Contrary to popular belief, Krasnaya Polyana — it's only the winter ski resort of the Russian Federation, he is able to provide you full relaxation and in the summer. You just need to know where to look, and do not forget that in the local specifics of entertainment the key word — "mountain". Those who associate Sochi exclusively with the beach, sea and chaise longue have nothing to do in Krasnaya Polyana.
But the summer of Krasnaya Polyana comes to lovers of trekking, extreme sports, rides and other chamber guests. There are no crowds burned in the sun of goloushko in swimsuits, beach touts, crowding on the promenade and traffic jams. Only mountain. And mountains of emotions.
Let me remind you about my detailed post Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi — 4 in 1, the whole truth about the resort, where I explain in detail what is the usual concept of the resort in Krasnaya Polyana. Be sure to click on the link, otherwise there will be a stupor if you have not been in those parts and are just going to get acquainted with the local beauty.
All the interesting and activity in the article below I divided into locations: Krasnaya Polyana, Estosadok and Gorki Gorod, Gazprom and Rosa Khutor. These are the four main areas where the main infrastructure of the resort is concentrated. I will not list in detail the schedule and prices — they still vary from year to year and from season to season. The main message of the article-to give you an idea of how diverse can be your summer vacation at this seemingly hardcore winter resort.
Krasnaya Polyana is an urban-type settlement, the name of which has become a household name for the entire valley between mount Achishkho with its spurs and the Aibga ridge. However, we are literate people and will call a spade a spade. So, the VILLAGE of Krasnaya Polyana in the summer is the residence fans quiet, thinly populated, quiet recreation and ecological tourism.
In the village there is only one major road, there is no multi — storey building (with rare exceptions), and 90% of the buildings are one and two-storey houses. In Krasnaya Polyana there is Megamall, dance clubs, water parks and cinemas — all this you will find at the upstream of the river Mzymta, in Estosadok. In the village you will find a lot of baths, trekking, rafting and other ways to communicate with nature on an equal footing. Post with description of the village.
The Village Of Krasnaya Polyana
List all the options in the article review would be illogical, because the routes of walks in the mountains and a huge number of organization of trekking engaged in several companies. They collect and carry out group walks on hard-to-reach places, in vicinities of Krasnaya Polyana at different heights above sea level. lls, forests, Alpine meadows, waterfalls, viewing platforms — all this is available for resort guests. And trails are increasingly beginning to equip the mind: bridges, railings, signs and places to stay.
This is a continuation of the theme of walks, but without the prefix "eco"and not pedestrian. Organized rides on the mountains and attractions around Krasnaya Polyana on a powerful, prepared for off-road technology. There is a preliminary training in driving (if necessary), as well as services of storage of your personal equipment, their service and washing in case you come with your farm.
Not the most carefree type of rest, but it is a unique chance to see underground reservoirs, corridors and even halls where a beam of a lantern it is impossible to get a ceiling. There is a light cave, where allowed tourists with children, where are all refined footpaths and lighting, and there are Speleology, you will not find. Only hardcore, only real difficulties and total darkness. What is characteristic — in some places you can swim, so you will be offered to bring clothes for swimming and a towel.
Ahshtyrskaya cave in Sochi
One of the options for independent pastime, which does not need guides and special equipment. Dolmens are located in the mountains at the end of Achishkhovskaya street. This ancient megaliths, about which it is better to read the information in advance, and then on arrival at the place you just do not understand what you need to be surprised. In short, this is a kind of ancient burial, unique comparable to Stonehenge or the pyramids in Giza. But dolmens in Krasnaya Polyana are not particularly impressive, it is better to go somewhere else.
The dolmens at Krasnaya Polyana
Classic outdoor activities-down the mountain river on inflatable boats. Depending on the options of passing, it can be a fun and difficult descent, or a quiet family in a safe mode. In General, rafting is one of those cases when you do not need to have special equipment and special training, and under the supervision of a guide you get a positive charge and a "type" of cheerful detachment from reality.
Helicopter tours can be taken as a separate flight to any location, and in the form of a full sightseeing tour. The route runs from the sea cluster with the Olympic Park, along the Mzymta river to the flyby of the mountain cluster in the area of Rosa Khutor, Gazprom and Gorki City. The duration of the survey-5 hours, and the flight is allowed to take children from 8 years.
The territory of Krasnaya Polyana and the surrounding area is rich in beautiful sights and pleasing to the eye just gorgeous nature. Very part here you can find ennobled areas of forest or the area around the ponds, where neatly arranged gazebos or pavilions for a picnic. Equipped with everything necessary for a relaxing holiday family or a large company, without the risk of causing any damage to nature.
Gazebo picnic at Orekhovsky waterfalls
Ecotourism and sports activities in one event. You find yourself in a single canyon of a mountain river and begin to descend on it, using all available methods and means. On foot and on water, in the mode of relaxation or with the use of climbing equipment — there are two types of canyoning. Depending on the option you choose, you either go down in the mode of contemplation and photography, or get a full package of adventures, where there are jumps from the waterfall, water slides in the rocks and a cascade of waterfalls, unsuitable for walking.
Waterfly (in Russian "waterfly") is an inflatable kayak with an open cockpit. At its core and technical characteristics - a water Rover, which allows you to safely raft where the classic rafters is quite dangerous. Waterfly-easily controlled and very light boats.
Resort in the resort, a complex to relax from the usual vacation in Krasnaya Polyana. Rybino is just a couple of kilometers from the village, under the mountain Achishkho. From 10 am to 8 yesterday you are provided: fishing in a closed pond, horseback riding, Russian bath, bar, Park area, a small zoo, hammocks and sun loungers, sports games and just walking in the shade.
This is more shopping than cultural or sports entertainment. A trip to Medoveyevka is usually associated with a visit to the local soap factory, which has been producing natural products for hair and skin care for more than a decade. For advertising does not pay, so will do without references.
For 200 rubles you open the door of a small rehabilitation center for animals, where many representatives of the local fauna: wolves, deer, chamois, bison, wild boars, lynx, leopard and others. You can just go to gawk at the animals, reading the information from the stands. But ideally, you should join the tour, where the guides will tell you such stories about the appearance of animals in the complex that you will not have a place for boredom.
Kraft brewery in the mountains near the village Mazowiecka. It will be interesting as far from beer people and its connoisseurs and consumers. The brewery is engaged in the production of local Beers, cider and mixes. Entertainment, as you know — an Amateur and this is the case when the word "Amateur" is suitable at the right time.
Since I initially decided to divide all the entertainment locations, the idea is to write this item in each resort, but with your permission — will not. And Krasnaya Polyana and esto-Sadok is located between mountains, so in every village there are several convenient flight points. They differ in height for the start, height differences during the flight, the time in the sky - from 15 minutes. All flights are performed in tandem with the instructor.
Gorki Gorod is just a part of the village of Estosadok. But, since it has a special, specific function, about the lls the City is usually spoken of as something separate and independent. Although in fact, it's just two halves of one settlement, separated by the main road. Just infrastructure Slides of the City consists of 99.9% of the entertainment facilities, and Estosadok across the road — in the same proportion, but as a residential sector.
Slides City, a separate road to the resort area
Horseback riding can be considered as a more sophisticated alternative to walking to the cable car To the-12 — one of the three cable cars that lead to the waterfall Palikaria. I myself have not skated on it yet, but I read in the network that there are several options for the route and one of them is entirely laid through the woods on the hillside. This is one of the new options for entertainment at the resort.
It is believed that this is entertainment Slides of the City, but in fact in the Slides of the City you just picks up the Shuttle bus and takes to the sea. Transfers ride several times a day and it is better to prudently probe the topic where they stay and whether you need to book a place in advance.
On the beach, in addition to the standard sealing, you will have the opportunity to rent a SUP-Board, practice diving or send children to the inflatable slides. For very kids there is an equipped play area and some animation program.
The largest shopping center in the whole resort, from Krasnaya Polyana to Rosa Khutor. In principle, residents of the major cities of Gorki city Mall nothing new will surprise: several floors of boutiques, entertainment, cinema "StarCinema", bowling" Lucky Strike "and shop" Crossroads " in the basement. But on the scale of local infrastructure - it is a real center of entertainment and shopping, which can not be overlooked.
Shopping center Gorky Gorod Mall
For those who are suffering because of the lack of sea for an involuntary vacation in the mountains. And here (unlike Sochi) you have prepared a real sandy beach. Well, a lot of services after: sports games on the sand, Jacuzzi with sea salt, water slides, animation, sauna, restaurant, massage, children's playroom, and even peeling fish, as in Thailand.
They position themselves as the only multifunctional entertainment center in Krasnaya Polyana. In fact, entertainment here for people of high flight, that is, high quality and expensive. Gambling hall, concert hall, restaurants of author's cuisine, theatre, conference halls and poker club.
Of course, first of all, the cable car is a type of vehicle in the mountains, especially relevant during the winter season. But in the summer they do not stop their work and turn into a kind of road of observations. Ride-fly over the mountains and local views — quite a great pastime for a couple of hours.
Cable car lls City
As in any other resort town of Krasnaya Polyana, you will be offered a ride on the slopes for downhill or a contemplative walk around the neighborhood. In addition to the equipment, you can rent and protection to safely ride on natural trails and on prepared lanes with obstacles.
In addition, it is just a small tent camp (7 tents on wooden floorings) at an altitude of 2 km above sea level, it offers a program of entertainment in field conditions: a night movie, a telescope, a master class on tying knots and in General conduct a course of a young soldier with training in the installation of tents and camp. Rest is designed for a family format, so there are classes for children.
In addition to the usual activities, for people leading a healthy lifestyle in Krasnaya Polyana there are many proposals for yoga classes. Private, group, yoga seminars, yoga camps - here you will not even be able to make a short list of options. Plus, every year the names, contacts and venue may change, so look for the latest information in Google search.
Popular now entertainment, when the trees are installed platforms, stretched ropes and ropes, which is why at an altitude of 10-15 meters formed a rope town. And then for the money you are allowed here to tickle your nerves alone or in a group
An increasingly popular format of active recreation, which is gradually adjusted to global standards. In the mountains at different heights are laid specially prepared routes that pass through the picturesque places or natural attractions. As a rule, these are not very difficult walks, which are within the power of an ordinary person with average physical training.
Polycarus waterfall, Alpine meadows, Circus-2, black Pyramid peak, Rhododendron Valley, Relic Forest - these are the names of trails and routes that are offered in travel agencies. Their availability, time and cost change regularly, so check with the organizers of the tour.
Waterfall cave — one of the natural beautiful places to visit in the area Estacado. The road to it is almost all simple and very picturesque. And here you can come at any time of the year, it is equally good in winter and summer. Just in winter you will be greeted by a cascade of ice, and in summer is alive.
Rosa Khutor is a distant and the most famous area of the village of Estosadok, which is strongly associated with skiing and snow recreation. The resort area is located on several levels, from the Mzymta river to the viewing platforms at altitudes of 2230 and 2509. However, with the onset of heat and after the snow melts, this place does not remain unclaimed.
The rose farm and rose Valley
The attraction of Rosa Khutor, where you can climb from Rosa Valley in 30-40 minutes, with three transfers. By itself, the rise is also impressive, the views are awesome at any time of the year, the main thing that was not cloudy. At the top of the observation deck with an overview of almost 360 degrees and the restaurant Height. Rose Peak is located at an altitude of 2320 meters of the Aibga mountain range. In winter, the rose Peak people are unloaded to roll down one of the two slopes of the ridge, and in summer — for king and horse riding. Read more about rose Peak.
Then you can just go back to the rose Valley, and you can still walk: walk to the Stone pillar to a height of 2509 (even higher rose Peak), or descent on a cable car on the other side of the mountain rose Peak in the Stone Forest, where several beautiful waterfalls. Accordingly, it will be necessary then to go back to the rose Peak and go down to the rose Valley. All routes are easy.
Views from the Roza Khutor cable car
The view from the observation deck rose Peak
If you decide to climb to the observation deck rose Peak (and go there is easy — funicular taxis), it makes sense to allocate a whole day and not limit yourself to one point. If you walk along the Aibga ridge on a king trail, you will get to the highest observation point of the entire area — a Stone Pillar. The altitude of 2509 meters. The path is simple and short, 2 hours round-trip.
The types of Stone Post
The so-called" design residence " in the mountains. Festivals, events, meetings, lectures, coffee shop, yoga, bar, fitness, kitchen for vegans, conferences, parties, coworking, music, delicious food for ordinary people. They position themselves as a creative art space and a health complex. Open from 7: 30 to 23: 00, free entrance.
Entertainment for large and small — a cartodrome on the 6th floor of the Parking lot P4 in Rosa Khutor. 250 meters of polished concrete, equipped with telemetry, which reads your achievements, and the output you will be given a sheet with the results of arrival. Want-the speed, want-drift. Training of beginners and competitions are held every week.
Virtual reality and that's all that is connected with it. Attractions with Hyper-realistic presence, mazes of mirror walls, ribbon mazes, children's play areas for all ages. There is child care, cafes, open from 12 to 22, the cost of visits from 250 to 400 rubles.
A complex and interesting architectural ensemble on the banks of the Mzymta river, which consists of houses built in the traditional way. And for each building, representing its region of the Russian Federation, used its own method of construction. Entrance to the territory is paid, there are several eco-hotels, restaurants, cafes, hand-made workshops inside.
One of the objects of My Russia complex
Multi-functional complex with transformer rooms, where more than 10 thousand square meters annually hosts a variety of events, from children's parties to major conferences. Just inside the two rooms, designed for 2500 people each, plus a cafe, VIP boxes and meeting rooms. Well, in addition to the practical sense, it has an entertainment component-concerts are held here.
The only place on Rosa Khutor where you can sunbathe by the water people who do not want to saw half an hour to the sea. Fresh water on the banks of the river Mzymta with a sandy artificial beach and beach equipment — of course for an entrance fee. The price includes the cost of using sun loungers and beach infrastructure: toilets, changing rooms, cafes. Located near the start of the Health Trail.
Rosa beach in Rosa Khutor
Multi-level long king trail on the slopes of mount Psehako. The levels are divided according to the complexity of the trails: large, medium and small (1.5 hours walk, 1 hour and 15 minutes, respectively). It has no serious obstacles for people with an average level of fitness, fully equipped for safe and comfortable walks in nature.
Health pathway, Rosa Khutor
A place of worship for fans of sports car models on a scale of 1: 10. Auto track is designed specifically for the championship of the Russian Federation in racing on such machines, and you can ride it with your equipment, and rented here. Races are held on the track, which is perfectly visible from the high podium, where you will be placed with the remote control of the race.
Suitable only for those who are very, very afraid or trying for the first time. The flight is quite long, there is a 500 m length of the trolley, but the speed...as I walk. At least these were my impressions.
Starting Flight of the eagle on the Trail of the Rest
As in other places of the resort around Krasnaya Polyana, organized rafting is carried out in Rosa Khutor along the Mzymta river. The total time of the alloy is about two hours. Rafting is included in the tour, which lasts about 5 hours. Sports entertainment, with elements of extreme, but absolutely safe and suitable for people without special training.
Andpark is a network of rope courses, which represent the routes of different complexity between trees at a height of from 3 to 23 metres above the ground. Fans of this extreme will have to overcome obstacles and navigate the crossings, including wooden bridges and steps, ropes, hanging climbing walls and trolls.
Rope Park "Panda»
Three-hour program for fans to climb, hang and fall from the steep walls. The attraction is organized at an altitude of 1600 meters. Contains five tracks with difficulty from easy (for children above 12 years) to serious. All equipment and instructions are provided by the organizers of rock climbing in Rosa Khutor.
The southern slope of the Aibga ridge. Riverbed Mandelia. The height of 1472 meters above sea level. Seven waterfalls here are open to tourists on foot, if they get here from Rosa Peak or by cable car "Edelweiss". The Park has two equipped routes of medium complexity: small and large rings. If you go both routes, it will take about two, two and a half hours. The trick of the tour is that it passes close to the border and so you have to grab a passport.
Exhibition-tasting of spiroidal, which insists on local neighborhoods of mountain herbs, and on fruits and honey of neighbouring Abkhazia. The store is open from 11 am to midnight. It is located in the Tulip Inn Rosa Khutor 3*, entrance - from the waterfront "Panorama".
Three bath complexes: traditional Russian, Alpine and exotic Japanese. Located near the cultural and ethnographic center of My Russia, on the banks of the river Mzymta. As they say in trailers for blockbusters: "from the creators of" the BATH-LAND. The usual SPA is divided into thematic areas, but it is a good option for recreation, especially on rainy days (and such in the summer, too, are).
On the fan and for those who know how to ride. For beginners, the walk can seem tedious, because horses are not machines and ride them require practice. Start horseback riding from the building on Rosa Peak, which is located in the restaurant "Height 2320". Pass along the paths of the Aibga ridge, which offers a great view of the panorama of the Caucasus range and the Black sea. Just rose Peak two routes: short-30 minutes and long-1 hour. The cost may vary, but so far 600/1200 rubles, respectively.
Yeti Park is a high-mountain rope Park with a cafe, children's activities and a special feature that no one in Rosa Khutor has — an attraction-mine. According to the information in the network, rope routes are sometimes allowed to pass at night. Overall the Park has some kind of thematic backdrop to the claimed "Yettie" and even presents everyday objects Yettie and casts of his footprints.
Due to the fact that there is little space in the gorge, RC Galactica is almost the only place in Gazprom where the main entertainment for tourists is concentrated: a water Park, bowling, ice rink, children's razvivashki, a cinema for three cinemas, a food court, an open terrace with a fountain, and where without shopping — a shopping gallery. The largest area is occupied by a water Park. Here you will find water slides, swimming pools (including one in the open air), Jacuzzi and a children's area with mini-slides.
Inside the Mall Galaxy
Non-standard exhibition for guests of Gazprom and neighboring resort towns. Show with owls and their trainers, photo and video shooting, demonstration flights of owls, feeding, fascinating (as they say) excursion and interactive with predators. Work from 10 to 20 daily.
One of the lazy ways to see how much more. Previously (until 2016), the cable car was the longest in the world. Now it occupies the second place of honor and offers vacationers a walk in large cabins with panoramic Windows. You have almost six kilometers of flight at an altitude of 50 meters with views of the Aibga ridge and the resorts of the mountain cluster. The cabins can accommodate up to 30 passengers.
On the slope of Laura there are Bicycle routes, with picnic and recreation areas. At the base of the mountain, near the stadium "Laura" offers bike rental and Bicycle equipment, equipment, modern e-bikes for those who do not like the effort or it is contraindicated large loads on his knees.
Proper trekking is now available on the slope of Laura, where two king trails are equipped: the "Sports" trail with a length of 2 kilometers and the "Fir forest" trail-2.5 kilometers. The routes run through fir forest with mountain views, and in some places there are special viewing platforms.
Eco-walks on mountain trails
Surface area for communicating with dogs — summer-winter attraction, only here in the summer you will not ride on the sled. In addition to the husky in the kennel, there are plenty of family entertainment: children's play area, Board games, laser tag, summer cinema, outdoor pool, master classes in drawing, children's climbing wall,
A dozen deer in the aviary near the route N on the slope of Laura meet excursions without much interest. Accustomed. Guides usually work out a program to present the facts of the life of horned Pets, deer calmly pose for a photo shoot and chew the proposed tourists moss. A very leisurely pastime, not for everybody.
Special mining equipment, which should not just stand in the summer, so the car Park was announced an exhibition and began to run people here-and for free. During the excursion you will show and tell you about the snowmobiles, guns, snegoviki, ATVs, snowmobiles and other trucks. All this takes place on the territory of the ski-biathlon complex "Laura".
Where to ride a slide in summer? Here. Put on sportswear (preferably) and go for cheesecake on a specially equipped track on the slope of K2, near the mountain shelter "Fir". In the basement of the shelter rent an inflatable pillow (tube) for a lot of money (300-500 rubles) and — the way! On the road, covered with plastic brushes, cheesecake slides at a moderate speed, so you can not worry about the children - no collisions or coups.
Buggy - it proapgreyzhennye off-road cars, but what I'm telling you, you know it yourself. The route passes through the mountain serpentine to the plateau Psekhako and rough terrain, including water. Twenty kilometers of motorized fun for a group of 3-5 people.
Gazprom also offers horse riding, and their length varies from forty minutes to day trips, and for the most persistent there are proposals with three-day routes. All walks take place on the territory of the Caucasian reserve, in picturesque, colorful places with quiet nature, vast space and photogenic profiles of the mountains.
Selfie-theme-Park I would say. About a hundred of green, sculptures, placed near the entertainment center of the solar system to Gazprom. The sculptures depict animals and fairy — tale characters, in principle-nothing special. But it's free and people like to make themselves, so you can consider the Green Planet one of the entertainment in the resort.
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