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Crimea For Tourists
The Crimea is a true paradise for a tourist. Perhaps there is no other place in the world where one can enjoy such a successful combination of nature, climate, historical sights and unique architecture.
Each Crimean area is attractive for various types of leisure it its own way. Everyone will find here something to his/her liking and a great deal of magnificent sights, impossible to be seen during one holiday.
But one thing can be said for sure – Crimean travel industry develops every year, there appear new tourist routes, monuments are restored. Every year the Crimea attracts increasingly more tourists.
When thinking of the Crimea a marvelous picture appears before your eyes – mountains, green slopes and a warm blue sea around.
Everyone can find in the mountains something special. For somebody it is a pleasure-walk, for other a place of solitude, still for other the meaning of the whole life.
Sometimes after a long time spent in the mountains one can’t just leave the place or having left one can’t forget the sojourn there. One can stay looking at the mountains for hours … exploring paths and ravines. The Crimean Mountains arouse indescribable feelings. Those who at least once have been here, left a piece of their hearts in the mountains for ever. And to those, who have not try this type of leisure yet, we’ll say that there may be only one thing better than mountains – the mountains, you haven’t visit yet.
Hiking In the Crimea
For those fond of hiking who think that the best type of leisure is an active one … there is nothing better than setting off for a hike in the mountains, along the explored and unexplored paths of the Crimea and discover the real beauty and magnificence of the sky-blue sea.
Hiking in the Crimea has a long history and traditions. In the soviet times several planned tourist routes with destination points in mountain and coastal tourist bases together with about thirty season campsites were established in the mountainous area of the Crimea. Unfortunately today of those routes there remained only marked trails, several tourist shelters and recollections of experienced tourists.
Nevertheless, hiking in the Crimea still exists. The Crimean Mountains attract tourists as before. And despite everything hundreds of thousands of hike-founders come to the Crimea every year and this number is constantly growing. The mountainous Crimean areas are not only the romance of traveling, but also fascinating landscapes, mysterious historical sites, natural masterpieces of the peninsula and many other tourist attractions…
Campsites In the Crimea
For those who prefer hiking to Crimean beaches we are presenting a list of sites allowed for tourists’ camping in Crimean mountain-forest zone. Of course one can’t set up a camp or make a campfire anywhere in the Crimea, and not every place has favorable conditions for camping. We’ll continue the creation of a database of such campsites, if you have any useful and interesting information about them, send it to us and we’ll publish it. We hope new tourists, following old trails, will find this information useful.
Location: the 5th km of Heneralskoe – Karabi Rd.
Location: Boundary Ai-Dmitriy
Location: Ai-Petri Shelter
Facilities: Gas, water, electricity, WC
Location: Canyon of the Ai-Serez River
Location: Lower Alaka Gorge, near the Camp of Moscow Institute of High-Power Engineering
Water, electricity, campsite
Location: Upper Alimov Gorge
Location: Anharsk Pass
Water, electricity, huts, campsite
Location: Southern slope of Chatyr-Dah Mountain
Location: MTF, Chaynyi Domik – Ai-Petri Road
Location: 3.5km to the north-east from vil. Skalistoe
Location: Lower plateau Chatyr-Dah Mountain
Location: Meadow to the south-east, to the left from a waterbasin
Location: Well Yusuf-Chokrak, 2.5 km to the south-east from Bakhchisarai
Location: Near At-bash
Location: Meadow, Shaitan – Merdven Pass
Location: Left bank of the Sara-uzen River, 2 km from the boundary
Location: 600 km from Polyana – Peredovoye Rd.
Location: 300 km up the waterbasin, near Bohatyr village
Location: Right bank of the Iokhahan-Su River (tributary of the Uzun-Uzen
Location: 19 km Sokolinoye Road, Ai-Petri
Drying up stream
Location: 2 km to the south-west of Anharskiy pass
Location: The upper Malinovyi River, near Tyrke Gorge
Location: 3.5 km to the north-eats from Kolan-Bair Mountain
Location: Source of the Kuchuk-Karasu River
Location: To the east from Livaz-Kaya Mountain
Location: Sources of the Eastern Suat River
Location: 500 m up Vysokoe village
Lake of Hornoe
Location: 2 km to the west from Kastel Mountain
Location: North-western mountainside of Southern Demerdzhi Ro
Location: Hole Khapkhal, lower Dzhu-Dzhur
Location: North-eastern slopes of Southern Demerdzhi Mountain
Location: Ruins, Istoki Village
Location: Karabi-yayla, KSP “Krarabi-Yayala”
Well, rooms, WC, electricity
Location: Sudak – Veseloe Rd., Karah Gorge
Location: Near Trapan-Bair
Location: Kizil-Koba Hole, 4 km from Perevalnoye Village
Location: Southern bank of the waterbasin
Location: 3rd km of Sokolinoye – Ay-Petri Rd.
Location: Meadow near Korgon-2
Location: Boundary Krasnyi Kamen
Location: Western slope of Chatyr-Dah Mountain, boundary near Zarechnoye – Cave Mramornaya (Marble) Rd.
Location: Sources of the Kuru-Uzen River
Location: South-eastern slope of Chatyr-Dah Mountain
Location: To the north-west from Lesnoe Village, 5 km
Location: Gorge, kizilnik, south-west, near Malo-sadovoe Village
Location: Outskirts of Khadzhi-sala Village, near Zalesnoe
WC, water, stove
Location: Maski Pass, to the south from Zemlyanichnoe Village
Location: 3 km to the west from Surb-Khach cloister
2 km to the south-east from Observatoria
Location: 600 km to the south from forester’s boundary
Location: Near Tropan-bair
Location: 0.5 km to the south from Perevalnoe Village
Location: Lower plateau, Chatyr-Dah Mountain
Location: Mountain bottom of 1025 height
Cave Mramornaya (Marble)
Location: Lower plateau of Chatyr-Dah Mountain
Gas, water, electricity, huts, campsites
Location: 2 km to the south-east from Povorotnoe Village
Location: South-east of Podhornoe Village
Drying up well
Location: Meadow Kermen
Location: Sources of the Kurlyuk-Su River
Meadow of the MAS (Minor Academy of Science)
Location: Well near the waterbasin in Pyataya Gorge
Location: Well near the waterbasin in Pyataya Gorge
Location: Meadow, north-east of Sosnovyi Boundary (the Alma River)
Location: 2 km from cave city Tepe-Kermen
Location: 3rd km of the road Perevalnoe – Anharskiy pass
Electricity, well, huts
Location: Meadow to the south-east from Levadki Village
Location: Meadow to the north-east from Kolkhoznoe Village
Drying up well
Location: Western slope of Karabi-Yayla, up Suat Well
Location: South-eastern slopes of Karabi-Yayla
Location: Upper Chelbash Gorge, right tributary of the Malinovyi River
Location: Dolhorukiy Yayla, 1.5 km to the north-east of Krasnye (Red) Caves
Location: 2 km to the south-east from “Karabi-yayla” weather station
Board, places for campfire
Location: Karabi, upper Ehie-Tinakh Valley
Group Registration For Tours In The Mountain-Forest Zone Of the Crimea
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All possible disputes with forest conservation bodies can be solved in the Republican Forestry and Hunting Committee: Simferopol, Havena Street, 2. tel. +38 (0652) 44-48-41