Where to relax in Russia in 2016
The obvious economic difficulties that our country is experiencing are no longer a secret. And if earlier the Russians treated this as temporary trouble, then a year later many began to seriously think about saving. Merciless statistics show that more than half of Russians postponed their holidays until better times, and there can be no talk of going abroad. More and more often, the dollar exchange rate hints that the best rest is rest in Russia.
But what should a tourist do in Russia? And all the same things that were done before in foreign resorts, because our abundance of natural resources allows us to choose the direction of the trip, the climate, and activities. Increased attention to the beaches of Spain and the mountains of France distracted the Russian tourist from the delights of local tourism. Indeed, in Russia the mountains are no lower, the seas are no colder, and the beauties of nature will give odds to the most famous nature reserves of the West. Our vast country can be interesting to an active traveler, both in winter and in summer, and all thanks to its geographical position, which provides a change of seasons.
Holidays in Russia in the summer
In the summer of 2016, a great heat is expected, even though the beginning of June made many people remember winter clothes again. Resorts in Sochi and Crimea are already ready to accept a record number of tourists, and beach equipment was controlled at the state level. So this year, Russians will be able to get their portion of European service without staining their passport.
The sharp decline in tourist flow to Egypt and the closure of Turkey for the Russians could not but affect the domestic tourism market. Fortunately, the sanctions arrived in time by the time it was decided to develop domestic tourism. Thus, on the beaches of Sochi and Crimea, you can not only spend a quiet lazy day, taking sun baths, but also do something more interesting.
Crimea is famous for its scuttled ships from the First and Second World Wars. The bottom of the Black Sea preserves the history of the past, to which underwater excursions are often arranged. Both advanced and novice divers will be able to dive under the water and see for themselves the ghosts of war that miraculously survived in salt water.
But such diving excursions are interesting to fans of military history. Vacationers who cannot live without speed and wind will be able to rent a jet ski or a motor boat. The coastal zones of the Black and Caspian Seas are famous for their tranquility, so cutting through a quiet expanse of water, creating splashes, is a special pleasure. In the summer of 2016, the Ministry of Tourism promised financial assistance to small representatives of the tourism sector, so you can be sure that all water transport will be new and comfortable, and summer vacation in Russia will be no worse than abroad.
Autumn is associated with a viscous cloudy sky and light rain. Many people prefer not to plan a vacation for this time of the year, and those who still decide to take time off spend them under a warm blanket and with a book in their hands. There is nothing to be done, because in big cities autumn looks really gray and dull. But do not forget about the delights of the autumn season. No wonder this time of the year was Pushkin’s favorite, which means there is something to fall for, too, to brag about.
Despite all the charms of summer, the Urals even win in some ways. The sun evenly disperses through the clouds, making the Ural greenery even richer, and the lakes deeper. Early autumn is the best time for horse riding in the Urals. The summer heat does not tire, and the winter cold only gathers strength.
So, in order to escape from the hustle and bustle of the home, it is not necessary to relax in Russia. Autumn is considered the most peak season for horse trekking in the Urals. Horse bases warn tourists that it is worth taking care of your vacation in advance and warning of your arrival. Otherwise, you can be left without a hoofed vehicle. But this is not a problem. Hiking for many days also does not lose its attractiveness. The only difference between an autumn hike and a summer hike is a winter sleeping bag and an insulated tent. However, you don’t have to freeze during the day, because September in the Urals is a continuation of the summer.
Outdoor activities in Russia do not give up their positions with cooling, and in late autumn you can entertain yourself with climbing. The main flow of tourists by that time manages to decline, and you can enjoy the solitary conquest of some steep cliff.
Russia has never been considered the birthplace of a hot climate, and the beach season manages to meet a couple of months. But we can boast of snowy and cold winters, which is sometimes so lacking in Europe. All circumstances have developed so that winter recreation is the most developed among us, so there are many options for a tourist to do in Russia in winter.
The first to come to mind is the resort of Belokurikha in Altai. Once a small ski resort has grown to an unprecedented size and is ready to accept not only athletes, but simply those who want to spend time enjoying the nature of the Altai Territory. The main flow of tourists, times…