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Moscow – Lake Baikal Motorcycle tour

Russia's Best kept Secrets
6.800 km
98% asphalt roads
18 days
13 riding days and 3 rest days in Moscow, Krasnoyarsk (Siberia) and Lake Baikal, 2 days for arriving/departure
Safe adventure
Small groups, experienced English speaking guides, well-planed and safe routes
Main highlights
  • Moscow: Kremlin, Red Square, GUM, subway and Arbat street.
  • Kremlins in Kazan and Nizhniy Novgorod
  • Ural mountains
  • Museum of weapons and a shooting range with an AK-47 (Kalashnikov rifle)
  • Kungur Ice Cave
  • Monument "Europe-Asia"
  • Ural motorcycles factory, museum and riding
  • Siberia
  • Taiga (boreal forest) in the nature reserve "Stolby"
  • Altai and Sayan mountains
  • Great Lake Baikal
Full Marathon Program
You can also start your tour in Europe
(Germany, Latvia or Lithuanina). Below you will see all the details of this option.
Day 1 & 2: Arriving in Moscow
Moscow sightseeing. Walking sight-seeing tour around Moscow: Kremlin, Red Square, GUM, subway.
Day 3: Moscow—Nizhny Novgorod, 570 km
In the morning we will ride to the Red Square to take photos as the beginning of our tour. Then we will reach Suzdal (one of the most beautiful cities of the Golden Ring).

There will be some free time for walking and lunch. After that we will have a section of a dirt road about 10km. In the evening we will reach Nizhny Novgorod — a vibrant historical city where we will spend some time walking along the Volga River embankment and visit Novgorod Kremlin.
Day 4: Nizhny Novgorod—Kazan, 480 km
From Nizhny Novgorod we will ride through the Northern border of the Kerzhenskiy State Nature Reserve.

Magnificent places and birches are going to get replaced by coniferous trees. Then we'll cross the Volga River by ferry to Kozmodemyansk where we will visit special open-air Ethno-Museum.

Our next destination is Kazan — a cozy & modern city with a very beautiful Kremlin (Russia's second largest Kremlin after Moscow) and a legendary Mosque. In the evening we will have a delicious dinner with Russian & Tatar cuisine.
Day 5: Kazan—Izvhevsk, 380 km
With a good secondary road and a small off road segment (~20km) we will reach Izvhevsk on this day. It is a place where famous AK-47s (Kalashnikov rifle) are being produced.

We will visit an Armory Museum and shooting range where you will try AK-47s in action. We are staying in the wooden house style hotel where you will try delicious regional food and relax in sauna!
Day 6: Izvhevsk—Kungur, 360 km
This day we are meeting the Ural Mountains.

We will ride along the beautiful secondary roads, taking a rest and a lunch on the bank of a reservoir, visiting a train's cemetery and going back to the childhood (having an opportunity to discover those trains and take photos with those iron monsters).

Next is Kungur. Right after arriving we will visit Kungur Ice Cave — a legendary geological karst discovered by Peter the Great.
Day 7: Kungur—Ekaterinburg, 420 km
In the morning we are visiting cute Plakun waterfall while driving through the earth road (~20km) where you will enjoy a swim in the river.

Next stop is Yekaterinburg. This day we are going to cross the border between Europe and Asia and will take photos near the monument "Europe-Asia". After what we will enjoy landscapes of Yekaterinburg from the height of 186 meters and take a walk in the historic center.

Amazing national dinner in the Ural restaurant is our cherry on the cake for this day ;)
Day 8: Ekaterinburg—Irbit—Tyumen, 400 km
We will go to Irbit, motherland of Russian motorcycles Ural. We will visit a motorcycles factory, a museum and take a mind-blowing test drive of Ural motorcycles with sidecars.

Next we are going to Tyumen and walk through the famous Russian Bridge of Lovers. This evening we are staying in breathtaking Art-Hotel!
Day 9: Tyumen—Omsk, 675 km
And now we are in Siberia! Today's mid-point is Ishim, a small provincial town with a pretty promenade and an amusement park.

Here we will have lunch. Then we will stop at the beautiful lakes with original Russian villages. Local villagers, farmers and shepherds will give us their kind welcome. You will hear stories and tales, try their natural food and dive into the atmosphere of the old times going back to the pagan culture.

Next, we will have a refreshing journey through the unpaved roads. In Omsk, we will stay in a Castle-Hotel. It will take us back to the times of the Middle Ages, where you will feel like a knight, resting during a hike.
Day 10: Omsk—Novosibirsk, 645 km
This will be your day of motorcycle meditation. The road is straight, in excellent condition and has almost no traffic. You can enjoy the ride and be mentally still, far away from the hectic life.

We will have a lunch sitting near a picturesque lake and a field where we can ride Enduro style, and then just lie under the birches on the grass.

We will spend a night in the hotel right on the river bank to leave our bikes behind and have a nice evening walk along the river.
Day 11: Novosibirsk—Kemerovo, 350 km
Almost a rest day, just 350 km. In the morning we will continue to look around Novosibirsk, drive past the hydropower station and stop at a Train Museum. It is a very interesting Museum consisting of 120 exhibits! The trains in this Museum are from the different eras offering a cabin visit for your full immersion in history.

Our next stop is Jurga town in the center of Siberia. We can relax by the river, take a ride on the pontoon bridge, go to the outskirts of the city where a tank range is located.

Then we will go to Kemerovo taking a fantastic road with breathtaking views and a good track. Kemerovo is an industrial city, so it is the best place to go to the pine forest on the other side of the river and relax in Park-hotel and have a massage.
Day 12: Kemerovo—Krasnoyarsk, 560 km
Today we will drive along the stunning roads and serpentines of the Altai Mountains.

Before Krasnoyarsk we will stop at a Hydropower Station and a magnificent observation deck with panoramic views of the great Yenisei River and mountains. Krasnoyarsk is a big Siberian city located on the Yenisei River, one of the biggest rivers in the world.

In the evening you will have free time to regain your energy and get ready for the Siberian Taiga (boreal forest) !
Day 13: Krasnoyarsk, rest day
We are starting with a hike in the reserve Stolby. This place is fantastic! These rocks in the middle of the Siberian Taiga (boreal forest) and the views that open from them are just breathtaking.

We will climb the rock called Grandmother. From this rock we will see wonderful panoramas and many kilometers that we will be enjoying in the rest of the journey. We will spend there half a day.

Next, you can choose between a city tour with a local English-speaking guide, horse riding or private moto-museum with the pre-war military bikes like BMW and Harleys.
Day 14: Krasnoyarsk—Tulun, 670 km
Today we are taking a smooth road through small villages and will stop for a tasty lunch on the lake.

In Tulun we will stay in a country hotel with Banya (Russian Sauna) on the banks of the river.
Day 15: Tulun—Lake Baikal (Olkhon island), 695 km
In the evening we arrive at the Great Lake Baikal! The deepest lake on Planet Earth —1642 meters! By the way, this is 19% of all the fresh water in the world.

We will visit Olkhon Island — the most beautiful place of Baikal. It is difficult to describe the beauty that awaits us.

We will stop in the central part of the island. It will take us 30 km by dirt road. There are no paved roads on the island, since this is a National Park.
Day 16: Lake Baikal (Olkhon island), rest day
This day we will have an amazing tour on Russian jeeps across the island and a boat trip. And in the evening — walking, swimming, taking photos, enjoying the beauty and eating legendary Baikal omul fish.
Day 17: Lake Baikal (Olkhon island) — Irkutsk, 300 km
And now we will go along scenic roads to Irkutsk.
On the way we will stop at the museum — the Angara icebreaker. Next, we'll take our bikes to the transport company and go to a farewell dinner.
Day 18: Irkutsk, departure home
Day 1: Arriving in Irkutsk
Day 2: Irkutsk — Lake Baikal (Olkhon island), 300 km
We will go along scenic roads to Olkhon island in the middle of Lake Baikal!! The deepest lake on Planet Earth —1642 meters! By the way, this is 19% of all the fresh water in the world.

On the ferry we will cross over to Olkhon Island - the most beautiful place of Lake Baikal. It is difficult to describe the beauty that awaits us.

We will stop in the central part of the island. It will take us 30km by dirt road. There are no paved roads on the island, since this is a national park and road construction is prohibited there.
Day 3: Lake Baikal (Olkhon island), rest day
This day we will have an amazing tour on Russian jeeps across the island and a boat trip. And in the evening — walking, swimming, taking photos, enjoying the beauty and eating legendary Baikal omul fish.
Day 4: Lake Baikal (Olkhon island) - Tulun, 695 km
And now we will go along scenic roads to Tulun.
In Tulun we will stay in a country hotel with Banya (Russian Sauna) on the banks of the river.
Day 5: Tulun - Krasnoyarsk, 670 km
Today we are taking a smooth road through small villages and will stop for a tasty lunch on the lake.

Krasnoyarsk is a big Siberian city. The city is situated on the Yenisei River, one of the
biggest rivers in the world. In the evening you will have free time to regain your energy and get
ready for the Siberian boreal forest!
Day 6: Krasnoyarsk, rest day
This day we will start with a hike in the reserve "Stolby". This place is fantastic! These rocks in
the middle of the Siberian Taiga (boreal forest) and the views that open from them are just
breathtaking.

We will climb the rock Grandmother. From this rock we will be able to see wonderful panoramas and many kilometers that we will be enjoying in the rest of the journey.

We will spend there half a day. Next, you can choose between a city tour with a local English-
speaking guide, horse riding or private motomuseum with the pre-war military bikes like BMW and Harleys.
Day 7: Krasnoyarsk - Kemerovo, 560 km
Today we will drive along the stunning roads and serpentines of the Altai Mountains.

And we will stop at a hydropower station and a magnificent observation deck, from where a panoramic view of the great Yenisei River and mountains can be observed. Kemerovo is an industrial city, so it is the best place to go to the pine forest on the other side of the river and relax with massage in the Park-hotel.
Day 8: Kemerovo - Novosibirsk, 350 km
Almost a rest day, just 350 km. We will go to the provincial town Jurga in the center of Siberia.
We can relax by the river, take a ride on the pontoon bridge, or go to the outskirts of the city
where a tank range is.

Then we will go to Novosibirsk by a very picturesque road having beautiful views and a good track. In the evening we will start to look around Novosibirsk, drive past the a hydropower station and stop at a train Museum. It is a very interesting Museum - 120 exhibits! The exhibits are taken from the different times, on many it is possible to climb, somewhere even to visit a cabin of the driver. We will stop in the hotel right on the river bank so that we will be able to leave our bikes and have a nice evening walk along the river.
Day 9: Novosibirsk - Omsk, 645 km
This day we will have a day of motorcycle meditation. The road is straight, in excellent
condition and has minimal traffic. You can think about your inner world, think about topics that
there is not enough time to think about in the in the usual hectic life. And enjoy the beautiful
views, of course. We will have a lunch on a picturesque lake and a field where we can ride
Enduro style, and then just lie under the birches on the grass.

In Omsk, we will stay in a hotel- castle which will take us back to the times of the Middle Ages, where you can feel like a knight, resting during a hike.
Day 10: Omsk - Tyumen, 675 km
We will go to the beautiful lakes with original villages, where you will be able to have a great
time, chat with the locals, drink fresh milk and ride along unpaved roads. Today's mid-point is
Ishim, a small provincial town with a pretty promenade and an amusement park. Next we are going to Tyumen, staying in an amazing art-hotel and having an opportunity to walk through the river bank and bridge of amorous.
Day 11: Tyumen – Irbit - Ekaterinburg, 400 km
We will go to Irbit, motherland of Russian motorcycles Ural. We will visit a motorcycles
factory, a museum and take a test drive of Ural motorcycles with sidecars. That will be a thrilling
experience. After that we will enjoy landscapes of Yekaterinburg from the height of 186 meters an take a walk in the historic center. We will have an amazing national dinner in the Ural restaurant.
Day 12: Ekaterinburg - Kungur, 420 km
This day we are going to cross the borderline between Asia and Europe and will take photos near the monument "Europe-Asia".

Next is Kungur- right after arriving we will visit Kungur Ice Cave. In the evening we can ride to an abandoned cemetery of old locomotives or a cute waterfall- "Plakun" while driving through the dirt road (~20km) where you will be able to enjoy a swim in the river.
Day 13: Kungur - Izvhevsk, 360 km
This day we continue enjoying the Ural Mountains. We will ride along the beautiful secondary roads, taking a rest and a lunch on the bank of a reservoir.

We will reach Izvhevsk on this day. It is a place where famous AK-47s (Kalashnikov rifle) are being produced. We will visit an armory museum and shooting range where you will be able to try shooting from AK-47s and other guns.

After this we will go to the wooden house style hotel where you will be able to try delicious regional food and sauna!
Day 14: Izvhevsk - Kazan, 380 km
With a good secondary road and a small off road segment (~20km) we will reach Kazan. Kazan is a very cozy and modern city with a very beautiful Kremlin (Russia's second largest Kremlin after Moscow) and a legendary mosque. In the evening we will have a delicious dinner with local food.
Day 15: Kazan - Nizhny Novgorod, 480 km
We will go to a cool open-air ethnomuseum in Kozmodemyansk. Then we'll cross the Volga
River by ferry and we will ride through the Northern border of the Kerzhenskiy state nature reserve. Magnificent places and birches are going to get replaced by coniferous trees.

And in the evening we will reach Nizhny Novgorod - a beautiful and well-groomed city.

In Nizhny Novgorod we will spend some time walking along the Volga embankment and visit Novgorod Kremlin.
Day 16: Nizhny Novgorod – Moscow!!! 570 km
We are using fascinatingly attractive roads and we are stopping in Suzdal (one of the most beautiful cities of the Golden ring). There will be some free time for walking and lunch.

We are in Moscow!!! Congrats!!!

In the evening we will ride to the Red Square to take photos as the ending of our tour!
Days 17 & 18: Rest day in Moscow. Departure home
Walking sight-seeing tour around Moscow: Kremlin, Red Square, GUM, subway.
Moscow – Lake Baikal tour Dates
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Accommodation:
Accommodation in various Selected Hotels: Art-Hotels, Boutique-Hotels, Forest Cabins, Traditional Russian Lodgings, Eco-Hotels.
Food & Catering:
Breakfast (every day), Lunch and Dinner (during riding days) in restaurants with various cuisine styles (Russian, Tatar, Siberian, Asian, Seafood). Also Vegan-friendly and Halal-friendly.
Sightseeing:
Excursions with locals, Museums, Try AK-47s in Action, Test ride of Ural motorcycles with sidecars, Boat, Off-Road or Horse trips, Russian Sauna, BBQ...
Assistance & Support:
Gasoline; Comprehensive vehicle insurance; Luggage Storage; Visa Assistance; English-Speaking Guide; Support vehicle (for 5+ groups), Transfers from/to the airport.
✖️ Service not included: Air ticket, medical insurance, motorcycle gear, personal spending, GPS (+€100), tips
Bike rental deposit (1500-2500 EUR depending on the bike model)

Special option for European riders who want to ride their own bikes.
You can start your guided tour right in Europe!

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For riders who prefer to travel alone, we offer our Roadbook of this route.
Roadbook contains:
  • a route for every day of the road and a day of rest (mileage, indication of the best roads for motorcyclists, warnings on difficult road sections),
  • the best hotels in cities for every night (address, coordinates, phone numbers),
  • the best restaurants and cafes for lunch and dinner along the entire route (address, coordinates, phone numbers),
  • attractions along the route (coordinates, phone numbers, if any, a short description),
  • contacts of moto services and moto shops in different cities in case of a motorcycle breakdown,
  • phone numbers of local guides in the cities of rest,
  • useful information for riders,
  • basic Russian phrases that will help you while traveling,
  • information about Russia 
  • an invitation letter for a visa to everyone who bought a Roadbook.
Moscow - Lake Baikal Roadbook costs 150€
To order a Roadbook, write to me by email – yuri@uventure.tours
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