Visit the museums of the Siege of Leningrad. Enjoy views of Lake Ladoga and the Volkhov River.. Explore historical monuments of Northern Russia. Ride a motorcycle in the fields and plains. .

History of Lake Ladoga and the Volkhov River coasts

On this journey you will touch the dramatic history of the Siege of Leningrad. Museums and dioramas located near Ladoga Lake will take you back more than half a century. The route begins with the Road of Life, a military transport highway that was the only way to supply the city. In the second part of the journey you will be moved back centuries and find yourself in the ancient capital of Northern Russia - Old Ladoga with its famous historical monuments. In addition to museum complexes, you will have the opportunity not only to enjoy the scenery of lakes and forests, but also ride motor vehicles or ride horses on the endless plains!

History of Lake Ladoga and the Volkhov River coasts

2 days itinerary by Darina Frantz - Families with Kids - Car, 1 Hotel

Road Trip Categories: Families with Kids

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.
Visiting: Novaya Ladoga, Ladozhskoye Ozero, Shlissel'burg, Centralniy, Konkorevo

Day 2: Leningrad region lakes


The second day of the trip will begin at the mouth of the Volkhov River. Enjoy the beauty of this place and go towards adventure. Today the plan is to visit the historical places that keep the secrets of Northern Russia of the IX - XVI centuries. In addition, you'll spend enough time in nature and even ride a motorcycle.
Visiting: Novaya Ladoga, Staraya Ladoga, Koltushi, Centralniy