Meneghina Express’ numbers:

12379 Kilometers in 44 days

350 hours riding

297 batteries recharged

12 countries

4500Kg Co2 reduced vs. gas

Day 32 - Russia flag - July 11

We woke up on the beach after a deep sleep, perhaps one of the most relaxing from the start, on the way to the border we meet a Belgian guy in the race from Paris to Astana with an electric bike to which has attacked a cart with solar panels. We feel very similar even if the thought that he is doing this trip alone, without assistance makes us feel our adventure a lot easier than we thought before.

At lunch we tasted the pirosna, a puff-pastry cornet with some delicious cream. We proceed towards Astrakhan where it so happens to be the day of arrival of the Silkway Rally, the Dakar Asian with dozens of media parading through the city and the police think that we are part of the rally making off in traffic. We proceed for another 200 km, closing today's stage with almost 440km, then we stop along the road in an inn a little sleazy; a place very busy and dirty and this makes us regret the camp of the yesterday evening on the beach. Unfortunately, we do not find energy from mains and we have to recharge the batteries by the generators, so we have to stay until midnight to watch the car while waiting for the batteries being charged.

Path traveled today