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

Vladivostok, Russia

Motorcycle Tour Russia

Get your gears ready for this thrilling challenge, the Trans-Siberian marathon motorcycle tour, that will take you places you will enjoy and remember for the rest of your lives. Discover the best kept secrets of Russia with UVenture! You will walk away with a personalized experience of a 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 Vladivostok and ends in Moscow
  • 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: 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 Vladivostok
  • Day 2: Rest day in Vladivostok
  • Day 3: Vladivostok - Khabarovsk (750 kilometers / 466 miles)
  • Day 4: Khabarovsk - Blagoveshchensk (700 kilometers / 435 miles)
  • Day 5: Blagoveshchensk - Erofey Pavlovich (790 kilometers / 491 miles)
  • Day 6: Erofey Pavlovich - Chita (780 kilometers / 485 miles)
  • Day 7: Chita - Ulan-Ude (670 kilometers / 416 miles)
  • Day 8: Ulan-Ude - Arshan (480 kilometers / 298 miles)
  • Day 9: Arshan - Lake Baikal: Olkhon Island (510 kilometers / 317 miles)
  • Day 10: Rest day in Lake Baikal: Olkhon Island
  • Day 11: Rest day in Lake Baikal: Olkhon Island
  • Day 12: Lake Baikal: Olkhon Island - Tulun (685 kilometers / 426 miles)
  • Day 13: Tulun - Krasnoyarsk (670 kilometers / 416 miles)
  • Day 14: Rest day in Krasnoyarsk
  • Day 15: Krasnoyarsk - Kemerovo (570 kilometers / 354 miles)
  • Day 16: Kemerovo - Novosibirsk (320 kilometers / 199 miles)
  • Day 17: Novosibirsk - Omsk (645 kilometers / 401 miles)
  • Day 18: Omsk - Tyumen (675 kilometers / 419 miles)
  • Day 19: Tyumen - Irbit - Ekaterinburg (400 kilometers / 249 miles)
  • Day 20: Ekaterinburg - Kungur (460 kilometers / 286 miles)
  • Day 21: Kungur - Izvhevsk (410 kilometers / 255 miles)
  • Day 22: Izvhevsk - Kazan (440 kilometers / 273 miles)
  • Day 23: Kazan - Nizhny Novgorod (530 kilometers / 329 miles)
  • Day 24: Nizhny Novgorod - Moscow (570 kilometers / 354 miles)
  • Day 25: Rest day in Moscow
  • Day 26: Departure home from Moscow

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1 and 2: Arriving in Vladivostok

Transfer to the hotel, sign all documents, and learn more about each other, the route, schedule for the day, and etc. There will be a welcome dinner with fresh seafood in a restaurant in the evening.

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. Today is the bike preparation date.

Day 3: Vladivostok to Khabarovsk

This day, you will learn to love the Far East! It has stunning nature and mountains and a very pleasant and easy way. 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 4: Khabarovsk to Blagoveshchensk

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 also take pictures near the legendary monument: "Moscow-Vladivostok". Blagoveshchensk was established in the middle of the 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 to 30 minutes by ferry, but there are other laws, traditions, culture, language - it is very unusual. The Chinese side is always active: local music and light bulbs all around.

Day 5: Blagoveshchensk to Erofey Pavlovich

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 the cosmodrome with your own eyes. You will stop in the middle between Blagoveshchensk and Chita; nearby the town of Erofey Pavlovich. Tonight, you will sleep like long-haul trackers.

Day 6: Erofey Pavlovich to Chita

This day will see you through deserted places; very rarely little villages and once in 200 kilometers, a local gas station.

Day 7: Chita to Ulan-Ude

There will be a road full of beautiful mountains, forests, steppes, rivers, and lakes. So much variety in one day will be very cool. 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.

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 8: Ulan-Ude to Arshan

In the morning, you will ride to the Buddhist temple on Lysaya Gora - a beautiful place with panoramic views of the city. Then, you will go along scenic roads to the foot of the Sayan mountains.

You will go around Lake Baikal from the southern part. A very picturesque road - on your right, you will see Baikal, and on the left - the mountains. In the evening, you will arrive in Arshan and go to a cozy Buddhist temple (datsan).

Day 9: Arshan to Lake Baikal (Olkhon Island)

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

And now, you will go to Olkhon Island in the middle of Lake Baikal. On the way, you will stop at the local fish market. On the ferry, you will cross over to Olkhon Island - the most beautiful place on Lake Baikal. It is difficult to convey in words 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 and road construction is prohibited there.

Day 10 and 11: 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. Lake Baikal is the deepest lake on the planet as the depth reaches 1642 meters. It is also the source of 19% of all the drinking water in the world.

Day 12: Lake Baikal (Olkhon Island) to Tulun

From Lake Baikal, you will ride to Tulun.

Day 13: Tulun to Krasnoyarsk

Today, you are taking a smooth road through small villages and will stop for a tasty lunch on the lake. Krasnoyarsk is a big Siberian city. The city is situated 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 boreal forest.

Day 14: 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 15: Krasnoyarsk to Kemerovo

Today, you will drive along the stunning roads and serpentines of the Altai Mountains. And you will stop at a hydropower station and a magnificent observation deck, from where a panoramic view of the great Yenisei River and mountains can be observed. 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 with a massage in the park-hotel.

Day 16: Kemerovo to Novosibirsk

This is almost a rest day, as you just cover 320 kilometers. You will go to the provincial town, Jurga, in the center of Siberia. You can relax by the river, take a ride on the pontoon bridge, or go to the outskirts of the city where a tank range is.

Then, you will go to Novosibirsk by a very picturesque road having beautiful views and a good track. In the evening, you will start to look around Novosibirsk, drive past the a hydropower station, and stop at a train museum. It is a very interesting museum with 120 exhibits!

The exhibits are taken from the different times. Many of them are possible to climb and some you can even visit the cabin of the driver. You will stop in the hotel right on the river bank so that you will be able to leave your bikes and have a nice evening walk along the river.

Day 17: Novosibirsk to Omsk

This day, you will have a day of motorcycle meditation. The road is straight, in excellent condition and has minimal traffic. You can think about your inner world; think about topics that there is not enough time to think about in the usual hectic life; and enjoy the beautiful views, of course.

You will have lunch on a picturesque lake and a field where you can ride Enduro style, and then just lie under the birches on the grass. In Omsk, you will stay in a hotel-castle which will take you back to the times of the Middle Ages, where you can feel like a knight, resting during a hike.

Day 18: Omsk to Tyumen

You will go to the beautiful lakes with original villages, where you will be able to have a great time, chat with the locals, drink fresh milk, and ride along unpaved roads. Today's mid-point is Ishim, a small provincial town with a pretty promenade and an amusement park. Next, you are going to Tyumen, staying in an amazing art-hotel and having an opportunity to walk through the river bank and bridge of amorous.

Day 19: Tyumen to Irbit to Ekaterinburg

You will go to Irbit, motherland of Russian motorcycles: Ural. You will visit a motorcycle factory, a museum, and take a test drive of Ural motorcycles with strollers. That will be a thrilling experience.

After that, you will enjoy the landscapes of Yekaterinburg from the height of 186 meters and take a walk in the historic center. You will have an amazing national dinner in the Ural restaurant.

Day 20: Ekaterinburg to Kungur

This day, you are going to cross the borderline between Asia and Europe and will take photos near the monument: "Europe-Asia". Next is Kungur and right after arriving, you will visit Kungur Ice Cave. In the evening, you can ride to an abandoned cemetery of old locomotives or a cute waterfall; "Plakun", while driving through the dirt road (20 kilometers) where you will be able to enjoy a swim in the river.

Day 21: Kungur to Izvhevsk

This day, you continue enjoying the Ural Mountains. You will ride along the beautiful secondary roads, taking a rest and a lunch on the bank of a reservoir. 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 be able to try shooting from AK-47s and other guns. After this, you will go to the wooden house style hotel where you will be able to try delicious regional food and sauna!

Day 22: Izvhevsk to Kazan

With a good secondary road and a small off road segment (20 kilometers), you will reach Kazan. Kazan is a very 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 local food.

Day 23: Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod

You will go to a cool open-air ethnomuseum in Kozmodemyansk. Then, you'll cross the Volga River by ferry and you will ride through the northern border of the Kerzhenskiy state's nature reserve. Magnificent places and birches are going to get replaced by coniferous trees.

And in the evening, you will reach Nizhny Novgorod - a beautiful and well-groomed city. In Nizhny Novgorod, you will spend some time walking along the Volga embankment and visit Novgorod Kremlin.

Day 24: Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow

You will be using fascinatingly attractive roads and you are stopping in Suzdal (one of the most beautiful cities of the Golden Ring). There will be some free time for walking and lunch. In the evening, you will ride to the Red Square to take photos as the ending of your tour!

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

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

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: 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

Thursday July 22, 2021
(26 days / 25 nights)

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