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28 Days Moscow to Vladivostok Challenging Motorcycle Tour Russia

Guided Motorcycle Tours Russia

Russian Moto Travel Company invites you to experience the most legendary motorcycle tour from Moscow to Vladivostok! Ride a powerful BMW motorbike for 10,000 kilometers. Experience exotic places like Altai, Baikal, Siberia, and the Far East. Enjoy beautiful places, discover picturesque sceneries and interesting roads among good company. Everyone should do it in their life at least once!

Highlights

  • Ride via small villages and forests
  • Starts in Moscow and ends in Vladivostok
  • Cultural program with activities and excursions
  • Discover some of the most incredible cities in Russia
  • BMW F800GS motorcycle rental for the tour
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • 27 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Advanced

Styles


17 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

During this tour, you will stay either in a private or a shared room. You will be accommodated in comfortable two to four-star hotels. You will spend three nights in Moscow, one night in Nizhny Novgorod, one night in Kazan, one night in Izvhevsk, two nights in Yekaterinburg, one night in Tumen, one night in Omsk, and two nights in Novosibirsk.

You will also spend one night in Kemerovo, two nights in Krasnoyarsk, one night in Tulun, three nights in Listvyanka, one night in Ulan-Ude, one night in Chita, one night in Yerofey Pavlovich, one night in Blagoveshchensk, one night in Khabarovsk, and three nights in Vladivostok.

Russian Moto Travel Company Motorcycle Tour Russia Itinerary

During this tour, you can ride on your own motorcycle or choose to be riding the most successful enduro and touring motorcycle on the planet, the legendary BMW GS series. You may choose from a BMW R1200GS adventure, the top of the GS model line, the most common and popular BMW R1200GS, and the F700GS, being one of the junior models but with its own performance benefits.

All models are equipped with anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic stability control (ESC), automatic stability control (ASC), motorcycle trunks, and protection.

Overview

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

Day 1: Moscow

You will be transfered to the hotel and have a meeting in the evening for a kickoff before the tour. You will be signing all the documents and learn more about each other, the route, the schedule, and so on.

Day 2: Moscow

You will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Moscow, Kremlin and Red Square, GUM, the metro station, and many more interesting places. You will also change cash, buy local sim cards, prepare your bike, buy rain suits and other staff, in case you forgot something.

Day 3: Moscow

You will spend one more day in the capital of Russia. There are still plenty 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, which you need to see with your own eyes. In the evening, you will pack your bike and discuss the final details of the tour.

Day 4: Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod (approximately 560 kilometers / 347.9 miles)

In the morning, you will ride to Red Square to take a photo of the beginning of the tour. After leaving Moscow and with several stops along the way, you will reach one of the Golden Ring cities located on the banks of the Volga River. On the way, you will visit Vladimir, where you will make a stop to see the Dormition (Assumption) Cathedral, a great architectural wonder of the 12 century. In Nizhny Novgorod, you will stop at the Volga embankment near Novgorod Kremlin for lunch and a short overview walking tour.

Day 5: Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan (460 kilometers / 285.8 miles)

In the first half of the day, you will visit the national museum in Kozmodemyansk. After arriving in Kazan, an ancient city and the third capital of Russia after Moscow and Saint-Petersburg, 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 local food.

Day 6: Kazan to Izvhevsk (540 kilometers / 335.5 miles)

With good secondary roads and small off-road segments, you will reach Kalashnokov. It is a place where famous AK-47 are produced. You will visit an armory museum and a shooting range where you will try the AK-47 on your own. After the visit, you will go to a local home-style hotel with interesting and delicious regional food.

Day 7: Izvhevsk to Yekaterinburg (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 also enjoy forest berries, apples, and other fruits and finally, a shot of vodka in Yekaterinburg.

Day 8: Yekaterinburg

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

Day 9: Yekaterinburg to Tumen (400 kilometers / 248.5 miles)

In the morning, you will visit the Ganina Pit, a place where the last Russian emperor was buried. You will also visit a memorial complex and a monastery. After that, you will go to Irbit, the motherland of Russian motorcycles Ural. You will visit the factory, the museum, and also take a test drive of the Ural bikes. This will definitely be a memorable experience.

After lunch in the local canteen, you will be leaving Tumen and you will arrive back in the city in the evening. You will explore Tyumen by foot and enjoy a walk on the embankment and the pedestrian bridge over the Tura River, and you will also visit Znamenskiy Cathedral. You will also visit the hot springs in the city and then enjoy a dinner in a restaurant nearby.

Day 10: Тyumen to Omsk (630 kilometers / 391.4 miles)

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

Day 11: Omsk to Novosibirsk (650 kilometers / 403.8 miles)

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

Day 12: Novosibirsk

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

If you wish, you can also visit some places nearby such as the Russian Railways Museum, the park near Obskoye, the Novosibirsk Academgorodok (the very heart of the science in the region), and enjoy a ride to the dam on the Novosibirskaya hydropower plant.

Day 13: Novosibirsk to Kemerovo (300 kilometers / 186.4 miles)

Today will be a short riding day, but full of interesting places and people. You will visit some friends in Urga, a small city in the center of Siberia. Here you will have lunch and enjoy a walk of this small provincial city. In the second half of the day, you will arrive in Kemerovo, the coal industry center of Russia. Here, you will visit several museums and spend the evening in a country house hotel in the forest.

Day 14: Kemerovo to Krasnoyarsk (630 kilometers / 391.4 miles)

You will ride on the Trans-Siberian route again and head to Krasnoyarsk, yet another big Siberian city. The city is situated on the Yenisei River, one of the biggest rivers in the world. You will check in at the accommodation and explore the city by foot.

Day 15: Krasnoyarsk

You will rest today and also visit the Krasnoyarsk National Park "Stolby", a place where you will discover the taiga forest. It will be at least a half day walk with climbing hills and mountains. In the evening, you will enjoy dinner in a cozy restaurant with local food.

Day 16: Krasnoyarsk to Tulun (650 kilometers / 403.8 miles)

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

Day 17: Tulun to Listvyanka (450 kilometers / 279.6 miles)

After a long ride, you will finally arrive at Baikal Lake.

Day 18: Listvyanka

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 will use the cableway to get to the Cherskogo Peak, where you have a chance to see the Baikal from a height of 728 meters. After lunch, in Listvyanka, you will go to the “nerpa” show. Nerpa is a freshwater seal, very friendly, and easy-to-train. At the end of the day, you will enjoy a delicious dinner in the hotel.

Day 19: Listvyanka

Today you will enjoy a ride over the segment of the Trans-Siberian Railway. It is actually the most complicated segment that runs right along the lakeshore.

Day 20: Listvyanka to Ulan-Ude (540 kilometers / 336 miles)

The road to Ulan-Ude goes along the Baikal shore. A long time ago Ulan-Ude was a Mongolian city but now is Russian. Lots of nationalities live here like Buryats, Barguzin Jews, Evenks, and 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 21: Ulan-Ude to Chita (640 kilometers / 398 miles)

In the next days, you will enjoy the road to Vladivostok. The first city on the way is Chita. The city has a Museum of the Decembrists.

Day 22: Chita to Yerofey Pavlovich (780 kilometers / 485 miles)

This 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.

Day 23: Yerofey Pavlovich to Blagoveshchensk (560 kilometers / 348 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. The 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 24: Blagoveshchensk to Khabarovsk (700 kilometers / 435 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, with plenty of forests. The city has lots of Chinese markets and restaurants and you will have a chance to try them.

Day 25: Khabarovsk to Vladivostok (750 kilometers / 466 miles)

This is your destination point. The city is located at the southern extremity of the Muravyov-Amursky Peninsula and is surrounded by the sea from three sides. Upon arrival, the motorcycle tour will be over. The next day, you will put your motorcycle on the train and go back to Moscow. For the rest of the day, you will enjoy a nice dinner, a bath, and a massage followed by a sightseeing tour of the city.

Day 26: Vladivostok

In the morning, you will turn your bike to the transport company and go for a walk. You will see a seaport, an embankment, the bridge to the Russkiy Island, a local pedestrian street, and many other interesting places.

Day 27: Vladivostok

You will enjoy a rest day and do some personal chores such as pack your things, take photos, and buy souvenirs.

Day 28: Vladivostok

Today is your last day in Russia. After some free time in the morning, you will enjoy a walking tour of the city. In the evening, you will visit some local seafood restaurant where you can try real ocean crab.

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

  • Beautiful tour of the city of Urga
  • Discover Listvyanka
  • Discover the incredible Novosibirsk
  • Exciting Omsk guided tour
  • Explore Krasnoyarsk by foot
  • Explore the lovely Tyumen
  • Guided tour around Yekaterinburg
  • Sightseeing tour of Vladivostok
  • Sightseeing tour of Moscow
  • Visit the Kazan Kremlin

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 Moscow to Vladivostok and the far east area of Russia. You will have the opportunity to visit Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Izvhevsk, Yekaterinburg, Tyumen, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Tulun, Listvyanka, Ulan-Ude, Chita, Yerofey Pavlovich, Blagoveshchensk, Khabarovsk, and Vladivostok.

Food

During this tour, you will be served one daily delicious breakfast. All the meals will be locally sourced.

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)

During your free time, you may explore the locations on your own, visit local places of interest, or simply relax and rest at the hotel.

What's included

  • 1 English-speaking guide on a motorcycle
  • 1 support vehicle for big groups
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily cultural program with activities and excursions to significant places
  • Gasoline
  • Local guides
  • Motorcycle rental (BMW F800GS) with GPS Navigation (for riders without personal bike)
  • Transfers from and to Domodedovo International Airport (DME)
  • Visa assistance

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Additional transportation
  • Alcohol
  • Dinners
  • Lunches
  • International airfare
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa fees

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.

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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