One-way tour. We do it only several times every year, in May we ride Sochi => Elbrus => Volgograd/Stalingrad => Moscow and in September vice versa, Moscow => Volgograd/Stalingrad => 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, Stalingrad with its history and Volga River, a variety of local food, drinks, excursions and historic places
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
Services not included:
Sochi – Adygea – Dombai – Elbrus – Elista – Volgograd – Borisoglebsk – Skornyakova – Moscow
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) – Adygea, 360 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 3. Adygea – Dombay, 350 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 4. 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 5. 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 6. Elbrus – Elista, 490 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
Day 7. Elista - Volgograd, 290 km
Today we ride 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 in the path of the fascist invaders and played a decisive role.
Highlight of the day: road along the Kalmyk steppe
Day 8. 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.
Highlight of the day: Mamaev Kurgan and the monument “Motherland calls”
Day 9. Volgograd - Borisoglebsk, 370 km
A calm riding day among endless fields. In the evening we’ll arrive in Borisoglebsk - a quiet town with old merchant houses and churches. During dinner we’ll taste a glass of local Borisoglebsk beer.
Highlight of the day: the provincial town of Borisoglebsk
Day 10. Borisoglebsk - Skornyakovo, 360 km
Today we ride from the Voronezh region to the Lipetsk region. We will reach Tambov and after a short walk around the city, we’ll have lunch in one of the restaurants. 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.
Day 11. Skornyakovo – Moscow, 430 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