Do you know it too? You want to go on a tour, put a map in your tank bag and then try to find the best routes and points of interest. Searching for these places usually wastes so much time that you drive home without having seen even a fraction of what you actually wanted to see. As a tour operator Sachsenbike-Tours offers guided weekend tours, day tours, multi-day tours and individual tours. Under the leadership of Manuela Wollny, a team of 10 motorcyclists leads tours through Saxon Switzerland, the Ore Mountains, the Zittau Mountains and the Spree Forest.
As a rule, up to 8 bikes are considered problem-free. The group is still manageable for the guide, fuel, pee and smoke breaks are by personal arrangement. In addition, we should rest at least every 80 km or every hour at a place where girls can also have a break and where we can refuel if possible (note: 1 chopper tank filling = ca. 150km!). In general, the larger the group, the more care should be taken in route planning. With a convoy of several -zig motorcycles, for example, the route should run in such a way that as few traffic lights or stop roads as possible interrupt the flow of the group. In case of doubt, it is better to reassemble the convoy once more after turning onto the multipurpose lane than to lose half the pack! It has also proven useful to already announce the next break destination at the respective stop, i.E. Z.B. "We ride from here to Fort Fun". So everyone can still get through on their own in case of need
Just outside Dresden rises one of Germany's most idiosyncratic natural beauties: the wildly romantic rocky world of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Bizarre rocky outcrops, long reefs and deep gorges crisscross the landscape. Our tour leads us along the river Elbe in the direction of Pillnitz. Already there the first charms of this gentle, hilly landscape show up. Small vineyards and the park at Pillnitz Castle give an idea of what is still to come. Passing villages steeped in tradition, the Königstein Fortress awaits us. 1241 it was mentioned for the first time. Is today an important monument of European fortification art. With the help of a modern elevator we are spared the arduous climb to the rock massif 362 m above the Elbe River. From up here, there is a fantastic view of the picturesque Elbe Sandstone Mountains and the foothills of the Osterzgebirge Mountains. The complex has a varied history: originally a medieval border castle, later expanded into a fortress, state prison (most famous prisoner 1706/07 Johann Friedrich Böttcher, inventor of European porcelain), refuge of Saxon electors and kings, who kept art treasures and state treasure here, excursion destination of the court. Our stay is enough for a short tour and a coffee break.
Afterwards it goes on to Bad Schandau. Already on the way there we realize that the border is not far off. The traffic becomes more and more. Progress is slow. In Bad Schandau we leave the federal road. Driving in the direction of the Bastei. We enjoy the atmosphere of quiet forests and numerous curves. Arrived at the Bastei we give our motorcycles a break. The walk to the Bastei loosens us up again. At the top we are 193 meters above the Elbe River, which flows directly at our feet. We enjoy the unmistakable romantic. Great landscape views. The view only becomes a sensation, however, when the narrow rock pulpit is advanced over the abyss. From here we can also survey the skills of climbers, who appreciate the rocks of the Basteige area for their varying degrees of difficulty.
After a sufficient break the tour leads us further to the castle Stolpen. The weather is ideal and accompanied by loud birdsong a feeling of freedom passes through us. Only a few kilometers further a special treat awaits us, which makes every biker's heart beat faster – the road from Hohnstein to Lohmen. The special attraction lies in the extremely harmonious meandering asphalt road. Everyone dutifully takes advantage of the minimum lean angle. Even from a distance we can see the majestic castle of Stolpen. We invest the last Euro bills of this tour day in a delicious coffee at the market place that rises steeply to the castle.
On the last kilometers to Dresden we enjoy once again the charms of this landscape to the fullest and a glance at the speedometer shows us that we have driven 250 km. We were rewarded with breathtaking views. Curvy routes through the hinterland with many interesting sights.