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Caucasus Express – an exclusive motorcycle tour along the Caucasus Mountains

Picturesque serpentine roads, local cuisine, authentic villages, breathtaking views, rivers and lakes. Our final destination is Dagestan, which is considered by modern anthropologists as one of three unique places on the Earth where the traditional way of life has been preserved.  Join our tour to be among few who visited Dagestan with motorcycle

The North Caucasus has always been considered one of the most beautiful corners in Russia: the highest and largest mountains in Russia, more than 30 nationalities, with their own traditions and culture. It has unusually beautiful nature, breathtaking views, interesting mountain roads, delicious cuisine. We invite you to Ingushetia, Dagestan and Chechnya to show you the most interesting places in the Caucasus

  • Dates: 12-21 September 2021, 20-29 April 2022, 1-10 May 2022, 12-21 May 2022, 23 May - 01 June 2022
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Total mileage: 1950 km
  • Tour level: medium-hard, there will be gravel roads in the mountains, advance off-road riding skills are required
  • Roads: 60% asphalt, 40% gravel roads
  • Price: 3450 EUR (includes BMW F750/850GS rent)
  • Extra 350 EUR for R1250GS
  • Deposit for the motorcycle: 1500 EUR for F750GS/F850GS (Read more...
  • Price if you ride your own motorcycle: 1950 EUR  
  • Price for the passenger: 1500 EUR
  • Single room supplement: 300 EUR

Key tour highlights: Caucasus Mountains, Derbent, lake Kezenoy-Am, authentic villages, local cuisine, serpentine roads

Included services:

  • Motorcycle rental (BMW F750/F850GS)
  • Petrol (for rented motorcycles only)
  • Accommodation in 2-4* hotels (based on sharing a double/twin room)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • English-speaking guide on a motorcycle
  • Support vehicle
  • Entry tickets to the places of interest and excursions with local guides
  • Hotel transfers from/to the airport
  • Welcome dinner
  • 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

Route: where we will go

Vladikavkaz – Itum Kali – Kezenoy Am – Gunib – Derbent – Sulakskiy Canyon – Chechnya – Vladikavkaz

Карта Дагестана

Day 1. Vladikavkaz, arrival

You arrive in Vladikavkaz 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. In the evening we go for a dinner and take a walk.

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. Vladikavkaz – Itum Kali, 310 km

Our journey begins. Today we will visit Ingushetia and Chechnya. First, we ride to the mountains of Ingushetia to see the famous defensive towers (Targim, Vovnushki, Egikal, Erzi).

After lunch we will go to Chechnya and will stop for the night in Veduchi - new ski resort.

Highlight of the day: defensive towers in Ingushetia

Day 3. Itum Kali – Kezenoy-Am, 240 km

Today we will see many beautiful mountain villages, ancient watchtowers. In the evening we will arrive at Lake Kezenoy-Am, one of the main attractions of Chechnya, it is located in the mountains of the North Caucasus at an altitude of over 1800 meters. Swimming in the lake is prohibited.

Highlight of the day: lake Kezenoy-Am

Day 4. Kezenoy-Am – Gunib, 170 km

We leave Chechnya and move to Dagestan, through Botlikh we go to Gunib. This is the heart of mountainous Dagestan. Right here Caucasian War ended, right here Shamil surrendered to the Russian army and a peace treaty was signed between the highlanders and tsarist Russia.

Gunib is located on a beautiful plateau at an altitude of 1500 meters, there are many historical and cultural monuments around it, authentic villages, abandoned mountain towns. We will spend the next three days in Gunib, making radial trips around the surroundings.

Highlight of the day:

Day 5. Gunib, visiting places of interest around, 120 km

Today we will have a trip to Chokh, an ascent to an abandoned city Gamsutl and several other places of interest.

Highlight of the day: an abandoned city Gamsutl and authentic Kubachi village

Day 6. Gunib, visiting places of interest around, 150 km

Another day we spend in Gunib and surroundings. Today we visit Khunzah museum, Tobot waterfall and several other sights. 

Day 7. Gunib - Derbent, 260 km

Through Kasumkent we ride to Derbent: long day with breathtaking views of mountains and nature. In the evening we arrive in one of the oldest cities in Russia, have dinner and go for a walk in the old city.

Highlight of the day: Derbent city walk

Day 8. Gunib – Sulak Canyon, 230 km

In the morning we visit old city and Dernent fortress, after we ride to Sulak Canyon.

Highlight of the day: views of Sulak Canyon and Barkhan Sarykum

Day 9. Sulak Canyon – Grozny, 200 km

Today we go to Grozny, the capital of the Republic of Chechnya. The city was badly damaged during the Russian-Chechen war and was recently rebuilt from scratch. We will visit all “must see" of the city: Grozny-City, the Heart of Chechnya Mosque, the Temple of the Archangel Michael, the Flower Park, Central Square and cozy streets that can help you to feel the true flavor of the capital.

Day 10. Grozny – Vladikavkaz, 250 km

Today we ride to Vladikavkaz, park our motorcycles and go to celebrate the end of the tour at the best restaurant of the city.

North Caucasus Motorcycle Tour with Rusmototravel RMT Dagestan

North Caucasus Motorcycle Tour with Rusmototravel RMT Dagestan

North Caucasus Motorcycle Tour with Rusmototravel RMT Dagestan

North Caucasus Motorcycle Tour with Rusmototravel RMT Dagestan

North Caucasus Motorcycle Tour with Rusmototravel RMT Dagestan

North Caucasus Motorcycle Tour with Rusmototravel RMT Dagestan

North Caucasus Motorcycle Tour with Rusmototravel RMT Dagestan

North Caucasus Motorcycle Tour with Rusmototravel RMT Dagestan

North Caucasus Motorcycle Tour with Rusmototravel RMT Dagestan

North Caucasus Motorcycle Tour with Rusmototravel RMT Dagestan

North Caucasus Motorcycle Tour with Rusmototravel RMT Dagestan

North Caucasus Motorcycle Tour with Rusmototravel RMT Dagestan

North Caucasus Motorcycle Tour with Rusmototravel RMT Dagestan

North Caucasus Motorcycle Tour with Rusmototravel RMT Dagestan

North Caucasus Motorcycle Tour with Rusmototravel RMT Dagestan

North Caucasus Motorcycle Tour with Rusmototravel RMT Dagestan

 

 

 

 

Dagestan Tour Rusmototravel

Dagestan Tour Rusmototravel

Dagestan Tour Rusmototravel

 

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Северный Кавказ, Дагестан, мотопутешествие Русмототревел

Северный Кавказ, Дагестан, мотопутешествие Русмототревел

 

 

Северный Кавказ, Дагестан, мотопутешествие Русмототревел

Северный Кавказ, Дагестан, мотопутешествие Русмототревел

 

Северный Кавказ, Дагестан, мотопутешествие Русмототревел

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Северный Кавказ, Дагестан, мотопутешествие Русмототревел

Северный Кавказ, Дагестан, мотопутешествие Русмототревел

Северный Кавказ, Дагестан, мотопутешествие Русмототревел

 

 

 

Северный Кавказ, Дагестан, мотопутешествие Русмототревел

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