Dresden to Berlin Cycling Tour

Dresden to Berlin Cycling Tour

Dresden to Berlin Cycling Tour

Prices

From $925USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

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Highlights

Ride from Dresden to incredible Berlin, tracing the Elbe River

Enjoy the slower pace of small-town Germany as you cycle along the Elbe River.

See history come alive as you explore ancient Torgau and Wittenberg.

Park your bike to marvel at Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam, built by Frederick the Great.

End your journey with a bang by living it up in Berlin, Germany’s dynamic, energetic capital city.

With super cool cities, quaint small towns, riverside bike routes and an endless supply of natural beauty, the Dresden to Berlin Cycling Tour has it all! Start your journey in dreamy Dresden and follow the Elbe River through the peaceful countryside, where sleepy villages and wineries greet you. Stop to explore the historic towns of Torgau and Wittenberg. Find impressive castles and churches to explore, hot springs to soak in, and the incredible Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam to admire. Then, end your ride in the magnetic capital city of Berlin, the beating heart of Germany.

Embark on a 330km cycling adventure that blends the old and the new of Germany in a simply unforgettable way.

Dresden to Berlin Cycling Tour

Day 1 Arrival in Dresden

Nicknamed the “Florence of the Elbe,” the city of Dresden is the beautiful capital of Saxony. Check in to your hotel and venture out to see top sights like the stunning Zwinger Palace, Frauenkirche Square, and the Semper Opera House.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Dresden
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Dresden to Strehla

You’ll finish your day in the rural town of Strehla for a quiet night in the country.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Strehla
Distance
66km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Strehla to Torgau

Enjoy the countryside atmosphere as you pass many quaint riverside villages. Make a stop in Belgern to see the curious Roland statue and then continue to Torgau, a scenic Renaissance town where you can visit Hartenfels Castle.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Torgau
Distance
40km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Torgau to Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Following the river, reach Pretzsch and cross the Elbe River by ferry to cycle on the other side. Soon you'll reach Lutherstadt Wittenberg where Martin Luther began Germany's Reformation movement.

If today's ride of 68km is too long, you can overnight in Pretzsch and ride to Wittenberg the following day.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Wittenberg
Distance
68km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Wittenberg to Bad Belzig

Leaving the Elbe, follow the European Bike Path R1 to the resort town of Bad Belzig, which has an impressive castle complex to explore. Rest your weary legs by soaking in the hot thermal baths tonight.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Bad Belzig
Distance
42km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Bad Belzig to Potsdam

Today's route is particularly beautiful as you pass many lakes and parks. Nothing beats the sight of Potsdam's elegant Sanssouci Palace, the opulent summer residence of Frederick the Great!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Potsdam
Distance
60km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Potsdam to Berlin

You'll get great views of the Havel River as you cross the Glienicker Bridge and ride towards Germany's cool capital of Berlin. Through the forests and along the lakes you'll soon see Berlin's TV tower in the distance and arrive in this vibrant city.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Potsdam
Distance
35km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Departure from Berlin

There's so much to see and do in Berlin, booking an extra night or two might be the move. Either way, safe travels from here!

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Dresden to Berlin Cycling Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided cycling tour from Dresden to Berlin is run as a private tour for your group only and the price per person is fixed.

The prices below are per person:

  • Price per person staying in a single room: $1,225USD per person
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $925USD per person
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Accommodation on Elbe Cycle Path from Bad Schandau to Dessau

This tour is based in hotels. Hotels on this trip are 3 and 4-star and offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant.

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 prefer a single room, the required supplement is included in the listed price.

Night 1

Hotel in Dresden

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

Night 2

Hotel in Strehla

A quaint but charming town nestled in the countryside, Strehla is known for its pottery.

Night 3

Hotel in Torgau

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

Night 4

Hotel in Lutherstadt Wittenberg

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

Night 5

Hotel in Bad Belzig

Bad Belzig is a popular spa town with thermal springs where you can soak your muscles and wake up refreshed.

Night 6

Hotel in Potsdam

The palaces and parks of Potsdam have earned UNESCO World Heritage status thanks to their well-preserved architecture and artistic beauty.

Night 7

Hotel in Berlin

Germany’s bustling capital city has no shortage of amazing things to see, from the iconic Brandenburg Gate to the palace gardens and multiple museums.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Dresden to Berlin Cycling Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 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

  • Welcome drink
  • 1 package with maps and information per room (in English)
  • 24-hour service hotline during the walking tour

Not included

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Entrance fees to attractions

Optional Extras

  • Bike rental:
    • Touring bike
    • E-Bike
  • Additional nights before, during, or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Transfer service for participants, their luggage, and their bicycles back to the starting point of the tour

Frequenty Asked Questions about Dresden to Berlin Cycling Tour

How hard is the Dresden to Berlin Cycling 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. However, participants should be fit enough to cycle distances ranging from 35km to 70km per day for six consecutive days.

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.

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, since you are in charge of your own time and pace. You are provided with all the information you’ll need to follow the route each day and often have access to phone support or other kinds of assistance. 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 stay longer in some of the locations?

Yes, you can book additional nights in some or all of the overnight locations mentioned in the tour. Please contact us and we will be happy to modify your booking.

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 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.

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.

Are meals included on the Dresden to Berlin Cycling Tour?

7 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) and transfer to your hotel to begin this tour.

Where does the Dresden to Berlin by Bike Tour end?

The tour ends in Berlin when you check out of your hotel. You can fly out of Berlin Airport (BER) or you can request that we arrange 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 Germany for this biking tour is from May to September when the weather tends to be warm and mostly clear. July and August tend to be the busiest months in the region.

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Tour Difficulty

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. However, participants should be fit enough to cycle distances ranging from 35km to 70km per day for six consecutive days.


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