Amazing neighborhood: unusual places in the vicinity of Yekaterinburg. – Day 2: A walk in the bird company

We recommend spending morning hours on Talc stone - one of the most picturesque man-made lakes in the Urals. Closer to lunch we are going to get acquainted with birds of prey in the center of "Kholzan", and in the afternoon we are going to devote a quiet rest in the country complex "White Horse".
Amazing neighborhood: unusual places in the vicinity of Yekaterinburg.
Travel distance by car: 93 km.Travel distance on foot: 0 km.Visiting: Kadnikovo, Yekaterinburg, Kashino, Verkhnyaya Sysert'

Trip duration: 2 days


Talc stone

Not far from Sysert is Talkov Kamen - one of the most picturesque lakes of the Middle Urals. The lake was not born by nature, but by human hands. Dense coniferous forest used to grow here, but in 1843 talcum powder was mined here, which was used for production of refractory materials for Sysert plants. During the works, an aquifer was hit and groundwater began to seep into the bottom of the pit. And when the demand for natural talcum powder dropped, the pit was abandoned, and soon it was filled with clean spring water. It's a beautiful place both in summer and winter!

Bird of Prey Monitoring and Rehabilitation Center "Kholzan"

From the lake we hurry to the center for monitoring and rehabilitation of birds of prey "Kholzan". There are more than 50 species of animals and birds, including the rarest ones. To take a picture with an eagle owl, to watch the flight of a falcon, to admire graceful roes - all this can be done in "Kholzan" park. Excursion programs of 1.5-5 hours duration have been developed for tourists. Registration is possible through the form [on the site](

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Late lunch can be arranged in [#RestaurantVillage]( at White Horse Country Club. The creators boast that they buy food from local farmers and produce meat, cheese and bread themselves. The author's menu includes a section for children and vegans.

White Horse SPA center

As long as you're in the White Horse, you should definitely visit [the spa complex]( of the club. In summer the recreation area is a beach complex with a terrace and sun loungers, and in winter - hot springs with the purest artesian water. The water in the outdoor pool is always warm (in winter 37-38 °C, in summer 30-31 °C). The ticket price includes Russian or Finnish sauna, poolside relaxation area, towel, slippers and bathrobe.

Park Inn by Radisson

The final chord of the trip will be dinner at the Magellan Restaurant at Park Inn by Radisson. Choose your favourite Russian or European cuisine, or a seasonal offer from the dinner menu. **Passenger for a note: book a room on a special page on the site [Radisson Hotels](**, pay with premium card Mastercard and get 15% discount, as well as the possibility of early arrival and late departure. [Full promotion rules](**