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8 Days Unforgettable Horse Riding Holiday in Caucasus Area, Russia

Dakhovskaya, Maykopsky District, Republic of Adygea, Krasnodar Krai, North Caucasus, Southern Federal District, Russia

Impressive Horse Riding Holiday in Russia

This is an impressive horse riding holiday in the beautiful mountains of the Republic of Adygea, the Western Caucasus of the Russian Federation. Adygintour invites you to join this holiday on a horseback and enjoy a trip to the country of fairy tales and legends. The Republic of Adygea is the calmest and comfortable area in the Russian Federation and one of the most lively regions in the Caucasus. Since ancient times, Circassians loved horses and in their language, they call the horse "Shi" which in translation has two meanings - brother or horse. Adygeans (Circassians) is one of the indigenous peoples of the Caucasus with an ancient history, rich culture, and love of nature. Sit on the horseback and explore the area of Adygea!

Highlights

  • Dakhovskaya Rock ride
  • Ride up to the plateau of Lago-Naki
  • Ride from Lago Naki to the shelter of Mount Fisht
  • Ride through Mount Fisht, Lake Psynedakh, and the shelter "Tsitsa"
  • Fun city tour in Maykop and 3-kilometer walking trip to the Belorechensky and Circassian passes
  • Use of Adygintour’s horse and equestrian instructor service
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 7 nights’ accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 12
Airport transfer included: Krasnodar International Airport
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Accommodation

You will be accommodated at hotels in double standard rooms for four nights and in cottage-tents for three nights. On day one and two, the accommodation will be at a hotel in Dakhovsky. Meanwhile, the accommodation will be in cottages on the basis of "Alp" on day three and on the basis of "Fisht" on day four and five. Furthermore, you will stay in Maykop from day six to eight.

Program

Day 1

Adygintour will meet you at Krasnodar International Airport (KRR). Then, you will be transferred to Dakhovskaya Village in the most picturesque place of the Maikop District of the Republic of Adygea. Accommodation will be at a hotel in Dakhovsky.

Day 2

You will meet with the instructors and get to know the horses. Then, you will enjoy a horse ride to Dakhovskaya Rock. Accommodation will be at a hotel in Dakhovsky.

Day 3

You will enjoy a horse ride from Dakhovskaya Rock to the plateau of Lago-Naki. Accommodation will be in cottages on the basis of "Alp".

Day 4

Today, you will experience a horse ride from the base of "Alp" on the plateau of Lago Naki to the shelter of Mount Fisht. Accommodation will be on the basis of "Fisht".

Day 5

The fifth day will be a rest day for tourists. The walking trip will be about two to three kilometers to the Belorechensky and Circassian passes. Accommodation will be on the basis of "Fisht".

Day 6

You will have a horse ride from the Fisht base through Mount Fisht, Lake Psynedakh, and the shelter "Tsitsa" to the plateau of Lago-Naki. Then, you will be transferred to Maykop, the capital of the Republic of Adygea.

Day 7

You will have a city tour in Maykop - Circassian evening.

Day 8

Today will be your departure day to Krasnodar International Airport (KRR).

Note: The difficulty level is normal and requires minimal experience of riding with a group size from 7 to 12 persons.

Included excursions

  • City tour in Maykop
  • Two to three-kilometer walking trip to the Belorechensky and Circassian passes

Location

The Republic of Adygea

The Republic of Adygea is the calmest and comfortable area in the Russian Federation and one of the liveliest region in the Caucasus. Adygeans (Circassians) are one of the indigenous peoples of the Caucasus with an ancient history, rich culture, and love of nature. The Republic of Adygeya is located on the picturesque northern slopes of the Caucasian ridge which are going down to fertile Kuban plain. Maykop is the administrative centre of Republic of Adygeya. Maykop is 1,670 kilometers away from Moscow.

The territory of the Republic is 7,8 thousand square kilometers. The main rivers of Adygeya are the Belaya, the Kuban, and the Laba. The population of the republic is 450 thousand people with about 200 thousand live in the capital city. The population of republic is represented by two main nations - Adyghe, the indigenous people, and the Russian, representing the majority of the population, and also a hundred of other nationalities. Adyghe people who gave its name to the Republic were the oldest inhabitants of Northwest Caucasus known in the Europe and in the East since 13th century as Circassians.

The monuments of Maykop culture of the early Bronze Age by name of the unique Maykop kurgan are internationally known. The precious findings are the main displays of "Kuban's gold" in the Hermitage. Furthermore, a bull figures made of gold, the symbols of power and the fertility, had decorated the canopy of the ruler buried five thousand years ago, have become a symbol of the capital of Adygeya, and now is on the arms of Maykop. There are many other historical and natural monuments on the territory of the Republic such as dolmens - the coevals of the Egyptian pyramids, sites of primitive people, ancient burial mounds, the most mountain orthodox cloister in Russia, and also more than two hundred falls, caves, canyons, tablelands, and the Alpine meadows, rocks suitable for mountain skiing, mountaineering, speleology, hang gliding, etc.

There is a northern department of the Caucasian State Biosphere Reserve in the Republic of Adygeya. Adygeya became a republic in 1,991, then the president had been selected, council of state - Hase and the government of the republic were formed. Adygeya is basically an agrarian republic, so food and processing industries take the main place in the sphere of production. Timber, woodworking, pulp and paper industries, mechanical engineering, and machine-tool construction as well as extraction of rock products are developed in the republic. The republic has considerable stocks of minerals. There are deposits of marbled limestones, gypsum, mixes, multicoloured loam, and hydrocarbons.

Adygeya is designed for tourists. Gorgeous foothills of the Caucasus, a beautiful plateau Lagonaki abundance of karst caves, snow-capped mountains, lush alpine meadows, wide steppes, ancient forests, mountain river with waterfalls, quiet lakes that will see the rapt traveler who visited Adygea. Pristine beauty of these places has turned this flourishing area of the Caucasus in the likeness of the earthly paradise. Like a huge magnet, it attracts people mountainous region, giving joy and awakening bright and good feelings. A favorable combination of unique landscapes, climate, mineral springs, flora and fauna, exotic natural areas, nature reserves - all this creates a unique environment for recreation. Krasnodar is the capital city of Krasnodar region in western Caucasus of the Russian Federation.

The upper reaches of the White River have been attracting lovers of water travel. The river attracts fans of the alloy of the highest category of complexity, and beginners. The most visited tourist destination natural monuments and natural sites are Khadzhokhsky Gorge (equipped for the inspection area of the River Canyon White), falls creek Rufabgo Azishskaya large cave (equipped for tourists and day trippers), Fischt - Oshtenovsky mountain range, nature park Greater Thach, and others. Here goes the majority of trails used by tourists. Lovers of horse, bicycle, hiking, hikers, and cavers who study caves of various types are available here in abundance.

Maykop

Maykop - the capital of the Republic of Adygea - is located on the right bank of the Belaya River (a tributary of the Kuban). The height above sea level of 210 - 230 meters.

Lagonack Plateau (Lago-Naki)

Lagonack Plateau - part of the range of the Western Caucasus - rises in the territory of Absheron district of Krasnodar Krai and the Republic of Adygea Maikop District. This unique natural landscapes of different unprecedented beauty and diversity of scenic beauty that attracts millions of tourists from Russia and other countries of the world. It seems that nature is generously scattered all existing natural attractions. Circassian legend about the origin of the name of plateau Lagonaki is that Circassian (Adygeyan) prince Kisha had a daughter Nake by name.

Young Lago served as a shepherd at this prince and he perfectly well played a pipe. The princess and shepherd loved each other. Having found out about it, the prince became angry. Then, the girl and the young man took horses in a paddock and ran to the mountains. They hastened, hoping during the night to be forwarded through Caucasian range to the sea. However, they did not have time and they were overtaken with the pursuit sent by the prince.

Lago and Nake have stopped at the edge of a terrible breakage. There was no place to run further. They knew that Lago would be killed, and Nake would wait eternal shame. That's why they decided to die together. Lago has rushed from the breakage first and after Nake rushed. Their bodies the mountain river has picked up with raging waters. Since that, the place where the tragedy took place began to name Lagonaki having connected names of two in love into one name.

Food

You will be served three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). The dishes are from Circassian cuisine.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Horse riding sessions in the beautiful mountains of the Republic of Adygea
  • Two to three-kilometer trip to the Belorechensky and Circassian passes
  • City tour in Maykop
  • Horse rental as well as group and individual equipment rental
  • Equestrian instructor services
  • Guide (translator) accompaniment
  • Krasnodar International Airport (KRR) transfer
  • Transport service
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 7 nights’ accommodation

What's not included

  • Visa and air tickets to Krasnodar

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Krasnodar International Airport (KRR). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Adygintour will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Krasnodar International Airport Airport transfer included: Krasnodar International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Availability

This horse riding holiday is available all year round from late May to early October. Please select an arrival date below.

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