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  • Experience Germany from every angle: mellow countryside biking, urban exploration, cultural discoveries and culinary delights
  • Discover the World Heritage site of Potsdam and the extraordinary Biosphere Reserve of Spreewald
  • Incredible Michelin-starred dinners at Bayrisches Haus and Zur Bleiche
  • Raise a glass of Riesling to the Elbe Valley's 800-year-old winemaking history
  • Captivating gateway cities of Berlin and Dresden - ideal to visit before or after your trip

Berlin. Famously progressive, yet profuse with stirring reminders of its tumultuous past. Begin here. Then travel from opulent Potsdam palaces to castles and vineyards along the Elbe. With newly resplendent Dresden as the finale, you have reason to extend your vacation just a little longer. On both ends.

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Berlin To Dresden Bike Tour

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Excellent vacation, biking in Holland and Belgium, 6 days January 2017

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Excellent vacation biking around Holland & Belgium with Backroads. See my videos to get a flavor for the trip. Biking in Netherlands, May 2014 Biking in Bruges, Belgium (May 2014)

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Met My Husband on my first cycling trip! July 2016

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This was the Canadian Rockies Cycling trip in the year 2000. It was a while ago so i can only remember a few details, but it was a fabulous cycling trip where I not only learned so much more about biking (it was my first ever cycling trip and I just started training for it 2-3 months before), had wonderful and super fun guides, magnificent views, fun places to stay, great food, and I met my husband on that trip! I have a friend who I met on another trip and recommended this one to her. She went on he exact same Backroads trip a few years after us and met HER husband on it! Both of us still married!
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Days 1-2: Ride on bike paths that meander through forests and lakes

Taking in the abundance of green spaces in the outskirts of Germany's capital city  Learn about the infamous barrier that once separated West Berlin and East Germany, and witness a remnant of the wall along the way  Admire Cecilienhof Palace, where the fate of post-war Germany was decided  The breathtaking Sanssouci Park greets you in Potsdam, a city considered one of the country's most beautiful World Heritage sites  Chat with a local friend about life in former East Germany.

Day 3: Venture into pastoral Germany and Lusatia—a Slavic enclave with its own language and customs

Bike in Spreewald Biosphere Reserve, a world of verdant forests, grassland, charming old-world towns and a vast network of shimmering waterways  Ever heard of the Spreewald gherkin? Try one while you're here!  Punt on a canal or luxuriate at our hotel's incredible spa.

Day 4: The baroque splendor of Dresden

From the glorious Zwinger palace complex to the stunningly restored Frauenkirche, a Lutheran church crowned by one of the largest domes in Europe—is truly unforgettable Witness Germany's pacesetting environmental efforts as you bike past nature reserves, sunflower fields and organic farms.

Days 5-6: Head out of Dresden through the lush city forest, arriving at the baroque-style Moritzburg Castle

The Elbe River and a patchwork of vineyards provide a glorious backdrop for wine tasting at local wineries Soak up the brilliance of Dresden on foot, or ride through the Elbe Valley past castles and quaint hamlets.

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Price Per Day:

$ 750 per day
  • Deposit Price: $ 600
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 980
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Hotel Bayrisches Haus

This small chalet, acclaimed for its lovely setting and Michelin-starred restaurant, was built in 1847 for the Bavarian wife of Prussian King Frederick William IV. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

Hotel Zur Bleiche Resort & Spa

Established in 1750 by Prussian King Frederick the Great and nestled perfectly in the heart of Spreewald, this retreat offers serene surroundings and Michelin-starred cuisine. (pool, spa)

Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski

Originally a palace built in 1708 by Saxon Elector Augustus the Strong for his mistress, this meticulously restored hotel offers a mix of old-world splendor and contemporary chic in the historic center of Dresden. (pool, spa)

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation fees may vary based upon departure date

If number of days prior to trip start is 96+ days, then the cancellation fee per person is $200

If number of days prior to trip start is 61-95 days, then the cancellation fee per person is 30%

If number of days prior to trip start is 31-60 days, then the cancellation fee per person is 60%

If number of days prior to trip start is 0-30 days, then the cancellation fee per person is 100%

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