The Project

Ancient Lake Baikal is in the mountainous Russian region of Siberia.

The deepest lake and the largest single body of fresh water on earth, it is one of the most beautiful, but most dangerous places to cross in the frozen winter world!

THE BAIKAL PROJECT

February 11, 2020 – February 27, 2020

 

6 MOTORCYCLES, 1 UAZ and 2 GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS

A group of international adventure motorcyclists go on an epic journey to one of the most fascinating natural, cultural & historical landmarks in the world – Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia.

6 Motorcyclists from Ireland, Lithuania, the UK, Germany and Argentina and 1 UAZ van take on the toughest challenge of driving the length of a frozen Lake Baikal – the largest body of fresh water on earth – an 830km journey on ice in the middle of the Siberian winter that breaks 2 Guinness World Records!

 

THE SIBERIAN WINTER & LAKE BAIKAL

Follow our captivating and entertaining adventure as we meet the indigenous people of Siberia, learn about their culture and lifestyle and explore the stunning natural wonders and dangerous beauty of Lake Baikal.

COMING SOON … TV DOCUMENTARY IN COOPERATION WITH VON PLANTA PRODUCTIONS

In a world first all our partners have enabled a global audience of adventure bikers, endurance enthusiasts and armchair explorers to follow every mile of the project from our base in Abbeyleix, Ireland to Siberia, Russia.
While on the ice in Siberia we’ve kept our fans and followers up to date via social media but the best is yet to come …

We have engaged the services of an AWARD WINNING production company  – VON PLANTA PRODUCTIONS – to produce a stunning TV documentary.
The award winning film team followed The Baikal Project riders every step of the way. We’re currently at post production stage, turning the amazing footage into a captivating documentary scheduled for broadcasting in autumn 2020. Stay tuned …

Mission Milestones

07
Jan
Guiness World Records for The Baka Project
The Baikal Project have been officially awarded two new Guinness World Records Having completed the Dual Guinness World Record attempt...
27
Feb
Team Baikal is racing at the Baikal Mile Ice Speed Festival in Maksimikha, Lake Baikal today. 🏁ON YOUR MARKS ... GET...
26
Feb
Team Baikal arrives at the Baikal Mile Ice Speed Festival 2020 which is held directly on the ice on the...
24
Feb
🏅🏅Team Baikal prepares to go to the Baikal Mile Ice Speed Festival 🏍🏎🚴🏻‍♂️🚀🚎🛸🛴so it's a matter of getting the bikes...
22
Feb
Across the Finish Line. While the locals enjoy a dip in Lake Baikal 🏊🏻‍♀️ 🏊🏻 👏 🥶 Team Baikal heads...
21
Feb
Have you ever wondered what it's like to camp out on a Siberian lake in -25°C? Watch Team Baikal on...
20
Feb
🥶🥶🥶🥶🥶 DAY 5 ON THE ICE on Another Glorious Siberian Day. Team Baikal leave Olkhon Island on a beautiful crisp...
19
Feb
🥶🥶🥶🥶 DAY 4 enroute across Lake Baikal. The Team take a down day on Olkhon Island and prepare for the...
18
Feb
🥶🥶🥶 DAY 3 ON THE ICE for The Baikal Project. We leave the village on a frozen river this morning....
17
Feb
🥶🥶 DAY 2 ON THE ICE for The Baikal Project. After an early night - due to pure exhaustion -...
16
Feb
🥶 🏁 DAY 1 ON THE ICE for The Baikal Project Team Listvyanka, Siberia - - - While Mark Kemp...
15
Feb
👊⭐️This is it! Time to get things rolling⭐️👊 Gary O Keeffe has arrived in the UAZ Ice Vehicle 🚀🤣 so...
14
Feb
Team Baikal is still in Slyudyanka waiting for the bikes and UAZ ice vehicle to arrive but what a glorious...
13
Feb
The day has finally come 👊 Mark Kemp has joined The Baikal Project riders Declan McEvoy, Karolis Mieliauskas, Mariano Carloni,...
12
Feb
Team Baikal in Moscow
Let the adventure begin! The Baikal Project riders Karolis Mieliauskas, Fritz Kreis, Mariano Carloni, Declan McEvoy and Kevin Emans meet...
22
Jan
Ready to Rock 🤘The UAZ heads off this week on its monumental journey to Siberia. Gary O' Keeffe drives our ice...
15
Dec
Team Baikal Prepares for Siberian Conditions in Rovaniemi - The Official Hometown of Santa Claus We're in Finland, North of...
06
Dec
Gary O'Keeffe and Declan McEvoy on the Ray Darcy Show
On December 6, Gary O Keeffe and Declan McEvoy join Ray Darcy for an interview on his RTE Radio 1...