25 Days Russian Motorcycle Tour over the Trans-Siberian Route

BMW Motorcycle Tours Russia

Experience an exciting ride on a legendary route, totaling almost 10,000 kilometers in 25 days, 20 regions of Russia, two parts of the continent - Asia and Europe. You will see Far East, Lake Baikal, Siberia, Ural Mountains, and Red Square. This will be an amazing journey through the largest country in the world!

Key information

  • Bike: rental (BMW F700GS/F800GS) or personal bike
  • Terrain: 95% asphalt roads
  • Mileage: approximately 10,000 kilometers / 6214 miles
  • Daily rides: 300 to 780 kilometers / 186 miles to 485 miles
  • Riding gear available for rent: pants, jackets, helmets, glovers, and raining suites
  • Meals: Daily breakfasts, plus lunches and dinners during riding days

Highlights

  • Starts in Vladivostok and ends in Moscow
  • See beautiful hills and plentiful forests in Khabarovsk
  • Explore Baikal Lake area, the largest freshwater lake in the world
  • Visit Novosibirsk, cultural and scientific capital of Siberia
  • Stop by Kazan, the Muslim capital of Russia
  • Try traditional local food in Ulan Ede
  • 24 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Advanced

Styles


18 riding days in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

You will be accommodated in comfortable two to four-star hotels.

Program

Day 1 - Arriving in Vladivostok

Transfer to the hotel and kick off meeting. The guide will brief you with the details, an itinerary, and give some advice about rules and customs in Russia. You will receive bikes and can make some final preparations. After that, you will go for a dinner to the local seafood restaurant. Russian Moto Travel Company promises you will enjoy crab and other seafood from the Pacific Sea.

Day 2 - Vladivostok

In the morning, you will we go for the city tour. You will see a sea port, an embankment, bridge to the Russkiy Island, local pedestrian street, and many other interesting places. This day you also change cash, buy local sim cards, prepare bikes, buy rain suits and other staff if you forgot something.

Day 3 - Vladivostok to Khabarovsk (750 kilometers / 466 miles)

Khabarovsk is probably the most beautiful city in the Asian part of the Trans-Siberian route. The Amur River is wide here, hills are beautiful, plentiful of forests. The city has lots of Chinese markets and restaurants, and you have a chance to try it. The city is located at the southern extremity of the Muravyov-Amursky Peninsula and surrounded by the sea from three sides.

Day 4 - Khabarovsk to Blagoveshchensk (700 kilometers / 435 miles)

Blagoveshchensk is the fifth biggest city in the Far East. It was established in the middle of 19th century to guard the borders of the Russian Empire. The Amur River is a borderline between Russia and China. Locals often visit China to drink Chinese beer, buy souvenirs, and have a nice lunch. The journey to China takes only half an hour.

Day 5 - Blagoveshchensk to Yerofey Pavlovich (760 kilometers / 472 miles)

The town is called after the famous Russian entrepreneur, traveler, and explorer Yerofey Pavlovich. In the 17th century he charted the Amur River and built a fortress somewhere nearby. Unfortunately it didn’t preserve.

Day 6 - Yerofey Pavlovich to Chita (780 kilometers / 485 miles)

Chita is the city where the Decembrists were sent after they tried to make an uprising in 1825. The city has a Museum of the Decembrists.

Day 7 - Chita, rest day

Rest day in Chita.

Day 8 - Chita to Ulan-Ude (640 kilometers / 398 miles)

A long time ago, Ulan-Ude was a Mongolian city, now it’s Russian one. Lots of nationalities live here: Buryats, Barguzin Jews, Evenks, Mestizo. There are many Buddhist temples in the city. In the restaurants, you will have a chance to try the traditional local food and Baikal omul.

Day 9 - Ulan-Ude to Lake Baikal (540 kilometers / 335 miles)

The road goes along the Baikal shore. Today you will see the biggest and one of the most purest lakes in the world.

Day 10 - Listvyanka, rest on the Baikal

After breakfast, you will visit Baikal Museum, the Cherskogo Peak, where you have a chance to see the Baikal from the height of 728 meters and make great photos and visit local market. After that, you'll have boat trip over the lake.

Day 11 - Listvyanka to Tulun (450 kilometers / 280 miles)

The ride to Tulun will be through many small villages and stops. Among the most interesting places you are going to see is Taishet bike guesthouse with Igor Shalygin. You'll spend a night in Tulun in a country hotel with Russian banya (sauna) on the banks of the river.

Day 12 - Tulun to Krasnoyarsk (650 kilometers / 404 miles)

Krasnoyarsk is situated on the Yenisei River, one of the biggest rivers in the world. In the evening, you will walk around the center and have a dinner in local restaurant. Then, go to sleep early. Tomorrow will be a long walking day.

Day 13 - Krasnoyarsk, rest day

Today, you will save the bikes, take some rest, and visit Krasnoyarsk National Park "Stolby", a place where you will see taiga nature. It will be at least a half day walk with climbing hills and mountains. After that, you can have a walking tour over the city or take some rest. In the evening, you will have dinner in a cozy restaurant with local food.

Day 14 - Krasnoyarsk to Kemerovo (540 kilometers / 336 miles)

Today, you will stay for a night in Kemerovo. It is the industrial city, although it is tidy and quiet. In the city center, you will see a beautiful embankment of the Tom River and lots of monuments.

Day 15 - Kemerovo to Novosibirsk (300 kilometers / 186 miles)

You will have a peaceful and beautiful road to Novosibirsk, the biggest city on the Trans-Siberian route. Today this is the third largest city in Russia, a cultural and scientific capital of Siberia. In the evening, you will have a walk in the city center.

Day 16 - Novosibirsk to Omsk (650 kilometers / 404 miles)

A calm road to Omsk is waiting for you today. On the way, you will visit Ishim, a small city which preserved the ancient architecture of the 19th century. In Omsk, you will have a walking tour over the city and visit main places of interest.

Day 17 - Omsk to Тyumen (630 kilometers / 391 miles)

You will arrive at the city in the evening, check in, leave the bikes in the parking lot, and explore Tyumen on foot. Have a walk on the embankment and the pedestrian bridge over the Tura River, and visit Znamenskiy Cathedral. You will also bathe in the hot springs in the city center and then have a dinner in a restaurant nearby.

Day 18 - Tyumen to Yekaterinburg (450 kilometers / 280 miles)

Today you will go north towards Yekaterinburg. You will pass the town of Karabash with its Martian scenery, hills, and ditches, and the town of Kyshtym, a small town surrounded by rocky mountains and blue lakes. Stop in Yekaterinburg, have a lunch and a walk around the city.

Day 19 - Yekaterinburg

Day off in Yekaterinburg. You will sleep well, have some free time in the morning, and in the second half of the day you will take a local guide and walk around the city.

Day 20 - Yekaterinburg to Izvhevsk (780 kilometers / 485 miles)

It will be a long riding day with lots of picturesque roads, oil production plants, farm fields of Perm region. In Izvhevsk, you will stay in a very local home-style hotel with interesting and delicious regional food.

Day 21 - Izvhevsk to Kazan (350 kilometers / 217 miles)

With good secondary roads and small off road segment, you will reach today Kazan, the Muslim capital of Russia and probably one of the most beautiful cities in Russia. You will visit the Kazan Kremlin, Russia's second largest Kremlin after Moscow. Its origins date back to the 10th century.

Day 22 - Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod (460 kilometers / 286 miles)

One of the last riding days. On the way, you will stop at Kozmodemyansk to visit local ethnographic museum. In Nizhny Novgorod, you will stop in the city center near the Volga embankment and Novgorod Kremlin.

Day 23 - Niznhny Novgorod to Moscow (550 kilometers / 342 miles)

Today, through Vladimir and Suzdal, you will ride to Moscow. In Vladimir, you will make a stop to see the Dormition (Assumption) Cathedral, a great architectural wonder of the 12th century.

Day 24 - Moscow

A sightseeing tour through Moscow: visiting the Red Square, Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the Kremlin, Moscow subway (sometimes called "the underground museum"), Arbat Street (often called "Old Arbat"), and other attractions.

Day 25 - Moscow, departure home

Today is the last day in Moscow. Depending on your departure time, in the morning you can visit some more interesting places in Moscow or the staff can help you with buying souvenirs.

Skill level(s) required for this tour: Advanced

Advanced:

  • can ride for 5-6 hours
  • extensive riding experience
  • assistance on demand (if required)
  • experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Included excursions

  • Discover the history of Yekaterinburg
  • Discover the wonderful Vladivostok
  • Explore the beautiful Novosibirsk
  • Explore the historical city of Kazan
  • Explore the purest lake in the world, Lake Baikal
  • Explore Tyumen by foot
  • Guided tour of Omsk
  • Sightseeing tour through Moscow
  • Visit an armory museum and a shooting range in Izvhevsk
  • Visit some interesting places in Listvyanka
  • Visit the Krasnoyarsk National Park "Stolby" and enjoy a tour around Krasnoyarsk
  • Visit the Volga embankment and Novgorod Kremlin in Niznhny Novgorod

Location

This motorcycle tour will be held from Vladivostok to Moscow and the far east area of Russia. The route will cover Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Blagoveshchensk, Yerofey Pavlovich, Chita, Ulan-Ude, Lake Baikal, Tulun, Krasnoyarsk, Kemerovo, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tyumen, Ekaterinburg, Kazan, and Moscow.

Food

During this tour, you will be served daily delicious breakfast. Lunch and dinners are provided during riding days only.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

You may choose to explore the places you stop on your own. There are also opportunities to have a sauna session in one of the hotels you will stay.

What's included

  • Gasoline
  • 24 nights accommodation in 2 to 4-star hotels (single room)
  • English-speaking guide on a motorcycle
  • Support van
  • Breakfasts in all days
  • Lunch and dinners during the riding days
  • Cultural program with Russian baths, BBQ, fishing, boat trips, local guides and excursions in Vladivostok, at Lake Baikal, in Ekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk and Moscow
  • Visa assistance

What's not included

  • Air tickets to Russia
  • Taxi to/from the airport
  • Visa fee and medical insurance
  • GPS (extra 150 EUR)
  • All other expenses not listed above

How to get there

Arrival by airport

Please book your flight to arrive at any of these three airports, Domodedovo International Airport (DME), Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO), or Vnukovo International Airport (VKO). For more information on how to reach the meeting point from the airport, please send Russian Moto Travel Company an inquiry.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 90 days before arrival.
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Start: Monday July 1, 2019
End: Thursday July 25, 2019

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