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10 Day Altai Mountains Guided BMW Motorcycle Tour in Siberia, Russia

Barnaul, Altai Krai, Russia

Adventurous Motorcycle Tour in Russia

You are invited to ride one of the most fascinating motorcycle routes in Russia with Toursmoto! It is held in Mountain Altai, which is located in the West Siberia region of Asian Russia. "Golden Altai" is a unique route that allows you to fully enjoy all the splendor of this region: you will feel the intact nature, try delicious local food, and learn the history of the region from the locals. It is perfect for riders of intermediate level training and it is assessed at the fourth level of complexity (out of six). The tour “Golden Alatai” will not leave anyone indifferent. After the trip, you'll learn this world in a new light. The places that you will visit are so wonderful that they will truly change your mind.

Key Information

  • Terrain: 30% asphalt, 70% off-road
  • Bike: rental bike BMW G650GS
  • Mileage: 1450 kilometers / 901 miles
  • Daily rides: 60 - 340 kilometers / 37 - 211 miles
  • Meals: breakfasts, lunches, and dinners

Meet the guides

Viktor
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Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Barnaul
  • Climb to Mushroom Rocks, the wonder of nature
  • Visit the incredible Teletskoe lake, the "young brother" of Baikal
  • Visits numerous waterfalls and local culture museum
  • Ride through shallow rivers on motorcycles
  • 9 nights' accommodation
  • Try delicious local food
  • Airport transfer

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


8 riding days in Russian
The organizer also speaks: English, German
Group size: 5-9 participants
Airport transfer included: Barnaul Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
10:00
Check-out Time:
15:00

The accommodation will be in hotels, guest-houses, and in tent-camps (for one night). The basic price includes shared double-triple room.

Program

Day 1: Arrival to Barnaul Airport (BAX)

Toursmoto staff member will meet you at Barnaul Airport (BAX) and transfer to the city of Barnaul. Then, you will have time to freshen up at the hotel and have some rest. After the lunch, you have an option to see the city and walk down the embankment. In the evening, you will have a welcome dinner with all tour participants including guides and the mechanic.

Day 2: Barnaul - Bijsk - Manscherock, 340 kilometers / 211 miles

After breakfast, you will get your bikes and at 9 a.m. you'll start. This day, you will approach the beauty of Altai, the place where mountains begin to appear. You will climb up to the famous mountain Picket and visit the museum of prominent Russian writer M. Shukshin.

After lunch, a local Altai Shaman will wait for you. He will tell you about the culture of the region and how local tribes turned to be included in Russian Empire. In the evening, you will get to the guest-house, where the Russian Banja (sauna) will be prepared for the group.

Day 3: Manscherock - Lake Teletskoye, 220 kilometers / 137 miles

Today, you will ride picturesque road in mountains along the Bija River. You will visit some sites such as Tavdijskiy Cave, where the village of ancient human beings was found. Some researchers think that the first human being was found there. You will even see a huge stone, which was used by habitats of the cave as door. That's incredible how did the even managed to move that stone! In the evening, you will experience the famous Russian banja (sauna) and swim in the Teletskoe Lake.

Day 4: Ship trip across Lake Teletskoye (80 kilometers), Waterfall Korbu (100 kilometers / 62 miles)

This day is a special day. You will experience a four-hour trip on ship to the other side of the magnificent Lake Teletskoe. Most of the coast and its environs were not influenced by civilization and remained in their original form, unchanged for thousands of years.

During the lake trip, you will stop at Korbu waterfalls, where you will have lunch and you will be able to try fresh fish Charius, which was caught right in Lake Teletskoe. Then you will ride the most picturesque road of this tour, and probably in the whole Altay, the road along Chulysman River.

In the second part of the day, you will climb the to the mountain to see the wonder of nature - mountains in the form of mushrooms, so called Mushroom Rocks. Do not forget the convenient shoes because the ascent will take almost an hour. This day you will enjoy an accommodation in traditional Altai ail. In the evening, as usual, you will have dinner and Russian Banja with swimming in the cold mountain river.

Day 5: Mountain Pass Katu Yaryk - Chuya Highway, 180 kilometers / 166 miles

As soon as everyone are full of power and enthusiasm, you will drive the mountain pass Katu-Yaryk. This pass is fully hand-made road, which was created not so long time ago, in 1989. Before the pass was created, there was no access to this beautiful untouched area except by the helicopter.

After the ascent, you will explore ancient mounds - the dumping of ancient Skifian imperators. Further, beautiful road awaits for you with beautiful passes and mountain lakes.

You are approaching Chuya Highway, the most famous road in Altai. This road became an economic driver for this region of Russia. Closer to the highway, there will be a possibility to buy local souvenirs in the big market: Altai honey, medical herbal tee, felt boots, etc. Today, you will stay in traditional Altai Yurt next to the river bank.

Day 6: Chuya Highway - River Usul, 150 kilometers / 93 miles

After breakfast, you will drive to Chuya Highway. On the way, you will visit the breathtaking place, the confluence of rivers Chuya and Katun. Then you will ride through the road cut down in the mountain and then head to the Putin's residence, which you will observe from the top of the mountain.

This day, Toursmoto suggests you to sleep in a field night next to the purest river, Ursul. This will be a great evening with romantic bonfire and starry sky.

Day 7: River Usul - Belockuricha, 260 kilometers / 161 miles (radial ride)

The morning begins with a breakfast and putting together the camp. Then you return back to Chuya Highway and go... On this road you will ride through two beautiful passes. Your goal is the resort city Belockuricha. Today, you will stay for a night in a comfortable resort.

Day 8: Belockuricha - rest day (radial rides), 70 kilometers / 43 miles

Today you will make some short rides not far from the resort city. The rest of the day will be free, you can have rest in the resort or experience paragliding and horse riding. The following night you will spend in the same hotel.

Day 9: Belockuricha - Bernaul, 230 kilometers / 141 miles

Today, you are moving back to Barnaul. After the lunch you will stay in the hotel. Toursmoto suggests that you have a rest because tomorrow an early wake up awaits you. In the evening, you will have a closing dinner in the bike-bar, where you will be able to spend a pleasant evening and share your thoughts about the tour. All participants will be awarded with certificates and special souvenirs from the head guide of Toursmoto Company.

Day 10: Transfer Barnaul - Barnaul Airport (BAX)

After an early breakfast and saying goodbye, a staff member will transfer you to the airport. Toursmoto Company wishes you a good flight.

Skill level

Intermediate

  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

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

Requirements

  • Driving license with motorcycle category
  • Driving experience to participate in such a tour
  • Sports medical insurance (including riding motorcycles)

Included excursions

  • Sightseeings to Tavdijskiy cave, Roerich monument
  • Visit to Korbu waterfall
  • Visit to museum in village Ulagan
  • Visit to some sites in Belockuricha
  • Visit to the museum of V.M.Shuckshin

Guides

Viktor Pantykin

Location

This trip begins and ends in the city of Barnaul, the capital of the Altai region, Russia. You will drive along the Chuya Highway, visit the museum of V.M.Shuckshin, have a rest in the eminent hotel “Manscherok”, honor the memory on the place of death of Mikhail Evdokimov, and have a look on Belokuricha city-resort, where you will bathe in hot radon baths. Also, you will visit Pazyryk mound. There are no words to describe all the diversity of this region.

But the most important goal of Toursmoto's trips is to show you wonders of nature: rivers of Katun, Chulishman, and Bija, breathtaking waterfall of Korbu, Mushroom Rocks, mountain pass of Katu-Jarik, and the pearl of the Altai - Lake Teletskoye. Much of the coast and its vicinity aren’t subjected to the influence of civilization and remained the same as they were thousands of years ago.

The shores of the lake are mountains covered with dense forest and steep cliffs with century-old cedars. The purest mountain water rarely warms above 10 degrees Celsius, that is why it is almost impossible to swim there. But the view is amazing. Lake Teletskoye, like a magnet, attracts people due to its unique beauty, mystique, incomprehensibility, and elegance.

This tour includes four-hour ship trip to the opposite side of the incredible Lake Teletskoye. Mountain pass of Katu-Jarik is a man-made sight that was constructed not so long ago in 1989. It is unique in that no classic characteristic passes of symmetry: the serpentine rise of the serpentine descent.

The pass is a descent from the Ulagan plateau in the valley of the river Chulyshman. This 3,5 kilometer-long zigzag of nine loops cut in the 70-degrees slope of the mountain. Visitors can disperse from oncoming cars only on the corners (there are small pockets). When people visit this place the heart starts beating faster and the breathing quickens.

Car goes downhill to the right and to the left at the highest point of the pass is an observation deck, offering stunning views: the bottom of a narrow green ribbon winds Chulyshman, on the opposite side of the gorge - Chulyshman plateau terminating in steep rocky valley walls, approximately one kilometer-high, which flow down nearly 100-foot waterfall.

Food

The food is regular (meat and fish). However, Toursmoto can provide vegetarian food on request.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda
  • Detox juices

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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)

  • Rafting
  • Spa
  • Paragliding
  • Horse riding

What's included

  • Motorcycle rental (BMW G650GS)
  • 2 guides
  • Entrance tickets to parks and museums
  • Gas
  • Supporting van with extra motorcycle, mechanic, spare parts and client's belongings
  • 9 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Transfer from Barnaul Airport (BAX)

What's not included

  • Airline tickets to Barnaul
  • Single accommodation
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal expenses (including extra dishes in restaurants)
  • Riding gear
  • Motorcycle insurance deposit (350 EUR)
  • Extra activities
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Barnaul Airport (BAX). Transfer from and to the airport is included.

Airport: Barnaul Airport Airport transfer included: Barnaul Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
10 days / 9 nights
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Pricing information

Single room supplement is available for 50 EUR per night. 

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 5 participants

Sunday June 6, 2021
(10 days / 9 nights)

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