10 places near Moscow and St. Petersburg that will help you put your cuckoo in order

An ecological trail, an industrial landscape, a country club with a spa and lots of animals: we suggest where to go without a phone to take a break from the bad news.

Prioksko-Terrasny Nature Reserve

The only reserve in the Moscow region. Here you can find more than 200 species of birds and animals. The main pride of the place is the nursery, where bison have been grown since 1948. Mature calves are sent to wildlife nurseries or other nurseries – so the threat of extinction of this rare species has been eliminated. Another attraction of the shelter is an aerial ecological path of hanging paths, observation platforms and bridges equipped between trees at a height of eight meters.

The address
Moscow region, Serpukhov city, Danki

How to get there
By car about 80 km from Moscow. By train – at the station. Serpukhov, and from there by buses 41, 31 or 25 to the Zapovednik stop

Price
Ecological collection – 150 rubles. Entrance to the ecological path “Through the foliage” – 400 rubles. for adults and 200 r. for children

“Ruzskaya Alaska” in Rouza

The first rehabilitation center in the Moscow region for the rescue, treatment and psychological adjustment of homeless northern sled dogs. Here you can ride a dog sled, go for a short hike with a dog or stay in a local glamping. There is also a sauna with different programming of visits – individually or in groups, with wrapping or scrubbing. The visit to the complex is possible only by appointment.

The address
Moscow region, Ruza city, Dorokhovskoe rural settlement, village. Baranovo

How to get there
By car – 90 km from Moscow. By train – in the village. Dorohovo, from there by bus or taxi

Price
Dog sled tour – from 1900 rubbing. Rent a house – from 9000 rubles. Hiking with a dog – from 2500 rubles. for adults

Center for the reproduction of rare animal species in Sychevo

This is a branch of the Moscow Zoo, where more than 200 species of animals (including Red Books!) Live on 200 hectares without crowds of visitors – thanks to which they can reproduce. Here, for the first time in Russia, the descendants of the wolf and the stork of the Far East were born. You can only get here as part of a tour.

The address
Volokolamsk city, near the SNT “Sychevo”

How to get there
By car – 100 km from Moscow

Price
Sightseeing – 500 r.

Kolomna

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A city that has realized perfectly and in a good way its monetary heritage. There are many small museums dedicated to marshmallows, shutters, trams, gramophones, samovars and Soviet communal apartments. This is not a Lubbock, but an attempt to tell its story through important objects about the city. There are also more classical museums – for example, naive art or organic culture, the latter containing works by Russian avant-garde artists. There is definitely plenty to eat here: basket with goose pate at Kalachnaya, pancakes with caviar and vodka at Lazhechnikov cafe, marshmallow at either of the two museums dedicated to it.

How to get there
By train from Kazansky train station 2 hours

Brodsky Park on the Veretyevo Estate

A large park designed by architect Alexander Brodsky opened in Veretyevo last year. Here you can walk among art objects and read in many libraries compiled by literary critic Anna Narinskaya. There are simpler entertainments: sauna, table tennis, hammocks, beaches, lakes, football and volleyball. Recently, a reading room opened here in a transparent dome in the middle of the forest – an ideal place to forget your worries and immerse yourself in literature. You can stay in a house, writer room or glamping.

The address
Moscow region, Taldomsky district, village. Veretievo

How to get there
By train to the street. Taldom, take a taxi from there. By car – about 140 km from Moscow

Price
From 3600 r. per night

“yoga cottage”

The practice of two-day seclusion on weekends in a modern wooden house on the shores of Lake Pleshcheyevo. There are three vegetarian meals a day, yoga practice, Russian bath.

The yoga program is quite intensive (pranayama daily, asanas in the morning and evening), but there will be time for walking in the surrounding area, visiting ancient monasteries and other beauties of Pereslavl-Zalessky.

The address
Yaroslavl region, Pereslavl region, village. Settlement, 79

How to get there
On weekends, one train a day runs from Yaroslavsky Railway Station (takes three hours). By car, the distance is about 120 km

Price
Upon request, depending on the teacher

Ladoga.γη

Experimental architectural and natural space on the shore of Lake Ladoga, organized according to the principle of “no traces”. Here they sort the recyclables and make sure that there is no garbage left in the water and in the forest. This is something between camping and glamping: there are not only comfortable and beautiful transparent canopies with stoves just above the water, but also equipped places in the forest for ordinary tents. The sauna offers panoramic lake views, an outdoor kitchen with gas hobs, a yoga area for shared lessons, and sound equipment.

The address
Leningrad Oblast, Priozersk, Tourist Bay

How to get there
By train from St. Petersburg to Priozersk station, from there by taxi to the base of Lake Ladoga and then walk through the forest for about 30 minutes

Price
Rent a dome for six people – 3500 rubles. Service charge – 300 rubles.

Komarovsky coast

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A classic place for a day trip to St. Petersburg. There is a three-kilometer ecological trail with wooden trails, picturesque bridges, benches, ashtrays and kiosks with information on local animals and plants. The route starts at Morskaya Street and ends at the Gulf of Finland. In the village of Komarovo, several pre-revolutionary dachas have been preserved, collected on the map here. Mandatory point of the trip is the local branch of “Chebureks and a glass of wine near Larissa”, where after a long walk they eat sweets and wash them with cider or tinctures.

How to get there
Electric train from Finland station to the station. Komarovo takes 50 minutes. By car from St. Petersburg – about 50 km

Kanonersky Island

An amazing place for two-three hours walk for lovers of industrial landscapes. This St. Petersburg island is unlike any other: it has a long picturesque spit with red brick beaches instead of sand, hovering over the WHSD area, a wild green area and Soviet buildings. The best place in the city for lovers of suburban aesthetics with a background of the Gulf of Finland. It’s worth coming here with your own food and drink – the rapid growth of catering in St. Petersburg has not reached Kanonerka.

How to get there
By bus (No. 66, 67 and 71), minibus (No. 115, 66, 67) or taxi. It is better not to walk – a tunnel that is not suitable for pedestrians leads to the island

Terijoki Country Club

If you do not even have the strength for a walk, you can go and enjoy the Terijoki Holiday Club. The local spa complex includes baths, jacuzzis, indoor and outdoor seawater pools (both now operational). You can go for a massage or go scuba diving. It has its own excellent restaurant and you can enjoy your breakfast overlooking the yachts. The hotel also has a separate equipped beach on the shores of the Gulf of Finland. Bonus – all this is located in Zelenogorsk, the most well-kept city in the Leningrad region.

The address
Leningrad Oblast, Zelenogorsk, Gavannaya, 1

How to get there
By car from St. Petersburg – about 55 km. “Lastochka” from Finlyandsky train station to “Zelenogorsk” station takes 30 minutes

Price
1500 r. for three-hour use of the spa area without accommodation on weekdays, 2000 rubles. from Friday to Sunday. Room – from 7500 rubles. per night

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