Visit the main reserves of Moscow and adjacent areas. Walk through wild and uncharted forests. Relax on popular or deserted beaches.

Around Moscow in 6 days: forests and reserves

The Moscow region is an incredibly interesting region, where a huge number of unique natural objects are located, the main of which can be called, perhaps, the nearest national parks and reserves. Among them are Zavidovo, Ugra, Meshchera and Oksky. We decided to dare to take a trip of almost a week, during which we will visit all the mentioned reserves and parks, as well as make several stops in places where you usually do not meet a single person, in places so remote that it is better to walk there with a satellite phone and a compass.

Around Moscow in 6 days: forests and reserves

6 days itinerary by Alexandr Kosar - Uninhabited Nature - Car, 5 Hotels

Road Trip Categories: Uninhabited Nature

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.
Visiting: Shakhovskaya, Zavidovo, Lavrovo, Solnechnogorsk, Taganskiy, Belavino, Kur'yanovo, Zelenograd

Day 2: In the forests of the Smolensk region

Today we are moving south to the Smolensk region. We will walk through the most remote, beautiful and untouched natural places, we will stop in distant villages and walk through dense forests.
Visiting: Yukhnov, Shakhovskaya, Kotikovo, Lyt'yevo, Znamenka, Luzhki, Ivanovskaya

Day 3: Protected Beauties Eels

Today we are going to explore the nature, as well as various sights of the Ugra National Park. We will enjoy the nature and unusual art objects.
Visiting: Kaluga, Yukhnov, Gory, Romodanovo, Rezvan', Nikola-Lenivets

Day 4: From Kaluga to Ryazan.

Today we leave Kaluga and head east towards the city of Ryazan. Along the way we plan to stop near the Oka River, in dense forests, as well as near lakes, ponds and pine forests.
Visiting: Kaluga, Ryazan, Krasnoye, Telyukovo, Usarovka, Aleksin

Day 5: In the thickets of national parks.

Today our journey has reached its climax: we are planning a trip to two major national parks in the central part of the country. In addition, we will leave Ryazan and head north.
Visiting: Gus'-Khrustal'nyy, Ryazan, Tyurvishchi, Brykin Bor, Snokhino

Day 6: Home via Vladimir region

Today our trip to the reserves closest to Moscow ends. We depart from Gus-Khrustalny and head for Moscow. According to a well-established tradition, we will make a few stops in nature on the way.
Visiting: Gus'-Khrustal'nyy, Anopino, Taganskiy, Vladimir, Balashikha, Malaya Dubna, Monino, Petushki