Around Moscow in 6 days: forests and reserves – Day 1: Beauties of Zavidovo National Park

Our trip will begin with a visit to one of the most unique places in the Moscow region - Zavidovo National Park. It is here that we will go by car, stopping along the way near picturesque lakes and forests of the region.
Around Moscow in 6 days: forests and reserves

Trip duration: 6 days

Alexandr Kosar

Volkswagen Polo Sedan



Our trip began not so far from the busy city life in one of the suburban forests of the capital, which is located on the outskirts of the green district. As the area is almost starting here, the nature here is quiet, although you can meet a lot of tourists. It was nice to take a walk near the pond, after which we moved on.

Любимый пруд Белавино)


The small village of Belavino in the Moscow region became the place of our next stop. This place is known for its picturesque pond, which is simply loved by local fishermen. There are small private houses along the banks of the pond, although there is also quite a lot of space for walking.

Mamma Italia

Italian Restaurants

In Solnechnogorsk we stopped to have lunch at a small cozy Italian restaurant called "Mamma Italia". The menu here is very diverse, personally we can recommend a salad with duck breast, as well as beef carpaccio.

Hotel Iguasu

Национальный парк «Завидово»

National Parks

National Park "Zavidovo" is one of the most unique natural objects in the Moscow region, and our main goal today. The area is so picturesque that even once President Yeltsin equipped his country residence here. In these forests and bolts there is a huge number of different animals, birds and fish. If you are lucky, then, walking here, you can stumble upon a hare of mermaid or meet a roe deer.

Клинское Заозерье


On the southern border of the small village of Teterino there is a picturesque pond surrounded by pine forests on the southern and northern sides. On the west side there are private houses, but on the east side you can walk alone along the shore or go further into the forest.

Кафе Вулкан


A small evening meal after a busy day we had a café bar on Novorizhskoe Highway called "Volcano". The atmosphere here is generally pleasant and relaxing with live music playing. Mostly European and Russian cuisine is served here. We were pleased that the local dishes are not made of semi-finished products.