A country which everybody knows...
A country with a great history...
A country extending across Northern Asia and Eastern Europe...
A country with a wide range of environments and landforms...
A country with eleven time zones...
The largrest country in the world covering more than one eighth of the Earth's
inhabited land area...
The ninth most populous country with over 146,6 Million
What do environmental and landscape tours across Russia stand for?
What is Ecotourism like?
Ecotourism is defined as "responsible travel to natural areas that conserve the environment, sustain the well-being of the local people and involve interpretation and education" (TIES, 2015). Ecotourism usually involves travel to destinations where flora, fauna and cultral heritage are the primary attractions. That means an insight into the impact of human beings on the environment and a care for an appreciation of our natural habitats.
What are the destinations of environmental and landscape tours across Russia?
Let's have a look at some of them...
The Earth's deepest lake Baikal is a unique place on the planet with water of such purity that it is close to distilled. Tourists from around the world have a rest here all year round, although the most favorable is the time from mid-May to late September. During warmer months tourists come for the great fishing, hunting, exploring the mountains and forests. And, of course, to lie on the beach and dive into the water. The coastline of lake Baikal is about two thousand kilometers long, which means a huge area for research on the subject of interest and easy hiking.
Winter resorts Mamay and Baikalsk offer ski fun on the slopes of different difficulty levels in the surroundings of delightful nature. The best time for skiing is from November to March.
The Circum-Baikal Railway is a historical railway in the Irkutsk region of Russia with 248 bridges, 18 tunnels, 8 galleries and also with scenic views of the windows. It is one of the most striking impressions when traveling to lake Baikal.
The Circum-Baikal Railway runs along northern shore of southern extremity of the lake from the town Slyudyanka to the Baikal settlement. Until the middle of the 20th century the main line of the Trans-Siberian Railway went along the Circum-Baikal railway.
Karelien is a historical region in north-eastern Europe with a remarkably well-preserved wildlife. Today it is divided between Russia and Finland.
Karelien is renowned for dense forests, crystal clear lakes and rivers and also for marvellous scenery. Being there you begin to believe that your child's dream comes true and you are in a fairy tale. But Karelien is a land for adventurers who are interested in hiking into the dark forest, fishing in the lakes and exploring the traces of wild animals.
Kizhi is the most famous island of lake Onega. It stretches from the north to the south and is about 6 km long, 1 km wide and about 68 km away from the capital of Karelien, Petrozavodsk.
The island is famous for amazing architectural masterpieces. Now Kishi is an open air museum with a territory of over 10 thousand hectares. Collection of wooden architecture is represented in more than seven dozen exhibits. There are many churches, farmhouses, ancient villages and archaeological sites.
Krasnodar Region attrackts tourists with a real
summer holiday. This southern region of Russia is rich in everything that tourists can
imagine: the Black sea, the Sea of Azov and the Caucasus Mountains. The Mountain
area of Krasnodar region occupies about 20% of the entire territory of the region.
For those who want to rest and be cured at the same time, the Krasnodar region offers many resorts with mineral water baths. The most famous resorts are Sochi, Adler, Tuapse and Gelendzhik.
The Ural Mountains lie between the East European and West Siberian plains. The boundary between Europe and Asia runs along eastern side of the Ural Mountains. The Urals mostly lie within Russia but also include a part of northwestern Kazakhstan. The Ural Mountains are 600 million years old, their length is over 2,000 kilometers. Their width varies from 40 to 150 kilometers.
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