Cycling and Walking Tour of Dresden

Cycling and Walking Tour of Dresden

Cycling and Walking Tour of Dresden

Prices

From $650USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels, Guesthouses

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Highlights

Get to know the Florence of Germany, Dresden, by bike and on foot

Visit the beautiful riverside town of Meissen, famous for its porcelain.

Marvel at the Konigstein Fortress and Bastei Bridge in the beautiful Elbe Sandstone Mountains.

Ride the Dresden Funicular Railway and cruise on the historic Saxon Paddle Steamer, exploring in exciting new ways.

Take a trip to the opulent Moritzburg Castle and hunting lodge, getting the chance to appreciate the fine architecture.

The beautiful Baroque city of Dresden is calling! The 6-day Cycling and Walking Tour of Dresden combines three full days of biking with three days of fun exploration in and around the city. You'll explore Dresden by bus and railway, take a scenic river cruise on an old-fashioned paddle steamer, and even explore further by train.

In the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, you'll marvel at massive fortresses and the mystic Bastei Bridge. There are day trips to the porcelain town of Meissen and the impressive Moritzburg Castle and hunting lodge. Whether exploring by bike, foot, train or boat, Dresden is the perfect combination of vibrant city life and lovely countryside.

Cycling and Walking Tour of Dresden Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Dresden

Welcome to Dresden, the capital of Saxony and a historic city bursting with classic architecture, baroque churches, palaces, and museums. Dresden is the perfect home base for exploring many beautiful sights by bicycle, foot and train.

Spend the evening enjoying the city, perhaps finding a restaurant patio where you can enjoy some local cuisine and a drink, watching the city go by.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Dresden
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Bicycle Tour to Meissen

With a map in hand, you're ready to take the scenic ride to Meissen, passing the striking Gohliser windmill on the way.

Once at Meissen you'll visit a famous porcelain factory (souvenirs, anyone?). After the tour, take the suburban train back to Dresden.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Dresden
Distance
30km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Bicycle Tour to Saxony

Dresden is the gateway to Saxony and the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Start by taking a train to Bad Schandau, and then ride along the Elbe River back towards Dresden. This route lets you visit the Konigstein Fortress, the iconic Bastei Bridge, and Pillnitz Castle on the way.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Dresden
Distance
45km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 City Tour of Dresden

Today you take a break from biking and enjoy a city tour of Dresden. Relax on a sightseeing bus, get around on the Dresden Funicular Railway, and cruise on the historic Saxon Paddle Steamer ships that show off the scenic river routes.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Dresden
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Bicycle Tour to Moritzburg Castle

After breakfast, you'll bike to Radebeul and take a ride on the Lößnitzgrundbahn Railway to Mortizburg Castle. Built as a hunting lodge by Duke Moritz, this impressive Baroque building is surrounded by a lake and exceptionally landscaped gardens.

After returning to Radebeul you can take a train to Dresden, or ride your bike back if you’re feeling energetic.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Dresden
Distance
50km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Free day in Dresden

Whether Forest Tharandt or the Heath Dresden - the surrounding area still offers numerous variants for day trips. Also in Dresden itself there is certainly still much undiscovered!

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Departure from Dresden

Now that you’ve come to know and love Dresden, it’s time to continue. If you would like to extend your trip you are welcome to add additional nights.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Cycling and Walking Tour of Dresden Price and Dates

This self-guided tour Dresden is run as a private tour for your group and the price per person is depends of the room type.

The prices below are per person:

Departures from April 1st to May 11th and September 3rd to October 31st:

  • Price per person staying in a single room: €825EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €625EUR

Departures from May 12th to September 2nd:

  • Price per person staying in a single room: €850EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €650EUR
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Accommodation on the Cycling and Walking Tour of Dresden

This tour is based in either 3 or 4-star hotels depending on your preference. 4-star hotels will incur a supplement (please enquire about the pricing). Hotels 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.

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 you prefer a single room, the required supplements are included in the listed prices.

Park Inn by Radisson in Dresden

The Park Inn is a clean and modern 3-star hotel in Dresden’s popular Neustadt district, within walking distance to Zwinger Palace, Albertplatz Square, and Semper Opera House.

Standard Accommodation

Maritim Hotel in Dresden

The Maritim is of Dresden’s best hotels, with elegant and spacious rooms overlooking the Elbe River.

Premium Accommodation

What’s Included in the Cycling and Walking Tour of Dresden?

Meals

6 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 6 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

All train, bus, funicular, and boat tickets as mentioned in the itinerary are included. The train tickets include the fee for the bicycle. Airport transfers are not included.

Also Included

  • Welcome drink
  • 1 package with maps and information per room (in English)
  • 24-hour service hotline during the walking tour
  • Admission to Meissen porcelain factory with audio guide

Not included

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

Optional Extras (Please Enquire about the Pricing)

  • Bike and biking equipment rental:
    • Touring bike
    • E-Bike
    • Speedometer
  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades

Frequenty Asked Questions about Cycling and Walking Tour of Dresden

How hard is the Cycling and Walking Tour of Dresden?

We rate this tour as a 2/5. Participants should be fit enough to bike distances of 30km to 50km (potentially with the help of an e-bike if preferred) and walk 1-3 hours per day.

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 are available for 5 EUR per day.

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

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

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.

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?

The hotel provides safe and secure bicycle parking.

Are meals included on the Cycling and Walking Tour of Dresden?

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 cycling. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Dresden to start this tour?

Fly into Dresden Airport (DRS) to begin this tour. You will need to arrange transportation to your hotel.

Where does the Cycling and Walking Tour of Dresden end?

The tour ends in Dresden when you check out of your hotel. You will need to arrange transportation to the airport.

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 tour is between May and September when the weather tends to be warm and clear.

AugustusTours is an established tour operator in Dresden which is well known for its customized tours for both groups and individual travellers. As an experienced incoming operator, we do not only organize city and cultural tours to the capital of Saxony and the picturesque surroundings including the enchanting vineyards of the Elbe valley. Besides classical city tour programmes, we also offer trips to the sights of the region.

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Prices

From $650USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels, Guesthouses

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 2/5. Participants should be fit enough to bike distances of 30km to 50km (potentially with the help of an e-bike if preferred) and walk 1-3 hours per day.


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