Moscow-Elbrus-Volgograd: Horn of plenty

Book the tour — 01 Jun - 14 Jun

The Highest Mountain in Europe, the Largest Battle of the Second World War and a bit of Golden Ring. This tour offers you a unique chance to explore the best of the Southern Part of Russia. 


This tour offers you a unique chance to explore the best of the Southern Part of Russia. We start in Moscow with a city tour and move to the South passing vast agricultural regions with large and small farms, local home-made food, rivers and forests, fields and steppes. In a few riding days with nice serpentine roads we will reach Caucasus Mountains and Elbrus, the highest peak in Europe. We stay in the hotels at 1500-2300 meters high, going in the cabin to the 3800 meters peaks. Finally, in the third part of our tour we ride to Volgograd (Stalingrad), the place where the largest battle in the world history took place - the Stalingrad Battle. Here we touch history and enjoy Volga River, one of the biggest rivers in Europe

  • Dates – 1-14th of June and September 2019
  • Duration – 14 days (9 riding days + 3 rest days + 2 days arrival/departure)
  • Total mileage – 3300 km
  • Tour level of difficulty – intermediate, long distances, serpentine roads, several gravel segments
  • Roads 95% asphalt, 5% unpaved roads
  • Price is 3950 EUR (includes BMW F700/F800GS rent, extra charge for R1200GS - 300 EUR)
  • Deposit for the motorcycle 1000/1200/1500 Euro for F700GS/F800GS/R1200GS
  • Price if you ride your own bike – 2350 EUR  
  • Extra price for the passenger – 2150 EUR
  • Single room supplement – 450 EUR

Key tour highlights: Moscow, Red Square, Kremlin, Metro, Sparrow Hills, Russian banya, Volgograd (old name is Stalingrad), Volga River, Elbrus Mountain (highest peak of Europe)  

Price includes:

  • Motorcycle rental (BMW F700/F800GS, extra charge for R1200GS 300 Euro)
  • Petrol (for rented motorcycle only, if you ride your own motorcycle petrol is not included)
  • Accommodation in 3-4* hotels (based on sharing a double / twin room)
  • English-speaking guide on a motorcycle
  • Support VAN 
  • Breakfasts (during all days)
  • Meals (lunch and dinner during riding days)
  • Motorcycle insurance
  • Entry tickets to places of interest

Price does not include:

  • Air tickets to Russia
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Extra motorcycle insurance (extra 350 Euro, no deposit needed, full coverage)
  • Visa counsel fee

Route: where we will go

Moscow – Elets – Rostov-on-Don – Dombay – Elbrus – Elista – Volgograd – Tambov – Moscow

 

Day 1. Arriving to Moscow

Transfer to the hotel, getting bikes, signing papers, rest and welcome dinner. Small walk around the city.

Day 2. Moscow

Half a day walking tour plus small preparations for the tour. This day we also exchange money, buy local sim card, pack luggage and other staff. Team dinner in the evening.

Day 3. Moscow – Elets, 440 km

During the first riding day we explore small villages and rural areas. With plenty of stops and after visiting several places of interest we arrive to Skornyakovo, old private estate which today offers small number of rooms to stay in. Here you will taste Russian cuisine and enjoy real nature. 

Day 4. Elets – Rostov-on-Don, 680 km

Rostov-on-Don is a big city, located on the Don river. After a long riding day we will go to one of the best city’s restaurants to taste local crayfish and beer. After that a short city walk to enjoy the city can be arranged.

Day 5. Rostov-on-Don – Dombay, 600 km

Another pretty long riding day. Today we reach mountains and serpentine roads will begin. We also pass through several regions and you will see how they differ one from another. Our hotel today is located in 1500 meters high in the mountains. After a long riding day we go to russian banya and enjoy local wine with lamb. 

Day 6. Dombay - Elbrus, 360 km

In the morning if the weather is good we will go to Dombay peaks and after we head on to Elbrus. On the way we make a stop for lunch at our friend’s house in a small village. You will see how local people live and taste real homemade food. When we reach Elbrus we check in at the hotel on the 2300 meter height. We will stay here for two days.

Day 7. Elbrus, rest day

Excursion to the peak and several places around. Free time in the evening. 

 

Day 8. Elbrus - Elista, 500 km

Today we go to Elista, the Buddhists region of Russia. Landscape will be mostly steppes and even deserts with almost no grass and trees. 90% of the local food here is cooked with horse meat and side dishes.   

Day 9. Elista - Volgograd,  290 km

A short ride to the Volgograd, one of the most interesting cities of Russia. In the evening we will visit several places and museum of the Second World War. Tomorrow we will continue with boat tour and more city sights.

Day 10. Volgograd, day off

In the first half of the day we have excursions and boat tour along the Volga river, fee time after that. You can have some rest or go to the public beach with us.

Day 11. Volgograd - Tambov, 530 km

Long riding day to the small agricultural city. Free time in the evening.

Day 12. Tambov - Murom, 380 km

During last days we will visit several cities of the Golden Ring and we will tell you some interesting facts about them. Murom is one of such cities, will old Kremlin and many other ancient buildings it’s one of most interesting cities of the Golden Ring. 

Day 13. Murom - Moscow, 370 km

Last day of our tour, we arrive to Moscow and have a farewell dinner.

Day 14. Moscow, departure

Book the tour — 01 Jun - 14 Jun
Tour map

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