Biking tour along the White Sea Coast Kola Peninsula Biking tour along the White Sea on Kola Peninsula
Biking tour along the White Sea Coast Kola Peninsula Biking tour along the White Sea with guide!
Biking tour along the White Sea Coast Kola Peninsula Biking tour along the White Sea with luggage transport
Biking tour along the White Sea Coast Kola Peninsula Biking tour along the White Sea including prepared meals
Biking tour along the White Sea Coast Kola Peninsula Biking tour along the White Sea including accommodations tents or cottages
Biking tour along the White Sea Coast Kola Peninsula Biking tour along the White Sea Culture
Biking tour along the White Sea Coast Kola Peninsula Biking tour along the White Sea Tast pure nature on Kola Peninsula

Biking tour along the White Sea Coast

This biking tour is for the adventurous cyclists who want to enjoy the northern nature and culture. The biking tour follows the old road from village Umba along several fishing villages to the pearl fisher"s village called Varzuga, situated on the river Varzuga, 140 km from Umba. This is also the length of the tour. You will get acquainted with the life of the Pomeranians; the fishing Saami with their own fishing culture of southern Lapland. You can try the famous White Sea herring, specially cooked the traditional way in a pan in its own juice. During biking tour you will visit the historical museum in Umba, outdoor museum of fishermen Saami, the chapel of the unknown monk and beautiful Uspenskaya stave church in Varzuga. Accommodation is in tents along the White Sea Coast, cottages and guest houses in villages Umba and Varzuga. The luggage is transported by car and you will be accompanied by a guide on a bike. During the biking tour all meals are included.
We can meet you at any airport or railway station in Russia as well as in Finland or Norway. By your request we help you to choose the best and suitable way to come to us.

Welcome to Kola Peninsula under de non-setting sun!

Biking tour along the White Sea Coast itinerary:

Day 1. Start from Murmansk, or from Finnish territory or arrive in Kandalaksha by train. Kandalaksha is the most south city behind the Polar Circle. A guide will pick you up and drive by an off-road vehicle to the remote village named Umba on the White Sea shore. Free time to adjust bicycle or look arround or fish in Umba river. In the evening sauna, dinner and overnight in a country wooden house.

Day 2. After breakfast we start biking via asfalt road in direction of Varzuga. After 10 km on a forest road along the coast of the White Sea to an Pomor open air museum. Lunch in open air at museum. After we continue biking via plentiful nature of the White sea. In the evening we have a campfire dinner and overnight in tents close to the mouth of Olenitsa Spring on the sea shore. Biking distance: 10 km asphalt, 60 km of forest road.

Day 3. After breakfast we bike to Kashkarantsy - one of old Pomor villages. After we take a field road leading along the sea shore and being amazing beautiful. On the shore there is a Chapel of the "Unknown Monk" the story of whom comes from the XIII century. Lunch at the sea. Later we reach Amethyst rock on the Cape Ship; a long cape coming deeply to the sea. It consists of Amethyst rock and we can easily find there, as they say, Amethyst brushes; crystals of Amethyst growing on the rock. For overnight we stay in wooden houses in wilderness. Sauna. Campfire dinner. Biking distance: 60 km of forest road.

Day 4. After breakfast we continue our trip and bike on the bottom of the sea along the ebb-tide. Then we will take a shore road and came to the amazing beautiful area of sandy dunes and pine trees. Wilderness lunch in the pine dunes. After lunch we bike on a forest road leading to a gravel road ended in Varzuga village. Varzuga village is the earliest settlement on the Tersky Coast of the White Sea with a famous functioning Orthodox church, build in 1674 without any single iron nail. Sauna, dinner. Overnight in a country wooden house. Biking distance: about 35 km.

Day 5. After breakfast we will visit the oldest wooden church (1674) of the Kola Peninsula. Then we take a hike to watch the village walking among old wooden houses. We will be brought by boat to another side of Varzuga River and walking on wooden pavements between small cosy houses. We will make a hike to a very special place - Magic Springs in a dense forest. After lunch in the country house we follow the main red sand road biking to the wilderness camp on the sea shore. Sauna, campfire dinner. Overnight in the houses. Biking distance: about 20 km.

Day 6. Breakfast. The off-road vehicle brings us back to Kandalaksha city. From Kandalaksha you can go to Murmansk by bus, taxi or train, to Saint-Petersburg or Moscow by train, or to Finland by bus or using our transport services.

Biking tour along the White Sea Coast details

Accommodation:
  • 3 nights in wooden houses
  • 1 night in tent in wilderness
Level:The participant must have experience in long distances biking in hilly and sandy areas and must have a good condition. Knowledge about repairing bicycle on the route is preferable.
Group size:2-11 persons (international participation possible)
Duration:6 days
Dates: On request from 15th of June to 15th of September.
Price: Prices on request.
Price includes:Accommodation, mentioned meals, transfer by off-road vehicle from/to Kandalaksha city, luggage transport, experienced local guide and English interpreter, visa invitation, medical rescue insurance which includes helicopter evacuation in emergency case.
Documents: Het paspoort moet minimaal 6 maanden geldig zijn na terugkomst. Voor toeristen uit Nederland is een Russisch visum vereist. Voor meer informatie raadpleeg de website van het Russische consulaat in Den Haag. Na boeking sturen wij je de benodigde toeristische uitnodiging.
Insurance:
  • De deelnemer moet beschikken over een ziektekostenverzekering die op zijn minst het Europese deel van de Russische Federatie dekt.
  • This biking tour along the White Sea Coast can be extended with the following optionals:
    • ATB Bikes: EUR 15,-- per day
    • Moermansk stad en regio:
      • Tickets voor musea en museumexcursies kosten tussen RUB 25, - en RUB 400, - per persoon.
      • Toegangsbewijs voor een excursie aan een Nucleaire ijsbreker in de Russische taal: RUR 150 pp. Individuele excursies in het Engels kan door ons worden geregeld.
      • Stadsexcursies in de Heldenstad van het noorden; Moermansk.
      • Excursie naar een Saami-nederzetting.
      • Dagtrip naar het dorp Teriberka en de Barentszee kust.
      • Trip naar een Husky Farm.
      • Dagtrip naar de hoofdstad van de Saami: Lovozero.
    • Train/plane/bus tickets in or outside Russian Federation.
    • Transfers from/to KuusamoIvalo/Rovaniemi and Kirkenes airports.
    Route biking tour on Kola Peninsula

    Biking tour specifications / statistics

    Total length:155 kmLargest daily cycling distance:60 km
    Asphalt roads:10 kmAverage daily cycling distance:52 km
    Unpaved roads:145 kmLowest point of the route:0 meter
    Smallest daily cycling distance:35 kmHighest point of the route:150 meter
    Amount of active cycling days:3 days  

    Cycling/biking tours overview