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Elbe Cycle Route - river Galore

Cycling • Saxon Switzerland
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  • Semperoper Dresden
    / Semperoper Dresden
    Photo: Dittrich, Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Sachsen mbH
  • Schloss Hartenfels
    / Schloss Hartenfels
    Photo: Bernd Blume, Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Sachsen mbH
  • Weinprobe.
    / Weinprobe.
    Photo: Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Sachsen mbH
  • Elberadweg im Dresdner Zentrum
    / Elberadweg im Dresdner Zentrum
    Photo: Sylvio Dittrich, Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz
  • Elberadweg in Königstein
    / Elberadweg in Königstein
    Photo: Sylvio Dittrich, Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz
  • Elberadweg bei Meißen
    / Elberadweg bei Meißen
    Photo: Sylvio Dittrich, Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz
  • Elberadweg in Torgau (Schloss Hartenfels)
    / Elberadweg in Torgau (Schloss Hartenfels)
    Photo: Sylvio Dittrich, Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz
  • Dresdner Zwinger
    / Dresdner Zwinger
    Photo: Sylvio Dittrich, Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz
  • Elberadweg in der Sächsischen Schweiz
    / Elberadweg in der Sächsischen Schweiz
    Photo: Sylvio Dittrich, Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz
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180 kilometres of bliss, this route is one of the most popular cycle tracks in Germany.
easy
449.5 km
14:00 h
724 m
748 m
The Elbe Cycle Route is a star among Germany’s cycle tracks, and not surprisingly so considering the wealth and variety of culture and nature to be discovered along the Elbe embankment. The Saxon leg of the route is particularly attractive with the dramatic rock formations of Saxon Switzerland in the very east, the mellow hills around Meißen once you’ve passed Dresden and finally in the northwest Torgau, Germany’s best preserved Renaissance town, also closely connected to Luther and the Reformation. In between unspoilt nature alternates with terrassed vineyards and peaceful hamlets such as Altkötzschenbroda or the picturesque old towns of Meißen and Pirna as further highlights. There is plenty of accommodation along the route including spa hotels and self-catering appartments. Likewise, the culinary choice will delight hungry cyclists who shouldn’t miss the many traditional inns or, if so inclined, Michelin star restaurants, too. Starting in Radebeul, the route also leads past many traditional wine taverns. Last but not least, Dresden’s outstanding cultural offers are the icing on the cake of this cycle route. The choice is yours: Visit the art collections at Dresden Royal Palace or the Zwinger palace, catch a view of the Semperoper or enjoy an open-ar film as they are being screened each summer on the Elbe embankment.
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Mandy Krebs

Updated: 2017-08-13

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Altitude
157 m
66 m
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Tips, hints and links

Tourismusverband Sächsische Schweiz e.V.
Tel: +49 (0) 3501 470147
info@saechsische-schweiz.de
www.elberadweg.de
www.saechsische-schweiz.de

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

  • ADFC-Radreiseführer Elberadweg Süd 1:75.000, Bielefelder Verlag, ISBN: 978-3870736439
  • bikeline-Radtourenbuch, Elbe-Radweg Teil 1 Esterbauer Verlag GmbH, ISBN 978-3850000307
  • Radwanderkarte Elberadweg 1, Bad Schandau - Dessau Verlag Publicpress, ISBN 978-3899204483
  • Bruckmanns Radführer Elberadweg Verlag Bruckmann, ISBN 978-3-7654-4771-6

Author’s map recommendations

kostenloses Elberadweg Handbuch www.elberadweg.de

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
449.5 km
Duration
14:00 h
Ascent
724 m
Descent
748 m
Tour route Stage tour Scenic With refreshment stops Cultural/historical value Family friendly

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