Journey through the Don lands – Road.Travel

Journey through the Don lands

Road Trip Route. Surf, Play golf, Learn the history of the Don Cossacks, Walk in the ginkgo park.

In this trip you will see the main historical places and picturesque corners of the Lower Don and learn about ancient legends of the Don Cossacks. The trip through five cities will reveal the beauty of the Rostov region, surprise, puzzle, but definitely will be remembered and immersed in the local color. You'll have an opportunity to explore the famous Alexandrovsky forest, go surfing, play golf on the picturesque Donskoy plain and explore the military historical complex. Take the most comfortable clothes with you, and on your way! ** Book hotels along the route with cachebacks up to 10%. At the end of the route you will find a special offer for Mastercard holders!

Active Leisure. From: Rostov-on-Don

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Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Rostov pearls

On the first day of the trip you will get acquainted with two chamber cities of Rostov region - Bataysky and Azov. You will also take a swim in the Blue lakes, organize competitions on karting and meet the sunset on the Taganrog bay. Take with you a great mood, and on the way!

Rostov-on-Don

Голубые озёра

The approaches to the lake are overgrown with reeds, and one can only enjoy the beauty and scenic beauty of the place in a well-appointed place called "Blue Lakes". This is not exactly a recreation center in the usual sense, or rather, a comfortable sandy beach with parking lots and pergolas. It's a great place for a morning walk in the fresh air.

Сквер Авиаторов

A private park dedicated to aviators is located in the heart of Bataisk. Take a walk around the centre and get to know the city.

Ресторан - бар "Коляда"

High quality service and elegant interior will be the perfect complement to your dinner. Visitors recommend a taste of branded lasagna and carrot cake.

Картодром ЛЕМАР

It's time to compete at one of the most popular kartodromes of the Rostov region. Ride with the breeze and win your race! Don't forget to determine the prize for the winner. Please note that a visit must be arranged in advance, contact information can be found at [site](https://lemar.su/).

Пороховой погреб

Powder cellar in Azov was built at the end of the XVIII century in the former bastion of St. Anna in the heart of the Azov fortress. It is the only fortification object of Catherine epoch, preserved in the south of Russia.

Храм Святой Троицы

The history of Holy Trinity Church began quite recently. Local and very important landmark, stop for a short while and take beautiful photos for your memory.

Белла Италия

You must be hungry after such a long journey. In this Italian restaurant, you will find many delicious and nourishing dishes. Bon appetit!

Day 2: Going deep into the forest and cutting through the waves

Today will be full of activity among natural beauties of Rostov region. In the first half of the day you will get acquainted with the amazing Alexander's forest and go through a tourist trail, perhaps even meet animals living here. The second half of the day will be more extreme, you can try your hand at the crest of a wave, surfing or just sunbathe and swim in such a chic place.

Перекресток

Buy all the necessary products for a picnic that will be in the woods during lunch.

Alexander Forest

Alexander's forest is located in the Azov steppes, on the territory of the Atamanskoye lesnichestvo. The forest is represented mainly by deciduous trees. Be sure to find a 120-year-old oak tree. On the territory there are many birds and animals. There are specially designed hiking and bicycle routes. Horse riding is organized on the basis of own stables, there is a mini-zoo and pheasantarium. After long walks, have a picnic in the clean air. It is possible to agree on horseback riding by phone indicated on [site](http://horse-rostov.ru/foto/al-les/al-les.php).

Клуб-школа и серф-станция MySurfLife

It's time to try your hand at the power of wind and water! Beginners can use the services of experienced instructors, and professionals can continue to hone their skills. Classes are held here until the end of November, but you need to have your own wetsuit. Also, please note that it is better to arrange the visit in advance, contact information is available [in the official group](https://vk.com/rnd.mysurflife).

Руно

This Middle East restaurant will feed you with nourishing and delicious dishes. Visitors recommend hummus and grilled dishes. Bon appetit!

Day 3: Legend of the Cossack Don

Today you will get acquainted with the first station of the Don Cossacks - Starocherkasskaya. She remembers both rebellious uprisings and valiant military campaigns, remembers the fires of fires and devastating floods of rivers. But despite all the trials, she carefully keeps her history - the history of the free people, the history of the Cossacks. About 100 monuments of culture, history and architecture have been preserved here. On the last Sunday of every summer month one of the most famous folklore holidays of the Rostov region "No Quiet Don!

Дворец атаманов Ефремовых

The House of the Atamans is a real palace, aged in the classical style. Inside on the walls of the luxurious chambers there were portraits of the reigning individuals, famous atamans, Stepan Efremov himself and his third wife, the beautiful Melanya Karpovna. The house was not the same as it is now. The building stretched along the facade preserved symmetry of the composition, pilasters division of the wall, but the classic portico, uniting the two floors, disappeared.

Войсковой Воскресенский Собор

In the XVIII century, the temple was built with nine heads, using elements of "Ukrainian Baroque". In order to unite the cathedral with other buildings of the town, a two-storied gallery was added to it. Now there is an exhibition of the cathedral's history. Here, in the gallery, at the western entrance to the wall firmly embedded iron chain. It was this chain that the Cherkassy rioter Stenka Razin was chained to before being sent to Moscow for execution.

Казачий Куренек

It's time to take a lunch break and eat Don dishes, feel like real Cossacks.

Атаманский Дворец

In the afternoon, head to Novocherkassk to explore the local historical sites and take active walks around the city. Ataman Palace The Ataman Palace is an architectural monument of the 19th century. The Palace served as the residence of the Don atamans and the highest officials during their visits to the Don region. The State Flag was hoisted on the flagpole of the palace, and in this palace Novocherkassk was equal to St. Petersburg, Moscow, Warsaw and Tiflis. [Official website](http://www.novochmuseum.ru/atamanskij-dvorec.html)

Park Tolokonnikova

Next, walks around town. This unusual park with an amazing atmosphere can be accessed on weekends by appointment. If you are here on Saturday or Sunday - call, make an appointment and be sure to take a walk here. [Official website](http://ginkgopark.tolokonnikov.com/)

Соборная площадь

The name of the main square in Novocherkassk has changed several times. It was Imperial, Nicholas, Sobornaya and even Red. This is the only square where it is possible to gather a significant part of the city's population. The square is polygonal with sizes in the cross from 260 to 300 meters.

Шоколад

This restaurant is very popular in town. In the menu you will find dishes of European and Russian cuisine. Be sure to try desserts. They are said to be very tasty!

Day 4: Exploring the countryside

Today you will get acquainted with the big city of the region - Novocherkassk. Here lived the elite of Cossacks: atamans, officers, officials. After the events of 1917. Novocherkassk was involved in the struggle of Cossacks for their sovereignty, which ended with mass emigration of Cossacks abroad. In the afternoon you will reach the city of Aksai, where a large military historical complex is located in the open air.

Триумфальная арка

The Arc of Triumph is a business card of the city, created in the classical style. There are two arches in the city - Western and Northern.

Памятник Ермаку

Ermak Timofeyevich is one of the key figures in the history of the Don Cossacks. Make a stop and selfies against the background of his monument.

Западная Триумфальная арка

The second Arch of Triumph in your way. Make a small stop and some photos to remember!

Парк Александра Толоконникова

It is a unique arboretum where you can find peace of mind and meet yourself. The territory of the park is divided into several zones and includes a classic English garden, a pharmacy garden and a Japanese garden. The tea pavilion, located under the ginkgo tree on a pond in the Japanese garden, is its culmination. The species of this unique tree grew worldwide tens of millions of years ago. Scientists were able to calculate at least ten different species, but all but biloba is extinct.

Гастропаб #1

It's time for lunch break at cult Gastropub #1. Be sure to try the borscht and dumplings, the visitors are very appreciative of these dishes.

Мухина Балка. Военно-исторический комплекс

On the territory of this complex you will not be bored, because you will walk a lot and you will find an underground bunker SKVO and exhibition of military equipment in the open air.

сквер на ул.Карла Либкнехта

Explore the central streets of Aksai and take a stroll through the famous square.

Syrovarnya

Your active journey has come to an end, and it's time for the long-awaited dinner. The cult restaurant "Syrovarnya" will be the best option to complete these four days. Huge selection of cheeses and dishes of them. You certainly won't be hungry. **Pay your bill at restaurants of Novikov Group with exclusive discount of 10%. Warn the waiter that you are the holder of the World Elite Mastercard® before receiving the invoice and pay with the World Elite Mastercard®.** **[Full promotion rules](https://www.mastercard.ru/ru-ru/consumer/offers-promotions.html?offer=novikov-group)]**