Horseback Ride In Bolshiye Koty

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Easy - nothing more than normal walking while sight-seeing
Moderately Easy - 1-3 hours of physical activity daily
Moderate - 3-5 hours of physical activity daily
Challenging - 5-7 hours of challenging physical activity daily
Extreme - 7+ hours of challenging/extreme physical activity daily
Basic — most of nights in tents or rooms with shared WC, some nights in comfortable rooms.
Standard — most of nights in comfortable rooms, some nights in tents or rooms with shared WC.
Upgraded — all nights in comfortable rooms.
  • Magnificent opportunity to learn to ride and to discover the Baikal landscapes
  • Easy and accessible route for everyone with a good level of fitness
Tour Overview

You make a short stopover in Irkutsk and wish to discover famous Lake Baikal and its typical villages to make your stay as close as possible to nature, but do not have much time for long tours. If so, go to traditional Siberian village of Bolshiye Koty, located 1,5 hour by hydrofoil from Irkutsk, and explore its pretty surroundings on horseback.

Two itineraries will be offered to you to choose from - one itinerary heads south of Bolshiye Koty, follows first the western shore of Lake Baikal and then leads to Chernaya (Dark) valley, called so because of dense forest; the other ride is in the valley of a small river in the west of the village. Our lunch will be prepared on bonfire by our guide.

Unforgettable impressions of indescribable sceneries, horseback ride and cordial atmosphere oon a tour are guaranteed!

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Meeting in Bolshiye Koty at about 10.00 am (please make sure you arrive in the village the day before or contact us for hydrofoil ticket and accommodation booking). We will meet our horses, learn horse handling techniques, and saddle up. Horseback ride starts. We will follow the paths in taiga, wading and making some easy descents and ascents. Stop for lunch in the open air. By 4.00 pm arrival in Bolshiye Koty. End of the programme.
    Detailed description
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    Price includes
    • Lunches
    • Russian-speaking guide services
    • Medical insurance
    • Horse and equipment rental
    Price does not include
    • English-speaking guide
    • Personal expenses and tips
    • Visa fees and travel insurance
    • Accommodation
    • Transport
    • Letter of invitation
    For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.

    It is possible to be accompanied by English-speaking guide on this tour. Please contact us for the price.

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