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Best of Siberia: Altay Mountains and Chuya Highway

Altay Mountains are located in the heart of Siberia, together with the Chuya Highway they are Top-10 places on the Earth for motorcycle riding. If it was your long dream to ride in Siberia this tour is definitely one of the best ways to do it 

In 2018 we scouted Altay and in 2019 we will do first tour over this area. 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. In 2019 its a scout tour and price is lower than it will be in the future.

  • Dates - 21-30 of June 2020 and 24 July - 02 August 2020
  • Duration – 10 days (7 riding days + 1 rest days + 2 days arrival/departure Novosibirsk Airport)
  • Total mileage – 1850 km
  • Roads 80% asphalt, 20% unpaved roads
  • Price is 2850 EUR (includes BMW F700/F800GS rent, extra charge for R1200GS - 300 EUR)
  • Deposit for the motorcycle 1000/1200/1500 Euro for F700GS/F800GS/R1200GS
  • Price if you ride your own bike – 1550 EUR  
  • Extra price for the passenger – 1450 EUR
  • Single room supplement – 350 EUR

Key tour highlights: Siberia, Altay, Chuya Highway, local cuisine, gravel roads, Yenisei River, Stolby National Park, Russian banya

Price includes:

  • Motorcycle rental (BMW F700/F800GS, extra charge for R1200GS 300 Euro)
  • Petrol (for rented motorcycle only, if you ride your own motorcycle petrol is not included)
  • Accommodation in 3-4* hotels (based on sharing a double / twin room)
  • English-speaking guide on a motorcycle
  • Support VAN (to be confirmed, possible second guide on motorcycle)
  • Breakfasts (during all days)
  • Entry tickets to places of interest

Price does not include:

  • Air tickets to Russia
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Extra motorcycle insurance (extra 450 Euro, no deposit needed, full coverage)
  • Visa counsel fee

Route: where we will go

Novosibirsk – Belokurikha – Iogach –Teletskoe lake – Aktach – Gorno-Altaysk – Novosibirsk

Day 1. Arriving to Novosibirsk

Getting bikes, meeting team, making final arrangements and welcome dinner in the evening.

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.

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.

Day 4. Iogach - Teletskoe Lake, 200 km

Crossing the lake by ferry, check-in to the hotel, rest with Russian sauna, BBQ.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

Day 9. Gorno-Altauysk -  Novosibirsk, 450 km

Road to Novosibirsk, releasing bikes, farewell dinner and final photos.

Day 10. Novosibirsk, departure