Six months to pedal and absorb the landscape, history, and culture of Russia. About 11,000 km in 184 days - split equally between pedalling and absorbing. For example, 3 days of cycling (120 km each) offset by a 3-day stop in fabulous places like Kaliningrad, Riga, Talinn, St. Pertersburg, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Samara, Ufa, Chelyabinsk, Yekaterinburg, Tyumen, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude, Chita, Khabarovsk, and Vladivostok. Click here for proposed route(link is external). We'll try to maximise local contact by finding people who can accomodate us for a fee. If that's not possible, then Warmshowers, hotels, or camping - in that order. This may not be a budget cyclist's idea of touring, but then this isn't about ticking off an item on some bloody list. It's about exploring a glorious land and experiencing its varied peoples. Wild camping alone does not accopmplish that. I'm flexible on route and happy to subsidise costs for like-minded eager cyclists - with no obligation because this is an epic tour and companionship itself is priceless. Two of us would be better, three ideal.
Saturday, 01. May 2021 until Sunday, 31. October 2021 (GMT +01:00)