The nature of the Visimsky Reserve will become more accessible to tourists

The Sverdlovsk region continues to develop tourism. The Ural Travelers car community (“Ural rides”) is involved in the process, which plans to chart all-season cycling and hiking trails in the Visimsky Reserve next summer. Together with members of the Oktagon.Ural community, I visited the reserve and learned the details of the project.

The Visimsky Reserve is located in the Nizhny Tagil area near the Ezhovaya ski resort. It is already equipped with a 1.3 km long ecological trail, which leads to the top of Mount Veselaya, at a height of 655 meters. This summer, reserve staff, members of the Ural Travelers community and volunteers plan to go cycling and hiking trails all year round at Vesyoliye Gory for a total distance of 52 km. The trails will run along the borders of Europe and Asia along the main peaks of the Middle Urals.

For the first time, volunteers will make the itinerary on June 4-5. These days they will walk along the main track, assess the condition of the trail and note the areas where there are clearings for relaxation and parking spaces.

– Also in front of them [волонтёрами] the task will be to look for additional points of attraction. An unusual tree, stone or rock, perhaps a glade with unusual vegetation, a beaver dam, says Ural Travelers co-founder Vyacheslav Pestrikov.

On June 11-12, volunteers will go through radial exits to existing attractions. Among them the ecological and tourist complex “Merry Mountains”, the mountains Starik-Kamen, Reverse, Sharp and, possibly, Bilimbay. Pestrikov notes that these are already more difficult routes that pass through uneven ground. In July, it is planned to clear the routes and apply signage to them, by autumn – to create navigation and maps for tourists.

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Visimsky State Reserve.

The Ural Travelers motor community has been involved in tourism development in the Sverdlovsk region and plans to set up all-season cycling and hiking trails in the Visimsky Reserve next summer. Photo: Vladimir Belkin / Octagon.Media

On the ground of the apiary

On the territory of the apiary “Blagodat” there is a beekeeper’s house, a private omshanik, a place for recreation and a number of other amenities. Photo: Vladimir Belkin / Octagon.Media

Types of Visimsky reserve.

Types of Visimsky reserve. Photo: Vladimir Belkin / Octagon.Media

House of the caretaker of the ecotourism complex

House of the caretaker of the ecotourism complex “Merry Mountains”. Photo: Vladimir Belkin / Octagon.Media

Ecological trail in the Visimsky State Reserve.

Ecological trail in the Visimsky State Reserve. Photo: Vladimir Belkin / Octagon.Media

View from the observation deck at the Visimsky Reserve.

View from the observation deck at the Visimsky Reserve. Photo: Vladimir Belkin / Octagon.Media

It should be noted that not far from the entrance to the reserve, one of the places to visit is already equipped – the apiary “Blagodat”. On its territory there is a beekeeper’s house, its own omshanik (a warm room for wintering bees), a recreation area and a number of other landscaping facilities. Visitors will be able to learn the history of beekeeping, get acquainted with the life of insects and taste honey. After the start of the hiking trail, travelers will also have a unique opportunity to extract honey from the hive with the help of an experienced beekeeper.

According to the director of the reserve Mikhail FedorovThe aim of the project is to align the routes with modern standards, to make them safe for tourists and nature and to develop educational tourism for the population.

“Unfortunately, the Visimsky Reserve today does not have the power to build hiking trails on its own. We rely on volunteers to help us with this. “

Mikhail Fedorov  Director of the Federal State Financial Institution
Mikhail Fedorov
Director of the Federal State Financial Institution “Vissimsky State Natural Biosphere Reserve”

Now the organizers are looking for partners for the implementation of the project. It is already known that volunteers from the Sinara Charitable Foundation will take part in the equipment of the tracks. The company will also cover the cost of transporting participants to the reserve.

We add that the path from the ski resort Yezhovaya to the Visimsky Reserve runs along a dirt road, where not every car will pass. The organizers of the project expect that at some point funding will be available for the construction of a new road.

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