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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: 15-26 April 2020, 29 April-10 May 2020
  • Duration: 12 days (8 riding days + 2 rest days + 2 days arrival/departure) 
  • Total mileage: 2000 km
  • Roads: 95% asphalt 
  • Tour level: Intermediate
  • Price: 2750 EUR (includes BMW F700/800GS rent)
  • Extra charge for BMW R1200GS: 300 EUR
  • Deposit for the motorcycle: 1000/1200/1500 EUR for F700GS/F800GS/R1200GS
  • Price if you ride your own motorcycle: 1450 EUR  
  • Price for the passenger: 850 EUR
  • Single room supplement: 250 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 F700/800GS)
  • 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 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 – Tuapse – Krasnodar – Kerch – Feodosia - Olenevka – Sevastopol – Yalta –  Sudak –  Novorossiysk – Gelendzhik – Sochi

Day 1. Arrival in Sochi

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 drink, take a walk in Krasnaya Polyana and prepare for tomorrow.

Day 2. Sochi – Krasnodar, 300 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.

Day 3. Krasnodar – Feodosia, 340 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.

Day 4. Feodosia – Olenevka (Trakhankut), 300 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.

Day 5. Olenevka – Sevastopol, 200 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, if group will be interested we can ride right along the sea shore on gravel/sandy roads.

Day 6. Sevastopol, rest day

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

Day 7. Sevastopol – Yalta, 150 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.

Day 8, Yalta – Sudak (Noviy Svet), 150 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.

Day 9. Sudak (Noviy Svet), rest day

Noviy Svet is famous for its juniper groves, very healthy plants. We will walk same route as Nikolay Roman liked to do it, enjoy nice views and just relax in a peaceful place.

Day 10. Sudak – Gelendzhik, 350 km

As a morning exercise, we have a 1.5 hour walk on Golitsyn’s pedestrian road. After lunch we ride serpentine roads via Feodosia and Koktebel to Abrau-Durso winery and stay for the night in Gelendzhik.

Day 11. Gelendzhik – Sochi, 250 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.

Day 12. Sochi, departure

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