9 days, cycling distance 300 - 600 km
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). You will be charmed by the spirit of olden times in Torzhok, Ostashkov, Staraya Russa. In Staraya Russa we will visit the museum of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, who wrote there his novels The Brothers Karamazov and The Possessed. We will pass the pearl of Russian nature - Lake Seliger, cross woody Valdai hills, where Great Russian Volga river starts. In Novgorod you will see its ancient Kremlin (Detinets), magnificent XI-century St. Sofia Cathedral and wonderful Russian Millennium Memorial. You will be surprised with the luxurious beauty of grand palaces and parks, built for Russian Tsars in St. Petersburg area. After the tour you can return to Moscow by comfortable night train or stay longer in the north capital of Russia.
This tour has less sightseeing than the Golden Ring of Russia tour. The Adventure tour has longer day cycle distance.
Most roads along the route do not have heavy traffic and are paved with asphalt. (In the Adventure tour we have about 40 km of dirt or gravel roads.)
In Adventure (budget) tour we stay in modest hotels or cabins with double rooms or dorms and shared WC and shower. If you have a tent, you might enjoy occasionally sleeping outdoors in the Russian countryside. Banya (Russian steam bath) is usually available in cabin accommodation. In St. Petersburg you may stay in a hotel instead of hostel.
In Comfort tour and Valday hills tour we stay in high quality hotels (only double or single accommodation with WC and shower in the room).
Comfort tour Valday hills tour
Map of the route
The prices for 2014
Valday hills - new
|July 11 -16||900|
|August 23 - 31||1,600|
Tours may be combined with Golden Ring tour (150 euro discount for the second tour).
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100 euro - for former RCTC participants
special price for people who live or temporarily stay in Russia
airport transfer in Moscow
all meals (from dinner on the arrival day till breakfast on the departure day)
a sag wagon (support vehicle)
all transfers along the route
guided excursions and museums fees as described in the itinerary
English-speaking cycling guides
Hotel supplement in St. Petersburg for adventure tour - 50 Euro per person.
Single supplement in comfort tour - 350 euro. (You do not need to pay if you are ready to share a room with another participant.)
Extra night in Moscow - 120 euro in St. Petersburg - 100 euro per double with breakfast (comfort tour).
Extra tour program and guides in Moscow and St. Petersburg are available.
consulate fee for visa processing
flight or train to Moscow and from St. Petersburg
health and travel insurance
permission for photo-video-taking in the museums
Bicycle rental - 100 euro
For more details about the tour and application contact us or apply online.
Photo reports from our previous tours
Article about the tour
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