Want to skate the biggest skating ring in the world ? Nothing compares with speedy sliding over the several hundred metes precipitous. The ice is full of cracks and bubbles ornamentally frozen in a meter thickness, sometimes smooth, sometimes rugged, but never the same. The woody hills of Pribaikalskiy ridge, with sharp capes, precipitous cliffs, small sandy beaches rapidly following each other on the shoreline
From January 30 till April 1
Ages up to 50-55
Difficulty - strenious
The section of Baikal from Bolshoe Goloustnoe to Bolshie Koty settlements is often clear ice, letting you experience a magic feeling of speed skating on the world’s biggest skating ring. Sometimes however, right after a snowfall the ice may be covered with a layer of snow, in this case, please be ready to walk a few kilometers.
The first day is spent in Irkutsk getting your bearings and having a chance to familiarize yourself with this beautiful city. A morning transfer to the settlement Bolshoe Goloustnoe which is the place where you will begin the exciting experience of skating/walking on Lake Baikal to the village Bolshie Koty, about 30km. The night is spent under the beautiful Siberian sky in chalet. On the third day you will continue your skating/walking journey to the village of Listvyanka, 16km. Short visit in fish and souvenir market.
Transfer to Irkutsk by public minivan or bus. Accommodaion in Courtyard Marriott Irkutsk hotel 1 night, breakfast included