This is the adventure that separates the men from the boys and the ladymen from the ladyboys. Invasive cold, biblical remoteness, and a vehicle so notoriously temperamental it makes John McEnroe look like the Dalai Lama. With a surface of over 12,000 square miles, Russia’s Lake Baikal offers a full range of riding surfaces. In places it’s polished smooth & flat like a mirror. In places it’s protected by wind and resembles a freshly ploughed field, with great tombstones of ice to navigate around. If the winter is mild there will be surface water and cracks to pick a path through.

The ultimate test of your biking and adventuring prowess.