Fieldtrips

Conference participants are welcomed to visit the interactive Museum of Archaeology.

The Museum is open from 09:30 to 20:30.
Address: Rosa Dolina, Rosa square, 1.

Admission is free upon presentation of the participant's badge. Audio guides are available in Russian and English.
The display is based on artifacts discovered by archeologists during the construction of Olympic facilities on the territory of «Rosa Khutor» in 2010-2014. The Museum has a gift shop.
Before visiting the Museum, you may download the mobile application «Museum of Archaeology» and enjoy Museum’s exhibits come to life with the help of AR technologies.

When registering for the event you can select a fieldtrip from the program. Please choose your fieldtrip carefully, as changing fieldtrip registration at the venue may be difficult due to the limited number of participants at each event.



«PANORAMA» HIKE



Difficulty level: moderate

Length: 4.5 km

Time required: 2.5 hours

One of the most picturesque and breathtaking mountain trails around Sochi starts from the top of Rosa Peak at 2,320 meters above sea level. The trail runs past the «Edelweiss» cable car station across alpine meadows to the highest station of the Alpika-Service resort’s cable car. The hike follows the top of the Aibga ridge, letting travelers take in the spectacular panorama.  At the end of the tour, hikers will take the «Edelweiss» cable car to come back to the top of Rosa Peak mountain.

Gear: a windbreaker or raincoat, comfortable clothes covering arms and legs, hiking shoes, drinking water, sunglasses, and a hat.



LAKE TRAVERSE HIKE



Difficulty: moderate

Length: 4.2 км

Time required: 4 hours

This overview walk through the Rosa Plateau goes past key Olympic venues. Hikers will see ski runs, the Extreme Park, a picturesque lake used to make artificial snow, and local plants and animals, with extensive commentary provided by the guide.

Gear: comfortable clothes covering arms and legs, hiking shoes, a windbreaker or raincoat, drinking water, sunglasses, and a hat.



PARK OF WATERFALLS MENDELIKHA



Difficulty: medium

Length: 2,5 km

Time required: 4-5 hours

Waterfall Nature Park is located on the South slope of the Aibga ridge in the Mendeliha river bed, 1,472 meters above sea level. Arriving at the trailhead via a cable car, we will hike along a picturesque mountain trail surrounded by the thunder of the waterfalls. The sight of seven waterfalls, with the highest vertical drop of 77 meters, will leave everyone in awe. Our tour guide will tell the story of the Mendel family, in honor of whom the area received its name, and will share information about local flora and fauna.

Equipment: windbreaker jacket or a rain-gear in case of rain, comfortable clothes covering arms and legs, trekking shoes, drinking water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.

Please note: the itinerary goes through a border region, please bring your passport or other ID with you! You won’t be able to access the Waterfall Nature Park without your ID.



HEALTH TRAIL AT THE ROSA KHUTOR RESORT



Difficulty: medium

Length: 3 km

Time required: 2,5 hours

The walk goes through the tree-covered part of the Psehako Ridge, where hikers can admire the magnificent mountain forest of giant trees, moss and vines. The trail includes three circles of different length and difficulty, climbing from 580 to 732 meters above sea level. The itinerary includes 919 stairwell steps, crosses 13 mountain springs and two waterfalls. Hikers will attend a hands-on educational workshop, where resort guests can learn about the unique nature of the Caucasus on the Black Sea side, and the guide will share the history of the region, as well as provide information about local plants and animals.

Equipment: windbreaker jacket or a rain-gear in case of rain, comfortable clothes covering arms and legs, hiking shoes, drinking water and a hat.



OUTDOOR ENCLOSURE ANIMAL PARK AND CAUCASUS RESERVE VISITORS’ CENTER



Difficulty: easy

Length: 9 km with car transfer

Time required: 3 hours

The Visitors‘ Center at the Caucasus Nature Reserve, which constitutes a large part of the Western Caucasus World Heritage Site, will uncover the secrets of the region’s unique natural environment. The outdoor enclosure animal park is home to more than 25 rare animal species: wild hog, fox, raccoon dog, bison, wolf, roe deer, sika deer and other animals endemic to the Caucasus.

Equipment: windbreaker jacket or a rain-gear in case of rain, comfortable clothes covering arms and legs, hiking shoes, drinking water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.



YURIEV KHUTOR HIKE



Difficulty level: moderate

Length: 8 km

Time required: 5 hours

The walk to Yuriev Khutor starts at 1,350 meters above sea level and runs along the northern slope of the Aibga mountain. Slowly climbing in the southeastern direction, hikers will admire breathtaking views on the magnificent Main Caucasus Ridge, towering across the Mzimta river valley.

Once at the 1.900 meter mark of the Kamenniy Stolb (Rock Pole) mountain, explorers will enter the Yuriev Khutor high-altitude valley reserve. There, water melt trickles down from the perennial snow fields until the end of the summer, while only the wind and a stray rock, falling off steep mountain cliffs, break the silence. One is more likely to meet a wild beast — a bear or a chamois – than a person in this high-altitude reserve.

Gear: a windbreaker or raincoat, comfortable clothes covering arms and legs, hiking shoes, drinking water, sunglasses, and a hat.