Greater Sochi - 145 kilometers of the Black Sea coast from the Shepsi and Magri interfluves to the Psou checkpoint, plus a mountain reserve hanging over all this splendor. Like Abkhazia, this agglomeration lies on the sunny part of the belt of "humid subtropics". For example, the Adler region of Sochi and Gagra have 305 sunny days a year, which is unimaginable even for Africa. It is cloudy here only in December and January. The rest of the time, even in the midst of autumn, the clear sky will look out from behind the clouds as on schedule.
Don't confuse the coastline with the high-rise landscapes. All terrenkurs of Sochi are part of the mountain state reserve. Most of the tourist routes pass in a zone of a different - alpine - climate. Catching the sun in the mountains, on the other hand, is very difficult. Experienced photographers, trying to do this, are almost forced to live on wooded slopes, waiting for a clear sky. On the heights that rise towards Abkhazia and Kabardino-Balkaria, relict flora grows - beech (fluffy, Georgian, rocky), and several other species of hornbeam and chestnut (its fruits served as "bread" for the Circassians). Trees are the main decorations of the places where Sochi's terrainks take place. You already know what a terrain path is, so let's go straight to the description of the routes.
The location of such a unique track as the health path terrenkur is the space from the Slava Metreveli stadium to the first sectors of the Matsesta village (the southeastern half of the Central District of the Sochi urban district). Below there are bus stops: from "School No. 9" to "Matsesta". The route is equipped with benches, stairs, and in some places with tables, so it is suitable for lovers of recreational hikes of any age, even some of the disabled.
The group of paths is the lowest "contact" of the embankment with the foothills of Sochi. Terrenkur "Path of Health" is a section of the slope where the famous Ordzhonikidze sanatorium was built, half of the buildings of which are now monuments. On the way, the beginning of which in Matsesta is marked with delicate gates of exquisite shape, you will use quite yourself city lanterns, wrought-iron bridges with railings, "capital" tables for eating and, of course, read information stands. And they will tell you that the total length of the path is 5 kilometers, it has almost no slope, and there are 100-year-old trees on the sides.
You will meet many dog lovers and amateur photographers. The surroundings seen from here are especially impressive in autumn. The entrance staircase with a balustrade was built back in the socialist era - the path was then very popular. There were even excursions on it, during which the guides told tourists about its strategic importance among the Circassian tribes.
Such an adventure will give you the health path at the earliest opportunity. For some, Sochi is associated only with this wellness journey, filled with romantic exclamations on observation platforms. After all, the entrance here is free, in contrast to the terrenkurs walking through the Sochi nature reserve.
Terrenkury Sochi, as you will see for yourself, also has steeper slopes. A striking example of this is Krasnaya Polyana. The paths among the mountain landscapes of the Adler region have different lengths. Official indexes have 3 tracks of different length. Is there a health path along the Krasnaya Polyana tract that satisfies the strengths of children and elderly promenade lovers? Yes. After all, the entire infrastructure of the village of Rosa Khutor (the terminal station of the Krasnopolyanskaya branch of the railway) is on the ups or downs. Isn't it a promenade? It is really possible to walk along flat areas only on the embankment of the turbulent Mzymta. This is Krasnaya Polyana. There are paths for health here - any path between the quarters - ski tracks, hotels, restaurants, entertainment centers, parks and boutiques.
It is the Sochi tourist trails, which have signs - like all terrenkurs, lie higher. They are no longer "spoiled" by the signs of civilization. If you have a little one with you, then start your pedestrian journey from the so-called Small Ring. This is 310 meters of "tiled" sidewalk from Rose Square to Rose Beach. You will understand that not all Rosa Khutor paths are actually paths in the classical sense of the word. There are even park boulevards.
The Rosa Khutor small health trail leads to the lake beach through the park. You will be amazed by the beauty of the Seasons restaurant, the observation deck and the swimming area at the Barsov Bridge.
Chud Zavolochskaya (all and measure) was a pagan ethnos. The system of her beliefs has not yet been deeply investigated, but it is reliably known that they had special sanctuaries - places of pagan sacrifices to her main god - Yomal-Yumal. Information about such places is found in the Scandinavian sagas. In the book of the Icelander Snorre Sturleson, which describes the events of the expedition to Biarmia by the Norwegian Torer Dogs, it is said that Torer and his companions, having sold their goods in Biarmia, secretly went to the forest nearest to the village at night and found there a mound surrounded by a wooden fence. The mound consisted of earth, half mixed with gold and silver coins. On the mound stood a wooden statue of the god Yomal, who was depicted as an old man sitting on a tree stump.