History of Lake Ladoga and the Volkhov River coasts – Road.Travel

History of Lake Ladoga and the Volkhov River coasts

Road Trip Route. Visit the museums of the Siege of Leningrad, Enjoy views of Lake Ladoga and the Volkhov River., Explore historical monuments of Northern Russia, Ride a motorcycle in the fields and plains, .

On this journey you will touch the dramatic history of the Siege of Leningrad. Museums and dioramas located near Ladoga Lake will take you back more than half a century. The route begins with the Road of Life, a military transport highway that was the only way to supply the city. In the second part of the journey you will be moved back centuries and find yourself in the ancient capital of Northern Russia - Old Ladoga with its famous historical monuments. In addition to museum complexes, you will have the opportunity not only to enjoy the scenery of lakes and forests, but also ride motor vehicles or ride horses on the endless plains!

Families with Kids. From: Saint Petersburg

Darina Frantz. Travel Expert.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Places of military glory

You will start this fascinating journey with the legendary Road of Life that runs through birch and pine forests to Ladoga Lake. On each kilometer of the road you will see memorable white poles reminding about the events of the siege of Leningrad. Then you will go along the lake to the fortress of the same name Oreshek, which for centuries was an important strategic point during the fighting. This night you will spend at the shore of the mighty river Volkhov.

Музей «Дорога жизни»

Museum of the road of the same name, through which the only transport link between besieged Leningrad and the country was laid. The museum is quite informative and interactive, with many exhibits in open space.

Осиновецкий маяк

One of the few surviving old Ladoga beacons. It managed to be preserved during bombing, as it served not only as a beacon for Ladoga navigation, but also as a landmark for fascist bombers.

Мир маяков (У маяка)

Cozy cafe with a picturesque view on Lake Ladoga. Visitors recommend to pay attention to pancakes with salmon. Nearby there is a playground.

Разорванное кольцо

Stop by the Ripped Ring Memorial and pay tribute to the memory of the Great Patriotic War. The memorial symbolizes the dense enemy blockade ring around Leningrad torn by Dear Life.

Oreshek Fortress (Крепость Орешек)

Powerful and energetic place surrounded by Ladoga nature. A fortress that endured the entire blockade of Leningrad and did not give up. You can also visit the old prison, which is located on the territory.

Gazpromneft filling station #113

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

Кафе «Беседка»

It's time to eat after a long journey and such a busy day. The restaurant is located on the territory of Krenica Recreation Base. Visitors praise homemade food and dishes cooked on the grill. In a word - enjoy the views and relax!

Day 2: Leningrad region lakes

The second day of the trip will begin at the mouth of the Volkhov River. Enjoy the beauty of this place and go towards adventure. Today the plan is to visit the historical places that keep the secrets of Northern Russia of the IX - XVI centuries. In addition, you'll spend enough time in nature and even ride a motorcycle.

Собор Николая Чудотворца

Admire the most valuable monument of the New Ladoga on the bank of the Volkhov River. This Cathedral reflects the features of medieval architecture of the XV and early XVI centuries and goes back many centuries.

Курганы Вещего Олега

Picturesque historical place, from the hills overlooking the Volkhov River. It is said to be the burial place of Prophetic Oleg. If you reach the very bank of the Volkhov River, you can find another interesting place - Tanechkin Cave.

Old Ladoga castle (Староладожская крепость)

Be sure to visit the Museum Reserve dedicated to the history of Northern Russia. There is a preserved temple where the young Alexander Nevsky blessed his sword for battle, a majestic panorama with pre-Christian burial hills, pre-Mongolian temples and monastic ensembles. It is possible to take an excursion with the local guide.

Старая ладога

It's time for dinner in the real and cozy Russian hut. Big portions and good mood will be provided for you!

Drive Park

This park has many kinds of motorbikes: ATVs, buggies, zorbas and even snowmobiles! There is also the possibility of horseback riding. Choose what your heart desires and ride in the breeze.

Ресторан «Вента»

This restaurant of Russian cuisine is in a peaceful place, with views of natural landscapes and equestrian club.