Excursion tours

Sights Routes Equipment
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In one of the tours we have met two tourists on bikes from Switzerland. From talk with them became clear that they nothing do not know about located thereabouts oldest cave settlings Mangup-Kale, Eski-Kermen, Chelter-Koba and Shuldan. The boy and girl has gone on road past these and many other of the most interesting monuments of historie and nature with which this area of Crimea so rich. But how much them in Crimea, Karpaty and in the other places of the Ukraine whole!
     In this section you may get to know the most interesting sights of Crimea, and then Karpaty and the other small places of the Ukraine, visit which possible, travelling on bicycle or on foot. Much interesting possible to see, travelling on river on kayak or katamaran. On your request we can send additional information about these and other interesting places.
     You may choose one of listed below routes , list of which will be constantly broadening and enlarging. Also you may look through the reports about some tours that we passed. On your request we can form the route with provision for your interest and experienced instructor will conduct you best-routes and will show you sights, will choose the best places for rest and place to sleep.
     For time of the tour you will need equipment ,with composition of which you may get acquainted in this section .

The sights

Crimea

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The waterfall
Dzhur-Dzhur
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The cave city
Chufut-Kale
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The Big canyon
of Crimea
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The national
park Karadag
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The Genuezskaya
fortress
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The castle
"Lastochkino gnezdo"
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The church of
Voskreseniye
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Rapids on r. Kamenka
  • Alushta . The Big crimean national park.
    Generalskoe . The waterfall Dzhur-Dzhur ( photo ) the most full-flowing in Crimea. Karabi-yayla ( photo ), 1000 over sea level.
    Luchistoye . Chaos of stones on declivity of the mountain Demerdzhi "Valley of the ghosts" ( photo ).
  • Bahchisaray . The Khans palace ( photo ), XVI-XVIII age. The Uspensky priory ( photo ) (acting), XV age. The cave city Chufut-Kale ( photo ), X age.
    Bashtanovka . The cave city Kachi-Kalion ( photo ).
    Bolshoye Sadovoye . Syuyrenskaya fortress.
    Mashino . The cave cities Tepe-Kermen and Kyz-Kermen.
    Skalistoye . The cave city Bakla.
    Sokolinoye . The Big canyon of Crimea ( photo ). The waterfall ( photo ) "Silver".
    Ternovka . The cave cities Mangup-Kale and Eski-Kermen ( photo ). The ruins of the priories Shuldan and Chelter.
  • Yevpatoriya . The city-resort.
    Saki . The most old mud resort.
  • Kerch . The fortress Yenikale, 1703. Tsarist burial mound IV age before. The church of Ioann Predtecha, X age. The Lapidariy. The antique city Pantikapey, VI age before - IV age. Adzhimushkayskie catacombs.
    Bondarenkovo . The mud volcanoes (the hills), the largest hill has diameter of 30 metres.
  • Koktebel . The national park Karadag ( photo ). The museum of planers.
  • Kurortnoye . The palace of dolphin. The biological station.
  • Sevastopol . The oldest greek settling Hersones, V age before - XV age. The aquarium of the sea institute. The panorama of the defence of Sevastopol.
    Balaklava . The ruins of fortress ( photo ).
    Inkerman . The cave priory (acting). Georgievskiy priory. The fortress Chembalo.
  • Simferopol .The administrative centre of Crimea. You can arrive here on train, on plane (the visa may be gotten straight in airport).
  • Stary Crym (Old Crimea). The armenian priory Surb-Hach, XIV age. The mosques XIII - XIV ages. Georgievskiy priory XIII - XIV ages.
  • Sudak . The Genuezskaya fortress ( photo ), was built in 1371-1469.
    Novy Svet . The grotto of Shalyapin ( photo ), path of Golicyn ( photo ), tsarist beach. The champaign wine-tasting common-room.
  • Feodosiya . The fortress Kafa ( photo ), was built in 1343-1448. The Museum of planers. The art gallery of the artist-painter of seascapes Ayvazovsky I.K.
    Solyanoye . The ruins of turkish fortress "Arabat" ( photo ) (1703) ashore of Azovskoye sea.
  • Yalta . The Livadiyskiy palace ( photo ). The waterfall is Uchan-Su ( photo ), 108 m height. Mouting pass Ay-Petri, 1200 m over sea level.
    Alupka . The palace of Voroncov ( photo ).
    Gaspra . The castle "Lastochkino gnezdo" ( photo ).
    Massandra . The wine-tasting common-room of the crimean wines Massandra. In Big crimean national park, when Nikitskiy mounting pass (1448 m) is overcome, You can visit "Summer-house of winds" with beautiful views on south coast and Kozimo-Damianovskiy priory with curative source of water.
    Nikita . The Nikitskiy botanical gardens.
    Foros . The church of Voskreseniye ( photo ).

The region of Dnepropetrovsk

  • Dnepropetrovsk . The Administrative centre of region. There are airport, railway station, boat station and bus station. Rivers Orel (the 320 km length) and Samara (the 311 km length) that flow across the territory of this region are suitable for float.
    Kirovskoye . The national park of rivers Orel and Dniepre.
  • Tokovskoye . The rapids on river Kamenka (the small waterfall, photo ).
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The routes

     The best period of travels is from May to September, but it is possible to travel anytime during the year. You can move without any equipment from one hostel to other hostel, but the cost of the trip will increase and, most main, You do not see the most interesting because to some places it is possible to get for several days walking only during which You would stay at night in tent only and prepare feed on campfires or burner. For group from 2 before 10 persons it is possible to find the suitable places for spending the nights in tent. We shall help You to develop the route in everything abovesaid and many other things.
     We shall define meaninges of the applicable words.
The Freeway — road with good asphalt covering ( photo ).
The Local road — road without asphalt covering ( photo ).
The Rut — machine road in wood ( photo ), in field ( photo ) where cars go seldome.
The Path — wood ( photo ), field ( photo ) path for pedestrians.
The Climb — total climb when moving upwards on road for time of the whole journey. The Day climb varies from 500 to 1500 metres. The absolute height of some main mounting passes is specified.
Length of the tour consists of days of the movement and rest, for instance: 7 days (6+1) — 6 days go on route + 1 day of the rest.
M.p. — mouting pass.

On foot

  • Through cave cities of Crimea : Bahchisaray (the khans palace) - the Uspensky priory - the cave city Chufut-Kale the cave city Tepe-Kermen the cave city Kachi-Kalion the Syuyrenskaya fortress the cave city Mangup-Kale the cave city Eski-Kermen - ruines of the Shuldan and the Chelter priories - the mounting pass Bechku - the cordon Teahouse the lake of Yusupov the "Silver" waterfall - the Big canyon of Crimea the mounting pass Ay-Petri - the Uchan-Su waterfall - Yalta. The length of this route is about 130 km. It takes 12 days (10+2) walking.
  • Through canyones of Crimea : Aromat - Bogatyr - a Big canyon of Crimea - a waterfall "Silver" - a lake of Yusupov - a cordon Teahouse - a meteorological station - a canyon Uzundzha - Rodnikovskoe - a canyon of river Chernaya. The duration of the route is 9 days (7+2).
  • Through East Crimea : Perevalnoye t/p Partizanskaya Karabi-yayla the Kokasan-Bogaz pass the Gorucha pass the Verhneshelenskiy pass the Nizhneshelenskiy pass the Voron pass the Maski pass Lesnoye Sudak . The duration of the route is 9 days (7+2).
  • Through South coast of Crimea : Feodosiya Ordzhonikidze Koktebel Kurortnoye - Solnechnaya Dolina Sudak Noviy Svet Morskoye Privetnoye Rybachye Solnechnogorskoye Alushta . The duration of the route is 10 days (8+2).
      See also routes in technical description of the reports .

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The routes for bicycling

  • The Route 1 : Bahchisaray Mangup-Kale Eski-Kermen Inkerman Sevastopol Laspi Yalta the Ay-Petri pass (1200 ) Bahchisaray . The total length of the route is 245 km (200 km freeway, 25 km local road, 20 km rut). The climb during all tour is 1900 m. The duration of the route is 7 days (6+1).
  • The Route 2 : Bahchisaray Mangup-Kale Eski-Kermen Inkerman Sevastopol the Laspi pass Yalta Alushta Privetnoye Sudak Koktebel Feodosiya . 370 km (325 km freeway, 25 km local road, 20 km rut). The climb is 3200 m. The duration of the tour is 10 days (8+2).
  • The Route 3 : Genichesk Arabatskaya strelka the ruins of turkish fortress "Arabat" Feodosiya Koktebel Sudak Privetnoye Alushta the Chuchelskiy pass the Nikitskiy pass (1424 m) Yalta Sevastopol Inkerman Eski-Kermen Mangup-Kale Bahchisaray . 540 km (380 km freeway, 30 km local road, 130 km rut). The climb 3700 m. The duration is 12 days (10+2).
  • The Route 4 : Genichesk Arabatskaya strelka the ruins of turkish fortress "Arabat" Schelkino Kurortnoye Kerch Yarkoye Feodosiya Koktebel Privetnoye the Kokasan-Bogaz pass the Chiginitra spring the Ay-Aleksiy spring Generalskoye Alushta the Chuchelskiy pass the Nikitskiy pass (1424 m) Yalta the Ay-Petri pass (1200 m) Sokolinoye Orlinoye the Baydarskiye Vorota pass the Laspi pass Sevastopol Inkerman Eski-Kermen Mangup-Kale Bahchisaray . 820 km (520 km freeway, 210 km local road, 28 km rut, 12 km path). The climb 5600 m. The duration is 18 days (15+3).
  • The Route 5 : Simferopol Ivanovka Mezhgorye Belogorsk Prolom Old Crimea Vladislavovka the ruins of turkish fortress "Arabat" Mysovoye Kurortnoye Kerch Yarkoye Feodosiya Koktebel Sudak Privetnoye the Kokasan-Bogaz pass the Chiginitra spring the Ay-Aleksiy spring Generalskoye Alushta the Chuchelskiy pass the Nikitskiy pass (1424 m) Yalta the Ay-Petri pass (1200 m) Sokolinoye Peredovoye Orlinoye the Baydarskiye Vorota pass the Laspi pass Sevastopol Inkerman Eski-Kermen Mangup-Kale Bahchisaray Simferopol . 890 km (553 km freeway, 225 km local road, 100 km rut, 12 km path). The climb 6800 m. The duration is 20 days (17+3).
  • The Route 6 : Kerch Zolotoye Schelkino the ruins of turkish fortress "Arabat" Vladislavovka Feodosiya Koktebel Schebetovka Old Crimea Sudak Morskoye m.p. Nizhneshelenskiy Povorotnoye the Verhneshelenskiy pass Zelenogorye the Gorucha pass the Kokasan-Bogaz pass the Nizhniy Kokasan spring the Chiginitra spring the Ay-Aleksiy spring Generalskoye Alushta the Chuchelskiy pass the Nikitskiy pass (1424 m) Yalta the Ay-Petri pass (1200 m) Sokolinoye the Bechku pass Orlinoye the Baydarskiye Vorota pass the Laspi pass Sevastopol Inkerman Eski-Kermen Mangup-Kale Bahchisaray . 650 km (392 km freeway, 82 km local road, 164 km rut, 12 km path). The climb 7400 m. Length 20 days (17+3).
  • Through Crimea, overview : Bahchisaray - Kuybyshevo - the Bechku mounting pass - Orlinoye - the Baydarskie vorota mounting pass - Alupka - Yalta - Alushta - the Angarskiy mounting pass - Simferopol . 216 km. The duration 6 days (5+1).
  • Through East shore of Crimea : Feodosiya - Ordzhonikidze - Koktebel - Kurortnoye - Sudak - Novy Svet - Alushta - the Angarskiy mounting pass - Simferopol . 180 km. The duration 6 days (5+1).
  • Through cave city of Crimea : Simferopol - the cave city Bakla - Bahchisaray (the Khans palace) - the cave city Chufut-Kale - the cave city Tepe-Kermen - the cave city Kachi-Kalion the Syuyrenskaya fortress - the cave city Mangup-Kale - the cave city Eski-Kermen - the priory Shuldan - the cave city Chelter - Inkerman - Sevastopol . The duration 6 days (5+1).
      See also routes in technical description of the reports .

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The water tours

  • By river Orel 1 (The region of Dnepropetrovsk): Platform of 108 km - Ryasskoe - Nehvoroscha - Mayachka - Babaykovka - Tsarichanka - Mogilev - Elizavetovka - Kirovskoye - Dnepropetrovsk . 215 km. The duration is 11 days (9+2).
  • By river Orel 2 (The region of Dnepropetrovsk): Platform of 108 km - Ryasskoe - Nehvoroscha - Mayachka - Babaykovka - Tsarichanka - Mogilev - Plaveschina - Radyanskoye (the dam of Orel) - Dneprodzerzhinsk . 195 km. The duration is 11 days (9+2).
  • By river Samara (The region of Dnepropetrovsk): Pavlograd (Verbki) - Vyazovok - Kocherezhki - Vasilievka - Ivano-Mihaylovka - Volnoye - Cherkasskoye - Orlovschina - Dnepropetrovsk . 130 km. The duration is 7 days (5+2).
  • By rivers Volchya and Samara (The region of Dnepropetrovsk): Pavlograd - Mezhirich - Kocherezhki - Vasilievka - Ivano-Mihaylovka - Volnoye - Cherkasskoye - Orlovschina - Dnepropetrovsk . 125 km. The duration is 7 days (5+2).
      See also routes in technical description of the reports .

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The equipment

     Our journeys are intended for those who have an initial experience in tours of corresponding distances with transportation of the necessary equipment in a rucksack (the bicycling rucksack) and in autonomous tours with experience in spending nights in field conditions.
     The following equipment will be necessary for journey:

Types of the tourism
On foot Bicycling By water
Cloth, personal belongings, documents
A rucksack A bicycling rucksack A rucksack
  A bicycle A kayak or a catamaran
  A bicycling cover  

     This equipment will be enough for you if you will stay at night in hotel or in hostel.
     But if you will make the place to sleep in tent, each participant of the tour will need in addition the small rug and sleeping blanket. Besides the group will have to have necessary a tent, a kettle, a gas burner (the small kerosene stove). In many places of the route it is possible to prepare meal on campfire, however there are treeless areas or areas, where kindling campfires is forbidden, for instance national parks.
     If you dont have such equipment, well try to help you.
     In accordance with the rules of baggage transportation in trains and planes your bicycle must be covered with a material.

You have to draw up the application for coducting the tour. It is possible to do here .

Used photographs of Yuriy Pogrebnoy Translated by Yuriy Pogrebnoy & Mikhail Grigoryev

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