The weather is finally showing the arrival of spring again and makes you want to get on your bike and go for a ride. In Dresden, the Saxon state capital, and the Elbland, you can discover an incredible amount: gigantic castles, dreamy villages, babbling brooks and fascinating history. With plenty of bike paths, former railway tracks and small lanes that are wonderful for cycling, the city and the Elbland region are great to explore by bike.
To give you some ideas of what you can explore in and around Dresden, we present 11 varied bike Tours in this Collection. Whether you've always lived here or are new to the area, you'll discover new, exciting places with unique scenery that tell intriguing stories. Don't forget to pack your swimsuit too as there are many lakes around Dresden where you can enjoy a spontaneous, refreshing dip.
Follow the Elbe River to the porcelain city of Meissen or to Pillnitz Castle, ride on old railway tracks around the town of Wilsdruff, enjoy nature in the Dresden Heath and discover the Moritzburg Ponds. You certainly won’t get bored here! After the Tour, you can reflect on your experience over a delicious glass of wine in the famous wine town of Radebeul or tuck into a tasty egg roll.
The Dresdner Heide is the green lung of Dresden. There is so much to discover in this huge forest, and best of all by bike. You start at Albertplatz in the heart of Dresden Neustadt and via a somewhat hidden path you get to the middle of the wilderness in a flash. You even have the chance to see wild boars in autumn.
From the Alaunplatz in Neustadt you follow the Elbe Cycle Path on the left Elbe via the Gohliser windmill to Niederwartha. There you cross the Elbe and leave the Elbe Valley via a short, steep road. This route is not as well known as the one over the Lößnitzgrund, but it is less frequented and you get to know places that you would otherwise probably not have discovered.
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This sporty and varied tour takes you into the southwestern Elbland from Dresden to Freital, Tharandt and Wilsdruff back to Dresden. Via Löbtau and Plauen you leave the Saxon capital in the valley of the Weißeritz to Freital.In Tharandt you can visit the huge forest botanical garden. Then it goes a stretch uphill to Pohrsdorf. From there you have a beautiful view of the Meißner highlands.