Ride from the buzzy city of Berlin through Potsdam a Unesco Heritage Site, south through the Spreewald to Saxony and the historic city of Dresden. We’ve long been searching for a trip through Germany and combining the great cities of Berlin and Dresden is a natural.

Location

Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Day 1

Potsdam

Potsdam, Germany

Day 2+3

Schlepzig

15910 Schlepzig, Germany

Day 4

Burg

L513 3, 03096 Burg (Spreewald), Germany

Day 5

Dresden

Dresden, Germany

Day 6+7+8

What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?

INCLUDED IN REGULAR TRIP

Services of one or more experienced Great Explorations guides
Support vehicle
7 nights lodging
All breakfasts, 5 lunches, and all dinners but 1
Entrance fees for selected historical sites, museums and guided walking tours
Detailed maps
All baggage transportation
All transportation from initial meeting point to final drop-off (see arrive/depart cities)

Particulars

EVENT DATES

2021

May 11-18
Jun 8-15
Jun 15-22
Aug 31-Sep 7
Sep 8-15
Sep 16-23

2022

May 10-17
Jun 7-14
Jun 14-21
Aug 30-Sep 6
Sep 7-14
Sep 15-22

Trip can start at any date. Custom trips also available. Call or email for details.

TRIP SIZE

4-16 participants

TOTAL DAYS

8 days / 7 nights

ARRIVE / DEPART

Potsdam / Dresden

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Moderate: See daily distance and elevation gains.

TERRAIN

Moderate

COST

Land Cost:
US $2,950
Includes 7B/5L/6D

Single Supplement:
US $750

Bike Rental:
US $220

Please note: Final itinerary is subject to revision; any changes made are done so in an attempt to provide the best possible trip given route conditions and available services. Due to the nature of our business and exchange rates, prices are subject to change. All prices quoted are U.S. dollars but we gladly accept payment in Canadian dollars also. Due to cancellations and waiting lists, trip availability fluctuates daily. If you have any questions or would like to confirm space on this trip before making your reservation, please contact us at info@great-explorations.com or by telephone at 604.730.1247

Getting There

Berlin is easily reached by air. Your trip finishes in Dresden and you can return to Berlin by train or fly out of Dresden.


1

Day 1

Berlin

Our trip starts from Berlin. Arrive by 4 pm and join a walking tour and then join a welcome reception and dinner.

2

Day 2

Potsdam

We depart from our hotel in Berlin and make our way to the Charlottenburg Palace and then into the former East Germany. Our cycling route will pass by by the famous Berlin Olympic Stadium built fro the 1936 Olympics, through Grunewald forest and Lake Wannsee. We will enjoy lunch near the famous Bridge of Spies, where captured spies were exchanged. Potsdam is a Unesco World Heritage town with lots to see.
Cycling distance: 50 km; 330 m gain.

3

Day 3

Potsdam

Ride a loop through the Potsdam region, exploring lakeside cycling routes. Visit Schloss Sanssouci, with its extraordinary palaces and gardens of the former residence of Frederick II.
Cycling distance: 45 km; 260 m gain.

4

Day 4

Schlepzig

This is your chance for a century ride (but if you wish to ride less, we can shuttle you half-way).  The riding is flat to rolling passing a multitude of lakes and through market towns. Schlepzig is in a region called Spreewald and the resort we stay in here is set in the Spreewald Bioreserve.
Cycling distance: 48km; 315m gain or 100 km; 570 m gain.

5

Day 5

Burg

Continue south through Spreewald region through Lubben and Lubbenau. You’ll have the chance to explore one of the quiet waterways by river punt and then in the village of Burg, known for thermal baths, enjoy some spa time. Dine at one of the many excellent restaurants in town or at your hotel.
Cycling Distance: 44 km; 160 m gain.

6

Day 6

Dresden

There are several options today. If you want to ride all the way from Burg to Dresden, our route is 130 km and 750 m gain. You may wish to take a shuttle as far as Senftenberg riding the last 78 km, 500 m gain or shuttle to Theindor, riding the last 45 km.  Our routes pass right by the famous Schloss Moritzburg castle which King Augustus used as a hunting lodge and for royal vacations. Spend the afternoon visiting the many sites of Dresden. We have arranged a private guide to take you for an afternoon tour at 4 pm.
Cycling distance: 45 km; 200 m gain or 78 km; 500 m gain; or  130 km; 750 m gain.

7

Day 7

Dresden

Today’s loop ride follows the Elbe River east to the Saxon capital at Meissen, famous for porcelain since the 1700’s. The charming village also boasts the Albrechtsburg Castle and a cathedral, the smallest in Europe and one of the best examples of pure Gothic architecture. Stop and taste wine at Schloss Wackerbarth and back in Dresden spend more time seeing the many sights. Our final night dinner will be at Watke Ball & Brauhaus, a lively 120 year old restaurant, ballroom and brewery on the banks of the Elbe River.
Cycling distance: 58 km; 300 m gain.

8

Day 8

Departure Day

Depart at you

r leisure

*Distance and elevation gains may vary depending on hotels chosen for specific departure.

Hotel Q, Berlin

This hip hotel features a bold interior with expressive design—calm and relaxed atmosphere, cool aesthetic and warm and friendly service. A lively bar/restaurant with a fireplace and a terrace serves Thai and International cuisine and there is a spa on site.


Hotel Villa Monte Vino, Potsdam

A 19th-century tower set high above Potsdam and boasting epic city views. Individually styled rooms feature traditional chintz fabrics, large sash windows and antique furniture. An atmospheric gentleman's bar is the perfect spot to unwind after a day exploring the city. A charming stay. Alt: Remise Blumberg


Spreewald Resort Sienerzeit, Schlepzig

Set in the Spreewald Bioreserve, this traditional country inn with a brewery dates from 1788. Rooms are bright and cozy and some are with balconies or terraces. There is a rustic restaurant and an atmospheric brewery. (spa)


Spree Balance Kur & Wellness House, Burg

This spa hotel in a timber-framed building with modern additions has a charming international restaurant with a terrace and a bar and floor to ceiling windows, plus a spa.


Vienna House QF, Dresden

This boutique hotel hits all the marks: Great location, in the heart of the baroque old town, right next to the famous Frauenkirche church. Warm hospitality and a great Bellinin bar and fine restaurant on site.



			

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