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Smolensk, chasing Napoleon. A historical motorcycle tour dedicated to the Patriotic war of 1812

We will visit a reserve-museum Borodino, Smolensk, Katyn’, Teneshava’s estate and Prezhivalskiy museum. Mostly secondary roads, sometimes dirt roads, lots of history and nice company await You
  • Dates: 27-29 May 2022
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Total mileage: 1050 km
  • Difficulty – light (there will be gravel roads on the way)
  • Roads - 90% asphalt, 10% gravel
  • Price: 950 EUR (includes BMW F750/F850GS rent, extra charge for R1200/1250GS - 100 EUR)
  • Comprehensive motorcycle insurance: 350 EUR (no deposit needed, full coverage)
  • Deposit for the motorcycle: 1500 EUR for F750GS, F850GS or 1250GS (Read more...) or you can purchase comprehensive all-inclusive motorcycle insurance that costs 250 EUR (no deposit needed, full coverage)
  • Price if you ride your own bike: 550 EUR  
  • Extra price for the passenger: 400 EUR
  • Single room supplement: 75 EUR

Key tour highlights: Smolensk, Gagarin Museum, Roerich museum, Tenisheva Estate

Price includes:

  • Accommodation in 3-4* hotels (based on sharing a double / twin room)
  • Breakfasts
  • Motorcycle rent
  • Petrol
  • English-speaking guide on a motorcycle
  • Entry tickets to places of interest
  • Technical support

Price does not include:           

  • Lunches and dinners
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal expenses

Route: where we will go

Moscow – Smolensk - Moscow

Smolensk weekend tour Rusmototravel

Day 1. Moscow - Smolensk, 450 km

Via beautiful Rublevo-Uspenskoe highway and secondary roads after that we will ride towards Borodinskoye field. Borodino is a place where on the 7th September 1812 a famous battle between Napoleon’s Grand Army and Russian army was fought. Opened in 1839 this fantastic museum with more than 200 historical monument and exhibits covers the territory of more than 110 sq. km. After visiting Borodino museum we will ride to Smolensk. We will take some gravel roads incl. a part of historical “Old Smolensk road”. In the evening we will make a short walk and have dinner in one of city’s restaurants. We will spend a night here.

Day 2. Smolensk, 150 km

In the morning we will ride across Smolensk neighborhood. We will see Katyn memorial, bizarre architectural monument in Flenovo and just ride around interesting and beautiful places. In the evening we will back to Smolensk where a local guide will make a historical tour for us.

Day 3. Smolensk - Moscow, 430 km

Riding through Dorogobuzh and Vyazma we will head to Moscow. We will make a few stops at some interesting historical places, such as Dorogobyzh eartworks and we will surely buy local sweetness, Vyazma cakes, foe those who have a sweet tooth. After lunch we will drive back to Moscow. If the weather is OK, we can use the difficult dirt section of the "Old Smolensk road".


Smolensk RMT

Smolensk RMT


Smolensk RMT

Smolensk RMT

Smolensk RMT

Smolensk RMT

Smolensk RMT


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