TOUR DATES 2019:
July 1 - 25
August 1 - 25
PRICES 2019:
from 9950 EUR - our bike
6500 EUR - own bike
6000 EUR - passenger
VLADIVOSTOK-
MOSCOW
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START / FINISH: Vladivostok / Moscow

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

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

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

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 Vladivostok
Transfer to the hotel and kick off meeting. We will provide you with the details and itinerary, and give some advice about rules and customs in Russia. You will receive bikes and can make some final preparations. After that we go for a dinner to the local seafood restaurant. We promise you will enjoy crabs and other seafood from the Pacific Sea.

DAY 2: Vladivostok
In the morning we go for the city tour. We will see a Sea port, an embankment, Bridge to the Russkiy Island, local pedestrian street and many other interesting places. This day we also exchange money, buy local sim cards, prepare bikes, buy rain suits and other staff if you forgot something.

DAY 3: Vladivostok – Khabarovsk, 750 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 4: Khabarovsk – Blagoveshchensk, 700 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 5: Blagoveshchensk – Yerofey Pavlovich, 760 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 6: Yerofey Pavlovich – Chita,780 km
Chita is a city where the Decembrists were sent after they tried to make an uprising in 1825. The city has a Museum of the Decembrists.

DAY 7: Chita, rest day
Free time.

DAY 8: Chita – Ulan-Ude, 640 km
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 9: Ulan-Ude – Lake Baikal, 540 km
The road goes along the Baikal shore. Today you will see the biggest and one of the purest lakes in the world.

DAY 10: Listvyanka, rest on the Baikal
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 11: Listvyanka – Tulun, 450 km
Road to Tulun goes through many small villages and stops. Among the most interesting places we are going to see is Taishet bike guesthouse with Igor Shalygin. We spend a night in Tulun in a countryside hotel with Russian banya (sauna) on the banks of the river.

DAY 12: Tulun – Krasnoyarsk, 650 km
Krasnoyarsk is situated on the Yenisei River, one of the biggest rivers in the world. In the evening we walk around the city center and have a dinner at a local restaurant with early go for sleep. Tomorrow will be a long walking day.

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 – Kemerovo, 540 km
Today we stay for a night in Kemerovo. It is an industrial city, although it is tidy and quiet. In the city center, we will see a beautiful embankment of the Tom River and lots of monuments.

DAY 15: Kemerovo – Novosibirsk, 300 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 we have a walk in the city center.

DAY 16: Novosibirsk – Omsk, 650 km
A calm road to Omsk is waiting for us today. On our way we visit Ishim, the small city which preserved the ancient architecture of the 19th century. In Omsk we have a walking tour over the city and visit main places of interest.

DAY 17: Omsk – Тyumen, 630 km
We arrive at 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 18: Tyumen – Yekaterinburg, 450 km
Today we go North towards Yekaterinburg. We pass the town of Karabash with its Martian scenery, hills, and ditches, and the town of Kyshtym, a small town surrounded by rocky mountains and blue lakes. We stop in Yekaterinburg, have a lunch and a walk around the city.

DAY 19: Yekaterinburg
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 20: Yekaterinburg – Izvhevsk, 780 km
It will be a long riding day with lots of picturesque roads, oil production plants, farm fields of Perm region. In Izvhevsk we stay in a very local home style hotel with interesting and delicious regional food.

DAY 21: Izvhevsk – Kazan, 350 km
With good secondary roads and small off road segment we will reach Kazan, the muslim capital of Russia and probably one of the most beautiful cities in the country. We will visit the Kazan Kremlin, Russia's second largest Kremlin after Moscow. Its origins date back to the 10th century.

DAY 22: Kazan - Nizhny Novgorod, 460 km
One of the last riding days. On our way we stop at Kozmodemyansk to visit local ethnographic museum. In Nizhny Novgorod we will stop in the city center near the Volga embankment and Novgorod Kremlin.

DAY 23: Niznhny Novgorod – Moscow, 550 km
Today through Vladimir and Suzdal we ride to Moscow. In Vladimir we will make a stop to see the Dormition (Assumption) Cathedral, a great architectural wonder of the 12th century.

DAY 24: Moscow
A sightseeing tour through Moscow: visiting the Red Square, Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the Kremlin, Moscow subway (sometimes called "the underground museum"), Arbat Street (often called "Old Arbat"), and other attractions.

DAY 25: Moscow, departure home
Today is the last day in Moscow. Depending on your departure time, in the morning we can visit some more interesting places in Moscow or just help you with buying souvenirs.
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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