Cycling Tour: Elbe River Trail – Wittenberg to Dresden

7 Days / 234 km (145 m) / from 449 €

Spend two nights in Dresden and take an excursion to the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Cycle west along the Elbe River to Meissen, Riesa, and Strehla. Continue on to the fortress town of Torgau and the Martin Luther town of Wittenberg.


Day 1: Arrival in Wittenberg

Travellers are responsible for their transportation to Wittenberg. You may want to visit the "Lutherhalle", the largest Reformation exhibition. Imagine walking in Martin Luther’s footsteps. Stay overnight in Wittenberg.

Day 2: Wittenberg - Torgau

Distance: approx. 37-71 km

Cycle along the Elbe, pass the Lichtenberg Castle and go through Pretsch. During WWII the United States Army and Soviet forces met on the Elbe River Bridge in Torgau. Have a lovely evening and spend the night in Torgau.

Day 3: Torgau - Strehla / Riesa

Distance: approx. 44-54 km

Go through the small city of Mühlberg with its Cistercian monastery ruins and the park, Treblitzscher Baumpark, to Riesa/Strehla. Strehla is an idyllic small city with over 1000 yrs of history. Spend the night in Riesa or Strehla.

Day 4: Strehla / Riesa - Meissen

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. A visit to the stately Meissen Porcelain Factory and the Albrecht Castle is a must. Stay overnight in or near Meissen.

Day 5: Meissen - Dresden

Distance: approx. 26 km

On your way from Meissen to Radebeul 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. The Karl May Museum (Karl May was one of Germany’s best selling authors in the 19th and 20th century) is in Radebeul. 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 Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche), 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 6: Dresden – Elbe Sandstone Mountains - Dresden

Distance: approx. 46 km

Take an excursion to the Elbe Sandstone Mountains today. Cycle along the Elbe past the Albrecht Castles and former imperial vineyards. There is a "Lustschloss" and park in Pillnitz, and the market square with its Renaissance town hall is worth visiting. The Elbe Valley gets more narrow on your way to Wehlen and the spa town of Rathen. You may like to walk to the castle and bastion overlooking the valley and take the ferry to Königstein at the feet of the Königstein Castle. The fare is payable on-site. Enjoy a tea or coffee and a Saxon cake specialty on the promenade in Bad Schandau. Take the S-Bahn commuter train back to Dresden. The fare is payable on-site and not included in your tour price.

Day 7: Departure from Dresden

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


Preis in € pro Person *Cat. IICat. I
Double Room549.00449.00
Single Room719.00579.00

Season Prices

From 16.05.2020 to 19.06.2020

  • 60.00 € surcharge in Cat. I
  • 70.00 € surcharge in Cat. II

From 20.06.2020 to 06.09.2020

  • 80.00 € surcharge in Cat. I
  • 90.00 € surcharge in Cat. II

From 07.09.2020 to 20.09.2020

  • 50.00 € surcharge in Cat. I
  • 60.00 € surcharge in Cat. II

Additional Services

  • Elektrorad mit 2 Gepäcktaschen - 160.00 €
  • Leihrad mit Gepäcktasche - 70.00 €

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 Room80.0060.00
Single Room125.00105.00


Elbe River Trail – Wittenberg to Dresden
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Elbe River Trail – Wittenberg to Dresden
7 Days / 6 Nights
Daily, 25th April - 03rd October 2016

Preis in € pro Person*Cat. IICat. I
Double Room549449
Single Room719579

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

Rooms with shower/WC or bath/WC

By train - To Wittenberg Hauptbahnhof, main train station (We can book a RIT Tickets for you.)

By car - at some hotels free parking. The city parking garage costs approx. € 8,- day. All parking depends on availability. Reservations are not accepted and fees are payable on-site.

All costs subject to change.


  • Accommodations for 6 nights (according to booking category)
  • Breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer service to each hotel
  • 7-Day Service Hotline
  • 1x Tour information packet per booked room, incl. maps and route descriptions
  • GPS-Track on request