Self-Sustained Journey To Pheterburg In The Car
Any plans to visit Baikal in the car? We have gathered valuable practical advice and feedback from travellers for 2015 that will help you organize a trip in summer 2016 and give you an idea of what you're waiting for on the road.
The ride to Baikal is always a little adventure, and if it starts from Moscow or St. Petersburg, it's a journey. By planning its route, it must be borne in mind that the legendary lake can be accessed from three nearby cities, Irkutsk, North Baikalska and Ulaan Udé.
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From Moscow to Baikal, the distance of more than 5,000 km (5,200-5,300 km depending on the route chosen). The bullet passes through the M-7-Volga and M-53-P255-Sybir through Lower Novgorod to Kazan, Ufu, Chelabinsk, Tumen, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk. The second option is from Moscow via Kirov to Ekaterinburg, Tumen, and on the same route. During this time, travelers will change five hours' belts.
From St. Petersburg
On a vehicle to Baikal from St. Petersburg, you can travel through Tivin (A114) to Vlogdu, further to Kirov, Catherineburg, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk. Distance is about 5,800 km. The second popular version of the route is M-10 to Moscow, from there, any route above.
Other Russian cities
From Ekaterinburgh to Baikal in the car, it is best to drive through the federal tracks P-351 through Tumen, P-402 on Ishim, Omsk and P-254, P-255 on Kemerovo and Krasnoyarsk. The distance to Irkutsk is about 3,500 km.
The Novosibirsk-Irkutsk area is about 1,850 km. The main track is P-255 on Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk.
From Krasnoyarsk, the distance to Irkutsk is almost 1,100 km, the main track M-53 (P-255). According to the 2015 travellers, the road is good, but repairs are under way.
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Road Baikal on feedback Travel in 2015
Given the distance and length of the journey, the correct technical condition of the vehicle should be checked. The main trouble is bad sections of the road, which are dangerous for suspensions and tyres. There's always a probability of small debris, so the spare parts and the cable must be taken with us.