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Short Bike Tour in Germany

Enjoy your cycling holiday along the Elbe cycle path in Germany from Dresden to Riesa. In four days on this bike tour, you get to know the baroque city of Dresden, Saxon Switzerland, the porcelain town of Meissen and the sports and noodle town of Riesa. Everybody with some endurance and some good condition will enjoy this bike tour. So, don't miss this special opportunity!

Key Information

  • Trip type: Self-guided
  • Terrain: Mostly flat areas
  • Difficulty level: Easy (Cyclist doesn't need to have certain level of fitness, mostly flat terrain though occasionally they will ride in unpaved or hills, 10-30 miles per day)
  • Total Distance: 69 miles / 111 kilometers
  • E-bike: Available to rent (66 EUR)

Highlights

  • 3-day self-guided tour
  • Cycling along the River Elbe
  • Start in Dresden and end in Riesa / Strehla
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel as far as Reisa
  • Tour to the places of interest of Saxon Switzerland
  • Cycle map with short English tour description
  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast

Styles


3 cycling days in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 2
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Accommodation

You will stay at Park Inn by Radisson Dresden on day one and two, and at Hotel Residenz & Café am Markt on day three.

Program

Day 1: Individual arrival in Dresden

Arrival to your cycling holiday in Dresden. In the afternoon enjoy a stroll through the so-called Florence of the Elbe and the baroque atmosphere of this beautiful city.

  • Example of the hotel: Park Inn by Radisson Dresden (three-star hotel) in Dresden

Day 2: Dresden - Bad Schandau, approximately 45 kilometers

In the morning there is a recommend journey with the city railroad to Bad Schandau (ticket not included). On your today's cycle tour enjoy the best-known places of interest of Saxon Switzerland such as the bastion rock in Rathen or the Fortress Königstein. Soon you reach Pillnitz with the well-known castle. You leave the three Dresden Elb Castles behind and cycle again to the Saxon capital of Dresden.

  • Example of the hotel: Park Inn by Radisson Dresden (three-star hotel) in Dresden

Day 3: Dresden - Meißen, approximately 30 kilometers

The cycle path along the River Elbe leads you via the Karl's May city of Radebeul and the idyllic old village of Altkötzschenbroda to the porcelain town of Meißen. Enjoy a glass of wine in the evening.

  • Example of the hotel: Hotel Residenz & Café am Markt in Meißen

Day 4: Meißen - Riesa / Strehla, approximately 28 / 36 kilometers and individual departure

The last stage of your cycle holiday in Germany leads past the picturesque wine villages of Zadel and Diesbar-Seußlitz to the sports town of Riesa or Strehla.

Bike rental information

21/24-speed women / men bike

  • Model: quality brands Kalkhoff und Raleigh
  • Frame: aluminum (with deeper entry to the ladies bike)
  • Gears: 21-speed derailleur gears with freewheel
  • Brakes: 2 caliper brakes
  • Saddle: comfortable saddle

7/8 speed women / men bike

  • Model: quality brands Kalkhoff und Raleigh
  • Frame: aluminum (with deeper entry to the ladies bike)
  • Gears: 7-speed hub gears
  • Brakes: back pedal brake, 1 caliper brake
  • Saddle: comfortable saddle

Electrically powered bike

  • Model: different manufacturers
  • Frame: aluminum with deeper entry
  • Gears: 8-speed derailleur gears
  • Brakes: 2 caliper brakes
  • Saddle: comfortable saddle

Location

This tour will take place in Germany. It will cover several places including Dresden, Saxon Switzerland, River Elbe, Meißen, and Reisa / Strehla.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

There is a recommend a journey with the city railroad to Bad Schandau (ticket not included).

What's included

  • 3-day self-guided tour
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel as far as Reisa
  • Information material (cycle map with short English tour description) per room
  • Service hotline also at the weekend
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast or extended breakfast
  • Welcome drink upon arrival

What's not included

  • City tax (payable on the spot)

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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