A hike to caves and karst dips in a relict mountain-taiga forest on the banks of the Piana River is one of the most beautiful and memorable routes in the region. You will visit a picturesque nature reserve, get acquainted with hypotheses of the origin of ancient formations, and also hear legends about hermit elders, robbers and places where wishes come true. Individual excursion for 1-5 people Duration 12 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes By car 12,000 rubles per excursion Price for 1-5 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Natural resources of the region We will meet in Nizhny Novgorod and head south to the village of Ichalki, in the vicinity of which there is a picturesque natural landmark of Nizhny Novgorod. Along the way, you will learn about the geological hypotheses of the origin of the caves, which in different ways explain the time and conditions of their formation. And also hear about the nature of the region with its rich flora and fauna, including rare species listed in the Red Book
Kingdom of Ichalkovsky caves You will explore a coniferous-deciduous forest thicket, indented by rocky limestone outcrops and karst formations in the form of sinkholes (there are about 1000 of them here!) And grottoes, some of which resemble the ruins of medieval castles. You will see numerous craters up to 50-60 m in diameter and up to 25-30 m deep, gutters in the form of elongated depressions, abysses with steep rocks, ditches and ravines, concentrated in the southern part of the pine forest on an area of about 300 hectares. Explore the most famous caves and find out what legends and stories are associated with some of them.
Who is the excursion for?
No special training is required, but be prepared for 3-4 hour walks along forest trails and rocky terrain.
- Additional costs: lunch after the excursion (optional) - 350 rubles per person
- The road to the caves will take 2.5-3 hours one way
- You can start an excursion from Dzerzhinsk, Kstov, Bor and other cities of the region - specify the cost when booking
The beginning of the excursion in Nizhny Novgorod. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.