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26 Day Trans-Siberian Marathon Guided Motorcycle Tour from Moscow to Vladivostok, Russia

Moscow, Russia

Motorcycle Tour Russia

If you feel up to taking on a once in a lifetime experience, then this thrilling challenge the Trans-Siberian marathon motorcycle tour can be the one for you. Explore all of Russia with UVenture! Their aim is to create a personalized experience for your safe, thrilling, and unforgettable adventure!

Key information

  • Terrain: 95% asphalt (with short sections of unsurfaced roads)
  • Bike: personal or rental bike (BMW F800GS and BMW R1200GS)
  • Mileage: 11,200 kilometers / 6,959 miles
  • Daily rides: 320 - 790 kilometers / 199 - 491 miles
  • Riding gear: not included (riders should have the usual riding gear - helmet, jacket, pants, motorcycle boots, gloves, clothes with wind-stopper material, wet-weather gear)
  • Meals: all breakfasts, lunches, and dinners

Meet the guides

Yuri
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Highlights

  • Support-vehicle with mechanic
  • English-speaking guide on a bike
  • Starts in Moscow and ends in Vladivostok
  • Third party liability insurance and comprehensive vehicle insurance
  • Transfers from and to the airport
  • Excursions with local guides
  • 25 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Advanced

Styles


19 riding days in English
The organizer also speaks: Russian
Group size: 4-10 participants
Airport transfer included: Sheremetyevo International Airport
Airport transfer included: Vnukovo International Airport
Airport transfer included: Domodedovo International Airport
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Accommodation

Your accommodation will be in various selected three to four-star hotels: Art-hotels, boutique-hotels, forest cabins, traditional Russian lodgings, as well as moto and eco-hotels.

Program

Short itinerary

  • Day 1: Arriving in Moscow
  • Day 2: Rest day in Moscow
  • Day 3: Moscow - Nizhny Novgorod (570 kilometers / 354 miles)
  • Day 4: Nizhny Novgorod - Kazan (530 kilometers / 329 miles)
  • Day 5: Kazan - Izvhevsk (440 kilometers / 273 miles)
  • Day 6: Izvhevsk - Kungur (410 kilometers / 255 miles)
  • Day 7: Kungur - Ekaterinburg (460 kilometers / 286 miles)
  • Day 8: Ekaterinburg - Irbit - Tyumen (400 kilometers / 249 miles)
  • Day 9: Tyumen - Omsk (675 kilometers / 419 miles)
  • Day 10: Omsk - Novosibirsk (645 kilometers / 401 miles)
  • Day 11: Novosibirsk - Kemerovo (320 kilometers / 199 miles)
  • Day 12: Kemerovo - Krasnoyarsk (570 kilometers / 354 miles)
  • Day 13: Rest day in Krasnoyarsk
  • Day 14: Krasnoyarsk to Tulun (670 kilometers / 416 miles)
  • Day 15: Tulun - Lake Baikal: Olkhon Island (685 kilometers / 426 miles)
  • Day 16: Rest day in Lake Baikal: Olkhon Island
  • Day 17: Rest day in Lake Baikal: Olkhon Island
  • Day 18: Lake Baikal: Olkhon Island - Arshan (510 kilometers / 317 miles)
  • Day 19: Arshan - Ulan-Ude (480 kilometers / 298 miles)
  • Day 20: Ulan-Ude - Chita (670 kilometers / 416 miles)
  • Day 21: Chita - Erofey Pavlovich (780 kilometers / 485 miles)
  • Day 22: Erofey Pavlovich - Blagoveshchensk (790 kilometers / 491 miles)
  • Day 23: Blagoveshchensk - Khabarovsk (700 kilometers / 435 miles)
  • Day 24: Khabarovsk - Vladivostok (750 kilometers / 466 miles)
  • Day 25: Rest day in Vladivostok
  • Day 26: Departure home from Vladivostok

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1 and 2: Arriving in Moscow

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

Day 3: Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod

In the morning, you will ride to the Red Square to take photos as the beginning of your 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 for 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 to Kazan

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 the 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 to Izvhevsk

With a good secondary road and a small off road segment (20 kilometers), you will reach Izvhevsk on this day. It is a place where famous AK-47s (Kalashnikov rifle) are produced.

You will visit an armory museum and a shooting range where you will try AK-47s in action. You will be staying in the wooden-house style hotel where you will try delicious regional food and relax in a sauna.

Day 6: Izvhevsk to Kungur

This day, you will be 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 your childhood (having an opportunity to discover those trains and take photos with those iron monsters). Next, you will be heading to Kungur. Right after arriving, you will visit Kungur Ice Cave; a legendary geological karst discovered by Peter the Great.

Day 7: Kungur to Ekaterinburg

In the morning, you will be visiting cute Plakun Waterfall while driving through the earth road (20 kilometers), where you will enjoy a swim in the river. 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 that, you will enjoy landscapes of Yekaterinburg from the height of 186 meters and take a walk in the historic center. An amazing national dinner in the Ural restaurant is your cherry on the cake for this day.

Day 8: Ekaterinburg to Irbit to Tyumen

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

Day 9: Tyumen to Omsk

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 the 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 to Novosibirsk

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 a 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 your bikes behind and have a nice evening walk along the river.

Day 11: Novosibirsk to Kemerovo

Almost a rest day, with just a 320 kilometers mileage. 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 a park-hotel and have a massage.

Day 12: Kemerovo to Krasnoyarsk

Today, you will drive along the stunning roads and serpentines of the Altai Mountains. Before 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 polar (boreal) forest!

Day 13: Krasnoyarsk rest day

You are starting today 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 the pre-war military bikes like BMW and Harleys.

Day 14: Krasnoyarsk to Tulun

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 to Lake Baikal (Olkhon Island)

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 of Baikal. It is difficult to describe the beauty that awaits you. You will stop in the central part of the island. It will take you 30 kilometers by dirt road. There are no paved roads on the island, since this is a national park.

Day 16 and 17: Lake Baikal (Olkhon Island) rest day

You will have free time for walking, swimming, taking photos, enjoying the beauty, and eating legendary Baikal omul fish. You can continue to inhale the beauty of that place and to discover it. This day, you will have a tour on Russian jeeps across the island, horse riding, or sailing.

Day 18: Baikal Lake (Olkhon Island) to Arshan

And now, you will go along scenic roads to the foot of the Sayan mountains. On the way, you will stop at the museum, the Angara icebreaker, and the local fish market. In the evening, you will arrive in Arshan and go to a Buddhist temple (datsan).

Russia is an amazing country where not only a multitude of nationalities live peacefully, but also the three main religions (Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism) prosper.

Day 19: Arshan to Ulan-Ude

You will start the morning with a hike in the mountains to go to look at the waterfall. In the same place, you will get real mineral water from an underground source.

Then, you will go to Ulan-Ude. You will go around Lake Baikal from the southern part. A very picturesque road; on your left, you will see Lake Baikal, and on the right, the mountains. You will have dinner today in the city center in a restaurant with local food and panoramic views. Also, you will walk and see across some sights of Ulan-Ude.

Day 20: Ulan-Ude to Chita

In the morning, you will ride to the Buddhist temple on Lysaya Gora: a beautiful place with panoramic views of the city. Then, there will be a road full of beautiful mountains, forests, steppes, rivers, and lakes.

Day 21: Chita to Erofey Pavlovich

This day will see you through deserted places; very rarely little villages and once in 200 kilometers, a local gas station. You will stop in the middle between Chita and Blagoveshchensk nearby the town, Erofey Pavlovich. It was named in honor of Erofey Pavlovich Khabarov; Russian serial entrepreneur of the 17th century, traveler, and explorer. Tonight, you will sleep like long-haul trackers.

Day 22: Erofey Pavlovich to Blagoveshchensk

On this day, you will stop by active Vostochny cosmodrome. You will have space food for astronauts in tubes for lunch. You will be able to choose soups or main courses. If you are lucky enough, you will stop by a view point and see cosmodrome with your own eyes.

Later on, you will be heading to Blagoveshchensk. That city was established in the middle of 19th century to guard the borders of the Russian Empire. You will get a chance to walk along the Amur River which separates Russia from China. It is very close, only 20-30 minutes by ferry, but there are other laws, traditions, culture, language; so it is very unusual. The Chinese side is always active: local music and light bulbs all around.

Day 23: Blagoveshchensk to Khabarovsk

This part of the road has viewpoints. You will have lunch on one of them and will be able to enjoy a great landscape. You will take pictures near the legendary monument "Moscow-Vladivostok". 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 and there are plentiful of forests. In the evening, you will take a walk in the center of Khabarovsk. It has a great walking area with monuments, museums, temples, and a theater.

Day 24: Khabarovsk to Vladivostok

This day, you will learn to love the Far East! It has stunning nature and mountains and a very pleasant and easy way. And already in the evening, you will be able to congratulate yourselves with the finish line of this cool challenge. You have finally arrived to the shore of the Pacific Ocean. Today, you will have a massage after a long trip.

Day 25 and 26: Rest day in Vladivostok and departure home

Vladivostok is a young but very interesting city. You will travel to the Russki Island to see how the defensive fort has been building for more than 100 years ago. You will visit viewpoints with fascinatingly beautiful landscapes seen and after, stop by the Tokarev lighthouse. Moreover, you will be able to take a glance on the waterfront real shoot from a main gun at 12 o'clock. It happens every day as it is a military tradition.

Furthermore, you will visit the museum-submarine C-56. Lastly, you will wander around the city and a local pedestrian street. You will finish your journey by eating fresh seafood in a restaurant.

Motorcycle model for rent:

  • BMW F800GS
  • BMW R1200GS

Skill levels 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

There will be various excursions that you will have with local guides at the different locations on your route.

Guides

Yuri Kalika

Location

Highlights of the tour:

  • Moscow: Kremlin, Red Square, GUM, subway, and Arbat street
  • Kremlins in Kazan and Nizhniy Novgorod
  • Ural mountains
  • Museum of weapons and a shooting range with an AK-47 (Kalashnikov rifle)
  • Kungur Ice Cave
  • "Europe-Asia" monument
  • Ural motorcycles factory, museum, and riding
  • Siberia
  • Taiga (boreal forest) in the nature reserve "Stolby"
  • Altai and Sayan mountains (boreal forest) in the nature reserve "Stolby"
  • Great Lake Baikal
  • The Far East
  • Vladivostok, the shore of the Pacific Ocean
  • Take a photo with Stepan the real bear

Food

Your package includes breakfast (every day), lunch, and dinner (during riding days). The meals will be in restaurants with various cuisine styles for your unforgettable gastronomic experience (Russian, Tatar, Siberian, Asian, and seafood).

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)
  • 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

  • English-speaking guide on a bike
  • Support-vehicle with mechanic (for groups of more than 5 participants)
  • Excursions with local guides, boat, jeep or horse trips, Russian sauna, photoshoot with bear, massage, barbecue
  • Gasoline
  • Third party liability insurance and comprehensive vehicle insurance
  • Luggage storage for the duration of the tour
  • Transfers from and to the airport
  • 25 nights accommodation in 3 to 4-star hotels
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Visa assistance

What's not included

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

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO), Vnukovo International Airport (VKO), or Domodedovo International Airport (DME). Transfer from and to the airports are included. UVenture 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 non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
26 days / 25 nights
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Pricing information for other bike models
  • BMW R1200GS: Additional 500 EUR
Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 4 participants

Wednesday June 23, 2021
(26 days / 25 nights)

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