Cycling tour Silver Ring of Russia


Our bicycle tour from St. Petersburg is a modern, optimal type of relaxation and exploring the regions of Russia: a combination of a healthy lifestyle and the opportunity to enjoy the beauties of the ancient cities of the so-called Silver Ring of Russia.

A well-designed tour program with 3-4 hours cycling trips with picnic dinners is a great opportunity to spend time outdoors enjoying the magnificent scenery. The possibility of combining this tour with a few days in St. Petersburg or Moscow to visit the classic city or suburban attractions makes it even more attractive for your customers.

For our Cycling tours we chose only the trustworthy supplier who share our passion for cycling and for discovery, love and knowledge of our country, and care about the people who travel with us. Our supplier has a 30 years’ experience in organizing cycling trips, and over 50 itineraries to offer.
Program 7 days/6 nights - Cycling Tour Silver Ring of Russia
Meeting with a guide at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Check-in. Free time.

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out. Transfer to railway station. Speed train from Saint-Petersburg to Pskov (at 13:40). Arrival to Pskov. Transfer to hotel in Pushkinskie Gori, check-in. Dinner in the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with a guide.
Explore the Pushkin Museum-reserve on the bike (30-40 km).
Today we explore the National Park on the bike. Quiet side roads lead us to well preserved XVII-XIX century estates — you will recognize the settings of which you read in classical Russian books, or saw in the movies. Wooden mansions, beautiful parks, quiet alleys are in natural harmony with wheat fields, shining lakes, rolling hills, and forests.
Lunch-picnic on the way.
An hour before lunch, the guide accompanied by a driver in a minibus is moved to the place of catering. Lunch takes place in nature in the form of a picnic. Field — this is when in some place, usually by the river, where you can swim, or just in the woods, put a table on which lunch is served: soups and porridges of the “Hot mug” type, vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers), sandwiches (sausage, cheese, ham, canned fish), and tea and coffee with sweets, jams and cookies.
Return to the hotel. Dinner in the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out. Meeting with a guide.
Moving from Pushkinskie Gori to Ostrov by bike (40 — 50 km).
We will start this day on the asphalt but will soon leave it, and make our way to Ostrov on a dirt road winding among the fields and forests, along the River Velikaya (The Great), passing by old tiny villages. Ostrov was established in XIII century. In addition to the old churches and houses, the town owes its charm to unique chain bridges over River Velikaya.
Arrival to Ostrov. Transfer to Izborsk by minibus. Check-in the hotel. Dinner in the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with a guide at the hotel.
Moving from Izborsk to Pechory by bike (30-40 km).
Visit to Pechorsky Monastery.
Through the beautiful scenery, we ride to the Pechorsky Monastery, one of the few in Russia that remained monasteries through the Soviet era. Its colorful domes are seen from afar, and the view is often supplemented by the music of the bells. The entire monastery looks like a scene from an old Russian fairy tale.
Lunch-picnic on the way.
Return to the hotel by minibus. Dinner in the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with a guide at the hotel.
Moving from Izborsk to Pskov by bike (40-50 km).
The quiet side roads lead us to Pskov. We hope to get there by noon, leaving some time to enjoy this lovely city. Between X and XV century Pskov was the capital of an independent feudal state, and even today we can see the traces of its glory. First, it is the white-stone Pskov Kremlin on the banks of River Velikaya. We will also see some nice wooden houses and white-stone churches all around the city.
Lunch in the local cafe.
Transfer to the railway station. Speed train from Pskov to Saint-Petersburg.
Arrival to Saint-Petersburg. Transfer to the hotel. Check-in. Dinner in the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out. Transfer to the airport. End of the tour.

Join us for an adventure, and you can expect:
  • Thoroughly prepared and well proven itineraries combining awe-inspiring scenery, remarkable cultural and historic sites, lively cities, exciting encounters with local people, and pleasant cycling on quiet backroads.
  • Best guides – keen cyclists, cultural experts, skilled mechanics, and great leaders focused on your comfort, safety, and unforgettable experience.
  • You will be impressed by their personalities.
  • Well-maintained bicycles, thoroughly checked and tuned before every trip.
  • Support van accompanying the group and ready to pick-up tired cyclists.
  • Good accommodation and healthy breakfasts.
  • Delicious picnic lunches.

We look forward to an opportunity to welcome you in Russia!

Small groups from 2 up to 14 pax. The program is preliminary.
The organizers reserve the right to replace the excursion blocks with similar ones, without changing main waypoints.
Departures 2024
15 June – 22 June
22 June – 29 June
29 June – 06 July
06 July – 13 July
13 July – 20 July
20 July – 27 July
03 Aug – 10 Aug
10 Aug – 17 Aug
17 Aug – 24 Aug
24 Aug – 31 Aug
31 Aug – 07 Sept
07 Sept – 14 Sept
What is included and not included in the tour?
Our prices include:
  • Double accommodation in Saint-Petersburg in 4* hotel
  • Double accommodation in Pushkinskye Gori in hotel (Arina R. Hotel or similar)
  • Double accommodation in Izborsk in hotel (Izborsk Hotel or similar)
  • Breakfast at the hotels
  • All transport and transfer services per program
  • Speed train from Saint-Petersburg to Pskov (economy class)
  • Speed train from Pskov to Saint- Petersburg (economy class)
  • English, German, France, Italian — speaking guide or assistant for translation per program
  • Catering per program
  • On cycling days — snacks and water
  • On cycling days — support van carrying the luggage and providing help when needed (An escort van will transport not only your luggage, but also you and your bicycle if necessary. The car also has a spare bike, a repair kit, a first aid kit, a supply of water and energy supply)
  • Visa support letter

  • Bicycle rent
  • Obligatory cycling insurance
  • Insurance of medical, medical transport and other expenses
  • Accident insurance

* If restrictions are imposed on the entrance to museums for a certain number of people, we can serve group requests with the division of groups into smaller ones, with the predominant use of the same transport (or with a different number and capacity of transport), but with a large number of guides.
** Some museums or excursions can be excluded from the program if circumstances beyond the control of the tour operator require it (time constraints due to covid-19 / bans on the operation of facilities). At the same time, as far as possible, we will offer an alternative replacement.
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Maxelenatravel LLC - Ulitsa Turistskaya 2-2, Moscow

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