Cycling trails & Tours

A dense network of local and nationally known hiking and cycling trails is inviting you to explore the fascinating Luther | Bauhaus | Garden Kingdom region by bike.

Tour advices
From Aken onwards the European Cycle Route R1 goes along the Elbe River up to Vockerode and to the Bauhaus City of Dessau-Rosslau and on to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz. From here you will cycle through the Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve including Oranienbaum.

The Prince Franz Garden Kingdom Tour, named after the Prince Leopold III. Frederick Franz of Anhalt-Dessau, connects the palaces and gardens within the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz.

Lockable bicycle boxes, used as a safe storage for your bicycles and luggage, are available in many places. Please find a list here:

European Cycle Route R1

3500 km
from the city of Boulogne-sur-Mer on the French coast of the English Channel to the Russian city of St. Petersburg

European long-distance cycle route E11

2500 km
Den Haag-Goslar-Dessau-Roßlau-Berlin-Ogrodnik (Russia)

Oranien Path

615 km
Nassau - Diez - Wernigerode - Dessau-Roßlau - Oranienbaum - Oranienburg

Elbe Cycle Route

840 km
from the Czech Giant Mountains / Prague to Cuxhaven

Berlin-Leipzig Cycle Route

250 km
from the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin to Leipzig Central Station

Mulde Cycle Route

120 km
Freiberg/Zwickau - Grimma - Dessau-Roßlau


120 km
from the mining area of Wittenberg to the Leipzig New Lakeland near Markkleeberg

Fläming Cycle Route

67 km | Bad Belzig - Garitz - Zerbst (Anhalt) - Walternienburg
60 km | Bad Belzig - Garitz - Dessau-Roßlau

Luther Trail in Saxony-Anhalt

about 410 km
round trip with stops in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Dessau-Roßlau, Lutherstadt Eisleben and Halle (Saale)

Information for Pilgrims

Prince Franz Garden Kingdom Tour

72 km
Round trip through the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz

More hiking and cycling trails:

Dessau-Roßlau Round Trip

62 km
Connects the quarters north and south of the Elbe and the floodplain landscape with the Fläming Nature Park

Bauhaus Cycle Tour

20 km
Bauhaus- Masters' Houses - Kornhaus - Employment Office - Törten Estate

Four-River Tour

Includes the hiking and cycling trails along the rivers Elbe, Saale and Fuhne. Good combination facilities to explore single sections of each river.