Essentials

The Chuysky Trakt ride starts in Biysk on 5th of July, 2021.

Qualification is required.

Number of participants is limited to one hundred.

Registration fee is to be announced in January of 2021.

The registration takes place a day before the start, which is 4th July.

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration

The online registration will start in January 2021.

The pre-ride registration will take place near the place where the ride starts. We will share the details later.

How to get to Biysk?

It depends on where you come from.

If you come from Altay or neighbourhood such as Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, and Tomsk regions, the website of the Biysk bus station (no English translation, sorry) may be helpful, but we'd bet you already know the best way to get to Biysk from where you live.

Trains are convenient to travel to average distances. You can browse the schedules and buy tickets at the Russian Railways website; please note that Biysk is spelled as Biisk there. For your information, here is a quote from the rules: "Bicycles must be disassembled and packed, and then kept on the baggage shelves so they do not bother other passengers. The fare for each bicycle is as much as for 10 kg of baggage. You may also put your bicycle into the baggage compartment."

The airports nearest to Biysk are: Gorno-Altaysk (code RGK, 82 km from Biysk), Barnaul (BAX, 133 km), and Novokuznetsk (NOZ, 183 km); the nearest international airport that receives flights from Europe is Tolmachevo in Novosibirsk (OVB, about 350 km). For your information, Aeroflot takes bicycles with no additional charge. Please find details at the website of the airline.

The bus route no. 111E connects Tolmachevo with the Novosibirsk-Glavniy railway station and with the Novosibirsk bus station. The bus schedule is available at the website of the bus station (no English translation, sorry), the trains schedule—at the Russian Railways website; please note that Biysk is spelled as Biisk there.

And, finally, there is an special option. You may consider renting a car in Novosibirsk and making your way to Biysk via the R-256 highway, which is also known as Chuysky trakt.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any assistance with planning your travel.

On the back: The valley of Chuya River

The valley of Chuya River. Photo by Alexey Zyryanov