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Elberadweg (D-Route 10)

Bicycle Touring · Saxon Switzerland
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  • Pirnas Altstadt ist bezaubernd
    / Pirnas Altstadt ist bezaubernd
    Photo: Jens Dauterstedt
  • / Linkselbisch - Waldschlösschenbrücke
    Photo: Egon Höller, DAV Sektion Dresden
  • / Die Frauenkirche Dresden
    Photo: Sven Döring
  • / Stadtpanorama
    Photo: Daniel Bahrmann, Stadt Meißen
  • / Linkselbische Weinberge
    Photo: Daniel Bahrmann, Stadt Meißen
  • / Blick auf die Lutherstadt Wittenberg
    Photo: Meiert, wikimedia.com; CC-BY-SA-3.0
  • / Der Elberadweg bei Wörlitz
    Photo: Meiert, wikimedia.com; CC-BY-SA-3.0
  • / Der Elberadweg in Dessau am frühen Morgen
    Photo: Meiert, wikimedia.com; CC-BY-SA-3.0
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    Photo: Gartenträume Sachsen-Anhalt, Reiseland Sachsen-Anhalt
  • / Die Altstadt und Hafencity Hamburgs
    Photo: Reinhard Kraasch, wikimedia.com; CC-BY-SA-3.0
  • / Die Binnenalster in Hamburg
    Photo: alchemist-hp (talk), wikimedia.com; CC-BY-SA-3.0
  • / Die Hauptkirche St. Michaelis in Hamburg
    Photo: Gunnar Ries, wikimedia.com; CC-BY-2.5
  • / Die Hamburger Speicherstadt
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    Photo: Mona Berstermann
m 200 150 100 50 -50 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 km Residenzschloss Dresden
moderate
Distance 805.7 km
55:00 h
1,073 m
1,181 m
159 m
-1 m

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Author
Monika Heindl
Update: November 10, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
159 m
Lowest point
-1 m
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Tips and hints

Start

Bad Schandau (125 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.918223, 14.154639
DMS
50°55'05.6"N 14°09'16.7"E
UTM
33U 440577 5641071
w3w 
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Destination

Cuxhaven

Turn-by-turn directions

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
50.918223, 14.154639
DMS
50°55'05.6"N 14°09'16.7"E
UTM
33U 440577 5641071
w3w 
///produce.spellers.classed
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Spoke wrench
  • Zip ties
  • Lubricant
  • Screwdrivers
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • Luggage system as required for length of journey: panniers with racks
  • Handlebar / frame / saddle bags   
  • Mudguards recommended

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Hostel

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
805.7 km
Duration
55:00 h
Ascent
1,073 m
Descent
1,181 m
Highest point
159 m
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