In the beginning of summer we invite you to one of the best tours you can have in Russia - Moscow-Saint-Petersburg-Karelia. Picturesque places, interesting roads and good company. We will start our tour in Moscow and will head on right to the White Sea in the Northern part of Russia. In June in that region you will see fabulous White Nights phenomena
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Moscow – Lake Seliger Pskov – Saint-Petersburg – Sortavala – Belomorsk – Petrozavodsk – Valday – Moscow
Moscow – Seliger, 420 km
In the morning we make photos at the Red Square and after we go to Zvenigorod, where we visit an old monastery. After that we ride to Lake Seliger to another famous monastery Nilova Pustin, located near Ostashkov town, where we will stay for night.
Lake Seliger – Pskov, 550 km
Today with stops for short excursions we go to Lake Derbovezh, Pskov and Pechory Monastery. We will have an excursion over this complex, dinner and accommodation right on the territory of the monastery.
Pskov – Saint-Petersburg, 390 km
Along the Chudskoe Lake we go to Saint-Petersburg. After checking in at the hotel we have a walking tour over the city, visiting Nevsky prospect, Kazansky Cathedral, Admiralty Square and other city sights.
Another day in this beautiful city. In the morning we go to Peterhof, after we visit Hermitage and other main city sights, including Saint Isaac’s Cathedral, Churh of the Savior on Blood, testing local wine and having a boat tour.
Saint-Petersburg – Sortavala, 280 km
Today we will ride over one of the best roads in Russia, it’s a part of the Priozersk road, a very picturesque and dynamic road. Our accommodation today is a cozy country hotel right near Ladoga Lake. In the evening we will make BBQ and Russian sauna.
One more day on the shores of the Ladoga lake. Today we visit Valaam, island archipelago in 20 km from the shore. One of the most respected Russian monasteries is located there. After that we go to Ruskeala marble canyon.
Sortavala – Kem/Belomorsk, ~700 km
Today we have mostly riding. By 18-19 we will be in the hotel right near the White Sea. There are several museums in the city that we can visit, but more interesting will be just a walking tour over the city to see how people live in rural areas.
We leave our bikes in the hotel, take a boat and leave to Solovetskiy Islands. Another very old and respected Russian monastery is located here. This is also the place where the first Russian GULAG was established, GULAG was a system of labor camps that later spread all around the country. But here was the first one, about which Solzhenitsin wrote his famous Archipelago GULAG. We will have a walking tour over the island.
Kem/Belomorsk – Petrozavodsk, 410 km
Today we return to the capital of Karelia Republic to visit one of the most famous sights in Karelia, Kizhi museum. But that will be tomorrow and today we take an interesting road with several stops. We will check in at the hotel and walk around the city.
This day is devoted to Kizhi museum, one of the UNESCO world heritage sights. In the evening we can have a Russian sauna and BBQ.
Petrozavodsk – Valday, 640 km
One of the last days of our trip. Today we visit Valday national park and have rest at this wonderful place.
Valday – Moscow, 400 km
Road back to Moscow. In the city we droop bikes and go for a farewell dinner.