Mountain routes in the Crimea for beginners
Crimea is a favorite place for travelers who like to admire the beautiful mountain landscapes. There is a huge variety of mountain peaks, which are often used by travelers to develop climbing skills, as well as gentle trails where the trip is like a walk. Some routes are considered easy and even suitable for traveling with children. Traveling in the mountains is an opportunity to experience strength of mind, endurance and endurance, admire the impressive mountain peaks and picturesque waterfalls that open from the heights of the valley and settlements. The best time for mountain hiking is May and September, when the sun is not yet so hot as in the summer months. For hiking in the mountains, it is worthwhile to provide the necessary facilities for spending the night and cooking, as well as warm clothes, because at the beginning and at the end of the beach season, nights are cool even at the foot. High in the mountains, the air temperature is low even at noon. Doctors unanimously agree that treatment with walks or health paths in combination with climatotherapy can cure a person of many diseases.
This route is also called the Miskhor trail or Gaspra Bogaz. Duration is 11 kilometers and the final point is the Ai-Petri plateau. At first, the route is a walk along fairly gentle paths. At the end of the journey, the climb will become steeper and to an unprepared tourist it may seem rather difficult. The beginning of the route is located at the intersection of the Sevastopol highway and the road to Gaspra, Miskhor and Koreiz. Travelers usually meet at the beginning of the route to go on a fascinating journey as a group. In the process, travelers encounter the Voronya Mountain, which is clearly visible from the path along a steep path along the Ai-Petrinskaya Yaila. During the transition, travelers will find two springs, where stops are usually made and water supplies are replenished. Partially, the path passes through a pine forest with mysterious boulders.
Sun or Tsar’s trail
This route is not very long and is characterized by gentle walking paths. That is why it can be chosen for novice travelers. The beginning of the route is located at the Livadia Palace, the end is in Gaspra at the mansion where Leo Tolstoy liked to be. In addition to exploring the scenic surroundings, travelers can visit historic sites.
Golitsyn or Falcon Trail
This route originates at the Green Bay, and the end point is the peak of Sokol Mountain. Not all tourists overcome the steep climb to the mountain and often stop in the Blue Bay, admiring it from the cliff. The return trip is done in the same way. Trained tourists continue climbing to the top of the cliff. Throughout the route, travelers find numerous natural structures: cliffs, cliffs, grottoes, bays and caves, which amaze with beauty and grandeur. Also, the route objects are accompanied by many legends and during the trip you can learn a lot about the ancient inhabitants of these places.
This route is considered the oldest in the Crimea. From exists since 1898. The trail leads from the picturesque waterfall Uchan-Su to Ai-Petrinskaya Yaila. The route is considered to be short and not complicated. Its length is just over 2.5 kilometers, duration – about an hour. Often, tourists at the end of the climb independently choose the direction for further travel, for example, to the Glade of Tales or to the steep slopes of the Ai-Petrinskaya Yayla.
How to get to the start of the routes
Thousands of tourists go on a trip to the mountains every year. To get to the beginning of the route, it is convenient to take a taxi. On the website of the company “Sevtaxi” http://www.sevtaxi.com you can order a car to move to the beginning of the journey. The order is available on the website or by phone. In this case, the client can indicate the number of pieces of luggage and the number of passengers so that the operator selects the right car. If the traveler arrived on the peninsula purposefully to enjoy a hike in the mountains, he can pre-book a car that will take him from Sevastopol Airport to the start of the mountain route. This can be conveniently done at http://www.sevtaxi.com/airport/. The advantages of the company are punctuality, competitive prices, a wide selection of cars and comfort for travelers.