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29 Days Russian Motorcycle Tour over the Trans-Siberian Route

BMW Motorcycle Tours Russia

You are invited to join Russian Moto Travel Company on this motorcycle tour from Vladivostok to Moscow. Ride a powerful BMW motorbike for 10,000 kilometers. Discover all the best places in Russia, where you will find picturesque sceneries and interesting roads among good company. This is an experience not to be missed by anyone!

Highlights

  • Incredible guided city tours
  • Ride the Trans-Siberian Railway
  • Starts in Vladivostok and ends in Moscow
  • Discover the amazing culture and history of Russia
  • BMW F800GS motorcycle rental
  • 28 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Advanced

Styles


17 riding days in English
Spoken languages: English

Airport transfer included: Sheremetyevo International Airport

Airport transfer included: Vnukovo International Airport

Airport transfer included: Domodedovo International Airport

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Accommodation

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

Russian Moto Travel Company Motorcycle Tour Russia Program

Overview

  • Terrain: asphalt
  • Bike: rental or personal bike
  • Mileage: approximately 10,000 kilometers / 6,214 miles
  • Daily rides: 300 - 780 kilometers / 186.4 - 484.6 miles
  • Meals: all breakfasts

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Vladivostok

Transfer to the hotel and kick off the meeting. You will be briefed on the details of the tour, the itinerary, and you will be given some advice about the rules and customs in Russia. You will receive the bikes and you can make some final preparations. After that, you will enjoy dinner at a local seafood restaurant. You will be able to enjoy some crab and other delicious seafood.

Day 2: Vladivostok

In the morning, you will go for a walk. You will visit a seaport, an embankment, the bridge to the Russky Island, a local pedestrian street, and many other interesting places. You can also change cash, buy some local sim cards, prepare your bike, buy some rain suits, and other things in case you forgot something.

Day 3: Vladivostok

You will spend one more day in the city. You will ride to Russky Island and other places of interest and make some final preparations before the tour.

Day 4: 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, the hills are beautiful, and there are plentiful of forests. The city has lots of Chinese markets and restaurants, and you have a chance to try them all. The city is located at the southern extremity of the Muravyov-Amursky Peninsula and surrounded by the sea from three sides.

Day 5: Khabarovsk to Blagoveshchensk (700 kilometers / 434 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 6: Blagoveshchensk to Yerofey Pavlovich (560 kilometers / 347 miles)

The town is called after the famous Russian entrepreneur, traveler, and explorer Yerofey Pavlovich. In the seventeenth century, he charted the Amur River and built a fortress somewhere nearby. Unfortunately, it was not preserved.

Day 7: Yerofey Pavlovich to Chita (780 kilometers / 484 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 8: Chita

You will enjoy a rest day in Chita.

Day 9: Chita to Ulan-Ude (640 kilometers / 397 miles)

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

Day 10: 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 purest lakes in the world.

Day 11: Listvyanka: Rest on the Baikal

After breakfast, you will enjoy a walk on the embankment and visit the main market, where you can buy souvenirs and taste the legendary Baikal fish called omul. Then, you can use the cableway to get to the Cherskogo Peak, where you have a chance to see the Baikal from the height of 728 meters. After lunch in Listvyanka, you will go to the nerpa show. Nerpa is a freshwater seal, a very friendly, and easy-to-train animal. At the end of the day, you will enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Day 12: Listvyanka: Rest on the Baikal

Today, you will be riding over the segment of the Trans-Siberian Railway, that it is actually it's the most complicated segment that runs right along the lakeshore.

Day 13: Listvyanka to Tulun (450 kilometers / 279.6 miles)

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

Day 14: Tulun to Krasnoyarsk (650 kilometers / 403.8 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 dinner at a local restaurant. Tomorrow will be a long walking day.

Day 15: Krasnoyarsk

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

Day 16: Krasnoyarsk to Kemerovo (540 kilometers / 335 miles)

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

Day 17: Kemerovo to Novosibirsk (300 kilometers / 186.4 miles)

You will enjoy a peaceful and beautiful ride to Novosibirsk, the biggest city on the Trans-Siberian route. Today is the third largest city in Russia, the cultural, and scientific capital of Siberia. You will enjoy a walk in the city center and have rest after a long trip.

Day 18: Novosibirsk

You will continue exploring Novosibirsk, have a walk on the Mikhaylovskaya embankment of the Ob River, in the city park, and you will see the old part of the bridge which was the first railway bridge on the Trans-Siberian route. A metro-bridge, the longest in the world, is situated nearby.

If you wish, you can also visit some interesting places not far from the city, such as the Russian Railways Museum, the park near Obskoye, the Novosibirsk Academgorodok (the very heart of the science in the region), and ride to the dam on the Novosibirskaya hydropower plant.

Day 19: Novosibirsk to Omsk (650 kilometers / 403 miles)

A calm road to Omsk is waiting for you today. On your way, you will visit Ishim, the small city which preserved the ancient architecture of the nineteenth century. In Omsk, you will enjoy a walking tour of the city and visit many places of interest.

Day 20: Omsk to Тyumen (630 kilometers / 391 miles)

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

Day 21: Tyumen to Yekaterinburg to Lake Turgoyak (530 kilometers / 329 miles)

Today, you will ride 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. You will stop in Yekaterinburg, enjoy lunch, and have a walk around the city.

You will see the 1905 Square, the Oktyabrskaya Square, the Church on the Blood, the Historical Square, the Garden of Stones, and the Obelisk at the border between Europe and Asia. Then, you will ride to Lake Turgoyak, a pearl of the Chelyabinsk area. You will spend the night in the hotel near the lake.

Day 22: Yekaterinburg

You will enjoy a day off in Yekaterinburg. You will have some free time in the morning and in the second half of the day, you will enjoy a guided walk around the city.

Day 23: Yekaterinburg to Izvhevsk (780 kilometers / 484.6 miles)

It will be a long riding day, with lots of picturesque roads, oil production plants, and farm fields of the Perm region. You will enjoy a second breakfast from a local food store, and finally, enjoy a shot of vodka in Izvhevsk. You will visit an armory museum and a shooting range where you will try the AK-47 on your own. After that, you will be riding towards your accommodation for the night and enjoy interesting and delicious regional food.

Day 24: Izvhevsk to Kazan (350 kilometers / 186.4 miles)

After riding good secondary roads and a small off-road segment, you will reach 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 tenth century. In the evening, you will enjoy a delicious dinner with some local food.

Day 25: Kazan to Niznhny Novgorod (460 kilometers / 285.8 miles)

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

Day 26: Niznhny Novgorod to Moscow (550 kilometers / 341.7 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 twelve century.

Day 27: Moscow

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

Day 28: Moscow

You will spend one more day in the capital of Russia. There are still plenty of interesting places to visit such as beautiful museums, cathedrals, the central Gorky Park, the local market, the Sparrow Hills with probably the best view of the city and the Night Wolves motorcycle clubhouse. At the end of the day, you will enjoy a memorable farewell dinner.

Day 29: Departure from Moscow

Today is your last day in Moscow. Depending on your departure time, in the morning, you can visit some more interesting places or spend time buying souvenirs. After the check-out from the hotel, your transfer will bring you to the airport.

Skill level

Advanced:

  • Can ride for five to six 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

Guides

Alexander Nikonov
Alexander has visited many parts of the world, surfed and practiced yoga in Bali, done Muay Thai in Thailand, and met the dawns on the banks of the Bosphorus. spend plenty of time in Europe. In September 2015, He went to Milan to see the city and enjoy some vacations on Como Lake. There, he saw hundreds of bikers and decided to show everyone what an amazingly beautiful country he lives in, with many nations and cultures, with a great historical heritage, and with wonderful unspoiled nature.

Location

This motorcycle tour will be held from Vladivostok to Moscow and the far east area of Russia. You will have the opportunity to visit Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Blagoveshchensk, Yerofey Pavlovich, Chita, Ulan-Ude, Lake Baikal, Listvyanka, Tulun, Krasnoyarsk, Kemerovo, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tyumen, Lake Turgoyak, Yekaterinburg, Izvhevsk, Kazan, Niznhny Novgorod, and Moscow.

Food

During this tour, you will be served daily delicious breakfast.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

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 some of the hotels you will stay.

What's included

  • 28 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Cultural programs and excursions
  • Daily delicious breakfast
  • English-speaking guide
  • Gasoline
  • Motorcycle rental (BMW F800GS) with GPS Navigation (for riders without personal bike)
  • Support van for big groups
  • Visa assistance

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Alcohol
  • All other expenses
  • Dinners
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa fee

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

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). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Russian Moto Travel Company will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Sheremetyevo International Airport Airport transfer included: Sheremetyevo International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Vnukovo International Airport Airport transfer included: Vnukovo International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Domodedovo International Airport Airport transfer included: Domodedovo International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

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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