Frequently asked questions - FAQ - about traveling in Russia by motorcycle

What is the group size?

6-10 motorcycles for most tours plus local guide on motorcycle and support VAN (not in all tours)

Do you have a support VAN?

Yes, but not in all tours. When we started doing tours four years ago we usually had two guides on two motorcycles with the group, but now we use support VAN for some tours and we plan to have support VAN in all tours from 2020

Do we use highways or secondary roads?

We use secondary roads in 80% of time. Sometimes we ride highways when there are no other alternatives

Do you use mostly paved or unpaved roads?

Most of our tours are asphalted and don’t require any off roads riding skills. Sometimes we use unpaved roads, but usually short 10-20 km segment. Please read carefully desired tour description to learn this information

For those who are interested in off-road adventures we have Magadan (Road of Bones), Altay (Mountains in Siberia) and Sochi-Abkhazia tours with more gravel roads

Can I ride with passenger?

Yes sure, in most of the tours we have riders with passengers. There are just several tours that are not suitable for riding with passengers (Magadan, Altay)

How much money I need per day?

30-50 Euro

Do we stay in hotels all days or there are some days in tents? What is the level of hotels?

In most tours, including Moscow-Vladivostok, we stay in  3-4* hotels that were carefully selected to show you regions specifics. Our guests in their feedback forms rate hotels very good or excellent as a rule. We have tents only in one tour, its Vladivostok-Magadan

I am 70-75 years old, is it ok for me to join your tour or I am too old?

Most of our guests are 60-70 years old, every year we have 72-73 years old riders doing Moscow-Vladivostok tour, so its not about age, but more about your physical and mental shape and intend

Are motorcycles insured?

Yes, we have insurance. When you get bike, you pay deposit 1000-1500 Euro and that is max amount you can lose, even if bike is destroyed the amount of the deposit is your max liability

Is it difficult to make visa?

Well, it takes some time and paper work, but in general nothing special. And we always help with this

Can I ride my own bike?

Yes, in all our tours you can participate with your bike

What is best time for visiting Russia?

Riding season is open from middle April till October

What tour you would recommend, which is the best one?

We don’t have one best tour, Russia is very big country and there are many interesting places that are worth visiting. From our point of view if you want more culture its Moscow-Saint-Petersburg or Moscow-Saint-Petersburg-Karelia. If you prefer more riding and serpentine roads that its Sochi-Elbrus or Soch-Abkhazia. For real adventure riders we would recommend Moscow-Vladivostok, Magadan (Road of Bones), Altay Mountains (heart of Siberia).

What is the temperature in Russia during the tour?

+20-25 on average

How can I book tour?

To secure place you must pay 30% deposit at the time of booking and balance payment 2-4 months before the tour starts. You can pay with your card by the link that we will send you, you can make direct bank transfer or pay via Paypal

Do I need international driving license?

Its good to have, but not mandatory. European, USA, Australia, Canada and most other local driving licenses are ok

Where can I leave my luggage for the time of the tour

If it’s a round tour you can leave your bags in the hotel of in our office. If it’s a one-way tour we can ship your bags to the hotel where we will arrive in the end

Do you have riding gear for rent?

Yes, but its better to bring your own if you have. Otherwise you can rent with us

Do you provide paper maps and GPS?

Yes, we provide paper maps, tour book (day by day itinerary, hotel list, restaurants, places of interest we stop by, GPS coordinates, contact information, etc), and GPS track for each tour. You can rent GPS Navigator for extra charge

What is the cancellation policy?

If you cancel your participation 2-3 months before the tour we make full refund, cancelling after will cause penalty, please sea here for more details - https://rusmototravel.com/terms

What should I bring with me?

Few weeks before the tour we will send you an e-mail with tour book, group information and advice regarding what to take with you. In most cases its usual riding gear – pants and jacket, helmet and motorcycle boots, gloves, clothes with the wind stopper material. Based on the tour that you are going to ride we can advise some specific things