The Trans Baikal, also known as the Baikal Bike Trophy
With some 10,000m of climbing in total, this rugged network of trails is without a doubt one of Russia’s most scenic mountain biking destinations. You’ll pass through
extraordinarily diverse landscapes, from sand dunes and open steppe to verdant taiga forest, rocks and gorges, all within the World Heritage listed Baikal National Park.
Baikal Bike Trophy event takes place every year in August on Olkhon Island – the largest island of the world’s deepest, largest and oldest freshwater Lake Baikal. The race is held over 6 days and includes a time-trial prologue of nearly 30 km and XCM races from 60 to 90,5 km, with nutrition and drink points, technical assistance provided. With some 7000 m of climbing, its massive and, probably, Russia’s most scenic cycling route, the Baikal Bike Trophy race around the Olkhon Island traverses through the land sections of various landscapes – from sand dunes and steppe with taiga-woods to rocks and gorges – in the premises of Baikal National Park accessible to the public for mountain biking. The climbs are not that high, although still reaching more than 1,000 meters, and are in some places a bit steep, often making for more spectacular racing. Every year the organizers do their best to deliver an unforgettable mountain bike and Siberian travel experience in the Baikal stunning environment. It has become a tradition that the riders and supporters in the Baikal Bike Trophy Race plant fir and cedar tree seedlings to help the island’s unique environment, every evening during the race events they hold briefings and lectures on nutrition, training and bike technology to provide insider ‘Baikal-specific’ knowledge, the video hot during each day of the race is shown, local folk lore entertainment is arranged, as well as camp fire that bringing together people of different nationalities provides for great opportunities of intercultural exchanges.
Entry pp R29000 to / USD: $2885
In order to make sure our guests have the best possible experience, we are proud to offer you the best available accommodation in this remote area of lake Baikal. You have an option to choose lower level of accommodation, which will reduce the price somewhat.Enter Now