SEA, mountains, WATERFALLS, canyons !! Do you like it already? =)) Then we go to the Krasnodar Territory, in such alluring Big Sochi. In this tour we will show the most interesting places of Sochi, which you did not even guess!
What to expect
Thread of the route: Adler — Tiso-boxwood grove • White Rocks Canyon (Navalishensky gorge) • Orekhovsky waterfall, Azhek ecopark, Azhek waterfall • Jeeping — Dry and Wet Psakho canyons • Ropeway on Krasnaya Polyana, Olympic Park, light music background. -class from the instructor;)). Kudepstinsky cult stone • Zmeikovskiye waterfalls, Eagle rocks, titanium Prometheus, Agurskie waterfalls — Adler.
Travel dates for 2019 (7 days): March 03-09 April 07-13 April 28 — May 4 May 05-11 September 22-28 October 06-12
Until 11:00 — group gathering in the city of Adler. At the airport, the group meets near the entrance to the airport, at the railway station a group gathering near the entrance to the new station building from the city.
Yew-boxwood grove in Khosta. On the eastern slope of Mount Akhun there is a unique yew-box grove. Here relict, preglacial forests, ferns and vines are preserved in their original form . The age of these plants is from 400 to 2000 years! In the grove we will see for the first time an amazing, shaggy boxwood. The tourist route passes through a stone break-maze, past the ruins of an ancient fortress and leads to a mountain river. The snow-white rock formed a picturesque canyon Devil's Gate, through which the emerald Khost river runs. The active part of the route: 6.8 km, elevation difference of 70-180 m, the duration of the route: 5 hours.
Moving to the village. Kudepsta, accommodation in a guest house. Dinner.
Clothes and shoes for a walk on the first day: T-shirt, fleece, pants, sneakers (we will walk on the asphalt and along the forest trail). With a backpack: cap, raincoat, camera, podpopnik, drinking water, mug.
Canyon White Rocks (Navalishenskoe gorge). Welcome to the world of wet subtropics! Fabulous boxwood, wild creepers, tall trees entwined with ivy — all this is the Gorge of Navalishensk. Wooden stairs lead us to the bottom of the canyon, where the Bolshaya Khosta river runs. Thousands of years ago, a crust of the earth's crust occurred here and now we can observe the incredible bends of the gorge! The dark emerald river creates a bright contrast with snow-white rock. The trail leads along the river, past rubble stones, natural baths and small waterfalls. Our water tourists, take swimsuits! We will show you such a plant where you definitely want to swim =)). The active part of the route: 6.1 km, elevation difference 260-120-260 m, the duration of the route is 6 hours.
Orekhovsky waterfall, Ezhek ecopark, Azhek waterfall. Sochi National Park is a real treasure trove of the Caucasus waterfalls! Today we will see the Orekhovsky waterfall, which is located on the Bezumenka river. This waterfall boasts that it is one of the highest waterfalls in the National Park — the height is 27 meters. The stairs lead to the waterfall from the many steps, but it's worth it! Nearby is the ecopark Ajekh. Comfortable path leads along the river Sochi on this tropical forest. Moss and ferns grow to the right and to the left; ivy winds through the trees. The shaggy boxwood — an evergreen inhabitant of local forests adds special fabulousness to these places. The path goes down to the river, runs over the rocks, jumps through the trees and soon leads to a waterfall. In this place you can make movies! The dark walls of the gorge rise smoothly, long ivy swaying like lianas on them. Somewhere far, far away, a piece of sky and a hanging wooden bridge are visible. Decorates this magnificent picture of the Emerald Falls Azhek! The active part of the route: 12.6 km, elevation change of 140-270 m, route duration: 6-6.5 hours.
Today will be dZHIPING)))). Mountain road to the canyon, riding along the river and SPLATTERS =))))). We know you love it!
Dry and wet canyons Psakho. Would you like some extreme and unspoiled, pristine nature? Today we will arrange it all! A rare tourist can get to these places, so we take the mountain transport — and let's go!!! The two canyons of the river Psakho are dry and wet. One with water, the second — without. Emerald water, the kingdom of boxwood and prehistoric landscapes — welcome for emotions in the wet canyon! And if you want to plunge 70 million years ago, we are going to the Dry Canyon. Long ago, the strongest earthquake formed the landscape of our planet. It was then that a dry canyon appeared on the ground, its walls rising up to tens of meters. Next to such grand creatures of nature, you immediately feel like a grain of sand in this vast world. Murrrrashki run through the body when you pass under the majestic arches of the canyon! The active part of the route: 2.5 km, elevation differences on sightseeing sites about 50 m, the duration of the route is 4-5 hours.
Krasnaya Polyana, the cableway "Mountain Carousel". Krasnaya Polyana is a dream resort that grew before our eyes in just a few years! In winter, there is a paradise for skiers, and in summer Krasnaya Polyana will give its tourists unusual, panoramic views. On the cable car we quickly climb up to the viewing platforms of the “Mountain Carousel” complex. Here we are already above the clouds =))). Aibga, Psekhako and the Main Caucasian Range are around us. And in the distance — the Black Sea! Map of the mountain slopes.
Olympic Park. The Olympic Park is the heart of Adler, this is where the 2014 Winter Olympics took place . Sochi Park is a grand sporting venue where hockey, figure skating, curling, and short track competitions were held. We will see the famous Fisht Stadium, the Puck Ice Arena, the Ice Cube Curling Center. The park is decorated with fountains, palm trees grow everywhere . Tourists walk along multicolored park paths, are photographed against the backdrop of flags and bright rings of the Olympics. When the night falls smoothly over the city, the magnificent illumination of buildings in the Olympic Park turns on, bright lights shimmer against the dark sky. And when it is already completely dark, the light-music fountain turns on — the park's calling card! A huge Olympic torch is lit, at the foot of which a dance of fire and light begins! Under the well-known musical works, jets of water rise up, playfully intertwine, spin in the air and soar upward. The fountain changes its colors every minute! Awesome sight, we'll definitely see it!!!
The active part of the route: 4.5 km, the ascent of the cable car in the resort of Krasnaya Polyana to an altitude of 2200 m, the duration of the route is 11 hours.
Master class from the instructor;)). Kudepstinsky cult stone. In the morning we are waiting for a master class from the instructor! We specifically keep the topic of the master class secret, let there be intrigue;)). You will surely like it!
After the master class we go for a walk to the Kudepstinsky iconic stone. Our path will pass through the forest, where we will see unique plantings of evergreen sequoias and cork oak, as well as camphor tree, cypress trees and eucalyptus. Soon we will come out to the Kudepstinsky stone, which scientists consider the same age as the Egyptian pyramids! This artifact dates back to the age of megalith and is a huge sandstone measuring 1.5 by 4.5 meters. Two depressions are carved on the stone, in each of which a person can sit. Scientists are still arguing about the true purpose of this stone. After the walk we will have lunch in the forest;)). The active part of the route: 8.4 km, elevation differences of 10-180 m, the duration of the route is 5-6 hours.
Zmeykovsky waterfalls. Zmeykovsky waterfalls are located on the river Dikarka. The entire route passes through a beech forest where relict plants grow — laurel cherry, boxwood, Colchian ivy. The height of each of the five waterfalls ranges from three to ten meters! Here there are waterfalls in the form of whirlpools, double waterfalls. But the most interesting is a large cascade waterfall. Like white kites, streams of water run easily along huge stone steps. The active part of the route: 3.6 km, elevation difference of 140-230 m, the duration of the route 1.5-2 hours.
Eagle Rocks, Titan Prometheus, Agur Waterfalls. We all know that the Caucasus is a land of legends. One of them is very close! After all, it was in these places that Prometheus, who brought fire to people, was chained to the rock. Climbing up the Eagle Rocks, we will see a bronze statue of this titanium. From the transcendental height we descend downwards and fall into the shady ravine of the Agura River. Gradually we get used to the luxurious landscapes of Sochi: as it should be, around a magnificent forest, sheer cliffs. The emerald Agura River creates waterfalls and adorns its gorge with attractive natural fonts. Of course, we will not stand and we will swim here =))! And photographers will be happy to shoot "silk water" on the beautiful Agur waterfalls! The active part of the route: 5.1 km, elevation difference 320-380-35 m, the duration of the route is 4-5 hours.
16: 00-17: 00 — arrival in Adler (airport, railway station), departure home. Return tickets should be purchased for trains / airplanes that depart after 18:00.
What is included in an offer
- Road crossings on the route
- Travel by mountain transport to the gorge (UAZ)
- Accommodation in the guest house "Kovcheg Alliance" in the village. Kudepsta: double, triple rooms with private facilities, TV, refrigerator, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, kitchen for tourists.
- Meals: breakfast in the cafe (day 2-7), lunch (day 1-7) — dry ration in the gorges during walks), dinner in the cafe (day 1).
- Group equipment rental: first aid kit, boilers, gas burners (for making tea for lunch in the mountains).
- Ecological fees in the gorges.
- Tickets for the cable car in the Krasnaya Polyana ski resort.
- Instructor Services.
What is NOT included in an offer
- Transportation costs to the beginning of the route and back (Adler).
- Meals: Dinners (day 2-7). Our guest house has a kitchen where you can cook. Also nearby there is a cafe where you can dine.
- Insurance (optional).
What should a client bring
- Jacket / windbreaker. The air temperature is early in the morning and late in the evening + 10… + 13C.
- Running pants
- Flip flops
- Rainwear or rainwear
- Passport / child's birth certificate. Be sure to have the original documents (not a copy).
- Camera / Camcorder + Charger
- Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, razor)
- Mug, spoon, knife. For lunch in the mountains we make tea, tourists take mugs with them. We recommend having a non-beating cup (plastic or iron).
- Plastic bottle 0.5 liters (for drinking water on the route)
- Thread, needle
- Backpack for walking (volume 15-20 liters)
- Shoe dryers
- Sunscreen, hygienic lipstick
- Individual first aid kit. Required: elastic bandage, patch.