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Elbrus Mountain Hiking Tour with Moscow

Overview

Embark on a spectacular outdoor experience combining the culture of Moscow with scenic nature trails and hikes. Spend a few days soaking in the sights of Moscow before flying to one of Russia’s best hiking spots, the Elbrus Mountain in the Caucasus. If you love the great outdoors and are looking for a unique experience that includes plenty of outdoor activities along with a trip to Moscow, then look no further. As part of this 8-day experience you will be guided through several beautiful walking trails and hiking destinations around the Elbrus Mountain, embark on a cycling tour around Moscow, and see the Trinity-Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad.

  • Cycling tour around Moscow

  • Visiting the Botanical garden at the Russian Academy of Sciences

  • St.Sergius Lavra

  • Hiking around Wondiga River and Torbeevskoye Lake

  • Hiking around the Irikchat Gorge

  • Hiking up the Elbrus Mountain

  • Walking tour to the Girlish Braids waterfall

Itinerary

Moscow

Russia’s official capital, Moscow, is the political and religious heart of the country. The city has the highest density of billionaires, is the world’s most populated inland city and boasts six out of Europe’s ten tallest buildings. It continues to be a major tourist destination in Europe growing year on year with famous attractions including Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral, and the Kremlin.

Day 1

Arrival in Moscow

On arrival in Moscow, you will meet your guide who will take you to your hotel ready for check-in.

  • Arrival Transfer

  • Free Time

  • Optional excursions

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 2

Cycling experience around Moscow

You will spend your first day in the Russian capital of Moscow, where you will embark on a spectacular cycling tour that takes in the many sites of this bustling metropolis.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Cycling tour of Moscow

  • Moscow Kremlin

  • Christ the Saviour Cathedral

  • Luzhniki Olympic complex

  • VDNKh

  • Botanical Gardens

  • Free Time

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 3

Nature hike to Gremyachy Klyuch via Sergiev Posad

After breakfast, you will meet your guide in the hotel lobby for the journey to Sergiev Posad.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Transfer

  • Nature hike to Gremyachy Klyuch

  • Expert Guide

  • Trinity-Sergius Lavra

  • Stroll along the Wondiga River and Torbeevskoye Lake

  • Food & Drink Experience

  • Gremyachiy Klyuch waterfall

  • Beautiful wooden temples

Travel to

Elbrus region

Located in the western part of the Caucasus Mountains in Southern Russia’s Kabardino-Balkaria republic, the Elbrus region is known for its awe-inspiring landscapes and is dominated by the famous Mt Elbrus. Standing at 5,642m above sea level, Mt Elbrus is the highest peak in the Caucasus Mountains, the highest stratovolcano in Eurasia, and the tenth-most prominent peak in the world.

Day 4

Flight to the Elbrus region

You will spend the day travelling from Moscow to the remote reaches of the Elbrus region.

  • Breakfast

  • Flight to Mineralnye Vody

  • Expert Guide

  • Transfer

  • Free Time

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

  • Departure Transfer

Day 5

Walking tour to the Girlish Braids Waterfall

After breakfast, you will meet your guide in the hotel lobby before beginning your day excursion to the Girlish Braids Waterfall.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Walking Tour

  • Expert Guide

  • Girlish Braids Waterfall

  • Terskol Peak

  • Hiking along the Serpentine road

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

Day 6

Excursion to Elbrus Mountain

Today you will embark on a spectacular excursion to the Elbrus Mountain.

  • Breakfast

  • Excursion to the Elbrus Mountain

  • Expert Guide

  • Azau Glade

  • Cable car to Gara-Bashi Station

  • Walk to Priyut 11 station

  • Walking Tour

Day 7

Hiking around the Irikchat Gorge

After breakfast, you will meet your guide in the hotel lobby for today’s excursion to Irikchat Gorge. Along the way, you will stop for a packed lunch.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Hiking around the Irikchat Gorge

  • Hiking by the Irik River valley

  • Baksan River

  • Free Time

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 8

Departure from Mineralnye Vody

After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel and meet your driver for the transfer to Mineralnye Vody airport for your flight back to Moscow.

  • Breakfast

  • Departure Transfer

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

Where you can stay

A hotel can be the make or break of any experience, and we understand that choosing the right hotel is important to our travellers. Check out our range of hotels ahead of time, and learn more about our standard 3-star options and the luxury 5-star upgrades that are available in the destinations you will be visiting.

Please note that the selection of hotels included here are examples of where you may stay on your tour, we will pick the best option for you based on your travel requirements.

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