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 climatic and technical conditions of the Baikal region there are perfectly suitable for skiing. Skiing season lasts from mid-November to mid-May.
The area of the Baikal Mountains in winter receives around 5-6 meters of snowfall, so winter sports is one of the favorite tourist activities this time of year.
We proceed with introducing the surprising villages of Lake Baikal to you. The subject of this article will be the village of Khor-Tagna that was included into the list of “The Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of Russia” in 2019. This place is really amazing. “Key to Baikal” will tell you why you should visit Khor-Tagna and its surroundings.