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In two days through the Elbland

Bicycle Ride · Dresden Elbland
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  • Start in Dresden
    / Start in Dresden
    Photo: Stephan Böhlig, Dresden Elbland
  • / Fahrt nach Meißen
    Photo: Stephan Böhlig, Dresden Elbland
  • / Schloss Seußlitz
    Photo: Stephan Böhlig, Dresden Elbland
  • / Innenstadt Riesa
    Photo: Stephan Böhlig, Dresden Elbland
  • / Fahrt auf dem Elberadweg
    Photo: Stephan Böhlig, Dresden Elbland
  • / Gut ausgeschilderte Radwege im Elbland
    Photo: Stephan Böhlig, Dresden Elbland
  • / Immer der Elbe entlang
    Photo: Stephan Böhlig, Dresden Elbland
  • / Historische Altstadt in Meißen
    Photo: Stephan Böhlig, Dresden Elbland
  • / Gohliser Windmühle
    Photo: Stephan Böhlig, Dresden Elbland
  • / Elbedampfer
    Photo: Stephan Böhlig, Dresden Elbland
  • / Altstadt in Pirna
    Photo: Stephan Böhlig, Dresden Elbland
m 200 150 100 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 km Semperoper Dresden Schlosspark Diesbar-Seußlitz Tierpark Meißen Beachbar & Biergarten Meißen Frauenkirche Hofkirche Schloss Hirschstein Anleger Pirna RIESA INFORMATION Zwinger Meißen
The two-day tour leads through the Dresden Elbland region - always along the Elbe River for a total of 150 km through Dresden, Radebeul, Meißen, Riesa and Pirna.
Distance 156.1 km
14:00 h
500 m
500 m
With touring bike, road bike or e-bike we cross here 150 km Dresden Elbland in two days. We see the big cities of Dresden, Meißen, Radebeul, Riesa and Pirna and have the opportunity to turn off into the beautiful old towns at any time. On our bike tour we also pass through small towns and villages like Coswig, Diesbar-Seußlitz, Nünchritz and on the other side of the Elbe Hirschstein, Klipphausen or Heidenau, where you can take a detour into the beautiful village centers. The route is flat and well marked on the Elbe Cycle Path and can also be ridden in one day by fast riders.
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Update: October 04, 2021
Highest point
125 m
Lowest point
90 m
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Rest Stop

Freytags Weingarten
Weingut Lehmann
Weingut Jan Ulrich
Weingut Steffen Schabehorn
Beachbar & Biergarten Meißen


Elberadweg Dresden (107 m)
51.055917, 13.743064
51°03'21.3"N 13°44'35.0"E
33U 411908 5656794


Elberadweg Dresden

Turn-by-turn directions

We start in Dresden directly opposite the old town of Dresden at the "Königsufer". The route leads from here in a northwesterly direction, on the right side of the river Elbe in the direction of Riesa.

After we have left Dresden behind us, the cycle path passes Radebeul. The vineyards inspire us and a first stop in the village center "Altkötzschenbroda" is worthwhile. As we continue our journey, we pass through Meißen. We ride towards the magnificent castle, but leave it on the left for the time being, because we will return here later. The cycle path leads us past mills and Elbauen, we see the famous vineyards of the Elbland and many a winery lures us into the Straußwirtschaft. Very beautiful and therefore also worth seeing: The castle church Diesbar-Seußlitz with the George-Bähr-Church.

After about 50 km we reach Riesa. The large district town announces itself with its industrial buildings, but the drive through the city center is worthwhile. Here we cross the Elbe bridge and continue on the other side. Heading southwest, we roll the remaining 25 kilometers of the day to Meißen. Meißen is now a good place to spend the night. Many hotels and guesthouses in the city center offer bike-friendly options for spending the night. In the evening you should visit the old town and do not shy away from the way to the castle.The second day continues through small villages along the Elbe River in the direction of Pirna. We now see many natural beauties from the other side of the Elbe from new perspectives. Arrived in Dresden we cross the city directly below the baroque old town. Here, too, it is worth stopping for a lunch break and a detour to the state capital. Along the Elbe cycle path, the tour then passes opposite the famous Elbe castles and through the imposing steel bridge "Blaues Wunder". We reach the easternmost point of the route in Pirna. The city on the Elbe, with its world-famous marketplace, is definitely worth the visit.

Afterwards we use the bridge to change the Elbe side again and ride in the original direction of the first day. Especially the passage through Pillnitz inspires. A look into the castle grounds should not be missed. We then cross the Elbe twice more and enjoy the view over the Elbe landscape on the Elbe slopes. Our two-day tour ends at the Königsufer, in the middle of Dresden's city center.


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51.055917, 13.743064
51°03'21.3"N 13°44'35.0"E
33U 411908 5656794
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Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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156.1 km
14:00 h
500 m
500 m
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