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Wednesday, 19 June 2024

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Экскурсионные туры на Горный Алтай Пешие походы на Горный Алтай Сплавы по рекам Алтая Конные туры по Алтаю Велотуры по Алтаю
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Minor golden ring of Altai

Minor golden ring of Altai

Unforgettable experience of a great vacation awaits the travelers who take up this route. During the trip you'll be able to discover the natural beauty and diversity of Altai, its historical and cultural heritage, and its wonderful people.

Daily de luxe trains Kalina Krasnaya and Vostok are always ready to transport you from the capital city of the Altai Territory, Barnaul, to the city of Biysk, the starting point of the route.

Thecity of Byisk is the oldest of Altai cities, founded under the decree of Peter the Great more than 300 years ago. Three centuries were enough for a fortress protecting the southern borders of Russia from Dzungar people to evolve into the Science City, one of the leading centers of nanotechnology and pharmaceutics.

It is amusing to walk along the old streets that remind us of the merchant past of the city, or visit museums and have a look at numerous unique exhibits devoted to the nature and history of Altai, and also have a look at the place where one of the greatest rivers of the world, the Ob, forms. In the Byisk Local History Museum named after Vitaly Bianki you can see the exposition devoted to the history of the legendary Chuysky Trakt.

It is this famous Altai highway that brings us to the next unique spot — the village of Srostki, the birthplace of Vasily Shukshin, a well-known Russian writer, director and actor. Virtually everyone who travels along the Chuysky Trakt visits the V.M. Shukshin State Memorial Museum.

From 1976 onwards, annual Shukshin Meetings take place in Srostki. Thousands of people from Russia and many other countries follow the dictates of their hearts to see the places where the talented man, utterly devoted to his motherland, spent his youth.

The next stop on the route is the Sky Blue Katun, a special economic zone of tourist-recreational type. Today it is a rapidly developing complex of both family and extreme recreation. Here you can make short walking or riding tours, drive an all-terrain vehicle or use a bike to get to remote corners of the Sky Blue Katun: fishing lakes, apiary, maral breeding farm. Whitewater rafting on the Katun River including the visit to the water grotto along with hang gliding and paragliding make an incomparable extreme experience.

The artificial lake complex is open to visitors of SEZ, offering a wide range of services for a more traditional family recreation. Inquisitive ones should visit the Taldinskiye caves with an open-air archaeological ground named the Crossroads of the Worlds. It is also recommended to plan a visit to the maral farm Kaimsky, a perfect pi ace for recreation: cedarwood bungalows, original Siberian cuisine, classical hot Russian baths and vivifying pantocrine baths. Another place on the route is Lake Aya, known as The Pearl of Siberia for its beauty. A great number of visitors are annually attracted by diverse landscapes, unique nature, and rapidly developing infrastructure.

One of the biggest villages of Altai and the center of Altaisky District, the Altaiskoye village, is situated 45 km from Lake Aya. Nearby you may find the plantations of the scientific production association Biolit. The local Blooming Valley botanical garden with its exotic plants and medicinal herbs is open to visitors in summer. The local history museum, devoted to Nicholas Roerich's Altai period and Old Believers' search of Belovodye [note: a land similar to Buddhist Shambhala) is also a place of great interest.

Next stop on the route is the town of Belokurikha, Russia's one-of-a-kind health resort. Belokurikha is well-known for its radon water springs and, certainly, for its pure and ionized mountain air. Along with sufficient health improvement procedures you may take various excursions, walking tours etc. Moreover, this place is also a great facility for holding world-class conferences and symposia at the international level.

Now it is a 70 km drive to the initial point of the route — the city of Biysk.

The Minor Golden Ring of Altai makes up a route of 280 km and might take from two to five days depending on the excursion programme.

Today, the Minor Golden Ring tours are provided by tourist companies in Biysk, Barnaul and Belokurikha.


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