Motorcycle tour "Baikal Lake"
MOTORCYCLE TOUR «BAIKAL LAKE»
03 – 10 August 2017
11 – 18 September 2017
Tour duration: ...........................8 days / 7 nights
Total length............................................. 1250 km
Difficulty level.……………………………….. Easy
Day 1. Arrival in Ulan-Ude.
Our tour leaders will meet you at the airport and take to the hotel. In the morning you will have time for small promenade around the city center. After lunch we can have our first short ride to Ivolginsky Datsan, center of Russian Buddhism, which is only 30 km away from Ulan-Ude. Welcome dinner at the national restaurant.
Day 2. Ulan-Ude – Small Sea (170 km)
Today we’re having our first meeting with Baikal. We”ll leave the city and follow the deserted roads through the forests straight to the Lake. In Turka village we will take a boat and cross the deepest and the most ancient lake of our planet. You will be lucky to feel Baikal’s power and changing mood that depends on the fair-winds (there are about 23 of them on Lake Baikal)
We’ll stay for a night in wooden cottages with a view on the picturesque bay.
Day 3. Free day
You surely could stay in the hotel enjoying the place but we highly recommend you to visit Olkhon island that is called «The heart of Baikal». It is known to be the sacral center of shaman’s world of The North where places of worship and mystical power still exist. Bukhran Cape and Shamanka rock belong to such places. Optionally you can go by ATVs or 4x4 to the Northern boundary of the island – Khoboy Cape. From this point you can fully enjoy gorgeous view of the Lake.
Day 4. Small Sea – Listvyanka (325 km)
Today we’ll ride away from Lake Baikal passing by small Siberian villages surrounded by the steppes and forests. As we are getting closer to Irkutsk the traffic will be getting harder. But soon we will reach an amazing rolling road along Angara – the only river outflowing Baikal. We are heading to The Shaman rock. The ancient legend says that it was thrown by irate Baikal behind his obstinate daughter Angara, who ran to her beloved Enisey.
We’ll stay in Listvyanka village. For most visitors it is the starting point of acquaintance with this great lake. That’s why it’s often crowded and full of tourists from different corners of the World.
Day 5. Listvyanka – Tunkinsky valley (265 km)
Our today’s road passes through the picturesque Kultuisky tract with sharp turns and incredible views. We are heading to the natural pearl of Buryatia - Tunkinsky valley, surrounded by majestic Sayan Mountains. The history of this valley is closely related to Mongolian history and the name of Genghis Khan. As legends say it was his sacral place for rest and rituals, dedicated to the spirits of the mountains. We’ll stay at Arshan village that is well-known for its mineral waters.
Day 6. Free day in Arshan
Here we can either visit the thermal springs or take a trail to the waterfalls.
Day 7. Arshan – Ulan-Ude (490 km )
Today we’ll finish the circle and ride back to Ulan-Ude. On the way we’ll have a stop in Posolskoye village where The Transfiguration monastery rises on the right shore of Baikal Lake. It was founded in 1681 on the place of murdering of Russian ambassadors. The ambassadors from Mongolia and China were hosted here as far as Vitus Bering, Decembrists and many others had a chance to stay here for a while.
Here we will say our vail to Baikal Lake and take a road along the Siberian river Selenga straight to the capital of Buryatia.
In the evening we’ll have a farewell dinner.
Day 8. Departure day.
Our guides will take you to the airport.
Price per person:
The price includes:
| Rider in a DBL room|| 4650 USD |
| Single room supplement|| 250 USD |
| Co-rider || 3600 USD |
- BMW G650GS, BMW G700GS rental;
- Lodging in the hotels or in the tourist camps 2-5*;
- Meals: 14 breakfasts and 12 dinners;
- Guide services;
- Luggage transportation in a support vehicle;
- Airport transfers;
- Boat rental;
- Entry tickets according to the programme of the tour.
- Air tickets to Ulan-Ude and from Ulan-Bator;
- Surcharge for BMW R1200GS: 1200 USD;
- Gas and oil;
- Deposit on the motorcycle: 600 USD for BMW G650GS, BMW G700GS and 950 USD for BMW R1200GS
- Additional activities (ATV /4x4 tour on Olkhon island, fishing, etc.)
European Travel Bureau
Tel: +7(495) 988-1490
12 Sredny-Ovchinnikovsky per. , Moscow, Russia, 115184