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An adventure week
An adventure week

Sports summer in Karelia

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An adventure week
Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Age
7 y.o.
Group size
from 6 to 14 person
Duration
6 days

Accommodation during the trip

5 nights
Start date
12 June 2019
  • 12 June 2019
  • 10 July 2019
  • 31 July 2019
  • 14 August 2019
End date:
17 June 2019
49 500 RUB

This journey is for those who prefer getting everything at once. You will experience great new adventures every day. Over six days you will try all kinds of summer outdoor activities Karelia can offer. Yachting on Onega Lake, rafting on the river and riding bicycles, jeeps and quad bikes across the taiga trails.

New
An adventure week
Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Age
from 7 y.o.
Group size
from 6 to 14 person
Duration
6 days

Accommodation during the trip

5 nights
Start date
12 June 2019
  • 12 June 2019
  • 10 July 2019
  • 31 July 2019
  • 14 August 2019
End date:
17 June 2019
49 500 RUB

Experiences you'll have

Active tour in Karelia

Every day you will discover new outdoor activities: 

  • explore the Onega Lake by a sailing yacht
  • take a bike ride to the forest lake
  • feel a surge of adrenaline while rafting the turbulent rapids of the Shuya river
  • cross the taiga trails by jeeps and quad bikes through the abandoned Karelian villages
  • try to drive a jeep across the sand quarries and the swampy lakes' banks
  • visit the sled dogs' kennel and try dog-trekking in the forest.

If you manage to gather a group of six people, we can organize a tour for you any time you want!

Not only forests, rivers and lakes are waiting for you on the route. Also you will visit the famous sights of Karelia:

  • see one of the highest plain waterfalls in Europe in the "Kivach" nature reserve
  • observe the "Palyeozerskaya" hydroelectric station, located on the slopes of an ancient volcano
  • and taste the medicinal water in the first Russian resort "Martsialnye Vody", founded by Peter I.

Itinerary

The journey begins in Petrozavodsk, where you have to get to on your own. We are ready to help with the purchase of tickets, if necessary, leave a comment in the application.

Day 1 Yachting along Onega Lake

You will be met at the railway station of Petrozavodsk, after that you will have breakfast in the cafe. Then you will go to the yacht pier and start the route along Onega Lake by a sailing yacht. You could see a beautiful panorama of Petrozavodsk from the lake, admire the small Islands and picturesque bays.

 

You will stop for lunch in a cozy bay of the lake and go fishingm if time allows. In the evening you will arrive at the guest house, located in a quiet Karelian village among the pine trees. That is where you will live all the next days. Have dinner and share your impressions of the first day.

Day 2 Cycling

After breakfast you will choose the bikes and go for a walk to a small but very beautiful lake located in the heart of South Karelia. Have a lunch outdoors and return to the guest house for dinner in the evening.

Day 3 Rafting along the Shuya river

Today you will enjoy rafting on the Shuya river. You will be taken to the starting point of the route by car (the road will take about 20 minutes). Going down the river, you will challenge the rapids Krivoy (Russian for Crooked), Bolshoi and Maly Tolly (Russian for Great and Small Tolly).


If you wish, you can also swim in the warm river. Then you will have lunch on the river's bank and continue raftingю In the evening you will return to the guest house for dinner and rest.

Day 4 Quad biking

Today you will ride a double-rider quad bikes across forest roads and through the abandoned Karelian villages lost in taiga and swamps. You will master quad biking on smooth highways and off-road.

 

On the route you will have a hot lunch. In the evening you will return to the guest house, relax and have dinner. If you wish, you can visit the Finnish sauna.

Day 5 Dog-trekking

After breakfast you will go to the kennel, where they will meet with an expedition sled dogs: Siberian husky, the Chukchi and Taimyr husky dogs, Alaska Malamute and Samoyeds. The kennel is close to the guest house, so you can reach it by bicycle or on foot.

 
Then you will have trekking with the dogs through the woods. You will be walking for about 5-6 kilometers with a special belt in conjunction with the dogs. You will be given personal equipment and all necessary instructions before you start the route. You will have lunch outdoors and return to the guest house for dinner in the evening.

Day 6 Jeep-tour

Today you will have a very interesting jeep-tour. At first you will be given a safety briefing before you leave. You will have a chance to will drive a car by your own across the sand pits and wetlands of the lakes.

 

You will go to the "Kivach" nature reserve, where you will visit the Museum of Karelian nature. Also you will see here the Kivach waterfall, that is considered to be the third highest plain waterfall in Europe. For lunch you will enjoy a picnic with grilled meat and vegetables.

 

The next point of the route will be the Girvas village. Here you will see Palyeozerskaya hydroelectric power station located on the slopes of an ancient volcano Girvas. Continuing the way, you will make a stop in the first Russian resort "Martsialnye Vody" and taste the healing water from the springs. After that you will move to the top of the Sampo mount and enjoy a beautiful view of Konchozer Lake's islands.


In the evening you will arrive in Petrozavodsk. You will have some free time to walk around the city before you set off to the railway station.

New
An adventure week
Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Age
7 y.o.
Group size
from 6 to 14 person
Duration
6 days

Accommodation during the trip

5 nights
Start date
12 June 2019
  • 12 June 2019
  • 10 July 2019
  • 31 July 2019
  • 14 August 2019
End date:
17 June 2019
49 500 RUB

Accommodation during the trip

During the trip you will stay in the comfortable guest house located in Matrosy village (a 20-minute drive from Petrozavodsk). There are pine forest and the Shuya river around the base. The house was built in 2012 from environmentally friendly materials. Furniture and wall decoration are made of pine. You will stay in double rooms with all amenities.


There are 3 double rooms, a finnish sauna and a fireplace room on the ground floo. In the two rooms there are two single beds, table, bedside table, chairs, wardrobe. Separate shower and bathroom are located next to the rooms. In the third room there are a large double bed, two bedside tables, wardrobe. The toilet and the bathroom is inside the room. 

 

There are 4 double rooms, kitchen, laundry and ironing room on the second floor of the guest house. Each room has two single beds, a table, chairs, a shower and a bathroom. All rooms have a hairdryer. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, microwave oven, cooktop, coffee/tea maker, full set of dishes. There is also a satellite TV, a large table, a sofa and a coffee table. There is also a parking and a grill house on the yard.

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Who will be my guide +

You will be guided by professional guides and instructors

Meals +

You will have three meals a day. Breakfasts and dinners at the guest house will consist of traditional homemade foods. For lunch you will have picnics and snacks outdoors. You can specify what you want for meals in the application.

What about the weather +

Temperature varies from +59°F to +86°F in the day and from +41°F tо +68°F in the night. Precipitation may occur.

What to bring +
  • a backpack or a travel bag
  • comfortable hiking clothes and shoes, including Wellington boots or high boots for hiking
  • a water- and windproof raincoat
  • a headdress
  • two pairs of sport pants
  • cotton socks
  • two or three T-shirts
  • gloves and wool socks
  • sunglasses
  • sunscreen and after-sun cream
  • first aid kit
  • personal hygiene items
  • tick and mosquito repellents
  • it's better to keep your camera in a small waterproof package
Can children participate +

Children aged 3 or older can do whatever they want in this tour except for quad biking. You can leave your child at the camp with a babysitter. Children aged 3 or older can do all the activities under the program.

 

Children under 18 years old are provided with a 10% discount.

Booking

New

An adventure week

Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Age
from 7 y.o.
Group size
from 6 to 14 person
Duration
6 days

Accommodation during the trip

5 nights
49 500 RUB
What's included in the price:
  • accomodation in the comfortable guest house

  • three meals a day

  • transfers provided by the program 

  • yachting program (day 1)

  • rental of jeeps, quad bikes, bicycles and special gear for dog-trekking

  • rafting (day 3)

  • dog-trekking (day 5)

  • instructors' and guides' services

Extra charge:
  • railway tickets from Moscow to Petrozavodsk (starting at 5400 RUB for a round-trip ticket)

  • single accomodation at the guest house (+10 000 RUB)

  • dinner in Petrozavodsk in the last day

In the price:
Included Extra charge
  • accomodation in the comfortable guest house

  • three meals a day

  • transfers provided by the program 

  • yachting program (day 1)

  • rental of jeeps, quad bikes, bicycles and special gear for dog-trekking

  • rafting (day 3)

  • dog-trekking (day 5)

  • instructors' and guides' services

  • railway tickets from Moscow to Petrozavodsk (starting at 5400 RUB for a round-trip ticket)

  • single accomodation at the guest house (+10 000 RUB)

  • dinner in Petrozavodsk in the last day

12 Jun 2019, Wed — 17 Jun 2019, Mon
49 500 RUB
10 Jul 2019, Wed — 15 Jul 2019, Mon
49 500 RUB
31 Jul 2019, Wed — 5 Aug 2019, Mon
49 500 RUB
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