One-way tour. We do it only two times in a year, in May we ride Sochi => Elbrus => Moscow and in September vice versa, Moscow => Elbrus => Sochi. 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. We will ride through 10 different regions and you will get great experience and memories
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
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Moscow – Skornyakovo – Veshenskaya – Rostov-on-Don – Stavropol – Elbrus – Dombay – Adygea – 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.
Highlight of the day: welcome dinner
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, 480 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 – Veshenskaya, 520 km
Long riding day, many secondary roads. Today we will pass through the Rostov, Voronezh, Lipetsk regions and stay to the night in the old Cossack village Veshenskaya.
Highlight of the day: the Oldenburg Palace in Ramon
Day 5. Veshenskaya – Rostov-on-Don, 530 km
This day we will drive to Rostov-on-Don - million-plus city is the largest in the South of Russia. There are two main highways that most people use to travel from Moscow to the South and back. We will avoid them and pass through small towns and villages, along rivers and forests. You will see how the locals live, stay in old monasteries and farms. In the evening we take a walk around the city and have dinner in a good restaurant where you can order local fish dishes.
Highlight of the day: the mighty Don River and the history of the Cossacks
Day 6. Rostov-on-Don – Stavropol, 410 km
This day you will see mainly steppes and huge fields of wheat, corn, sunflowers, etc. Stavropol region is an agricultural one. We stay in its capital and walk around the city center in the evening.
Highlight of the day: riding through farmlands of Central Russia
Day 7. Stavropol – Elbrus , 400 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 8. Elbrus, rest day
In the morning we visit spa, and after lunch we go up by the cabins to the peak of 3850 meters. We will take photos on the top and drink tea there. In the evening there is a free time.
Highlight of the day: 5642 m. of the highest mountain in Europe
Day 9. 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 10. Dombay – Adygea, 490 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 11. Adygea – Sochi, 400 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 12. Sochi, sightseeing tour, 170 km
Today we have a Sochi city tour. There are parks and palaces, old Stalin residence, city beach, botanic garden, Olympic Park and many other interesting places to see.
Highlight of the day: 2014 Olympic Games park
Day 13. Sochi, departure