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Enjoy autumn in Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia & Saxony by train & bike

Jérôme Krieger

Enjoy autumn in Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia & Saxony by train & bike

Bike Touring Collection by Bahn und Fahrrad

7

Tours

30:42 h

307 mi

6,625 ft

Did you know that the most beautiful cycle rides in Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt are easily accessible by regional train? Hop on the saddle right at the stations on the regional rail routes and be enchanted by the diversity of the three federal states. You cycle along glittering rivers and lakes, dive into romantic valleys and enjoy enchanting views from picturesque vineyards. Charming old towns and pulsating metropolises offer you exciting contrasts to the relaxing landscapes.

In this Collection, we’ve put together seven varied Tours along the regional railway routes in Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. The start and end points of the rides are all located at a railway station, so you can arrive and depart comfortably by train. To take your bike with you, it's best to buy a day ticket for local transport. Please check beforehand whether the route you want to take will be very busy or not, so that there is enough room for your bike on the train. You can also use the DB Ausflug app for this; it offers great bike features such as repair shops and bike rental companies so you can even set off without your own bike. For our Tours in this Collection, we have already picked out the right addresses so that you can hire your bike locally – always near the station. You can find information on many rental companies here: bahn.de/service/individuelle-reise/bahn_und_fahrrad/rad-nahverkehr or on callabike.de.

The starting points of the Tours are in Radebeul, Magdeburg, Leipzig, Eisenach, Dessau, Halle an der Saale and Jena. From Radebeul, you can explore the vineyards of the Dresden Elbland. From Magdeburg you ride along the Elbe cycle path to Tangermünde. To the south of Leipzig, you can immerse yourself in the maritime Neuseenland, and from Eisenach, the Mittelland route takes you to Erfurt. Around Dessau, refreshing bathing lakes and a unique heath landscape await you. From Halle on the Saale you can discover the picturesque meadows of three different rivers and in Jena you can join the Thuringian Mill Cycle Route, which takes you through romantic valleys and forests.

And the best thing? After your day’s ride, you simply jump back on the regional train and cruise all the way home.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Vineyard Elbe Tour from Radebeul — cycling Tours in Thuringia, Saxony & Saxony-Anhalt

    Intermediate
    03:55
    41.7 mi
    10.6 mph
    1,050 ft
    1,050 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    You get on the tour at Radebeul-Ost train station. It takes you on the route of the Saxon Winegrowers' Tour through picturesque vineyards and along the Elbe. If you don't have your own bike with you, you can borrow one directly at the train station. You can find more information here: callabike.de.

    

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  • Intermediate
    04:16
    44.3 mi
    10.4 mph
    550 ft
    600 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    It starts directly at the main station in Magdeburg. There you can rent a bike if you need it (callabike.de) and you can swing onto the saddle and roll in the direction of the Elbe. You then cycle comfortably on the Elberadweg to Tangermünde.

    

    On the way there you can expect almost no inclines, picturesque

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  • Intermediate
    04:14
    45.2 mi
    10.7 mph
    750 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The maritime-inspired tour to the Leipzig Neuseenland begins at Leipzig Central Station. If you haven't brought a bike with you, you can borrow one from nextbike directly at the train station. You can also find more information here: callabike.de. Then you cycle through the southern suburbs to Markkleeberg

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  • Intermediate
    04:52
    46.4 mi
    9.5 mph
    1,300 ft
    1,400 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The tour begins in Eisenach at the train station. If you didn't bring your own bike, you can make a detour to "Bike Rental in Thuringia" (callabike.de). He is within walking distance. Then you start cycling.

    

    The Mittelland route heads east. You drive past colorful fields and cross refreshing forest areas

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  • Intermediate
    03:54
    35.9 mi
    9.2 mph
    650 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This beautiful round trip starts in Dessau at the main station. You can also rent a bike here if you didn't bring your own. You can also find all information about this here: callabike.de. Then you get on the saddle and cycle a loop through beautiful meadows between the Mulde and the Elbe.

    

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  • Difficult
    04:50
    46.9 mi
    9.7 mph
    600 ft
    625 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    From the main train station in Halle an der Saale you set off on a beautiful round trip through the magical meadow landscape. If you don't have your own bike with you, you can rent one directly at the train station from the Call a Bike station (callabike.de). Then it starts.

    

    You cycle through the Südstadt

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  • Difficult
    04:41
    46.1 mi
    9.9 mph
    1,725 ft
    1,725 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The tour on the mill cycle path begins at Jena Paradies train station. But the Jena West train station is also only a stone's throw away if you arrive there. If you don't have your own bike with you, you can rent one in the Kemter bike shop near the starting point (More information is also available

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    307 mi
  • Duration
    30:42 h
  • Elevation
    6,625 ft

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