Touch the Roots Cycling Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

401889


Categories

Adventure / Active, Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. sure! so many places to run, to jump and to have a fun! but the kids should be able to cycle well.

Friendly: No.
with a handicapped person we can visit the open air museum only, using a car for transportation.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Belarusian (fluent), English (advanced), French (conversational), Polish (advanced), Russian (fluent)

Open Air Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Lifestyle + Site of an Ancient Settlement of X cent.


By green country path, via meadows and fields, we'll reach a famous open-air museum near Aziarco village. There you'll see the most interesting and distinctive examples of Belarusian traditional architecture. Authenticity only! There are all gradations of natural wood and stone, all diversity of wooden constructions that could be made by the Belarusians including houses with farms, a tavern, a school, churches, mills etc. All these riches of culture are situated amid green carpets which cover the land since May annually. Then, we're going to see the impressive earth fortress, which is, probably, the very first location of Minsk city before its storied ruining. . .
After all ups and downs of Minsk district, we'll make a promenade along a beach of the artificial lake of Pcič, looking for the best place for a picnic or a local cafe for a lunch. . .

Itinerary

The plan is for the cycling tour (other transport options would demand another itinerary):
- meeting at metro exit "Malinaŭka" (the very edge of the city) or pick up at the airport or at your hotel's lobby (should be paid additionally)
- way to Aziarco open-air museum via countryside, 45 min.
- cycling tour in the open air museum, 1, 5-2 hrs (few of cycling, many stops!)
- break at the museum cafe or at an arbor, 15-30 min
- way to Haradzišča village, 40 min.
- visit of defensive ramparts of an old settlement on the Mienka river (X cent. ), 30 min.
- way to the artificial lake of Pcič, 40 min.
- break at the beach of the lake or in a local cafe, 30 min.
- way back to Minsk, 1 hour (with a 15 min. break)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Minsk, Belarus.
Metro station "Malinaŭka" is the best meeting point for the cycling tour.
Although, we can start from the city center, arranging your bike rental (if needed) or from the lobby of your hotel, if it is in the center or on the way.
Other options for the cycling tour could cost more if the duration is higher.
If the tour on car, all pick ups and drop offs inside of Minsk are free.

End location: Minsk, Belarus.
Metro station "Malinaŭka" is the best end point option for the cycling tour.
Although, we can end at the city center or at the lobby of your hotel, if it is in the center or on the way.
Other options for the cycling tour could cost more if the duration becomes higher.
If the tour on car, all pick ups and drop offs inside of Minsk are free.

Duration: 8 hours 30 min.

the duration strongly depends on transport method.
the most exciting option for the tour is cycling. In such a case general duration is 8,5 hrs.
if on car, the tour takes approx. 4-4,5 hrs.
note! we don't cycle all the time! there are many breaks to rest!

Transportation

the most exciting option for the tour is cycling. In such a case general duration is 8,5 hrs.
note! we don't cycle all the time! there are many breaks to rest!
the tour on a car + walking is also possible, it tour takes approx. 4-4,5 hrs. Ask me about the details!

What’s Included

Other: tour guiding and accompanying, organizing of the tour, a cycling tour around the open air museum from a museum guide, translation of the museum tour.

Please note: Due to OFAC sanctions against my country, 100% of the tour cost is payable in cash to me at the start of the tour. Also, due to local laws, payment must be in our local currency, Belarusian New Rubles (BYN). If you have any questions about this, do not hesitate into contact me through "Ask a Question."

What’s Extra

Other: - bike rental (if needed)
to rent a bike for a day costs approx. 7,5-15 $ (it depends on a class of a bike and conditions of a rental)
- museum fee: 5,5 BYN (approx. 3 $) per person

Restrictions

I'm not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or arrange a car/a driver for you (the prices depend on this). Note! A separate driver is another one local person who can tell you something interesting about the country!

Private tour guide Raman

Contact this Guide

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Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/Aziarco

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