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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 2022: 7-16 September, 16-25 September
  • Dates 2023: 1-10 May, 11-20 and 21-30 May, 1-10 September, 11-20 and 21-30 September
  • Duration: 10 days (7 riding days + 1 rest day at Elbrus + 2 days arrival/departure)
  • Total mileage: 2400 km
  • Roads: 99% asphalt 
  • Tour level: Intermediate 
  • Price: 3450 EUR (includes BMW F750/850GS rent)
  • Extra charge for BMW R1250GS: 350 EUR
  • Comprehensive motorcycle insurance: 350 EUR (no deposit needed, full coverage)
  • Deposit for the motorcycle: 1500 EUR for F750GS or F850GS and 1750 EUR for R1250GS (Read more...) or you can purchase comprehensive all-inclusive motorcycle insurance that costs 300 EUR (no deposit needed, full coverage)
  • Price if you ride your own motorcycle: 1750 EUR  
  • Price for the passenger: 1450 EUR
  • Single room supplement: 350 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)
  • Welcome dinner
  • Breakfasts during all days
  • 7 Dinners during the riding days
  • English-speaking guide on a motorcycle
  • Support vehicle assistance with second guide
  • 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 + Sochi-Crimea (9 + 12 days)
  • Sochi-Elbrus + Enduro 1/2 (9 + 5/6 days)

Route: where we will go

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

Sochi-Elbrus Motorcycle Tour Map

DAY 1. Sochi, arrival

Upon arrival there will be a transfer to the hotel in Krasnya Polyana, small village in the mountains, 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.

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, 370 km

In the morning we visit several interesting sights near the hotel and then we go to our next stop, Dombay resort. 

Highlight of the day: snowy peaks of Dombay ski resorts

DAY 4. Dombay – Kislovodsk. 330 km

Today we ride the Gumbashi pass. A stunning view of the Central Caucasus Range, headed by Elbrus, opens here. Then we will go to the Emmanuel Glade, named after the Russian general, the conqueror of Elbrus. We will ride along the new beautiful road from Kislovodsk to Emmanuel's Glade with fantastic views of Elbrus, and then return to Kislovodsk for the night.

Highlight of the day: Emmanuel's Glade

DAY 5. Kislovodsk – Elbrus, 220 km

Elbrus is the highest mountain in Europe, one of the top 7 world peaks. Today it’s a renovated all year round resort. We will spend two nights at the foot of Mount Elbrus at the place which is called Polyana Azau at the altitude of 2300 m.

Highlight of the day: road to Elbrus

DAY 6. Elbrus, rest day

In the morning after breakfast we take cable car to get to 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 rest.

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

DAY 7. Elbrus – Arkhyz, 380 km

Arhyz is new modern mountain resort that was built just recently. 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.

DAY 8. Arkhyz – Goryachiy Klyuch, 450 км

From Arkhyz 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 9. 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 10. 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