Type of tour:Guided
Level:3
Duration:8 Nights
Distance:30 Miles/day average
Dates: Aug 23, 2014
Tour price:€1600
Start city:Moscow, Russia
End city:St. Petersburg, Russia
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Three Capitals of Russia
Moscow to St. Petersburg

Tour Description: Guided

This cycling tour goes from Moscow, the modern Russian capital, to St. Petersburg, the old capital, and through the oldest city, Novgorod the Great. All 3 are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will also be charmed by the spirit of olden times in Torzhok, Ostashkov, and Staraya Russa.

Pass by the pearl of Russian nature, Lake Seliger, and cross the woody hills of Valdai, where the great Volga River starts. In Staraya Russa, you'll visit the museum commemorating the life of the Russian author, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, who wrote there his novels The Brothers Karamazov and The Possessed. In Novgorod you will see the ancient Kremlin, the magnificent eleventh century St. Sofia Cathedral, and the Russian Millennium Memorial. You will be surprised by the luxurious beauty of grand palaces and parks, built for Russian Tsars in the St. Petersburg area.

On the route you can choose your own cycling pace. A car will wait for you at appointed places along the route. Experienced guides will look after you in case of difficulties. If you are tired you can always use the car for some part of the route. Even non-riding spouses, children or friends are welcome on the tour and they can follow you in the car.

For 7 cycling days we ride about 200 miles (300 km) on the comfort tour. Most roads along the route do not have heavy traffic and are covered with asphalt.

This bike tour is designed for international cyclists, and it will introduce you to the real Russia! You are not just customers – you are the guests of our cycling club. In addition to the beautiful riding, you'll participate in a cultural discovery program, part of which takes you to museums and exhibitions. You will meet friendly village dwellers and see how Russians really live. We also visit a Russian bath house ("banya"). The menu promises to give you the opportunity to tast authentic Russian food that is unlike anything you've tasted before!

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