Snowmobiling Routes

If you prefer active leisure you should try to take a snowmobiling trip! You will see snow-covered forests, picturesque views, ice-covered rocks, fluffy snow and you will breathe fresh frosty air!

You will be very excited if you go snowmobiling!

Snowmobiling
1 person on a snowmobile 100 Rub per/km   
2 persons on a snowmobile
120 Rub per/km   
Snowmobiling equipment
suite, boot, gloves 400 Rub     
There are 5 snowmobiles.
Snowmobiling is possible if accompanied by the instructor. Not less than 2 snowmobiles can begin the routes.
Snowmobiling depends on weather conditions.

Snowmobiling routes

If you prefer active leisure you should try to take a snowmobiling trip! You will see snow-covered forests, picturesque views, ice-covered rocks, fluffy snow and you will breathe fresh frosty air!

You will be very excited if you go snowmobiling!

Route “Black Rocks – Lake Yanisyarvi”

The route is about 80 km

Description:

The tour goes along the forest roads of Karelia, snowmobiling roads and through Lake Vakhvayarvi, then it goes out at the bay of Lake Ladoga where you will see the world-known skerries of the biggest lake in Europe.

The skerries of the Ladoga represent a narrow line of rocky islands and bays that goes along the northern coast of Lake Ladoga. The beauty of the skerries have been inspiring many famous painters, composers and poets for many centuries. It is possible to stop for lunch here in the café of the hotel Kaunis which is situated in the centre of Sortavala, one of the oldest and the most beautiful cities in Karelia, that was formed by three countries: Sweden, Finland and Russia.

Besides, there is an opportunity to visit the Art Centre of Kronid Gogolev (500 metres from the hotel Kaunis) – a great Russian master of artistic wood carving. There are about 100 works of his in the Centre. His wood pictures are dedicated to Karelia, his hometown Sortavala, the nature of the Ladoga and Karelian epos.

Route “Black Rocks – The Ruskeala Marble Canyon”

The route is about 100 km

Description:

The route goes through the snow-covered forest and comes out to the Ruskeala Marble Canyon. Ruskeala marble was mined more than 70 years till the middle of the XIX century and was used to finish many cathedrals and palaces in Saint-Petersburg, fountains of Peterhof and the columns in Tzarskoe Selo and Gatchina. There is no a similar monument in Europe that represents a bowl carved by man in the array of marble formation. A lot of animals and plants in the surroundings of the Marble Canyon are listed in the Red Book of Karelia and Russia.

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