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Sochi – Elbrus: Motorcycle Tour over the Caucasus Mountains

Sochi – Adygea – Arhyz – Dombay – Elbrus. Most famous resorts in the Southern part of Russia. If you want ride picturesque roads and enjoy breathtaking scenery that’s what you need
  • Dates: 21-29 September 2019, 2-10 May 2020, 19-27 September 2020, 1-9 May 2021
  • Duration: 9 days (6 riding days + 1 rest day at Elbrus + 2 days arrival/departure)
  • Total mileage: 2200 km
  • Roads: 99% asphalt 
  • Tour level: Intermediate 
  • Price: 2250 EUR (includes BMW F750/850GS rent)
  • Extra charge for BMW R1200/1250GS: 350 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: 1050 EUR  
  • Price for the passenger: 950 EUR
  • Single room supplement: 300 EUR

Key tour highlights: Caucasus Mountains, Sochi, Black Sea, Elbrus, local cuisine, serpentine roads

Included services:

  • Motorcycle rental (BMW F750/F850GS)
  • Petrol (for rented motorcycles only)
  • Accommodation in 3-4* hotels (based on sharing a double/twin room)
  • Breakfasts (during all 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
  • 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

Route: where we will go

Sochi – Lago-Naki – Arhyz – Dombay – Elbrus – Goryachiy Klyuch – Sochi

DAY 1. Sochi, arrival

Upon arrival there will be a transfer to the hotel (Krasnya Polyana, slightly in the mountains but near Sochi city) where after a short rest we will have welcome meeting, kick off and dinner. You will receive bikes and meet with other members of our journey. 

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

Highlight of the day: welcome dinner

DAY 2. Sochi – Lago-Naki (Adygea), 360 km

After breakfast we leave towards the Lago-Naki plateau, which is located on the height of approx. 2 km. This is a fantastic place which is mostly famous for its flowering meadows. We will stay in Dachovskaya Sloboda village and in the evening we will also have a walk to Azish Cave.

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

DAY 3. Lago-Naki (Adygea) – Dombay, 460 km

In the morning we will ride to Arhyz, new modern mountain resort that was built just several years ago. It was renovated in 2013 and since that time it was several times nominated as the best mountain resort in Russia. Area around Arkhyz is saturated with waterfalls, caves, sightseeing spots and quiet places for meditation. One of the best spots on the Earth for sky observing and nice roads for motorcycle riding are here. After lunch we go to Dombay, most picturesque mountains of Caucasus Region.

Highlight of the day: snowy peaks of Dombay and Arkhyz ski resorts

DAY 4. Dombay, 50 km

One more epic place with energy and beautiful nature all around. Plateaus, waterfalls, tasty local cuisine, natural parks and lakes. Dombay is most famous for its unique Teberdinsky natural park.Today is rest day, we will go with cabin to the peaks, walk around the hotel, make short riding to several nice places with bikes. In the evening we have home-made dinner and banya.

Highlight of the day: old military road and Tumanlygel mountain lake

DAY 5. Dombay – Elbrus, 360 km

Elbrus is the highest mountain in Europe, one of the top 7 world peaks. Today it’s a renovated all year round resort with well-developed infrastructure and good roads. Today we will go through the Gumbashi pass by one of the most picturesque secondary road of the Caucasus. A stunning view of the Central Caucasus Range, headed by Elbrus, opens here. We will spend two nights at the foot of Mount Elbrus at the place which is called Polyana Azau. All the needed infrastructure including hotels are located here at the altitude of 2300 m.

Highlight of the day: Gumbashi mountain pass

DAY 6. Elbrus, rest day

We are having a day off without bikes here. A cable car will rise us up to the elavation of 3800 m. where the highest in Europe station Gara-Bashi is located. Depending on weather conditions and your personal will a snowcat can lift us up even higher - up to almost 5000 m. We will enjoy the unbelievable and stunning views of the mountains around, take a little walk, breathe in the fresh and clean mountain air, nourish the energy of these places and drink local herbal tea. In the evening we have barbeque and local wine degustation.

Highlight of the day: 5642 m. of the highest mountain in Europe

DAY 7. Elbrus – Goryachiy Klyuch,  580 км

Today we start our way back to Sochi. From Elbrus we move to Goryachiy Klyuch, another resort famous not for high peaks, but for hot springs.

Highlight of the day: riding through farmlands and pastures

DAY 8. Goryachiy Klyuch Sochi, 250 km

Last riding day. With the serpentine roads we return to Sochi. In the evening we go to sauna and after that enjoy draft beer from local brewery.

Highlight of the day: serpentine roads and Russian banya

DAY 9. Sochi, departure

Breakfast and transfer to the airport

 

RMT Sochi – Elbrus: Motorcycle Tour over the Caucasus Mountains

RMT Sochi – Elbrus: Motorcycle Tour over the Caucasus Mountains

RMT Sochi – Elbrus: Motorcycle Tour over the Caucasus Mountains

RMT Sochi – Elbrus: Motorcycle Tour over the Caucasus Mountains

RMT Sochi – Elbrus: Motorcycle Tour over the Caucasus Mountains

RMT Sochi – Elbrus: Motorcycle Tour over the Caucasus Mountains

RMT Sochi – Elbrus: Motorcycle Tour over the Caucasus Mountains

RMT Sochi – Elbrus: Motorcycle Tour over the Caucasus MountainsRMT Sochi – Elbrus: Motorcycle Tour over the Caucasus Mountains

RMT Sochi – Elbrus: Motorcycle Tour over the Caucasus Mountains

RMT Sochi – Elbrus: Motorcycle Tour over the Caucasus Mountains

RMT Sochi – Elbrus: Motorcycle Tour over the Caucasus Mountains

 

RMT Sochi – Elbrus: Motorcycle Tour over the Caucasus Mountains

RMT Sochi – Elbrus: Motorcycle Tour over the Caucasus Mountains

RMT Sochi – Elbrus: Motorcycle Tour over the Caucasus Mountains

RMT Sochi – Elbrus: Motorcycle Tour over the Caucasus Mountains

RMT Sochi – Elbrus: Motorcycle Tour over the Caucasus Mountains

RMT Sochi – Elbrus: Motorcycle Tour over the Caucasus MountainsRMT Sochi – Elbrus: Motorcycle Tour over the Caucasus Mountains

RMT Sochi – Elbrus: Motorcycle Tour over the Caucasus Mountains

RMT Sochi – Elbrus: Motorcycle Tour over the Caucasus Mountains

RMT Sochi – Elbrus: Motorcycle Tour over the Caucasus Mountains

RMT Sochi – Elbrus: Motorcycle Tour over the Caucasus Mountains

RMT Sochi – Elbrus: Motorcycle Tour over the Caucasus Mountains

RMT Sochi – Elbrus: Motorcycle Tour over the Caucasus Mountains

RMT Sochi – Elbrus: Motorcycle Tour over the Caucasus Mountains

RMT Sochi – Elbrus: Motorcycle Tour over the Caucasus Mountains

RMT Sochi – Elbrus: Motorcycle Tour over the Caucasus Mountains

RMT Sochi – Elbrus: Motorcycle Tour over the Caucasus Mountains

 

RMT Sochi – Elbrus: Motorcycle Tour over the Caucasus Mountains