Krasnaya Polyana Travel Guide

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    Our helicopter in Krasnaya Polyana
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Krasnaya Polyana Things to Do

  • Flying over Krasnaya Polyana

    The great advantage of Krasnaya Polyana is the presence the heliport on the territory of the resort. This allows you to get quickly to Krasnaya Polyana, if necessary. Besides that the helicopter is used for the amazing flights over the mountains. The helicopter lands on a high plateau. It offers a magnificent view at the set of vertices lying at...

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  • Walk around the summit and enjoy the...

    When the fourth cablelift has brought you near to the top of Mount Achun, you can walk around over the rim or towards the top of this mountain that reaches around 2.400 meters. The views are spectacular and see towards the heart of the Caucasus (no, Mount Elbrus can not be seen from here). To prevent some irritation one has to reckon with a...

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  • the winding road to Krasnaya Polyana

    An adventure on itself is the winding road that leads to Krasnaya Polyana from the Black Sea coast at Sochi-Adler. Along the way, the road passes through a narrow canyon and the narrow road gives spectacular views into the white rocked bed of the river Mzymta that presses itself through the mountains. Sadly enough one is not allowed to stop along...

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Krasnaya Polyana Restaurants

  • Taste "forel" (Trout), a local delicasy

    While on the way to Krasnaya Polyana (in the outskirts of Adler - also see my webpage on this place) Russia's largest trout farm can be visited, here in the mountain place itself all restaurants offer you this mountain river delicasy. Prepared in various ways, the soft white meat of the "forel" (as we call it in Europe) is very tasty and often...

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  • Mmm... that's tasty!

    I seriously didn't expect the food to be all that good. After all, I thought, it's a mountain and it must be pretty hard to deliver food there, but I was mistaken. They managed to bring all the necessary food and it turned out to be delicious.Basically, you can order anything you want, from poridge/toasts and juice for breakfast to steak and wine...

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Krasnaya Polyana Transportation

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    imagine that this road was used for traffic both w

    by Pavlik_NL Written Sep 14, 2005

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    Krasnaya Polyana can only be reached by road. Therefore from Sochi Adler one can either take public transport or let a car drive through the mountains.

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Krasnaya Polyana Local Customs

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    Black and white ... Irina and me have many contrad

    by Pavlik_NL Written Sep 14, 2005

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    On parking places along the road to Krasnaya Polyana one can find several entertainment. One can be found in my "Warning & Dangers"tips, but another unhurtful form is a dress up party to be photographed as a Caucasian goatherder. These mountainpeople are surrounded with stories and were the first inhabitants in the rough terrain plus still live here in remote valleys and high plains. Price is only a hundred roubles and will give you a original souvenir to take home.

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Krasnaya Polyana Warnings and Dangers

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    Fly us to the mountains ... then we'll set you fre

    by Pavlik_NL Updated Sep 14, 2005

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    On the road to Krasnaya Polyana (and throughout the whole touristic area along the Black Sea) one finds people that for money will allow you to be photographed with certain animals. Along the sea this can be parrots, falcons and donkeys, which still can be seen as a somewhat dubious kind of honest earning money. However, along the road to Krasnaya Polyana we met people that did exploit a black bear in the same way. Chained (and obviously drugged) one could sit alongside it for a picture. The small bear wasn't even a local sort (according to the appearance it was a Ringbear) so didn't even fit in the Caucasus environment. With some doubts we eventually still choose to be photographed with a Caucasian vulture.

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Krasnaya Polyana What to Pack

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    by irisha Written Apr 3, 2005

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you don't have any special gear, you'll be able to rent everything from skiboots to wollen jackets.

    Don't go for expensive clothes, take the most comfortable things you got. No high heels. ;)

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You'll need some, if you're an avid beginner. I didn't take anything, but my friends fetched ointments for bruises and strains

    Photo Equipment: Take the biggest memory card you have! Or better even two. You'll be taking pics of just about everything in your sight.

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    • Skiing and Boarding

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Krasnaya Polyana Off The Beaten Path

  • Narzan and other spa-sources

    Around Krasnaya POlyana are several spots where mineral water is available. Not only for "industrial" use to sell in masses and towards Moskwa, but also to fill up your own bottles with the healthy cool spa-water. Most known in the vicinity of Krasnaya Polyana is the source of Narzan along the "malinki Mzymta". One passes this place when driving...

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  • Mountain flora, always a so different...

    Mountain or alpine flora always has found an admirer in me. I like the fine, yet so strong plants that survive this changing climate throughout the yearly seasons.

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  • Orthodox churches in the mountains

    Krasnaya Polyana has a few churches atht - for foreign visitors - are always nice to see and visit. When entering the village one passes the first and others are in the centre and along the winding road to the mountain place. These last are in remote area's, ment as chapels that give complete silence to the holy prayers. Often, the places where...

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Krasnaya Polyana Sports & Outdoors

  • Rafting on the river Mzymta

    Another possibility of a extreme sport is rafting on the river Mzymta that comes from Krasnaya Polyana, where the "mailinki (small) Mzymta" meets the "bolshaya (big) Mzymta". The river is known to be very changing. One moment it's a peaceful mountain creek and suddenly (after hard rain in the mountains) is swells up to be a all destructive force of...

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  • Parapenting in beautiful surroundings

    If you like to fly, here's an option that will not cost you a fortune. In the European alpes, as well as - no doubt - in various other places in the expensive "Western" world, prices to go parapenting exceed to hundreds of euro's. Here one can enjoy flying down the mountain for just a lousy 70 euro ... including the ticket to go up the mountain by...

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  • Krasnaya Polyana in 1977

    Krasnaya Polyana (meaning "Red/Beautiful Glade) is located in the Western Caucasus with a base elevation of 560 meters along the Mzymta River in about 40 kilometers from its influx into the Black Sea in Adlersky City District of Sochi. My fondest memory about Krasnaya Polyana emerges from the beautiful day we spent there in August of 1977 swimming...

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  • The dream of winter olympics

    Though wintersport facilities in Krasnaya Polyana are only in a early developing fase, the start looks quite promissing. As first real wintersport holiday resort of Russia. Hotels and other facility were there because of the mountainous and natural environment, that already attracted people, but now cablelifts follow. Silently Russia dreams to...

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  • doggies

    Liking animals as much as I do, you won't miss a single dog on your way. Btw, I saw a family who brought their dog, dressed in some special clothes, to the second level. Wonder if they wanted to teach her snowboarding, too.

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