Exciting 1200km route goes through the territory of Russian North-West in Vologda region and Karelia Republic. Time limit is 90 hours.
Brevet starts near the town Kirillov in Vologda region. Participants will go north to the legendary lakes – Onego and Ladoga. There will be not so many towns and villages on the route but participants can do a lot of sightseeing – Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, Ferapontov Monastery, ancient wooden churches, The White Sea – Baltic Sea Canal, age-old volcano in Girvas village, Cross of Sorrow in Death Valley and many others. However, the most impressive is marvelous nature, two great lakes and The White Nights. The last part of the route passes through the northern Ladoga Lake coast which is full of short but steep climbs.
Riders will get reliable support. There will be 15 controls on the route where you can eat and have a rest. At most of them you can sleep. The finish is in Berezovo village at the border of Karelia Republic and Leningrad region. It is easy to get to Saint Petersburg from there using suburban train. There is a hotel at the finish point.
The main changes regarding previous VOL 2012:
Start point is shifted from busy highway near Vologda
The road from Vytegra to Medvezhjegorsk is fully repaired
A new road alongside Lake Ladoga is constructed
Finish is closer to Saint Petersburg
A road in 2012
A road in 2016
We look forward to see you on the biggest randonneur event in Russia!
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Attractions on the route
Participants not always have time to stop and to explore the sights on the route, but we believe...