Golden Ring of Russia - bicycle tours

(12 days/11 nights)

Moscow – Rostov – Uglich – Myshkin – Rybinsk – Yaroslavl – Kostroma – Ples – Suzdal – Bogolubovo - Moscow

Unique chance to see the real Russia from bicycle saddle



Day 1 Transfer to the hotel. Walking tour of Moscow (Metro, Red Square). Dinner at the hotel.
Day 2 Transfer to Rostov. City tour. Kremlin. Cycling to Borisoglebsky (20 km/12 miles. Borisoglebsky monastery.
Day 3 Cycling to Uglich (70 km/45 miles). City tour in Uglich. Meeting Volga. Kremlin. Museum of Russian Vodka.
Day 4 Cycling to Myshkin (40 km/25 miles). City-tour in Myshkin (Valenki (wool-boot) museum, windmill, folklore program).
Day 5 Cycling to Rybinsk (70 km/45 miles). City-tour in Rybinsk (flooding town museum).
Day 6 Cycling to Yaroslavl (85 km/53 miles). City tour in Yaroslavl (the Spassky monastery, the Volga embankment).
Day 7 Cycling to Vjatskoe (60 km/37 miles). City-tour in Vjatskoe (museum of Russian village).
Day 8 Cycling to Kostroma (80 km/50 miles).
Day 9 City tour in Kostroma, the Outdoor museum of Wooden Architecture & Peasant Life. Cycling to Ples (65 km/40 miles). Folklore program “Russian house”.
Day 10 Transfer to lake Rubskoe. Cycling to Suzdal (75 km/47 miles). Farewell dinner.
Day 11 City tour in Suzdal (monastery, mead tasting). Cycling to Bogolubovo (35 km/22 miles). The Church of Intercession on the Nerl. Transfer to Moscow.
Day 12 Departure. Transfer to the airport

Guaranteed departures for 2017:

July 2-13, 2017 – Budget tour
August 6-17, 2017 – Comfort tour

Price per person:

Comfort tour – 1630 Euro
Budget tour – 1390 Euro
Single Supplement (only for comfort tour) is 280 euro.

The cost includes:

  • visa invitation
  • transfers airport-hotel-airport in Moscow
  • accommodation
  • all meals (from dinner on the arrival day till breakfast on the departure day)
  • a sag wagon (support vehicle and baggage carrier)
  • all transfers along the route
  • guided excursions and museums fees as described in the itinerary
  • English-speaking cycling guides (or other languages)
  • maps
  • T-shirt

not included:

  • consulate fee for visa processing
  • flight to/from Moscow
  • medical and travel insurance
  • alcoholic drinks
  • permission for photo-video-taking in the museums

Bicycle rental - 111 Euro

Accommodation

Comfort tour - double (twin) accommodation in good hotels with WC and shower in the room. Budget tour - budget hotels and cabins (twin rooms or dormitory)

 


 


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Moscow to Saint-Petersburg bicycle tour

(days/ 8 nights)

Moscow – Staritsa - Torzhok - Valday- Veliky Novgorod - Volkhov - Saint-Petersburg

Unique chance to see both Russian capitals and the real Russia from bicycle saddle



Day 1 Arrival in Moscow (no cycling). You will be met at the airport by a guide and taken to the hotel Izmailovo. Hotel is located in the east part of Moscow next to the biggest Moscow park and 5 minutes walk from underground station. It takes 15 minutes by metro to get to the Red Square. After short briefing and buffet dinner we will go for a walk in the center of Moscow.
Day 2 Early bus transfer to Lotoshino. You will cycle from there to Staritsa – around 70 km by quiet country road. On the way we may visit unusual museum in Stepurino – old Russian merchant village. This museum is held and operated by local volunteers. We will stay overnight in the country hotel next to Great Russian river Volga. You may try Russian steam bath house (banya).
Day 3 In the morning we are going for the short city tour in Staritsa including recently restored Assumption monastery. Then another quiet road leads as to a charming resort hotel– one of the best in this area. Today is easy day - around 50 km. A swimming pool and beautiful Volga are waiting for us in the evening.
Day 4 We continue our way to Torzhok – around 75 km. Road almost does not have cars and twists through nice forest. Torzhok – an old Russian town, famous for its unique architecture and folk craft of gold work embroidery. Chicken cutlets (called Pozharskie) were invented here. Great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin used to eat them here. Hope we will have them for dinner. The hotel we stay has excellent spa facilities.
Day 5 Morning transfer to Valday. Valday is the center of Valday Hills area where many Russian rivers including Volga start. Around Valday lake the National park which has a status of Biosphere Reserve is situated. Valday is also famous for its bell making handicraft. Cycling around Valday lake 50 km (14 km of gravel road) including visiting Iversky Monastery and bell museum. Overnight in the hotel faced to lake Valday.
Day 6 Early bus transfer to Visuchy Bor. From here you cycle to Staraya Russa– around 75 km (at least half of it is a perfect recently made road with very few cars). Staraya Russa is old provincial town famous for a balneological (spa) resort and Fedor Dostoevsky museum. (Fyodor Dostoevsky used to live in Staraya Russa from 1872 till his death in 1881. He wrote here his novels The Brothers Karamazov and The Possessed.) We stay in the hotel which is a part of old spa resort.
Day 7 After visiting Dostoevsky museum there is short bus transfer to Borki from where we cycle scenic road along lake Ilmen to Veliky Novgorod (35 km). Veliky Novgorod is one of the oldest Russian cities supposed to be the most influential in that time which gives us grounds to call it the first capital of Russia. The center of the city including outstanding Kremlin is World Heritage Site. City-tour in Novgorod with local guides.
Day 8 You start in Novgorod and cycle to Spasskaya Polist around 70km along Volkhov river by quiet road. At the end we transfer you to St. Petersburg. Here you will have a Farewell dinner.
Day 9 You start in Novgorod and cycle to Spasskaya Polist around 70km along Volkhov river by quiet road. At the end we transfer you to St. Petersburg. Here you will have a Farewell dinner.

Guaranteed departures for 2017:

July 15 – July 23, 2017
August 19 – August 27, 2017

Price per person:

1350 Euro
Single Supplement is 260 euro.

Moscow - St. Petersburg ( White nights ) 2017:

June 16 – June 25, 2017

Price per person:

1460 Euro
Single Supplement is 270 euro.

The cost includes:

  • visa invitation
  • transfers from airport in Moscow
  • accommodation
  • all meals (from dinner on the arrival day till breakfast on the departure day)
  • a sag wagon (support vehicle and baggage carrier)
  • all transfers along the route
  • guided excursions and museums fees as described in the itinerary
  • English-speaking cycling guides (or other languages)
  • maps
  • T-shirt

not included:

  • consulate fee for visa processing
  • flight to/from Russia
  • medical and travel insurance
  • alcoholic drinks
  • permission for photo-video-taking in the museums

Bicycle rental - 111 Euro

Accommodation

Double (Twin) rooms with WC and shower in the room.

 


 


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