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To Baikal by Quad

To Baikal by quad

Two-days adventurous tour by four-wheelers during which you’ll explore the routes of taiga forest and drive to sparkling fresh waters of Baikal Lake. Overnight in log-house of picturesque an quiet valley and relaxation in Russian steam sauna with refreshing swim in near-by stream. Possible to have a short trekking to the nearest village Bolshie Koty along the beautiful path which runs along the shore of Baikal lake.

Available: from April to October; Summer; Autumn;
Duration: 2 days
Places: Baikal lake; Listvyanka;
Activities: Quad-rides;

Day 1. Exploring taiga routes by quads on the way to Baikal

In the Dark valley (Prospector's retreat lodge)

Our trip starts from Listvyanka. There you’ll meet your quad instructor and get some tips and advice of how to control and use the quad. The first part of the route goes along Krestovaya Pad. This is a wide valley about 1 km width and 20 km length which comes to Baikal lake from one end. The route goes in the forest along old forest road. One the way you'll have to pass several springs and quite swampy areas. You’ll be surprised on how well your machine can get over all the off road. Your hardest part of the journey today will be to cross Dark Pass where the road is very steep on the way up and down. All the way the trip goes in taiga forest. Now far away from the pass you’ll reach Dark valley where Gold Prospector’s Lodge is located. This evening and night you will spend there. This is a very picturesque place in the forest near Dark river and is only about 300 meters away from the Baikal shore. (there is no electricity on the base, generator only in the dining room, sanitary facilities outside, mobile signal only on the shore of Baikal). If time permits you may have trekking along the shore of Baikal lake along picturesque path to the nearest village - Bolshie Koty, which is about 7 km one way. It was founded here at Siberian Gold rush time. There are about 40 locals who live there all year around, others come here only in summer. Return to the base. Tonight you'll experience Russian Banya (kind of sauna). This banya is unique as it stands right next to Dark River (looks more as a forest stream, and the water is not dark - it's clear and good for drinking). After you get hot in the banya, you jump in the stream and enjoy the water run over your body! Its relaxing, refreshing and health improving. Dinner will be served for you after Banya. Overnight at cosy wooden houses. (sanitary facilities outside). Total distance covered today is about 20 km.

In the Black valley Going through the swampy places in taiga forest by quad-bike Riding the quad-bike in taiga forest A short break in the forest while on a quad tour to Baikal Trekking along the shore of Baikal lake A wooden house in Prospector's retreat lodge in Dark valley

Day 2. Riding to Listvyanka by quad-bike

Riding to Listvyanka along the shore of Baikal by quad

After morning wash in crystal-clear Baikal waters you’ll have breakfast. Then we start our 4-wheelers and proceed back to Listvyanka. You already know the route back and may have stops on the way to make pictures. Lunch stop at the forest. Returning back to Listvyanka. Total distance is about 25 km.


We may adjust the program individually for you according to your interests and demands. We may change one day to trekking along the shore, or horse-riding, prepare vegetarian food, etc. Please, don’t hesitate to contact us and let us know your demands.

Crossing the forest river by quad By quad to Baikal A trip to Baikal by ATV Dining room in Dark valley A river near the Banya in Dark valley Inside the wooden house in Dark valley

Minimum group size is 2 people.

The tour price includes:

  • rent of 4-wheelers
  • fuel, equipment for riding the 4-wheelers (including wind and dirt proof suits)
  • breakfast, lunch, dinner according to the program
  • accommodation at the base in Dark valley (no electricity, generator only in dining room, sanitary facilities outside. Twin, triple houses
  • Banya
  • National park fees
  • instructor’s service
  • guide-interpreter service

If you have any questions or would like to book the tour, please, contact us.


Additional services like horse-riding, transfer to and from Listvyanka, accommodation in Listvyanka on demand. Thank you for your interest!

Please contact us for the tour price and available dates.

Comments from our guests

Jenny Afentoulides, Greece

April 17, 2014, 12:56 p.m.
Hello dear Svetlana, This is our last day in Irkutsk and I personally want to thank you for your time and your valuable help. All of your aregements for our trip were beyond my expectations and we had such a lovely time in both days. Please also notice that Vasili (the quads driver) was very kind and helpful even if he had hard time with the Greeks! We had a lot of fun and I thanked him a lot cause he had no fun get boring with us all day. All day was amazing like the first we you! Thank you for everything you did for us even if we confused you many times.
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