Dresden Elbland

Water, forest & wine – the most beautiful bike Tours around Meissen

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Water, forest & wine – the most beautiful bike Tours around Meissen

Bike Touring Collection by Dresden Elbland

6

Tours

13:16 h

135 mi

4,150 ft

Meissen is known for porcelain, wine, Saxon history, art and culture. As a cyclist, you’ll be in your element in this German city. Nestled between the Elbe River and vineyards, the region’s nature is great to explore on two wheels. A well-developed network of cycling paths lead through wild and romantic forests, vineyards and wild flower meadows along the Elbe.
In the five protected landscapes here, you can immerse yourself in the unique flora and fauna.

Meissen is located on one of Germany’s most popular bike paths, the 1,220-kilometre (758 mi) long Elbe Cycle Path and the ‘Meißner Acht’ makes the city an ideal starting point for bike Tours in the surrounding countryside. You discover idyllic wine villages, museums and stately castles – a welcome alternative to the hustle and bustle in the alleys and squares of the old town.

In this Collection, we show you the six most beautiful bike Tours around Meissen. The circuits are between 24 and 66 kilometres (15 to 41 mi) long. They all start near a train station or are easy to reach by bike from Meissen. You can choose between extended day Tours with challenging climbs and leisurely half-day Tours on flat routes.

The routes take you into beautiful valleys with old water mills, over disused railway lines and along the Elbe. You often have the chance to stop at wineries or in wine taverns to taste fine Saxon wines along the river and vineyards. You can enjoy a glass of wine and unforgettable views over the Elbe – the icing on the cake of any bike trip.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Intermediate
    02:13
    22.9 mi
    10.3 mph
    925 ft
    925 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The southern route of the Meißner 8 starts near the train station. At the beginning you cycle over the railway bridge, from which you can enjoy a great view of the city with the cathedral and the Albrechtsburg. We continue past the Nikolaikirche in the old town and the porcelain factory into the Triebisch valley. Here are some beautiful old mills that line the river.

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  • Intermediate
    02:16
    22.2 mi
    9.8 mph
    800 ft
    800 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Just like the south route, the north route of the Meißner 8 starts near the train station, so you can easily get there by public transport such as the train.At the beginning of the round tour you drive over the railway bridge to the other bank of the Elbe. Through the old town it goes into the Triebischtal, where you will pass beautiful mills. At Robschütz you leave the Treibisch and turn north.

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  • Intermediate
    01:41
    16.7 mi
    9.9 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    On this tour you will get a nice insight into the more than 850 years of winemaking tradition in the Dresden Elbland. On the way you have many opportunities to …

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  • Difficult
    03:53
    41.3 mi
    10.6 mph
    1,050 ft
    1,050 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    On this tour, a multitude of winegrowers, broom and ostrich taverns await you in the picturesque vineyards as well as fantastic views.The bike lap starts in Radebeul at the Karl May Museum. From here you drive directly to the vineyards of Oberlößnitz, where the first wineries are waiting for you. A detour to the Spitzhaus staircase is also possible. If you climb their steps on the vineyards, you have a wonderful view.

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  • Intermediate
    01:41
    15.4 mi
    9.2 mph
    525 ft
    525 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The varied tour begins in Sörnewitz. Here you can first take a look at the impressive Boselspitze before it really starts. Also right at the beginning, some wineries await you, …

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  • Easy
    01:32
    16.1 mi
    10.5 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Ferry
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    This tour takes you on a flat route along the Elbe. You are on the left and right-hand Elbe Cycle Path.It starts in Meissen on the right bank of the Elbe. To start with, you cross the river and cycle north on the left bank. Here you roll past wide meadows, can watch happily grazing sheep along the way and let your gaze wander over the water to the slopes of the Elbe valley.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    135 mi
  • Duration
    13:16 h
  • Elevation
    4,150 ft

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