Best of Siberia: Altay Mountains and Chuya Highway

Book the tour — 28 Jun - 07 Jul

Altay Mountains are located in the heart of Siberia, together with the Chuya Highway they are Top-10 places on the Earth for motorcycle riding. If it was your long dream to ride in Siberia this tour is definitely one of the best ways to do it 

In 2018 we scouted Altay and in 2019 we will do first tour over this area. From our point of view one of the best destinations in Russia for riding. Untouched nature, perfect roads with gravel segments, no cars, rivers, mountains. Its a round tour from Novosibirsk to the Altay region and back. In 2019 its a scout tour and price is lower than it will be in the future.

Below is key tour information: 

  • Tour dates - 28th of June and 26th of July 2019
  • Duration – 10 days (7 riding days + 1 rest days + 2 days arrival/departure Novosibirsk Airport)
  • Total mileage – 1850 km
  • Roads – 80% asphalt, 20% unpaved roads
  • Price is 2500 EUR (includes F700GS/F800GS)
  • Single room extra 350 Euro
  • R1200GS extra 300 Euro
  • Price for the passenger 1450 Euro

Price includes:

  • Bike rent: BMW F700GS or F800GS (+300 Euro extra for R1200GS)
  • Accommodation in 3-4* hotels
  • Breakfasts (all days)
  • Tour guide on motorcycle
  • Support VAN (to be confirmed, possible second guide on motorcycle)
  • Bike insurance 

Price does not include:

  • Lunches and dinners
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tickets to Novosibirsk

Route where we go


Tour itinerary:

Day 1. Novosibirsk, arrival

Getting bikes, meeting team, making final arrangements and welcome dinner in the evening

Day 2. Novosibirsk - Belokuriha, 420 km

We visit famous Black Afrikan bikepost, museum of Chuya Highway and arrive at one of the best resorts in Altay, located in Belokuriha

Day 3. Belokuriha - Iogach, 270 km 

Teletskoe Lake is one of the best places to visit in Altay, we will cross it by ferry tomorrow, but as crossing the lake takes 5-6 hours and ferry departure is at 6:00 AM we must first reach the lake. Today we will ride some gravel roads and see fantastic scenery around.

Day 4. Iogach - Teletskoe Lake, 200 km

Crossing the lake by ferry, check-in the hotel, rest with Russian sauna, BBQ

Day 5. Teletskoe Lake, rest day

Today we can have just rest, make a walking trip to Uchar waterfall or make some riding around the venue, its depends on the weather and group interests. 

Day 6. Teletskoe Lake - Aktach, 180 km

One of the best road segments that you will remember for long. Its just 180 km, but it a gravel road that takes more time that paved one

Day 7. Aktach, riding around, 100 km

One more rest day or we can do short detours around the venue, visiting Ulugan waterfalls, Geizernoe Lake, Aktach TV tower, The Tarkhatinsky megalithic complex, etc.

Day 8. Aktach - Gorno-Altaysk, 350 km

With the Chuya  Highway we return back to Gorno-Altaysk, we its last night in the cozy eco hotel on the Katun River. 

Day 9. Gorno-Altauysk -  Novosibirsk, 450 km

Road to Novosibirsk, releasing bikes, farewell dinner and final photos

Day 10. Novosibirsk, departure


Book the tour — 28 Jun - 07 Jul
Tour map

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