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Tour

Bike Tours, E-bike tours

Duration

8 days

Distance

245Km

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Self-guided

The beauty of this package is in the freedom it offers: without a guide, you are free to decide the timing, pace, and stops of your journey. Travel freely, travel your way!
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2/5 Medium-Easy

Moderate-Easy, between 25 and 65 kilometers per day with an elevation gain between 150 and 300 meters.

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Linear

The starting point is different from the ending point, with overnight stays in different hotels and daily stages.

Description

Day 1: Dresden
Individual arrival in Dresden, a place rich in baroque monuments, surrounded by a fairytale countryside with castles, forts, vineyards, and green parks. Don't miss the opportunity to take a walk in the old town to get to know some of the most famous buildings such as the Zwinger, the Frauenkirche, and the castle.

Day 2: Dresden - Saxon Switzerland - Dresden (45 km + return by train)
Today's stage will take you along the Elbe River to the Baroque castle of Pillnitz; you will then continue towards the Sandstone Mountains where sandstone landscapes, plains, and gorges alternate with flat mountains and rocky walls, creating one of the most fascinating mountain landscapes in Europe. You can return from Bad Schandau to Dresden by bike or by train (not included).

Day 3: Dresden – Meißen (25 km)
Along the romantic Elbe valley you will cycle through the vineyards of Saxony reaching Radebeul and then Meissen, the city of porcelain, also known as the cradle of Saxony due to its millenary history. The picturesque streets of the center will be an excellent opportunity to take a pleasant walk and do some shopping. Don't miss the visit to the famous Meissen manufactures or to the Albrechtsburg castle complex, one of the most beautiful panoramic points that embrace the Elbe valley.

Day 4: Meißen – Riesa (35 km)
Have a glass of excellent wine or visit the baroque castle of Dieser-Seusslitz on the Saxon wine route: in just 13 hectares, in this small wine region, high-quality white wines such as Müller Thurgau, Riesling, Weißburgunder are produced.

Day 5: Riesa – Torgau (45 km)
On the way to Muehlberg, you can visit the Cistercian monastery; don't miss the Treblitzscher Baumpark tree park, that brings together plants and shrubs from the five continents.

Day 6: Torgau – Wittenberg (65 km)
The castle of Lichtenberg and Pretzsch will show you the way to Wittenberg, on the traces of Martin Luther. Luther's house is the most interesting building in Wittenberg where the largest collection on the Reformation is located.

Day 7: Wittenberg – Dessau (30 km)
You will cycle through the Woerlitzer Park Grounds valley to Dessau, a paradise for architecture lovers. Dessau, for a long time an imperial residence city, still preserves many testimonies of the past today: stately palaces, churches, and monuments, but also significant natural beauty such as the Liusium English Garden, just outside the city, dominated by the imposing castle.

Day 8: Dessau
After breakfast, end of services and individual departure.

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✅ What is included in the trip?

  • Travel/Medical Insurance 24/24
  • Overnight stay and breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Local telephone assistance 7/7
  • Welcome briefing
  • Detailed description and maps of the itinerary
  • GPS or navigation APP

❌ What is not included?

  • Transfers not listed as "Included"
  • City tax
  • Tips
  • Journey to/from the starting point of the tour
  • Meals and drinks not listed as "Included"
  • Bike rental
  • Extras
  • Entrance fees, ferries and anything not listed as "Included"

💸 Cancellation fees

  • Time Range
  • Full refund
  • More 28 days of departure
  • 80%
  • From 27 to 28 days before departure
  • 70%
  • From 13 to 27 days before departure
  • 50%
  • From 7 to 13 days before departure
  • 30%
  • From 3 to 7 days before departure
  • 10%

The Elba bike path

  • To discover Dresden, a wonderful city located at a large bend of the Elba, with its historic center that is a succession of Baroque gems
  • To follow the river southward to Bad Schandau, the main locality of Saxon Switzerland, with its sandstone walls that form peaks through which the Elba winds
  • To learn about Meißen, a medieval town famous around the world for its fine Chinese-made porcelain
  • To wind on your bike through the wine hills of northern Germany up to Wittenberg, the city where Luther developed the 95 theses that form the basis of Protestantism and that changed the course of history
  • To cycle along the Elba valley by bicycle and thus discover an area that has attracted important architects for centuries, who have built fascinating palaces, majestic castles and created historic centers like Meißen and Torgau

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🙋 Frequently asked questions

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