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Moscow - St. Petersburg bicycle tour

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Russia Cycle Touring Club

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Moscow - St. Petersburg bicycle tour

The cycling route goes from Moscow, the modern Russian capital, to the old one, St. Petersburg, through the oldest one, Novgorod the Great (UNESCO world heritage), and the most interesting places between. You will be charmed by the spirit of olden times in Staritsa, Torzhok, Staraya Russa. In Staraya Russa we will visit the museum of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, who wrote there his novels The Brothers Karamazov and The Possessed.

DAY 1

Moscow

Arrival in Moscow. You will be met at the airport and taken to the hotel. Hotel is located in the east part of Moscow next to the biggest Moscow park and 5 minutes walk from an 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 with a guide. Read more

Moscow 1 night
DAY 2

Staritsa 40 km

Early bus transfer to Bortenevo (200 km from Moscow). Here is the place of historic battle with Mongols in 1317 (700 years anniversary). You will cycle from there to Staritsa – about 40 km by a quiet country road. After a short tour of the old town with local guide we will stay overnight in the friendly guest house in the center of Staritsa. You may try Russian steam bath house (banya). Read more

Staritsa 1 night
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DAY 3

Volga 50 km

Today 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.

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DAY 4

Torzhok 75 km

We continue our way to Torzhok – around 75 km. Road almost does not have cars and twists through nice forest. On our way we will stop near house-museum of famous Russian opera singer Sergey Lemeshev. 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. Read more

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DAY 5

Valday 50 km

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. Read more

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DAY 6

Staraya Russa 75 km

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. Read more

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DAY 7

Novgorod 35 km

After visiting Dostoevsky museum there is short bus transfer to Borki (75 km) 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 a guide. Read more

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DAY 8

St. Petersburg 60 km

You start in Novgorod and cycle to Selistche around 60km along Volkhov river by quiet road. At the end we transfer you to St. Petersburg (150 km). Here you will have a Farewell dinner.

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DAY 9

St. Petersburg

Departure

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Moscow
Hotel Hotel Delta
Day 2
Location Staritsa
Day 3
Location Volga
Day 4
Location Torzhok
Day 5
Location Valday
Day 6
Location Staraya Russa
Hotel Hotel Polist
Day 8
Location Novgorod
Day 9
Location St. Petersburg

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from the airport
  • Transport support during the tour
  • 8 night double/twin accommodation
  • All meals including biffet lunches during cycling days
  • English-speaking cycling guides and mechanic
  • Guided excursions and entrance fees as described in the itinerary
  • Visa invitation
  • Information pack

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Visa consular fee
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Health and travel insurance
  • Permission for photo-video-taking in some museums

More information

  • Tour in June does not include accommodation in Moscow
  • Bicycle rental - 100 euro, tandem - 250 euro, E-bike - 350 euro
  • Single supplement - 200 euro
  • Extra night in Moscow or St. Petersburg - 80 euro (double), 70 euro (single)
  • Transfer to airport - 30 euro

REVIEWS

8 Reviews

Naomi Levine, United States

I felt an incredible sense of accomplishment afterwards. The tour had just the right amount of structure, and our guides were extremely genuine and personable.

Twan van Bakel, Netherlands

I thought the trip was very well organised. There was a lot of laughing and friendship during the trip.

Geoff Stevens, Australia

Thanks very much for a well thought out tour - the variety of scenery, villages, towns, cities, churches and museums increased my appreciation of Russia.

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THE TEAM

Vladimir Filippov

Founder and tour guide. English speaking

Vladimir Troshin

Tour guide. English, Spanish, Portuguese interpreter

Andrey Buravtsov

Driver. English speaking

Andrey Afanasiev

Tour guide. French interpreter

Svetlana Chabaevskaya

Tour guide. English interpreter

Timothy Filippov

Tour guide. English speaking

Konstantin Korban

Driver and tour guide. English speaking

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