TOUR DATES 2019:
Jun 1 - Jun 25 - SOLD OUT
Jul 1 - Jul 25 - SOLD OUT
Aug 1 - Aug 25 - SOLD OUT
Aug 18 - Sep 11
PRICES 2019:
from 9950 EUR - our bike
6500 EUR - own bike
6000 EUR - passenger
MOSCOW - VLADIVOSTOK
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START / FINISH: Moscow / Vladivostok

NEAREST AIRPORT: Moscow (Sheremetyevo Airport, Vnukovo Airport, Domodedovo Airport) / Vladivostok (Vladivostok International Airport)

DURATION:
25 days (17 riding days + 6 rest days + 2 days arrival/departure)

REST DAYS: Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk, Lake Baikal, Vladivostok

ROUTE:
Total distance: 10.000 km / 6200 miles
ROUTE: Daily distances: 500-600 km / 310-373 miles

ROADS: 95% asphalt

KEY TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:
Red Square and Moscow Kremlin, Volga River, Kazan, Irbit (Ural motorcycle factory), Ural mountains, Europe-Asia Stella, Ganina Pit (Romanov family memorial place), Siberia, Yenisei River, Stolby National Park, Russia bath, vodka tasting, Lake Baikal, Taiga, Far East, Vladivostok



DAY 1: Arriving to Moscow
Transfer to the hotel and evening meeting for the kick off before the tour. Signing all documents and learning more about each other, route, schedule for the day, etc.

DAY 2: Moscow, rest day
Moscow walking tour. Visiting Kremlin and Red Square, GUM, metro and many other interesting places. On this day we also change money, buy local sim cards, prepare bikes, buy rain suits and other staff if you forgot something.

DAY 3: Moscow Nizhny Novgorod, 580 km
In the morning we will ride to Red Square to take a beginning of the tour group photo. We are leaving Moscow right after that and with several stops along the way we reach one of the Golden Ring cities located on the banks of the Volga River. On our way we visit Vladimir, a little town where we make a stop to see the Dormition (Assumption) Cathedral, a great architectural wonder of the 12th century. In Nizhny Novgorod we will walk along the Volga embankment, we will visit Novgorod Kremlin and we will have a dinner at the local restaurant.

DAY 4: Nizhny Novgorod – Kazan, 460 km
In the first half of the day we visit national museum in Kozmodemyansk. After that we move to Kazan, ancient city known as the third capital of Russia after Moscow and Saint-Petersburg. We will visit the Kazan Kremlin, second largest in Russia. Its origins date back to the 10th century. In the evening we will have a delicious dinner with local food.

DAY 5: Kazan – Izhevsk, 540 km
With good secondary roads and small off-road segment we will reach Kalashnikov hometown. It's a place where famous AK-47 is produced. We will visit armory museum and shooting range where you will try AK-47 on your own. After that we go to the local home style hotel with interesting and delicious regional food.

DAY 6: Izhevsk – Yekaterinburg, 770 km
It will be a long riding day with lots of picturesque roads, oil production plants, farm fields of Perm region, second breakfast from local food store, forest berries, apples and other fruits and finally shot of vodka in Yekaterinburg.

DAY 7: Yekaterinburg, rest day
Day off in Yekaterinburg. We sleep well, have some free time in the morning and in the second half of the day we walk around the city with a local guide. We will see 1905 Square, Oktyabrskaya Square, Church on the Blood, Historical Square, Garden of Stones, and the Obelisk at the border between Europe and Asia.

DAY 8: Yekaterinburg Tyumen, 400 km
In the morning we visit Ganina Pit, a place where last Russian emperor was buried. Today it's a memorial complex and a monastery. After that we go to Irbit, a motherland of Russian motorcycles Ural. We will visit a factory with its museum and make a Ural motorcycle test drive. That will be a memorable experience.

After lunch in local canteen we take off for Tyumen and arrive in the city in the evening. We check in, leave the bikes in the parking lot and explore Tyumen by foot. We will have a walk along the embankment and the pedestrian bridge over the Tura River, and visit Znamenskiy Cathedral. We will also bath in the hot springs in the city center and then we will have a dinner at the restaurant nearby.

DAY 9: Тyumen – Omsk, 630 km
A calm road to Omsk is waiting for us today. On our way we visit Ishim, a small city with a well preserved architecture of the 19th century. In Omsk we have a walking tour over the city and visit main places of interest.

DAY 10: Omsk – Novosibirsk, 650 km
We have a peaceful and beautiful road to Novosibirsk, the biggest city on the Trans-Siberian route. Today this is the 3rd largest city in Russia, a cultural and scientific capital of Siberia. In the evening and next day in the morning we will have a walk in the city center.

DAY 11: Novosibirsk – Kemerovo, 300 km
A short riding day, but still full of interesting places and people. This day we will visit our friends in Urga, a small city in the center of Siberia. Here we have a lunch, a walk around this small provincial city, have some free time. In the second half of the day we arrive to Kemerovo, a coal industry center of Russia. Here we will visit several museums and spend evening in a country house hotel in the forest. Tomorrow we have a long ride, but today it's time to relax.

DAY 12: Kemerovo – Krasnoyarsk, 630 km
We are on the Trans-Siberian route again and head to Krasnoyarsk, another big Siberian city. The city is situated on the Yenisei River, one of the biggest rivers in the world. We check in and explore the city center by foot.

Day 13: Krasnoyarsk, rest day
Today we service our bikes, take some rest and visit Krasnoyarsk National Park "Stolby", a place where you will see taiga nature. It will be at least a half day walk with climbing hills and mountains. In the evening we have dinner at a cozy restaurant with local food.

DAY 14: Krasnoyarsk – Tulun, 650 km
Road to Tulun through many small villages and stops. Among most interesting places we are going to see is Taishet bike guesthouse with Igor Shalygin. We spend a night in Tulun in a country hotel with Russian banya (sauna) on the banks of the river.

DAY 15: Tulun – Listvyanka (Baikal), 450 km
Final 450 km to great Baikal Lake await us!

DAY 16: Listvyanka (Baikal), rest day
After good rest and healthy breakfast we visit Baikal Museum and Cherskogo Peak to take photos of the lake. We also visit local market and have a boat trip.

DAY 17: Listvyanka (Baikal), rest day
Free time.

DAY 18: Listvyanka – Ulan-Ude, 540 km
The road to Ulan-Ude goes along the Baikal shore. A long time ago Ulan-Ude was a Mongolian city, now it's Russian one. Lots of nationalities live here: Buryats, Barguzin Jews, Evenks, Mestizo and others. There are many Buddhist temples in the city. At the restaurants we have a chance to try the traditional local food and famous Baikal fish - omul.

DAY 19: Ulan-Ude – Chita, 640 km
In the next five days we have a road to Vladivostok. The first city on our way is Chita, that's where the Decembrists were sent after they tried to make an uprising in 1825. The city has a Museum of the Decembrists.

DAY 20: Chita – Yerofey Pavlovich, 780 km
The town is called after the famous Russian entrepreneur, traveler, and explorer Yerofey Pavlovich. In the 17th century he charted the Amur River and built a fortress somewhere nearby. Unfortunately, it is not preserved.

DAY 21: Yerofey Pavlovich Blagoveshchensk, 560 km
Blagoveshchensk is the 5th biggest city in the Far East. It was established in the middle of 19th century to guard the borders of the Russian Empire. The Amur River is a borderline between Russia and China. Locals often visit China to drink Chinese beer, buy souvenirs and have a nice lunch. The journey to China takes only half an hour.

DAY 22: Blagoveshchensk – Khabarovsk, 700 km
Khabarovsk is probably the most beautiful city in the Asian part of the Trans-Siberian route. The Amur River is wide here, hills are beautiful, plentiful of forests. The city has lots of Chinese markets and restaurants, and we have a chance to check them.

DAY 23: Khabarovsk – Vladivostok, 750 km
This is our destination point. The city is located at the southern extremity of the Muravyov-Amursky Peninsula and surrounded by the sea from three sides.Today we have a dinner and a massage.

DAY 24: Vladivostok
Rest after long trip and after that we do a sightseeing tour over the city. We will see a Sea port, an embankment, bridge to the Russkiy Island, local pedestrian street and many other interesting places.

DAY 25: Vladivostok, Departure home

Motorcycles / Tour price per person
BMW F700GS / 9950 EUR
BMW F800GS / 9 950 EUR
BMW R1200GS / 10450 EUR
Your own motorcycle / 6500 EUR
Passenger / 6000 EUR

THE PRICE INCLUDES:
  • Motorcycle rental (BMW F700/F800GS, extra charge for R1200GS - 500 EUR)
  • Petrol (for rented motorcycle only, if you ride your own motorcycle petrol is not included)
  • Accommodation in 3-4* hotels (single room)
  • Breakfasts (during all days)
  • Meals during the riding days (lunch and dinner)
  • English-speaking guide on a motorcycle
  • Support VAN
  • Motorcycle insurance
  • Cultural program with Russian baths, BBQ, boat trips, local guides and excursions in Ekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk, at Lake Baikal, in Vladivostok
  • Visa assistance

THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE:

  • Air tickets to Russia
  • Medical insurance
  • Extra motorcycle insurance (extra 350 Euro, no deposit needed, full coverage)
  • Visa counsel fee
  • All other expenses not listed above
BMW F700GS
Seat Height: 790 - 810 mm
Weight: 209 kg dry weight
Power: 75 HP
F700GS represents a new generation of BMW's original and uncompromising enduro models. It behaves confidently on any road surfaces and is ready for any surprises on the road.
Cost-effectiveness of the "Bavarian" is provided by the advanced engine management system and updated exhaust system. Its long-range chassis is adapted to off roads drive and perfectly smooths road bumps.

The design of BMW F700GS is based on the space-frame chassis with increased stiffness coefficient. It allows installing an extensive intake system with the increased air chamber. A large-volume plastic fuel tank is located under the comfortable seat; it improves the balance on a motorcycle while riding.

An anti-lock braking system (ABS), as well as reliable disc brakes of BMW F700GS increase safety of travel, making it more controllable in straight runs, and when entering the sharp turns at high speed. The bike is equipped with a new handlebar and an updated, modern display featuring several parameters. For added convenience, the suspension spring could be adjusted by the hand operated wheel.
BMW F800GS
Seat Height: 850 - 880 mm
Weight: 214 kg dry weight
Power: 85 HP
BMW F800GS is the most universal bike, that can help you in any situation. Doesn't matter where you want to go, Moscow-Saint-Petersburg, Golden Ring, Trans-Siberian Road, Magadan, Karelia, Altay Mountains, Old Summer Road or BAM - you can rely on this bike in every situation.

It's a bit cheaper than R1200GS but it has more than enough of power. And it has great suspension and R21 front wheel that can help you pass most of the road inequalities while travelling in Russia. Another big advantage of this bike is weight. The bike is way lighter than R1200GS, especially in Adventure modification with panniers and top case.

We have eight of F800GS in our park, most of them are for Moscow-Vladivostok Tour, but you can also rent this bike for any other tour or for a self-guided one.
BMW R1200GS
Seat Height: 790 - 870 mm
Weight: 238 kg dry weight
Power: 125 HP
The BMW R1200GS is the most successful model in the German manufacturer's history which has become the modern standard for long-haul travelling both on- and off-road.

It is the best-selling motorcycle of BMW Motorrad, which has been repeatedly winning the record sales battles in the US and UK markets. The Germans succeeded in making the GS bike so easy to drive, together with being comfortable for the driver and safely ridden on all kinds of road, that it has become the best-selling motorcycle model in many countries.

In 2007, Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman rode their GSA from Scotland to South Africa; that journey was documented in great "Long Way Down" TV series.

BMW's Adventure series of GS models were first launched in 2001 and were based on the BMW R1150GS. From the very beginning, they are used during the long journeys on any roads, and even without them. Larger tank and long-stroke suspension are the calling card of Adventure motorcycles.

The bike is equipped with a full complement of electronics: the integrated ABS, Enduro ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment), Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and tire pressure sensors.
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