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Old hydropower station, lighthouses, wakeboarding and ATVs

Road Trip Route. Learn the history of the most technologically advanced city in pre-revolutionary Russia, Find the ruins of an old distillery, Skydiving and ATV riding, Coach at the Kingwinch Wake Park Winter Site, Relax in a Russian bath on the shore of Lake Ladoga..

Given the exchange rate and the current situation, travelling around Russia is becoming more and more preferable. Especially since all the most interesting things are literally a stone's throw away, and these sights do not lose their relevance even in the winter cold. This route is for those who are keen on technology and engineering, industrial tourism and extreme sports. Ruins of old factories, car museums, hydroelectric power stations, lighthouses, and also parachuting, quad biking and wakeboarding (yes, in winter!) are a great option for a leisurely weekend!

Adventure, 🎅 Winter Trips. From: Saint Petersburg

Marina Selivanova. Traveller.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: "Technical" history of Tsarskoye Selo, factory ruins, wakeboarding and a bathhouse

Head to Pushkin, the most technologically advanced city in pre-revolutionary Russia, early in the morning. Then discover the ruins of an old distillery, practice on the winter site of Kingwinch Wake Park and take a quad-bike ride through the snow-covered countryside. The rest of the day can be spent in Russian banya on the shore of Lake Ladoga.

Saint Petersburg

Историко-литературный музей г. Пушкина

Catherine Palace, Alexandrovsky Park, White Tower - all these Pushkin sights you've seen a hundred times. But you've hardly looked at the History and Literature Museum. And in vain, because the exposition "History of Tsarskoye Selo" tells about many amazing facts from the life of the city. Did you know that Tsarskoye Selo was the most technically advanced city in pre-revolutionary Russia? In the museum you will learn about the construction of all kinds of hydraulic structures and water supply, sewerage and the first treatment facilities in Russia. And at the beginning of the XX century the construction of the first passenger railway in the country began here, and in the east of the city the most powerful radio station in Russia appeared. The museum can be visited from Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00, the sanitary day is the last Friday of each month. You can order the tour by phone at [site](http://museum-gol.ru/contacts/index.htm).

Ruiny Zavoda "Lenspirtstroy"

On the bank of the Neva River on the outskirts of the village of Saperny are the ruins of the plant "Lenspirtstroy". It was built in 1935 to produce technical alcohols. During the Great Patriotic War the factory building housed the headquarters of several units and a hospital, and in the middle of the war it was destroyed. Today, from a powerful factory left only the ruins, which were often used as a film set of "Lenfilm". The building is beautiful and doomed to live its age, occasionally receiving curious guests.

Ресторан "Пепела"

Dine in the town of Otradnoe, in the restaurant "Ashes". It is a wonderful institution with good Georgian (and not only) cuisine and reasonable prices. The cafe opens at 12:00. You can reserve a table at [site](https://restoran-pepela.ru/).

Kingwinch Wake Park

After lunch, go stretch your bones at Kingwinch Wake Park. From October to May, you can ride in the winter pool with two towing systems, a two-way Kicker and a pipe. It is an ideal place to prepare for the season, to relax in body and soul. You can sign up for the ride via the online form or by phone at [site](https://kingwinch.ru/). The park is open from 12:00 to 22:00 on weekdays and from 11:00 to 23:00 on weekends.

Пейнтбол/Лазертаг клуб «Блокада»

Club "Blockade" is not only paintball and lasertags, but also ATV rental. You can choose different in complexity and time routes to conquer mud swamps or admire the picturesque places of Vsevolozhskiy district. The cost of rent - 2700 rubles per hour. You can book a quad bike by phone +7812716-87-87. Detailed information [here](http://pk-blokada.ru/).


Warm up and have a delicious dinner at Kamelot Restaurant in Siazstroy. The menu offers Oriental and European cuisine at quite affordable prices. Before visiting, it is better to call the restaurant on [website](http://camelotcafe.ru/) to make sure it is not busy for a banquet.

Recreation base "Zaostrovye"

Spend the rest of the day in a hot bath at the base "Zapostrovye". A new, beautiful bath in a separate house, a barrel with ice water, a terrace with beautiful views, a billiard table - and all this beauty for 1 500 rubles per hour! You can book a sauna at [site](https://zaostrovie.com/relax/banya).

Day 2: Novoladozhskiy Lighthouses, Volkhovskaya HPP, airfield, automobile museum

On the second day you will visit two beautiful lighthouses in Novaya Ladoga and one of the oldest operating hydroelectric power stations in Russia. In the afternoon take a parachute jump or an aero-excursion from Putilovo airfield, and then visit the automobile museum in Vsevolozhsk.

red Lighthouse

Ladoga is famous for its storms, so since the XVIII century, the rivers flowing into the lake were connected by channels safe for ships, running parallel to the lake shore. One of such channels is Novo-Syassky, which connects the Volkhov and Syasya. Upon completion of construction in 1878-80s, 2 cast-iron lighthouses were installed at its mouth. On the left bank you can see an elegant red lighthouse, which is decorated with a commemorative plaque.

Волхов Белый Маяк

The beacon on the left bank of the canal is white. As in the case of his twin brother, you can not get close to him: you have to walk on a cobblestone road. The lighthouses have excellent views of New Ladoga from the site.

Volkhovskaya HPP

Volkhovskaya HPP is the oldest operating HPP in Russia. It was built in the 20s of XX century in the style of constructivism. The hydroelectric power station was printed on Soviet stamps, a whole film was made about its engineer, and a few years ago a detective "Leningrad 46" was shot on the territory of the complex. Due to the current epidemiological situation, the excursion activity at the HPP is suspended for an indefinite period, but you can always admire it from the outside.

Кафе "Рагин Бор"

For lunch you can come to "Ragin Bohr" - a spacious, cozy cafe with a democratic price tag.

DZ Putilovo

Putilovo Airfield is the only airfield in the Leningrad Region, where jumps are made from a height of 4000 meters. And if you are not ready to make a jump in winter, you can try sightseeing flights by plane. You can book a flight or excursion at [site](https://dzputilovo.net/).

Natsional'nyy Avtomobil'nyy Muzey

Not far from St. Petersburg is the National Automobile Museum. It was founded in 1996 by private entrepreneur and collector Oleg Tiberia. The territory of the museum covers an area of 2.5 hectares - it is the largest museum of this kind in the country. The complex presents the brightest representatives of the domestic automotive industry - 270 units of unique equipment. Special attention is paid to the cars of the war years that served the Road of Life. You can enter the museum only by agreement with the owner (phone 8 (813) 704-00-55).


Shish kebabs, fragrant dishes of Armenian cuisine, own sweets - the most suitable format for dinner in Vsevolozhsk and a great end of the trip. Cafe "Karina" is open every day from 08:00 to 23:30, you can book a table by phone at [site](http://www.motelkarina.ru/#rec73649612).

Saint Petersburg