The Heart of Cossack Ford – Day 1: Nature on its way to the Cossack Ford.

The first part of our journey will take place along the Black Sea coast. On the way to Kazachy ford we will climb the mountain Akhun, walk in a yew-yews grove and see the flora and fauna of the park "Southern Culture".
The Heart of Cossack Ford
Travel distance by car: 70 km.Travel distance on foot: 0 km.Visiting: Sochi, Kazachiy Brod, Khosta

Trip duration: 2 days

Polina Zagoryanskaya

Hyundai Solaris

Башня на горе Ахун / Tower on The Akhun Mountain

Castles


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.

Удача

Eastern European Restaurants


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.

Дом с видом на горы

Tiso-samshitovaya roshcha

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.

Дендропарк «Южные культуры»

Botanical Gardens


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.

Амшенский двор

Restaurants


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.