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Motorcycle tour from Sochi to Moscow 9 days
Day 1 – Sochi
Arrival in Sochi. After checking-in at the hotel there will be a welcome dinner after which you will receive your bikes. In the evening we will go for a walk around the city to see the Singing Fountains, Sochi's dazzling Olympic Park, and the Formula 1 race track.
Day 2 - Sochi, 100 km
Today we will visit Krasnaya Polyana and Sochi’s main attractions.
Krasnaya Polyana is located at a distance of approximately 40 kilometres from the Black Sea coast, at an altitude of about 500 meters above sea level. The road from Sochi to Krasnaya Polyana is the most expensive road built in Russia due to the complicated technological solutions used and many mountain tunnels built. On all sides it is enclosed by high mountains: in the west - mountain Achishkho, in the east - the Aibga Ridge. In Krasnaya Polyana, we will go up to the mountains by the cable car. On our way back we will stop for lunch in a private restaurant in a very nice, almost unreachable place in the mountains.
Day 3 - Sochi – Krasnodar, 300 km
Today we drive to Krasnodar. It will be a long serpentine with nice turns and picturesque view spots. In the late afternoon, tired, but inspired by what we have seen we will arrive in Krasnodar. In Krasnodar we will walk in the city centre to see the main sights and learn more about the history and culture of this region.
Day 4 - Krasnodar – Rostov-on-Don/Novocherkassk, 300 km
Today is devoted to Don Cossacks and their chief town - Novocherkassk. After a stop for lunch and a quick overview of Rostov-on-Don we will go to Novocherkassk to visit the Museum of the History of the Don Cossacks, the Ataman Palace, and the third largest Ascension Cathedral in Russia (Voznesensky Sobor). At the city market of we will buy homemade Don Wines, and we will have a special local meat barbecue prepared by a real Cossack for dinner.
Day 5 - Novocherkassk – Divnogorie, 400 km
Today we are going to reach Divnogorie, a wonderful place that has everything that the southern forest-steppe is famous for: striking blue rivers, green meadows, pristine white chalk cliffs, and grass steppes. In the midst of this landscape there are vertical chalk pillars called divas (named the whole area Divnogorie) piercing the sky, and on the river’s steep slopes dark entrances of human-made caves can be seen. We are going to stop at a cosy guest-house in Divnogorie for the night. You will experience how locals live in rural Russia and try their food. There will be fishing and a dinner prepared at the fireplace in the evening. What is more important, today you will learn how the real Russian nature looks and feels like – you will experience it’s calm and beauty.
Day 6 - Divnogorie – Voronezh, 200 km
In the morning we will have a walking tour around Divnogorie.
After lunch we will leave for Voronezh. The city recently celebrated its 425th anniversary. It is considered to be motherland of Russia’s Navy and Air forces. The first Russian ship was built here by Peter the Great in the year of 1700. Here the Russian tester L.G. Minov made his first parachute jump from a plane in 1930. Leaving our motorbikes we will go for a walk around the city, visit the Annunciation Cathedral, and then go down towards the Admiralty Square, and have dinner on the wharf. Voronezh today is the centre of meat production in Russia, so for dinner we will have the best Russian steak.
Day 7 - Voronezh – Tula – Moscow, 550 km
Today we are going to visit several interesting small cities and driving on secondary roads avoiding highways. Our first stop will be Elets, an ancient Russian city, famous for its 33 monasteries and hard struggles during the Second World War. Next stop will be Tula, where we will attend the State Arms Museum and the Yasnaya Polyana Museum-Estate, a place where Leo Tolstoy was born, grew up and was buried. In Yasnaya Polyana, Leo Tolstoy wrote his most famous novels: "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina". We will visit the grave of the Great Russian writer and take a walk along the paths, where he once walked.
Day 8 – Moscow
Today we will have a sightseeing tour around Moscow: visiting the Red Square, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the Kremlin, Moscow metro (sometimes called "the underground museum"), Arbat Street (Moscow’s main pedestrian street) and other attractions.
Day 9 – Moscow
Transfer to the airport. If your departure is rather late, we could visit the State Tretyakov Gallery, Bolshoi Theatre or Central Park.
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