To Baikal by Quad
Two-days adventurous tour by four-wheelers during which you’ll explore the routes of taiga forest and drive to sparkling fresh waters of Baikal Lake. Overnight in log-house of picturesque an quiet valley and relaxation in Russian steam sauna with refreshing swim in near-by stream. Possible to have a short trekking to the nearest village Bolshie Koty along the beautiful path which runs along the shore of Baikal lake.
from April to October;
Duration: 2 days
Places: Baikal lake; Listvyanka;
Day 1. Exploring taiga routes by quads on the way to Baikal
Our trip starts from Listvyanka. There you’ll meet your quad instructor and get some tips and advice of how to control and use the quad. The first part of the route goes along Krestovaya Pad. This is a wide valley about 1 km width and 20 km length which comes to Baikal lake from one end. The route goes in the forest along old forest road. One the way you'll have to pass several springs and quite swampy areas. You’ll be surprised on how well your machine can get over all the off road. Your hardest part of the journey today will be to cross Dark Pass where the road is very steep on the way up and down. All the way the trip goes in taiga forest. Now far away from the pass you’ll reach Dark valley where Gold Prospector’s Lodge is located. This evening and night you will spend there. This is a very picturesque place in the forest near Dark river and is only about 300 meters away from the Baikal shore. (there is no electricity on the base, generator only in the dining room, sanitary facilities outside, mobile signal only on the shore of Baikal). If time permits you may have trekking along the shore of Baikal lake along picturesque path to the nearest village - Bolshie Koty, which is about 7 km one way. It was founded here at Siberian Gold rush time. There are about 40 locals who live there all year around, others come here only in summer. Return to the base. Tonight you'll experience Russian Banya (kind of sauna). This banya is unique as it stands right next to Dark River (looks more as a forest stream, and the water is not dark - it's clear and good for drinking). After you get hot in the banya, you jump in the stream and enjoy the water run over your body! Its relaxing, refreshing and health improving. Dinner will be served for you after Banya. Overnight at cosy wooden houses. (sanitary facilities outside). Total distance covered today is about 20 km.
Day 2. Riding to Listvyanka by quad-bike
After morning wash in crystal-clear Baikal waters you’ll have breakfast. Then we start our 4-wheelers and proceed back to Listvyanka. You already know the route back and may have stops on the way to make pictures. Lunch stop at the forest. Returning back to Listvyanka. Total distance is about 25 km.
We may adjust the program individually for you according to your interests and demands. We may change one day to trekking along the shore, or horse-riding, prepare vegetarian food, etc. Please, don’t hesitate to contact us and let us know your demands.
Minimum group size is 2 people.
The tour price includes:
- rent of 4-wheelers
- fuel, equipment for riding the 4-wheelers (including wind and dirt proof suits)
- breakfast, lunch, dinner according to the program
- accommodation at the base in Dark valley (no electricity, generator only in dining room, sanitary facilities outside. Twin, triple houses
- National park fees
- instructor’s service
- guide-interpreter service
If you have any questions or would like to book the tour, please, contact us.
Additional services like horse-riding, transfer to and from Listvyanka, accommodation in Listvyanka on demand. Thank you for your interest!
Please contact us for the tour price and available dates.
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