Educational eco-tour through national parks and reserves of Vladimir and Ryazan regions – Road.Travel

Educational eco-tour through national parks and reserves of Vladimir and Ryazan regions

Road Trip Route. The largest archaeological site of Russia "Old Ryazan"., A walk through the museum-reserve of S. Esenin, Visit to Oksky Reserve, Holidays at the lake, .

When the bustle of the city and the noise of cars gets tiresome, it's time to get some privacy with nature. In this case, I suggest you go on an eco-tour and enjoy the incredible natural scenery. The highlight of our adventure will be the Oka Biosphere Reserve, whose diversity of flora and fauna is truly amazing.

History and Culture, Active Leisure. From: Moscow

Anastasia Baklanova. Traveller.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: The journey begins.

Today we have the program: snack on the lake shore, get acquainted with the places where S.A.Esenin grew up. Walking around S.A.Esenin's museum-reserve, you start to understand why the poet dedicated so many poems to his small Motherland. It's impossible not to fall in love with the local flavor.


It's time for a little snack! I suggest we have breakfast and bring lunch. Our next stop will be at the lake, where you can eat on the shore.

Озеро Белое

The same lake where we will stop and enjoy the fresh air, we will also enjoy the nature around us. There is a boat station where you can rent a boat, a catamaran. Moreover, for lovers of fishing, you can relax and fish on the lake.

Государственный музей-заповедник С. А. Есенина

These places still cherish the memories of the great Russian poet S.A.Esenin. "Goya you, Rus, my dear, The huts are in figs of the image... Not to see the end and the edge... Only the blue sucks the eyes."

Усадьба Есениных

The estate is located in the heart of Konstantinov village. In 1871 the grandfather of the poet Nikita Osipovich Esenin built a house here, and in 1895 the main romanticist of Russia - Sergey Esenin was born here.

Старый Мельник

Today was an interesting and informative day. It's time to have dinner in a cafe, where friendly waiters bring the most delicious food.

Day 2: Wildlife of the Ryazan region

Today, the plan is to spend the whole day outdoors. Clothes and shoes should be as comfortable as possible. The Oka Biosphere Reserve is waiting for us!

Cream Soda Bar

We'll be in the center of Ryazan for breakfast for a while. Afterwards, we'll continue our journey! I suggest you take something to eat for lunch. No café races are planned until tonight.

Gazpromneft filling station #248

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.

Окский заповедник

The Oka Biosphere Reserve is a very interesting corner of the Meshcherskaya Lowland, located in its south-eastern part. The boundless bay meadows. Rich wildlife. Here you can meet many amazing animals: moose, moose, cranes, even black storks! To get better acquainted with the territory of the park, I advise you to take a tour. The excursion route through the territory includes three blocks: 1.general acquaintance with the reserve 2.visit to the Rare Crane Nursery 3. Visiting the Bison Nursery. It should also be noted that a visit to the Nurseries is only possible as part of the tour. To visit the excursion routes of the Oka reserve, those coming to the Central manor must apply to the visit-center. The visit-center and Nature Museum are open from 10:00 to 16:00. Monday is a day off. Schedule of excursions: 10.30, 12.30, 14.30, 16.00 (at 12.30 there are excursions to nurseries only). Also on the territory there is an eco-trail "The swamp at the bisonhouse", the length of which is 600 m.

Брыкин Бор

Here we'll make a halt, sit and enjoy nature and eat.

Старая Рязань

Previously it was one of the largest Old Russian cities at the turn of the 12-13th century. Now "Old Ryazan" is the largest archaeological site of Russia.

В Некотором Царстве

Very cool institution with excellent cuisine, dishes for every taste. Feel the boyars, meals in skillfully decorated rooms! After dinner you should walk around the territory and take pictures in the fairy-tale surroundings.

Day 3: Return to civilization

Today is the final day! But there are a couple more interesting places waiting for us. We go to Moscow, and on the way we will visit the Holy Spring, which is located near the St. John the Theological Monastery. After that we'll visit an unusual open-air museum.


Before we continue our adventure, we'll stop by the store to buy some breakfast and snacks for lunch.


We did not have time to visit this font on the first day, but it is really worth your time. The Holy Stream runs at the foot of the St. John the Theological Monastery near the ancient monastery caves. The legend says: "Water from this stream and prayer to St. John the Theologian helped people get rid of a variety of sicknesses and ailments".

Музей Деревянного Зодчества "Лесная Крепость"

We didn't have time to visit this museum either on the first day. That's why we're coming here today. It's located on the shore of Lake Velikoye.

Мещёрский национальный парк

The Meshchera National Park was established in 1992 in the Vladimir region to preserve the nature of the Meshchera lowland. On its territory you can: visit the Regional Museum, take a tour with an individual guide and visit the Museum of Nature.


On the way to Moscow we'll make a small halt and try baked potatoes with fish, and for dessert we'll take delicious pastries.