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.
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 – Borisoglebsk – Volgograd – Elista – 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.
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, city tour
Today we will explore Sochi, travelling on the bikes or in the van with local guide. You will see Olympic park, winter ski resorts, sea port and other places of interest. Farewell dinner in the evening.
Highlight of the day: Sochi city tour
Day 14. Sochi, departure