Nature of the South-West of the Moscow region – Day 1: The road to Viazma

Today begins our little trip to the countryside. We intend to move southwest towards the town of Viazma. On the way we plan to make several stops in places of quiet and remote nature.
Nature of the South-West of the Moscow region

Trip duration: 3 days

Alexander Kosar

Volkswagen Jetta

Берег реки Москвы


The first stop on our trip is the coast of the Moscow River near the small village of Savvinskaya Sloboda. Our walk took place near a small island in a place where birches and other trees rarely grow right near the coast. If you walk a little further, you will have a breathtaking view of the endless fields on which such small villages are located.

Можайское водохранилище


One of the most suitable places for both secluded and company recreation in nature is the Mozhaisk Reservoir. On its shores there are many beaches and there is also a dense forest growing in the area of Kovalevo and Old Village. If you go southeast, you can reach a small dam.

Piu del Cibo

Pizza Places

For lunch we decided to stay in Mozhaisk in a small cafe Piu del Cibo. The menu here is very extensive, there is a huge number of snacks, burgers, salads, soups. Our choice was chicken with teriyaki and spaghetti salmon. For dessert we had chocolate fondant and cherry strudel.

Усадебный пруд в Потапово


On our way to Vyazma, we decided to make a small stop in the village of Potapovo. Near the southern part of the local pond there are private houses, and if you move a little north, you can walk along the coast or walk three hundred meters from the coast into a small forest.



Once upon a time in the southeastern suburbs of Viazma there was a rather large sandy quarry, where one could swim and sunbathe. Now much of it has dried up, and there is only a narrow strip of water left, which is surrounded by thick deciduous forest on the east side. So, now the place is suitable for a Martian-style photo shoot.

Кафе Шоколад

Cafés, Art Galleries

For dinner we arrived at a nice cafe in the center of Viazma. The atmosphere here was generally very hospitable, the service was fast. Among the offered dishes we remembered most of all the puff cake with chocolate glaze, as well as various cakes.