Tour "Moscow - Volgograd – Mount Elbrus – Sochi (Black Sea)"

Ride to the South of Russia!
3.200 km
97% asphalt roads
11 days
7 riding days, 2 rest day (in Moscow and on Mount Elbrus), 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
Tula: Kremlin and Museum of weapons
Volgograd: Mamayev Kurgan, complex of memorials
Elista: Buddhist temples
Mount Elbrus – the highest mountain in Europe
Mount Dombay
Caucasus Mountains
Plateau Lago-Naki
Great Azish Cave
Black Sea
Sochi, Olympic park
Serpentine roads…
Full tour program
Itinerary day by day
Day 1 & 2: Arriving in Moscow
Moscow sight-seeing. Walking sight-seeing tour (or bus tour) around Moscow: Kremlin, Red Square, GUM, subway and Arbat street.
Day 3: Moscow — TulaSkornyakovo, 450 km
In the morning we will ride to the Red Square to take photos as a beginning of our tour. Then we will reach Tula where we will visit the Kremlin and Museum of weapons.

After we will make a stop in the historical museum devoted to the great battle of the 14th century with old weaponary and stay at night in the historic 19th-century manor house.
Day 4: Skornyakovo — Borisoglebsk, 400 km
In the morning we will have an opportunity to drive to Vorgolsky cliffs through earth roads. Later in the day we , using secondary roads, will travel
to Borisoglebsk.
Day 5: Borisoglebsk—Volgograd—Elista, 660 km
Today we will spend a lot of time on our bikes. Up to lunch we will ride to the heroic city Volgograd where we will visit the legendary memorial site Mamaev Barrow with giant sculptures dedicated to the Second World War. And in this place we will have lunch in a very snug place where you will be able to try field kitchen and feel yourself as soldier of those times.
Day 6: Elista—Pyatigorsk— Mount Elbrus, 540 km
In the morning we will have a walk around a cozy city center of Elista.You will get an opportunity to see fascinating Buddhist Temples and the Buddha statue. In the way we will stop by historical and cultural center of Pyatigorsk and walk around Tsvetnik park seeing this city from above.

After we will hop on our bikes and head to the highest mountain in Europe- Elbrus.
Day 7: Mount Elbrus, rest day
Today we will have a rest from our bikes and spend this time in the Mount Elbrus.

We will take an opportunity to go up the mountain on a funicular to the point of 3847 meters. If wanted using a ski-doo or a snow groomer you will be able to reach a point of 4500 meters. The beautiful panoramic views await us! If the weather is good, we can snowboard or ski or even go horse riding.
Day 8: Mount ElbrusMount Dombay, 350 km
We will ride to a small township Dombay situated at the root of the Mount Dombay using picturesque secondary roads. While in the way we will make stops on the breathtaking viewpoints.
In the evening we will go to the highest point of Dombay mountain using funicular. On the height of 3200 metres we will be able to see wonderful panorama of all the closest mountains.
Day 9: Mount Dombay— Plateau Lago-Naki, 385 km
During this day we will arrive to an amazing Plateau Lago-Naki which counts up to more than 2000 caves and is famous for its Alpine meadows. In the evening we will ride to take a look at the Granite canyon and the Great Azish cave.
Day 10: Plateau Lago-Naki Sochi, 400 km
We will take a direction along the Black Sea shore and round wandering serpentines to Sochi. Later we will ride to the Mount Ahun with stunning panoramic view on Sochi, Black Sea cost and mountains. After it we will drop by the Sochi Olympic park. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner.
Day 11: Sochi, departure home
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Our aim is to create a personalized experience for your safe, thrilling & unforgettable Adventure!
Accommodation & Food:
Accommodation in various Selected hotels
(3-4* star), such as art-hotels, forest eco-hotels, traditional Russian lodgings and country hotels. Breakfasts is included during all days. Also Vegan-friendly and Halal-friendly.
Excursions, Kremlin, Museum of weapons, Mount Elbrus (rise to a height of 4500m), skiing or horse riding, Mount Dombay (rise to a height of 3200m), Mount Ahun, Great Azish Cave….
Assistance & Support:
English-Speaking Guide, Gasoline, Visa Assistance, Luggage Storage, Support vehicle (upon request).
Service not included:
Air ticket, lunches and dinners, medical insurance, motorcycle gear, personal spending, GPS (+€150), tips.
Bike rental deposit (1000-2000 EUR depending on the bike model)

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About Yuri Kalika, Founder
About Yuri Kalika, Founder

My name is Yuri Kalika. Now I am 33 years old and I adore my life. I have a beautiful wife, a wonderful daughter and a super project Uventure.

I will tell you a little about my path:
Having worked one year after the university as a manager in a construction company, I realized that I was traped within the framework of an employee and I decided to create my own construction company. Since 2009, I became the founder of KARUS-Stroy LLC (, and the first 5 years were very exciting - the company had been doubling the turnover and profit every year. It was very interesting in the beginning and I grew up very much in this company as a person. However, after 5 years, I realized that these tasks became as a routine for me. The company was developing successfully, but I felt that I was no longer growing in it, I was bored. At that time I had already secured myself with a big house and great cars. And I began to simultaneously discover new directions - online coaching (, environmental certification ( I looked at how things are arranged in politics - became an assistant to the deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation ( But all this was somehow not my cup of tea. It brought me money, but did not bring joy. And I sold out all my business assets. I decided that I would do only what I really love, even if it does not bring a lot of money.

So what do I love the most?

1. Motorcycles. They give inexpressible feelings of freedom and adventure, feelings that you live a real life.
2. Nature. What can be more beautiful than forests, mountains, rivers and stunning panoramic views? I have been adoring nature since high school and even have been a Greenpeace volunteer for 16 years.
3. Travelling. Exploring new places, nature, cities, countries and cultures. All of this this fills my life with happiness. This is how the Uventure project was born ...

I realized that I don't want to put up some ambitious business plans as before, such as having 200 motorcycles in a garage in 5 years or organizing 100 tours around the world. I decided that the main value of this project will be the pleasure and emotions of my new friends who will join me in a group and custom tours. Traveling with me you will find the maximum possible freedom of the group tour and a personalized approach, so that you feel welcomed, as if you came to your best friend, and not just become another client in a huge bureaucratic mechanism. I will be very happy to show you Russia in all of its diversity.
How to get a Russian visa?
Residents of these countries do not need a visa: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Serbia, Venezuela, Guatemala, Chile, Israel, SA, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Nicaragua, Peru, Salvador, Uruguay, Fiji, Honduras, South Korea, Mauritius, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cuba, Macao, Montenegro, Mozambique, Serbia, Thailand, Ecuador, Mongolia, Seychelles, Brunei, Hong Kong.

But other foreigners need a visa to enter Russia. Standard tourist visa is 30 days long, can be single or double entry. If you need more that 30 days for your trip most common way is to apply for business visa, it can be 90 days, 180 days, 365 days and even 3-5 years, single, double or multi entrance as well.

A Russian visa is an official stamp which is placed in your passport at the Russian Consulate. In order to apply for a Russian tourist visa, you will first need to obtain an official Russian visa invitation from a licensed Russian travel company (we will provide it to you).

Documents required to apply for a Russian visa:
- Official Russian visa invitation (also called visa voucher). We do this.
- Filled out and printed Russian visa application form. The form must be filled out on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
* Please note: be careful when filling out your form and provide as much information as possible.
- Original passport, must be valid 6 months after arrival from Russia. Must have at least 2 consecutive empty pages for the visa stamp
- 2 passport-size photos (photo size: 2 x 2 inches for US or 3.5 x 4.5 cm for Australia, Europe and Canada; photos must be recent and taken against a white background)
- Medical insurance policy

Standard visa application process by the Consulate.
Usually it takes up to 2 weeks for the Consulate to process your documents and issue your visa. If you need it urgently the procedure can be expedited for extra charge.
Processing time and consular fees may vary from country to country. The ideal time to start your visa procedure is 2-3 months prior to departure.
How can I ship my bike after the Trans-Siberian Marathon from Russia?
We have 4 options how to do it from Vladivostok:
1. We can ship your bike to Moscow by cargo train. It takes 12 days and costs approximately 450 euros. Either option is to choose a speed delivery by speed cargo train to Moscow, it takes 8 days and costs ~750 euros. And the same conditions of shipping from Moscow to Vladivostok.
2. Shipping by plane to Moscow, it takes 1-2 days and costs around 1250-1500 euros.
3. By ferry to Europe (Rotterdam, Hamburg...), Japan, South Korea, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, etc. The delivery time is from 1 month and costs around 1200 euros depending on the distance to your country.
4. Shipping by ferry to Seoul (South Korea) and then by plane to your country. It will arrive to Europe in about 10 days. The cost depends on the city of delivery.

You cannot use a train or a truck to send a motorcycle to Russia. There is a law in Russia that the owner must be on the board. Although, it can be done by a ship or a plane.

For example:
You ship your motorcycle by ferry to Vladivostok. When you receive a motorcycle in Vladivostok, you must personally be in the port of the city. After what we go to Moscow. Then we ship your motorcycle by train to Vladivostok, and you fly home from Moscow. After that our transport company ships your motorcycle by ferry to your country (your presence in Vladivostok is not required).

If you ride to Moscow on your bike, we can meet you at the border. If you need any of this support - write to me:
How many people are usually in the group?
The average size of our groups is 5-10 people. In such small groups, we can take into account your personal wishes.
Do we use highways or secondary roads?
We always use secondary roads whenever and wherever is possible. Riding on a highways is very boring. For our routes, we always choose the best balance between the road surface quality, beauty of the surrounding nature and the presence of interesting places.
Do I have to stay with the group all the time?
No, you don't have to :) We understand that each rider has a different dream trip. Some love riding in a group, while others prefer venturing off on their own to explore the open road. If you are going to head out solo or in a small group, please be sure to let your Tour Leader know so that he can assist you with a route and give you place to meet later in the day.
What types of hotels can we stay at during a guided tour?
We always choose a nice mix if luxury, nature, and fun, focusing on the properties of the region we are riding in. We organize accommodation in various types of hotels, such as art-hotels, forest eco-hotels, traditional Russian lodgings and country hotels.