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Moscow to Sint Petersburg 2020

Guided cycling Trip Moscow to Sint Petersburg 2020.
Dates for 2020 – May 16-24 and August 09-17

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Guided cycling Trip Moscow to Sint Petersburg 2020 on Trekking bike

Discover the “Three Capitals of Russia. That is the best way to explore this fascinating and enigmatic country on your bike. It is an easy tour; even beginners can afford the daily mileage. The cycling route goes from Moscow also known as ”The modern Russian capital”, to the old one Sint Petersburg through the oldest one Novgorod the Great. You’ll be charmed by the spirit of olden times in Torzhok, Staraya Russa or Valday.

You’ll pass Russian pearls, like Valday especially famous because of the bell museum and the Iversky monastery. In Staraya Russa you’ll visit the museum of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, who wrote there his novels The Brothers Karamazov and The Possessed. The stunning Russian nature over the woody Valdai hills, where the Great Russian Volga river starts In Novgorod you’ll see its ancient Kremlin, magnificent Sint Sofia Cathedral and wonderful Russian Millennium Memorial. Furthermore You’ll be surprised with the luxurious beauty of grand palaces and parks, built for Russian Tsars in Sint Petersburg. After the tour you can return to Moscow by comfortable night train or stay longer in Sint Petersburg also known as ”The north capital of Russia”. Sint Petersburg, is one of the most breathtaking cities on earth with baroque bridges.

The Cycling Russia Moscow to Sint Petersburg Trip Highlights:

  • Comfortable hotels
  • Cycling through forest landscape across Valdai hills
  • Sint Petersburg : This magical city is a UNESCO World Heritage site with a long list of major attractions like : Hermitage Museum and the Winter Palace of the Romanov Dynasty
  • Walking tour in Moscow
  • Authentic Russian cuisine and Russian bath house also known as (banya)
  • UNESCO world heritage – Historic Monuments
Day 1
Check in
Arrival in Moscow (no cycling). You will be met at the airport by a guide and taken to the hotel. The hotel is located in the east part of Moscow next to the biggest Moscow park and 5 minutes walk from underground station. It takes 15 minutes by metro to get to the Red Square. After short briefing and buffet dinner you will go for a walk in the center of Moscow.
Day 2
Bike tour Moscow 30 km
We start with a bicycle tour of Moscow along rivers from the hotel to the Victory Park. We will pass the Kremlin, Gorky Park, Vorob’evy hills with a view point of Moscow. After a lunch we will take a bus to Tver (200 km), old city on the Volga, a capital of the region. After settling down at the hotel in the center of the city we go to a guided walking tour of Tver including a dinner cooked by old local recipes.
Day 3
Volga - Torzhok 64 km
A short transfer to Medoe memorial (30 km). After visiting the Memorial of mass repressions we ride to Torzhok by a quiet road through a 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. We have a guided tour of the town. Chicken cutlets (called Pozharskie) were invented here. Great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin used to eat them here. We have a master class of cooking them. We stay in the hotel in an old historic building in the center of the town.
Day 4
Lake Seliger 35km
We start a day with bus transfer to Seliger lake (140 km). We visit the Saint Nil monastery Overnight in a country hotel near lake Sig. You may try a real Russian steam bath (banya)
Day 5
Staraya Russa 60km
Transfer to Korpovo (120 km). From there we cycle to Staraya Russa– around 60 km by a good quiet road. Staraya Russa is an 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. After settling in the hotel we walk in the spa resort with mineral water tasting. We visit a tourist center where we taste products produced at local companies. Dinner at 19.30 at the best city restaurant.
Day 6
Veliky Novgorod 35km
After visiting Dostoevsky museum there is a short bus transfer to Borki (75 km)from where you cycle a scenic road along lake Ilmen to Veliky Novgorod (35 km). On your way you stop in Ur’evo to see the oldest Russian monastery and the open-air museum of wooden architecture "Vitoslavitsy". 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. We stay in a hotel next to the Kremlin. City-tour in Novgorod with a local guide.
Day 7
Novgorod - Selistchi 58 km
You start in Novgorod and cycle to Selistchi along the Volkhov river on quiet country side roads. You will finish near the ruins of Arakcheev barracks . From here you will be taken by bus to St. Petersburg (150 km). Night bicycle tour in the White Nights tour.
Day 8
Sint Petersburg
City tour with a local guide in St. Petersburg including Metro, Nevsky prospect, downtown, Hermitage. Farewell dinner.
Day 9
Departure day
Departure day…..Time to say goodbye, a good flight back home or a pleasant stay in Sint Petersburg.

Airport

  • Russians main airport in Moscow is Sheremetyevo airport.There are many flights: for example to/from Europe. Another important airport in Moscow are Domodevo and Vnukovo.
  • The airport of Sint Petersburg is a very important International airport. There are also flights to/from Europe.



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  • invitation for visa application

  • 8 nights double/twin accommodation (single supplement - 200 euro)

  • all meals (from dinner on the arrival day till breakfast on the departure day)

  • a sag wagon (support vehicle and baggage carrier)

  • all transfers along the route

  • guided excursions and museums fees as described in the itinerary

  • English-speaking cycling guides and mechanic

  • T-shirt

  • consulate fee for visa processing

  • flight or train to Moscow and from St. Petersburg

  • health and travel insurance (you must have it!)

  • alcoholic drinks

  • permission for photo-video-taking in the museums

Extras:

  • single accommodation - 200 Euro

  • bicycle rental - 100 Euro (E-bike 300 Euro)

  • cycling jersey - 50 Euro

  • airport transfer (one way - 40 Euro, both ways - 75 Euro)

  • guided tour to the Hermitage (main collection and the Winter Palace) - 40 Euro

  • guided bus tour to Peterhof (park with fountains) - 80 Euro

  • extra night in Moscow or St. Petersburg with breakfast - 80 Euro (double/twin room), 70 Euro (single room)

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