Moscow - Elbrus - Sochi: the Black Sea, the highest mountain in Europe and the Russian capital in one motorcycle tour

Book the tour — 03 Sep - 15 Sep

One-way tour. Don't miss your chance to ride one of the best tours you can have in Russia. Very few touristic places, lots of good secondary roads, highest mountains in Europe with fantastic serpentines, a variety of local food, drinks, cultures


One-way tour. We do it only two times in a year, in May we ride Sochi => Elbrus => Moscow and in September vice versa, Moscow => Elbrus => Sochi. Don't miss your chance to ride one of the best tours you can have in Russia. Very few touristic places, lots of good secondary roads, highest mountains in Europe with fantastic serpentines, a variety of local food, drinks, cultures. We  will ride through 10 different regions and you will get great experience and memories

  • Dates: 03 Sep - 15 Sep 2019, 12-24 May 2020
  • Duration: 13 days (8 riding days + 3 rest days + 2 days arrival/departure)
  • Total mileage: 3,400 km
  • Roads: 99% asphalt
  • Tour level: Intermediate
  • Price: 3150 EUR (includes BMW F700/800GS rent)
  • Extra charge for BMW R1200GS: - 300 EUR
  • Deposit for the motorcycle: 1000/1200/1500 EUR for F700GS/F800GS/R1200GS
  • Price if you ride your own motorcycle: 1750 EUR 
  • Price for the passenger: 1450 EUR
  • Single room supplement: 450 EUR

Key tour highlights: Sochi, Olympic Park, Stalin's Residence, the Black Sea, Caucasus Mountains, serpentine roads, sub-tropical climate, the highest mountain in Europe Elbrus, Russian BBQ, Russia sauna (banya), local cuisine, 10 regions, Red Square, Kremlin  

Included services:

  • Motorcycle rental (BMW F700/800GS)
  • Petrol (for rented motorcycles only)
  • Accommodation in 3-4* hotels (based on sharing a double/twin room)
  • Breakfasts (during all days)
  • English-speaking guide on a motorcycle
  • Support VAN
  • Entry tickets to the places of interest
  • Visa assistance

Services not included:

  • Air tickets to/from Russia
  • Personal medical insurance
  • Visa counsel fee
  • All services not mentioned as included

Optional services:

  • Extra motorcycle insurance (350 EUR, no deposit needed, full coverage)

 

Route: where we will go

Moscow - Skornyakovo - Veshenskaya - Volgodonsk - Stavropol - Elbrus - Dombay - Adygea - Sochi

 

 

Day 1. Moscow, arrival

Upon arrival there will be transfer to the hotel where after a short rest we will have welcome meeting, kick off and dinner. You will receive bikes and meet with other members of our journey. In the evening we will have welcome dinner. .

Day 2. Moscow, city tour

A city tour with local guide. You will see Kremlin, Red Square, metro, Arbat Street and other places of interest.

Day 3. Moscow - Skornyakovo, 440 km

Our first riding day. In the morning we make a stop at Red Square to take a photo and then leave the city. With secondary roads and plenty of interesting stops we ride to the south. One of the stops today is historical museum devoted to a large battle of the 14th century with old armories and weapons. For a night we stay in reconstructed residence of 18th century. 

Day 4. Skornyakovo - Veshenskaya, 630 km

Today we ride through forests and agricultural regions of Russia further going to the south.

Day 5. Veshenskaya - Volgodonsk, 320 km

This day we reach Volgodonsk - city located on the banks of the big water reserve.  There are many opportunities for fishing and doing boat tours here. Plus, Volgodonsk is a nice small town with cozy city center. 

Day 6. Volgodonsk - Stavropol, 350 km

This day you will see mainly steppes and vast fields of wheat, corn, sunflowers, etc. Stavropol region is an agricultural one. We stay in its capital and walk around the city center in the evening.

Day 7. Stavropol - Elbrus , 360 km

Elbrus is the highest mountain in Europe, one of the top 7 world peaks. Today it’s all year round resort. Here we’ll stay for two nights in the eco-spa hotel with fantastic views and spa right there.

Day 8. Elbrus, rest day

In the morning we visit spa, and after lunch we go up by the cabins to the peak of 3850 meters. We will take photos on the top and drink tea there. In the evening there is a free time.

Day 9. Dombay - Elbrus, 380 km

There are two main highways that most people use while travelling from Moscow to the South. We will avoid highways and ride through small towns and villages, along rivers and forests. You will see how local people live, we make stops at old monasteries and farms, for a night we stay in a hotel on the banks of the Don river near the forest. Fishing is available upon request.

Day 10. Adygea - Dombay, 350 km

Beautiful road to the Dombay resort, which is famous for its unique Teberdinsky natural park. Plateaus, waterfall, tasty local cuisine, natural parks and lakes. We will stay in the former USSR government hotel, which has just recently become opened for visiting.

Day 11. Adygea - Sochi - 360 km

After breakfast we leave towards the Lago-Naki plateau, which is located on the height of approx. 2 km. This is a fantastic place which is mostly famous for its flowering meadows. We will stay in Dachovskaya Sloboda village and in the evening we will also have a walk to Azischskaya Cave.

Day 12. Sochi, rest day

Today we have a Sochi city tour. There are parks and palaces, old Stalin residence, city beach, botanic garden, Olympic Park and many other interesting places to see.

Day 13. Sochi, departure

 

Book the tour — 03 Sep - 15 Sep
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