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12 days motorcycle tour around Sochi and Crimea Area. Explore Russian South

12 day trip around the Black Sea seaside is an ideal relaxation for those who got tired from big cities, traffic, routine and noise. Here you’ll get a boost of emotions and positive mood, and surely get more energy
  • Dates 2022: 20 September - 01 October
  • Dates 2023: 1-12 May, 15-26 May, 19-30 September, 1-12 October
  • Duration: 12 days (8 riding days + 2 rest days + 2 days arrival/departure) 
  • Total mileage: 2250 km
  • Roads: 95% asphalt 
  • Tour level: Intermediate
  • Price: 3450 EUR (includes BMW F750/850GS rent)
  • Extra charge for BMW R1250GS: 300 EUR
  • Comprehensive motorcycle insurance: 350 EUR (no deposit needed, full coverage)
  • Deposit for the motorcycle: 1200/1500 EUR for F750GS/F850GS or R1250GS (Read more...) or you can purchase comprehensive all-inclusive motorcycle insurance that costs 360 EUR (no deposit needed, full coverage)
  • Price if you ride your own motorcycle: 1950 EUR  
  • Price for the passenger: 1250 EUR
  • Single room supplement: 450 EUR

Key tour highlights: Black Sea, Sochi, Caucasus Mountains, local cuisine, serpentine roads, boat tours, Romanov family palaces in Crimea, World War II museum

Included services:

  • Motorcycle rental (BMW F750/850GS)
  • Petrol (for rented motorcycles only)
  • Accommodation in 3-4* hotels (based on sharing a double/twin room)
  • Welcome dinner
  • Breakfasts during all days
  • 8 Dinners during the riding days 
  • English-speaking guide on a motorcycle
  • Support vehicle assistance with second guide
  • Entry tickets to the places of interest and excursions with local guides
  • Hotel transfers from/to the airport
  • Souvenir pack (t-shirt, paper maps, etc.)       
  • Visa assistance

Services not included:

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

Possible connections:

  • Sochi-Crimea + Enduro 1 (12 + 5 days)
  • Sochi-Crimea + Sochi-Elbrus-Moscow (12 + 13 days)
  • Sochi-Crimea + Sochi-Elbrus (12 + 9 days)

Route: where we will go

Sochi – Tuapse – Krasnodar – Kerch – Feodosia - Olenevka – Sevastopol – Yalta – Sudak – Novorossiysk – Gelendzhik – Sochi

Sochi-Crimea Tour Map

Day 1. Sochi, arrival

You arrive in Sochi international airport and we arrange transfer to the hotel. After checking in you will get your bike, we sign all needed documents and brief you about the tour details. After that we can have a short ride around the hotel. In the evening we go for a dinner, take a walk in Krasnaya Polyana and prepare for tomorrow.

Important: to prevent any timing issues, please, make sure your arrival time is not later than 3 p.m.

Highlight of the day: welcome dinner

Day 2. Sochi – Krasnodar, 390 km

Let’s go! Serpentine roads and mountains await us. We stop in Goryachiy Kluch to take a walk and drink mineral water from the hot spring, and next we go to Krasnodar. In the evening the city is especially beautiful. The main street is closed for traffic in the evening, so people walk there, young musicians play right on the street, all bars and restaurants are open. We’ll make sure you see the beautiful places we know, and try local food and drinks.

Highlight of the day: Serpentine road, The Black Sea, Krasnodar, the capital of the area

Day 3. Krasnodar – Feodosia, 350 km 

In the morning we go to the Crimea Bridge and then to Kerch, first city where we do a stop in Crimea. We will see the very heart of Kerch, and old ferry-boat town, and see the Mitridat mountain, as well as look at Obelisk Slavy. Next we go to Feodosia. In the evening we have a dinner at a restaurant with the sea view.

Highlight of the day: Feodosia city center, Crimean bridge

Day 4. Feodosia – Olenevka (Tarkhankut), 280 km

Trakhankut is the most western part of the peninsula, area of beautiful sandy beaches, fish farms, diving. We will buy fresh fish and make it on fire in the evening.

Highlight of the day: cliffs of Tarkhankut cape

Day 5. Olenevka – Sevastopol, 250 km

Short riding day to enjoy one of the most beautiful cities of Crimea, full of history and culture. On the way to Sevastopol there will be plenty of gravel roads.

Highlight of the day: Sevastopol harbour

Day 6. Sevastopol, 50 km

City tour in the morning, after we ride with motorcycles to Balaklava, where we visit old submarine museum and take a boat trip.

Highlight of the day: boat trip in Balaklava

Day 7. Sevastopol – Yalta, 130 km

Don't think mileage is so short and the day will be easy, long serpentine road is ahead. Today we will climb to Ai-Petri mountain and enjoy marvelous views of the part of the Crimea Peninsula. Yalta is the most fency city in Crimea, with nice restaurants, parks and walking streets.

Highlight of the day: mountain serpentines and Ai-Petri peak 

Day 8, Yalta – Sudak (Noviy Svet), 130 km

In the morning we will visit Livadia Palace and then go forward to Noviy Svet (New Light, to be literally translated), where we stay for the night with the Champaign and interesting stories. Distance is not very big, but once again serpentine road is ahead and we will reach the hotel in the evening.

Highlight of the day: spectacular road along the coastline, Noviy Svet wine house

Day 9. Sudak (Noviy Svet), rest day

Noviy Svet is famous for its juniper groves, very healthy plants. As a morning exercise, we have a 1.5 hour walk on Golitsyn’s pedestrian road. We will walk same route as Nikolay Roman liked to do it, enjoy nice views and just relax in a peaceful place. Then we will visit the Genoese Fortress, in the evening we will have free time.

Highlight of the day: champagne and bathing in the Black Sea

Day 10. Sudak – Gelendzhik, 350 km

After breakfast we ride serpentine roads via Feodosia and Koktebel to villa Semigorje, where we'll have lunch. Then we ride the serpentine roads on and stay for the night in Gelendzhik. In the evening we will have an easy walk along the embankment.

Highlight of the day: coastal roads along the Black Sea

Day 11. Gelendzhik – Sochi, 320 km

Serpentine roads again, but you got used to them, didn’t you? We visit Tuapse and come to Sochi after midday to ride an amazing Staropolyanskaya road. In the evening we go to Russian bath to relax and enjoy the heat.

Highlight of the day: Russian banya in the mountains

Day 12. Sochi, departure

Some more time to relax and see places around, after lunch transfer to the airport. See you soon!

Sochi - Crimea

Sochi - Crimea

Sochi - Crimea

Sochi - Crimea

Sochi - Crimea

Sochi - Crimea

Sochi - Crimea

Sochi - Crimea

Sochi - Crimea

Sochi - Crimea

Sochi - Crimea

Sochi - Crimea

Sochi - Crimea