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 – Seminsky pass – Barnaul – 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 - Artibash, 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. Artibash - Teletskoe Lake, 200 km
Today we will cross the Teletskoye lake by ferry. Upon arrival, we will go further into the depths of the Chulyshman river valley, where we will stop for the night, with a rest in the Russian Banya (sauna) and BBQ. In the evening, we can visit the "Stone mushrooms".
Highlight of the day: crossing Teletskoe lake by ferry
Day 5. 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 6. 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 7. Aktach - Chemal, 350 km
We will go back by the Chuya highway. Along the way, we will visit the confluence of the Katun and Chui rivers, the Adyr-Kan sanctuary, the Kalbak Tash petroglyphs, and several other interesting places.
Highlight of the day: Katun and Chuya rivers junction
Day 8. Chemal - Barnaul, 350 km
Today is a big riding day on the Chuya highway. Along the way we will visit Bear mountain, as well as stop at the famous Black African bike post.
Highlight of the day: Black African bike post
Day 9. Barnaul - Novosibirsk, 250 km
Road to Novosibirsk, releasing bikes, farewell dinner and final photos. At the entrance to Novosibirsk, we will visit the Museum of locomotives.
Highlight of the day: Museum of locomotives
Day 10. Novosibirsk, departure