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Karelian Isthmus for the family: from Ladoga to the Gulf of Finland

Karelian Isthmus for the family: from Ladoga to the Gulf of Finland
Starts from

Saint Petersburg


4 Days


By Car


466 km






Sights in NatureKids FriendlyActive LeisureAnimals and Farms
Saint Petersburg-Vsevolozhsk-Zelenogorsk-Saint Petersburg
It's easy to have a rest with your family in the open air without tents and backpacks! The nearest suburbs of St. Petersburg will delight you not only with picturesque nature of the Karelian Isthmus, but also places that will appreciate your family, from small to large.
On the way you will find a lot of interesting things: communication with animals, visits to the stone labyrinth and fairy oak, walking on protected trails and climbing on rope forest trails.
Part of the trail runs along the legendary Road of Life with its famous monuments and museums. During four days you'll visit the beaches of Ladoga and the Gulf of Finland, you'll admire the wild rapids of the largest river in the Karelian Isthmus. Take your good mood and hit the road!
Route features:
  • A variety of hiking routes with equipped forest eco-trails;
  • Some natural locations will need to be reached on foot;
  • Urban comfort at stops in the natural environment.

  • Take comfortable shoes for nature walks, insect repellent, and a raincoat or umbrella.
  • There are cafes and restaurants along the trail, but it doesn't hurt to grab a lunchbox.
  • There will be an opportunity to swim and go to the sauna, so take swimwear.
Vladimir Kapustin
Vladimir Kapustin
Travel Expert
  • Visit Venta Arena equestrian sports complex.
  • To admire mesmerizing views from Koltushskaya hill.
  • Take a walk on the shore of Lake Ladoga.
  • Visit the main museum of the Road of Life.
  • Rest at the resort of Igora.
  • Meet the animals in the zoo "Na Lampushka".
  • Finish the trip on the coast of the Gulf of Finland.

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The vastness of Koltushsky Heights
Day 129 km9 km

The vastness of Koltushsky Heights

You will explore the beauty of Koltushka heights and understand why this territory has received the status of specially protected area. You will visit a Slavic temple and a stone labyrinth, take a walk in the scientific town, where the first Russian Nobel laureate Ivan Pavlov worked, and relax in the equestrian sports club.
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Road to Ladoga
Day 290 km271 m

Road to Ladoga

You'll discover a hidden place with fairy-tale forest characters, you'll communicate with animals, plunge into our heroic past and stop at the shore of Lake Ladoga.
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From military museum to family resort
Day 3164 km926 m

From military museum to family resort

You will finish your journey along the Road of Life and head to the heart of the Karelian Isthmus, where bison and fascinating forest rope courses await you. And at the end of the day you'll get to the famous resort "Igora".
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The largest zoo and recreation on the Gulf of Finland
Day 4184 km

The largest zoo and recreation on the Gulf of Finland

You'll enjoy communing with the animals, the water element of the Vuoksa River, seeing the anthills on the forest paths, and relaxing in the cozy interiors on the shore of the Gulf of Finland.
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