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Moscow - Elbrus - Sochi: the Black Sea, the highest mountain in Europe and the Russian capital in one motorcycle tour

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 => 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

  • Dates: 7-19 September 2020
  • Duration: 13 days (8 riding days + 3 rest days + 2 days arrival/departure)
  • Total mileage: 3,200 km
  • Roads: 99% asphalt
  • Tour level: Intermediate
  • Price: 3150 EUR (includes  BMW F750GS/BMW F850GS rent) 
  • Extra charge for BMW R1200/1250GS: 300 EUR
  • Comprehensive motorcycle insurance: 350 EUR (no deposit needed, full coverage)
  • Deposit for the motorcycle: 1000/1200/1500 EUR for F750GS/F850GS/R1200/1250GS (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

Route: where we will go

Moscow - Skornyakovo - Veshenskaya - Volgodonsk - 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, 440 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, 630 km

Today we ride through forests and agricultural regions of Russia further going to the south.

Highlight of the day: riding through farmlands of Central Russia

Day 5. Veshenskaya - Volgodonsk, 320 km

This day we reach Volgodonsk - city located on the banks of the big water reserve.  There are many opportunities for fishing and doing boat tours here. Plus, Volgodonsk is a nice small town with cozy city center. 

Highlight of the day: mighty river Don

Day 6. Volgodonsk - Stavropol, 350 km

This day you will see mainly steppes and vast 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: BBQ with the teammates

Day 7. Stavropol - Elbrus , 360 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 Babsan 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, 380 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, 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 11. 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 12. Sochi, rest day

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