Moscow Cycling

The growth of bike renatl outlets and trails has been slow, but progress is being made and by the time you get there more will be in place.

here is a suggested cycle route incluidng paks and the Moscow River.

Route: From Muzeon embankment to Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy gory). Keep in mind that you will likely have to cycle back to your starting point.

The length of the route: Five kilometers each way (10 kilometers round trip)

Disclaimer: Unfortunately, taking bicycles on the Moscow Metro is not permitted. For this reason you will most likely have to rent a bike. Despite the fact that there is an excellent system of bike rentals organized by the city, it is recommended that you use private bike rentals. In order to use the city bike rental system one needs to speak Russian and have a Russian mobile phone number to register in the system - some of you may be able to meet these requirments. Also bikes offered by the city rental service are of one type and are much heavier and are not as comfortable as usual bikes.

Muzeon Park is the perfect place to start your bike travel.. If you can't get a bike at Muzeon, you can rent one at Gorky Park, across the street, where you can also find rickshaw and segway rentals. As soon as you get your bike you can ride along the embankment directly to Krymsky Bridge. However, if you have enough time we would recommend exploring Muzeon Park and riding between the jumping streams of the famous fountain installed on the embankment.

Muzeon's cycling trail will lead you under the bridge and bring you to a huge embankment. On your right you will see the Moscow River, on your left will be Gorky Park. You should be careful though, as the park lures visitors with numerous temptations. It will entice you with its sun loungers, hammocks and the smell of delicious food. Be strong, cycle your way along the embankment and make a plan to stop here on your way back to enjoy all of the amenities.

The cycling trail goes under the bridge of blue and green glass and takes you to the Pushkinskaya Embankment. This embankment goes along the magnificent and quiet park, that emerged here in the middle of the 18th century known as Neskuchny Garden. Nothing is more peaceful than the views of 200-year-old trees on your left and the flowing water of the river on your right.

The trail breaks off at the end of Neskuchny Garden at Novoandreevky Bridge. You will enter a private area where cars park and turn around. Be careful. About 300 meters later the Sparrow Hills area begins – you will see the hills, the cycling trail and the tower of the most famous Stalin-era skyscraper, the main building of Moscow State University.

We advise you to stop at Luzhniki Bridge and consider how much fuel you have left in your tank. If you feel like your body can go another 10 kilometers, cycle further along the Vorobyevskaya Embankment. Alternatively, you can cross the Luzhniki Bridge where the Vorobyevy Gory metro station is located and ride along the sunlit Luzhnetskaya Embankment (2.5 kilometers). We recommend that you cycle your way back along the same route as you came, as there are not many other cycling trails in the city yet.

 



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