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Katuni Wonders

Katuni Wonders
Starts from

Barnaul

Duration

2 Days

Transportation

By Car

Length

721 km

Hotels

1

Guidance

Self-Guided

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Sights in NatureActive Leisure🎅 Winter Trips
Magical nature of the Altai Mountains awaits you. Start your day with sunrise, as winter sunny day is not so long and there are a lot of places to visit ahead. Almost all travels will take place along the Chuysky tract. "There is a tract in Altai - the Chuisky tract - a beautiful, rushing road, like the trail of a scourge whipped through the mountains. All sorts of stories are told, sung and invented about it... It beckons to itself, lures young souls by dangerous craft, fairy tales, marvelous beauty. One should go from Biysk to Inya, at least look down from Chike-Taman pass - and it will become scary, and one will pull to overcome the fear again and see the naked beauty of mountains in the morning, feel the healing coolness of celestial height...", - wrote Vasily Shukshin about the route. National Geographic has stated that Chuysky tract is one of 10 most picturesque roads in the world. Therefore, the road is rightfully considered to be a big attraction and not just a way to get from point to point. The first stop along the way will be Swan Lake, which even in winter does not freeze over. Check out these miraculous creatures, and maybe in one of them you will see the very swan princess from the fairy tale of Tsar Saltan. Following the tract, you will see the Blue Lakes, which also do not freeze in winter and are called "Katun's Eyes" for their deep blue color. Don't forget to tickle your nerves with the passage by the suspension bridge to the island of Patmos, which leads to the Church of St. John the Theologian. Further on you will find another famous place of Altai - "Teeth of the Dragon". At the end of the day you'll spend on the ski track, where you can always rent equipment, if you don't have it with you. During the trip you'll have to walk on foot, so don't forget comfortable waterproof shoes!
Anna Semochkina
Anna Semochkina
Travel Expert
  • Swans in winter.
  • The Bottomless Eyes of Katuni.
  • Winter Chui Trakt.
  • Suspension Bridge on Patmos Island.
  • Dragon Teeth.
  • Alpine skiing on Turquoise Katunya.
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The first look in "Katuni Eyes"
Day 1366 km2 km

The first look in "Katuni Eyes"

Today you will spend your day surrounded by swans, make a simple ascent to the waterfall freezing with small diamonds in winter, and of course, do not forget about "Eyes of Katun" - one of the business cards of the region.
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Natural Beauties of Altai
Day 2355 km135 m

Natural Beauties of Altai

An active day awaits you with hiking, natural attractions and, finally, alpine skiing. Dress up warmly and enjoy.
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