About Russian Moto Travel Company

 

"Turn-Key Ready" Motorcycle Tours 

Russian Moto Travel Company (#rusmototravel) offers interesting and well-planned tours with great service from Moscow through all the European part of the Russia. We do everything to make you enjoy your journey, while not being distracted by technical and organizational aspects:

  • Organize interesting motorcycle tours
  • Offer BMW GS series motorcycle for rent
  • Arrange a sightseeing program, buy tickets for excursions, theaters and museums, plan sport, music and other events for you
  • Book hotels
  • Introduce you to local culture and history of the places we visit
  • Provide a car for technical support (for large groups upon request)
  • Prove equipment for rent (upon request)

We will ride with you along the tour to show you the amazing nature of our country, to tell you it’s history, show you its culture and folk traditions, try local cuisines. And also to help you in case of any emergency.

 

What our motorcycle tours are about

We travel in small groups of 4-5 people per one guide to ensure individual approach for your needs, safety and high quality of services. Everyday we ride approx. 250-300 km, in some tours there are several longer distance runs, but no more than 500 km per day. We think it's a good distance to see all the beauty we have to show you and not to get tired. We are planning our tours so that we make a stop every 2-3 hours in an interesting place to see the sights, relax, eat, drink, and just share your impressions of the ride.

Choosing your tour

1) "Turn-key ready" motorcycle tour

You choose one of our tours and we give you a motorcycle, gearing equipment if necessary and a guide, who will ride with you along the tour and will show you interesting sights, wonderful local cuisine, tell you stories about history and culture and will ensure your safety. You just need to choose a tour, all the rest we will do for you.

2) Journey on your own motorcycle within our group

You will join our group on your own motorcycle, and only pay for the guide services, cultural program and accommodations.

3) Self-guided moto tour on our bike

You rent a motorcycle (clothing, helmets, etc.) and go for an independent travel. You can either choose one of our tours and do it on your own or just make your private tour and explore Russia according to your own plan

 

Why you need a guide

Our guide is a professional, who possesses the following five competences:

  1. Traveler, who loves Russia, knows history, culture and traditions
  2. Guide, who knows which road to ride and what sights to see because he has already visited all the places we promote; he is also aware of many not very well-known really beautifull places with wild nature and real local people and sights, and knows how to get there
  3. Mechanic, who will help you in case of any technical problems with motorcycles
  4. Medic, who has some basic medical background and can give first aid in case of some accident or emergency until professional help arrives. The guide always has first aid kit readily available at hand, so you can feel yourself secure accompanied by him
  5. Nice guy, who is always the heart and the soul of any party, knows how to come up with a consensus that will satisfy everyone in the group, brings the group together and creates a pleasant atmosphere to build relationships among the group's members. He knows how to set up an encampment, to teach a man to fish, how to prepare a fire and cook incredible food in the field

Guide is a person, who will show you Russia, its cultural and natural riches so that you will fall in love with the country.

 

Why we do it. Personal story of the company's founder

The story of Alexander Nikonov, one of the founders of Russian Moto Travel Company.

Solzhenitsyn writings

I have always loved reading for as long as I could remember. At some point I became interested in the works of A.I. Solzhenitsyn, read almost all his books, studied his biography, watched several interviews. In one of them he pondered, that we do not know the country we live in.

A very big country with beautiful, unspoiled nature and a huge legacy of many nations, which have coexisted here together for a long time. We have everything every other nation could wish for, but we do not notice this and are always looking and eager to go abroad.

We do not know the country we live in

During my life I have been in many parts of the world: surfed and practiced yoga in Bali, done Muay Thai in Thailand, met the dawns on the banks of the Bosphorus, walked on the emerald grass of Geneva, snowboarded in the French Alps. I know so much about other countries, but what do I know about my own country?

Saint Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Karelia's nature is the same as in Norway or Finland. The Caucasus Mountains share many characteristics with the Alps, but their peaks are generally much taller and comparable in their beauty. Astrakhan and the Crimea, Plyos and the Altai, Lake Baikal and Kamchatka - there is so much beauty here to see, and how little of it we have seen.

Interviews with Solzhenitsyn made a strong impression on me and I decided to travel more all over Russia. I traveled to Karelia, Nizhny Novgorod, visited Valday, Sochi, Lipetsk and Voronezh, as well as the cities of the Golden Ring and the Moscow region. It have brought a lot of pleasant experiences!

Foreign interest

In September 2015 I went to Milan to see the city and have some vacations on Como Lake. There I saw hundreds of bikers from all over the world: there were guys from Israel, USA, Brazil, Iran, Italy, Germany, France, Romania, etc. While talking to different people I saw great interest in Russia: everyone asked, how we live in this great country, where they can go, what to see, how much it costs and who can arrange it.

In the evening upon returning to the hotel, I realized what I wanted to do.

To show what a beautiful country we live in

Thus the idea of Russian Moto Travel Company was born with its mission: to show everyone what an amazingly beautiful country we live in, with many nations and cultures, with a great historical heritage, with wonderful unspoiled nature and with kind helpful people.

Yes, indeed, for a long time there was not enough infrastructure in Russia for this kind of travel experience: there were no sufficient roads here, few good quality hotels, parks and museums were closed or were in poor condition. But now these problems are solved.

And now, we are pleased to offer you the most interesting tours through the best of Russia from Moscow to Karelia, Sochi, Crimea, Astrakhan and Kazan and also a set of special, theme tours to the Solovetsky Islands, the sites of World War II and to sporting events, for example to triathlon in Sochi.

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