Take a trip through Moscow’s bohemian district, filled with modern art and hipster culture.
- Cycle around Moscow’s beautiful green spaces as they come into full bloom over the summer months.
- Tick some of the city’s cultural big-hitters off your to-do list, such as the Kremlin, Gorky Park, and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
- Explore the hidden treasures of Museon Park and discover forgotten monuments to the former USSR at every turn.
- Visit one of our favourite markets and try some Russian delicacies with us.
- Get away from the tourist crowds and experience famous landmarks and secret hotspots from a different perspective, and keep active in the process!
Biking Tour of Moscow
Join us for a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon of cycling around the green heart of Moscow. See some of the city’s most famous sights but also some of her quirky hidden gems too, such as Museon Park with its many statues of Stalin and former Russian leaders. Your local guide leads you to some of their favourite places to relax in the city, and we hit a local market to try some truly authentic Russian snacks. With picturesque green spaces, pretty panoramas, and tasty snacks, we can’t think of a better way to spend four hours in the city!
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
- Full Itinerary
Hop on your bicycles for a smooth ride through the streets and parks of marvellous Moscow! We begin by passing the vibrant Museon Park, which bills itself as an ‘open air museum,’ filled 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 glide along the river embankment and across Patriarch Bridge, which we think holds the key to the best views in the city. We 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 head 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 reach Prechistinka Street, where we uncover more Soviet secrets. We talk about famous Soviet sculptors and architects and see for ourselves some beautiful examples of the art nouveau style.
Next, we head to Maiden Field, a residential quarter, where we learn about everyday life for modern-day Muscovites.
If you’re feeling peckish, don’t despair, because our next stop is at a delightful food market called Usachevsky (Усачевский). Here, we take a lunch break and try some traditional Russian dishes from porridge to vegetable and meat dishes. We also offer you a tasty and refreshing fruit drink that the locals go crazy for, made with wild red berries.
After lunch, our bikes 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 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 four hours, mostly riding on a flat bike road approximately 10 kilometres 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!
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 this Urban Adventure, you are in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. See you at the starting 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 is calm with frequent stops on the way to explore the neighbourhoods.
Closure of sites: Site closures are extremely rare, but if it occurs, we find a substitute location instead.
Child policy: Travellers under 12 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.
We can accommodate vegetarians and some other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests. You can do so in the ‘Additional information’ box at checkout, or by emailing us at [email protected].