Opening Your Eyes

Tour de Kavkaz

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Bike through 144 km (90 mi) of the most beautiful mountain scenery on Earth. Your tour will take you through winding valleys and rural villages, beginning and ending in the city of Nalchik and including numerous popular tourist spots within its sweeping loop. The tour features a nearly even split between pavement and off-road terrain and a short transfer by car through a rugged mountain pass. This is a tour for intermediate and serious bikers who are ready for excitement and challenge. Are you ready to see the North Caucuses up-close?

 

Stage 1 Novice Terrain

 

(Available July 1 through August 31 = 8 days/ 8 nights)

 

Night 1 (Thursday recommended) Late afternoon arrival to MinVody, transfer to Nalchik for accommodations)
Day 1 (Friday) Test ride in Nalchik park (Nalchik accommodations)
Day 2 (Saturday) Bike Riding Day 1 (see Ride Data)
Day 3 (Sunday) Bike Riding Day 2 (see Ride Data)
Day 4 (Monday) Bike Riding Day 3 (see Ride Data)
Day 5 (Tuesday) Bike Riding Day 4 (see Ride Data)
Day 6 (Wednesday) Bike Riding Day 5 (see Ride Data)
Day 7 (Thursday) Bike Riding Day 6 (see Ride Data) – (overnight near hot springs)
Day 8 (Friday) Gondola up Mt. Elbrus, evening departure from MinVody airport

 

Not Included:

RU Visa & Processing     $430/tourist
Travel Insurance             $30 ($3/day)
Round-trip Airfare          $1,600
Not Included Cost          $2,060
15+ Pax. Tour Cost         $1,020
Estimated Total Cost      $3,080
 

Pricing Structure 3-6 Passengers 7-14 Passengers 15+ Passengers
Standard $1,275/person $1,145/person $1,020/person
With Bike Rental $1,725/person $1,550/person $1,380/person

 

Ride Data

Day Start Location (alt.) End Location (alt.) Distance Gain Loss Highest Elevation
1 Nalchik (565m) Lower Chegem (939m) 32 km
2 Lower Chegem (939m) El Tebu Village (1,432m) 28 km
3 El Tebu Village (1,432m) Bezengi Village (1,400m) 17 km
4 Bezengi Village (1,400m) Upper Balkaria (1,179m) 17 km
5 Upper Balkaria (1,179m) Blue Lakes (847m) 18 km
6 Blue Lakes (847m) Hot Springs (553) 24 km

 

Stage 1 Extreme Terrain

 

(Available July 1 through August 31 = 8 days/ 8 nights)

 

Night 1 (Thursday recommended) Late afternoon arrival to MinVody, transfer to Kundolen for accommodations)
Day 1 (Friday) Test ride in Kundolen Village (Kundolen accommodations)
Day 2 (Saturday) Bike Riding Day 1 (see Ride Data)
Day 3 (Sunday) Bike Riding Day 2 (see Ride Data)
Day 4 (Monday) Bike Riding Day 3 (see Ride Data)
Day 5 (Tuesday) Bike Riding Day 4 (see Ride Data)
Day 6 (Wednesday) Bike Riding Day 5 (see Ride Data)
Day 7 (Thursday) Bike Riding Day 6 (see Ride Data) – (overnight near hot springs)
Day 8 (Friday) Check out, see Pyatigorsk city center, evening departure from MinVody airport)

 

Not Included:

RU Visa & Processing     $430/tourist
Travel Insurance             $30 ($3/day)
Round-trip Airfare          $1,600
Not Included Cost          $2,060
15+ Pax. Tour Cost         $1,020
Estimated Total Cost      $3,080

 

Pricing Structure 3-6 Passengers 7-14 Passengers 15+ Passengers
Standard $1,275/person $1,145/person $1,020/person
With Bike Rental $1,725/person $1,550/person $1,380/person

 

Ride Data

Day Start Location (alt.) End Location (alt.) Distance Gain Loss Highest Elevation
1 Kundolen (m) Gedmish Waterfall (m) 35 km
2 Gedmish Waterfall (m) Juli Su (m) 35 km
3 Juli Su (m) Taurnauz Village (m) 35 km
4 Taurnauz Village (m) El Tebu (1,432m) 50 km
5 El Tebu (1,432m) Upper Balkaria (1,179m) 35 km
6 Upper Balkaria (1,179m) Tashli Tala Village (m) 35 km

 

* Except for travel days, meals and unlimited water are included in the expense of this tour package.

**Tips are expected for guide/translator (represents additional expense to tourists – approximately $10/day.)

***Tips for drivers are servers are appropriate according to the quality of service provided.

 

Contact us for more information on our Tour de Kavkaz Adventure.

 

 


 

Adventure Training Videos

 

Visit any link below to watch and learn various aspects of any of our multi-day tours.

 

What to Expect – The Basics

Security and Travel Safety

North Caucasus Weather

North Caucasus Cultural Introduction

Intercultural Competency


 

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