Sochi – Elbrus: Motorcycle Tour over the Caucasus Mountains

Book the tour — 14 Sep - 22 Sep

Sochi – Adygea – Arhyz – Dombay – Elbrus. Most famous resorts in the Southern part of Russia. If you want ride picturesque roads and enjoy breathtaking scenery that’s what you need


  • Dates: 4 May - 12 May 2019
  • Duration: 9 days (6 riding days + 1 rest day at Elbrus + 2 days arrival/departure)
  • Total mileage: 2200 km
  • Roads: 99% asphalt 
  • Tour level: Intermediate 
  • Price: 1950 EUR (includes BMW F700/800GS rent)
  • Extra charge for BMW R1200GS: 350 EUR
  • Deposit for the motorcycle: 1000/1200/1500 EUR for F700GS/F800GS/R1200GS
  • Price if you ride your own motorcycle: 1050 EUR  
  • Price for the passenger: 950 EUR
  • Single room supplement: 300 EUR

Key tour highlights: Caucasus Mountains, Sochi, Black Sea, Elbrus, local cuisine, serpentine roads

Included services:

  • Motorcycle rental (BMW F700/F800GS)
  • Petrol (for rented motorcycles only)
  • Accommodation in 3-4* hotels (based on sharing a double/twin room)
  • Airport transfer (on the first and last day of the tour)
  • Breakfasts (during all days)
  • English-speaking guide on a motorcycle
  • Support VAN
  • Entry tickets to the places of interest
  • Visa assistance

Services not included:

  • Air tickets to/from Russia
  • Personal medical insurance
  • Visa counsel fee
  • All services not mentioned as included

Optional services:

  • Extra motorcycle insurance (350 EUR, no deposit needed, full coverage)

Route: where we will go

Sochi – Lago-Naki – Arhyz – Dombay – Elbrus – Goryachiy Klyuch – Sochi

DAY 1. Arriving in Sochi

Upon arrival there will be a transfer to the hotel (Krasnya Polyana, slightly in the mountains but near Sochi city) where after a short rest we will have welcome meeting, kick off and dinner. You will receive bikes and meet with other members of our journey. 

DAY 2. Sochi – Lago-Naki (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 which is mostly famous for its flowering meadows. We will stay in Dachovskaya Sloboda village and in the evening we will also have a walk to Azischskaya Cave.

DAY 3. Lago-Naki (Adygea) – Dombay, 460 km

In the morning we will ride to Arhyz, new modern mountain resort that was built just several years ago. It was renovated in 2013 and since that time it was several times nominated as the best mountain resort in Russia. Area around Arhyz is saturated with waterfalls, caves, sightseeing spots and quiet places for meditation. One of the best spots on the Earth for sky observing and nice roads for motorcycle riding are here. After lunch we go to Dombay, most picturesque mountains of Caucasus Region.

DAY 4. Dombay, 50 km

One more epic place with energy and beautiful nature all around. Plateaus, waterfalls, tasty local cuisine, natural parks and lakes. Dombay is most famous for its unique Teberdinsky natural park.Today is rest day, we will go with cabin to the peaks, walk around the hotel, make short riding to several nice places with bikes. In the evening we have home-made dinner and banya.

DAY 5. Dombay – Elbrus, 360 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, exploring places around the mountain.

DAY 6. Elbrus, rest day

Day off without bikes. With local guides we have a full day walking tour around most interesting places. In the evening we have barbeque and local wine degustation.

DAY 7. Elbrus – Goryachiy Klyuch,  580 км

Today we start our way back to Sochi. From Elbrus we move to Goryachiy Klyuch, another resort famous not for high peaks, but for hot springs.

DAY 8. Goryachiy Klyuch Sochi, 250 km

Last riding day. With the serpentine roads we return to Sochi. In the evening we go to sauna and after that enjoy draft beer from local brewery.

DAY 9. Sochi, departure

Breakfast and transfer to the hotel

Book the tour — 14 Sep - 22 Sep
Tour map

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