Wild Russia: Sakhalin
Active volcanoes, hot springs and bamboo forests - all distant and unexplored Sakhalin, quite accessible persistent traveler. Today we tell about the most interesting routes in the area.
trekking mountain of Mallorcan
Mallorcan mountain is part of the Susunai ridge. With a height of 1014 meters in clear weather enjoys stunning views of the Gulf of Aniva, lime quarry, a lake and the bay Tunaicha Mordvinova. This simple route length of slightly less than 4 km.
From Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk to the mountain can be reached with a tour or bus №174: he goes at 8:30 am on the south side of the station square. You need to get to the stop "Turn on Lime Quarry", then walk along the road to a career - it will take you about an hour. Then you must turn left and walk along the fence: at the entrance to the forest trail begins marked tape on top. The return bus leaves the stop "Rotate Lime" approximately at 20:20.
On the bus back better not be late - it may be difficult to call a taxi. If you understand that to the right time did not have time, call a taxi to the top, where there is a stable relationship.
To hear the breath of the earth: mud volcano Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk mud volcano, located 18 km from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk - the most affordable to visit the island. For it is a picturesque dirt road, along which there are many in the autumn berries and mushrooms. On a volcanic field of vegetation there, but there you can see about 20 to "breathe" craters with boiling mud in them. The last eruption was in 2011. Get to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk volcano can be on a local train to the station Novoderevenskaya, then you need to walk along the abandoned railroad tracks, and then - on the dirt road to the n key..
If you are traveling from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, be sure to purchase tickets in advance, otherwise you will not be allowed on the train. If you are leaving at 7:30 in the morning, you can go back to the evening train, but it is always necessary to specify the schedule.
Try seafood specialties: Lake Busse
Busse - a picturesque lagoon on the north-eastern coast of Aniva Bay in the Sea of Okhotsk. One of the most popular holiday destinations of tourists and local residents, the lake is famous thanks to Oyster Island - here at low tide fresh clams lie directly beneath your feet. In addition to oysters in the lake are the mussels, crabs, sea cucumbers, sea urchins, scallops, shrimp and many species of fish.
To get to the lake you can hike or drive from the city of Korsakov through the village on a dirt road Ozersk. Public transportation to the lake do not go.
Fans of fishing should take care of the inflatable boat - in this case you will be able to taste local seafood delicacies on the spot.
Touch the history Cape Aniva and the beacon
A unique lighthouse, built around hard-Cape Aniva during the Japanese occupation - a magnet for lovers of adventure tourism. From the town of Korsakov on a boat around the cape Aniwa or along the shore on foot.
Go to the lighthouse in need calm, otherwise you just do not get to land on the rocky shore.
See the place, which is not on the cards: Quiet bay
Name bay gave himself Kruzenshtern: there are no cold winds from everywhere with great views, the area is decorated with picturesque vegetation and fantastic waterfalls.
By car from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk: we need to move in a northerly direction up to the plate with an inscription from. Quiet, then turn right. After a quarter of a kilometer you will see the railway crossing, drive down the road to the fork, and then turn left. The road will pass through the fish camp, and before you meet quiet bay.
Be prepared for the fact that you have to go across the sea to get to two of the largest waterfalls of Cape Nikulin: at low tide the water comes up to the knees, and at high tide can rise up to the chest.
Become a witness of a natural wonder: Hot Beach
Hot Beach - a unique place, which has no analogues anywhere in the world. The beach is located at the foot of the volcano Mendeleev: seep through the sand trickles of hot steam and cool weather the coast is shrouded in a dense fog. Next to the beach is amazing baths "hot beach" with healing springs, bathing in which helps with a variety of diseases. Get on the hot beach can take a taxi from Yuzhno-Kurilsk, or by boat from the port of Korsakov.
If you want to bathe in the hot springs, with a need to have the direction of the hospital.
Conquer active volcano: Mendeleyeva
Climbing the active volcano 890 meters high on the slopes of which there are many hot springs, will give you unforgettable emotions.
To get to the volcano is possible by boat from the city of Korsakov, or by plane from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. End Point - Yuzhno-Kurilsk. Throughout the track - 54 km, and on the 16th begins the trail to the volcano.
The soil in some areas of the volcano is hot, keep this in mind when choosing footwear.