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Sochi – Elbrus – Moscow: 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: 11-23 May 2021, 10-22 May 2022, 17-29 May 2022
  • Duration: 13 days (8 riding days + 3 rest days + 2 days arrival/departure)
  • Total mileage: 3,750 km
  • Roads: 99% asphalt
  • Tour level: Intermediate
  • Price: 3150 EUR (includes BMW750GS/BMWF850GS 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 (BMW750GS/BMWF850GS)
  • 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:

  • Sochi-Elbrus-Moscow + Best of Russia: Moscow-Saint-Petersburg-Karelia (13 + 14 days)
  • Sochi-Elbrus-Moscow + Moscow-Saint-Petersburg (13 + 10 days)
  • Sochi-Elbrus-Moscow + Enduro 1 (13 + 5 days)
  • Sochi-Elbrus-Moscow + Moscow-Vladivostok (13 + 25 days)

Route: where we will go

Sochi – Adygea – Dombai – Elbrus – Stavropol – Rostov-on-Don – Veshenskaya – Skornyakova – Moscow

Sochi - Elbrus

 

Day 1. Sochi, arrival

The first day of the tour. Today arrival in Sochi, we will meet you at the airport, and go to Krasnaya Polyana - a mountain village that has become a cult place after the Sochi Olympics. In the evening we have the option to go to the Banya, Russian sauna. Also, we have a welcome dinner tonight.

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

Highlight of the day: welcome dinner

Day 2. Sochi (Krasnaya Polyana), 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 3. Sochi (Krasnaya Polyana) – Adygea, 430 km

We leave Sochi and go to Adygea. There will be a lot of serpentines and mountain roads. We will stop in the village of Dakhovskaya Sloboda, and in the evening there will be a walk to the Azish cave.

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

Day 4. Adygea – Dombay, 460 km

Beautiful road to the 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: snowy peaks of Dombay and Arkhyz ski resorts

Day 5. Dombay – Elbrus, 350 km

Elbrus is the highest mountain in Europe, one of the seven best peaks in the world. Today it is a restored year-round resort with developed infrastructure and good roads. Here we will stay for two nights in an eco-Spa hotel with fantastic views.

Highlight of the day: Gumbashi mountain pass

Day 6. Elbrus, day of rest

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 7. Elbrus – Stavropol, 400 km

Today we leave the mountains, and go to Stavropol - capital of the Stavropol Area, the city, several years received the title of the most comfortable city in Russia.

Highlight of the day: city-walk in the center of Stavropol

Day 8. Stavropol – Rostov-on-Don, 410 km

This day we will drive to Rostov-on-Don - million-plus city is the largest in the South of Russia. On the way you will see steppes and huge fields of wheat, corn, sunflower. 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: riding through farmlands of Central Russia

Day 9. Rostov-on-Don – Veshenskaya, 530 km

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. Today we will stay in the old Cossack village Veshenskaya.

Highlight of the day: The mighty Don River and the history of the Cossacks

Day 10. Veshenskaya – Skornyakovo, 520 km

Today is a long riding day. In the evening we arrive at Skornyakovo-Arkhangelskoye, an old manor, which was restored in the 21st century, and made a cozy tourist complex on the banks of the river, allowing us to touch a old era.

Highlight of the day: XIX century noble estate

Day 11. Skornyakovo – Moscow, 480 km

Today we arrive in Moscow. Rest in the evening.

Highlight of the day: Red Square group photo

Day 12. 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 the capital of Russia

Day 13. Moscow, departure

See you!

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