The State Memorial and Natural Preserve "Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy "Yasnaya Polyana"
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Bicycle Tours and Rent at Yasnaya Polyana


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On May 1, 2017, the fifth season of bicycle tours of the estate opens at Yasnaya Polyana. Those who would like to have a bicycle ride following the route of of Tolstoy’s own walks and horseback rides can do so until September 30. 

 


Two routes are offered.
1. From the threshing barn to the bathing place on the Voronka River and back to the threshing barn. The length of the route is 6 km, and the duration of the tour is 1 hour 35 minutes. It is a radial route; it is suitable for adults and children 7 and up who can cycle across country (unpaved country roads). Cost of tickets on weekdays (Wednesday – Friday): 400 rubles for adults, and 200 rubles for children. Cost of tickets on weekends and holidays: 500 rubles for adults and 300 rubles for children.

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From the threshing barn to the village of Grumant and back. The length is 10 km, and the duration of the tour is 2 hours 40 minutes. This route is suitable for better prepared particpants. It includes the part of the first route from the threshing barn to the bathing place on Voronka, and then continues up to the village of Grumant (where Tolstoy‘s grandfather Prince Volkonsky used to have a house) along the water storage at Poltory and Podkapustnik. Cost of tickets on weekdays (Wednesday – Friday) is 700 rubles, and on weekends and holidays – 1,000 rubles.

During a bicycle tour, you can see various places mentioned in Leo Tolstoy‘s diaries, his novels and stories, and learn how different groves and orchards appeared at Yasnaya Polyana, and also the history of the Tula Abatis forests – a part of the Big Abatis Line, which used to be the southern frontier of Moscow State up to the middle of the 17th century.

Tours are conducted in fair weather by an experienced guide for small groups and should be booked in advance.

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Schedule: 

Wednesday – Sunday, and holidays:
10:30 – 10-kilometer route
15:30 – a group  can choose from the 6- or 10-kilometer route 

Organized groups of 5 people and more, can book a tour for any day and time (booking in advance is necessary). The price of the tour includes services of a guide and KONA bicycle rental. If you join the group with your own bike, you don‘t have to pay the rental fee.

All the participants should gather 15 minutes before the tour starts. The start and finish are near the threshing barn (the central part of the estate, behind the Volkonsky House). Tours can be booked by phone: +7 953 438 03 07. We will be happy to see you in the new season!

We remind you that cycling in the central part of the Yasnaya Polyana estate is not allowed!


 
 
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