Karelia, the bewitched region in the north-west of Russia, close to the border to Finland. The wild Nordic nature has it‘s very own charm, which will touch you deeply.
Already during the shuttle from St. Petersburg to Karjala Park, the tensions of the daily business will loose and during our traditional dinner around the fireplace in our Sami tent, you will get ready for an exciting touring week.
We will go on a 5 day round tour with our BMW F 800 GS bikes. We will have overnight stays in Sortavala, Syamozero, Medvezhegorsk and, as the highlight, on Kizhi Island. On our way to the „Russian Mekka“ of wooden churches on Kizhi Island, you will experience the variety and the power of the Nordic nature.
We will ride through dark green forests, will pass deserted and lively villages, we will experience the great hospitality of the people, learn about the local cuisine, discover the small differences between a Russian banja (sauna) and a Karelian black banja, we will listen to some fairy tales and all the hassle from our daily business will be fare away.
The tracks can be adjusted concerning the group. Easy riding on asphalt and moderate gravel roads is possible, for those who want to have it more dirty, we can reduce the asphalt and get you deep into the woods.
We will be coming back by boat to our bungalows at the Karjala Park. And for the last day, we will get a different look into the Karelian nature - we will go on a rafting tour on one of the rivers.
We can promise an intensive experience of riding and nature in a breathtaking landscape - don‘t miss it. You will come home bewitched!
Riding days: from 5 + 1 (Rafting)
Rental bikes: BMW F 800 GS
Distance: approx. 750 km
Offroad: from 0% to 98%
Start/end: St. Petersburg, Russia
Group size: max 6 per Tourguide
Accommodation: Bungalow, Lodge
Price: from 3.900,00* €
Required: Full safety gear, valid drivers license, Health insurance, Visa
*Price can vary due to exchange rate adjustments.
The price is calculated for 6 participants.
The tour is possible from mid May to mid September. We are flexible and fix the planing following your ideas.
From end of July to mid of August, this tour is double magic: We can ride in the famose white nights and enjoy the midnight sun!
This tour can be adjusted to your needs. From easy, relaxed onroad riding all the way to hardcore offroad trails - everything is possible in Karelia.
We plan the tour for you - you can ride it alone with us or with a group of your friends - it's all up to you.
In addition we can add riders trainings on/offroad directly at our location in Karelia. Always by certified BMW Motorrad Instructors,