Key tour highlights: Caucasus Mountains, Sochi, Black Sea, Elbrus, local cuisine, serpentine roads
Services not included:
Sochi – Lago-Naki – Arhyz – Dombay – Elbrus – Goryachiy Klyuch – Sochi
DAY 1. Arriving in Sochi
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.
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 Azischskaya Cave.
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 Arhyz 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.
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.
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. Here we’ll stay for two nights, exploring places around the mountain.
DAY 6. Elbrus, rest day
Day off without bikes. With local guides we have a full day walking tour around most interesting places. In the evening we have barbeque and local wine degustation.
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.
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.
DAY 9. Sochi, departure
Breakfast and transfer to the hotel