Sochi - Elbrus - Moscow: Mountains, Black Sea, Serpentine Roads, Local Food, Cozy Hotels

Book the tour — 14 May - 26 May

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, many 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 memoirs


Marvelous one-way ride with plenty of serpentine roads, a variety of different regions, local food and secondary roads. Almost no highways and real Russian hospitality are waiting for you.

  • Dates: 14-26 of May and 3-15 of September 2019
  • Duration – 13 days (8 riding days + 3 rest days + 2 days arrival/departure)
  • Total mileage – 3,400 km
  • Roads – 100% asphalt
  • Price is 3150 EUR
  • Single room extra 450 Euro
  • Passenger extra 1450 Euro

Key tour highlights: Sochi, Olympic Park, Stalin residence, the Black Sea, Caucasus Mountains, serpentine roads, sub-tropical climate, the highest mountain in Europe Elbrus, Russian BBQ, Russia sauna, home-made food, 10 regions, Red Square, Kremlin  

Price includes:

  • Accommodation in 3-4* hotels
  • Breakfasts
  • Tour guiding
  • Bike rent
  • Bike insurance 
  • Entry tickets to places of interest

Price does not include:

  • Lunches and dinners
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal expenses

 

Route: where we would go

Sochi - Adygea - Dombay - Elbrus - Stavropol - Volgodonsk - Veshenskaya - Skornyakovo - Moscow (and vice versa for the September tour)

 

 

Day 1. Sochi arrival

Upon arrival there will be transfer to the hotel (Krasnya Polyana, slightly in the mountains but near Sochi city) where after short rest we will have welcome meeting, kick off and dinner. You will receive bikes and meet with other guys/girls. In the evening we will have Russian sauna/banya in the mountains.

Day 2. Sochi, city tour

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

Day 3. Sochi - Adygea, 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 that is most famous for flowering meadows. We will stay in Dachovskaya Slobova village and in the evening also will have a walk to Azischskaya Cave.

Day 4. 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 USSR government hotel, which just recently became open for visiting.

Day 5. Dombay - Elbrus, 380 km

Elbrus is the highest mountain in Europe, one of the top 7 world peaks. Today it’s a renovated all year round resort with well-developed infrastructure and good roads. Here we’ll stay for two nights in the eco-spa hotel with fantastic views and SPA right here.

Day 6. Elbrus, rest day

In the morning we visit SPA, after lunch go to the peak of 3850 meters with the cabins. We will make photos on the top and drink tea there. In the evening free time.

Day 7. Elbrus - Stavropol, 360 km

Today we start our way back to Moscow. First riding day you will see mainly steppes and vast fields of wheat, corn, sunflowers, etc. Stavropol region is agricultural region. We stay in its capital and walk around the city center in the evening,  

Day 8. Stavropol - Volgodonsk, 350 km

Today we are going to reach Volgodonsk - city located on the banks of the big water reserve. Here there are many opportunities for fishing, boat tours. Plus Volgodonsk is nice small town with cozy city center. 

Day 9. Volgodonsk - Veshenskaya, 320 km

There are two main highways that most people use 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 night we stay in a hotel on the banks of the Don river near the forest. Fishing is available upon request.

Day 10. Veshenskaya - Skornyakovo, 630 km

One more day we ride through forests and agricultural regions of Russia. For night we stay in reconstructed residence of 18th century. 

Day 11. Skornyakovo - Moscow, 440 km

Our last riding day. More secondary roads, stop in the historical museum devoted to a large battle of the 14th century with old armories and weapons. In Moscow we make a stop at Red Square to make a photo and then go to the hotel. After check-in we meet at the dinner.  

Day 12. Moscow, rest day

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

Day 13. Moscow, departure

Book the tour — 14 May - 26 May
Tour map

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