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Motorcycle tours around Russia is a perfect adventure for active tourists. If you do not have enough bus tours and the soul asks for the breadth of space and traffic, then the best option for such a tour is to be at the helm and drive on roads that do not know the boundaries. Tour including Moscow and the Golden Ring of Russia is first the opportunity to see ancient princely Russia, to learn that it has been hindered by the formation of the Russian character and absorbed the air of complete freedom.

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 км on interesting roads
  • Feel the power of cultural world heritage
  • Enjoy the beauty of the vast expanses where great people lived and worked
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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In the morning, we take our motorcycles and go to meet new adventures. At lunchtime we will arrive in the legendary city of Tula. Having settled in the hotel, after a little rest, we will have lunch and go for a walk around the city. The city of Tula is one of the 12 cities of heroes in Russia on a level with Moscow and Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) which got its title during the Second World War. In addition, Tula is famous for its masters: samovar, gingerbread and weapons.
During the reign of Peter I (the first emperor of Russia), the first weapons factory was opened here, which was built especially for the war with Sweden. Subsequently Tula became the most weapon-making city in Russia. We will visit the armory museum, as well as the estate of Leo Tolstoy, a world-famous writer who wrote the novel “War and Peace”, which was included in the list of world classics.

*Accommodation at the hotel in Tula (SK Royal 4*)

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In the morning, we will go to the state museum reserve Kulikovo Field. Here, not far from the river Don in 1380, Prince Dmitry of Moscow won one of the most significant victories in the history of ancient Russia over the Golden Horde of the Tatar-Mongol yoke, after which he was given the nickname Donskoy. This battle left a deep imprint in the memory of the descendants and became one of the cornerstones of Russian statehood.

After lunch, we continue our journey along the Golden Ring and the next stop is the city of Ryazan. We will settle in the hotel, rest and stroll through the center of the ancient city.

*Accommodation at the hotel in Ryazan (AMAKS Congress Hotel 4*)

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On this day, a picturesque road through small provincial cities awaits us: Spas-Klepiki, Kasimov, Murom, Pavlovo or Arzamas. The city of Murom deserves special attention, where we will stay for a while and examine it. This is one of the most ancient cities in Russia and the date of its foundation is considered the date of the birth of the Russian state in 862. Despite the long history of the city retained its historical appearance. In the city there are many historical monuments of architecture, but there is also one special – a monument to Ilya of Murom. A holy man in the Orthodox religion, who became a famous character in Russian mythology, fairy tales and folklore.

Toward evening, we will arrive in Nizhny Novgorod. After the rest we will have the opportunity to ride on the river tram or speedboat on the longest river in Europe, the Volga River. Majestic landscapes from one of the most beautiful cities of the Golden Ring open from the water.

*Accommodation at the hotel in Nizhniy Novgorod (Azimut Hotel 3*)

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This day we will fully devote a quiet rest in Nizhny Novgorod. The city was founded in 1221 as a border fortress, but after moving here, the largest fair in the country became one of the main shopping centers of Russia. Legend has gone to the richness and prosperity of Nizhny Novgorod, and its 16th-century stone fortress never gave in to the onslaught of the besiegers.

Many unique monuments of history, architecture and culture were preserved in the city, which led UNESCO to include Nizhny Novgorod in the list of 100 cities of the world, representing world historical and cultural value. Nizhny Novgorod boasts more than 600 exceptional monuments of history and architecture.

*Accommodation at the hotel in Nizhniy Novgorod (Azimut Hotel 3*)

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In the morning, we are waiting for the road along the Volga River and we climb up to the pearl of the Volga – the city of Ples. 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 down by the Great Russian painter Levitan, later, many well-known figures of culture. 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, inspiration for the creative feats of sight. 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.

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

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This day we will devote to the beautiful city – the capital of the Golden Ring of the city of Yaroslavl. Honorary member of the UNESCO list with more than 800 architectural monuments, the center of Russian merchants and just a very beautiful city, recently celebrated its millennium. In its historical center, located on the arrow of the Volga River and Kotorosli River, you can see the works of architects of the last five centuries: the shopping arcades, stock exchanges, merchant’s mansions, and, of course, churches with “emerald domes” crowned with golden fish crosses. In this city was born the Russian theater.

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

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We are waiting for the way back to Moscow. and instead of federal routes we will go to secondary ones to once again enjoy the beauty of the villages and provincial towns, and finally we will definitely take to the city of Sergiev Posad, where the open-air museum of the Holy Trinity Sergius Lavra, which for a long time was considered the residence of the patriarchs of Russia, which defended the homeland, not only with prayers, but also with guns.

In the evening tired, but satisfied, we will arrive 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. See you next time!

THIS TOUR IS OFFERED WITH FIXED AND FLEXIBLE DEPARTURE DATES
DepartureRide your own bikeWith rent a bikeDetails
1.Group tour, May 20 - May 30, 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 • Hotel in Tula. SK Royal Hotel 4* (standard room, twin /double)
Day 5 • Hotel in Ryazan. AMAKS Congress Hotel 4* (standard room, twin /double)
Day 6-7 • Hotel in Nizhniy Novgorod. Azimut Hotel 3* (smart room, twin /double)
Day 8-9 • Boutique Hotel in Yaroslavl. Ioann Vasilievich 4* (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

SK ROYAL HOTEL TULA 4*

SK Royal Hotel Tula 4* is a new hotel built according to all modern technologies and meeting world standards. 7-storey hotel is located in the heart of the city near the central Lenin Square, the government of the Tula region, the Kremlin and other attractions.

The hotel has everything you need for a comfortable time – on the ground floor there is a restaurant, a bar “Check In” and a lobby bar. Guests will appreciate our new fitness center equipped with a modern exercise machine. SPA offers a swimming pool (15 m), sauna, Hamman; for an additional fee, you can use the services of SPA and SPA person and body.

Capacity: 150 rooms
Location: The center of Tula, 300 meters from the Tula Kremlin.
Address: Tula, Sovetskaya St, 29

AMAKS HOTEL 4* RYAZAN

AMAKS Congress Hotel offers free Wi-Fi and a restaurant in Ryazan. Guests can enjoy a restaurant on site. Private parking is possible on site. Each room at the hotel has air conditioning and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some rooms have a seating area for your convenience. In the room, you will find a kettle. All rooms have a private bathroom. For your convenience, you will find slippers, free toiletries and a hairdryer. There is a 24-hour front desk, an ATM and a hairdresser.

Capacity: 224 rooms
Location: City Center Ryazan
Address: Ryazan, 54 Pervomayskiy Avenue

AZIMUT HOTEL 3* NIZHNY NOVGOROD

Azimut Hotel 3* offers a wide range of rooms, suites and apartments with rich carpets and furniture in a classic style. All rooms have private bathrooms with a hairdryer, and some offer magnificent views of the river.
A large buffet breakfast is served every morning at Azimut Café, as well as free newspapers. Restaurants serving traditional Russian and European cuisine are only a 5-minute walk away.
Trams run straight to the city center, including the Nizhny Novgorod Art Gallery and numerous majestic cathedrals.

Capacity: 105 rooms
Location: Nizhny Novgorod, with a panoramic view of the confluence of the Volga River and the Oka River
Address: Nizhny Novgorod, Zalomov St, 2

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

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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