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Around Ladoga Lake. Preliminary rote description. - 800 km


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Map 

 

Checkpoints

Distance - km Total distance - km Photos and further guidelines

 

 

 

 

meeting by the monument on a square opposite to Finlyandskij railway station

1

St-Petersburg

0
0

Move along the Neva river to Volodarskij bridge, then mind a dangerous turn to the left to Narodnaya street , the route then passes a viaduct towards М18 (Murmanskoye highway). The possible plologue would be a joint move of participants and an organizers' cars from the start up to a traffic police station just off the city, cars being the rear guard to cyclicts group.
The route crosses a bridge across Neva just before Kirovsk.

 

Кirovsk

45
45

straight along М18 highway

 

Kiselnya

70
115

straight along М18 highway, farther 13 km a bridge across Volkhov river

2

Issad

13
128

There is a diner on a crossroads 200 metters before the bride over Volhov river. There you can buy food and water.

 

Syas'stroy

15
143

Close to the end of Syas'stroy settlement area to the right there is a "Syas'" cafe (round the clock) + filling station and also a number of small food stores on the other side (incl. mineral water). Go straight along М18 highway

 

Domozhirovo

50
193

straight along М18 highway

 

about 215 km of M18 highway

30
223

Turn left towards Lodeynoe Pole, keep an eye on traffic signs and yellow and red arrows on the road.

3

Lodeynoe Pole

10
233

Having passed the traffic light on the main street, there is "Beryozka" foodstore (00-24) to the right. In the same building there is also a cafe (11-23) (but catering is slow).
To the left from "Beryozka" there is a 2-storey "Svir" hotel (with bath).
Having left the hotel make for a car/railway bridge across river Svir... Please be careful. When passing junctions and turns mind arrows on the road. Further ride along М18 up to the turning to Olonets. Turn to Olonets according to the guide sigh.

 

Оlonets

60
293

In Olonets by the bridge across Megreka there is "Olonia" hotel with a nice bar (for non-smokers, wash sink, WC and parking for bicycles) at its left wing. The route further turns right over a bridge and enters the road А130. Some foodstores may be found at settlements along the road... (17 km away from Olonets there is a well).

4

Vidlitsa

50
343

To the left on the main street there is "Stivi" hotel: some rest is waiting for participants in a room at its right wing, which can accomodate 5 participants (also bath, sauna, WC and safe parking for bicycles). One hundred meters away from the hotel there is a cafe (8.00-2.00 at night). Another time food (microwave oven) may be managed by the hotel's duty personnel. Right from the road there is "Raduga" foodstore (0-24) - food & drinks. After checkpoint keep riding along А130. Salmi is 40 km away, where on the ride side there is a cheap cafe (open in the daytime).

 

Pitkyaranta

75
418

Left on the main street a foodstore (0-24); further next to it at the right wing of "Pitkyaranta" hotel there is a cookery store (8-20): mineral water , salads, pastry, tea, coffee. Also wash sink, WC and parking. Keep riding along А130. 12 km away from Pitryaranta the road joins with А131.

7

Lyaskelya

22
440

500 metters near the road stands a camping where you can have a meal and take a rest.

8

Sortavala
48
488

Having passed the crossroads with traffic lights and railway, on your right there is "Dionis" foodstore (0-24) with a good choice of mineral water. Next to it there is a big marketplace and a lot of various infrastructure, including hotels and pubs... The route after Sortavala is laid along a road А129

9

Lakhdenpokh'ya

40
528

on the right of a long slope there is "Vizit" foodstore (0-24) with a good choice of mineral water, pastry and confectionery. Move further along А129 and be ready for about 38 km of terrible non-paved road, which starts by the settlement of Lakhdenpokh'ya...

 

Kurkijoki

40
568

Keep riding along А129. In Khiitola (16 km) the road will turn left. Paved road will begin just atter Kuznechnoye.

8

Priozersk

50
618

Go through the town and look for "Gasthaus" bistro (0-24) before a bridge across Vuoksa just as you leave the town. It features a logged house with a wooden febce. Special cyclists' menu, wash sink, WC, tent camp, secured parking, etc... The checkpoint to have a sleep !!
Keep moving along А129.

 

Losevo

50
668

Turn right after a bridge across Vuoksa in the settlement of Losevo (a 0-24 open foodstore) to Klimovo (right arrow on the traffic sigh "to Vyborg "). Further ride about 40 km straight up to tee-shaped crossing to Staro-Vyborgskoye highway: take the turning to the left (according to the sign "St.Petersburg 100").

 

Turning to road A122 (Sredne-Vyborgskoye highway)

40
708
Go along the road A122. Then on the way towards Pervomayskoye the road forks, go straight ahead. To the right of the fork one can make shopping at "Universamchik" foodstore (0-24) with a good choice of fruit, mineral water and confectionery.

 

57 km of A122 (Sredne-Vyborgskoye highway)

43
751

Be careful farther when passing the joint with "Skandinavia" highway at a sharp angle !!! First turn left to the highway, about 500 m farther take the right road branch and 1 km farther turn right again (by the old traffic police station, there will be two roads to the right, choose the second one): watch traffic signs and make only for Zelenogorsk!

 

Zelenogorsk

12
763

Pass under the railway bridge, then straight along the main street go down towards the park and the gulf of Finland's shore. Turn left on the tee-shaped crossing. Mind the traffic and be careful on the narrow highway in this part of St-Petersburg (Kurortnij area) !!!.

9

Repino

12
775

"Volna" supermarket next to "Repinskaya" hotel to the right: a good assortment of food and mineral water. There are a number of hotels, pensions, pubs, cafe and other useful facilities.
Then righr to St.Petersburg via Sestroretsk along Primorskoye highway.

 

St-Petersburg. Traffic police station

38
813
Having passed traffic police station turn right and keep the direction. Pass by "Lenta" supermarket (on your right) and Mcdonalns (on your left), entrance to central recreational park (right), a viaduct (5 km), further along embankments of Neva towards the finish of the loop at the square by the Finlyandskij railway station...

10

St-Petersburg

15
828

Finish at the International Hostel "Holiday" (0-24, Аrsenalnaya emb., 7, 800 m off the finish square to the left from "Кresty" prison building. Your wives, girlfriends, boyfriends, lovers and support group will wait for you there.

Write and ask - Michael Kamentsev

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