A water trip with children along the Pinega River in the Arkhangelsk region!
What to expect
It is difficult to convey the impression that Pinega produces, this narrow and even cozy river in comparison with the Northern Dvina and Mezen. Surprisingly beautiful are its banks: those tall reddish-brick or alabaster-white, covered with ship forests, then low with flood meadows and sandbanks. The banks of Pinega are picturesque, its light waters are washed by the foot of the rocks from bright red sandstone with interlayers of selenite or snow-white gypsum.
The river of Pinega is calm, unhurried throughout its entire length, its banks are rich in historical and architectural monuments, and the villages have preserved the ancient Russian northern architectural style. Tourists will see a lot of wooden churches and chapels, the ruins of former monasteries.
In addition, you will discover an amazing world of caves, where the eternal cold and darkness keep the mystery of the past centuries, where halls and galleries, streams and waterfalls, immobility of black underground lakes and diamond shine of ice crystals.