Contrary to popular belief that Krasnaya Polyana is exclusively winter, ski resort of the Russian Federation, he is ableprovide you a good rest in the summer. You just need to know where to look, well, do not forget that in the local specifics of entertainment, the key word is “mountain”. Those who associate Sochi exclusively with the beach, the sea and the chaise longue have nothing to do in Krasnaya Polyana.
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The content of the article
- 1 What to see in Krasnaya Polyana in the summer
- 2 Krasnaya Polyana
- 3 Estosadok and Gorky Gorod
- 4 Rosa Khutor
- 5 Gazprom and Laura
- 6 On the map
What to see in Krasnaya Polyana in the summer
Summer Krasnaya Polyana comes trekking lovers,extreme sports, pokatushek and other chamber rest. There are no crowds of sun-bathed holopusik in swimsuits, beach barkers, crowds on the embankment and traffic jams. Only mountains. And mountains of emotions.
Immediately remind you of my detailed post Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi - 4 in 1, the whole truth about the resortwhere I explain in detail what is going onfamiliar to all the concept of a resort in Krasnaya Polyana. Be sure to click on the link, otherwise there will be a stupor further, if you have not been to those places and are just going to get acquainted with the local beauty.
All the fun and activity in the article below Idivided into locations: Krasnaya Polyana, Estosadok and Gorky 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 of work and prices - they still vary from year to year and from season to season. The main message of the article is to give you an idea of how varied your summer vacation can be at such a seemingly hardcore winter resort.
Krasnaya Polyana is an urban-type settlement,whose name has become a household name for the whole valley between the mountain Achishkho with its spurs and the Aibga ridge. However, we are literate people and we will call things by their names. So, PGT Krasnaya Polyana in the summer is the residence of fans of silence, uncrowdedness, quiet rest and ecological tourism.
There is only one major road in the village, nomulti-storey buildings (with rare exceptions), and 90% of buildings are single and two-story houses. In Krasnaya Polyana there are no megamolls, dance clubs, aquaparks and cinemas - all this you will find upstream from Mzymta, in Estosadok. In the village you will find a lot of baths, trekking, rafting and other ways of communicating with nature on an equal footing. Post with a description of the village.
Hiking (ecotourism) around Krasnaya Polyana
List all options under a review article.It would be illogical, because there are a lot of companies that are trekking in the mountains and there are several companies that organize trekking. They collect and conduct group walks in remote places in the vicinity of Krasnaya Polyana at different altitudes above sea level. Hills, forests, alpine meadows, waterfalls, viewing platforms - all this is available to guests of the resort. And the trails are increasingly beginning to equip the mind: walkways, railings, signs and places to rest.
Jeeping, Moto Tours, ATVs
This is a continuation of the theme of walks, but withoutprefixes "eco" and not at all pedestrian. Organized pokatushki in the mountains and sights around Krasnaya Polyana on powerful, prepared for off-road technology. Preliminary trainings are conducted (if necessary), as well as services are offered for storing your personal equipment, their service and washing in case you come with your farm.
Not the most carefree kind of rest, but it’sa unique chance to see underground reservoirs, corridors and even halls where the ceiling cannot be reached with a beam of a lantern. There are light caverns, where tourists are allowed with children, where everything is ennobled by the platform and the lighting, and there are speleological hikes where you will not find all this. Only hardcore, only real difficulties and total darkness. What is typical - in some places you can swim, so you will be offered to bring swimming clothes and a towel.
Walk to the dolmens
One of the options for selfpastime for which guides and special equipment are not needed. Dolmens are located in the mountains, at the end of Achishkhovskaya street. These are ancient megaliths, about which it is better to read the information in advance, and then upon arrival at the place you just do not understand what you need to be surprised about. In short, this is such a type of ancient graves, which is uniquely comparable to Stonehenge or the pyramids at Giza. But the dolmens in Krasnaya Polyana are not particularly impressive, it is better to go somewhere else.
Classic outdoor activities - descent on a mountain streamon inflatable boats. Depending on the options of passage, it can be fun and difficult descent, or 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 charge of positive and “like” funny separation from reality.
Helicopter tours can be taken as in the formseparate flight to any location, and in the form of a full sightseeing tour. The route runs from the maritime cluster with the Olympic Park, along the Mzymta River to the overflight of the mountain cluster in the area of Rosa Khutor, Gazprom and Gorki Gorod. The duration of the review is 5 hours, and it is allowed to take children from 8 years old on the flight.
Baths of Krasnaya Polyana
- Theme park of Krasnaya Polyana "Banja Land". Five SPA-complexes in which there are: a Russian steam bath, a Roman bath, a Turkish hammam, a hot bath (tub on chains or a Japanese barrel of furo), and a cold bath with spring water.
- Spa complex "British" bath, an amazing mix ofbath culture of the peoples of the world. Houses made of clay and straw, clay steam room "Ezhiha" in Burmese style, something similar to the Japanese o-furo and - Russian bath. Expensive, but stylish.
- Chandelle Blanche Medi SPA & Beauty. Wellness center, which is located in three buildings of the hotel on an area of about 3 thousand square meters.
- Russian bath in KO “Belarus” is a thermal complex with indoor pools, with hydromassage and cascade showers, a Russian steam bath, a Finnish sauna and a Turkish hammam.
- Slavic baths at Ogniyar is a dry law territory at the Mountain Air tourist center. There are Russian steam rooms and two swimming pools, a bath with hot broths and a Charcot shower.
- SPA "Mikhailovsky Movnitsy" - Russian bath, built on the old Slavonic technologies. With hayloft.
- SPA complex "Velha" - Russian bath, hot tub with cold water, Finnish sauna, Hammam and heated swimming pool.
The territory of Krasnaya Polyana and the surrounding area is richon beautiful sights and pleases the eye with just gorgeous nature. Very much here you can find refined areas of the forest or the area near the reservoirs, where arbors or picnic pavilions are neatly arranged. Equipped with everything necessary for a relaxing holiday with a family or a large company, without risking any damage to nature.
Ecotourism and sports activities in oneevent. You find yourself in a single canyon of a mountain river and begin to descend through it using all available methods and means. On foot and in the water, in relaxation mode or with the use of climbing gear - there are two types of canyoning. Depending on the option you choose, you either descend in the mode of contemplation and photographing, or get a full package of adventures, where the list includes jumping from a waterfall, water slides in the rocks and a cascade of waterfalls unsuitable for walking.
Creative activities for children and adults
- The creative center "Family", where circles for creative development are organized, children's parties, cooking classes, as well as the service of keeping children are offered.
- Culinary workshops in the tavern "Trikoni" -free family entertainment in one of the most famous institutions of Krasnaya Polyana. And it is held within the framework of the promotion of the tavern itself, therefore, you will not pay a penny for participation in cooking classes.
- "Coop Studio" - house-egg, and even a coffee shop andcreative workshop. Here, for children and adults, master classes in painting, poetry evenings in the library, there is a bar for adults and a tea room for all.
Waterfly (in Russian "waterfly") issuch an inflatable kayak with an open cockpit. In its essence and technical characteristics, this is a water-based all-terrain vehicle, which allows you to safely float where classic rafter is quite dangerous. Waterflakes are very easy and very lightweight boats.
Eco-settlement Russian house "Rybino"
Resort in the resort, a complex for rest from the usualholidays in Krasnaya Polyana. Rybino is literally a couple of kilometers from the village, under Mount Achishkho. From 10 am to 8 yesterday you were provided with: fishing in a closed pond, horseback riding, Russian sauna, bar, park, small zoo, hammocks and deck chairs, sports games and just walking in the shade.
Soap factory in Medoveevka
This is more shopping than cultural orsports entertainment. A trip to Medoveevka is usually associated with a visit to the local soap factory, which has been producing natural hair and skin care products for more than a dozen years. For advertising do not pay, so do without links.
Aviary complex of the Caucasus Reserve
For 300 rubles you open the doors of a smallrehabilitation center for animals, where many representatives of the local fauna are collected: wolves, deer, chamois, bison, boars, lynx, leopard and others. You can just go take a look at the animals, reading the information from the stands. But ideally you should join the excursion, where the guides will tell you such stories about the appearance of animals, in a complex, that you will have no place for boredom.
Kraft brewery in the mountains near the village of Medoveka. It will be interesting to both people who are far from beer, as well as to its connoisseurs and consumers. In the brewery they produce local sorts of beer, cider and their mixes. Entertainment, as you know, is an amateur and this is the case when the word "amateur" fits in perfectly.
Since I originally decided to share everythingentertainment locations, then the idea is to write this item in each resort, but with your permission - I will not. Both Krasnaya Polyana and Estosadok are located between the mountains, therefore in every settlement there are several points convenient for flying. They differ in altitude for the start, the elevation differences when flying, the time in the sky is from 15 minutes. All flights are performed in tandem with an instructor.
Estosadok and Gorky Gorod
Gorky The city is just a part of the village.Estosadok But, since he has a special, specific function, Gorky City is usually spoken of as something separate and independent. Although in fact, it is just two half of one settlement, separated by the main road. Simply, the infrastructure of Gorki City consists of 99.9% of entertainment establishments, and Estosadok across the road - in the same proportion, but as a residential sector.
Horse rides Gorky Gorod
Horse riding can be seen as morean elaborate alternative to the walk on the cable car K-12 - one of the three cable cars that lead to the Falls of Polikaria. I myself have not yet ridden on it, but I read on the net that there are several route options and one of them is completely laid through the woods on the mountainside. This is one of the new entertainment options at the resort.
Beach in Imereti Bay
It is believed that this is the entertainment of the City Hills, butin fact, in Gorky Gorod, you are simply picked up by a transfer bus and taken to the sea. Transfers ride several times a day and it is better to prudently probe the topic, where they stop and whether you need to make a place in advance.
On the beach, besides the standard sealer, you haveYou will be able to rent a SUP-board, practice diving or send children on an inflatable slide. For all the kids there is an equipped play area and some kind of animation program.
SEC Gorky Gorod Mall
The largest shopping center for the entire resort, fromKrasnaya Polyana to Rosa Khutor. In principle, residents of large cities in Gorki City Mall will not be surprised by anything: several floors of boutiques and entertainment, the StarCinema cinema, the Lucky Strike bowling alley and the Perekrestok store in the basement. But on the scale of the local infrastructure, this is a real center of entertainment and shopping, which cannot be deprived of attention.
Waterpark "Mountain Beach"
Just for those who suffer from lack ofsea in case of forced rest in the mountains. And here (unlike Sochi) a real sandy beach was prepared for you. Well, a bunch of services in pursuit: sports on the sand, jacuzzi with sea salt, water slides, animation, sauna, restaurant, massage, children's playroom, and even fish peeling, like in Thailand.
Position themselves as the onlymultifunctional entertainment center in Krasnaya Polyana. In fact, the entertainment here for people of high flight, that is, high quality and expensive. Gambling hall, concert hall, original cuisine restaurants, theater, conference halls and poker club.
Cableway to Gorki Gorod
Of course, first of all the cable car is a viewvehicle in the mountains, especially relevant during the winter season. But for the summer they do not stop their work and turn into a kind of a review road. Ride-fly over the mountains and local species - quite a great pastime for a couple of hours.
Pitbike, quad bike or mountain bike ride
As in any other resort town of RedGlade, you will be offered pokatushki on the slopes for the downhill or contemplative walk around the neighborhood. In addition to technology, in the rental you can take and protection to safely ride on natural trails, as well as on prepared lanes with obstacles.
Rest in a campground
Besides, it's just a small tentcamp (7 tents on wooden decks) at an altitude of 2 km above sea level, here they offer a program of entertainment in field conditions: night cinema, telescope, master class on tying knots and generally conduct a course for a young fighter with training in tent installation and camping. Rest is designed for family format, so there are classes for children.
In addition to the usual activites, for people leadinghealthy lifestyle in Krasnaya Polyana there are many suggestions for yoga. Private, group, yoga workshops, yoga camps - here you can’t even make a short list of options. Plus, every year the names, contacts and location may change, so look for relevant information in Google search.
Rope Adventure Park
Popular nowadays entertainment when in the treesplatforms are installed, cables and ropes are tightened, because of which, at a height of 10-15 meters, a whole rope town is formed. And then for the money you are allowed to tickle your nerves here alone or in a group; you can even hold competitions if you came by company. There are complex and simple routes, as well as a separate safe - for children. Rope Adventure Park is located at an altitude of 1460 m, the cost of entry is from 300 rubles.
The increasingly popular format of outdoor activities,which is gradually adjusted to global standards. In the mountains at different heights laid specially prepared routes that pass through the picturesque places or natural attractions. As a rule, these are not very difficult walks, which can be done by an ordinary person with average physical fitness.
Policari Falls, Alpine Meadows, Circus-2, peakBlack Pyramid, Rhododendron Valley, Relic Forest - these are the names of paths and routes that are offered in travel agencies. Their availability, time and cost change regularly, so check with the organizers of the tour.
Cave Falls - one of the natural beautiful placeswhich are worth a visit in Estosadka. 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 the winter you will meet an icy waterfall, and in the summer - alive.
Rosa Khutor is a distant and most famous districtEstosadok village, which is strongly associated with skiing and relaxing in the snow. The resort zone is located on several levels, from the Mzymta River to observation platforms at altitudes of 2230 and 2509. However, with the onset of heat and after the snow melted, this place does not remain unclaimed.
Rosa Pik Observation Deck
Attraction Rosa Khutor where you canrise from Rose Valley in 30-40 minutes, with three transfers. By itself, the rise is also impressive, the views open up awesome at any time of the year, the main thing is that it is not overcast. At the very top is an observation deck with an overview of almost 360 degrees and a restaurant height. Rose Peak is located at an altitude of 2320 meters of the Aibga mountain range. In winter, people go to Rosa Pik to roll down one of the two slopes of the ridge, and in summer to go hiking and horseback riding. Read more about Rosa Pik.
Then you can just go back to Rosa.The valley, and you can still take a walk: a walk to the Stone Pillar to a height of 2509 (Rosa Peak is even higher), or take a cable car on the other side of Rosa Peak Mountain to Kamenny Les, where there are several beautiful waterfalls. Accordingly, it will be necessary later to go back to Rosa Pik and descend into Rosa Valley. All routes are easy.
The observation deck Stone Pillar
If you decide to climb the observation deckRose Peak (and it’s easy to go there - the funicular taxis taxis), then it makes sense to allocate a whole day for this and not limit yourself to one point. If you walk along the ridge of Aibga along the pedestrian path, you will get to the highest observation point of the whole area - the Stone Pillar. Height - 2509 meters. The path is simple and short, 2 hours round trip.
- Pottery workshop "Olgiz". There are master classes for beginning potters: a potter's wheel and hand-made clay, as well as stained painting, decoupage, wet felting and painting on fabric.
- Art Studio "Colored Mountains". Master classes in painting, corporate events, team building, nature walks with an easel and drawing lessons.
The so-called "design residence" in the mountains. Festivals, events, meetings, lectures, coffee house, yoga, bar, fitness, vegan cuisine, conferences, parties, coworking, music, delicious food for ordinary people. Position themselves as a creative art space and health complex. Open from 7:30 to 23:00, admission is free.
Karting Club "Rose Farm"
Entertainment for big and small - kartodromon the 6th floor of the parking lot P4 in Rosa Khutor. 250 meters from a ground conquer equipped with telemetry, which reads your achievements, and at the exit you will be given a sheet with the results of arrival Want - speed, want - drift. Newbies and competitions are taught every week.
Park Virtualiti on Rosa Khutor
Virtual reality and this is all that withit is connected. Attractions with a hyper-realistic presence, labyrinths of mirrored walls, ribbon mazes, children's play areas for all ages. There are babysitting, cafes, working from 12 to 22, the cost of a visit from 250 to 400 rubles.
Historical and Ethnographic Complex My Russia
Complex and interesting architectural ensemble onBank of the river Mzymta, which consists of houses built in the traditional way. And for each building that represents its own region of the Russian Federation, its own method of construction was used. The entrance to the territory is paid, inside there are several eco-hotels, restaurants, cafes, hand-made workshops.
Concert Hall Rose Hall
Multifunctional complex withtransforming halls, where different-sized events are held annually on more than 10 thousand square meters, from children's parties to major conferences. There are two halls in total, designed for 2500 people each, plus a cafe, VIP lodges and negotiations. Well, besides practical sense, it has an entertainment component - concerts are held here.
Beach area Rose Beach
The only place on Rosa Khutor where you cansunbathe by the water to people who do not want to cut half an hour to the sea. Fresh water on the banks of the river Mzymta with a sandy artificial beach and beach equipment - naturally for admission. The price includes the cost of using loungers and beach infrastructure: toilets, changing rooms, cafes. Located next to the start of the Health Path.
Multi-level long walking trail on the slopePsehako mountains. The levels are divided according to the difficulty of passing the trails: large, medium and small (1.5 hours on foot, 1 hour and 15 minutes, respectively). It does not have serious obstacles for people with an average level of physical training, is fully equipped for safe and comfortable walks in nature.
Place of worship for sports car modelson a scale of 1:10. Avtotrek designed specifically for the championship of the Russian Federation on races on such typewriters, and you can ride it with your equipment, as well as with the rented here. Racing takes place on the track, which is perfectly visible from the high podium, where you will be placed with the control panel of the race.
Trolls Flying Eagle
Only suitable for those who are very, very afraidor try for the first time. The flight is quite long, the length of the trolley is 500 meters, but the speed ... how you walk. At least these were my impressions.
Rafting on the river Mzymta
As in other places of the resort around KrasnayaGlades, in Rosa Khutor on the river Mzymta organized alloys are held. The total rafting time is about two hours. The rafting is included in the tour, which lasts about 5 hours. Sports entertainment, with elements of extreme sports, but absolutely safe and suitable for people without special training.
Rope Amusement Park Panda Park
PandaPark is a network of rope parks thatThese are routes of varying difficulty between trees at a height of 3 to 23 meters above the ground. Fans of such extreme sports will have to overcome obstacles and move along crossings, including wooden bridges and steps, ropes, suspended climbing walls and trolls.
Climbing at Rosa Khutor
Three-hour program for climbers,hang and fall from the sheer walls. The attraction is organized at an altitude of 1600 meters. It contains five tracks with a difficulty from easy (for children above 12 years old) to serious. All equipment and instructions are provided by the organizers of rock climbing in Rosa Khutor.
Park waterfalls Mendelih
The southern slope of the ridge Aibga. The bed of the river Mendelih. Height of 1472 meters above sea level. Seven waterfalls here are open for visiting by hikers if they get here from Rosa Pik or by the Edelweiss cable car. The park has two equipped routes of medium difficulty: a small and a large ring. If you go both routes, it will take about two, two and a half hours. The point of the excursion is that it passes close to the border and therefore you have to grab your passport.
Tasting complex Krasnaya Polyana
Exhibition-tasting spirtoidov, whichinsisted on the mountain grasses of the local environs, as well as on the fruit and honey of neighboring Abkhazia. The shop is open from 11 am to midnight. It is located in the Tulip Inn Rosa Khutor 3 * building, the entrance is from the Panorama embankment side.
Three bath complex: traditional Russian, mountain alpine and exotic Japanese. Located near the cultural and ethnographic center My Russia, on the banks of the Mzymta River. As it is usually said in trailers for blockbusters: “from the creators” of BATH LAND. The usual SPA is divided into thematic zones, but it is quite a suitable option for recreation, especially on rainy days (and there are some in the summer too).
Horse rides on the ridge Aibga
For the lover and for those who know how to ride. For beginners, walking can seem like a tedious task, because horses are not cars and poking them require practice. Horseback riding starts from the building on Rosa Pik, in which it is located restaurant "Height 2320". Pass along the trails of the ridge Aibga, from whichIt offers a great view of the panorama of the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea. There are two routes to Rosa Pik: short - for 30 minutes and long - for 1 hour. The cost may vary, but so far 600/1200 rubles, respectively.
Yeti Park? -?Alpine rope park with a cafe, children's activities and a special feature that no one else has in Rosa Khutor - an attraction-mine. According to the information in the network, rope routes are sometimes allowed to pass at night. In general, the park has a certain thematic decoration for the declared “Jetty” and even presents household items of Yetti and casts of his tracks.
Gazprom and Laura
Entertainment center Galaxy
Due to the fact that there is little space in the gorge, the RCThe Galaxy is almost the only place at Gazprom where the main entertainment for tourists is concentrated: a water park, a bowling alley, an ice skating rink, a children's playhouse, a cinema for three cinema halls, a food court, an open terrace with a fountain, and where to go without shopping - a shopping gallery. The largest territory is occupied by the water park. Here you will find water slides, swimming pools (including one in the open air), a jacuzzi and a children's area with mini slides.
The exhibition of owls and birds of prey "Sovarium"
Non-standard exhibition for guests of Gazprom andneighboring resort towns. A show with the participation of owls and their trainers, shooting on photos and videos, demonstration flights of owls, feeding, an exciting (as they say) excursion and interactive with predators. Work from 10 to 20 daily.
Sightseeing tour on the cable car
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 will have almost six kilometers of flight at an altitude of 50 meters with views of the Aibga range and the resorts of the mountain cluster. Cabins can accommodate up to 30 passengers.
On the slope of Laura equipped with cyclingroutes, with picnic and recreation areas. At the base of the mountain, not far from the Laura Stadium, rental of bicycles and bicycle equipment, equipment, and modern electric bicycles are offered for those who do not like efforts or large loads on the knees are contraindicated
Eco-trails on the slope of Laura
Correct trekking is now available on the slope.Laura, where two pedestrian routes are equipped: the “Sportivnaya” trail? 2 kilometers long and the “Fir forest” trail? -? 2.5 kilometers. Routes run through the fir forest with mountain views, and in some places there are special viewing platforms.
Contact area for communication with dogs -summer-winter attraction, only in the summer you will not be ridden on a sleigh. In addition to the husky in the kennel, there is a lot of family entertainment: a children's play area, board games, laser tag, a summer cinema, an outdoor swimming pool, drawing workshops, a children's climbing wall,
A dozen deer in the aviary near the highway H on the slopeLaura greeted tours without much interest. We got used to it. Guides routinely work out a program for presenting facts from the life of horned pets, deer quietly pose for a photo shoot and chew the lichen proposed by tourists. A very leisurely pastime, for an amateur.
Special Technology Exhibition
Special mountain equipment that should notjust to stand in the summer, so the car park was announced as an exhibition and people started to run here - and for free. During the tour, you will be shown and told about snowmobiles, snow machines, snow mills, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and other trucks. All this happens on the territory of the ski-biathlon complex "Laura".
Where to ride on a hill in the summer? Here. Put on sportswear (preferably) and go for a cheesecake on a specially equipped track on the slope of K2, near the mountain fir "Fir". In the basement of the shelter rent an inflatable pillow (tube) for a lot of money (300-500 rubles) and - go! On the track, covered with plastic brushes, the cheesecake slides at a moderate speed, so here you can not worry about the children - no clashes, no coups.
Buggy - it's proapgrezhennye off-roadcars, but what I tell you, you yourself know it. The route goes along mountain serpentine, Psekhako plateau and rough terrain, including water fords. Twenty kilometers of motorized pleasure for a group of 3-5 people.
Gazprom also offers horse rides,and their length varies from forty minutes to day trips, and for the most persistent there are offers with three-day routes. All walks take place on the territory of the Caucasian Reserve, in picturesque, colorful places with calm nature, immense space and photogenic mountain profiles.
Park "Green Planet"
Selfie-theme park I would say. About hundreds of green sculptures placed near the entertainment center Galaxy at Gazprom. The sculptures depict animals and fairy-tale heroes, in principle - nothing special. But it’s free and people like to make themselves, so the Green Planet can be considered one of the entertainment at the resort.
On the map
Summer and winter activities of Krasnaya Polyana
Summer and winter activities of Krasnaya Polyana: