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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

Self Guided
Touring Bike
Road Bike

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.


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

Tour price list

Tour TypeAccommodation CategoryLuggage transportationRoom typePrice per person
Self GuidedstandardYESdouble room735 €
Self GuidedstandardYESsingle room935 €
Self GuidedpremiumYESdouble room805 €
Self GuidedpremiumYESsingle room1.065 €
Solo TravellerstandardYESsingle room935 €
Solo TravellerpremiumYESsingle room1.065 €


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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