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Dresden to Berlin

  • Dresden to Berlin
  • Glienicker Bridge

Along Elbe river and R1 route


8-days / 7 nights - 6 biking days
Guided group or Self-guided individual tour
Length: 315 km / 190 miles

Self Guided
Touring Bike
Road Bike

Along the Elbe and on the flat and well-asphalted Elbe Cycle Path, the tour takes you initially from Dresden to the world-famous town of Porcelain – Meißen, the residence city Torgau up until Lutherstadt Wittenberg. There, you can follow the tracks of Reformation. In order to reach Berlin, you then leave the Elbe Cycle Path and take the Europe Biking Path R1 (also called Euro-Route R1) northwards.

It leads you through the countryside and forests and you eventually pass the natural reserve Hoher Fläming. With a bit of luck, you can catch sight of the last remaining Great Bustards in Germany. Very soon, you reach the lowlands of Bad Belzig and it begins to become flattered again. You continue passing the city of Beelitz, which is known for its asparagus all over Germany. Maybe you have the chance to try some of the delicious and freshly-stung vegetables?!

Travel dates

01.04.2024 - 31.10.2024

A self Guided tour can start between 1st April till 31st October on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

05.09.2024 - 11.09.2024


Day 1 - Arrival in Dresden

Seize the first day of your travel from Dresden to Berlin and discover the capital of Saxony during an individual city stroll. The choice of sights is huge: Zwinger Palace, Semper Opera House or the famous Dresden Church of Our Lady await your visit!

TIP: you can arrive into Dresden from Prague.

Day 2 - Dresden – Strehla

distance approx. 66 km

The first stage of your bicycle tour to Berlin leads you passed the vineyards of Dresden Elbe Valley. En route, the contemplative Radebeul village centre Altkötzschenbroda is perfect for a break. Soon, the porcelain town Meißen welcomes you with its landmark – the ensemble of cathedral and castle Albrechtsburg. You pass the sport and noodle town Riesa before you will reach your final destination for the day – Strehla.

Day 3 - Strehla – Torgau

Distance approx. 40 km.

Today is more of a rural day and you cycle through many little villages. In between, a stop in Belgern is worth it. Belgern is the only Saxon town with a Roland statue. “Roland” is a still image of a knight only equipped with a sword and ensembles the city rights and thus was often used to be set up on market squares or in front of town halls. Now only 20km are left until the residence city Torgau. You should seize the afternoon for a visit of castle Hartenfels and the castle church.

Day 4 - Torgau – Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Distance approx. 68 km.

A day filling stage is on the programme today. In Pretzsch, you can change over the river to the other side of the banks via ferry (the price is not included). On the right side of the river, you continue your bicycle tour via Elster to Lutherstadt Wittenberg, which was the starting point of Martin Luther’s Reformation movement.

This tour can be divided when staying overnight in Pretzsch (results in 37 km/35 km).

Day 5 - Lutherstadt Wittenberg – Bad Belzig

Distance approx. 42 km.

Today, you leave the Elbe and continue your bicycle tour to Berlin at the European Bike Path R1 inland through the natural reserve Hoher Fläming and the health resort Bad Belzig. Even from a far distance, you can already see the castle complex of Eisenhardt castle. After a city stroll through historic old town, you can relax in the spa "Steintherme Bad Belzig".

Day 6 - Bad Belzig – Potsdam

Distance approx. 60 km.

The European Bike Path R1, which has accompanied you on your bicycle tour since Lutherstadt Wittenberg, presents at its best showing you the most wonderful scenery today. Potsdam with Sanssouci Castle and many more pretty castles and parks is today’s final destination. Prior, you ride through the growing region of the famous Beelitzer asparagus and along the banks of lake Schwielow and Templiner See.

Day 7 - Potsdam – Berlin

Distance approx. 35 km.

You leave Potsdam by crossing the Havel using the Glienicker bridge and keep on riding in the direction of Germany’s capitol Berlin. Through the Berlin forest and along the Greater Wannsee you approach the TV Tower Berlin. Today’s final destination is simultaneously the final destination of your bicycle tour from Dresden to Berlin – The city centre of Germany’s capitol with its numerous sights.

Day 8 - Berlin

Berlin sure lures you with its overwhelming abundance of attractions into undertaking a city stroll. If one overnight stay in Berlin is too short, we gladly offer to book extra nights in Berlin (or any other place according to your travel description).

Tour price list

Tour TypeAccommodation CategoryLuggage transportationRoom typePrice per person
GuidedstandardYESdouble room1.150 €
GuidedstandardYESsingle room1.440 €
Self guidedstandardYESdouble room865 €
Self guidedstandardYESsingle room1.105 €
Solo travellerstandardYESsingle room1.285 €


What is included in the price

Accommodation in selected hotels and pensions according to chosen accommodation category

  • 7x breakfast
  • Detailed town maps
  • Detailed cycling maps (per room)
  • Programme and English route book (per room)
  • Bicycle repair kit (per room)
  • Transportation of luggage between hotels
  • Bicycle delivery to starting hotel in Dresden
  • Transfer of bicycles from ending point
  • 24 hour hotline assistance service
  • ON/Off-line map and GPX files of the recommended route

Additional charge
Local tax payable on the spot (approx. € 1 - 2 per person/night)

Bike rental price list

Price per tour90€180 €
Waterproof Ortlieb pannierINCLUDEDINCLUDED


Our partner organizes delivery to your first hotel and collection from your final hotel. Where required your rental bikes can be handed over in person and adjusted to your height. If you arrive with a group of more than eight persons we will be on hand in person to hand over your rental bicycles. To make sure that your cycling group has a comfortable and enjoyable ride, we will make all the adjustments you may require.

Additional accessories

  • Speedometer (on request, an additional fee of € 5.00 per bike, only reservable related to a booking of a rental bike)

Bicycle helmets
Though neither Germany nor the Czech Republic requires adults to wear bicycle helmets, the Czech Republic does require minors to wear helmets. As AugustusTours does not rent out bicycle helmets for reasons of safety and hygiene, any guests who feel safer wearing a helmet when cycling or minors who will be entering the Czech Republic on their bicycle should bring their own helmet with them.

New helmets are available for sale if you start in Prague, Czech Republic. Price 25 Euro per helmet

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