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Sochi – Elbrus – Volgograd - Moscow: one-way tour in May

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, Stalingrad, Olympic Sochi

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

  • Dates 2022 (13 days tour): 10-22 May (sold out) and 17-29 May
  • Dates 2023 (from 2023 that tour will be 14 days long, we will add extra day for Sochi sightseing): 8-21 May and 15-28 May
  • Duration: 13 days (8 riding days + 3 rest days + 2 days arrival/departure)
  • Total mileage: 3,000 km
  • Roads: 99% asphalt
  • Tour level: Intermediate
  • Price: 3850 EUR (includes BMW750GS/BMWF850GS rent)
  • Extra charge for BMW R1250GS: 300 EUR
  • Comprehensive motorcycle insurance: 390 EUR (no deposit needed, full coverage)
  • Deposit for the motorcycle: 1500 EUR for F750GS/F850GS and 1750 EUR for R1250GS (Read more...) or you can purchase comprehensive all-inclusive motorcycle insurance that costs 390 EUR (no deposit needed, full coverage)
  • 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)
  • Welcome dinner
  • Dinners (during riding days)
  • 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
  • Souvenir pack (t-shirt, paper maps, etc.)       
  • Visa assistance

Services not included:

  • Air tickets to/from Russia
  • Personal medical insurance
  • Lunches and drinks
  • 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 – Elista – Volgograd – Borisoglebsk – Skornyakova – Moscow

 

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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.

Highlight of the day: XIX century noble estate

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

See you!

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