Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Russia on this phenomenal cycle from the magnificent metropolis of Moscow to the canals and palaces of St Petersburg, aka the Venice of the North.
Kicking off with an eye-opening tour of Moscow’s famous sites, including the spectacular St Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin, we’ll mount our bikes and cycle from one iconic city to another.
Our idyllic route treats us to surprisingly tranquil roads with few cars but several historic sites to explore. Pedalling on smooth roads through the quaint Russian countryside, we’ll ride through lush fields and forests, alongside the longest river in Europe and by the banks of the beautiful Lake Ilmen.
Our adventure will take us into small rural towns off the tourist track, giving us the chances to visit local monasteries and explore the serene balneological spa in Staraya Russa.
We’ll twin these insights into the local culture with glimpses into the past, visiting the ancient battle monuments and the museum of the famous Alexander Pushkin, aka the inventor of Russian literature.
We'll also embrace the awesome opportunity to explore Russia’s oldest and most influential capital, Veliky Novgorod, aka. Novgorod the Great. Pulling up here after a stunning day's cycle, we'll take in its magnificent medieval architecture and stay the night opposite the Kremlin!
All this leads up to a fantastic celebration in Petersburg, followed by a day to explore its enthralling maze of canals and historical centre, named a World Heritage Site.
August date is now all sold out! Second date by popular demand.