Cycling Tour: Elbe River Trail – Dresden to Magdeburg

9 Days / 303 km (188 m) / from 569 €

Spend two nights in Dresden. This tour is made up of six stages taking you along the Elbe River to Magdeburg. Emperor Otto I, the first Holy Roman Emperor, lived there during most of his reign.


Day 1: Arrival in Dresden

Dresden, also known as “Florence on the Elbe River”, is a cultural metropolis in Saxony. The view from the river towards the city is gorgeous. The Frauenkirche, ‘Church of Our Lady’, Brühlsche Terrasse, nicknamed ‘The Balcony of Europe’, the Semperoper Opera House and Zwinger Palace are just a few points of interest worth visiting. Spend the night in Dresden.

Day 2: Dresden – Meissen

Distance: approx. 26 km

The Karl May Museum (Karl May was one of Germany’s best selling authors in the 19th and 20th century) is in Radebeul. On your way to Meissen it would be worth your while to leave the cycling paths and cycle through the vineyards. You may want to take a nice break to enjoy a delicious glass of wine in one of the rustic inns. A visit to the stately Meissen Porcelain Factory and the Albrecht Castle is a must. Stay overnight in or near Meissen.

Day 3: Meissen - Riesa/Strehla

Distance: approx. 27-37 km

Ride along Germany’s northernmost vineyards to Diesbar-Seusslitz. Near the baroque castle and grounds are several places to stop in for a bite to eat and taste regional wines. Continue on past the former steel city of Riesa and on to Strehla. Strehla is an idyllic small city with over 1000 yrs of history. Spend the night in Riesa or Strehla.

Day 4: Riesa/Strehla - Torgau

Distance: approx. 44-55 km

During WWII the United States Army and Soviet forces met on the Elbe River Bridge in Torgau. On your way to Torgau you will cycle through Mühlberg where you may want to visit the Cistercian monestary. Enjoy the beautiful park in Trebnitz. Have a lovely evening and spend the night in Torgau.

Day 5: Torgau-Wittenberg/Pretzsch/Surrounding

Distance: approx. 65 km

Along the Elbe on your way to Wittenberg you will pass Lichtenberg Castle and go through Pretsch. You may want to visit the ‘Lutherhalle’, the largest Reformation exhibition. Imagine walking in Martin Luther’s footsteps. Stay overnight in Wittenberg.

Day 6: Wittenberg/Pretzsch/Surr. - Dessau

Distance: approx. 35 km

Cross the Elbe into Wörlitz. Wörlitzer Park was the first English landscaped park in continental Europe. It was created in the late 18th century under the regency of Duke Leopold III of Anhalt-Dessau and is 142 km² (54.8 sq mi). On your way to Dessau you can either cycle along the Elbe or through the little baroque city of Oranienbaum. The House of Ascania onced resided in Dessau. The city's acclaim stems from the renowned ‘Bauhaus’ architectural design movement which combined crafts and fine arts. Stay the night in or near Dessau.

Day 7: Dessau - Barby

Distance: approx. 39 km

Cycle Elbe delta on your way to Aken. This small city was founded by Albert the Bear in the 12th century. The old town is surrounded by a 700 yr. old city wall with 14 fortified towers and 3 city gates. Continue cycling to Barby. Stay overnight there.

Day 8: Barby – Magdeburg

Distance: approx. 47 km

Cycle through the towns of Gommern and Schönebeck and on to the beautiful city of Magdeburg. The green citadelle is really worth a visit. Spend the night there.

Day 9: Depart Magdeburg

Depart after breakfast. Travellers are responsible for their own transportation home.


Preis in € pro Person *Cat. IICat. I
Double Room669.00569.00
Single Room889.00759.00

Season Prices

From 16.05.2020 to 24.06.2020

  • 75.00 € surcharge in Cat. I
  • 85.00 € surcharge in Cat. II

From 25.06.2020 to 04.09.2020

  • 95.00 € surcharge in Cat. I
  • 100.00 € surcharge in Cat. II

From 05.09.2020 to 19.09.2020

  • 65.00 € surcharge in Cat. I
  • 75.00 € surcharge in Cat. II

Additional Services

  • E-Bike with 2 panniers - 200.00 €
  • Rental bike with pannier - 80.00 €
  • Rücktransfer: Magdeburg-Dresden 80 € p.P. ( ab 4 Personen, Reservierung erforderlich, zahlbar vor Ort) - 80.00 €

Children's Discount

Children under 4 travel for free

Children (5-15 yrs.):

  • One child sharing a double room with two adults (w/extra bed): 50% discount per child
  • Up to two children in their own room (w/two adults paying for a double): 15% discount per child
  • One child sharing a double room with an adult: 15% discount for child

Children (from 16 yrs.):

  • One child sharing a double room with two adults (w/extra bed): 10% discount per child



Preis in € pro Person*Cat. IICat. I
Double Roomfrom 80.00from 60.00
Single Roomfrom 125.00from 105.00

Preis in € pro Person*Cat. IICat. I
Double Roomfrom 65.00from 55.00
Single Roomfrom 99.00from 74.00


Preis in € pro Person*Cat. IICat. I
Double Roomfrom 75.00from 60.00
Single Roomfrom 120.00from 90.00


Elbe River Trail – Dresden to Magdeburg
4 / 5 (5 Bewertungen)


Die Tour war vom Radweg super gut. Leider stimmte die Entfernungsangabe von Magdeburg nach Dessau überhaupt nicht, denn es waren 90km. Alles andere, wie Hotels und Gepäcktransport klasse. mehr lesen...

mit der Elbetour sehr zufrieden.

Abgesehen vom Gegenwind sind wir auch zum 2. Mal mit der Elbetour sehr zufrieden.
Der Wechsel des Hotels in Torgau vom Central-Hotel zum Alten Brauhaus stellt keine Verbesserung dar.
Wir sind mit... mehr lesen...

Elbe-Radweg vom 30.07. bis 08.08.2015

Wir waren zufrieden und würden wieder mit Ihnen reisen.
Für das extrem heiße Wetter zu der Zeit u. die manchmal fehlende Klimaanlage, Mini-Bar oder unzureichenden Sonnenschutz vor den Fenstern können... mehr lesen...

Abwechslungsreiche Flusslandschaft

Wir genossen den Elberadweg Dresden-Magdeburg sehr mit dem sich weitenden Elbtal, den Städten mit ihrer Verganganheit, der reichen Kultur. Immer wieder erstaunlich der Wille der Bevölkerung, mit wenig... mehr lesen...

schöne Radtour

sehr gute Räder;
die Kombination der Reiseunterlagen mit den GPS-Daten war perfekt;
wir waren mit fast allen Hotels sehr zufrieden;
sehr gut hat uns das Hotel "Luther" in Wittenberg und das "Park... mehr lesen...

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* Achtung: Es können Zusatzkosten entstehen, die nicht im Reisepreis enthalten sind.

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Elbe River Trail – Dresden to Magdeburg
9 Days / 8 Nights
Daily, 28th April till 7th October 2018

Preis in € pro Person*Cat. IICat. I
Double Room669569
Single Room889759

Achtung: Diese Reise ist nicht für Personen mit Mobilitätseinschränkung geeignet.

To Dresden:

By train - To Dresden Hauptbahnhof, main train station

By car - Hotel parking. The city parking garage costs approx. € 8,- to € 15,-/day. Residential parking nearby is free. All parking depends on availability. Reservations are not accepted and fees are payable on-site.

All costs subject to change.

Rooms with shower/WC or bath/WC

  • Accommodation for 8 nights (according to booking category)
  • Breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer service to each hotel
  • 7-Day Service Hotline
  • 1x Tour information packet per booked room
  • GPS-Track on request