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Dresden to Magdeburg

Dresden to Magdeburg

Following Elbe river in Germany


8-days / 7 nights - 6 biking days

Self-guided individual tour

Length 290 km / 175 miles

You arrive in the Florence of the Elbe, Dresden, which is beautifully located along the Elbe valley. Experience in Magdeburg the famous Cathedral and the Monastery. You arrive in the Florence of the Elbe, Dresden, which is beautifully located along the Elbe valley. Magdeburg offers lots of rambling parkways where you can relax. Experience also the famous Cathedral and the Monastery.

Please note: This cycle tour from Dresden to Magdeburg can also be booked in the opposite direction. You can combine this tour also with tour between Prague and Dresden.


EasyThe easy route has mostly flat and usually shorter distance.

Self Guided

Self GuidedYou cycle alone without a cycling guide with provided itinerary, maps, GPS - exact documents depends on the exact tour.

A - Premium

A - Premium4* hotels with breakfast, the best B&B

B - Standard

B - Standard3* hotels with breakfast, B&B


StandardYou can rent a standard bike.


E-bikeE-bike (electrobicycle) for rent available


NoYou can use your own bike


BreakfastBuffet breakfast are included in price of accommodation


Half-boardHalf-board available




Day 01 - Dresden

Individual arrival at Dresden.
You arrive in the "Florence of the Elbe", Dresden, which is beautifully located in the Elbe valley. Whether the famous Zwinger, the Semper Opera or the Court Church – a tour of the former royal residence will take you past the most important sites.

Day 02 - Dresden – Meissen (approx. 30 km)

Today you will see the vineyards around Radebeul. From far away you can already see the landmark of the city of Meissen: the impressive castle hill with the cathedral and the Albrechtsburg castle. A visit to the world-famous Meissen porcelain factory is also a must. In the evening you should enjoy a good wine as you are in the heart of one of the smallest yet most distinguished winegrowing regions of Germany.

Day 03 - Meissen – Riesa/Strehla (approx. 28 km/36 km)

Today’s tour will take you along the picturesque wine villages located along the Elbe river, especially Diesbar-Seußlitz. Destination today will be Riesa, the city of sports. The town is also famous for its pasta production. In the transparent noodle centre you can gain an insight into the modern food production at the second biggest German pasta manufacturer.

Day 04 - Riesa/Strehla – Torgau (approx. 48 km/40 km)

On the way you will be enjoying the enchanting rural atmosphere of the Elbe town of Strehla. You journey continues to Torgau, a Renaissance town featuring Schloss Hartenfels and the palatial church which is known as the first Protestant church of Germany and which was dedicated by Martin Luther.

Day 05 - Torgau – Lutherstadt Wittenberg (approx. 68 km)

First you will have a ride passing through the floodplains of the river Elbe until Pretzsch. Today you will be staying in Wittenberg, a town which became famous through Martin Luther. As the historic, spiritual and cultural centre of Europe, Wittenberg was influenced by such important historical figures as Martin Luther, Philipp Melanchthon, Lucas Cranach the Elder and Lucas Cranach the Younger. In 1996 the Luther memorials were placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Day 06 - Lutherstadt Wittenberg – Dessau (approx. 37 km)

This leg will take you through the beautiful meadows of the Elbe and past the world-famous Wörlitzer Park and Gardens. The 100-hectare large park offers numerous attractions including islands, canals, temples and statues. With Dessau you will enter a town which played an important role for a new architecture style including a whole life philosophy occurred in the 1920s, the so called "Bauhaus".

Day 07 - Dessau – Magdeburg (approx. 78 km)

Between Barby and Magdeburg you will cycle across another biosphere reserve along the river Elbe giving home to lots of vulnerable species of birds. Magdeburg offers lots of rambling parkways where you can relax. Experience also the famous Cathedral and the Monastery.

Day 08 - Magdeburg

We hope that you have had an eventful and unforgettable bike tour from Dresden to Magdeburg and wish you a pleasant way home. You can of course always extend your journey with extra nights in Magdeburg, Dresden or other overnight location along the cycle route. We will be pleased to arrange additional accommodation for you.

Individual departure from Magdeburg or transfer service to Dresden


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  • Welcome briefing
  • 7 x overnight stay in the booked category with private facilities
  • 7 x continental breakfast
  • Luggage transfer from accommodation to accommodation during your bike tours
  • 1 package of detailed travel information and maps per room
  • 24/7 hotline service during your cycling holidays

Further advice on the cycling tour from Dresden to Magdeburg
Please note that in certain cities along the Elbe Cycle Path compulsory city, tourist or occupancy taxes may be required to be paid. Unless otherwise indicated, those taxes are not included in our prices and have to be paid directly to the hotel.


Including luggage transfer
569 Euro per person in double room Cat B
729 Euro single room Cat B
619 Euro per person in double room Cat A
829 Euro single room Cat A

Solo traveler
789 Euro single room Cat B
889 Euro single room Cat A

Bike rental
80 Euro - standard bike
160 Euro - e-bike
-handle-bar bag
-rear pannier
-repair kit

Optional services
Shared transfer Magdeburg – Dresden
(every Monday, departure 9 a.m. from Magdeburg) per person € 70

Transfer Magdeburg – Dresden (bus price)
1 – 4 persons 310 Euro
5 – 7 persons 340 Euro

Please note that all visitors’ taxes are not included. They are payable on the spot by the guests.


Our partner organises 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.

Accessories provided free of charge (per bicycle)

  • Waterproof Ortlieb pannier (10 l)
  • Repair kit & bicycle lock
  • Map holder

Additional accessories

  • Speedometer (on request, 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 22 Euro per helmet

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