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Moscow – Volgograd - Elbrus – Sochi: one-way ride from the Red Square to the Black Sea

One-way tour. Don't miss your chance to ride one of the best tours you can have in Russia. Very few touristic places, lots of good secondary roads, highest mountains in Europe with fantastic serpentines, a variety of local food, drinks, cultures

One-way tour. We do it only two times in a year, in May we ride Sochi => Elbrus => Volgograd => Moscow and in September vice versa, Moscow => Volgograd => Elbrus => Sochi. Don't miss your chance to ride one of the best tours you can have in Russia.

  • Dates: 6-18 September 2022 (sold out), 13-25 September 2022
  • Duration: 13 days (8 riding days + 3 rest days + 2 days arrival/departure)
  • Total mileage: 3,000 km
  • Roads: 99% asphalt
  • Tour level: Intermediate
  • Price: 3450 EUR (includes  BMW F750GS/BMW F850GS rent) 
  • Extra charge for BMW R1250GS: 300 EUR
  • Comprehensive motorcycle insurance: 350 EUR (no deposit needed, full coverage)
  • Deposit for the motorcycle: 1000/1200/1500 EUR for F750GS/F850GS/R1250GS (Read more...)
  • Price if you ride your own motorcycle: 1750 EUR 
  • Price for the passenger: 1450 EUR
  • Single room supplement: 450 EUR

Key tour highlights: Sochi, Olympic Park, Stalin's Residence, the Black Sea, Caucasus Mountains, serpentine roads, sub-tropical climate, the highest mountain in Europe Elbrus, Russian BBQ, Russia sauna (banya), local cuisine, 10 regions, Red Square, Kremlin  

Included services:

  • Motorcycle rental (BMW F750GS/BMW F850GS)
  • Petrol (for rented motorcycles only)
  • Accommodation in 3-4* hotels (based on sharing a double/twin room)
  • Breakfasts (during all days)
  • Lunches and dinners (during riding days; w/o alcoholic drinks)
  • English-speaking guide on a motorcycle
  • Support vehicle assistance
  • 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

Possible connections:

  • Moscow-Elbrus-Sochi + Sochi-Crimea (13 + 12 days)
  • Moscow-Elbrus-Sochi + Enduro 1 (13 + 5 days)
  • Vladivostok-Moscow + Moscow-Elbrus-Sochi (25 + 13 days)
  • Moscow-Saint-Petersburg + Moscow-Elbrus-Sochi (10 + 13 days)

Route: where we will go

Moscow – Skornyakovo – Borisoglebsk – Volgograd – Elista – Elbrus – Dombay – Adygea – Sochi

Tour Map Moscow-Elbrus-Sochi

 

Day 1. Moscow, arrival

Upon arrival there will be transfer to the hotel where after a short rest we will have welcome meeting, kick off and dinner. You will receive bikes and meet with other members of our journey. In the evening we will have welcome dinner. 

Important: to prevent any timing issues, please, make sure your arrival time is not later than 3 p.m.

Day 2. Moscow, city tour

A city tour with local guide. You will see Kremlin, Red Square, metro, Arbat Street and other places of interest.

Highlight of the day: sightseeing in Moscow

Day 3. Moscow – Skornyakovo, 430 km

Our first riding day. In the morning we make a stop at Red Square to take a photo and then leave the city. With secondary roads and plenty of interesting stops we ride to the south. One of the stops today is historical museum devoted to a large battle of the 14th century with old armories and weapons. For a night we stay in reconstructed residence of 19th century. 

Highlight of the day: XIX century noble estate

Day 4. Skornyakovo – Borisoglebsk, 360 km

Today we ride from Lipetsk to the Voronezh region. In the morning by secondary roads we’ll reach the Znamenskaya Church of the pseudo-Gothic style, then, bypassing the city Lipetsk, we’ll reach Tambov and after a short walk around the city, we’ll have lunch at one of the restaurants. In the evening we’ll arrive in Borisoglebsk - a quiet town with old merchant houses and churches. During dinner we’ll definitely taste a glass of local Borisoglebsk beer.

Highlight of the day: small town and villages, a walk through the city Tambov

Day 5. Borisoglebsk - Volgograd, 370 km

After breakfast we go straight to Volgograd. It’s not the most ancient city in Russia, but it is definitely one of the most significant in our history. It’s the city that stood up as an insurmountable wall on the path of the German forces in the Second World War and played a decisive role.

Highlight of the day: Volgograd evening walking tour

Day 6. Volgograd, rest day

Today the whole day will be devoted to acquaintance with the hero-city. Together with a local guide we’ll visit all the main places of interest associated with its heroic past: Mamaev Kurgan, the Battle of Stalingrad panoramic museum, Gergardt's mill and others, walk along the embankment and enjoy Volga River.

Highlight of the day: Mamaev Kurgan and the monument “Motherland calls”

Day 7. Volgograd - Elista, 290 km

Today we ride to the Republic of Kalmykia and its capital - Elista. Elista is a piece of Asian culture and the center of European Buddhism, where we’ll see the tallest figure of Buddha in Russia, visit the City of Chess and the largest Buddhist temple in Europe and taste the local national cuisine.

Highlight of the day: getting to know Asian culture in Russia

Day 8. Elista – Elbrus, 490 km

Elbrus is the highest mountain in Europe, one of the top 7 world peaks. Today it’s all year round resort. Here we’ll stay for two nights in the eco-spa hotel with fantastic views and spa right there.

Highlight of the day: meadows and pastures Baksan valley

Day 9. Elbrus, rest day

In the morning by the cabins we go to 3850 meters. We will take photos on the top and drink tea there. After lunch its free time, you can have some rest, go to SPA center.

Highlight of the day: 5642 m. of the highest mountain in Europe

Day 10. Elbrus – Dombay, 350 km

Beautiful road to the ski resort Dombay, known for its unique Teberdinsky reserve. Mountain plateau, waterfalls, delicious local cuisine, natural parks and lakes. We will stay in the former government hotel of the USSR, which recently became open to the public.

Highlight of the day: Gumbashi mountain pass

Day 11. Dombay – Adygea, 350 km

After breakfast we leave towards the Lago-Naki plateau, which is located on the height of approx. 2 km. This is a fantastic place which is mostly famous for its flowering meadows. We will stay in Dachovskaya Sloboda village and in the evening we will also have a walk to Azischskaya Cave.

Highlight of the day: Azish cave and Lago-Nako plateau views

Day 12. Adygea – Sochi, 360 km

We are heading to Sochi along the numerous mountain passes and serpentine roads. Subtropical climate and palms along the roads company us.

Highlight of the day: coastal road along the Black Sea

Day 13. Sochi, departure

Tour map