Moscow Bike TOur
Fun. Fit. Flexible.
- Find adventure at every turn
- Take pride in covering Moscow in record time
- Enjoy the icons in style
- Explore off the beaten path routes of Moscow
- Expert commentary as you travel around the city
- Test your nerve, driving on crazy Russian roads
- Get an Endorphin Rush
- Savour delicacies from different regions of Russia in a traditional restaurant
Only in Moscow for a short time and want to get the most out of the city and have fun? Then a 3-hour bike tour in Moscow is what you need! You won’t hear much about Russian history or become an expert on Russian art, but you will experience all the rest of Russian culture! This tour gives you a unique perspective of a little bit of everything in 3 or 5 hours: must-see tourist sights, local hangouts, Russian food, a glimpse of the modern Moscow life, amazing photo opportunities, a bit of Russian history, and a lot of fun!
This is a great opportunity to cut the usual all day tour down to only 3 or 5 hours and get the most out of the city while having fun and being fit in the greatest locations around Moscow!
A bike trip is sure to capture your heart. It enables you to see the heart of Moscow within the Boulevard Ring and to explore some non-touristic areas of the city, to get an image of the city centre and to work out at the same time.
Our tours differ and depend on whether you are interested in city scenery or nature-like landscape. A variety of places in Moscow are great for riding a bike: these are large parks, yards with old mansions, and historical streets in the centre.
Let’s see what’s waiting for you!
Here are 4 suggested itineraries for a 3-hour tour:.
Moscow Bike Route #1
St. Basil's Cathedral, GUM, Kazan Cathedral, State Historical Museum and Lenin's Mausoleum
Revolution Square and Theatrical Square
Bolshoy Theatre, Metropol Hotel, Chinese Wall, State Duma of Moscow
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, fountains, the Grotto, Central Exhibition center, Kutafya tower, Kremlin wall and towers
Historic City Center
Tverskaya street with its beautiful historical architecture, China town (Kitai-gorod), an old historical area of Moscow
Beautiful City bridge leading to Gorky Park with scenic views of Christ the Savior cathedral and the Moscow River. Explore all the beauties riding a bike along the riverside pathways.
Peaceful Crimean embankment is one of the quietest area of Moscow city with painters' works at the Vernisage, close proximity to new Tretyakov Gallery and good views of Christ the Savior Cathedral, Peter the Great monument and the Crimean bridge.
- + (for 5-hour tour)
Delicious lunch at a café/restaurant
Arbat street + Stalin Skyscraper
The Arbat has existed since at least the 15th century and is proud of being the oldest surviving street of the Russian capital. Nowadays, it is now an entertainment and event mecca for Muscovites and tourists alike.
Get thrilled with 142 metres Obelisk and Victory Park museum, which is an open-air museum dedicated to the Russian victory of 1945, built in 1995 to celebrate 50 years of victory
Moscow Bike Route #2
Pyatnitskaya street - the Tretyakov Gallery - Luzhkov Bridge - the Cathedral of Christ the Savior - the Gogolevsky Boulevard - the Nikitsky Boulevard - the Tverskoy boulevard - Teatralnaya street - the Bolshoi Theatre – the Kitai - Gorod - Red Square and GUM store - the Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge
This route is the best one if you want to see the heart of Moscow. It goes right through the major places of interest and touches upon the most exciting and vibrant areas of Moscow such as part of the Boulevard Ring, which is absolutely loved by everyone.
Cozy streets of Zamoskvorechye will never leave you indifferent. This district has a long and vivid history and is full of old baroque houses along with Stalinist buildings. It includes three theatres, three museums and sixteen churches.
Back in the 18th century Zamoskvorechye was known as a quiet, country-like land of single-storey houses and conservative businessmen. It remained country-like and is much more filled with business than before, as this area is just right in the city centre.
- what was previously on the site of the Novokuznetskaya metro-station;
- names of four abandoned metro stations and how to find these stations;
- what is the oldest bridge among all the bridges in Moscow;
- how old was Pavel Tretyakov when he decided to collect paintings, that are now exhibited in the Tretyakov gallery;
- what does the real form of the Boulevard Ring in Moscow look like;
- what tricks did the Russian government used to save the houses and buildings from bombing during the World War II;
- what unofficial name the Bolshoi Moskvoretsky bridge has
Moscow Bike Route #3
View over the Kremlin - The Luzhkov Bridge – The Strelka Institute – The Muzeon Park – The Gorky Park – Neskuchny Garden – Sparrow Hills – The Luzhniki Stadium - Novodevichy Convent – The Arbat Street – The Gogolevsky boulevard - The Cathedral of Christ the Savior – The Bolotnaya Square
This route includes the most popular city-sights and goes along the Moskva-River. It starts with an observation point, from which you may enjoy the view over the Kremlin, and covers all the most beautiful green areas of Moscow. Historical sites are included into the route so you can feel the historical vibes of ancient Moscow.
- where is hidden an island Moscow;
- where in Moscow you can get printed music of the most sweet masterpieces like “Chocolate waltz” and “Cake-gallop” along with a box of chocolates of the 18th century;
- why the Luzhkov bridge is also called “the bridge of kisses”;
- the place where the famous Olympic symbol – the Olympic Bear of the Olympics-1980 was flown from;
- the stage where Rolling Stones and Madonna performed when they came to Moscow;
- why the Krymsky bridge was Stalin’s favourite bridge and what musical instrument it represents;
- where living statues in Moscow could be found in 1740s;
- myths and legends about inhabitants of the main building of Moscow State University;
- story about why Sparrow Hills were called that way;
- how Napoleon was cheated when he was going to burn down the Novodevichy convent;
- what was supposed to be on the site where the Cathedral of Christ the Savior is now;
- why Moscow was nearly burnt down in the 15th century and which role the Arbat street played in it.
Moscow Bike Route #4
Starting with wide area of the VDNKh, you are to learn interesting and fun facts about this spectacular part of Moscow.
- where is a hidden the secret bunker under Moscow (and no, it’s not a famous Bunker 42 everybody knows about;
- why the number of golden statues at the fountain is more than the number of Soviet republics, although it is said to correspond them;
- why one of the Stalin statues was called “matryoshka” (Russian doll);
- what was Picasso’s favourite statue at the exhibition in Paris in 1937.
- the world’s first light-music fountain that was built in 1950-1954;
- pavilions that symbolize Soviet republics;
- the Botanic garden which is twice as big as the Principality of Monaco;
- the largest green-house in Europe (for the opening day in 1945);
- English garden at the Ostankino mansion;
- Ostankino Tower, one of the tallest structures in Europe;
- the most beautiful flowers in hidden places of the parks.
Biking through VDNKh, Botanic garden and the territory of the Ostankino park will definitely be appreciated by nature-lovers and all those who are keen on speed, who knows no limits and want to explore off the beaten path of Moscow.
We can customize your bike adventure to meet your individual interests.
Our bicycle tour in Moscow gives you a chance to have a spectacular ride with wonderful photo opportunities and an unforgettable cultural experience!
|Extra costs (per person):||
(150-1500 rub, depending on your preferences)
|Meet up & End location:||lobby of your hotel|
|Start time:||any time|
|Extra hours:||If you are having a good time and want your tour last a little bit longer, you are welcome to do that. Please note: You will be charged 20 USD per extra hour|
|Tipping suggestions:||If you feel like you had a good experience, your guide would appreciate a tip. It's not mandatory. It's your decision whether you want to give your guide a tip.|
What you get:
- + A friend in Moscow
- + Private & customized tour
- + An exciting tour, not just boring history lessons
- + An authentic experience of local life
- + Flexibility during the tour: changes can be made at any time to suit individual preferences
- + Amazing deals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the very best cafes & restaurants. Discounts on weekdays (Mon-Fri)
- + A photo session amongst spectacular Moscow scenery that can be treasured for a lifetime
- + Good value for souvenirs, taxis, and hotels
- + Expert advice on what to do, where to go, and how to make the most of your time in Moscow
*This tour can be modified to meet your preferences
- I couldn’t imagine we would cover THAT much on our bike tour. It was fantastic experience! Angie is awesome
Elmira, Berlin, Germany, Dec 04, 2015
- Great time with Monika in center of Moscow...would repeat again Thanks
Eduardo Canovas, USA, Oct 11, 2014