For the first time in my life to see cranes not in the picture, but live.. Solving the mystery of Russian Atlantis. Hold snails, learn about snails, try snails.. Huddle up with raccoons and pet a four-legged lamb.. Swim in the biggest waterfall near Moscow.. .
Pine forests, streams, beaches, horse riding, yachting, acquaintance with exotic animals - this mini-journey will cure all those who have sat in four walls or are tired of gallery and museum rest.
We'll explore tiny cities you haven't heard of before and savour the natural beauty of neighbouring regions. You'll spend most of your time outdoors, so it's best to keep a close eye on the weather forecast and choose the three sunniest days for your trip.
Journey to Tver Atlantis through crane nests and waterfalls near Moscow
3 days itinerary by Marina Voronchikhina - Farms and Animals, History and Culture - Car, 1 Hotel
Road Trip Categories: Farms and Animals, History and Culture
Day 1: Abode of Cranes and the ancient Thaldom
The first point in our journey will be the Crane Motherland reserve. On the territory of more than 36 thousand hectares there are rare animals, cranes nest on the banks of glacial lakes, owls hide in the crown of old spruces. Afterwards we will go for lunch and a walk to the ancient town of Taldom, and spend the night in Kalyazin.
Day 2: Kalyazin: Atlantis of Tverskaya land
The second day we'll spend in Kalyazin and its surroundings. The city is known since XII century. A thriving county town, where ships were built and blacksmithing developed, was half flooded in the Soviet era during the construction of the Uglich hydroelectric power plant.
Ancient houses and churches are mired under the water column, and only the five-tier bell tower of the Nikolo-Zhabensky monastery still reminds us of the beautiful past. In fact, everyone comes to Kalyazin just for the sake of this flooded bell tower.
In the afternoon we will spend in a pine forest on the bank of the Volga river, and the sunset will be met on the summer terrace of the local yacht club.
Day 3: Horseback rides, the highest waterfall in the Moscow region and curious raccoons.
After breakfast in Kalyazin we will go to the Yaroslavl region, to the country club "El Rancho" - ride horses in the fields and feed the wild lynxes. We'll have a hearty lunch drinking key water from Gremyachey spring, and then visit the fluffy raccoons.
Let's finish our journey beautifully: to the sound of blues and with smoked ribs in the teeth - in an Irish pub near Moscow.