Smolensk, chasing Napoleon. A historical motorcycle tour dedicated to the Patriotic war of 1812

Book the tour — 23 Aug - 25 Aug 2019

We will visit a reserve-museum Borodino, Smolensk, Katyn’, Teneshava’s estate and Prezhivalskiy museum. Mostly secondary roads, lots of history and nice company await You


  • Dates – to be confirmed
  • Duration – 3 days
  • Total mileage – 1050 km
  • Difficulty – medium light (there might be gravel roads on the way)
  • Roads - 95% asphalt, 5% gravel
  • Price is 850 Euro (bike rent included)
  • Minimum number of participants – 6 persons

Key tour highlights: Smolensk, Gagarin Museum, Roerich museum, Tenisheva Estate

Price includes:

  • Accommodation in 3-4* hotels (based on sharing a double / twin room)
  • Breakfasts
  • Motorcycle rent
  • Petrol
  • English-speaking guide on a motorcycle
  • Entry tickets to places of interest
  • Technical support

Price does not include:           

  • Lunches and dinners
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal expenses

Route: where we will go

Moscow – Smolensk - Moscow

Day 1. Moscow - Smolensk, 450 km

Via beautiful Rublevo-Uspenskoe highway and secondary roads after that we will ride towards Borodinskoye field. Borodino is a place where on the 7th September 1812 a famous battle between Napoleon’s Grand Army and Russian army was fought. Opened in 1839 this fantastic museum with more than 200 historical monument and exhibits covers the territory of more than 110 sq. km. After visiting Borodino museum we will ride to Smolensk. We will take some gravel roads incl. a part of historical “old Smolensk road”. In the evening we will make a short walk and have dinner in one of city’s restaurants. We will spend a night here.

Day 2. Smolensk, 150 km

In the morning we will ride across Smolensk neighborhood. We will see Katyn memorial, bizarre architectural monument in Flenovo and just ride around interesting and beautiful places. In the evening we will back to Smolensk where a local guide will make a historical tour for us.

Day 3. Smolensk - Moscow, 430 km

Riding through Dorogobuzh and Vyazma we will head to Moscow. We will make a few stops at some interesting historical places, such as Dorogobyzh eartworks and we will surely buy local sweetness, Vyazma cakes, foe those who have a sweet tooth. After lunch we will drive back to Moscow.

Book the tour — 23 Aug - 25 Aug 2019
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