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Classic moto tour from Moscow to St. Petersburg is an ideal tour for those who are in Russia for the first time and have a little time for travelling. For a full ten days, we will have time to show you two capitals, and the opportunity to drive motorcycles by ourselves will provide us with the best kinds of the wide beauty of our country and acquaintance with provincial Russia.

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

from3485$

Moto tour in Moscow and St. Petersburg 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
  • The perfect combination of classics, drive and history
  • Russian food, drinks and entertainment
Itinerary - 11 Days

On this day you arrive in Moscow. We will meet you at the airport and organize a transfer to the hotel. Closer to the evening we will have a group meeting, where we will discuss the details of the route and give general information about Russian traditions and accepted rules. The rest of the evening we will spend in a fine restaurant in the heart of the capital near the Red Square.

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

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On this day we begin to explore the capital of Russia – Moscow, a city spread out its streets on seven hills. Moscow causes different emotions and feelings in people, but it’s as if this ancient city does not leave anyone indifferent. We will visit GUM (the central state department store), the Kremlin and the gingerbread temple of St. Basil the Blessed, built by the decree of Tsar Ivan the Terrible. The next stage we will go down to one of the oldest subways in the world and according to Muscovites and the most beautiful. Moscow Metro can be called a museum under the ground. Further we will walk along the pedestrian street Old Arbat. And in the evening you will have free time to exchange first impressions.

* 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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On the third day of your stay in the Russian capital, we will continue to acquaint you with the main sights of the city and with our favorite places. We will begin with the main temple of Orthodox people in Russia – the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, which is made in the Russian Byzantine style and is a collective cenotaph of the soldiers of the Russian Imperial Army who died in the war with Napoleon. Next we will walk along the Novodevichy Monastery. Also on this day we will visit the amazing Tretyakov Museum, where the canvases of great masters are presented. On the same day we will visit the second Kremlin in Moscow – the Izmailovo Kremlin, it is like a fairy-tale palace. Now on the territory of the Kremlin there is a traditional fair with antiques and handicrafts.

Toward evening we will visit the Sparrow Hills observation platform, opposite the main university of the country, founded by the Russian scientist Lomonosov, and has become one of the centers of Russian science and culture. This place was loved not only by the guests of the capital, but also by bikers. In the evening we will visit the residence of the most famous and numerous bike club Night Wolves or how they were nicknamed by journalists – angels of Putin. Where every evening they arrange enchanting moto performances, which you must always see with your own eyes.

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

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In the morning we start towards the northern capital. Our journey will take three magnificent days through the middle belt. We will get acquainted with the provincial towns and small villages, and also see the beauty of the Russian lands, which inspired the brave exploits and delicate deeds of the Eastern Slavs.

In the afternoon we will arrive in the Valday National Park. Valday 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 Valday Lake at the behest of the holy Apostle Philip, who appeared to the patriarch of the Russian church Nikon.

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 night at the cottage eco club of Valday.

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

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Today we are heading towards the northern capital of Russia. We will pass by the picturesque old towns and villages. Closer to dinner we will reach Novgorod the Great, the city where the Russian state 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.

In the evening we arrive in St. Petersburg. We’ll settle in the hotel, rest and have a dinner in the museum of Russian vodka.

*Accommodation at the hotel in St. Petersburg (Dashkova Residence 3*)

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The cultural capital of Russia, northern Venice, the creation of Peter the Great (the first emperor) – so often called St. Petersburg, the second largest city in our vast homeland. Few cities in the world can boast of so many attractions, museum collections, opera and drama theaters, manors and palaces, parks and monuments. Peter’s literary and musical legacy is no less remarkable – the number of writers, poets and composers inspired by his foggy shores is shocking even the most daring imagination. Along with Paris, Rome and Venice, St. Petersburg is included in the UNESCO List as a city in which all the historical center is taken under patronage. Among other things, there are temples of 42 confessions, including an amazing mosque with a porcelain dome, a Buddhist monastery and one of the most beautiful chapels of the Order of Malta.

First of all, in the morning we will go to the suburbs of St. Petersburg in Peterhof – a suburban imperial residence. The unique appearance of the “Russian Versailles” was formed over three centuries – from the laying of the first stone in 1712 to our days, when after the blockade during the Second World War, it had to be literally restored from the ruins. More than 150 fountains and water cascades adorn the park’s composition. Palaces, pavilions, statues, alleys and flower beds – everything is full of greatness and reminds of a beautiful bygone era.

For lunch we will return to the city, have dinner in a pleasant restaurant and continue our acquaintance with the royal city. Walk along the Palace Square, the central street – Nevsky Prospekt, and we are waited by a river walk along the canals and rivers of Northern Venice.

In the evening, to enjoy the sweet fatigue and exchange impressions, we will have dinner in a nice restaurant where excellent Russian wine is served.

Extra charge (Optional):

  • Faberge Museum in the Shuvalov Palace
  • Mariinsky Theater of Opera and Ballet

**Accommodation at the hotel in St. Petersburg (Dashkova Residence 3*)

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In the morning we will go to one of the best museums in the world to the Hermitage – the pride of Russia, the largest cultural and historical museum in the country, occupying 6 historic buildings, the main one being the majestic Winter Palace. Today, the Hermitage has collected nearly 3 million exhibits, including works of painting, graphics, sculptures, objects of applied art, a collection of numismatics and archaeological monuments. It was estimated that if you go around all the halls, and all the exhibits will take at least a week. We will visit the main building – the Winter Palace, where untold treasures are collected.

After lunch, we will continue to fill our souls with beauty and visit, perhaps, the two most famous temple complexes in the city – this is Isaakievsky Cathedral and the Church of the Savior on Blood. In the evening free time for an evening walk.

*Accommodation at the hotel in St. Petersburg (Dashkova Residence 3*)

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Today we are starting to move towards Moscow and will runs through the ancient city of Pskov. The age of Pskov is not exactly known; archaeologists have established that 2000 years ago there were settlements in this region. The first mention in the writings falls on the year 6411 according to the Old Slavonic calendar (903 AC.). And before the beginning of the 18th century Pskov was considered one of the largest cities in Russia and Europe.

People come here not only to wander through the old streets, but also to bow to holy places. On the Pskov land operates the Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery – one of the largest Orthodox male monasteries with a cave complex. Prayer service in it has not ceased for 550 years. On the Pskov land is the Izborsk fortress – from its walls an impressive view of the valley and Geravie lake opens. Just an hour’s drive south of Pskov – Pushkin Reserve, where he lived, worked and now rests the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin.

After a short sightseeing tour, we will head for the small town of Pechory. We will settle in a private house in the Russian style and enjoy a real home-made food. In the evening we are waiting for a traditional bath and Russian barbecue or we can go for a walk around the sights of the city, which are literally on every street.

*Accommodation at the hotel in Pskov (Dvor Podznoeva 4*)

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A few good surprises await us today , we will arrive at Lake Derbovezh. We will have the opportunity to relax leisurely: fishing, taking a boat trip along the lake and steam Russian bath. In the evening, having settled comfortably, dinner awaits us with the local chef and a few stories about Russia and culture.

*Accommodation at the hotel in Savostino village (Park Hotel Derbovezh 3*

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This is our last day of driving. We will move, as well as along the high-speed highway, and secondary roads. And in order to make it memorable, we have prepared for you a few pleasant surprises.

In Moscow, we arrive approximately at 16h – 17h. We’ll rest and spend the rest of the day strolling through evening Moscow and having dinner in a fine brasserie.

*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, June 1 - June 11, 20183485$4755$
CategoriesHotelBasic price per pers.Status
Your motorcycle and equipment3-4*3485$sold out
Our BMW F700GS, F800GS and equipment3-4*4755$sold out
2.Group tour, July 1 - July 11, 20183485$4755$
CategoriesHotelBasic price per pers.Status
Your motorcycle and equipment3-4*3485$sold out
Our BMW F700GS, F800GS and equipment3-4*4755$sold out
3.Group tour, July 21 - July 31, 20183485$4755$
CategoriesHotelBasic price per pers.Status
Your motorcycle and equipment3-4*3485$on sale
Our BMW F700GS, F800GS and equipment3-4*4755$on sale
4.Group tour, June 1 - June 11, 20193485$4755$
CategoriesHotelBasic price per pers.Status
Your motorcycle and equipment3-4*3485$on sale
Our BMW F700GS, F800GS and equipment3-4*4755$on sale
5.Group tour, July 1 - July 11, 20193485$4755$
CategoriesHotelBasic price per pers.Status
Your motorcycle and equipment3-4*3485$on sale
Our BMW F700GS, F800GS and equipment3-4*4755$on sale
6.Individual tour for 2 pers., May to September13200$16400$
CategoriesHotelBasic price per pers.Status
Your motorcycle and equipment3-4*6600$on sale
Our BMW F700GS, F800GS and equipment3-4*8200$on sale
*The basic price is indicated for double room accommodation. Read more in the section Accommodation

NOTES:

  • Single accommodation +950$ per person
  • For passenger 3485$
  • 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
• Support VAN for big groups
• 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):
In Moscow:

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

In St. Petersburg:

  • Faberge Museum in the Shuvalov Palace
  • Mariinsky Theater of Opera and Ballet
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, 10-11 • Hotels in the city center of Moscow. Bagration Hotel 3 * (standard room, twin /double)
Day 4 • Resort hotel in Valday National Park. Valday Eco Club 3* (standard room, twin /double)
Day 5-7 • Hotel in St. Petersburg. Dashkova Residence 3* (standard room, twin /double)
Day 8 • The Hotel Complex in Pskov. Dvor Podznoeva 4* (standard room, twin /double)
Day 9 • Hotel in Derbovezh (Savostino village). Park Hotel Derbovezh 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

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.

HOTEL DASHKOVA RESIDENCE 3*

The Residence Dashkova Hotel 3* is located 1 km from the Mariinsky Theater, in a house with a rich history built in the 18th century and owned by many owners over the years. Among them was the Princess Ekaterina Romanovna Dashkova – the state lady and confidante of the Empress, who at that time was the director of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Private parking is available on site. The rooms include a flat-screen TV. Some units include a sitting area where you can relax. Every room includes a private bathroom fitted with a bathtub. For your comfort, you will find slippers and free toiletries.

Capacity: 75 rooms
Location: City Center St. Petersburg, Admiralty District
Address: St. Petersburg, Galernaya st., 15

THE HOTEL COMPLEX DVOR PODZNOEVA 4*

The hotel complex Dvor Podznoeva 4* is located in the historical center of Pskov in a merchant’s house. Free Wi-Fi, free parking and 3 restaurants with Russian and European cuisine and a cafe are provided on site. A buffet breakfast is served every morning in the elegant banquet hall. There is a wellness center, swimming pool and a wine shop.
Each room has toiletries, bathrobes and slippers. Some rooms have a hydromassage bath and a seating area.

Capacity: 40 rooms
Location: Historical center of Pskov
Address: Pskov, Nekrasov str, 1B

PARK HOTEL DERBOVEZH 3*

Park Hotel Derbovezh is located in a picturesque area on the shore of the lake. It offers a sauna, an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and free on-site parking.
The rooms have a fridge, an electric kettle, a DVD player, a TV with satellite channels and a bathroom with a hairdryer. Some rooms have a kitchen.
There are several restaurants and cafes on site, as well as barbecue facilities. Delivery of food, breakfast, food and drinks to the room is available on request. On the territory and in the vicinity are popular types of outdoor activities, such as fishing, billiards, volleyball, table tennis, canoeing.

Capacity: 25 rooms
Location: on the bank of Lake Derbovezh
Address: 375 km of the Moscow-Riga highway, Solomkino village

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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