Golden Ring 10 Day Bicycle Journey from Moscow

Duration: 10 days
Destination: Russia, Central Russia, Moscow
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  • 10 days
  • Moscow
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  • Non-Cancellable

Overview

The Golden Ring is a collection of historic Russian cities, north-east of Moscow and south-east of Saint Petersburg. They are close enough to each other to make travel easy and their architecture and traditional crafts make them popular for tourism.  There were eight cities originally included into the tourist route of the Golden Ring, but many more are now associated with it; the eight original cities are highlighted within this 10 day bicycle journey through the heart of "real" Russia.

The Golden Ring is a collection of historic Russian cities, northeast of Moscow and southeast of Saint Petersburg. They are close enough to each other to make travel on a bicycle easy and their architecture and traditional crafts make them popular for tourism. These ancient towns, which also played a significant role in the formation of the Russian Orthodox Church, preserve the memory of the most important and significant events in Russian history. The towns have been called "open air museums" and feature unique monuments of Russian architecture of the 12th - 18th centuries, including kremlins, monasteries, cathedrals, and churches. These towns are among the most picturesque in Russia and prominently feature Russia's famous onion domes. There were eight cities originally included into the tourist route of the Golden Ring, but many more are now associated with it; the eight original cities are highlighted on this 10 day bicycle journey where you choose your own cycling pace, and don't worry the bus is always at your disposal if you feel tired!

DAY 1 : Arrival Day

Meet with the guides and the rest of the group in Vladimir train station (200 kilometres from Moscow). Transfer to Bogolyubovo by bus where you will then collect your bike. Start cycling to Pokrov-on-Nerl Church - site of the oldest churches in Russia. Picnic-lunch. Bicycle ride to Suzdal, 30 km. You choose your own cycling pace, and the bus is always at your disposal if you feel tired.

Accommodation : Local Guest House

DAY 2 : Suzdal

Suzdal sightseeing. Lunch in a restaurant. Cycling - 34 km.

Accommodation : Camping near the village Kameshkovo

DAY 3 : Leisure Day

Cycling all day, 54 km. Lunch on the riverside.

Accommodation : Camping

DAY 4 : Palekh

After a nutritious morning breakfast start cycling to Palekh - a small provincial town famous for its handicrafts - lacquered miniatures. Lunch in the countryside.

Accommodation : Kovcheg Hotel.

DAY 5 : Palekh

Palekh sightseeing in the morning. Cycling - 60 km. Lunch in the countryside. Transfer by bus to Plyos. Dinner at hotel restaurant.

Accommodation : Hotel "Fortezia-Rus", on the Volga river

DAY 6 : Ipatyevsky Monastery

Today you will travel by bus. Visiting art galleries, museums. The town of Plyos is famous for its picturesque landscape and was frequently visited by great Russian painters. Transfer to Kostroma (68 km). Sightseeing tour to 16th-century Ipatyevsky Monastery.

Lunch in a restaurant. Transfer to Yaroslavl. Preceded by Viking sites such as Timerevo from the 8th or 9th centuries, the city is said to have been founded in 1010.

Accommodation : Volzhskaya Zhemchuzhina Hotel

DAY 7 : Sightseeing

Morning sightseeing, visiting Spaso - Preobrazhensky Monastery. Transfer to Uglich by bus, part of the journey will be covered by bicycle. Lunch in the countryside.

Accommodation : Hotel Moskva

DAY 8 : Rostov Velikiy

Town sightseeing. Start cycling to Rostov Velikiy. Lunch in the countryside. Today we visit Borisoglebsky Monastery. Dinner in the Kremlin.

Accommodation : Guesthouse located inside ancient Rostov Kremlin

DAY 9 : Kremlin sightseeing

Morning Kremlin sightseeing. Transfer by bus to Pereyaslavl Zalessky. Dinner at a restaurant.

Accommodation : Albitsky Sad Hotel

DAY 10 : Depart to Moscow

Early transfer to Sergiev-Posad (70 km). Sightseeing, visiting Troitze-Sergieva (Trinity) Lavra. Lunch at a local restaurant.

Transfer to Moscow by local train.

Accommodation : None
Inclusions
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Professional guide
  • Use of bicycle

Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Departure Point

Vladimir Train Station, Vladimir


Departure Time

Flexible

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Duration

10 days

Package is not cancellable.

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