Not far from Sochi – Road.Travel

 Not far from Sochi

Road Trip Route. Get into a quiet protected area, Have lunch at a waterfall, Learn about Novikov ceramics, .

We will take a trip to unexplored places which will surprise even a native of Sochi. Only 30 kilometres from the city we will find ourselves in the Sochi river valley, where we will walk along an ecological trail, laid out in an untouched by man natural area. We will plunge into the world of the new and wild, rest from the bustle of the city by a waterfall, and afterwards get to know the culture of the village of Plastunak. *Bring comfortable clothes and shoes, you will need them!

Arts and Creativity. From: Sochi

Xena Fedchenkova. Traveller.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Just around the corner from you.

We will visit amazing places very close to Sochi. It's a trip you'll remember for a long time.

Sochi

Ажекский экопарк

The route along the Ažek eco-trail to Orekhovsky waterfall stretches for 2 km along the Sochi River. Be prepared to enter a peaceful protected area and see the most unimaginable landscapes you never imagined existed. It is definitely recommended to go to the spit between the rivers and feel the power of nature there! People usually park their cars along the road along Dzhaparidze street and you'll see free sites right away. *Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

Waterfalls of the second tributary of the Kutarka

Another incredibly beautiful location, not too well known to most tourists. The sound of water, coolness and solitude with nature - what could be better? You can leave your car at the side of the dirt road, and then go on foot. Along a narrow path and a wooden bridge over the creek.

Церковь на Пластунке⛪

We will visit a unique temple in the village Plastunka. It is made in Georgian style and is Orthodox. Earlier on this place there was a church of XIX century, now a new building has been erected.

Дом-Музей Керамики Имени Новикова

The ceramics artist Novikov made a museum of his works in his own house, grouping the exhibits by themes and techniques. During his lifetime, he conducted guided tours on his own, where he told guests about each exhibit: wall dishes, vases and panels, tiled fireplaces and stoves, and interior compositions. Today the wife of the artist carefully keeps his heritage and tells the visitors of the museum the most interesting facts about the life and work of the master. The museum has a ceramics school, where you can create a small masterpiece yourself and take it with you. *Museum is open daily, but you need to sign up for tours in advance. You can do it by phone at [website](https://otdih.nakubani.ru/yurinovikov/).*After the tour, take a walk in the garden and enjoy the beauty of the place.

Урарту

We'll have dinner at a restaurant with Caucasian cuisine, and then go home.

Sochi

**Hope you enjoyed our trip!