We start and finish in Sochi. This tour can be connected with Enduro Training, Sochi-Elbrus, Sochi-Crimea or Sochi-Elbrus-Moscow tours.
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Day 1. Sochi/Krasnaya Polyana, arrival
You arrive in Sochi international airport and we arrange transfer to the hotel. After checking in you will get your bike, we sign all needed documents and brief you about the tour details. In the evening we go for a dinner and take a walk in Krasnaya Polyana.
Important: to prevent any timing issues, please, make sure your arrival time is not later than 3 p.m.
Highlight of the day: welcome dinner
Day 2. Krasnaya Polyana – Noviy Afon (Abkhazia), 310 km
After breakfast we ride towards the Abkhazia border. Passing customs control will take about one hour and then we will visit Mount Mamzyshkha, where we can admire a beautiful view of Gagra from a height of 1500m. Then we will go to Lake Ritsa, where we see Stalin's country house. On the way, there will be many interesting stops in the most picturesque places: waterfalls, lakes, mountain rivers, rocks and a mossy relic forest. After lunch in the national apatskhe on the lake, we will visit the Byzantine Temple Ambar, built in the 6th century, and ride to the hotel in Noviy Afon.
Highlight of the day: lake Ritsa
Day 3. Noviy Afon – Sukhum, 140 km
In the morning we will ride via a picturesque dirt road to the Kaman Monastery, where according to the legend, St. John Chrysostom was buried. We will return to Sukhum for lunch and walk along the embankment. In the afternoon we will go to the Kodori Gorge, where we visit the Macharsky waterfall and a beautiful gorge in Chernigovka. In the evening after checking in, we have dinner in the famous restaurant of Sukhum.
Highlight of the day: the capital of Abkhazia - Sukhum
Day 4. Sukhum – Tkuarchal – Gagra. 310 km
In the morning we ride to the city Tkuarchal, where we will visit abandoned mining areas, a power station and a railway bridge. In case of good weather, we will climb to the Akarmar waterfalls. After lunch in Noviy Afon, we will visit the Mokvinsky Cathedral. Then we will reach Gagra via a beautiful road through Pitsunda. In the evening we take a walk along the promenade and have dinner at the Gagrapsh restaurant, which was founded by the Prince Oldenburg in 1902.
Highlight of the day: the abandoned city Tkuarchal
Day 5. Gagra – Solokh-Aul – Krasnaya Polyana. 240 km
After crossing the border, we will visit the Olympic Park and ride to the highest point of coastal Sochi - Mount Bolshoy Akhun. Then along a picturesque serpentine road we will reach the tea plantation of Judas Koshman. At the beginning of the 20th century the first tea in the Russian Empire was grown here, which was considered the most northern tea at that time. We will have a cup of tea with pancakes with local honey and jam, and then return to Krasnaya Polyana.
Highlight of the day: serpentine roads
Day 6. Krasnaya Polyana, 0 km
Breakfast and transfer to the airport