Olkhon is a unique island in the centre of Lake Baikal, combining an incredible mix of terrains - steppes, coniferous forests, rocky cliffs, sandy dunes .... It is important that the way to Olkhon is already a separate bicycle journey, just like the trips by bike across the island are. However, we would like to warn those who want to get to Olkhon by bicycle right away: you should be an experienced cyclist and have a decent bike. Otherwise you will not be able to overcome the road, it will be easier to get to point of destination by bus, minibus, car...
But if you still have decided to make this incredible journey by bike, our infographics will help you to plan the route and tell you what is worth seeing along the way.
The problem of water level fluctuations in Lake Baikal has been actively discussed by environmentalists and journalists in the last few months.
The History of Baikal railway.
Ringed seal is the main endemic of the lake and its most cute inhabitant. If you want learn about other animals living only on Lake Baikal and nowhere else in the world, see our exclusive infographics.
The discovery of Baikal is inseparable from the exploration of Siberia. These lands attracted explorers from all over the world, and all of them made their contribution into the study of the lake. Our infographics will tell you about the most important stages in the discovery of Baikal and clearly show the routes which the first explorers used for passing through the territory of the lake.