Russia adventure tours are changing the way travelers think about the country. While cities such as Moscow and St Petersburg are filled with their own treasures, the wild and uninhabited parts of Russia offer endless opportunities for adventure vacations. In the last two decades, these options have expanded in number and popularity. An adventure tour in Russia can be planned year-round, from skiing on Mount Elbrus to fishing on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East. If you’re interested in mountain climbing or skiing, tour companies offer vacation packages throughout the year. If you’d rather hike the mountains and volcanoes than ski them, you’ll have to wait for the brief period of thaw in the summer time. July, August, and into September are the most popular time for adventure tours that involve activities such as fishing and hunting.
When researching Russia adventure tours, you’ll have to decide just how rustic you are willing to go. Some tours bring guests out into the wild, to camp for a week while fishing and hiking. While this experience brings you up close and personal with the flora and fauna of the region, it also lacks some of the modern conveniences you may be used to on vacation. However, the helicopter rides that bring you to different rivers for fishing will make you forget any minor discomfort you might have at the camps. A popular adventure tour in Russia is climbing Mount Elbrus, the highest peak in the Europe. A certain level of fitness is necessary for this type of adventure tour, but less strenuous options include bike tours and boat tours that highlight the spectacular flora and fauna of the unspoiled wild areas of Russia.