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Motorcycle tours around Russia are an ideal combination for true lovers of freedom of movement. Feel your wheels with endless Russian roads, breathe in intoxicatingly sweet air. A unique opportunity to get to know real people, see the Russian outback, the ancient cities of the Golden Ring of Russia and of course the beautiful Moscow.

May to September  •  11 days / 10 nights  •  Difficulty: normal, 25+  •  Comfort: ★★★☆☆  •  Group size: max 8

from3235$

Motorcycle tour Moscow and the Golden Ring of Russia is great for motorcyclists with different levels of training, the only prerequisite is the existence of a driving experience of 2 years. We recommend arriving in Moscow on the first day of the tour at lunch time, so that there is an opportunity to gain strength before a rich program.

We are ready to help you buy the tickets; if necessary, leave a comment in your request.

A RICH EXPERIENCE EXPECT YOU:

  • You’ll drive by yourself the motorbike
  • Driving 2000 km on interesting roads
  • Get to know Russia from our days to historical sources
  • Experience the features of the national holiday
Itinerary - 11 Days

We will meet you in the airport and arrange transfer to the hotel. After check-in and some rest, we meet for a welcome dinner. You will drink a shot of Russian vodka and we try Russian salad Olivie. Plus, we give you all info about the tour.

*Accommodation at the hotel in Moscow (Bagration Hotel 3*)

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On this day, we begin an exciting adventure with the study of the capital of Russia – Moscow. Moscow is a huge metropolis, where everyone will find something interesting for themselves, but we picked up for you the most iconic sights and our favorite places. We begin with the emblem of Moscow and the whole country – Red Square and the Kremlin, which are the heart of Russia. Moving mainly on foot we will visit one of the most picturesque streets – Old Arbat. After a short rest we go down to the legendary Moscow Metropolitan, in many aspects it can be compared to a museum underground. Also on this day you will see many interesting places and get acquainted with the everyday life of Muscovites.

* Extra charge (Optional):

  • Diamond Fund of the Russian Federation
  • The Armory Chamber of the Moscow Kremlin
  • The State Academic Bolshoi Theater of Russia

**Accommodation at the hotel in Moscow (Bagration Hotel 3*)

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We continue to enjoy the fundamental and majestic capital of Russia. Today you will visit the amazing museum of the Tretyakov Gallery, where you can enjoy artistic canvases of world significance. Visit the main temple of the country with a tragic history the cathedral of Christ the Savior and Novodevichy Convent. Then we will visit the national fair, where local products are presented, the fair is located in the historical complex of the Izmailovo Kremlin. Towards evening we will go to the observation platform of the Sparrow hills, where one of the seven sisters is also located – it is a skyscraper of the Stalin era, which since the last century has been the country’s main institute. And the pleasant end of the evening is the visit to the main bike of the center of the country, it is the residence of the bike club “Night Wolves”, in the media they were nicknamed Putin’s angels.

*Accommodation at the hotel in Moscow (Bagration Hotel 3*)

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Today we take our motorcycles and start our journey along the Golden Ring of Russia, a length of 2000 km. We move, as well as along the main highway, and on minor beautiful roads. On the way, we make several stops for lunch and rest. Arriving in hospitable Suzdal, we will settle in authentic mini hotel, rest and forward to the city. This is one of the ancient Russian settlements (the first mention of the city is in 999 AD), which has preserved its unique appearance to the present day. This is a real open-air museum, where unique monuments are combined with natural splendor. You will get acquainted with the ancient traditions of wooden architecture and the main sights of the city. In the evening we have a real Russian home dinner with a russian bathhouse.

*Accommodation at the hotel in Suzdal (Svetliy Terem 4*)

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In the morning we go to the next point of the Golden Ring. It is the town of Ples, 12th century, located on the bank of the Volga River, which is considered to be the pearl of the Volga, a city in a snuffbox. At one time it was an important river junction, and later with the construction of the railway and the center of the country life. The beginning, which was laid by the great Russian painter Levitan, later many well-known figures of culture and politics joined this dacha movement. We are waited by a boat trip along the river. From the water you can enjoy colorful Russian landscapes, as well as summer residences of famous people, including former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. We will have time to climb the mountain Levitan, which opens to the truth inspiring for creative feats of sight and visit the museum of the same name. In one of the local restaurants we will have lunch and go further to Yaroslavl.

Arriving in Yaroslavl, we will settle in the hotel, rest and go to the evening walk of a 1000-year-old city. Founded by his great Russian prince Yaroslav the Wise. Currently, Yaroslavl claims to be the capital of the Golden Ring of Russia. There is also the 0th kilometer of the Golden Ring. The historical center occupies a huge area of ​​more than 100 hectares. Over 140 UNESCO World Heritage sites are located on this stretch. For a good road we’ll rub a bear’s nose – a symbol of Russia.

*Accommodation at the hotel in Yaroslavl (Boutique Hotel Ioann Vasilievich 4*)

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Today we are waiting for a long journey and avoiding bad roads, we will cross some ancient Russian cities. On the way, we will make stops for rest, lunch and photographing colorful pictures. After the road we are waiting for an excellent Russian bath with fresh local beer and swimming in the lake. This is the purest place located in the national park, where we will stay for 3 nights at the cottage eco club of Valday.

*Accommodation at the resort hotel in Valday (Valday Eco Club 3*)

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This day is devoted to the study of the Russian remote places. Valdai is called the edge of forests, lakes and churches. In the beginning we will visit one of the most revered monasteries in Russia – the Iversky Male Monastery, built in 1652 on the island of the Valdai Lake at the behest of the holy Apostle Philip, who appeared to the patriarch of the Russian church Nikon.

Further along the dirt road, through coniferous forests we will go in search of radon sources. These springs are beaten from the depths of centuries, and in Russian fairy tales it is believed that it is here that there is living water that has a magical power and can resurrect a person. The radon source is considered to be a karst fault and the exact depth has not yet been established, but what is certain is that the water is curative, and we will definitely bathe in it, and in a never-draining spring we will collect crystal clear water. On the way back, we will cross the villages abandoned by time and visit the destroyed military base of the Cold War period.

*Accommodation at the resort hotel in Valday (Valday Eco Club 3*)

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On the second day of our stay in Valday we will go to the city where the Russian statehood was born. This city rightfully bears the title “Father of Russian Cities” to which it is customary to apply “Mr. Novgorod the Great”. Such titles are not born from scratch. Novgorod The Great is one of the oldest cities in Russia, here the world heritage monuments were preserved intact until the Mongolian period. This is the only city in Russia that was not captured by the Golden Horde. In September 1862 in Novgorod The Great, the lush celebrations of the 1000th anniversary of Russian statehood were held, in honor of this event the monument “Millennium of Russia” was opened, which we will certainly see with our own eyes.

Also on this day we will visit the mineral springs in a place called Old Rusa, and visit the Demyan Kettle, which is tragically known during the Second World War, and visit the museum dedicated to these events.

*Accommodation at the resort hotel in Valday (Valday Eco Club 3*)

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In the morning, by mixed roads, we go to one of the most beautiful lakes Seliger, with a length of more than 100 km of glacial origin. We will stay in the hotel and head to the source of the Volga River where the longest river in Europe is born, sung in local songs and russian poems, and visit an amazing place called Nilova Pustyn. The natural beauty of these places will leave no one indifferent, places where you can breathe fresh air and gain energy for many months ahead.

*Accommodation at the hotel in Seliger (Svetlitsa Hotel 3*)

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On this final day of our fascinating adventure, we have prepared the route back to Moscow on exciting roads that run through such wonderful provincial cities as Rzhev, Ruza and Zvenigorod. Along the road we will make several stops for lunch and rest in the monastery, where the ministers will give us a traditional “kvass” bread drink, which perfectly quenches thirst and gives strength.

Closer to the evening, upon arrival in Moscow, we will settle in the hotel, and in the evening after rest we will celebrate our successful return to one of the best pubs in Moscow.

*Accommodation at the hotel in Moscow (Bagration Hotel 3*)

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Airport transfer.

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After returning home you will never be the same as before. Until next time!

THIS TOUR IS OFFERED WITH FIXED AND FLEXIBLE DEPARTURE DATES
DepartureRide your own bikeWith rent a bikeDetails
1.Group tour, August 01 - August 11, 20183235$5010$
CategoriesHotelBasic price per pers.Status
Your motorcycle and equipment3-4*3235$on sale
Our BMW F700GS, F800GS and equipment3-4*5010$on sale
2.Individual tour for 2 pers., May to September12500$15700$
CategoriesHotelBasic price per pers.Status
Your motorcycle and equipment3-4*6250$on sale
Our BMW F700GS, F800GS and equipment3-4*7850$on sale
*The basic price is indicated for double room accommodation. Read more in the section Accommodation

NOTES:

  • Single accommodation +700$ per person
  • For passenger 2475$
  • Rent a BMW R1200 GS +450$
  • Deposit: BMW F700GS, F800GS 1250$, BMW R1200GS 1880$. When opening Rental agreement a certain amount of money will be frozen on your credit card by taking an authorization code. If you return a bike without any damages this sum will be returned to your account immediately.
  • Individual tour is for a group of 2 to 8 persons. For a group on their motorcycles, the number of persons without restriction. Check the price with our expert.
  • For idividual tour you have an opportunity to improve accommodation; if necessary, leave a comment in your request.
WHAT’S INCLUDED
Price include

• Transfer to/from the hotel
• Bike rent: BMW F700GS, F800GS, R1200GS
• Accommodation in 3-4* hotels
• Breakfasts
• Gas
• English speaking guide services
• Bike insurance
• Tickets to the museums and parks
• Russian sauna

Price does not include

• Air tickets to/from Moscow
• Lunches and dinners
• Alcohol drinks
• Souvenirs
• Medical insurance (sports insurance for moto)
• Personal expenses

EXTRA CHARGE (OPTIONAL):

  • Diamond Fund of the Russian Federation
  • The Armory Chamber of the Moscow Kremlin
  • The State Academic Bolshoi Theater of Russia
Terms of payment
Booking conditions

FOR TOUR
• When reserving a tour, 30% payment upfront is required
• The remaining 70% must be paid in 60 days before the start of the tour
• When booking 60 days before the start of the tour and later, the payment is 100%

FOR RENT A BIKE
• When reserving a tour, 30% payment upfront is required
• The remaining 70% must be paid in 30 days before the start of the tour
• When booking 30 days before the start of the tour and later, the payment is 100%

Cancellation terms

• When canceling a tour reservation for 45 days and later, 100% of the payment is deducted
• When canceling a tour reservation in the period from 90 days to 45 days before the start of the tour, 70% of the
payment amount
• If the reservation is canceled within 180 days to 90 days prior to the beginning of the tour, 50% of the payment
amount
• If the tour is canceled prior to the beginning of 180 days, 0% of the payment amount

*Please read carefully section Terms & Conditions
travel map
ACCOMMODATION BY DAYS

Day 1-3, 10 • Hotels in the city center of Moscow. Bagration Hotel 3 * (standard room, twin /double)
Day 4 • Mini hotel in Suzdal. Svetliy Terem 4* (standard room, twin /double)
Day 5 • Boutique Hotel in Yaroslavl. Ioann Vasilievich 4* (standard room, twin /double)
Day 6-8 • Resort hotel in Valday National Park. Valday Eco Club 3* (standard room, twin /double)
Day 9 • Hotel in Seliger Lake. Svetlitsa Hotel 3* (standard room, twin /double)

NOTES:

  • If on the dates indicated there are no rooms in the declared hotels, then the hotels can be changed to a similar category or higher.
  • For an individual tour, you have the opportunity to improve the living conditions; if necessary, leave a comment in your request.
  • In the group tour, you have the opportunity for an additional fee to upgrade the category of rooms; if necessary, leave a comment in your request.
BAGRATION HOTEL 3*

Hotel Bagration 3* with free Wi-Fi and a restaurant offers accommodation in Moscow, just 2.3 km from the GUM Shopping Center. Guests can enjoy a restaurant on site. Free private parking is possible on site. Each room has a flat-screen TV. Some rooms have a seating area for your convenience. In the room, you will find a kettle. The rooms have a private bathroom. For your convenience, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer. There is a 24-hour front desk, room service, luggage storage and a gift shop.

The Kremlin, Red Square and the Bolshoi Theater are 2.6 km from the Bagration Hotel, and the All-Russian Exhibition Center is 11.3 km away. The nearest airport is Vnukovo International Airport, 24.1 km from Bagration Hotel.

Room category: standard (single or double), junior suite, family suite, apartments
Location: the center of Moscow, Khamovnichesky district. Near the metro station Kropotkinskaya and Park Kultury.
Address: Moscow, Sechenovsky lane, 7A

HOTEL SVETLIY TEREM 4*

Hotel Svetly Terem 4*. Hotel Svetliy Terem is located in Suzdal, 32.2 km from Vladimir. It offers a restaurant and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. The guesthouse has a terrace and a view of the garden. Guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is possible on site. Each room at this guesthouse has air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. Some rooms have a relaxation area where you can relax after a busy day. All rooms have a private bathroom. For your convenience, you will find slippers, free toiletries and a hairdryer. Superior rooms have a spa bath or sauna.

Capacity: 11 rooms
Location: In the city center, 500 meters from the Suzdal Kremlin
Address: Vladimir Region, Suzdal, L. Tolstoy St, 21

BOUTIQUE HOTEL IOANN VASILIVICH 4*

Ioann Vasilievich Boutique Hotel 4* is located a 5-minute walk from the Spa-on-the-City Church and a 3-minute walk from the banks of the Volga. Ioann Vasilievich Boutique Hotel with free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel offers rooms in Yaroslavl. Guests can enjoy a restaurant on site, which serves local and European cuisine. The bar serves a variety of international drinks. All rooms have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. All rooms have a private bathroom. Slippers, free toiletries and a hairdryer are provided.

Capacity: 29 rooms
Location: Yaroslavl Center, on the Volga
Address: Yaroslavl, Revolution St, 34

RESORT HOTEL VALDAY ECO CLUB 3*

Valdai Eco Club Hotel 3* is located in the Valdai Nature Reserve, just 50 meters from the beautiful Boro Lake. It offers retro-styled rooms with satellite TV and free Wi-Fi, as well as a museum of retro cars on site.
The bright rooms are decorated in a rustic style. Amenities include a flat-screen TV, private balcony with countryside views and a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer.
Guests of eco-club “Valdai” can visit the Finnish sauna, Russian steam bath and Russian bath. Guests have access to a pool table and a shared barbecue area. Every morning, a hearty breakfast is served at the Eco Club Hotel, and in the evenings, Russian and imported drinks are served in the bar of a garden house.

Capacity: 37 rooms
Location: In 15 km from the city center Valdai, on the lake in the national park
Address: Valdai district, Korotsko village, Zelenaya st., 1.

SVETLITSA HOTEL 3*

Hotel Svetlitsa 3* is located in the bosom of nature in the village of Svetlitsa, on the shore of Lake Seliger. The hotel has an indoor pool, a Russian steam room and free Wi-Fi. The comfortable rooms have a balcony, a TV, a fridge and a private bathroom with a bath or shower. In the hotel Svetlitsa there is a restaurant of Russian cuisine. Private beach, a minute’s walk, and barbecue facilities.

Capacity: 25 rooms
Location: On the shore of Lake Seliger
Address: Tverskaya oblast, with. Svetlitsa, house 24

TRANSPORT USED ON TOUR
TRANSPORT FOR MOTORCYCLE TOURS

Cult motorcycles the BMW GS series, developed more than 30 years ago and has undergone many updates, is still the best motorcycle for long trips, a standard of quality and convenience. These motorcycles were designed for travel both on asphalt and on uncoated roads. Motorcycles have built-in security systems (ABS, ESA, tire pressure sensor, etc.), equipped with spacious coats, reliable in operation and perfectly controlled.

For our travels in Russia, we offer a selection of several models of motorcycles BMW GS series, 2015-2018 year of release:

  • R 1200 GS
  • F 800 GS
  • F 700 GS

All motorcycles are in excellent technical condition and undergo regular maintenance. All motorcycles are equipped with luggage trunks, protective arches and other accessories necessary for long travel.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

PARTICIPATION

The number of participants in the group is usually in the group of 5-8 people (possibly more participants by prior agreement). Excursion is possible in English. Tourists from different countries, such as Holland, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Germany, France, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Denmark, Turkey, Finland, Norway, etc. participated in this round.

RESTRICTIONS

Driving a motorcycle is allowed if the driving experience is more than 2 years and the age is older than 25 years. You do not need special physical training. Nevertheless, you should be ready to ride a motorcycle and on your feet 10-12 hours a day, because we have prepared for you a very rich program on most of our tours. Going on a trip, you must really appreciate your health and your abilities. We do not conduct a medical examination and do not require the provision of medical certificates. Your health is your responsibility. We expect that you will consciously solve this problem.

Throughout the route, the guide follows the health status of each participant in a motorized trip. If you get sick, the management will provide first aid. The manual contains a large first aid kit with medicines. In case of emergency, we organize professional medical care.

In a critical situation (poisoning / trauma, etc.) – one of the guides will accompany the participant to the hospital. For this, we send two tour guides. The second guidebook will continue the trip together with the other participants.

FORCE MAJEURE ON THE ROAD

The tour route may change if:

  • Road repair work is on track, so we need to get around this
  • The decision of the mutual group to cancel the visit to any attraction in favor of another;
  • Unexpected situations, for example, in case of a puncture or wheel damage, a technical malfunction (technical equipment works reliably, but sometimes failures occur), an accident, and a poor health condition of one of the group members. Therefore, we ask for your understanding in the event of such circumstances. We will do everything possible to minimize them and react quickly

BEHAVIOR IN CASE OF EMERGENCY ON THE ROAD

We pay great attention to safety, observe the rules of the road and never take risks – we expect the same approach to driving from you. However, sometimes accidents happen, and we should be ready for this turn.

A) in case of accident without injuries:

  • If a motorcycle is running, a guide will remain with the customer and will complete all required insurance and police documents. If it was our customers for lack of necessary to compensate for the repair costs. If it was another driver fault, he will pay for the damage. The rest of the group continues the visit and the client + guide will catch up later after filing all necessary documents
  • If a motorcycle is badly damaged and it is other offending client can do so, either continue the tour as a passenger with someone else, or take bike guides and continue to ride. The motorcycle will be transported to the nearest petrol station and the second guide will overtake the group later
  • If a motorcycle is badly damaged and it is the fault of our client, we organize the transport of the motorcycle and the customer to Moscow. The visit ends, the money is not refunded. Insurance and deposit of customers if necessary will be used to repair the motorcycle.

B) in case of an accident with health injuries:

  • First medical help will be provided. If necessary we call ambulance and arrange transportation to the hospital. One guide will stay with the client, help him in all aspects. Fills the documents, provides information support. Group with the second guide continues the tour. We do everything to resolve the situation in our client best interests.

WEATHER

Moto season in Russia is opened in May and continues until the end of September. The climate in the central part of Russia is moderately continental. In summer, comfortable weather, during the day on average from +20 °C to +30 °C.

Each season has its advantages; therefore, the choice depends only on what month seems to be the best in your opinion.

  • It is very beautiful in May, as the greenery is still fresh, everything is in blossom. It is warm during the day, but rather cool in the evening.
  • In June, everything is in blossom as well, and every week you can various colors of nature. Stable weather is characteristic of this period of time.
  • The first half of August, hot weather, starting from the second half of the evening to become cooler.
  • In September, evenings are considerably cool, at night the temperature can drop to +10 °C. It also does not exclude rains.

 USEFUL TIPS

If you do not rent motorcycle and equipment, then to participate in the tour you must have:

  • Motorcycle. Your bike must be reliable enough to run 2000 – 3000 km without big risk of break and preferable it should be something like BMW GS, KTM Adventure, Honda AfriсaTwin, Triumph Tiger. Tires should be with 80% asphalt and 20% off-road potential. For example, Tourance and Michelin Anakee 2.
  • Pants and jacket
  • Helmet and motorcycle boots
  • Gloves, clothes with the windstopper material

The high-quality touring gear protects you from rain and wind and allows you to ride in any weather. We suggest you to wear BMW Ralley 3 suit or analogs from other brands. The BMW Ralley 3 suit also has warm liner.

Besides:

  • Comfortable shoes and clothes for walking around the city
  • Shorts and swimsuits
  • Raincoats
  • Waterproof motorcycle rain boot covers
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Insurance
  • Individual medicines in the presence of chronic diseases
  • Cash (for souvenirs, meals, souvenirs and entertainments). We recommend you to take cash for 65$ – 90$ per one day. For most of the tours 650$ – 1200$ will be more than enough.

After booking the tour, depending on the tour and month, we will send you a list of minimum recommended clothes and other accessories to take with you. You will have enough time to carefully prepare and pack your luggage. However, do not take too much, leave space for memorable souvenirs that you will buy during the tour.

Things you will not take with you; you can leave in our office.

You do not need to take with you:

  • tents, sleeping bags and other camping equipment
  • soap
  • toilet paper
  • towels (all hotels and camps providetowels, but you can take your own from personal hygiene reasons)
  • repellents
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