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
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 – Stavropol – Rostov-on-Don – Veshenskaya – 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), 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