Tourism and Recreation
Siberia by tourism can be conditionally divided into two zones: northern and southern.
Southern Siberia is the most developed and populated.
Ranges of Altai, Sayan, Transbaikalia and Prebaikalia Mountains are separated by intermountain hollows cover the southern part of Siberia. Numerous rivers of Siberia flow from these mountains. There are a lot of fresh- and salt-water lakes including the deepest lake in the world, Baikal. Southern Siberia is located in taiga, forest-steppe and steppe zones. It features a wealth of vegetation and wildlife. The territory is also rich in mineral waters and natural therapeutic muds. The climate is strongly continental, milder in southern Siberia than in northern Siberia.
The bioclimate is characterized by settled weather patterns of winter and summer, favourable summer, relatively uncomfortable winter, stable snow cover. It all creates opportunities for a development of sport, extreme as well as medical and recreational tourism.
In this section of the website you can find:
Travel agencies offer:
Climbing, Trekking, Hiking. Interesting mountain groups on the territory of Siberia are unique and attractive for Russians as well as foreign visitors. There are a lot of rock-climbing and trekking routes for amateurs and professionals. Travel agencies specialize in outdoor activities and offer journeys on foot around most interesting and unforgettable places from June to October
Bicycle Programs - you can take a spin on a bike enjoying picturesque scenery not only in central Russia but also in Altai or on lake Baikal. Programs vary from one-day bicycle tours to 7-10 day tours.
Horse Routes - Travel agencies are increasingly offering horseback riding tours in which you can rest and assimilate many new experiences.
Rafting - an opportunity to manage a raft, break rapids and riffles will be given to you during your tour. Kayaking tours are also recommended.
Fishing and Hunting – Travel agencies offer fishing and hunting tours. The tour package can include helicopter delivery, accommodation, three daily meals, a shower and Russian banya (sauna).
In this section of the website you can select international tours:
Recreation and entertainment tours are most popular among other kinds of travel, so for these purposes there are a lot of tourist centres and guest houses.
Hotels and Inns
The region has a wide range of inns and hotels, from hostels to luxury hotels.
Hotels section helps you to select any hotel you like.
Treatment (Pensionates and Health Resorts)
Therapeutic Tourism has some distinctive features:
It is recommended to stay at a resort for at least 21 days.
Older people mostly go to such resorts.They can choose between recreative therapeutic and transient resorts.
Resorts are divided into:
Balneotherapeutic Health Resorts – the main feature of these resorts is natural mineral waters.
Mud Cure Resorts – These resorts are inseparably associated with deposits of cure muds.
Climatic Health Resorts - These resorts are divided into forest, mountain and seaside resorts.
Transitional Resorts – Several natural health factors are used at these resorts.
Modern tours and travels are usually followed on prepared routes which have many interesting places to stop. In this section you can find information on land, water and air transport.
Shops- This section is interesting for those who want to buy a souvenir or tourist equipment.