The first stop on the way to Cossack Ford is Mount Akhun. On this mountain there is the tower of the same name, built by order of Stalin. You can enjoy the panoramic view from the observation deck. At the foot of the tower there is a small square where you can walk.
There's a long way to go, so we should take a lunch break. Café "Luck" can be eaten in a calm and cozy atmosphere. It serves Italian, Russian and Caucasian dishes, so the choice is quite diverse.
The next point of our journey is a yews and mud grove. It is a part of the reserve named after Kh.G. Shaposhnikov. On the area of 300 hectares grow relict trees, preserved in pristine form even before the Ice Age! You can choose one of three routes, the duration of which varies from half an hour to six hours.
Before we leave the sea coast and start climbing the mountains, we will make a stop at the Southern Cultures Park. The entrance to the park costs 250 rubles. There are over 1000 species of plants in the park. Among them is a rare eucalyptus, Himalayan cedar and fir. You can also watch swans in an artificial reservoir and walk along the paths in the park.
Once you get to Cossack Ford, you should go to dinner. The "Amnshensky Yard" offers dishes of the North Caucasus and European cuisine. The restaurant attracts attention not only with delicious food but also with its interior in the style of medieval castle. There is a small ethnographic museum on the territory of the restaurant. There you can see household items and clothes of Caucasian peoples.