Russian Cycle Touring Club

Russian Cycle Touring Club

Russian Cycle Touring Club (RCTC) is a non-profit social organization which provides an array of tours and services for cyclists interested in riding Russia. With a mission to promote cycling in Russia throughout the world, they can help you whether your interest is road cycling, family cycling, or extreme cycling. Several fully supported trips are proveded each year, and self-guided tours are also available. From April through October, RCTC provides weekend bike rides along scenic roads in the countryside near Moscow. RCTC can also help you with: custom tours, information on routes, interpreters, visa support and finding cycling partners. In addition, you can go on an exchange visits where you stay at homes of RCTC members and join in on bicycle tours. As they say on their website, this is probably the most interesting and the least expensive way to travel. RCTC is a full member of the European Cyclists Federation since 2004.

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2 Reviews

  1. Mark Criswell, San Diego, CA-Reply
    November 16, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    I’ve been on 2 tours with RCTC – Moscow to Saint Petersburg and the Golden Ring tour. These tours are organized by cycling enthusiasts in the club, many of whom are college professors. They offer you the chance to see the “real Russia” by traveling through small villages and towns. The sights and people that were encountered along the way were truly memorable. All levels of riders seemed to fit in and we averaged 40-50 miles per day. The group sometimes met up with cycling clubs in cities along the route. Visits to key museums and sights were included, and local guides were provided when necessary. Accommodations and food were basic, and conditions often required flexibility. That’s part of the adventure of traveling in Russia. RCTC offers a unique way to cycle in Russia and provides it at a very good value.

  2. Vivienne Henderson, Queenstown, New Zealand-Reply
    November 16, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    In Aug 2014 my husband and I set off for Russia to do the Golden Ring followed by the Moscow to St Petersburg bike tours with the RCTC. I have to say as the time got closer, I felt more and more nervous considering the unrest that had started in the Ukraine. But my fears we unfounded. I also had some concern that I was paying a large sum of money to someone in Russia who I really had no credentials for!!!! But…it was a magnificent trip from beginning to end. The hotels, the food, transportation, guides….everything was way beyond my expectations. The riding was easy, mind you, we were riding a tandem we took with us. I would recommend this trip to anyone and wish more people would visit Russia and not be afraid of going there. Moscow and St Petersburg are just like any other European city, St Petersburg especially