Cycling holidays in Russia

The multiethnic state of Russia takes up by far the largest land surface of all countries in the worl. At the same time though – according to statistics – it has one of the lowest population densities. It ranks approximately thirty-times below that of Germany with a mere eight people per square kilometre. The reason for this is of course due to the endless expanse of the Siberian tundra and the Asian part of Russia, since the region which is geographically part of Europe is considerably more densely populated. Nevertheless there are still vast, untouched areas with diverse nature to be found, which hardly any other country in the world has to offer to this extent and variety. Conditions for a cycling holiday naturally vary considerably with such a giant area of land. In large areas however there is by now a good infrastructure in place with small, tranquil and asphalted side roads. This does however not mean you have to embark immediately on a long-distance journey along the Trans-Siberian railway, although the route is now expecially well-developed over large distances.

Russia
2019

Ancient towns of central russia

8 Days | guided
From Tver to VladimirOur cycling tour starts in the ancient Russian city of Tver, which has spread on a bank of our favorite Volga River. Here its waters are full flowing and it is very wide. Our first 2 cycling tracks will lead along Volga’s banks, through authentic Russian villages and settlements. This bike tour will help you to discover amazing distinctiveness and picturesqueness of Russian province, what is not always possible to feel while travelling through big cities of Russia. Going through the famous and old cities such as Dmitrov, Sergiyev Posad – the «Pearl» of a Golden Ring – this route will be unforgettable for our guests!  The final city for this tour is Vladimir, which rightfully can be called as a head of the Golden Ring. Also one of the point of interest will be «the young city of Science» – Dubna. Our tour program is filled with lots of interesting events. As visiting different ancient monasteries and churches, some of them are still active, some are partially destroyed. In the bigger cities – there will be a sightseeing program, as well as an opportunity to visit some museums and manors. And also master classes and a wonderful rest on the bank of Volga River - all this will make the cycling tour around Central Russia rich and memorable. A great part of the route leads along rural roads and dirt-tracks in pristine areas of Tver and Moscow regions. There will be 2 parts only of an asphalt roads, that we will ride escorted by our cars. The first night of the tour will take place in a hotel located in historical centre of Moscow, it will also be a point of gathering of all group members. At the end of the tour we go back to Moscow from Vladimir. Those who wish to continue exploring Russian capital are always welcome to stay. We can organize an interesting program for you upon request.
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On a cycling holiday in the vicinity of Moscow

The undisputed heart of Russia is of course its capital Moscow, which is considered Europe’s largest metropolis region with its surrounding suburbs. But already after a short journey behind the city walls a native scenery starts with little villages and unspoilt nature providing wonderful and idyllic surroundings for your cycling holiday. With our guided cycling tour you explore this area and visit ancient monasteries as well as other sights. You will follow the course of the river Volga and you will also learn on the side cooking skills Russian bonne femme. After a few days spent in the Tver region with a visit to the old part of town, which was partly planned and built by Cathrine the Great, you keep following the river to Yurievskoe. After a detour to the Moscow canal you will leave the magnificent Volga shores with a heavy heart and continue through pine forests and wide fields to Sergijew Possad.