Tea in the Sortavala mountains and on the Gulf of Finland coast – Day 2: The mountains near the town of Sortavala and the deserted beach of the Vuoksa River.

In the morning we will be looking at the city of Sortavala from Mount Kuhavuori and drinking Lapsang Sushong tea. On the "mountain of the left" we will try to boil the white Puer, and when we get to the deserted beach of the river Vuoksa warm oolong. Dinner is planned for tonight in Vyborg.
Tea in the Sortavala mountains and on the Gulf of Finland coast

Trip duration: 3 days

Ksenia Beskova

Гора Кухавуори


Surrounded by dry fir trees, watching the city of Sortavala from the mountain... Somewhere down there, a measured life flows, tourists do not get bored in souvenir shops and restaurants. We inhale the smell of juniper while the red smoked tea is brewed. Lapsang Sushong smells of smoke and wood, which is perfectly complemented by the scents of pine trees that surround us. By the way, Wu's favorite tea. Churchill.



"Mountain of the Left", as the locals say for some reason. The stepped shape makes it easier for us to climb up. Here, among the rocks and the rare pine forest, we decided to try the white Puerto. Tea with a long aftertaste and the smell of dried fruits.



Simple interior and food. Prices are low, the atmosphere is home. It doesn't work on Sunday.

Apartments Ullberg



Walking through the difficult forests of the Leningrad region, suddenly you suddenly stumble upon the ruins of Finnish structures or the remains of the railway rails, leading somewhere unknown. The height of the rocks does not exceed 20 meters. But the access by car to this place is quite extreme, it is better to walk.

Gazpromneft filling station #45

Isn't it time to stop on vacation? You can warm up, fill up and buy goods on the way at Gazpromneft's filling stations.

Пляж в Лосево


Pine forest, sandy beach and the Vuoksa River again. Single boat and volleyball net. Well, we'll be drinking oolong. This time, Gaba, gaining strength to continue the journey.

New Бриг


We got to Vyborg. Cafe New Brig lured us with strong coffee and a desire to learn what is "soup German". We weren't disappointed.