Conquering the foothills of Altai – Road.Travel

Conquering the foothills of Altai

Road Trip Route. Meet the Four Brothers., Walk around the Belokurikha resort, Drive along the foothills of the Altai Mountains, Conquer the highest point of the Kolyvan Ridge, Ride on the mountain slopes.

The journey will take place south of Barnaul and will last three days. The route goes to the resort of Belokurikha, then leads along the foothills of the Altai Mountains, and returns to Barnaul. You will visit several resorts, conquer the slopes, climb amazing rocks and mountains, which offer an unforgettable view of the Altai Territory. There are lunch and dinner stops on the route. Don't forget to dress warmly so that the journey will bring you only positive emotions!

Active Leisure, 🎅 Winter Trips. From: Barnaul

Anna Arkhipova. Travel Expert.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: On the way to the resort of Belokurikha.

Today we are going to conquer unusual mountains and rocks, as well as admire the beauty of the resort of Belokurikha.


There are stops on the route, but don't forget to bring food, water or a thermos with tea in your car just in case.

Gazpromneft filling station #217

The journey begins! For a smooth trip, we recommend stopping at a gas station - fill a full tank of quality fuel, pump up the tires, buy aromatic coffee and snacks on the road.

LAMIA Trattoria Bistro & Pizza

Before a long walk through the mountains is worth a refreshment, this will help you a wonderful Italian restaurant in the heart of Biysk.

The Rock Four Brothers

The Four Brothers Rock is a true geological monument. It has an original shape, which resembles four men standing side by side, shoulder to shoulder. The rock reaches a height of 10 meters. You can walk to it along a small narrow path, and if you decide to continue on your way, you can go to another attraction - the cliffs of the "Gates of Love".


To get to the Church mountain and see the beauty of the Altai region from above, you will need to use a cable car. More information about the mode of operation and lifting costs can be found [on this site]( Please note that the cable car service is available from Tuesday to Sunday.

Church Mountain

It is on Mount Church that you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the spa and the ridges of the mountains on the Cheginsky Ridge. On the observation deck, where the cable car leads you, you can have a delicious lunch at a table overlooking the mountains, and on a wide path you can walk to the rock of the same name. The Rock "Church" was formed as a result of centuries of weathering. It got its name because of its shape, which is very similar to the temple dome.

Ресторан Beaver

After conquering small, but so beautiful peaks, it is worth having lunch in a cozy restaurant of Belokurikha resort.

Tourism Center

Now you will go for a walk again, but this time even more exciting. You can visit the surroundings of Belokurikha resort during [horseback riding]( or ride [on snowmobiles]( Be sure to check the information on these sites and do not forget to book your chosen excursion.

Пятое колесо

This restaurant will delight you with delicious food and a cozy atmosphere in which you can relax after such an active day!

Day 2: Conquering Mount Xinyuha

Today you will have an early climb and a long road along the stunning foothills of the Altai, and then you will conquer Mount Sinyukha and see the Altai region from a height of about 1200 meters!

Cafe "Rubin"

On the way along such beautiful mountains you can stop at a small café for a cup of tea and take a break from the road.

Cafe "Visit"

We are already approaching our target, and it is worth having a snack in a small but cozy cafe.


This village is the starting point for climbing Mount Xinyuha. Visit [this site]( to learn about the nuances of climbing and the route to follow. This climb is available even for beginners, so I wish you a wonderful walk!

Xinhu Hill

Mount Sinyukha is the highest point of the Kolyvan Range, located in the north-west of the Altai Mountains. The mountain has been recognized as a natural monument since 1998 and is part of the Tigirek reserve. From the mountain viewpoints there are simply stunning landscapes, but it is better to see them with your own eyes one day than to hear the stories of other travelers a hundred times!


I hope you had a wonderful walk on the Kolyvan Ridge, and now you can go to dinner.


After such an active walk, you must have had an appetite. This cafe will delight you with delicious and inexpensive dishes.

Day 3: Back to Barnaul.

Today we will go back to Barnaul, but first we will conquer the slopes in the ski resort "Zmeinogorsky".

Alpine skiing complex Zmeinogorsky

It's time to conquer another slope of the Altai Mountains, you can go skiing, tubing, or, as many people used to call them, "lollipops", at least on a snowmobile. Be sure to check the [official website]( of the ski resort for more information on booking the equipment you need. Please note that the ski area is closed on Monday. The cafe, where you can have a hearty hot meal and take food with you on the road, is right at the foot of the slope, you can park your car there too.

музей истории горного дела им. А. Демидова

Before you go back, you should get some rest and take a breath. I recommend visiting a very interesting museum, located in the heart of Zmeinogorsk. For example, did you know that this city was considered one of the strongest industrial centers of the Russian Empire? Today in the museum you can see the artefacts found as a result of archaeological excavations, a collection of minerals, and, most interesting - ancient machinery and machines that used to be involved in mining. The museum is closed on Mondays, the last Friday of the month is a sanitary day.

Gazpromneft filling station #181

There's a gas station coming up. If you are tired, make a comfortable stop - come for a coffee!

Shish kebab Want Meat.

Here you can make a stop, take a break from the road, and have a delicious dinner.


And now our journey has come to an end. I hope you enjoyed the beauty of the Altai region, had a good time skiing and got an unforgettable experience!