CENTRAL RUSSIA. Moscow - Saint-Petersburg: Never Ending Classic

Book the tour — 01 Jun - 10 Jun

Ideal tour for the first visit to Russia – you will see both Russia capitals, beautiful Moscow with the Red Square and Kremlin and fascinating Saint-Petersburg with Peterhof and Hermitage. Plus there will be plenty of small towns and villages, local cuisine and Russian nature


Motorcycle tour from Moscow to Saint-Petersburg: Classic

  • Tour starts on the 1st of June and 3rd of August 2018
  • Duration – 11 days
  • Total mileage – 2000 km
  • 100% of the roads are asphalt
  • Price for the rider – 4350 EUR (includes F700/F800GS, for R1200GS extra 350 EUR)
  • Price if you ride your own bike – 2950 EUR  
  • Price for the passenger – 2750 EUR
  • Single room supplement – 750 EUR

Price includes:

  • Transfer to/from the airport
  • Motorcycle rental (F700/F800GS, extra charge for R1200GS)
  • Fuel
  • Accommodation in 3-4* hotels (based on sharing a double / twin room)
  • English-speaking guide on a motorcycle + support VAN for big groups
  • Breakfast
  • Entrance fees to main attractions (museums, Russian sauna, wine testing, etc.)
  • Cultural program
  • Visa support

Not included in the tour price:

  • Air tickets to Russia
  • Dinners
  • Visa counsel fee and personal medical insurance 

Route: where we would go

Moscow – Valday – Saint-Petersburg – Pskov – Moscow

Tour program:

Day 1

Arriving in Moscow

Today you arrive in Moscow. We will take care of the transfer to the hotel in the city center. After some rest, there will be a kick off meeting regarding the tour. We will brief you on the details, an itinerary, and give some advice about rules and customs in Russia.

After the kick off we will go for a walk and explore Moscow, as well as have a dinner in a nice restaurant near the Kremlin with the Russian cuisine.

Day 2

Moscow

This day we have an excursion around the city. Starting with Kremlin and Red Square, we will see GUM (The main shopping mall) and Saint Basil’s Cathedral. Later on we will explore the subway (Metro) and have a walk on Arbat, which is the most famous pedestrian street in Moscow, where you can buy authentic Russian souvenirs.

Day 3

Moscow

One more day we spend in the capital of Russia.There are still plenty of interesting places to visit. There are beautiful museums, cathedrals, central Gorky Park, local market, the Sparrow Hills with probably best view of the city and Night Wolves motorcycle clubhouse. You must see it with your own eyes.

BMW GS on Red Square

Day 4

Moscow – Valday, 400 km

In the morning we will go to the Red Square to make photos with the bikes. After that, we leave Moscow and head to Valday. We have a long way to go, that’s why we will use toll roads and the highway. All these roads were build only a few years ago. Using toll roads will help us save time, plus you’ll get a chance to get used to your bikes.

We will have lunch in Tver, the small provincial city 200 km from Moscow. We also visit Valdaisky Iversky Svyatoozersky Bogoroditsky Monastery, one of the most praised places for Orthodox Russians.

This night we will spend in the cozy hotel on the territory of the Valdai National Park. Here you will see the authentic household with meat and dairy products and have a chance to take Russian baths. There are also very interesting forest roads which we can explore on bikes or a horseback. If anyone in the group would want to have some off-road experience, Valday is the ideal spot for that.

Day 5

Valday – Saint-Petersburg, 400 km

Today we ride through several small towns and arrive in St. Petersburg in the evening.

One of the cities along our way is Novgorod – one of the oldest and most famous cities in Russia. It celebrated the 1155th anniversary in 2014. It’s a birthplace of the Russian state and democracy. The old Kremlin and Monastery preserved in the heart of the city.

We also stop in Gatchina and take a look at the Castle and a Park, and have a coffee and catch our breath back. After that, we go straight to Saint Petersburg, check-in in the hotel and have a dinner in the Museum of Russian Vodka.

2th day of tour: Valday

Church in Gatchina: the third day of tourRoute to Sain Petersburg: 4th day of tour

Day 6

Saint-Petersburg

Today we have a sightseeing tour around the city. First, we go to Peterhof, where you see dozens of fountains in the Lower Garden - funny and pompous, simple and complex – they have delighted guests for the past two and a half centuries. The "Russian Versailles" is certainly not inferior to its French prototype in terms of luxury, decoration, engineering genius, the radiance of gold and the riches of the Palace's halls.

From Peterhof we come back to the city center, have a lunch in a nice restaurant and have a walk around architectural ensemble of the Palace Square, Nevskiy Prospect and rivers and canals of St. Petersburg. By the evening we will be tired, so another local restaurant with Russian wine would be just the perfect place to relax and share emotions about the tour.

Day 7

Saint-Petersburg

Today we go to Hermitage, one of the best museum in the world. It was calculated that to see all exhibits of the Hermitage you need at least a week. We don't have so much time, but trust us, even half a day walk will impress you. In the second half of the day we see St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. In the evening its free time.

Day 8

Saint-Petersburg – Pechory, 350 km

Our plan for today is to visit Pskov and stay for night at Pechory. Along with Novgorod, Pskov its one of the oldest Russian cities. The very old church remained untouched in the very center, in Kremlin. We have a short sightseeing tour around the city and then head to Pechory. Its a small town where we will stay in private house with old Russian interior and real home-made food. After big cities it will be pure relax and joy. We can visit banya, make Russian BBQ or ride along the old sights that are located around the city. 

Mototravelers and russian breadTour final day: Moscow

Day 9

Pechory – Derbovezh, 430 km

Derbovezh is a lake where you can experience fishing, boat tours on the lake and real Russian baths (sauna) – if you are ready for it. There are some other activities available: volleyball, sunbathing on the beach, swimming in the crystal clear water, etc. The dinner will be made by a local chief, and in the evening we will hear some more stories about Russia, our culture and history.

Day 10

Derbovezh – Moscow, 375 km

The is our last riding day. In the morning we take a 100 km segment of the highway and after we go to secondary roads with several surprises we prepared for you. In Moscow we arrive around 4-5 pm and after some rest we have a walk around the city center, places we haven't seen before or may be we visit  Red Square again to make few more photos. In the evening it’s less crowded and very peaceful. We will finish the day in the best beer restaurant in Moscow.

Day 11

Moscow

This is your last day in Russia and there are still many places we can visit. There is the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Bolshoy Theater or Central Park. And definitely you must walk around the Arbat Street, main walking street with all the souvenir shops. In the evening we have a farewell dinner.

Motorcyclists and motorbikes on Red Square

Book the tour — 01 Jun - 10 Jun