Table of contents:
- Konakovo airfield
- Museum "Konakovsky faience"
- Konakovskie stables
- Zavidovskaya eco-farm
- City on water
Do you want to relax to the fullest, but do not burn with the desire to waste time and energy on flights? Just two hours drive from Moscow along the Leningradskoe highway - and you are in the charming town of Konakovo. Whichever format of relaxation you choose, unusual locations, a rich program and a real feeling of euphoria await you here! So, 5 reasons to go to Konakovo and have a fun weekend.
An exciting pastime promises tourists Konakovo - a small town in the Tver region, which began its history in 1806. The modern life of this secluded place is based on the heritage of the past: folk art, the impressive beauty of Mother Nature and age-old architecture. In addition to countless attractions, tourists will find a lot of interesting locations and unusual entertainments. And the platform of author's tours "Tutu Adventures" together with the tourist information center Welcome Konakovo will help you to plan a route and organize a worthy trip.
The Kalyazin bell tower, the radio astronomy observatory, the vastness of the Moscow region, the bends of the widest Volga and the glare of the Moscow Sea: all this can be seen in an hour by helicopter ride from Konakovo Aero. Sounds impressive, doesn't it? In addition to the excursion from a bird's eye view, travelers will get unforgettable emotions, real euphoria and a feeling of weightlessness.
Konakovo airfield is not only the home of the International Academy of Helicopter Sports and a training base for Russian athletes. This is a huge space with its own hotel with 11 rooms, a restaurant, a rope park, a motocross track and a bathhouse located on the shore of a pond, which awaits avid fishermen, as well as lovers of complete seclusion right by the water.
For guests who are far from the world of helicopter sports, Konakovo Aero offers helicopter trips over the most beautiful places in the Moscow region. Heavenly distances beckon with their purity, depth and boundlessness, and there is, perhaps, not a single person indifferent to them on Earth. And the opportunity not only to soar up and rush at a speed of 250 km per hour over the crowns of trees, but also to hover above the ground, admiring the surroundings, will leave an indelible impression for a long time.
Even a 15-minute helicopter flight will be a real delight, not to mention the unique opportunity to travel to a neighboring city. For example, in 40 minutes there is a small provincial town of Kalyazin, lost on the southeastern outskirts of the Tver region, which is called the Russian Atlantis.
During the flight, the heart sinks with beauty: endless green landscapes, against which the bends of the Volga with slowly passing barges seem to be something incredible and unusual. An unusual object can also be seen from above - the radio astronomy observatory. This is a huge plate containing an entire laboratory that studies galactic and extragalactic objects.
On approaching Kalyazin, you will see the main thing - the symbol and the most recognizable landmark of the city - the bell tower of St. Nicholas Cathedral, located on a man-made island in the middle of the Uglich reservoir.
You can land in Kalyazin on the banks of the Uglich Reservoir, where a snail farm with its own helipad is located. This is the only production of this type in Russia where snails are dealt with all year round. There is a tasting room at the farm, where you should definitely try the delicacy of snails with white wine.
Museum "Konakovsky faience"
The activities of the private museum are aimed at preserving the memory of the once famous Konakovsky factory, which provided the richest houses of the Russian Empire with porcelain products.The products produced here were associated with luxury and prosperity. The factory regularly received orders from noble people, especially from members of the imperial family.
Today, dishes are no longer produced, mainly figurines and figurines are made. For example, on the table at Queen Elizabeth II there is a painted faience giraffe from Konakovo, which has become her favorite.
Today, everyone can buy the same home decoration or make it with their own hands at a master class at an art laboratory. A master class in modeling or painting is a very exciting activity even for adults: first you come up with something to sculpt, then your hands suddenly recall the skill of rolling plasticine sausages and brush strokes. A masterpiece may not work, but doing this will definitely relax a restless mind. A homemade earthenware product will need to be left for a while for firing, after which it will be sent to the author.
Horseback riding is not just a pleasant pastime, but also a great way to relieve stress, mental fatigue and get rid of stress. If you want to learn horseback riding and ride a horse around the hippodrome, the Konakovskie stables equestrian sports complex is at your service - today it is the largest and most beautiful club in Russia. Equestrian competitions - show jumping, dressage and triathlon are regularly held here.
During the excursion, you will be introduced to the history of the club, and in the stable itself - with the results of horse breeding. In "Konakovskie stables" you can see representatives of different breeds of horses and ponies, as well as take a riding lesson.
There is a contact zoo on the territory - animals whose fate in the Konakovsky district was not very successful. Employees take care of black ravens and little moose calves. The beauty of this zoo lies in the fact that birds and animals can not only be watched, but also touched, stroked, and fed. Nubian goats, ostriches, deer, marble fox and polar fox live in Konakovskie stables.
A farm where animals feel good - this is how the Zavidovskaya eco-farm can be described. An ecologically clean area, natural range, natural food, modern infrastructure - everything for animals and birds to live in a comfortable environment. And on the territory of them there are many: about 30 heads of cattle and small ruminants, 100 birds of different species, 20 families of bees and the donkey Ilyusha.
Here you will appreciate not only the standard of living of animals and birds, but also get to know them better: feed a majestic and at the same time frightening turkey from your hands, tease hissing geese and frolic with a dozen kids. What a whisper!
After your walk, head to a farm cafe for lunch. Here we recommend trying dumplings with natural farm sour cream. And on the way back, do not forget to go to the store - a huge selection of cheeses, meat and dairy products, ice cream, honey - everything can be purchased right at the farm and later ordered online.
City on water
The name will intrigue even the most sophisticated travelers. In the Tver region, the so-called boat cooperative - a pile of boat sheds on stilts.
Walking along the "streets" of the water city, you feel the indescribable charm and special charm of these buildings. If you reach the end, you can bury yourself in a pontoon on which a local artist sculpts metal amulets. And very close by, residents have erected a "monument to the dead telephones" nailed to a tree with large nails.
Although the provincial Kanakovo is not large, this city is unique. What could be better than visiting a quiet, cozy town, admiring the beauty of nature from a bird's eye view or from the water, meditating while sculpting, or just wandering around unusual sights in order to find peace and gain new impressions?
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