Conditions of Participation

The BaltiCCycle (BC) is not a commercial tour, all organizers are volunteers, and the membership fee collected goes only for covering organizational expenses. Joining the BC you become a part of the team, and we expect from you the goodwill, the right understanding of our principles and rules, as well as the offering assistance when organizers need it.

The BC 2013 “The Baikal Circle” is scheduled for advanced participants. The majority of route will follow the surfaced roads though of very different quality. That is why we recommend wide tires. The sleeping places will be mostly in camping places, sometimes in natural campsites. You should be ready for adventures, adverse weather conditions and mosquitoes (it is highly recommended to carry repellents with yourself). The ride is open for everybody but before signing you should think about your potential to complete it not bringing troubles to yourself and others.

BC participants gather for the ride from different countries and continents. We recommend bringing on your bike a national flag or other symbols that local people could see us as international friendly cycling community.


Organizational principles: It is a similar trip to the previous BC tours:

Arrival / Departure: The cost of arrival/departure is not included in the membership fee; you have to arrange transport by yourself. If you are going to join or finish the ride in another place, you have to plan it yourself too. If day program allows we can pick you up for the additional fee (3 Euro per 10 km) in the radius of 50 km. You have to inform us about it at least 2 days in advance. It will be possible during the whole period to contact the ride organizers by mobile phone or email. Though the ride schedule is already fixed but the real dates can be slightly shifted (plus/minus 1-2 days) because of unexpected obstacles. Have it in your mind when planning your travel.
All flights from Europe are through Moscow, for example the flight Riga – Irkutsk costs 2500 Lt (720 EUR). You can take the Transsiberia train too. The best connections from Europe have Aeroflot and AirBerlin.

Visas. It is recommended to obtain the Russian visas individually. If you need assistance we can issue a recommendation letter after your registration.

Ferries / ships / boats / trains: We will use such service. The price of tickets is not included in the participation fee, and you have to pay for the tickets separately. For example the ferry from the Olkhon Island to Ust Barguzine costs 44 EUR.

Catering: It depends only on you. It is recommended to bring along a gas stove for preparing meal in the campsites and enough drinkable water during the day – it will be hot. If the tap drinkable water is not available in the campsite, you will find it in our van.

Vaccination. It is not required, but always better to vaccinate against Hepatitis A, ticks, Hepatitis B virus, Typhoid fever, Tetanus and Diphtheria.

Necessary equipment and documents:

Children until 18: Children can take part in the ride only together with parents (one or both) or another adult who is authorized by notary to take care and is fully responsible for the juvenile.

Luggage transport: We recommend carrying the necessary personal stuff in the panniers of your bike. The service of personal luggage transportation is limited to 20 kg; you should pack your stuff for transportation to a standard bag (you will receive the bag after arrival), and it is included in the registration fee. In case of emergency (car accident or some other unexpected circumstances) you should be ready to carry all your stuff 1-2 days on the bike. If you plan to transport any additional bag in the support bus you have to indicate when registering and pay in advance (2 Euro per day).
Neither organizers nor drivers are responsible for safety of your luggage. You should insure or protect your luggage against theft personally.

Membership fee: The membership fee is 17 Euro/day. You have to indicate the number of days you plan to travel in the table of the Registration Form, and your membership fee for the whole tour will be counted automatically.

Full membership fee must be paid at least 5 days before your start day, otherwise it increases by 10%.

The membership fee will not be required from the local cyclists who are invited to support the ride suggesting the route details and will cycle only a few days. The organizers will appreciate if local participants will purchase a package with ride symbols (T-shirts, flag and sticker), and pay themselves for the sleeping place.

The membership fee includes:


Additional paid service (optional):

  1. a) booked by registration


  1. b) booked during the ride:

Resignation rules: The date of resignation is fixed on when the resignation letter is received by organizers (before the ride by email, during the ride it should be delivered to the leaders of expedition and confirmed by them). The date is important, because resigning from the tour the participant receives his membership fee back in the following manner:


Additional information. For additional information please contact organizers by emails, or mobile phones +370-686-59375, +48-663-266-553.