Elbe bike path

Upstream to Prague or downstream to Hamburg

Whether you are on a weekend bike trip or biking for several weeks along the Elbe - Meissen is a great place to stop over. The Elbe bike path follows the river all the way from its source near Špindlerův Mlýn (Czech Republic) to Cuxhaven, where it reaches the North Sea.

“1,300 km full of surprises, at times close to the water, at times mysterious, at times rural, at times urban - come and discover … “ is the slogan of this bike path, one of Germany’s longest.

Elbe bike path

Hotel Ross is located only about 100 m off the bike path on the right bank, and glad to welcome bike tourists.

Leave the bike path when you reach the steel railway bridge, push up the short slope of Elbberg and use the pedestrian crossing to get across the main road. You will see Meissen's train station on your right. Keep straight ahead, Hotel Ross in on your left. Turn left into Ludwig Richter Strasse to reach our parking lot and entrance.

Since your bike trip will most likely take you through Dresden too, we would like to recommend our partner hotel there, the Hotel am Blauen Wunder. It is an easy day's travel away and located just off the Elbe bike path near the famous Blaues Wunder bridge. We can also organize luggage transfer between both hotels for you.

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