Total tour distance: 200 miles
Daily tour distance: 40 miles
Difficulty: 30 / 100
Bicycle tour is in the pearl of Russian north nature - Karelia. The route goes from lake to lake Ladoga (Ladozhskoe), the biggest lake in Europe, to Onego (Onezhskoe), the second biggest. You will visit the world famous Kizhi (UNESCO World Heritage) and Valaam islands, Kivach waterfall, marble quarry in Ruskeala, Ladoga skerries, Sortavala.
The tour starts in St. Petersburg and ends in Petrozavodsk. You may take a train from where to St. Petersburg or Moscow.
Cycling part starts in Sortavala and ends in Petrozavodsk, the capital of Karelia. We will cycle along the famous "Blue Highway" tourist route, which runs from Atlantic coast to Karelia. Most roads along the route do not have heavy traffic and are paved with asphalt.
We stay in nice hotels (double/twin or single accommodation with private bathroom).
Visit Russian Cycle Touring Club website
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