A weekend in the mountains without pistes: huskies, sovarium and a bit of extreme – Road.Travel

A weekend in the mountains without pistes: huskies, sovarium and a bit of extreme

Road Trip Route. Climb the observation deck overlooking the Mzymta river valley, Hug a husky, Take a photo in a swimming pool, Walk along the country's longest footbridge.

Don't know how to diversify your weekend? We can tell you! Go on a little trip to Krasnaya Polyana. By the way, don't forget to bring your bathing suit. Why? You will learn later. Amazing landscapes, interesting sights and extreme entertainment await you. During the trip you can ride on the dog sled at the height of 1500 meters above the sea level. You will be able to try an unusual attraction - rodelbahn. Visit the first in Russia Sovarium. But it is not all, but it is better to see once than hear a hundred times. Join us!

Active Leisure, Animals and Farms. From: Sochi

Anastasia Baklanova. Traveller.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Cableway

Today you will spend almost all day in the mountain tourist center. Take a ride on the cable car, which will take you directly to the Insta Park, where about 100 huge topiary figures are collected. At 1500 meters above sea level, you'll have an unforgettable vacation at the Husky Center. You'll spend your first day at Rosa Khutor Resort.

Нижняя станция канатных дорог ГТЦ ОАО «Газпром»

You're in for an unforgettable adventure. Leave your car in the parking lot and go for a good mood! The first thing you need to do is to find the ropeway "Laura", which will take you to the mountain shelter "Psekhako". You can find out about ropeway tariffs at [link](https://www.polyanaski.ru/climb/rates-and-prices/). It is better to take a trekking pass for routes A1 and A2.

Горный приют "Псехако" | Psekhako

The Psekhako mountain shelter is located at an altitude of 1,440 metres. There are souvenir shops and restaurants on the territory, where you can stop by in case you get cold or hungry. You can also grab a bite to eat at the Green Glade Park, where the resort's restaurant "Zharim&Parim" is located. From Psekhako shelter take a walk to the exhibition of specialized mountain and off-road vehicles, where the best samples of snowmobiles, snowcats, snowmobiles, motorbikes and snowmobiles are collected. After that come to Green Glade Insta Park, where you will see about a hundred huge topiary figures: fairy-tale, fantasy characters and even endemics. Enjoyable impressions and great photos are guaranteed!

Cableway A2 (Канатная дорога A2)

Then take the A2 cable car to the Firn shelter station located at an altitude of 1,660 meters. Here there is an observation platform from which you can enjoy an unreal view of the mountains.

Пихтовая поляна

After a high altitude walk in the fresh air at 1,660 meters you have to get to the Husky Park. The easiest way is to take the cable car down. Want more interesting transport? How about a cable car? Look for information on [the resort's website](https://polyanaski.ru/entertainment/) or check online or by phone.

Khaski Park

A couple of hours of unbridled fun and relaxation awaits you at an altitude of 1,500 metres above sea level. The park is home to 24 charming Siberian Huskies. Here you will not only be able to cuddle with these cute animals, you will have a unique opportunity to take a dog sled ride. Under favourable conditions a dog sled can reach speeds of up to 50 km/h. See [website](https://www.polyanaski.ru/entertainment/haski-park/) for the cost of services. After the Husky Park go down to the car on the cable cars.

Rosa Square (Площадь Роза)

After all that fun extreme action, it's time to catch your breath and relax a bit. Rosa Square is a great place for evening relaxation. Here you can take leisurely walks and enjoy the special atmosphere of the place. Or... Go shopping.

Чё? Харчо!

Spend the evening in a cozy restaurant "Che? Kharcho! The menu offers the best dishes of the Black Sea cuisine, tasty at home and colourful in a southern way.

Day 2: Conversations and extreme entertainment

Today you will visit a large water entertainment center with an outdoor heated pool overlooking the mountains. You will not leave here without beautiful pictures. After that you will visit the first Sovarium in Russia, where more than 30 bird species live. At the end of this two-day adventure you will visit the famous Skypark.

Кафе-булочная "Булки в горах"

Start the day with a cup of aromatic coffee and delicious fresh pastries from your own bakery.


A piece of bright summer at Galaxy Entertainment Center. Here you will find Wow Park, a modern art space with fabulous illumination, you will see more than six hundred luminous figures, some of them you can interact with. But the best part is waiting for you in the aqua complex. Just imagine: an open heated swimming pool with mountain view, and afterwards - relaxation in hammam or Finnish sauna. You can find the rates [on the website](https://www.polyanaski.ru/galaxy/aquapark/).


Next to the entertainment center there is a great place to visit - the first Sovarium in Russia, which is home to about 30 species of birds. On the territory of Sovarium there are show programs with demonstration flights and feeding of birds, excursions, telling about the history of interaction between birds and humans, and about each individual. Moreover, you can arrange a photo shoot with birds here for an extra fee.


Dine in a real mountain atmosphere at the gastropub. The gorgeous mountain views, polite waiters and delicious food - you'll find it all at Trikoni.

Skypark AJ Hackett Sochi

A good addition to the program will be a visit to the unique experience park! Walk over the longest pedestrian bridge in Russia and admire the Mzymta River from a height. And if you want even more thrill, try your hand at bungee jumping or take a ride on a two-seater trolley. You can choose an extreme adventure to your taste at [official website](https://www.ajhackett.com/sochi/).


An active weekend is coming to an end, it's time to go out for dinner. We recommend a visit to Cherovarnya restaurant by Novikov Group in Adler.