Walk around the Leningrad Sahara. Find shellfish skeletons in stone. Descend into the red caves. Walk along the bottom of a beautiful canyon. Feed the ostriches. Super surf on a picturesque lake. .
Most St. Petersburgers prefer to enjoy the beauty of nature in Karelia, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland or Lake Ladoga. But interesting places for active rest in the open air can be found not only to the north of the city. During this short trip you will see that the south of the Leningrad region is also generous with natural attractions.
I suggest we head towards Luga, a small town 2 hours drive from Peter. You'll see everything on the way: real canyons, extinct fish skeletons, sand dunes. I guarantee you'll be pleasantly surprised.
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2 days itinerary by Marina Voronchikhina - Uninhabited Nature, Sport and Leisure - Car, 1 Hotel
Road Trip Categories: Uninhabited Nature, Sport and Leisure
Day 1: Tuutari Park, Bornitsky quarry, geological masterpieces and cozy meadows
On the way to Luga we will visit "Tuutari Park" - a year-round center of active recreation. Then we will have a look at the Bornitsa quarry, the local Sahara desert, and admire the geological monument on the Oredezh river. We'll arrive in Luga for dinner - an hour is enough for you to go for a walk in a small town.
Visiting: Luga, Retselya, Nikol'skoye, Centralniy, Gatchina, Ploskovo, Siverskiy
Day 2: Ostrich Farm, Super Surf, Red Caves
Today you will visit an ostrich farm, ride a sup-surf on a beautiful lake and descend into red caves. For dinner in Gatchina, nourishing oriental cuisine with a touch of lavash will be the perfect end to this little trip.
Visiting: Luga, Rapti, Centralniy, Oredezh, Gatchina, Sredniye Krupeli