The question of where to spend the weekend is always relevant. If you are bored with ski resorts, this route is for you. Communicating with charming huskies, horseback riding, snowmobiling, hot thermal springs - all this will help you make up for a month of energy and impressions.
I recommend to go early - then you will have time to see the rock icon and the temple, built without a single nail, ride horses and snowmobile in the country club "Bystrai". At the end of the day you will visit the Husky Center, and then go for a delicious dinner and overnight stay in the village of Etkul, where tomorrow you will continue your journey.
Let's hit the road! To feel more confident on the road, come to the filling station "Gazpromneft" - refuel with quality fuel to full, inflate the tires, fill the washbasin and take coffee with healthy snacks! Cool emotions from the trip!
In the vicinity of Stepnoe village there is an unusual attraction, which arose thanks to a local craftsman. The image of the Mother of God with the baby artist Evgeny Telezhkin carved on the rocks in gratitude for the healing after a stroke in 1997 - he was then 70 years old. After 9 years, the master is gone, but his creation lives to this day and attracts all curious and believers who come here to heal, put a candle and tie a ribbon on the "tree of desire".
Upper Sanarka has a wooden church, which is considered one of the most beautiful in the Chelyabinsk region. It was built in 2005 entirely of wood and is said to have been built without a single nail. For this reason the village is sometimes called "Ural Kizhi".
For lunch we will stop at restaurant ["Arbat"](https://vk.com/arbat_plast), modern restaurant in the centre of Plast town. Facility's menu includes classical dishes of European cuisine, a number of oriental dishes, sushi and rolls. Everything as you like! Opening hours: daily from 11:00 to 24:00.
Extreme Park ["Fast"](https://bistray.ru/) is a great place to practice shooting guns, horseback riding in the picturesque surroundings, riding a snowmobile or a "toy" or even gazing at ostriches. At the country club you will find the right entertainment for you - choose your own!
Husky Center ["Aquilon"](http://akvilon74.ru/) is not far from Bystraya. Dog sledding, fellowship with Siberian husky and likes, master class at the smithy - here you can also safely stay for a couple of hours. Schedule: all week from 9:00 to 18:00.
For dinner we will stop at the restaurant ["Orange"](https://vk.com/clubapelsinetkul) in Yetkula. This is a case when it is not only delicious, but also interesting: every weekend there is an entertainment show program.
Spend half the day in the thermal pool complex "Baden Baden", where you will find baths of the peoples of the world, all kinds of pools and salt room. And on the way back, admire the monument to the legendary Moskvich-401 in Emanzhelinsk.
The year-round thermal pool complex ["Baden Baden"](https://baden74.ru/) is the best place to forget about all the problems and relax to the fullest. The ticket price includes swimming in two outdoor thermal pools and in the indoor pool, visiting a Russian bath and sauna complex. You can also visit the salt room, the spa complex and the gym.
You can also have lunch here at the thermal complex. In the restaurant ["Baden Gourmet"] menu (https://baden74.ru/restorany/baden-gourmet/) there are dishes of Russian, European and Central Asian cuisine, which are served daily from 9:00 to 23:00.
Here you can also continue your active holiday by riding horses. Don't forget to book this graceful animal in advance by phone: 7 351 200 3333. For information on prices, visit ["Baden Baden"](https://baden74.ru/uslugi).
On the way home, visit the monument "Moskvich - 401". The first model car, produced in the early 1950s, was installed in the city of Emanzhelinsk in 2011, as part of the "Register of Good Deeds".
There's a gas station coming up. If you are tired, make a comfortable stop - come for a coffee!
For dinner we will stop at the restaurant "Arbat", which we already know: there are no good things.