel code
SAA02
Duration
7 days / 6 nights
Price
From 699€
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Price calculator last updated: January 16.07.2024,

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Tour SAA 02

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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
  • Over 30 years of experience

Tour SAA 02

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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

Basic price in € per person

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Double room including breakfast Cat I
04.05.2024 - 21.09.2024 699,00 €
Single room including breakfast Cat I
04.05.2024 - 21.09.2024 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, up to 3 people (€214,00 total price, incl. luggage, excl. bike, payment on site): €0,00
  • Return transfer Magdeburg - Jena, from 4 people (€225,00 total price, incl. luggage, excl. bike, payment on site): €0,00
  • Return transfer Magdeburg - Jena, from 6 people (€242,00 total price, incl. luggage, excl. bike, payment on site): €0,00
  • Return transfer Magdeburg - Jena, from 8 people (€263,00 total price, incl. luggage, excl. bike, payment on site): €0,00
  • Return transfer of your own bike (€10,00 per bike, payment on site): €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 .

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

Jena

Room price per person Cat I
Doppelzimmer inkl. Frühstück 73,00 €
Einzelzimmer inkl. Frühstück 109,00 €

Magdeburg (departure)

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

4,5 / 5 stars (16 verified reviews)

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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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We are always very satisfied with all of your trips. We don't know what could be better. On both bike rides waren Paths and descriptions good.
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Otherwise I was satisfied with the bike tour.
-Cindy S.

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Reisecode
SAA 02

Saale cycle path

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

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

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Basic price in € per person * 2024 Cat I
Double room including breakfast From €699
Single room including breakfast From €969

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

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

Parking:

  • Hotel parking approx. 3 €/day, each additional day 8 € OR free public parking (no guarantee, no pre-reservation possible.)
  • More parking at www.parkopedia.de

Return transfer Magdeburg - Jena: For more information, see the "Prices" tab.

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.

 

   

Jena

 
Hotel Schwarzer Bär  

Category I = Hotel Schwarzer Bär

 

Halle ad Saale

 
Apart Hotel Halle  
Category I = Apart Hotel Hall  

Magdeburg

 
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

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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