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.

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

Zum Elberadweg

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