Vladivostok - Magadan. Road of Bones in 15 days. Adventure ride for adventure riders

Book the tour — 28 Aug - 11 Sep

Vladivostok-Magadan tour over the famous Road of Bones. For experienced riders only. Tour with off road segments (70% road, 30% gravel). Real challenge for read adventure riders. Limited availability for 2019 year. 6-8 bikes + support VAN


Motorcycle tour from Vladivostok to Magadan

  • Dates - 28th of August 2019
  • Duration – 15 days (11 riding days + 2 rest days + 2 days arrival/departure)
  • Total mileage – 5000 km
  • 70% asphalted road, 30% gravel roads. Good off road riding skills are required
  • Price for the rider – 6250 EUR (includes F700/F800GS, for R1200GS extra 350 EUR)
  • Price if you ride your own bike – 4350 EUR 

Price includes:

  • Motorcycle rental (F700/F800GS, extra charge for R1200GS)
  • Fuel
  • Accommodation in 2-3* hotels, private houses, several days tents (will be provided by)
  • English-speaking guide on a motorcycle
  • Support VAN 
  • Breakfasts, lunch and dinners
  • Visa support

Not included in the tour price:

  • Air tickets to/from Russia
  • Taxi to the hotel/airport
  • Visa counsel fee and personal medical insurance 
  • All not mentioned above

 

Itinerary

Day 1. Vladivostok, arrival

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

Day 2. Vladivostok - Khabarovsk, 760 km

Long riding day to one of the most beautiful cities of the Far East regions. Unfortunately, we don't have much time to enjoy it, but we will have at least several hours to walk around.

Day 3. Khabarovsk - Blagoveschensk, 730 km

Another long riding day to reach Blagoveschensk, city located right on the Chinese border. Chine will be on the other side of the river. We try Chinese food in the evening and go to sleep not to late. Real adventure starts tomorrow. 

Day 4. Blagoveschensk - Tynda, 780 km (turn from Trans-Siberian Route to Magadan/Road of Bones)

After several hours of rive we will make a turn to Magadan. Lena highway will start after the turn (from Trans-Siberian Route to Yakutsk its Lena highway for approx 1200 km,  from Yakutsk to Magadan Kolyma highway for 2000 km more). In 2006 road to Yakutsk was named by one of the world leading car magazines the most dangerous road on the Earth, overcoming famous death road in Bolivia and several other tough roads. But the good news is that during last years situation changed and today road is under construction, some segments already paved, other in process. So today situation is not so bad. .

Day 5. Tynda - Aldan, 460 km

One more day of mostly asphalted road, but with gravel segments.

Day 6. Aldan - Yakutsk, 540 km

Yakutsk is the capital of Saha republic, its a city with more than 300 000 population. After five riding days we have rest day here.

Day 7. Yakutsk, rest day

Half day we have city tour around the city, after its free time.  

Day 8. Yakutsk - Khandiga, 410 km

In 50 km from Yakutsk paved road will end and further 2000 km to Magadan we will have gravel road. Legendary Kolyma highway. Khandiga, a place we stay for night today, is one of the few "large" towns on our way to Magadan. 

Day 9. Khandiga - Kubeme, 320 km

During the day we visit abandoned villages and prison camps.

Day 10. Kubeme - Ust-Nera, 240 km

Ust-Nera is last big city we pass, next one is Magadan. Next two days we stay in tents. 

Day 11. Ust-Nera - Susuman, 390 km

Today we visit ghost city Kadikchan. In previous times and was small town with several factories/plants in the city that gave job to local people, but than at one moment they closed, there was no more electricity and heating and people quickly left the city. Today its one of the most famous in Russia ghost cities. 

Day 12. Susuman - Gerba River, 320 km 

For night we stay in tents.

Day 13. Gerba River - Magadan, 310 km

Before reaching Magadan we visit prisoners camp, one of few that is still remaining on the road. Most of prisoners camps in this region were closed after Stalin death (50-60th of past century), most of them were soon destroyed. This one remained untouched and we can see today how people lived and worked in this places.

Day 14. Magadan, rest day

City tour and farewell dinner. 

Day 15. Magadan, departure

 

Book the tour — 28 Aug - 11 Sep