History of Lake Ladoga and the Volkhov River coasts – Day 1: Places of military glory

You will start this fascinating journey with the legendary Road of Life that runs through birch and pine forests to Ladoga Lake. On each kilometer of the road you will see memorable white poles reminding about the events of the siege of Leningrad. Then you will go along the lake to the fortress of the same name Oreshek, which for centuries was an important strategic point during the fighting. This night you will spend at the shore of the mighty river Volkhov.
History of Lake Ladoga and the Volkhov River coasts
Travel distance by car: 196 km.Travel distance on foot: 0 km.Visiting: Novaya Ladoga, Ladozhskoye Ozero, Shlissel'burg, Centralniy, Konkorevo

Trip duration: 2 days

Darina Frantz

Музей «Дорога жизни»

History Museums

Museum of the road of the same name, through which the only transport link between besieged Leningrad and the country was laid. The museum is quite informative and interactive, with many exhibits in open space.

Осиновецкий маяк


One of the few surviving old Ladoga beacons. It managed to be preserved during bombing, as it served not only as a beacon for Ladoga navigation, but also as a landmark for fascist bombers.

Мир маяков (У маяка)


Cozy cafe with a picturesque view on Lake Ladoga. Visitors recommend to pay attention to pancakes with salmon. Nearby there is a playground.

Разорванное кольцо

Memorial Sites

Stop by the Ripped Ring Memorial and pay tribute to the memory of the Great Patriotic War. The memorial symbolizes the dense enemy blockade ring around Leningrad torn by Dear Life.

Oreshek Fortress (Крепость Орешек)


Powerful and energetic place surrounded by Ladoga nature. A fortress that endured the entire blockade of Leningrad and did not give up. You can also visit the old prison, which is located on the territory.

Baza otdikha Krenitsy

Gazpromneft filling station #113

There's a gas station ahead! Make a comfortable stop, buy water and goods on the road.

Кафе «Беседка»


It's time to eat after a long journey and such a busy day. The restaurant is located on the territory of Krenica Recreation Base. Visitors praise homemade food and dishes cooked on the grill. In a word - enjoy the views and relax!