Day 1: Arrival in Dresden
Travellers are responsible for their transportation to Dresden. Dresden is unquestionably the metropolis of culture in Saxony. Stroll through town or take a tour of the Brühlsche Terrace, Theatre Square, Augustus Str. with its “Procession of the Dukes”, and the Frauenkirche Church. Spend the night in Dresden.
Day 2: Dresden– Bad Schandau - Dresden
Distance: approx. 46 km
Cycle to the Elbe Sandstone Mts., pass the “Albrecht Castles” and palatial vineyards, and continue to Pillnitz Castle and Pirna, the “Gate to Saxon Switzerland”. Continue along the river to Rathen, ferry across the river (fare payable on-site), and scale the mountain to the fortress, if you like. The view onto the Elbe Valley from the fortress is fantastic. Or, you can take the shuttle bus to the fortress from Königstein. Today’s destination is Bad Schandau. If you like, you can end the day-tour earlier and take the commuter train, the S-Bahn, back to Dresden.
Day 3: Day of Rest in Dresden
Today is the perfect opportunity to see the wonderful points of interest in Dresden. Your “Dresden Card” provides discounts for many of the museums. A ride on the historic paddle steam boat on the Elbe River is most delightful. Enjoy the day and a pleasant evening.
Day 4: Dresden - Meissen - Dresden
Distance: approx. 27-54 km
Today’s stretch takes you along the Elbe to Meissen. The river runs through Saxony’s smallest mountain range, Spaargebirge, between Sörnewitz and Meissen. You may want to visit Bosel Mt. to get a great view of the Elbe Valley. You can also visit the porcelain factory in Meissen for insight into the technique of Germany’s oldest porcelain manufacturer. The extensive exhibition wonderfully tells the story of how Meissner porcelain has influenced the world and history. Stroll through Meissen’s Old Town alleys with its timber-framed houses, relax in one of her wine cellars or restaurants and savor a tasty Meissner wine. Cycle along the river back to Dresden.
Day 5: Dresden - Moritzburg – Dresden
Distance: approx. 36-47 km
Take the train on the narrow-gauge railway to Moritzburg. Explore the lakes around the castle and continue to Weinböhla and Radebeul. Visit Wackerbarth Castle, Saxony’s oldest champagne producer going back 800 yrs., and take part in the champagne tour at 5 pm and learn how champagne is made in the traditional “Rüttelkeller”. Enjoy sampling the champagne at the end of the tour, of course! Cycle back to your hotel in Radebeul or Dresden and spend the night.
6. Tag: Ausflug in die Pfefferkuchenstadt Pulsnitz - Radebeul - Dresden
Distance: approx. 36-47 km
Mit der Bahn in eigener Regie nach Pulsnitz. Besuchen Sie das Pfefferküchler Museum und einen der vielen traditionellen Pfefferkuchenbäcker. Ihre Radtour führt Sie nach Radeberg, Wo Sie über gut 2 h die Brauerei (Die bis Sa) in eigener Regie besichtigen können. Auf Ihrer Rückfahrt durchradeln Sie das Waldgebiet der Dresdner Heide, bevor Sie in der Radeberger Vorstadt wieder auf den Elberadweg treffen. Anschließend geht es wieder zu Ihrem Hotel.
Day 6: Departure from Dresden
Travellers are responsible for their homeward transportation after breakfast.