The two Black Sea resorts of Novorossiysk and Gelendzhik are close to each other. We offer to make a trip to these places. In the port of Novorossiysk you can rent a yacht and explore the picturesque coast from the Black Sea. And in Gelendzhik there is an opportunity to take a jeep ride on the slopes of the Great Caucasus Range, swim in the waterfalls of the river Jane and finish the ride at the fortress "Thunder gate". It's not even where you're going that matters, it's what adventures are waiting for you on the road! The route is developed with the support of [Volkswagen Amarok](https://www.volkswagen-commercial.ru/ru/model-overview/amarok.html?utm_source=Amarok&utm_medium=cpm&utm_content=Amarok&utm_campaign=LCV_Road_Travel&tc=oa-LCV_Road_Travel-Amarok-cpm-Keyword_Amarok-banner).
The first day: moving to the city of Novorossiysk, acquaintance with the city and a yacht trip in the Black Sea bays.
An interesting five-domed church, which stands right on the road to Novorossiysk. It was built instead of the church that used to exist here, which was destroyed during the Great Patriotic War.
We suggest visiting the source of the Holy Virgin, which is known not only to locals and pilgrims, but also ordinary tourists. The territory near the spring is indescribably beautiful, and besides, it is well-appointed. There are gazebos and benches where you can sit, relax and admire nature.
In Novorossiysk, you can have lunch at the Caucasian Yard restaurant. There will be dishes from several cuisines of the world: Azerbaijani, Armenian, Georgian and, of course, European. Prices are democratic, quality is excellent.
The picturesque Novorossiysk embankment is considered the centre of the city. From here you can enjoy amazing views of the Tsemesskaya Bay, the mountains and the port. During the walk you will see the main sights of Novorossiysk: the stele "Maritime Glory of Russia", the famous cruiser "Mikhail Kutuzov" and many other interesting cultural sites.
Not far from the memorial complex "Malaya Zemlya" there is a port where you can rent a yacht for a walk. This is a great opportunity to get to know Novorossiysk not only from the land side, but also to see the beautiful city from the Black Sea. To agree on the yacht charter you can visit the website of the [Miklukha club of active recreation](https://миклуха.рф/yahting).
For dinner we will stay at Nur Restaurant, where Oriental and Russian cuisine is prepared. Oriental hospitality, varied menu and dishes at reasonable prices. It is a wonderful place to relax after a busy day.
The second day: visiting the observation deck of Novorossiysk, a walk along the embankment of Kabardinka village, a visit to the dry cargo ship Rio thrown ashore and jeeping to the Wuthering Gate in Gelendzhik.
We offer to make a small stop on the observation deck between Novorossiysk and Gelendzhik. From here you can enjoy a beautiful view of Tsemesskaya Bay and the port city of Novorossiysk. Perfect place for a photo!
Next stop at the Revolutionary Sailors' Monument. The bent sorrowful figure of a sailor reminds us of the events of 1918, when a blown up squadron of Russian ships lay at the bottom of the Black Sea.
An open-air military museum. You can study the remnants of military equipment of the Great Patriotic War, there are ship guns and an anti-aircraft gun. In addition, this attractive location at the foot of the Markotkh Range offers a very picturesque view of the Gelendzhik Bay.
We will stop for a short time in the village of Kabardinka with a unique pebble beach and a beautiful white waterfront. While walking around it you can see reduced copies of many sights of the world. Among them is the Eiffel Tower in Paris, which is illuminated by multicolored lights at night.
The second breakfast, or very early lunch, we will spend in a restaurant at the cultural and entertainment complex "Castal Font". At another place, unfortunately, there will be no possibility to have lunch, so we advise you to eat properly. Here you will be offered dishes of Russian and Italian cuisine. Very pleasant interior is perfectly combined with the friendliness and responsiveness of the staff. We recommend you try the Castal signature ear.
A dry cargo ship owned by an African country was thrown ashore during a serious storm in the winter of 2018! The owners thought it was much more expensive to get it out of the ground than to get insurance and then saw it off to scrap metal. However, the dry cargo ship is still intact and has already become a local landmark!
Jeeping to the Wuthering Gate is a trip to the mountains on the slopes of the Kotsehur Range. Along the way you will see several waterfalls on the river Jean, along which runs part of the route. You can stop at the waterfalls and buy in their bowls. Not far from the waterfalls there is a complex of dolmens. Some of them are almost ruined, but there are also quite decent preserved. The last stop is the Wuthering Gate Fortress. Nearby there is a cafe where you can taste kebabs, looking at the magnificence of the Main Caucasian Ridge. If you are not traveling by SUV, we recommend taking a separate excursion for a more comfortable off-road journey. ** Pay attention! ** The jeeps are shipped daily at 9am and 3pm. You can order a tour by jeep [here](https://джиппинг-в-геленджике.рус/dzhipping-na-grozovye-vorota.html).