Dresden to Wittenberg Biking Tour

Dresden to Wittenberg Biking Tour

Dresden to Wittenberg Biking Tour


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Ride from Dresden to Wittenberg on the Elbe Cycle Path

Explore the magnificent palaces, opera houses, and squares in Dresden, the “Florence of the Elbe.”

Try local wines straight from the rolling terraced vineyards of the Saxon wine route.

Visit impressive castles, cathedrals, and churches in Meissen and Torgau.

Step back in time in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, the birthplace of Germany's Reformation movement.

From the royal opulence of Dresden to the historic town of Lutherstadt Wittenberg, the 7-day Dresden to Wittenberg Biking Tour is a journey of discovery. Following the Elbe Cycle Path, you'll pedal through Saxon wine country, stopping at vineyards, wineries and charming villages along the Elbe River. There are castles and cathedrals in Meissen and Torgau to explore, and in the colourful town of Lutherstadt Wittenberg, you'll see where Germany's Reformation movement was born.

With idyllic countryside, beautiful architecture and historic monuments, this is a biking holiday with plenty to admire.

Dresden to Wittenberg Biking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Dresden

Getting to the bustling city of Dresden is easy by train, plane, or car, depending on where you’re coming from.

Check in to your hotel and go out to enjoy the amazing landmarks, including the regal Zwinger Palace, the Semper Opera House, Frauenkirche Square, and the Procession of Princes, to name just a few.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Dresden

Day 2 Bad Schandau and Back

Today you can either relax and enjoy sightseeing in Dresden or take a train to Bad Schandau and cycle all the way back to Dresden.

On the route back to the city you can see the Konigstein Fortress and the beautiful landscapes of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Dresden

Day 3 Dresden to Meissen

During today's ride to Meissen, take some time to appreciate the prominent gothic Albrechtsburg Castle perched on the hill. Meissen is also known for porcelain, so be sure to stop by a local porcelain factory while in town.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Meissen

Day 4 Meissen to Riesa/Strehla

It's a beautiful ride today through the picturesque vineyards and wine-producing villages that are perched alongside the Elbe River.

You can either stop in Riesa for the night or continue to the scenic town of Strehla to enjoy the rural countryside.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Riesa/Strehla

Day 5 Riesa/Strehla to Torgau

Continuing along the Elbe, head towards the Renaissance town of Torgau. Admire its two most impressive landmarks, Hartenfels Castle and the palatial first Protestant church built in Germany.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Torgau

Day 6 Torgau to Lutherstadt Wittenberg

From Torgau, ride across the Elbe River floodplains towards your final destination, Lutherstadt Wittenberg. This historic city, full of colourful architecture, museums, and churches is where Martin Luther began the Reformation movement more than 500 years ago.

If today's distance is too long, you can stop in Pretzsch for a night, en route to Wittenberg.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Wittenberg

Day 7 Departure from Lutherstadt Wittenberg

After an unforgettable week cycling along the Elbe Cycle Path, and you are welcome to extend your trip by adding on another night or two.

Overnight Location

Dresden to Wittenberg Biking Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided cycling tour from Dresden to Wittenberg is run as a private tour for your group only and the price per person is fixed. You can upgrade to 3 and 4-star hotels for a fee; please contact us if you’re interested in this option.

The prices below are per person:

  • Price per person staying in a single room: $795USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $650USD
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Accommodation on Dresden to Wittenberg Biking Tour

This tour is based in hotels and guesthouses. Hotels on this trip are 3-star and offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant. Rooms may have fireplaces or access to amenities such as hot tubs, steam rooms, or private decks to lounge on. They are located close to the cycling path.

If you prefer, you can upgrade to 3 and 4-star hotels that are closer to city centres. Please ask us about this option if you’d prefer it.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. If you are a solo traveller or prefer a single room, the required supplements are included in the listed price.

Night 1-2

Hotel in Dresden

A city full of impressive sights and Baroque architecture, Dresden has a number of castles, museums, palaces, and parks.

Night 3

Hotel in Meissen

Visit Meissen’s impressive Albrechtsburg Castle and the nearby cathedral, then sample wine at the local wineries.

Night 4

Hotel in Riesa/Strehla

You can either end today’s ride in the city of Riesa or continue a bit further to the smaller town of Strehla.

Night 5

Hotel in Torgau

Torgau is known for its palatial Protestant church and the regal Hartenfels Castle overlooking the Elbe River.

Night 6

Hotel in Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Home to Germany’s Reformation movement more than 500 years ago, Wittenberg has many well preserved 16th century Renaissance buildings.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Dresden to Wittenberg Biking Tour?


6 breakfasts are included.


Accommodations for 6 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour can be added as a supplement. Tour participants can also extend their stay at any of the overnight locations along the tour route.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for your luggage from hotel to hotel is included throughout the tour.

Also Included

  • 1 package with maps and information per room (in English)
  • Service hotline during the walking tour

Not included

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Rental bicycles or e-bikes
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Entrance fees to attractions

Optional Extras (Please Enquire about Pricing)

  • Bike and biking equipment rental:
    • Touring bike
    • E-Bike
    • Speedometer
  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Transfer service for participants, their luggage and their bicycles back to the starting point of the tour
  • Upgrade to centrally-located 3-4-star hotels

Frequenty Asked Questions about Dresden to Wittenberg Biking Tour

How hard is the Dresden to Wittenberg Biking Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. The Elbe Cycle Path is fairly flat with little change in altitude, and the majority of the path is paved and well maintained. You should be comfortable on a bike, but you do not need to be an experienced cyclist.

Can I rent a bike?

Yes, you can rent a bike during the booking process. Rental bikes are standard touring bikes or electric pedal-assist bikes.

What do the rental bikes come with?

All rental bicycles are supplied with the following accessories: one cable lock with key and one waterproof pannier per bicycle, one map holder and complete tool kit per room (tool kit: inner tube, pump, puncture repair kit, tire levers, cleaning cloth, allen key). Speedometers can be rented for 5 EUR a day..

I’ve never been on a self-guided trip! How does it work?

Self-guided travelling is not difficult! For many, it is a preferred type of travel as you are in charge of your own time and pace. You are provided all the information on which direction you need to go daily. However, self-guided travelling requires good navigation skills and those who don’t feel confident in unknown places should consider booking guided tours.

Where do I pick up/drop off the rental bike?

The rental bikes will be delivered to your hotel at 8am on Day 1. The bike will be picked up from the last hotel when the tour finishes.

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes. If you bring your own bike, it should be a road bike suitable for the demands of the tour.

Where do I park my bike at the end of the day?

Every hotel and guesthouse along the route provides safe and secure bicycle parking.

Can I bike in the other direction from Wittenberg to Dresden?

Yes, this tour can be done in the opposite direction. Ask us about this option if you’d prefer it.

Are meals included on the Dresden to Wittenberg Biking Tour?

6 breakfasts are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover biking. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Dresden to start this tour?

Fly into Dresden Airport (DRS) and transfer to your hotel to begin this tour.

Where does the Dresden to Wittenberg Biking Tour end?

The tour ends in Wittenberg when you check out of your hotel. The nearest airport is Leipzig Airport (LEJ) and you can travel by train from Wittenberg to Leipzig. We would also be happy to arrange private transportation for you back to Dresden.

Do I need a visa to travel to Germany?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Germany?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Germany?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Germany for this tour?

The best time to travel to Saxony for this biking tour is from May to September when the weather in the region tends to be warm and mostly clear.


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We rate this tour as a 3/5. The Elbe Cycle Path is fairly flat with little change in altitude, and the majority of the path is paved and well maintained. You should be comfortable on a bike, but you do not need to be an experienced cyclist.

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