|Bicycle touring across the frozen Lake Baikal (photo courtesy of Sidetracked)|
Lake Baikal is also very remote, located in Siberia. It took five days by train to reach their starting point at the northern end of the lake. Their goal was to ride across the lake from north to south, a distance of about 400 miles. Their daily mileage ranged from 15 to 35 miles. They road from sunrise to sunset, which aren't that far apart in Siberia during January. Finding a good place to pitch their tent each night was a bit of a challenge. They didn't get much sleep their first night because the ice around them was moving and cracking. After that they either camped on the shore or found an area where the ice was quiet. After 27 days of cycling, they reached the village of Kultuk (population 3,700) at the south end of the lake. For more information about the trip, please visit their website, which has a map and lots of photos.