Biking Tour along Southern shore of Lake Baikal – 5 days / 4 nights
The best time for this tour is from June until early September. Total bicycling distance is 120 km (about 40 km a day), nights in hostels or in tents. Good quality asphalt road, slanting low hills, so the whole route is easy to cycle. When passing through railway stations, tired riders can always get a lift by local trains, which are quite frequent. The route can be supplemented by a one or two-day trip into valleys of the Hamar-Daban mountain range, at the tourists' request.
Tourists get a local train from Irkutsk to town Sludyanka located at the southern termination of Lake Baikal. In the afternoon the group starts riding towards Ulan Ude. On the way riders will pass two marble quarries, small warm water lakes near Snezhnaya (Snow) River, beautiful mountain streams, thick Siberian taiga-forest, solitude beaches of Lake Baikal and many other natural attractions. In the evening of Day 4 the group takes the suburban train to Irkutsk. Arrival in Irkutsk the same night. Another option is one day cycling along the Old Baikal Railroad.
-Arrival in Irkutsk
-Transfer to hotel/homestay
-Walking city tour
-Excursion to 1 museum.
-Trip from Irkutsk to town Sludyanka by suburban train.
-Start of bicycling
-Overnight in tent / hostel
-Bicycling along the south-eastern cost of Lake Baikal