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Elbe bike path | Magdeburg-Cuxhaven

The Elbe cycle path to the coast

From Magdeburg to Cuxhaven in 11 days

You’ll find some of the most beautiful river regions in Germany around the Elbe. Floodplain forests and extensive meadows characterise the landscape. Follow the river through this charming nature from Magdeburg to the North Sea. The countryside is dotted with impressive examples of human architecture, such as the medieval castle of Tangermünde, Lauenburg Castle and numerous brick and half-timbered buildings. Discover the world famous city of Hamburg and it’s numerous sights. 

Here you can find more information about the Elbe Bike Path...

Germany
Easy
  • 11 Days / 10 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

In the late afternoon, the bikes will be handed out and you will receive important information from our tour guide. Afterwards you will have the opportunity to stroll through the beautiful former imperial city.

On quiet paths through the Jerichower Land, the first stage leads to the small town of Burg, also called the city of towers. The historic old town presents itself with many attractive monuments.  

Your journey takes you through small villages along the way with a detour to the Romanesque monastery church of Jerichow to Tangermünde. The town has preserved its medieval townscape to the present day. The medieval castle and the town, which was built under its protection about 800 years ago, are situated on a plateau above the distinctive floodplain landscape and the mouth of the small river Tangier into the Elbe.

The "Old Elbe" nature reserve offers a relaxing start to today's cycling day. The ride takes you past Storkau Castle to Havelberg, the "island and cathedral town in the countryside". Small, almost inconspicuous, it lies at the confluence of the Havel and Elbe rivers. The cathedral, built in Renaissance and Baroque style, and the pretty old town are certainly worth seeing.

Today you cycle on a peaceful stage through the glacial valley of the Elbe to the small town of Wittenberge with its unmistakable panorama and the second largest tower clock in Europe. You continue into the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Elbe-Brandenburg, through one of the most fascinating river landscapes in Germany, to Schnackenburg with its famous Borderland Museum. Overnight stay in the area of Gartow am See.

Today you follow the romantic meanders of the Elbe to the city of Hitzacker. The town lies on the “German Half-Timbered House Road” and has a picturesque old town with North German brick architecture.

The stage to Lauenburg is somewhat hilly. The old town silhouette framed by the banks of the Elbe is characteristic of the town. The castle with its mighty castle tower and the steeple of the Maria Magdalenen Church dominate the cityscape. The Fürstengarten (prince's garden) is very charming and the view of the nature reserves on the banks of the Elbe and far into the country to Lüneburg is magnificent.

Bike friendly cycle paths lead along the Elbe via Geesthacht to the great port and cosmopolitan city of Hamburg with its numerous monuments, a great art and culture scene and a very unique atmosphere. You can find out about the current musical program on www.hamburg-travel.com.

[Optional for the tours ending in HH or we recommend an extra night in Hamburg to visit a musical]:

You cycle along the Elbe Bike Path towards Glückstadt on an almost car-free route. On the way, you will pass Wedel with its ship welcoming system: every large ship that’s arriving or departing is solemnly greeted with it’s corresponding national anthem. You will then reach Glückstadt: historic houses and noble mansions characterise the almost completely preserved old town. 

The Elbe ferry (price not included) takes you across the river. You cycle through the district of Cuxhaven called "Cuxland", where traditional seaside resorts still attract numerous guests to the North Sea coast. Heath and marshland also make the land behind the dikes an experience. After your approximately 58-kilometre drive, you will reach Cuxhaven.

The route

Easy – A tour that’s easy to cycle in flat to slightly hilly terrain. The Elbe bike path offers the opportunity to follow one of the most beautiful and important rivers in Germany. Other sections of the route take you along smaller country roads and little-travelled paths through the varied river landscape. 

Map Bike Tour Elbe-Radweg North

Prices and events

All data for 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Magdeburg
  Season 1
10.04.2021 - 21.05.2021
24.08.2021 - 04.10.2021

Friday and Sunday
Season 2
22.05.2021 - 23.08.2021

Friday and Sunday
Elbe bike path Magdeburg-Cuxhaven 11/10 Days 11 Cat: X, DE-EBRMC-11X
Base price
849.00
879.00
Surcharge sgl room 250.00 250.00
Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 - May 21, 2021
Aug 24, 2021 - Oct 4, 2021
Friday and Sunday
Season 2
May 22, 2021 - Aug 23, 2021
Friday and Sunday
Elbe bike path Magdeburg-Cuxhaven 11/10 Days 11 Cat: X, DE-EBRMC-11X
Base price
Surcharge sgl room
849.00
250.00
879.00
250.00
Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 - May 21, 2021
Aug 24, 2021 - Oct 4, 2021
Season 2
May 22, 2021 - Aug 23, 2021
Magdeburg
Extra night dr/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Cuxhaven
Extra night dr/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
52.00
74.00
65.00
107.00
52.00
74.00
65.00
107.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Magdeburg
  Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 - May 21, 2021
Aug 24, 2021 - Oct 4, 2021

Friday and Sunday
Season 2
May 22, 2021 - Aug 23, 2021

Friday and Sunday
Magdeburg
Extra night dr/bb 52.00 52.00
Extra night sgl/bb 74.00 74.00
Cuxhaven
Extra night dr/bb 65.00 65.00
Extra night sgl/bb 107.00 107.00
Filter
7-gear unisex
21-gear unisex
7-gear gents
21-gear gents
Electric bike
95.00
95.00
95.00
95.00
235.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services & Extras

Services
  • 10 overnight stays in hotels of the booked category
  • Breakfast buffet style or substantial breakfast
  • Half board if booked at least three course dinner of buffet (sometimes outside of the hotel with voucher)
  • Personal welcome and tour briefing (German, English)
  • Detailed travel documents, maps, route description, sight-seeing tips, important phone numbers (German, English, French)
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
  • GPS-tracks availalbe on request
  • Rental bike insurance
  • 7-days-service-hotline

Not included

  • Arrival and departure
  • costs for parking
  • city tax
  • transfers
  • optional sightseeings
  • city maps
  • Travel Insurance
  • Private requirements
Extras

Parking/arrival and departure

  • Underground parking in Magdeburg, price approx. € 10,- per day, payable on site, no reservation possible.

  • Rail travel
    Good rail connections to and from Magdeburg.

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  • Return transfer
    Minibus: Return journey from Hamburg to Magdeburg by minibus € 110,- per person. From Cuxhaven to Magdeburg by minibus € 140,- per person, (minimum number of participants 4 persons) incl. bikes. Limited space available. Reservation is required when booking the tour. Payment will be made on site.
Accommodation

Category A: Comfortable hotels and guest houses, basically in the 3*** and 4*** category, centrally located in most cases.
 

Category B: Good middle hotels and guest houses, basically 3*** category, partly situated at the outskirts of town.

Important notes

Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Ratings

4.2 of 5 Stars (4 Ratings)
4 stars
Bruno Fellhauer CH | 26.06.2016
OrgansationTopp-Räder-flopp
Die Reise kann ich überzeugt weiterempfehlen. Auch die Organisation und der Gepäcktransport hat hervorragend geklappt. Die Wahl der Strecken und der Hotels sind ausgezeichnet. Wir hatten stets saubere Zimmer, freundliches Personal und vor Ort einiges zu entdecken. Bei den Rädern mache ich Vorbehalte.im Jahr 2016 sind Räder ohne Federung wirklich nicht mehr zeitigemäss. Die Fahrten auf Naturstrassen, Kopfsteinpflaster und Betonplatten nicht angenehm, zum Teil ist man zum Absteigen gezwungen. . Eigentlich schade, denn die Organisation, die Wahl der Strecke, der Hotels, der Gepäcktransport, alles hat hervorragend geklappt. Wir konnten es echt geniessen. Vielen Dank, mit andern Rädern gerne wieder.
4 stars
Wolfgang Jahnke DE | 27.08.2015
Elberadweg Magdeburg - Dresden
Eine gelungene Reise, gute Streckenführung und sehr gute Organisation. Meist sehr gute Hotels (gebucht: Kategorie A), Verpflegung (Halppension gebucht) meist sehr gut mit Frühstücksbüfett und 3-Gang-Abendmenu bzw. Riesen-Brunch-Büfett.
5 stars
Susanne Imfeld-Johner CH | 28.05.2014
Elbe Nord
. Sehr gute Unterkünfte, tolle Auswahl, hoher Standart.. Bei einem Zwischenfall auf der Reise war die telefonische Beratung / Hilfe sehr dienlich, unkompliziert und kompetent.. sehr gut gewartete / gepflegte Leihräder
Rückenwind Reisen GmbH answered:
Mareike Möller
Ich freue mich, dass Ihnen die Reise gefallen hat.
4 stars
Susanne Imfeld-Johner CH | 28.05.2014
Elbe Nord
. Sehr gute Unterkünfte, tolle Auswahl, hoher Standart.. Bei einem Zwischenfall auf der Reise war die telefonische Beratung / Hilfe sehr dienlich, unkompliziert und kompetent.. sehr gut gewartete / gepflegte Leihräder

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