Russian Far East: subtropical forests, sugarloaves and ocean bays with sandy beaches

Book the tour — 28 Aug - 05 Sep

Primorye - subtropical forests, sugarloaves and ocean bays with sandy beaches. This furthest district of Russia has a vast heritage of the past together with great ambitions for the future


  • Dates – 28th August – 5th September and 10th September – 18th September 2019 
  • Duration – 9 days
  • Total mileage – 1800 km
  • Difficulty – medium (gravel and serpentine roads, changing weather conditions)
  • Roads 90% asphalt
  • Price is 1950 EUR (includes BMW F700/F800GS rent, extra charge for R1200GS - 250 EUR)
  • Deposit for the motorcycle 1000/1200/1500 Euro for F700GS/F800GS/R1200GS
  • Price if you ride your own bike – 1050 EUR  
  • Extra price for the passenger – 950 EUR

Key tour highlights: Far East, Pacific coast, subtropics, Tokarev lighthouse, Aleut bay, Russkiy island, Nakhodka, delicious local seafood with famous Kamchatka crab.

Price includes:

  • Motorcycle rental (BMW F700/F800GS, extra charge for R1200GS - 250 EUR)
  • 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)
  • Breakfasts (during all days)
  • Meals during the riding days (lunch and dinner)
  • English-speaking guide on a motorcycle
  • Support VAN (to be confirmed)
  • Motorcycle insurance
  • Entry tickets to places of interest

Price does not include:

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

Route: where we will go

Vladivostok – Nakhodka – Olga – Spassk Dalniy – Peschaniy peninsula – Aleut bay – Vladivostok

Day 1. Arriving to Vladivostok

Getting bikes, making final preparations, meeting with the team and welcome dinner.

Day 2. Vladivostok – Nakhodka, 260 km.

We will start our journey with visiting Tokarev lighthouse, one of the oldest lighthouses of the Far East, built in 1876 on Egersheld cape. Crossing the Eastern Bosporus strait, we will approach Russkiy island. To get there we will use the brand new cable-stayed bridge, which has recently become a new symbol of this area. After that we will head towards Nakhodka, the most Southern city on the Far East of Russia. We will visit Primorye Safari-Park where we will see plenty of local breeds including the famous Amur tiger. In the evening we will enjoy night city life and stay in one of the local hotels.

Day 3. Nakhodka – Olga, 345 km.

On this day we will start exploring Primorye forests while riding a bit to the North. There will be some gravel roads on our way. We will stop in a small village where they have absolutely amazing Paleolithic and Stone Age archeological artifacts. We will drive along the Lazov national reserve and reach the coast line. We will spend a night in a Russian navy hotel next to Olga port.

Day 4. Olga – Spassk Dalniy, 335 km.

This day is dedicated to exploring local life. We will ride down the variety of local secondary roads with plenty of towns and villages on the way. In the evening we will reach Spassk Dalniy, a small suburban town with a population of about 50 000 people. It is placed right on the famous Trans-Siberian way which divides it in to halves. Our hotel is situated in the historical part of the town which has a more developed infrastructure and a few places of interest.

Day 5. Spassk Dalniy – Peschaniy peninsula, 419 km.

We will cover some 50 km. down the Trans-Siberean way and turn to secondary roads. We will ride along Khanka lake, the biggest fresh water lake on the Far East, Northern part of which is in China. We will almost approach Russian-Chinese border and the turn to the direction of Ussuriysk. There is a historical Emerald valley park in the neighborhood which is worth visiting. Another couple of hundreds kilometers will take us to Peschaniy peninsula where we will stay right on the coast line. Russian banya, BBQ and beer will be at your service.

Day 6. PeschaniyAleut bay, 200 km.

This day we will drive to the direction of the furthest southern districts of Russia. We have two amazing national reserves to see here – Leopard’s ground and Cedar fall. We will stop in the most Southern town of Russia Khasan placed on the Pos’et peninsula. There are only 600 people living there. This place has a massive story behind it, all about Soviet-Japanese military conflict of 1938. After a quick dive into a history of these places we will head to the direction of Vladivostok. We will stop for a night at recreation center placed in a picturesque Aleut bay

Day 7.  Aleut bay, rest day.

A day off at the Pacific coast.

Day 8.  Aleut bay – Vladivostok, 220 km.

On the way back to Vladivostok we will drive through a 600 meters long Narvin tunnel which was opened in 2016. Next to a Kravtsov village we will see Kravtsov waterfalls. Another massive engineering construction we will see is a bridge over Amur bay. It is a 4364 meters long facility which plays a very important logistic role in transport infrastructure of the Far East. As soon as we reach Vladivostok we will go Zuma restaurant where we will enjoy local delicious cuisine during a farewell dinner.

Day 9. Vladivostok, departure

Last day, departure

 

Book the tour — 28 Aug - 05 Sep
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