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Karelia adventure 8 days

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Russia Cycle Touring Club

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Karelia adventure 8 days

Bicycle tour is in the pearl of Russian north nature - Karelia. The route goes from lake to lake Ladoga (Ladozhskoe), the biggest lake in Europe, to Onego (Onezhskoe), the second biggest. You will visit the world famous Kizhi (UNESCO World Heritage) and Valaam islands, Kivach waterfall, marble quarry in Ruskeala, Ladoga skerries, Sortavala. Cycling part starts in Sortavala and ends in Petrozavodsk, the capital of Karelia.

DAY 1

St. Petersburg

City tour in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, 1 night
DAY 2

Valaam

Early bus transfer to Priozersk (170 km). Boat trip to Valaam island with world famous Valaam monastery. Excursion and lunch in the monastery. Overnight in Sortavala - old city with Finish architecture in the hotel near Ladoga lake.

Sortavala 1 night
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DAY 3

Ruskeala 55 km

First cycling day. On our way we visit Akhvenkoski waterfall and the marble quarry in Ruskeala (Marble from here was used for construction many palaces in St. Petersburg. We stay near lake Yanisyarvi. Russian bath house.

Ruskeala 1 night
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DAY 4

Ladoga Skerries 55 km

Today we ride along Ladoga lake and its famous skerries. We stay overnight on the lake shore with Russian bath again.

Rautalakhti 1 night
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DAY 5

Kinerma - Alekka 62 km

We start day with short bus transfer (130 km) to Kinerma. Kinerma is authentic Karelian village. We try some Karelian food for lunch. We stay near lake Siamozero. Russian bathhouse.

Alekka 1 night
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DAY 6

Kosalma 70 km

Today is the longest cycling day. On our way we will stay for a picnic on lake Ukshozero. Overnight in a nice hotel near the lake.

Kosalma 1 night
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DAY 7

Kivach 56 km

Today we visit famous Kivach nature reserve and see the second biggest waterfall in Europe. After short bus ride (80 km) we finish in the Karelian capital - Petrozavodsk. Hotel we stay has excellent spa facilities. Farewell dinner.

Petrozavodsk 1 night
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DAY 8

Petrozavodsk

Boat trip to famous Kizhi island (UNESCO World Heritage). Departure.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location St. Petersburg
Day 2
Location Sortavala
Hotel Hotel Kaunis
Day 3
Location Ruskeala
Day 4
Location Ladoga
Day 5
Location Alekka
Day 6
Location Kosalma
Day 7
Location Petrozavodsk

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from the airport
  • Transport support during the tour
  • 7 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

  • Bicycle rental - 100 Euro extra
  • Single supplement - 200 euro
  • Extra night in St. Petersburg (or Moscow) - 80 euro (double), 70 euro (single)

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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