High-altitude weekend: Bashkiria weekend tour

A weekend at altitude: Bashkiria weekend tour

Summing up the results of the first online exhibition "Know Ours: Bashkortostan", which was successfully completed in Ufa.

On November 17, the first large-scale online exhibition dedicated to the tourism product of Bashkiria ended. A whole range of activities aimed at promoting the tourism potential of the region was prepared by the State Committee of Bashkortostan for Entrepreneurship and Tourism and the Profi company. ravel.

The attention of many players in the Russian domestic tourism market these days was drawn to Bashkiria: a series of events took place here, aimed at promoting the tourism potential of the region. From 13 to 16 November, major tour operators of domestic tourism, including NTK Intourist, Alean, Dolphin, Multitour, Europort, Vedi Tour Ural Group, TUI, the Association of Host Tour Operators in Moscow, looked at key tourist objects of the region: sanatoriums, ski resorts, historical monuments and excursion objects, hotels.

The main event of the business program was the online exhibition "Know Ours: Bashkortostan" on November 17. On its site, she united several significant events at once: a round table with representatives of authorities and the tourism business, a workshop, as well as a series of presentations of the best tourism products of Bashkortostan. The organizers of the exhibition are the State Committee of Bashkortostan for Entrepreneurship and Tourism and the Profi company. ravel.

The key event of the exhibition was the Round Table “Tourism product of Bashkortostan and its potential in the federal market”. As part of the discussion, the first persons of the republic's tourism industry discussed how to include the tourism product of Bashkortostan in the line of large tour operators, what prerequisites and obstacles there are for this. More than 200 viewers from various parts of the country and neighboring countries followed the course of the conversation online.

Bashkortostan is an interesting but little-studied direction. That is why the government of Bashkortostan decided to present the tourism product in an innovative format - offline and online at the same time. Thanks to the event, travel agents and tour operators were able to visit not only from Bashkiria and the surrounding regions, but from any corner of the world - thus, all of Russia and the CIS countries learned about the tourist product of the region!

Bashkortostan - a new weekend itinerary

As noted by many representatives of the republic, Bashkortostan has a unique landscape that makes it possible to develop tourism in various fields - whether it be downhill skiing or recreation on the lake, sanatorium treatment or excursions. The region has everything to enter a wide market: the Ufa airport, which is one of the ten best in Russia, an excellent hotel base, a powerful sanatorium-resort complex, experience in holding international events. Support from the authorities is also important.

Vyacheslav Gilyazitdinov, Chairman of the State Committee of the Republic of Bashkortostan for Entrepreneurship and Tourism:

“The uniqueness of the landscape allows us to develop clusters that are not alike. We have outlined about seven such clusters in the Republic, and each of them has a development plan, and we attract investors to each of them. Some of the clusters have already entered the federal target program, they have been approved, but are awaiting funding. In general, we want to work with federal tour operators, and we are ready to do everything possible for mutually beneficial cooperation. "

The state is an ally for private business, this was also noted by Roman Shaikhutdinov, Deputy Chairman of the State Committee of the Republic of Bashkortostan for Entrepreneurship and Tourism.

The representatives of the host tour operators - the director of the tour operator Alexander Goncharov and the director of the Stolitsa travel company Marina Ignatieva - spoke about what kind of tourist product is popular with tourists and what kind of tourist goes to Bashkortostan. They unanimously declared that the region will be interesting for everyone. Here is the junction of the cultures of Europe and Asia, Bashkir and Slavic traditions, Muslim customs, active rest and absolute relaxation. Everything that is already on the territory of Bashkiria is of interest to different categories of tourists.

For every tourist there is an accommodation of a suitable price category. The hotel base here is extensive, and thanks to the SCO and BRICS summits held in Ufa, hotels of international level have appeared in the city. Nikolai Fadeev, director of the ANOR of the Republic of Bashkortostan, noted that the hotel base meets not only the criteria adopted in Russia, but also in other countries. In terms of congress opportunities, Ufa is today one of the leading destinations in the country.

Dive tourism - a short educational program

ⓘ Tourism in Bashkortostan

Tourism in Bashkortostan is a branch of the economy of an entity engaged in the provision of tourist services to the population.

The development of tourism in Bashkortostan is facilitated by the presence of unique natural objects, monuments of history, culture and art, developed infrastructure.

Industry history

Organized tourism in the Republic of Bashkortostan was under the jurisdiction of organizations: since 1929 - the Bashkir Society of Proletarian Tourism, since 1937 - the Supreme Council for Physical Culture and Sports under the SNK of the Bashkir ASSR, since 1960 - the Tourist Operations Department of the BASSR , since 1995 - State Committee of the Republic of Bashkortostan for Physical Culture, Sports and Tourism Goskomsportturizm. At present - the Agency for Tourism of the Republic of Bashkortostan is a republican executive body that, within its competence, implements state policy and regulation in the field of development and support of tourism and the tourism industry.

The Bashkir ASSR was one of the tourist centers of the USSR:

  • in 1985 near the village of Makarovo, Ishimbay region - II All-Russian meeting of speleotourists;
  • in 1976 in the village of Tash-Asty, Gafuri region - III All-Russian meeting of hiking tourists and in 1986 the All-Russian Championship of Tourist Control and Rescue Services 1989;
  • in 1960 the II summer All-Russian rally of tourists was held in Beloretsk;
  • in 1964 in the area of ​​the Bolshoi Kolpak rock - All-Russian combined gathering of tourists;
  • in 1989, in the area of ​​the Kinderle cave, Gafuri region, the All-Union speleotourism competition was held.
  • in 1977 near the village of Muradyma, Kugarchinsky district - All-Union combined gathering of hiking tourists;

In 1997, a museum of tourism in Bashkortostan was opened in Ufa under the Republic's Tourist-Sports Union.

Travel Resources

Tourism plays a significant role among the sectors of the economy of Bashkortostan. Due to the diverse natural landscapes, some people call Bashkiria the second Switzerland, while noting the disadvantages, including the insufficient development of tourism as an industry that generates a steady income, others admire the virgin nature of the remarkable places of the region, not affected by the tourism industry.

Tourist resources of Bashkortostan: monuments of culture and art of the cities of Ufa, Sterlitamak, Ishimbay, Salavat, etc .; about 300 karst caves; 600 rivers, with the largest river Belaya; 800 lakes; the ridges of the Ural Mountains, which are the oldest mountain formations in Europe, including the highest peak in the republic - Mount Yamantau; three state reserves and the Bashkiria national natural park.

Diving for beginners: where and how to start diving, where to dive, certificates and equipment, advice from diving expert Veronica Birman.

The mention of Bashkiria evokes associations with the Urals, oil, industry and the famous Bashkir honey. But those who have been there will tell much more about the region: about the extraordinary beauty of nature, rivers and lakes full of fish, mysterious caves with rock paintings, rafting on mountain rivers, original culture and rich history of the people, rooted in the Paleolithic era.

Briefly about Bashkiria

The name Bashkortostan (Bashkiria) was named after the indigenous people of the republic - the Bashkirs. It, in turn, comes from two words: "bash" and "court", which means "main bee". The wild bee is still considered a brand of the republic, and bee-keeping is a folk craft.

Bashkortostan is an autonomous republic on the border of Europe and Asia

Bashkirs lived in the South Urals as early as the 1st century BC. e. Throughout its history, the Bashkir people were part of the Bulgar kingdom, the Golden Horde, the Kazan Khanate, until in the 16th century they voluntarily joined the Russian state. However, the oppression by the authorities triggered a wave of popular uprisings. In the 18th century, the Bashkirs joined the Peasant War under the leadership of Yemelyan Pugachev. One of Pugachev's associates, Salavat Yulaev, is now revered in the republic as a hero of the liberation movement.

Official name

Bashkortostan is a subject of the Russian Federation, an autonomous republic on the territory of the Russian Federation. The official name is the Republic of Bashkortostan, it is permissible to use the abbreviation RB. The common and unofficial name is Bashkiria. It is part of the Volga Federal District as part of the Ural Economic District. The current status and name were received on February 25, 1992.

Bashkortostan is an autonomous republic on the territory of the Russian Federation

Geographical location and capital

The republic is located in the eastern part of Europe, on the border with Asia. Occupies the western slopes of the Southern Urals and the Urals. It borders on the republics of Tatarstan and Udmurtia, Perm Territory, Sverdlovsk, Chelyabinsk and Orenburg regions. Covers an area of ​​142,947 sq. km, the population is more than 4 million people.

The Republic of Bashkortostan occupies the western slopes of the Southern Urals and the Urals

This route is suitable for both experienced travelers with a cross-country vehicle and novice tourists in a car. The total length of the route will be about 600 kilometers, so it can easily be completed in 2 days.

Men's Tears Waterfall

From Ufa we leave along the P240 highway in the direction of Ufa-Orenburg and go straight to the Bulgakovo village. Having entered the village, we move straight to the junction, where we leave to the right - onto the highway passing to the left of Orenburgskaya. And we are heading for the village of Abzanovo. You do not need to enter the village itself - the turn to it should be on the right side. Then we go straight, towards the Asy village, up to the Inzer River. The total distance should go about 90 kilometers.

Abzanovsky waterfall will be located on the opposite bank of the river. You can get to it in different ways. In summer, you can wade the river to the waterfall or ride on an inflatable mattress. There is a bridge across the Inzer River, not so far from the waterfall - you can get to the other side by crossing it.

We should immediately resolve the confusion with the names of the waterfall - it has at least three of them and each uses different ones. The waterfall is located between the villages of Abzanovo and Asy, so it is called either Abzanovsky or Asinsky. In addition, it has a more poetic name - "Men's Tears", which the waterfall received for its modest size.

The water of the waterfall is clean, spring - tourists often collect drinking water from here. In summer, the shore of the Inzer near the waterfall is simply strewn with vacationers - some have come to a picnic, some to swim, and some just admire the local landscapes. The water of the waterfall is cold, and the pressure is weak, so many people use it as a cooling shower. By the way, in Bashkiria there are quite a lot of beautiful waterfalls - Kuk-Karauk, Atysh, Kuperlya, Gadelsha, Sharlama, Shulgan, Shumilovsky and others.

Beach lovers can safely spend the whole day here, or even the weekend. Those who live according to the principles of the Woof kitten - get ready, our journey has just begun.

GPS coordinates: 54.6595, 56.42583

Kraka Ridge

From the Abzanovsky waterfall we go back to the Ufa-Beloretsk highway and head straight towards Sermenevo: through the most picturesque forests of the South Ural nature reserve. There will be a gas station in front of Sermenevo, where you need to turn right and move towards Baymak. Immediately after the village of Shigaevo, at the edge, we leave the road to the right, onto the dirt road. From here you can already see a sharp ridge resembling a fish skeleton - this is the Kraka ridge.

The author of the photo: Elena Elizarova

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