Cycling holidays along the Elbe
Because of the successful mix of nature and culture our cycling holidays along the Elbe between Prague and the North Sea are very popular!
There are the sandstone cliffs of the Saxon Switzerland National Park, the Elbe meadows with their rich birdlife or the lush fruit-growing area near Hamburg. But cycling holidays along the Elbe are not just about lush nature. The Golden City of Prague, Dresden with its Semper Opera House and Church of Our Lady, the Luther City of Wittenberg, Dessau and the Otto City of Magdeburg with its imposing waterway cross are all worth seeing. Lively Hamburg alone is worth a trip. Gigantic ocean liners accompany you from the Hanseatic city towards the sea. In Cuxhaven, the Elbe has reached its destination and flows into the North Sea. Cycling holidays along the Elbe have been one of the most popular cycling areas for years!Show more Show less
It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful regions in all of Central Europe: Saxon and Bohemian Switzerland, which together form the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. The cycle tour along the Elbe from Dresden to Dessau takes you right there! But you won't just be cycling through this unique area on this section of the Elbe Cycle Route, which is characterised by bizarre rocks, lush vineyards, picturesque valleys and healthy forests. The Elbe cycle tour is rounded off by romantic castles and fascinating cities such as Dresden, Wittenberg, Meissen or Dessau.
If you prefer to explore the surroundings from Dresden, we recommend our cycling tour around Dresden. Here, there is no need to pack your suitcase every day and you can concentrate on the most important thing: Cycling and enjoying. And there is so much to see. On your city stroll through Dresden, be sure to start in the picturesque old town. Although many residential and commercial buildings were destroyed during the Second World War, they have been rebuilt quite faithfully. The sights in the old town are close together, so you can marvel at one of Dresden's magnificent buildings every few metres. Out of Dresden, you can cycle in leisurely day trips to charming little towns and historic castles, through the varied landscape of the romantic Elbe Valley.
Further upstream in the Czech Republic, the cycle tour from Prague to Dresden begins. Along the Vltava and Elbe rivers, you cycle leisurely from the Golden City to Dresden. You will cycle along the Elbe cycle path through the rural Bohemian hills and the bizarre formations of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.
Hamburg is the focus of one of our cycle tours along the Elbe: the Elbe-Havel Cycle Route, which connects Hamburg with Berlin on this beautiful tour. The path leads in large sections directly along the banks of the Elbe-Havel Canal, through the former German-German border area and through the expanses of the Elbe meadows. Shortly before Berlin, you cycle over the Glienicke Bridge, the so-called Agent's Bridge. A varied and very natural tour along the Elbe and Havel.
If you are more interested in culture and appreciate a good drop of wine, we recommend the cycle tour from Dresden to Potsdam. Experience German history in Lutherstadt Wittenberg and the porcelain city of Meissen. Did you know that Meissen is home to Germany's oldest castle? The late Gothic Albrechtsburg Castle towers majestically over the picturesque Elbe valley. The destination of this cycle tour is the capital of Brandenburg, Potsdam. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. A visit to Sanssouci Palace alone is worth the trip.Show more Show less