Lake Baikal Western Shore - Escorted Cycling

Lake Baikal lies only seventy kilometres from the Siberian city of Irkutsk and holds a fifth of the world’s fresh water. You are driven by 4WD vehicle (such as used in Russian army) to Aya Bay, where you start cycling. You then take the ferry across the channel to Olkhon island. Here you will experience the magnificent beauty of the Lake. You will see the lifestyle of the native Buryat people and admire the famous Olkhon sunsets. Olkhon island has the best terrain and roads for mountain biking in the area. After two days on the island you travel back to the mainland and continue cycling up north. On the morning of the last day of the tour you are driven back to Irkutsk.

Departures: Daily from early June to early September
Price: Double Room: Hotel: POA / Homestay: $POA. Minimum 2 persons. Price is lower for 3 and 4 persons.
Single Room: Minimum of 2 persons required. Maximum 4 persons. Price is less with 3 or 4
Grade: This in an easy cycling tour with a total distance of 120km (about 40km per day)

• 2 nights hotel / homestay
• accommodation in Irkutsk
• breakfast in Irkutsk
• all meals whilst camping

• all camping equipment
• guide
• back up vehicle
• all transfers
Day 1: Day 1: Arrive Irkutsk. Met and transfered to accommodation. 3-hour walking city tour with one museum entry Day 2: Drive by jeep to Aya Bay and Maloe More (Small Sea). About 250 km from Irkutsk. Start Of Cycling northward along the coast line. Overnight in tent.Day 3: Ferry to Olkhon Island. Cycle our route on island. Overnight in tent Day 4: On Olkhon Island Day 5: Back to mainland. Cycle northward along the lake shore. Overnight in tent Day 6: Drive back to Irkutsk in jeep via villages of Elanzy and Ust-Orda. Accommodation in Irkutsk Day 7: End of tour. Transfer to eitehr station or airport.

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