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7 Days Elbe River Cycle Path Bike Tour in Germany

Park Inn by Radisson Dresden, Melanchthonstraße 2, 01099, Dresden, Germany

Picturesque Bike Tour in Germany

Enjoy your cycling holiday along the Elbe cycle path in Germany from Dresden to Wittenberg. This bike tour starts in Dresden with the well-known Zwinger Palace, the Church of Our Lady, the Semper Opera House, and the Residence Palace. The cycle path leads along the River Elbe, passing Meissen, the city of porcelain, before reaching world-famous Wittenberg, the city of Luther. Pack your bag and go on this unforgettable bike tour!

Key Information

  • Trip type: Self-guided
  • Lodging: Point to point
  • Terrain: Mostly flat
  • 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: 144 miles / 231 kilometers
  • Bike type: Hybrid bike
  • E-bike: Available to rent 110 Euro per person per stay


  • 5-day self-guided tour
  • Cycling along the Elbe River
  • Start in Dresden and end in Wittenberg
  • Opportunity to stroll through the baroque old town
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel as far as Wittenberg
  • Cycle map with short English tour description
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast


5 days with instruction
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You will be accommodated in 4-star and 3-star hotels on the Elbe cycle path during the tour. On the first and second night, you will be accommodated at Hotel Park Inn by Radisson in Dresden. On the third night, you will stay at Hotel Residenz & Café am Markt in Meißen. On the fourth night, your overnight stay will be at Mercure Hotel Riesa Dresden Elbland in Riesa. The accommodation on the fifth night will be at Hotel-Pension zum Markt in Torgau. On the sixth night, you will stay at Best Western Hotel Stadtpalais in Wittenberg.


Day 1: Individual arrival in Dresden

You arrive in Germany for your cycling holidays and receive your rented bike, if booked in the afternoon as well as important information for your bike tour along the River Elbe. Afterwards, you have the opportunity to stroll through the baroque old town enjoying the beauty and charm and exploring great sights of Dresden: the Zwinger Palace, Church of Our Lady, Residence Palace and Semper Opera House before on the next day the cycling tour along the Elbe cycle path from Dresden to Wittenberg starts.

  • Example of hotel: Hotel Park Inn by Radisson in Dresden

Day 2: Excursion Bad Schandau, approximately 45 kilometers (return by suburban train) or approximately 90 kilometers

The Elbe cycle path leads directly along River Elbe to Pillnitz Palace. Enjoy the unique view onto the baroque site before cycling to the craggy Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Return to Dresden by a suburban train (facultative).

  • Example of hotel: Hotel Park Inn by Radisson in Dresden

Day 3: Dresden - Meißen, approximately 30 kilometers

Your bike route in Germany leads along the Saxon vineyards past Radebeul the town closely linked with Karl May, one of Germany's bestselling author. The cycling tour today ends in Meißen where the picturesque lanes and the porcelain manufactory are worth a visit.

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

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

Along the Elbe riverside, the cycle path in Germany, still leads through the Saxon vineyards and for everybody who is cultural interested, it is recommended for a visit of the baroque Diesbar-Seußlitz Palace and its beautiful park offers just the right atmosphere.

  • Example of hotel: Mercure Hotel Riesa Dresden Elbland in Riesa

Day 5: Riesa / Strehla - Torgau, approximately 48 / 40 kilometers

Today's stage leads you downwards the River Elbe to Mühlenberg with the former Cistercians Monastery. Continue cycling via the “Treblitzer Baumpark”, a park of trees and bushes from 5 continents well worth visiting for everybody interested in botany. Your bike tour ends in Torgau with its lovely town hall.

  • Example of hotel: Hotel-Pension zum Markt in Torgau

Day 6: Torgau - Wittenberg, approximately 72 kilometers

Along your way in direction Wittenberg enjoy cycling past Lichtenberg Palace and Pretzsch. Once arrived in Wittenberg go on the traces of Martin Luther visiting the popular “Lutherhalle”, showing the world largest reformation exhibition. In the evening, visit the lovely shops and restaurants.

  • Example of hotel: Best Western Hotel Stadtpalais in Wittenberg

Day 7: Individual departure or extra nights

Today the cycling holidays end, return transfer by train to Dresden or by bus with an extra surcharge (duration approximately 3 hours).

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


In this bike tour, you will cycle through the Elbe River path in Germany.


The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Drinks

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

What's included

  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel as far as Wittenberg
  • Information material (cycle map with short English tour description) per room
  • Personal information meeting on site
  • Service hotline also at the weekend
  • 6 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 on arrival.

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7 days / 6 nights
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This vacation has low and high season prices, please select an arrival date below.


Low season


  • October 5 - October 31, 2019


High season


  • April 1 - October 4


Special discount

Children will get discount for the third and fourth person in extra bed with two full-paying persons.

  • 0 - 3 years old: 100% discount
  • 4 - 12 years old: 50% discount
  • From 13 yrs old: 10% discount ​


​​Pricing information

E-bike rental: 110 EUR per person and stay, 22 EUR per extra day

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