Cyclists for Cultural Exchange

Crimea 2020

  • Unique nature of the Crimea

  • Meeting with local people and getting acquainted with local culture

  • National parks of eastern Crimea

  • Palaces, wineries and mountains of south coast of Crimea

11 days

Cycling distance 380 km 


9–19 September 2020

Applications are closed, but you may request to be put on the waiting list.

Cost: $900 (double occupancy only)


  • Visa invitation

  • 10 nights accommodation
    (double/twin and dormitory) with breakfast
    (no single accommodation is available)

  • Dinners, except in Sevastopol
    (some dinners will be cooked by the group)

  • Buffet picnics on cycling days

  • SAG vehicle

  • Group transfers according to the itinerary

  • English-speaking cycling guide and mechanic

  • Guided excursions and entrance fees, see itinerary

Not included

  • Consulate fee for visa processing

  • Flight to/from Russia

  • Transportation to Anapa

  • Lunches on non-cycling days and dinners in Sevastopol

  • Medical and travel insurance (mandatory!)

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Bike rental ($100)

Contact the organizer Vladimir Filippov (

Itinerary (subject to change)
Day 1: Arrival at Anapa by train or plane.
Transfer to Taman. Visit Ethno Cossack complex Ataman.
Transfer to Geroevskoe.
Accommodation: Pansionat Druzhba.

Day 2: Cycle to Kurortnoe Kerch Fortress.
Unique salt lake Chokrak (Crimean dead sea).
Cycling km: 40. Elevation gain: 220 m
Accommodation: Pansionat Riviera 3.


Day 3: Cycle to Mysovoe
Karalarskiy National Park
 and Kazantip National Park.
Cycling km: 60 mostly unpaved. Elevation gain: 200 m

Accommodation:  Park Hotel Rio (to be confirmed)


Day 4: Cycle to Feodosia. Visit Aivazovsky Gallery.
Visit Genoese Fortress. Meet with local cycling club.
Cycling km: 70 (40 unpaved). Elevation gain: 200 m

Accommodation: Hostel Marakesh.


Day 5: Transfer to Bahchisarai (150 km).
Cycle to Eski-Kermen Khan Palace. Visit Eski-Kermen cave town.
Cycling km: 25. Elevation gain: 150 m

Accommodation: Eco Usadba EskiKermen.


Day 6: Cycle to Sevastopol.
Visit Gold Balka winery and Mount Sapun.
Cycling km: 40 (5 km unpaved). Elevation gain: 500 m

Accommodation: Hotel Sport.


Day 7: Sevastopol city tour.
Visit ancient Greek colony at Chersonesus.
Panorama painting “The Siege of Sevastopol”

Accommodation: Hotel Sport.


Day 8: Cycle to Simeiz. Baydar Gate pass.
Visit the Church of Christ's Resurrection
Cycling km: 65. Elevation gain: 1030 m

Accommodation: Hostel Simeiz.


Day 9: Cycle to Yalta.
Visit Vorontsov Palace in Alupka.
Visit Massandra winery and Livadia Palace.
Cycling km: 30. Elevation gain: 350 m

Accommodation: Hostel Boroda.


Day 10: Cycle to Alushta Chekhov museum.
Visit Au-Dag mount. Meet with locals.
Cycling km: 50. Elevation gain: 900 m

Accommodation: TBA.


Day 11: Group transfer to Simferopol or Anapa.