Cycling Tour: Elbe River Trail – Hamburg to Magdeburg

8 Days / 355 km (221 m) / from 569 €

Five states – Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Pommerania, Brandenburg, and Saxony-Anhalt – are your hosts on your way from the Hanseatic city of Hamburg to the Imperial city of Magdeburg.


Day 1: Arrival in Hamburg

Travellers are responsible for their transportation to Hamburg. The world city on the Elbe River welcomes you and lures you to explore its 1001 activities such as shopping, visiting sights, the theatre, excellent restaurants, or even a musical. Spend the night in Hamburg.

Day 2: Hamburg - Lauenburg

Distance: approx. 54 km

Cycle on beautiful trails along the river and through vast green marsh lands. The city of Lauenburg is adorned with timber-framed houses from the 16th and 17th centuries. You may want to visit the maritime museum there. Spend the night in Lauenburg.

Day 3: Lauenburg - Hitzacker

Distance: approx. 54 km

Today’s stretch takes you through Bleckede to Hitzacker. The view across the river is fantastic. The hills, steep river banks, and slopes are a great contrast to the otherwise flat landscape. Visit the Elbe Castle in Bleckede and possibly the Art Deco Tile Museum, “Fliesenmuseum”, in Boizenburg. Spend the night in Hitzacker.

Day 4: Hitzacker - Wittenberge

Distance: approx. 77 km

Cycle through the UNESCO biosphere reserve, “Flusslandschaft Elbe”, to Dömitz, Gartow, and Wittenberge. Admire one of the most remarkable fortifications in Northern Europe in Dömitz and the timber-framed houses and small fortress in Lezen. Today’s destination is the small town of Wittenberge. Spend the night there.

Day 5: Wittenberge - Havelberg

Distance: approx. 39 km

Continue today through the district of Prignitz on trails along dikes and the Elbe River. Rühstädt is unique in that storks nest there more than in any other place in Germany. Today’s destination is Havelberg, one of the oldest bischoprics East of the Elbe. You can see the Romanic-Gothic church from the distance. Stay the night in Havelberg.

Day 6: Havelberg - Tangermünde

Distance: approx. 56 km

You will probably want to take your time exploring the church and Old Town before continuing on your tour. Cycle through the Altmark district, and on your way, enjoy the historic part of Arneburg and the glorious view onto the river. If you like history, you may want to visit the Bismark Museum in Schönhausen. A ride to the other side of the river on the reaction ferry is a special experience. Spend the night in Tangermünde.

Day 7: Tangermünde - Magdeburg

Distance: approx. 75 km

Tangermünde is surrounded by an impressive city wall with many towers and gates. Continue to Buch with its Roland statue and Dutch wind mill. Before reaching Magdeburg, you may want to visit the lock in Hohenwarte. Cycle the last miles of your tour, going south through Elbe meadows into Downtown Magdeburg and spend the night there.

Day 8: Departure from Magdeburg

Depart after breakfast. Travellers are responsible for their homeward transportation.


Preis in € pro Person *Cat. ICat. II
Single Room786.00869.00
Double Room569.00669.00

Season Prices

From 31.05.2020 to 30.08.2020

  • 80.00 € surcharge in Cat. I
  • 100.00 € surcharge in Cat. II

Additional Services

  • Leihrad mit Gepäcktasche - 80.00 €
  • Elektro-Leihrad mit 2 Gepäcktaschen - 210.00 €

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*Kat. I/II
Single Room135.00
Double Room85.00


Preis in € pro Person*Cat. IICat. I
Single Room120.00100.00
Double Room75.0060.00


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Elbe River Trail – Hamburg to Magdeburg
8 Days / 7 Nights
Sundays, 08th May - 18th September 2016 (Alternative dates can be arranged for groups of 4 or more.)

Preis in € pro Person*Cat. ICat. II
Single Room786869
Double Room569669

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


By train - To Hamburg Hauptbahnhof, main train station

By car - parking garage approx. € 9,- to € 12,- per day. No reservations, payable on-site

Return transfer possible by train or taxi. Fares are payable on-site.

All costs subject to change


  • Accommodations for 7 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

Tour directions can be reversed.

Rooms with shower/WC or bath/WC