Cycling around Bad Schandau

Bicycle hire:

We are happy to lend you bikes. Or why not try an easier ride on one of our electric bikes (e-bike)?

Bicycle hire at the tourist office 

Elbe cycle path

Logo Elberadweg
Schöna – Krippen – Bad Schandau – Rathmannsdorf – Prossen – Königstein (ferry) – Strand – Rathen – Wehlen – Obervogelgesang – Pirna
You can start and finish the route at various points, most of which have direct train connections if you get tired. 

Starting point: Bahnhof Schöna
Distance: 30 km
Standard: flat cycling path both sides of the Elbe 
Food & rest: at various places along the way 
Sightseeing: Königstein fortress, Bastei bridge, miniature train world “Eisenbahnwelt” Rathen, amongst them

Zschirnstein-Runde
Bad Schandau-Krippen-Papstdorf-Cunnersdorf-Zschirnstein-Schöna-Bad Schandau

Starting point: Bad Schandau
Distance: 44 km
Standard: medium, two short, steep ascents, one long descend
Food & rest: at various places along the way
Sightseeing: rock Papststein, local church, Forsthof, lido Cunnersdorf, rocks Zirkelstein, Kaiserkrone

National Park 
Cycle into the heart of the Elbe sandstone mountains 

Bad Schandau – Lichtenhain Waterfall – Neumann’s mill – Thorwald bridge – Zeughaus – Zeughausstraße – Beuthenfall – Nasser Grund – Backofen – Postelwitz – Bad Schandau

Starting point: Bad Schandau
Parking: Car park “am Elbkai”, near river front
Distance: 34 km
Standard: Only moderate climbs. Some of the tracks go through rough terrain. 
Food & rest: pubs in Bad Schandau and along the Kirnitzsch valley, at the top of Winterberg (“Zeughaus”).
Sightseeing: old mills, Kirnitzsch valley, Royal hunting lodge from 1642 (Zeughaus)

To the Kirnitzsch spring – from Kirnitzsch to Zeidler valley

Hinterhermsdorf – border crossing point Zadní Doubice (Hinterdaubitz) – Tourist bridge – Kylov (Khea) – Krásný Byk (Schönbüchel) – Krásná Lípa (Schönlinde) – Prameny Køíníce (Kirnitzschquelle) – Krásná Lípa – Krásný Buk – Vièí Hora (Wolfsberg) – Brtníky (Zeidler) – Zeidlerbach – Zadni Doubice – Hinterhermsdorf

Starting  point: Hinterhermsdorf
Parking: car park at tourism office “Haus des Gastes”
Distance: 45 km
Standard: A few climbs and descents from and to Hinterhermsdorf, roads and cycle tracks are not too busy and are in good condition.

Food & rest:  pubs in Kylov, Krásná Lípa und Vici Hora.

Sightseeing: Hinterhermsdorf, Kirnitzsch valley and spring, Zeidlerbach valley, Krásná Lípa.

Hohnstein – Lilienstein
Cycle on Napoleon’s tracks 

Bad Schandau – Kohlmühle – Goßdorf – Hohnstein – Hocksteinschänke – Waltersdorf – Lilienstein – Halbestadt – Prossen – Bad Schandau
Starting point: Bad Schandau
Parking: car park “am Elbkai”, near river front
Distance: around 35 km
Standard: Only short ascents, many slightly falling slopes, roads and forest tracks.

Food & rest: pubs in villages along the way, Hocksteinschänke.

Sightseeing: Town centre, old town hall and castle of Hohnstein. Viewing platform “Hockstein” with views to the Lilienstein and down the Elbe valley.

Schneeberg – Elberadweg
Cycle through Saxon and Bohemian Switzerland

Bad Schandau – Prossen – Königstein – Nikolsdorf – Bielatal – Rosenthal – Schneeberg – Decin (Tetschen) – Postletní Zleb (Mittelgrund) – Schöna Bahnhof – Krippen – Bad Schandau
Starting point: Bad Schandau
Parking: car park “am Elbkai”, near river front
Distance: 55 km
Standard: need to be in good shape 
Food & rest: at each point 
Sightseeing: Elbe valley, Königstein fortress, Lilienstein, Hoher Scheeberg, Decín.

Taubenteich – Zirkelstein
Cycle the woods around Zschirnstein

Bad Schandau – Elbe bridge – Krippen – Kleinhennersdorf – Papstdorf – Cunnersdorf – Bad Cunnerdorfer Bach – Taubenbach – Krippenbach – Gliedenbachweg – Marktweg – Zirkelstein – Schöna – Schöna Bahnhof – Elbradweg – Fähre Krippen – Bad Schandau
Starting point: Bad Schandau
Parking: car park “am Elbkai”, near river front
Distance: 50 km
Standard: along roads and well kept forest tracks 
Food & rest: pubs in villages along the way
Sightseeing: Keller Museum, Taubenteich, Zirkelstein, old mills.