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Elbe bike path | Magdeburg-Hamburg

The Elbe cycle path to the coast

From Magdeburg to Hamburg in 9 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. 

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Germany
Easy
  • 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Yasmine Rohlfs
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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]:

After breakfast, individual return journey or start of your extension in Hamburg.

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 2024 at a glance
Place of arrival: Magdeburg
  Season 1
19.04.2024 - 16.05.2024
16.09.2024 - 29.09.2024

arrival friday and sunday
Season 2
17.05.2024 - 15.09.2024

arrival friday and sunday
elbe cycling path from magdeburg to hamburg, 9 days, cat. x, DE-EBRMH-09X
Base price
879.00
929.00
surcharge single room 249.00 249.00
Season 1
Apr 19, 2024 - May 16, 2024
Sep 16, 2024 - Sep 29, 2024
arrival friday and sunday
Season 2
May 17, 2024 - Sep 15, 2024
arrival friday and sunday
elbe cycling path from magdeburg to hamburg, 9 days, cat. x, DE-EBRMH-09X
Base price
surcharge single room
879.00
249.00
929.00
249.00
Season 1
Apr 19, 2024 - May 16, 2024
Sep 16, 2024 - Sep 29, 2024
Season 2
May 17, 2024 - Sep 15, 2024
Magdeburg
double room p.P.
surcharge single room
Hamburg
double room p.P.
surcharge single room
58.00
35.00
73.00
50.00
58.00
35.00
73.00
50.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Magdeburg
  Season 1
Apr 19, 2024 - May 16, 2024
Sep 16, 2024 - Sep 29, 2024

arrival friday and sunday
Season 2
May 17, 2024 - Sep 15, 2024

arrival friday and sunday
Magdeburg
double room p.P. 58.00 58.00
surcharge single room 35.00 35.00
Hamburg
double room p.P. 73.00 73.00
surcharge single room 50.00 50.00
Price
21-gear unisex
21-gear gents
7-gear unisex
electric bike
rental bike premium
109.00
109.00
109.00
279.00
179.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services & Extras

Services
  • 8 overnight stays in hotels of the booked category
  • Breakfast
  • Personal welcome and tour briefing (German, English)
  • Detailed travel documents (1x per room) (German, English, French)
  • Luggage transport
  • 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 information

  • Underground parking in Magdeburg, price approx. € 14,- per night, payable on site, no reservation possible. 

Arrival/departure

  • Train: Return journey from Hamburg to Magdeburg by train (approx. 3 hrs.). Return journey from Cuxhaven to Magdeburg by train (approx. 5.5 hours).
  • Minibus: Return journey from Hamburg to Magdeburg by minibus (minimum 4 persons) € 145,- per person, for the return transport of your own bike we charge € 39,- extra. From Cuxhaven to Magdeburg by minibus (minimum 4 persons) € 180,- per person, for the return transport of the own bike we charge € 39,- extra. Limited space available. Reservation is required when booking the trip. 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

4.8 of 5 Stars (4 Ratings)
4 stars
Philippe Tavernier BE | 11.07.2023
We rate our tour at 4,5
Anke Tammen
Anke Tammen answered:
Thank you for your positive review and we are pleased that you enjoyed the tour so much. We hope to be able to inspire you again next time.
5 stars
Henning Knoop DE | 10.07.2023
Super Fahrradtour
Die Strecke vom Elbsandsteingebirge bis nach Meißen ist am schönsten. Die schönsten Städte waren Dresden, Meißen und Wittenberg. Die Landschaft war insgesamt sehenswert.
Anke Tammen
Anke Tammen answered:
Vielen Dank für Ihre tolle Bewertung! Schön zu hören, dass Sie so zufrieden mit unserer Tour waren. Wir hoffen, Sie auch weiterhin zu unseren Gästen zählen zu dürfen.
5 stars
Uwe H. DE | 10.09.2022
Elberadweg (Magdeburg - Hamburg)
Schöne und nahezu immer gut ausgeschilderte Strecke. Streckenweise sehr einsam, was im Hinblick auf die kulinarische Versorgung einkalkuliert werden muss. Das ist etwas für Naturliebhaber, zumal man eine reichhaltige Tierwelt zu sehen bekommt. Je näher man Hamburg kommt, umso mehr ist mit Gegenwind zu rechnen, so dass es sich empfiehlt, eher von Hamburg nach Magdeburg zu fahren. Die Hotels waren durchweg gut. Bei der Anfahrt zum Hotel Lauenburger Mühle in Lauenburg würde ich nicht empfehlen, über die Altstadt zu fahren und dann das Rad die schlechte Straße "Großer Sandberg" hinauf zu schieben. Wenn man aus Richtung Boizenburg kommt, kann man den Radweg entlang der Berliner Straße nutzen und befindet sich damit schon auf Höhe. Zum Hotel ist dann nur noch ein kleines Stück bergauf. Die Altstadt haben wir uns am nächsten Tage auf der Weiterfahrt nach Hamburg angesehen.
5 stars
Holger Köhnecke DE | 27.06.2022
Elberadweg 2022 - toll
Liebes Rückenwind Team, vielen Dank für die tolle Tour von Magdeburg bis Cuxhaven. Dank guter Tourenbeschreibung, Unterlagen, GPS-Daten konnten wir uns gut vorbereiten und die Tour genießen. Alle Strecken waren gut geplant und für uns (57+60 J) gut zu bewältigen. Alle Unterkünfte haben uns freundlich aufgenommen, Fahrrad-Unterbringung war einmal etwas eng, aber nie ein Problem. Gepäcktransfer funktionierte zu 100%. Gen Norden kämpften wir gegen den Wind - wir wurden gewarnt, haben uns aber bewußt für die Variante "mit der Strömung" entschieden. Wir haben in Cuxhaven einen Tag drangehängt und sind nach Helgoland gefahren - Als fahrradfreier Tag am Ende unsere Empfehlung.

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