Trans Siberian Railroad Adventure across Russia
This is a project we have been working on for over two years. The Trans Siberian Railroad has always been at the top of my bucket list. Simply put, I know very little about Russia, and I can’t wait to discover this incredible and mysterious country for myself.
We will be joined by our host, and Trans Siberian Railroad Challenge (#TransSibChallenge) organizer Yaroslav of Svoya Tropa.
The Trans Siberian Railroad is a network of railways connecting Moscow with the far east of Russian – and we will be exploring it all – connecting Moscow to Vladivostok (9960 Km) since 1916.
There are also connecting branch lines that travel into North Korea, Mongolia, and China.
In total, we will be traveling across 7 trains, 8 cities, and 21 Regions, in 25 days!
Here are the major stops along our Trans Siberian Railroad Route…
Trans Siberian Railroad Route Stops:
- St. Petersburg – We will arrive in Saint Petersburg during the day and walk around by night. I am looking forward to seeing the Savior on the Spilled Blood and the Peter and Paul Fortress.
- Moscow – From Saint Petersburg, we will take the night train to Moscow, the Capital of Russia. We will spend the day in Moscow, exploring the Red Square and St. Basil’s Cathedral.
- Kazan – In Kazan we will be taste testing Tatar cuisine and traveling deeper into Russia, which most tourists don’t visit.
- Ekaterinburg – Hiking, climbing and camping out with the Tochka 4×4 Team will be on the agenda here in Ekaterinburg.
- Novosibirsk – A day and night eating as much as possible in Novosibirsk is my goal.
- Krasnoyarsk – We will be back on the trails to hike within the National Park and see “Stolby” (“The Columns”) here.
- Ulan-Ude – We have tons of activities planned around Buryatia including the celebration on September 1st.
- Vladivostok – This is where we technically will end our trip, but we plan on trekking for another four days in the far east mountains to wrap things up.
Here is a very rough map of our Trans Siberian Railroad plan.
If you have any questions or suggestions for me I would love to hear them! Like I said before, I have never been to Russia before and I have no idea what to expect! Make sure you follow along with our Trans Siberian Railroad adventure via #TransSibChallenge!
Here we go!!