KARELIA | OFF-ROAD TOUR TO RUSSIA... RUSSIA'S KARELIA!
Back to 60's and an adventure to an Off-Road Paradise! Experience 60's on this offroad adventure to the east! The border between Finland and Russia's Karelia is also a 'time border'. When you drive into Karelian villages you realize fast, that nothing much has happened in last 60 years. The biggest change is that there are now fewer people than in 50's. And the roads here, they are bad, terrible and most of them impossible for street bikers... but off-road bikers love them. And we drive also roads that do not exist! This part of Karelia has also a very small population, so in practice, you see other people only in villages!
On your Karelia-adventure, you will see and experience among other things... a tent sauna in Joensuu! A lot of empty space with muddy dirt roads and more wilderness with fun tracks. Naturally, you will be familiar with Russian national drinks; Vodka & Shampanskoe! As well you know what is Borch and Seljanka when you fly home. You will experience civilization in Medvezhyegorsk, the 15000 inhabitants Metropol on Murmansk Highway and Petrozavodsk, Karelia’s Paris on the same highway! You will experience also Kudama-Guma and other place from which most of the people have never heard… and will never hear!
° SOME BASIC FACTS of KARELIA OFF ROAD ADVENTURE °
THE PRICE INCLUDES
THE PRICE INCLUDES
° Professional PeterPanBike OffRoad Tour leader
° Professional mechanic & spear part service
° Nights 1 and 8 we have an own house near the lake with 2 saunas!
° Nights 2,3 and 5-6 in the tent in the middle of the wilderness!
° Night 4 in a Karelian wooden cottage and night 5 in a good hotel!
° Full board. All meals are included the price on driving days! On arrival day dinner and departure day breakfast!
° Water & Vodka with meals... Vodka only with dinner :]
° Motorcycle, KTM offroad bikes & Fuel
° FlyingFox... our 4x4 pick-up which is carrying all we need in the wilderness
NOT IN THE PRICE
NOT IN THE PRICE
° Flights from / to Joensuu
° Personal insurance
° Personal expenses... and not much to buy on this tour on the route!
° INSURANCE - for all our OffRoad Adventures you need a personal insurance. If you do not have, from here you can have a good one https://www.ihi.com/
° Max. 8 bikes + 1 tour leader
° 2 places in the car = you can also share your bike with a friend if you do not want to ride all the time!
ROADS ON TOUR
ROADS ON TOUR
On this adventure, you see asphalt from Joensuu to the border and back. On the rest of the tour, it is a very rare phenomenon! And depending on the weather, the smallest tracks can be interesting or very interesting :] ... but do not worry too much, we have always also a plan b.
Nevertheless, this is not good for the first off-road tour. You must have some Off Road experience! This is a moderate adventure!
On 4 reindeer tours we are driving with allroad- or offroad bikes! The days can be short in kilometers but long in hours depending on the weather-, road and track conditions! On this tour there is no Hilton or Marriot, you sleep 4 nights in a real bed and 4 nights in a tent!
And on this adventure you can drive pretty much your own speed. The 4x4 is always the last! And if something happens, you can always count on that, that you will get help!
° ALSO GOOD TO KNOW °
° SWIM - If you can swim, it's a good thing! But on this adventure there are not any big river crossings :]
° START / END OF TRAVEL - This off-road adventure starts and ends from Joensuu - Finland!
° TO/FROM JOENSUU | AIR - Finnair is flying several times a day to/from European capitals. There are also several straight daily flights from Asia and North-America. From the Middle East, Finnair's partner airline Qatar Airways is coming up here daily from Doha!
° TO/FROM FINLAND | SEA - If you are coming with your car from Europa, Viking Line's and Tallink Silja's huge ferries are sailing daily from Sweden and Estonia to Finland. Finnlines is sailing daily from Germany! From Helsinki it is a 5-hour drive to Joensuu. From Turku, it takes 7-hours to Joensuu!
° VISA - We all need a visa to Russia! We help you with that and give you detailed instructions on how to apply it!
° LANGUAGES - The tour is led in English! No need to learn Finnish or Russian for traveling with us. However, you might pick up a couple words of Finnish and Russian during the tour! :]
° ALLERGIES AND FOODS - If you have food allergies or special diets, please let us know before the tour starts! Normal vegetarian diet is no problem and we are pretty sure we find food for all other diets also!
° MORE FACTS - After booking you will get an info on all you need to know before. Also the date for the webinar of the tour! And on the welcome dinner, your tour leader is going through many basic facts of the tour!
° BIKES - You will drive this adventure with a KTM 250-450cc OffRoad bike!