Explore Siberia: Altay-Tuva-Khakassia. Scout Tour in 2019

Book the tour — 09 Jul - 24 Jul

Motorcycle tour over the central part of Siberia. Starting from 2020 tours over the Altay and Sayan Mountains will be in our regular calendar, but in 2019 its a scout tour. We invite 5-6 adventure riders to join us in this for sure exciting ride. Chuysky highway (road from Altay to Mongolia) is one of the World Top-10 most beautiful roads. And in Tuva and Khakassia there are Sayan Mountain, almost unknown gems of Siberia. No tourism, very little population for huge area, Siberian rivers, untouched nature and fantastic roads

These tour is one of three tours that we plan to do on a regular basis from 2020 over Siberia. We call it Medium Siberia Circle (there is also small Siberian Circle, from Krasnoyarsk to Khakassia and Tuva only and large Siberian Circle, from Altay through Mongolia to Baikal, we will introduce both tours in the forthcoming years). Its a round tour from Novosibirsk to Krasnoyarsk through Altay, a bit of Mongolia (we will enter Mongolia just for a few days), Tuva and Khakassia regions. From Krasnoyarsk we return back to Novosibirsk. Intermediate-advanced level of difficulty, at least basic off road skills are required. No pillions. There will be plenty of gravel and serpentine roads. In 2019 its a scout tour and price is lower than it will be in the future.

Below is key tour information: 

  • Tour dates - 9-24 of July 2019
  • Duration – 15 days (11 riding days + 2 rest days + 2 days arrival/departure Novosibirsk Airport)
  • Total mileage – 3,100 km
  • Roads – 80% asphalt, 20% unpaved roads
  • Price is 3350 EUR
  • Single room extra 400 Euro

Price includes:

  • Bike rent: BMW F700GS or F800GS (+500 Euro extra for R1200GS)
  • Accommodation in 2-4* hotels, some days may be in tent
  • Breakfasts (all days)
  • Tour guide on motorcycle
  • Support VAN
  • Bike insurance 

Price does not include:

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

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 - Biysk, 350 km

First day we ride with main asphalted road in the direction of mountains. In Biysk we stop by Black African Bike Post, a legendary place for all who want to explore Altay Region 

Day 3. Biysk - Gorno-Altaisk, 200 km 

With many small secondary roads we explore interesting places and for night we arrive to Gorno-Altaysk 

Day 4. Gorno-Altaisk - Kosh-Agach, 460 km

One of the most interesting part of the Chyisky Highway, hunderds of turns, almost no cars, fantastic views, you will enjoy today ride.

Day 5. Kosh-Agach - Mongolia (Tsaagan Nur), 110 km

Border crossing and first day in Mongolia

Day 6. Mongolia (Tsaagan Nur) - Mongolia (Ulaangom), 240 km

Riding a bit of Mongolia. This country deserves separate tour and we will introduce it soon

Day 7. Mongolia (Ulaangom), rest day

Day 8. Mongolia (Ulaangom) - Russia (Chadan), 210 km

Crossing the border to get back to Russia

Day 9. Ak-Dovurak - Abaza, 250 km

Gravel roads and picturesque views of the Sayan Mountains  

Day 10. Abaza, rest day

Free time. Riding around the hotel upon request

Day 11. Abaza - Abakan, 350 km

Riding to the capital of Khakassia region. We finally get back to the asphalted road. City tour in the evening

Day 12. Abakan - Krasnoyarsk, 410 km

Nice road to the largest region of Russia. Krasnoyarsk is located in the middle of Siberia of the Enisey River, one of the largest in Siberia. Short city tour in the evening

Day 13. Krasnoyarsk - Tomsk, 590 km

Tomsk is one of the oldest Siberian cities

Day 14. Tomsk- Novosibirsk, 260 km

Last riding day, easy road and farewell dinner in the evening

Day 15. Novosibirsk, departure

Book the tour — 09 Jul - 24 Jul
Tour map

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