Cycling to Staraya Russa - 185 km
Our day starts with a short bus transfer to Spasskaya Polist from where the nice quiet road starts along the Volkhov River to Great Novgorod,one of Russia's oldest and most historic cities. The historic Monuments of Novgorod and the surroundings are part of the World Heritage Site which includes the Novgorod Kremlin with the XI-century St. Sophia Cathedral and the Millennium of Russia monument. After a short stop in Novgorod we continue to Staraya Russa, another old Russian town which was the home of Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky who wrote the novels ‘The Brothers Karamazov’ and ‘The Possessed’. This is infact our longest day of cycling and although it will be tough as we will be on our bikes for a long period of time, it is one of the flatter days that we will experience on our challenge.
Meals: B,L,D Accom: Hotel