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The Trans-Siberian Expedition | Vladivostok
BMW R1200 GS
Day 1 & 2. Arriving in Vladivostok. Rest day
Transfer to the hotel. Signing all documents and learning more about each other, route, schedule
for the day, etc. There will be a welcome dinner with fresh seafood in a restaurant in the evening.
Vladivostok is a young but very interesting city. We will travel to the Russki Island to see how
the defensive fort has been building for more than 100 years ago. We will visit viewpoints with
fascinatingly beautiful landscapes seen and after stop by the Tokarev lighthouse. Moreover, we
will be able to take a glance on the waterfront real shoot from a main gun at 12 o'clock. It
happens every day as it is a military tradition. Furthermore, we will visit the Museum-submarine
C-56. Lastly we will wonder around the city and a local pedestrian street. Bikes preparation
Day 3: Vladivostok - Khabarovsk, 750 km
This day you will learn to love the Far East! It has stunning nature and mountains and a very
pleasant and easy way. Khabarovsk is probably the most beautiful city in the Asian part of the
Trans-Siberian route. The Amur River is wide here, hills are beautiful and it is plentiful of
forests. In the evening, we will take a walk in the center of Khabarovsk. It has a great walking
area with monuments, museums, temples and a theater.
Day 4: Khabarovsk - Blagoveshchensk, 700 km
This part of the road has viewpoints. We will have lunch on one of them and will be able to
enjoy a great landscape. As well as we will take pictures near the legendary monument
"Moscow-Vladivostok". Blagoveshchensk was established in the middle of 19th century to
guard the borders of the Russian Empire.
We will get a chance to walk along the Amur River which separates Russia from China. It is very close, only 20-30 minutes by ferry, but there are other laws, traditions, culture, language - it is very unusual. Chinese side is always active: local
music and light bulbs all around.
Day 5: Blagoveshchensk-Erofey Pavlovich, 790 km
On this day we will stop by active Vostochny cosmodrome . We will have space food for
astronauts in tubes for lunch – you will be able to choose soups or main courses. If we are lucky
enough, we will stop by a view point and see cosmodrome with our own eyes. We will stop in
the middle between Blagoveshchensk and Chita – nearby the town Erofey Pavlovich.
Tonight we will sleep like long-haul trackers.
Day 6: Erofey Pavlovich- Chita, 780 km
Deserted places, steppes, very rarely little villages, once in 200 kilometers local gas station.
Day 7: Chita - Ulan-Ude, 670 km
There will be a road full of beautiful mountains, forests, steppes, rivers and lakes. So much
variety in one day - very cool. We will have dinner today in the city center in a restaurant with
local food and panoramic views. Also we will walk and see across some sights of Ulan-Ude.
Russia is an amazing country where not only a multitude of nationalities live peacefully, but also
the three main religions (Christianity, Islam and Buddhism) prosper.
Day 8: Ulan-Ude - Arshan, 480 km
In the morning we will ride to the Buddhist temple on Lysaya Gora - a beautiful place with
panoramic views of the city. Then we will go along scenic roads to the foot of the Sayan
We will go around Lake Baikal from the southern part. A very picturesque road - on
our right we will see Baikal, and on the left - the mountains. In the evening we will arrive in
Arshan and go to a cozy Buddhist temple (datsan).
Day 9: Arshan - Lake Baikal! (Olkhon island), 510 km
We will start the morning with a hike in the mountains - go to look at the waterfall. In the same place we will get real mineral water from an underground source.
And now we will go to Olkhon island in the middle of Lake Baikal!! On the way we will stop at the local fish market. On the ferry we will cross over to Olkhon Island - the most beautiful place of Lake Baikal. It is difficult to convey in words 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 10 & 11: Lake Baikal (Olkhon island), rest day
Free time - walking, swimming, taking photos, enjoying the beauty and eating legendary Baikal
Lake Baikal is the deepest lake on the planet - the depth reaches 1642 meters! By the way - this is 19% of all stocks of drinking water in the world.
Continuing to inhale the beauty of that place and to discover it. This day we will have a tour on
Russian jeeps across the island, horse riding or sailing.
Day 12: Lake Baikal (Olkhon island) - Tulun, 685 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 13: 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 14: 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
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 15: Krasnoyarsk - Kemerovo, 570 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 16: Kemerovo - Novosibirsk, 320 km
Almost a rest day, just 320 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 17: 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 18: 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 19: 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 strollers. 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 20: Ekaterinburg - Kungur, 460 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 21: Kungur - Izvhevsk, 410 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 22: Izvhevsk - Kazan, 440 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 23: Kazan - Nizhny Novgorod, 530 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 24: 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 25 & 26: Rest day in Moscow. Departure home
Walking sight-seeing tour around Moscow: Kremlin, Red Square, GUM, subway and photoshoot with Stepan the real bear.