The city of Dresden is a baroque pearl on the banks of the River Elbe in eastern Germany. With its ornate Semper Opera House, Church of our Lady (Frauenkirche), and Augustus Bridge, the capital of Saxony offers sensational cultural sites. The city and surrounding countryside have plenty of nature to discover too. The green Elbe meadows and impressive limestone and sandstone rocks are just waiting to be discovered by bike.
In this Collection, we present 12 rides in the Dresden Elbland between Pirna and Meißen. You’ll find different types of rides ranging from leisurely family trips to sweat-inducing challenges. During and after each ride, there are plenty of places to enjoy the regional cuisine, tuck into a slice of “Eierschecke” cake, and enjoy a crisp glass of wine.
All of the routes start and end in Dresden or just a stone's throw away by train. The region has good train links so you can often shorten a section if your legs get tired. Regardless of whether you are visiting Dresden or if you have been living in the city for a long time, you will get to know extraordinary corners of the city and its surroundings in this Collection. Get pedalling and enjoy some wonderful bike trips through the Dresden Elbland.
The Rose Garden is just a stone's throw from the Albert Bridge. It is cared for and looked after as if the gardener had gone through with the ruler. On this tour you will also learn the exact opposite: the Dresdner Heide. In the huge local recreation area, nature is in charge and you can really relax and let off steam there.
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On this round you will explore the hilly area southwest of Dresden. The landscape can hardly be more varied: deep valleys with rushing streams and hills with beautiful views alternate on this tour.From the Sportpark Ostra you drive to Plauen and dive into the wild and romantic valley of the Weißeritz. You always drive slightly uphill towards Freital. On your way you will meet contemporary witnesses from industry, from the old mill to dilapidated factories.
There was once a dense network of narrow-gauge railways around Wilsdruff. In the meantime, it has been decommissioned, but you can still ride a bicycle comfortably on many former routes.The Wilsdruffer Bahntrassenrunde begins in Meißen. You can get there quickly and easily with the S-Bahn from Dresden. Through the pretty Triebischem valley it is now always slightly uphill and there are several romantic mills on your way.
Meißen is known for the imposing Albrechtsburg, the pretty old town and of course for the "white gold" - the Meissen porcelain. But the area around the city on the Elbe is also particularly beautiful, especially if you explore it by bike. On Meißner 8 you get to know the Meissen area on the left, either as two small tours that start and end at Meißner Bahnhof or as an extended tour in the form of an eight.