To visit the bison and ostriches – Day 1: Bisons, goats and freshly brewed cheese.

We have a busy day ahead of us. We'll visit a bison house, ride horses or ponies in the woods, look at owls, milk goats and make our own cheese.
To visit the bison and ostriches
Travel distance by car: 164 km.Travel distance on foot: 0 km.Visiting: Solnechnoye, Toksovo, Centralniy, Rappolovo, Kasimovo, Dibuny, Matoksa

Trip duration: 2 days

Alina Maslova

Hyundai Creta



Our first stop is a bison nursery in Toksovo Village. We will get acquainted with bison and bison, which there are 5 of them: Manana and Madam girls, young men of Beryozka, Mischka and Augustin. We'll get to know the details of the guys' lives, and maybe even feed them. Let's run to the animals at the mini-farm, and then ride horses or ponies in the woods. Important: it is better to book bison tours and horse riding tours in advance by phone indicated on the official website of the eco-park.


Eastern European Restaurants

For starters, we will visit an unusual exhibition of live owls. We assure you, we will not remain indifferent! Afterwards we'll have lunch in a hunting restaurant. In the menu you should pay attention to handmade dumplings and dumplings, as well as dishes prepared on the grill.


Animal Shelters, Other Great Outdoors

We move to the quarantine center of wild animals, unique in its conception and mission. It is the only kennel in our country, engaged in treatment, rehabilitation and further return of wild animals to their natural habitat. At the moment there are over 200 animals and birds in the center. Among Veles's wards: brown bear Tonya, elk Luminka, lioness Elsa, fox Alice, wolf Vuk, lynx Pusha and Marsik. The kennel exists solely through donations and volunteer activities. Before you go there, you can contact the centre (contacts are on the official website) to find out what you can bring with you for your animals. Important: the center is open for guests from 13:00 to 15:00 on weekdays, on weekends from 13:00 to 17:00.

Ферма-сыроварня "Деревня"


An exciting adventure awaits us on a farm 35 km from St. Petersburg! We will turn into real farmers: under the guidance of an experienced instructor we will learn how to milk goats, ferment milk, mix and mold cheese. We will take the prepared cheese home and taste local cheese and meat delicacies on the farm. Important: preliminary booking of the master class is required, detailed information can be found on the official website.

Staraya Melnitsa Holiday Park

Парк Авиаторов Агалатово


Wrap up in the village of Agalatovo to see the monument to the Mi-8 helicopter, installed in 2012 in memory of the hero of the Soviet Union Maidanov N.S.

Gazpromneft filling station #39

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


Caucasian Restaurants

We will have dinner in an atmospheric restaurant of Georgian cuisine under the sensitive guidance of a chef from Tbilisi. It is homely cozy and, of course, delicious.