The fascinating places of the Urals – Day 2: Ural Natural Monuments

The second day will begin with a visit to the most picturesque places in the vicinity of the village Sloboda, where we will enjoy the Ural nature, then we will go to a very beautiful park, and then we will go to relax in the ski complex.
The fascinating places of the Urals
Travel distance by car: 211 km.Travel distance on foot: 0 km.Visiting: Bazhukovo, Sloboda, Novoutkinsk, Talitsa, Revda, Yekaterinburg

Trip duration: 2 days

Eugenia Laputina

Sloboda Stone

The day will begin with a visit to another very beautiful natural monument, where rare species of rock flora can be found. At the top of the rock you can find several pines, and below the river flows. Let's walk, enjoy the nature and the Ural expanses!

The Rocks of St. George's Stone

Not far from the Sloboda Stone is the St. George's Stone. The rock is also a natural monument. In 1880s the artist A.K. Denisov-Uralsky visited the rock and inspired by the beauty of local landscapes he painted "St. George's Stone". Mountaineers love to be here, and in winter there are competitions on ice climbing.

Café "Forest Cuisine"

We'll stop for lunch at the cafe. Here you can taste borscht, goulash, roast, pilaf, dumplings and other dishes, and then have a warming tea with local herbs.

Оленьи Ручьи

Nature Preserves


Two-hour hiking in the park Oleniye Ruchy awaits you! There are several trails in the park. The most popular route is about 6 km long, during which you can explore caves and climb rocks. The area is rich in flora and fauna. Here you can see a fox, and if you are lucky, a deer. If you want to have even more fun in the park, you can take a guide. For more information about excursions, visit [the park's website](http://olen.ur.ru/servandprice).

ГЛК Гора Волчиха

Ski Areas


Winter is not a winter without slides, fun and adrenaline! That is why we will spend the rest of the day at the ski resort. The complex has several slopes of varying difficulty for both beginners and professionals. Here you can go skiing, snowboarding, tubing. Ride and have fun! More details about the work of the complex can be found [on site](http://www.volchixa.ru).

Café

We'll finish our journey with a dinner in a cafe on the complex's premises. The menu has everything you need for a tasty and nourishing meal: salads, side dishes, meat and fish.

Yekaterinburg