Cycling holiday on the Elbe Cycle Route

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The Elbe Cycle Route, one of the most popular long-distance cycle routes in Germany, begins in the Krkonoše Mountains in the north of the Czech Republic and ends after 1220 kilometres in Cuxhaven at the mouth of the Elbe.

Our house is located in Saxon-Bohemian Switzerland. The term Bohemian Switzerland was created in reference to the name Saxon Switzerland of the German part of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains in the 18th century. The term Saxon Switzerland is said to go back to the two Swiss artists Adrian Zingg and Anton Graff, who may have felt reminded of their homeland by the landscape.


Our house is geared to the needs of cycling guests and meets the ADFC quality criteria. The Elbe Cycle Path was voted Germany’s most popular cycle path for the thirteenth time in a row in 2017.

On the other side of the Elbe in Schmilka there is an organic brewery and bakery. Simply cross over to Schmilka by ferry. From Schmilka you can cycle all the way to Bohemian Switzerland.


Biking is allowed in the Saxon Switzerland National Park on only four marked routes. On the left of the Elbe (Schöna Castle side) there are hardly any restrictions and very beautiful and exciting trails, e.g. to the summit of the Zschirnstein 560.3 m above sea level, the highest mountain in the German part of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.

Caspar David Friedrich am Elberadweg

One of the generally known images of the Zirkelstein is by Caspar David Friedrich, who depicted the mountain in the background of his 1818 painting “Der Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer”.

Renting: Tandems, touring bikes, mountain bikes, children’s bikes in Bad Schandau. Here also service: breakdown service, inspection and maintenance.

Here you can find an interactive map of the Elbe Cycle Route.


An elongated, highly craggy group of rocks in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, located east of Bad Schandau in Saxon Switzerland, just opposite Schöna Castle. A variety of hiking trails or climbing rocks of varying difficulty, suitable for hikers and mountaineers.

From Schmilka-Hirschmühle near Schöna Castle, the Elbe cycle path runs on both sides; on the left bank of the Elbe (referring to the direction of flow) it is more scenic, as you then have a view of the Schrammstein massif.