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Across the Northern lands
Across the Northern lands

Biking tour to the Arkhangelsk region

New
Across the Northern lands
Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Age
14 y.o.
Group size
from 3 person
Duration
7 days

Accommodation during the trip

6 nights

Languages

EN
guide
Start date
29 June 2019
  • 29 June 2019
  • 13 July 2019
  • 10 August 2019
End date:
5 July 2019
52 467 RUB

Discover the unique world of the Northern Russian culture, visiting the small villages of the Arkhangelsk region. Natural sights that are millions of years old have been preserved here. You will have a bike ride to the famous historical places, wooden architectural monuments and sacred springs.

New
Across the Northern lands
Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Age
from 14 y.o.
Group size
from 3 person
Duration
7 days

Accommodation during the trip

6 nights

Languages

EN
guide
Start date
29 June 2019
  • 29 June 2019
  • 13 July 2019
  • 10 August 2019
End date:
5 July 2019
52 467 RUB

Experiences you'll have

Bike tour to Kenozero National Park

Riding a bike from a one ancient village to another, you will admire the beauty of the Northern nature and get acquainted with the culture of this region and history, that covers several centuries.

To join this tour you need to be in a good physical shape, because you will have daily routes of 40-50 km without auto escort

For 7 days of travelling you will:

  • see the unique monuments of Northern architecture of XVII-XVIII centuries: tent churches with bell towers, merchant houses and original nordic peasant huts
  • take a ride through the holy places of Oshevensk: you will see the sacred groves and springs, as well as the boulders which are considered to have healing power
  • visit the Porzhenski Pogost — a unique wooden architectural ensemble, located on the lake's bank
  • participate in folk art masterclasses — you will try to create a Kargopol traditional clay toy and a peasant rag doll
  • admire the scenery of Kenozero National Park with picturesque lakes and rivers
  • visit the old believers' cave

 

Note: for a group of 4 people or more, we can organize a reduced 4-day program at any convenient date — let the manager know when it is more convenient for you to go.

Itinerary

The journey begins at the Nyandoma railway station, Arkhangelsk Oblast, where you need to get to on your own by train. We are ready to help with the purchase of railway tickets, if necessary, leave a comment in the application.

Day 1 In Kargopol

You will be met at the Nyandoma railway station and taken to Kargopol. There you will be accommodated at the guest house and have lunch in a cafe. Further together with the guide you will walk to the historical part of the town. After that you will take a bike ride to Saunino village.There is the tent Church of St. John Chrysostom located here. It is the monument of Russian wooden architecture of XVII century. Then you can go cycling in the surrounding area.

 

In the evening you will participate in a master class and try to create a Kargopol traditional clay toy. After that you will stay overnight at the guest house.

 

The length of the cycle route is about 40 km.

Day 2 Cycling to the sacred places of Oshevensk

You will set off on bicycles along the route from Kargopol to Oshevensk. On the way you will stop in Pozdyshevo village, at the holy stone with a trace of St. Alexander Oshevensky. You will walk on foot to the spring with the worship crosses and visit Reka village.

 

Further you will enjoy a bike ride to Oshevensk with a sightseeing tour. You will see an old tent church with a bell tower in Pogost village and the St. George's chapel in Niz village, as well as carved merchant's houses in Shirayikha village.

 

Also you will visit the worship crosses in Maly (Little) Haluy and Bolshoy (Great) Haluy villages, as well as will see the "disappearing" river, the old wooden nordic huts and sacred grove.

 

Then you will return to Oshevensk, stay in the guest house and go to the bathhouse. In the evening you will have a local arts master class.

 

The length of the cycle route is 50 km.

Day 3 Along the river Onega by bikes

Today you will go on the return route from Oshevensk to Kargopol through the ancient Arkhangelo village. Here you will see the unusual cubiform churches. Then you will ride a bike  along the banks of the Onega river. Perhaps, you will manage to visit the old believers' cave.

 

In the evening you will arrive to Kargopol, stay in the guest house and rest.

 

The length of the cycle route is about 70 km.

Day 4 Cycle route to Poonezhye

Today you will enjoy a bike ride through the ancient villages of Poonezhye (Onega river's valley). In Pechnikovo village you can visit the museum of the Kargopol clay toys, in Krasnaya Lyaga village you will see one of the oldest wooden churches of the whole Onega valley. 

 

Then you will arrive to Lyadiny village, where you will accommodate at a guest house and visit a private ethnographic museum. In the evening you will take part in a workshop of making a peasant rag doll.

 

The length of the cycle route is about 55 km.

Day 5 Kenozero national park

Today you will take a bike ride to Kenozero national park. En route you will visit Orlovo, Lekshmozero and Maselga villages. Here you will see the visible part of the Great watershed between the White sea and Baltic sea. Accommodation in the guest house and the Russian sauna are waiting for you in the evening.

 

The length of the cycle route is about 45 km.

Day 6 The Porzhensky Pogost and Hizhgora Mount

On this day a cycle route from Maselga to Hizhgora Mount is waiting for you. Here you will see the Church of Alexander Svirsky, built at the top of the hill. Then you will go to Dumino village and visit the Porzhensky Pogost. It is a unique ensemble of wooden architecture, located on the lake's bank and surrounded by the holy grove.

 

If the road is bad, you will ride to the restored water mill. After that you will return to Maselga, have dinner and rest in the guest house.

 

The length of the cycle route is 16-35 km.

Day 7 End of journey

Today you will visit the ecomuseum, after that you will be taken to the Nyandoma railway station (to the train with departure at 3:50 pm).

New
Across the Northern lands
Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Age
14 y.o.
Group size
from 3 person
Duration
7 days

Accommodation during the trip

6 nights

Languages

EN
guide
Start date
29 June 2019
  • 29 June 2019
  • 13 July 2019
  • 10 August 2019
End date:
5 July 2019
52 467 RUB

Accommodation during the trip

During the tour you will stay at the private guest houses. In Kargopol you will spend 2 nights in the guest house with facilities (WC and shower). Tourists are accommodated for 4-6 people in the room (on a gender basis).

 

In Oshevensk you will stay for 1 night in a guest house with facilities (WC and shower). There are two rooms (5 beds, folding beds and rugs). In Lyadiny village, as well as Maselga village, you will live in the guest house (3-4 people in the room).

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Meals +

The price includes homemade breakfasts and dinners in the guest houses, as well as daily snacks on the routes.

If you are a vegetarian or have special food preferences, please inform us in advance.

What to bring with me +
  • repellents
  • individual first aid kit
What equipment is provided +

Trek bike with the disc brakes, matched to your height. If your height is less than 165 cm, please inform us in advance. If your height is more then 190 cm, it will be better to come with your own bike.

 

There will be no auto escort on the routes, so the participants carry their belongings on their own (on the trunk of a bicycle).

Discounts +

There is a discount for whose, who will participate with its own bike.

 

Also we give a 20% discount to children under 14 years old who join this trip with their parents.

What to do in a spare time +

There are different local folk arts workshops planned in the program. Three of them are included in the price of the tour. For an extra fee you can participate in other masterclasses. All souvenirs that you will create, you can take with you.

 

The guest houses, where you will stay, are located near the rivers. So, you can go fishing. There is also the Russian sauna.

Booking

New

Across the Northern lands

Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Age
from 14 y.o.
Group size
from 3 person
Duration
7 days

Accommodation during the trip

6 nights

Languages

EN
guide
52 467 RUB
What's included in the price:
  • guesthouse accommodation

  • breakfasts and dinners + snacks en route

  • gear rental (bicycle, backpack, helmet, tents, sleeping bags, etc.)

  • transfer from/to Nyandoma Railway station

  • excursions provided by the program and entrance tickets

  • guide's service

  • Russian bathhouse (3 times per tour)

  • folk arts workshops

Extra charge:
  • railway tickets to Nyandoma

In the price:
Included Extra charge
  • guesthouse accommodation

  • breakfasts and dinners + snacks en route

  • gear rental (bicycle, backpack, helmet, tents, sleeping bags, etc.)

  • transfer from/to Nyandoma Railway station

  • excursions provided by the program and entrance tickets

  • guide's service

  • Russian bathhouse (3 times per tour)

  • folk arts workshops

  • railway tickets to Nyandoma

29 Jun 2019, Sat — 5 Jul 2019, Fri
52 467 RUB
13 Jul 2019, Sat — 19 Jul 2019, Fri
52 467 RUB
10 Aug 2019, Sat — 16 Aug 2019, Fri
52 467 RUB
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