From our point of view one of the best destinations in Russia for riding. Untouched nature, perfect roads with gravel segments, no cars, rivers, mountains. Its a round tour from Novosibirsk to the Altay region and back.
Key tour highlights: Siberia, Altay, Chuya Highway, local cuisine, gravel roads, Yenisei River, Stolby National Park, Russian banya
Services not included:
Novosibirsk – Belokurikha – Iogach –Teletskoe lake – Aktach – Gorno-Altaysk – Novosibirsk
Day 1. Novosibirsk, arrival
Getting bikes, meeting team, making final arrangements and welcome dinner in the evening.
Important: to prevent any timing issues, please, make sure your arrival time is before 3 p.m.
Highlight of the day: welcome dinner
Day 2. Novosibirsk - Belokuriha, 420 km
We visit famous Black Afrikan bikepost, museum of Chuya Highway and arrive at one of the best resorts in Altay, located in Belokuriha.
Highlight of the day: Chuya Highway museum
Day 3. Belokuriha - Iogach, 270 km
Teletskoe Lake is one of the best places to visit in Altay, we will cross it by ferry tomorrow, but as it takes 5-6 hours to cross it and ferry departure is at 6:00 AM first we must reach the lake. Today we will ride some gravel roads and see fantastic scenery around.
Highlight of the day: local market
Day 4. Iogach - Teletskoe Lake, 200 km
Crossing the lake by ferry, check-in to the hotel, rest with Russian sauna, BBQ.
Highlight of the day: crossing Teletskoe lake by ferry
Day 5. Teletskoe Lake, rest day
Today we can have some rest, make a walking trip to Uchar waterfall or make some riding around the venue, it depends on the weather and group interests.
Highlight of the day: stone ''mushrooms'' and Uchar waterfall
Day 6. Teletskoe Lake - Aktach, 180 km
One of the best road segments that you will remember for long, excellent gravel road going into canyon.
Highlight of the day: Katu-Yaryk mountain pass
Day 7. Aktach, riding around, 100 km
One more rest day or we can do short detours around the venue, visiting Ulugan waterfalls, Geizernoe Lake, Aktach TV tower, The Tarkhatinsky megalithic complex, etc.
Highlight of the day: Mars-alike landscapes and geyzer lake
Day 8. Aktach - Gorno-Altaysk, 350 km
With the Chuya Highway we return back to Gorno-Altaysk. Our last night we stay in the cozy eco-hotel on the Katun River.
Highlight of the day: Katun and Chuya rivers junction
Day 9. Gorno-Altauysk - Novosibirsk, 450 km
Road to Novosibirsk, releasing bikes, farewell dinner and final photos.
Highlight of the day: Black African bike post
Day 10. Novosibirsk, departure