People Cycling Rides

Russia Golden Ring and 3 Capitals.

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Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Bob Anderson
Tour Dates
Start Location
Moscow, Russia
End Location
St Petersburg, Russia
Cost (est.)
$3400 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
$1200 (USD
Payment Due
Avg. Distance
35 mi / 56 km
Avg. Elevation
1500 ft / 457 m
Ride Description

Russia Golden Ring and 3 Capitals
Bicycling is an ideal way to explore Russia and this tour will introduce you to the real Russia. The itinerary allows you to see kremlins, monasteries, cathedrals, and orthodox churches in the most interesting historic part of Russia. There will be opportunities for visiting a lot of museums and exhibitions (some of them are little known). You will meet friendly local people and see how Russians really live.

The tour is based both in the region northeast of Moscow in the Golden Ring of Russia and along the route from Moscow to St Petersburg.  The Golden Ring is the most famous tourist route in the heart of Russia. On this route, we will go through numerous picturesque and ancient Russian towns: Vladimir, Suzdal (UNESCO world heritage), Yaroslavl (UNESCO world heritage), Kostroma, Sergiev Posad, Uglich, Rostov and others known for their ancient history and inspiring architecture.  We will have the opportunity to try a Russian steam bath (banya) and taste authentic Russian food. We will be biking along the Volga River and through the quiet Russian country side.  Enroute to St Petersburg, we will see the XIX architecture in Tozhok, pass by the woody Valdai hills (where the Volga River begins), spend a night near Lake Seliger (one of the biggest natural lakes in Russia), and visit the famous mineral water resort of Staraya Russa. We will have guided bike tours in Moscow (the modern capital) and… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

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