In the morning hours of April 26, 1986, a sudden and uncontrolled increase in power led to the failure of the reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant – a town in the then Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. The result of the accident was an explosion that released radiation a hundred times stronger than that of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as a giant cloud of radioactive contamination, whose movement was observed throughout Europe, and traces were found even in Ireland.
Thirty years after this disaster, Chernobyl has become a kind of grim tourist attraction and a lesson in how much human life can cost self-confidence. For about 140 people, called “self-servants”, it also became home. Every day this place is visited by tourists, who on weekends number up to 900 per day.
Chernobyl is not dangerous, with proper precautions and compliance with the rules imposed on visitors. Definitely the best solution to spend time effectively in the Exclusion Zone is to use the offer of one of the numerous tourist offices specializing in organizing trips to the zone. The choice of office is not insignificant, as in Ukraine …
Who is the trip for?
– the trip is dedicated to every motorcyclist who likes social and group expeditions, who has a cruiser class motorcycle, sport, enduro, tourism, and is prepared to ride at least 3000 km on the route (before the next inspection, before replacing tires). The trip, in particular for lovers of abandoned places and urban exploration … the trip has only one tourist destination (Zone), which means that traveling there and back is a transit (driving without long stops for sightseeing on the route). An additional day off to spend in Kiev, partly organized and to be used according to your preferences.
Where do we start completing the group?
We meet on Tuesday evening in the late afternoon, and even in the evening at the starting place – a designated hotel near Lublin, where we will organize dinner and bed and breakfast with guests.
Many of us will travel from remote regions of the country, which is why the adopted assumptions assume that we are forming a travel group in Lublin or the surrounding area. We will start a joint acquaintance and integration dinner. The next day, in the morning and immediately after breakfast, we set off in a complete group towards Kiev.
How does the ride to Chernobyl look like?
The base for visiting the Zone will be Kiev, which we will reach in the evening on Wednesday, staying for 3 nights in one of the hotels and leaving our motorcycles in a secure parking lot. We won’t go to Chernobyl by motorbikes. Admission to the zone only with a licensed guide, which is why from Kiev the next day on Thursday will take us at 7:50 for a full day tour of the Zone one of the best local tourist offices. The formula of a bus tour with a Polish-language guide includes a very extensive program implemented from 7:50 – 20:00. After 20:00 we will return to our accommodation in Kiev.
A day in Kiev?
The next day (Friday) we are still there to visit Kiev in the sunshine and taste a bit of Ukraine. The program includes visiting the city with a local guide.
What does the return look like?
We leave Kiev on Saturday after breakfast, heading towards the Lublin area, probably the same place where we started. We spend the night around Lublin and end our adventure with a farewell dinner. The next day after breakfast, we return home.
What to bring with you?
It is obligatory to bring to Chernobyl: passport, long pants, full shoes, long sleeves, water, food (preferably vacuum packed)
Why with us?
- We are a legally operating tourism organizer, registered in the Central Register of Tourism Organizers and Entrepreneurs Facilitating the Purchase of Related Tourist Services (CEOTiPUNPUT), so your trip is secured completely and in two pillars: with the insurance guarantees granted to us by AXA TUiR S.A. and by the Tourist Guarantee Fund.
- We also carry out agency activities, including for AXA Ubezpieczenia Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń i Reasekuracji S.A., we advise and insure your trip, proposing the most convenient options. In our offer, apart from the possibility of increasing the sums insured, the Insurance of the costs of resignation and interruption of the tourist event at a very attractive price not exceeding 3.5% of the party’s costs!
- The formula of trips places very high demands on cognitive and social tourism, in which riding a motorcycle is not an end in itself, but a pleasant means to achieve goals. The right balance of emotions from driving in close contact with the surroundings, impressions from places of tourist attractions and warm memories of the time spent on common relaxation in a group is the overriding goal.
- Here, motorcycle tourism, not “adventure”, so security above all and high quality at an affordable price. Proven accommodation, rooms with equipment and bathrooms, a place to safely park motorcycles, a mandatory bar / restaurant in the facility, or close proximity, so that our common evenings pass in a pleasant atmosphere, pleasant aroma, local taste and coolness of refreshing drinks.
- We are part of the group, we integrate and we play together with you, caring for safety, efficient implementation and only positive impressions. We create conditions for building valuable and lasting relationships while respecting your privacy.