Hop on your bicycles; it’s going to be a smooth ride through the streets and parks of marvellous Moscow! We’ll begin by passing the vibrant Museon Park which bills itself as an ‘open air museum,’ full to the brim with unusual sculptures and relics of Russia’s eclectic past. Many of them date back to Soviet times, when propaganda was a powerful tool and sculpture was an effective weapon.
Next, we’ll glide along the river embankment and across Patriarch Bridge which we think holds the key to the best views in the city. We will linger here to admire and take photos of the panorama of Moscow river, the Kremlin walls/towers, St Basil Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great.
Balchug Island has a fascinating, if somewhat dark history and that’s where we’re heading to next to check out Red October, a former chocolate factory which has evolved into a trendy district buzzing with hip bars and art galleries.
Cycling by the Cathedral of Christ the Savior we will reach Prechistinka Street where we’ll uncover more Soviet secrets. We will talk about famous Soviet sculptors and architects and see for ourselves some beautiful examples of the art nouveau style.
Next we’ll head to Maiden Field, a residential quarter, where we will learn about everyday life for modern day Muscovites.
If you’re feeling peckish, don’t despair because our next stop will be at a delightful food market called Usachevsky (‘Усачевский’). Here we’ll take a lunch break and try some traditional Russian dishes from porridge to vegetable and meat dishes. We’ll also offer you a tasty and refreshing fruit drink that the locals go crazy for, made with wild red berries.
After lunch, our bikes will take us to the world-famous Gorky Park, a favourite location for leisure and relaxation for generations of Moscow residents. In the park itself we will stop several times to admire your surroundings and to give you an overview of this beautiful place and the many different activities it offers anyone with a bit of free time on their hands.
If you fancy it, a freshly made lemonade awaits you in Gorky Park as our bike adventure comes to an end. Before you go, don’t forget to tap up your local guide for more tips on what else to see, do and eat during your time in Moscow.
Please note: The tour lasts 4 hours and we will mostly be tackling a flat bike road approximately 10km in length. No special physical preparation is required. We suggest putting on some comfy clothes for cycling and comfy shoes. A bottle of water is a very good idea as well!
Inclusions: Local, English-speaking guide, standard bike rental, helmet and locker, one local dish and a drink at the market.
Exclusions: Additional food and drink, shopping/personal souvenirs, fees for additional bike inventory (if needed) and fee in case of bike damage during the tour, gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: We recommend that you wear comfortable sport-like clothes and shoes. In case of cold weather please bring a windbreaker or raincoat, or a hat if it’s very sunny.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Additional Information: This tour route is mainly through pedestrianised zones. Please follow the safety instructions provided by the guide so as not to disturb pedestrians. The pace of the ride will be calm with frequent stops on the way to explore the neighbourhoods.
Closure of sites: Site closures are extremely rare but if it occurs we will find a a substitute location instead.
Child Policy: Travellers under 12 years of age are not permitted to join this tour