Moto trip from Moscow through all Russia and a great chance to see the whole country. You will visit Red Square, see Ural Mountains, Siberia, Lake Baikal and the Far East. Everyone should do it in their life at least once.
Duration – 25 days (17 riding days + 6 rest days + 2 days arrival/departure)
Total mileage – approx. 10,000 km
95% asphalt roads
Price – $11 474 (includes BMW F700/F800GS rent, extra charge for R1200GS - $861)
We will begin the day with the team photo on the Red Square. We will then leave Moscow to reach one of the Golden Ring cities, Vladimir, located on the banks of the Volga River. We will see there the Dormition (Assumption) Cathedral, architectural heritage of the 12th century.
Having come to Nizhny Novgorod, we will take a walk over the Volga embankment, see Novgorod Kremlin and have a traditional Russian meal.
In the morning we will come to the National Museum in Kozmodemyansk. Then we will move to the third capital of Russia, Kazan, with its own Kremlin, Russia's second largest Kremlin after Moscow. It dates back to the 10th century. In the evening we will have a delicious dinner with local food.
Today our road lies to Kalashnikov hometown, Izhevsk, where famous AK-47 are produced. We will visit Armory Museum and then try to shoot from AK-47. We will stay in a small home style hotel with unusual and delicious regional food.
A long riding day with lots of picturesque landscape, oil production plants, farm fields of Perm region. We will enjoy second breakfast from local food store, forest berries, apples and other fruits and finally shot of vodka in Yekaterinburg.
After a good sleep, we will have some spare time in the morning. Then a local guide will show us around the city. We will see 1905 Square, Oktyabrskaya Square, Historical Square, Garden of Stones, and the Obelisk dividing Europe and Asia
In the morning we visit Ganina Pit, a place where last Russian emperor was buried. Today its a memorial complex and a monastery. After we go to Irbit, motherland of Russian motorcycles Ural, with its museum and factory.
After lunch we are taking off for Tyumen to have some time to explore the city by foot and have dinner in a local restaurant.
A peaceful and beautiful road will lead us to Novosibirsk, the biggest city on the Trans-Siberian route. Today this is the 3rd largest city in Russia. In the evening we will have a walk in the city center.
We will visit our friends in Urga, a small city in the center of Siberia. After lunch, we will take a walk around this small provincial city. In the evening we will go to Kemerovo, coal industry center of Russia. Our house hotel here is situated right in the forest.
The road to Ulan-Ude goes along the Baikal shore. A long time ago Ulan-Ude was a Mongolian city, now it is on the territory of Russia. There are many Buddhist temples around. In the restaurants we have a chance to try Baikal omul.
Blagoveshchensk was established in the 19th century to guard the borders of the Russian Empire. The Amur River is a borderline between Russia and China. Locals often visit China, which is only half an hour ride, to drink Chinese beer, buy souvenirs and have a nice lunch.
Khabarovsk is probably the most beautiful city in the Asian part of the Trans-Siberian route. The Amur River is wide here, hills and forest are especially beautiful. There are lots of Chinese markets and restaurants in the city.