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Motorcycle Tour in Russia

Grab this chance to run from daily life and explore regions you have never visited before! This tour offers an exciting opportunity to explore Moscow, Kazan, Ural Mountains, Siberia, and Great Lake Baikal. It will be a safe adventure with small groups, experienced English speaking guides, well-planed and safe routes.

Key information

  • Terrain: 98% asphalt road
  • Bike: personal or rental bike (F800GS / F700GS, R1200GS)
  • Mileage: 6800 kilometers / 4225 miles
  • Daily rides: 300 - 695 kilometers / 186 - 432 miles
  • Riding gear: not included, please bring your own gear
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Meet the guides

Yuri
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Highlights

  • Starts in Moscow, ends in Irkutsk
  • See taiga (boreal forest) in the nature reserve "Stolby"
  • Moscow excursions: Kremlin, Red Square, GUM, subway and Arbat street
  • Visit museum of weapons and a shooting range with an AK-47 (Kalashnikov rifle)
  • Visit Kungur Ice Cave, Monument "Europe-Asia", Ural motorcycles factory, museum
  • Route covers Altai and Sayan Mountains, Great Lake Baikal, Ural Mountains
  • Take a photo with Stepan the bear
  • 17 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


13 riding days in English
The organizer also speaks: Italian, Russian, Spanish
Group size: 2-10 participants
Airport transfer included: Sheremetyevo International Airport
Airport transfer included: Vnukovo International Airport
Airport transfer included: Domodedovo International Airport
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Accommodation

Accommodation will be in various selected hotels: art hotels, boutique hotels, forest cabins, traditional Russian lodgings, eco-hotels.

Program

Day 1 & 2: Arriving in Moscow

Moscow sightseeing. Walking sightseeing tour around Moscow: Kremlin, Red Square, GUM, subway and photoshoot with Stepan the real bear.

Day 3: Moscow - Nizhny Novgorod (570 kilometers / 354 miles)

In the morning, you will ride to Red Square to take photos as the beginning of the tour. Then you will reach Suzdal (one of the most beautiful cities of the Golden Ring).

There will be some free time for walking and lunch. After that, you will have a section of a dirt road about 10 kilometers. In the evening, you will reach Nizhny Novgorod, a vibrant historical city where you will spend some time walking along the Volga River embankment and visit Novgorod Kremlin.

Day 4: Nizhny Novgorod - Kazan (480 kilometers / 298 miles)

From Nizhny Novgorod, you will ride through the Northern border of the Kerzhenskiy State Nature Reserve. Magnificent places and birches are going to get replaced by coniferous trees. Then you'll cross the Volga River by ferry to Kozmodemyansk where you will visit special open-air Ethno-Museum.

Your next destination is Kazan, a cozy and modern city with a very beautiful Kremlin (Russia's second-largest Kremlin after Moscow) and a legendary Mosque. In the evening, you will have a delicious dinner with Russian and Tatar cuisine.

Day 5: Kazan - Izvhevsk (380 kilometers / 236 miles)

With a good secondary road and a small off-road segment (about 20 kilometers) you will reach Izvhevsk on this day. It is a place where famous AK-47s (Kalashnikov rifle) are being produced. You will visit an Armory Museum and shooting range where you will try AK-47s in action. You are staying in the wooden house style hotel where you will try delicious regional food and relax in the sauna!

Day 6: Izvhevsk - Kungur (360 kilometers / 224 miles)

This day you are meeting the Ural Mountains. You will ride along the beautiful secondary roads, taking a rest and a lunch on the bank of a reservoir, visiting a train's cemetery and going back to the childhood (having an opportunity to discover those trains and take photos with those iron monsters). Next is Kungur. Right after arriving you will visit Kungur Ice Cave — legendary geological karst discovered by Peter the Great.

Day 7: Kungur - Ekaterinburg (420 kilometers / 261 miles)

In the morning, you are visiting Plakun Waterfall while driving through the earth road (about 20 kilometers) where you will enjoy a swim in the river. The next stop is Yekaterinburg. This day you are going to cross the border between Europe and Asia and will take photos near the monument "Europe-Asia". After what you will enjoy landscapes of Yekaterinburg from the height of 186 meters and take a walk in the historic center. Amazing national dinner in the Ural restaurant is the cherry on the cake for this day.

Day 8: Ekaterinburg - Irbit - Tyumen (400 kilometers / 249 miles)

You will go to Irbit, the motherland of Russian motorcycles Ural. You will visit a motorcycles factory, a museum and take a mind-blowing test drive of Ural motorcycles with sidecars. Next, you are going to Tyumen and walk through the famous Russian Bridge of Lovers. This evening you are staying in a breathtaking art hotel!

Day 9: Tyumen - Omsk (675 kilometers / 419 miles)

And now you are in Siberia! Today's mid-point is Ishim, a small provincial town with a pretty promenade and an amusement park. Here you will have lunch. Then you will stop at the beautiful lakes with original Russian villages. Local villagers, farmers, and shepherds will give you their kind welcome. You will hear stories and tales, try their natural food and dive into the atmosphere of the old times going back to the pagan culture.

Next, you will have a refreshing journey through unpaved roads. In Omsk, you will stay in a castle hotel. It will take you back to the times of the Middle Ages, where you will feel like a knight, resting during a hike.

Day 10: Omsk - Novosibirsk (645 kilometers / 401 miles)

This will be your day of motorcycle meditation. The road is straight, in excellent condition and has almost no traffic. You can enjoy the ride and be mentally still, far away from the hectic life.

You will have lunch sitting near a picturesque lake and a field where you can ride Enduro style, and then just lie under the birches on the grass. You will spend a night in the hotel right on the river bank to leave the bikes behind and have a nice evening walk along the river.

Day 11: Novosibirsk - Kemerovo (350 kilometers / 217 miles)

Almost a rest day, just 350 kilometers. In the morning, you will continue to look around Novosibirsk, drive past the hydropower station and stop at a Train Museum. It is a very interesting museum consisting of 120 exhibits! The trains in this museum are from the different eras offering a cabin visit for your full immersion in history.

Your next stop is Jurga town in the center of Siberia. You can relax by the river, take a ride on the pontoon bridge, go to the outskirts of the city where a tank range is located.

Then you will go to Kemerovo taking a fantastic road with breathtaking views and a good track. Kemerovo is an industrial city, so it is the best place to go to the pine forest on the other side of the river and relax in Park-hotel and have a massage.

Day 12: Kemerovo - Krasnoyarsk (560 kilometers / 348 miles)

Today you will drive along the stunning roads and serpentines of the Altai Mountains. Before arriving in Krasnoyarsk, you will stop at a Hydropower Station and a magnificent observation deck with panoramic views of the great Yenisei River and mountains.

Krasnoyarsk is a big Siberian city located on the Yenisei River, one of the biggest rivers in the world. In the evening, you will have free time to regain your energy and get ready for the Siberian Taiga (boreal forest)!

Day 13: Krasnoyarsk, rest day

You are starting with a hike in the reserve Stolby. This place is fantastic! These rocks in the middle of the Siberian Taiga (boreal forest) and the views that open from them are just breathtaking.

You will climb the rock called Grandmother. From this rock, you will see wonderful panoramas and many kilometers that you will be enjoying for the rest of the journey. You will spend half a day there.

Next, you can choose between a city tour with a local English-speaking guide, horse riding or private moto-museum with pre-war military bikes like BMW and Harleys.

Day 14: Krasnoyarsk - Tulun (670 kilometers / 416 miles)

Today you are taking a smooth road through small villages and will stop for a tasty lunch on the lake. In Tulun, you will stay in a country hotel with Banya (Russian Sauna) on the banks of the river.

Day 15: Tulun - Lake Baikal (Olkhon Island) (695 kilometers / 432 miles)

In the evening, you arrive at the Great Lake Baikal! The deepest lake on Planet Earth, 1642 meters! By the way, this is 19% of all the fresh water in the world. You will visit Olkhon Island, the most beautiful place in Baikal. It is difficult to describe the beauty that awaits you.

You will stop in the central part of the island. It will take 30 kilometers by dirt road. There are no paved roads on the island, since this is a national park.

Day 16: Lake Baikal (Olkhon Island), rest day

This day you will have an amazing tour on Russian jeeps across the island and a boat trip. And in the evening — walking, swimming, taking photos, enjoying the beauty and eating legendary Baikal omul fish.

Day 17: Lake Baikal (Olkhon Island) - Irkutsk (300 kilometers / 186 miles)

And now you will go along scenic roads to Irkutsk. On the way you will stop at the museum, the Angara icebreaker. Next, you'll take the bikes to the transport company and go to a farewell dinner.

Day 18: Irkutsk, departure home

This is the end of the tour.

Skill level(s) required for this tour: intermediate

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

Included excursions

Included are excursions with locals, a photoshoot with a real bear, try AK-47s in action, test ride of Ural motorcycles with sidecars, boating, off-road or horse trips, Russian sauna.

Guides

Yuri Kalika

Location

This tour takes place in Russia. Starting from Moscow, you will then ride to Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Izvhevsk, Kungur, Ekaterinburg, Tyumen, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Tulun, Lake Baikal (Olkhon Island), then the tour ends in Irkutsk.

Food

Your package includes breakfast (every day), lunch, and dinner (during riding days) in restaurants with various cuisine styles (Russian, Tatar, Siberian, Asian, Seafood). Vegan and halal food can be arranged.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegan
  • Hallal
  • 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

What's included

  • 17 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner in restaurants with various cuisine styles
  • Excursions with locals, photoshoot with a real bear, try AK-47s in action, test ride of Ural motorcycles with sidecars, boating, off-road or horse trips, Russian sauna
  • Gasoline for all riders
  • Comprehensive vehicle insurance
  • Luggage storage
  • Visa assistance
  • English-speaking guide
  • Support vehicle (for 5+ groups)

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Medical insurance
  • Motorcycle gear
  • Personal spending
  • GPS rental (150 EUR)
  • Tips
  • Bike rental deposit (1000 - 2000 EUR depending on the bike model)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

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 non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
18 days / 17 nights
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Availability
  • Moscow - Lake Baikal: 29 May 2020 - 15 June 2020
  • Lake Baikal - Moscow: 5 July 2020 - 22 July 2020
  • Moscow - Lake Baikal: 5 August 2020 - 22 August 2020
Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

Sunday August 22, 2021
(18 days / 17 nights)

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