Walks on abandoned estates of Moscow region and a trip to the underground bunker. – Road.Travel

Walks on abandoned estates of Moscow region and a trip to the underground bunker.

Road Trip Route. Abandoned underground bunker, Mysterious old estates, Vysotsky Monastery, Unusual church in Dubrovitsy, Podolskoye Sea project.

A tour for real men is the second name of this trip. If you and your friends do not know what to do at the weekend, and you want something exotic, go explore the off-basic and off-road places in the Moscow region. Just remember that in this adventure clothes should be comfortable. Here we have collected all the most interesting things: quad biking, a walk to the Holy Spring, adventures in an abandoned military bunker and in abandoned manors from different eras, unusual sights - the monastery, founded in the 14th century and the Znamenska Church, a sample of mature baroque in Dubrovica. These two days will be the most extreme and memorable in your life. Join us! Route developed with the support of [Volkswagen Caddy](https://www.volkswagen-commercial.ru/ru/model-overview/caddy.html?utm_source=Caddy&utm_medium=cpm&utm_content=Caddy&utm_campaign=LCV_Road_Travel&tc=oa-LCV_Road_Travel-Caddy-cpm-Keyword_Caddy-banner).

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Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: ATVs and abandoned farmsteads

Today you have a busy day full of unforgettable impressions and interesting places. In the morning you will go ATV riding in Domodedovo district. After that you will walk in the park in which the Holy Spring is located. You can take a container and collect water, it is not only tasty here, but also useful. Also today you will visit two deserted manors with rich history.


Club Gazui!

A short journey through the throws we offer to start in a completely different place, but no less cool. Here you will get an unforgettable experience, overcoming the off-roads and enjoying the beauty of nature near Moscow. Club "Gazui" is located in Domodedovo district and specializes in ATV rental. Rental is possible with hourly rates and any level of difficulty of your choice. You can choose the light version of the route through ravines, steep rises and forest rivers to the lake or longer, with a stop at the quarries of the XV century. Pre-record is obligatory, you can find contacts at [site](https://www.kvadro-rent.com/#contacts). You must bring your passport or driver's licence for the rental agreement.


After the ATV ride you must be hungry. You can grab a bite to eat at the cafe "Clunker". There's always a driving atmosphere and a huge choice of burgers - from classic to sweet!

усадьба "Ляхово", где снимали "формулу любви"

If you go towards Serpukhov, on the way you can get to the film "Formula of Love" by Mark Zakharov, because it was filmed in the main house of the estate Lyakhovo. The film was shot 30 years ago, when an architectural monument of the XIX century was in good condition and pleased the eye of those who came here. At the moment, the estate is rapidly turning into ruins. We should be able to visit Lyakhovo while there is still something to see.

Holy Source Talezh

After a walk around the estate go to the Chekhov district to one very beautiful place. The uniqueness of the Talezh complex lies in the fact that the Holy Spring of Saint David is located here. It is a suburb of the Ascension David's Hermitage. The water in it has the same temperature all the year round and has healing properties. Not far from the park there is a museum-reserve of Anton Chekhov "Melikhovo".

Усадьба Пущино

Already at dusk, set out on an adventure to an abandoned manor on the shore of the Oki. The first mention of it dates back to the XVI century, but the full-fledged estate appeared here only at the end of the XVIII century. A quiet and secluded place where it is nice to just wander and admire the scenery. But it's better to come here in big company and with flashlights, because in the evening it's a little creepy.

Kitchen Market

Evening offer to spend in a chic gastropub Serpukhov, where they pour the most delicious beer and make excellent juicy dishes on the grill.

Day 2: Abandoned military bunker and the Podolsk Sea project

Today you are waited by two most unusual abandoned objects of Moscow region which are shrouded in myths, legends and conjectures. In the morning you will go to the country estate of Princes Vyazemsky and Vysotsky monastery, founded in the XIV century. After that you'll have a trip to an abandoned underground bunker, three floors deep. The entrance is free and you can explore this place up and down. Then you'll visit the territory of the manor of Dubrovitsa, where you'll see the elegant Znamensky Church. And finally, visit the Podolsk Sea.


Today you have to continue exploring the interesting places near Moscow, but before that have a hearty breakfast at the Ferma restaurant. There is quite a wide choice of breakfasts here: you can taste delicious pancakes or Belgian waffles and drink aromatic coffee. Please note, the restaurant is open from Tuesday to Sunday.

Усадьба Пущино-на-Наре

Yesterday you visited Pushchino-na-Oka in the evening, today in the morning go to Pushchino-na-Nare. Another amazing place, where you can walk around and examine the ruins of the once majestic Vyazemsky manor. The former country estate of Princes Vyazemsky is situated in a very picturesque place on the bank of the Nara River. The palace and park ensemble started to be built in the XVIII century, and fell into decay in the 1970s. With responsible attitude to the monument of architecture, it could be preserved in good condition, but, alas, now we can observe only ruins. Now the manor is under restoration and a watchman will let you into the territory.

Высоцкий мужской монастырь

We suggest you to diversify this trip a little and visit Vysotsky Monastery, located on the high left bank of the river Nara. It was founded in 1374 by Serpukhov Prince Vladimir. The monastery is known for its icon "The Unequenchable Bowl", people come here to pray for people who are addicted to alcohol.


From there you will travel to the main destination of this route, but first have lunch, because there is no cafe on the way. For lunch we suggest going to the cafe "Oatmeal", which keeps up with the times and manages to pay tribute to the classics.

Bunker Voronovo

Here you have reached the main attraction of the route - the multi-storey military bunker. Not much is known about this place, it is assumed that the bunker was not completed due to the collapse of the USSR. The multi-storey underground bunker has four shafts, and it goes three stories deep. The territory is not guarded, you can easily walk through the bunker, see the strange unfinished buildings and even go down into the bunker itself and examine it from the inside. You will have to leave your car in the area and walk a little, about 10 minutes. Be sure to take a flashlight with you. Be careful, the construction is old. If you are not experienced enough in digging, it is better not to climb inside - it can be dangerous. Mobile phone service there is also poor. It is better to examine the place from outside and go further.

Усадьба князей Голицыных в Дубровицах

After a walk on the bunker, we suggest a little distraction and a walk on the territory of the Dubrovica manor. The palace and park complex, which we can observe now, was created in the first half of the XIX century. In Dubrovice you can see the main manor house, the outbuilding, the equestrian yard and the famous Znamenska Church, which amazes with its elegance and is a model of mature baroque.

Proyekt "Podol'skoye More"

The last abandonment on this route, but no less interesting than the others. Like the bunker, this project just wasn't completed. After the construction of the dam was started, there were difficulties with the underground caves, where the water went. This is only one of the versions: no one knows the true reason why this project was stopped. But for tourists it is another picturesque place, where you can walk around and come up with your own theory, what events took place here and why.

Загородный Клуб "ЗаВидное"

We offer dinner in the country club "Jealous". Here is a chic restaurant with a view of the pond. In the menu you will find a large selection of fish dishes and dishes from meat and poultry. The chip of the restaurant is always fresh fish from its own pond, which will be prepared as you wish, and unusual author's serving of dishes.