Beautiful Russian road
The faithful iron horse and flat strip of asphalt under the wheels - what else can dream of avid travel? Sometimes, however, you can close your eyes even at the absence of a second, in the case where the beauty spreads to the sides and in front of Nature covers all the inconvenience of road bumps.
Perhaps you have seen the most beautiful collections of roads around the world and dreamed of one day for them to ride. But few know that the really scenic route there and in Russia. Combining the most remote areas of our country, they pass through dense forests, endless steppes and taiga severe. Try to drive through each of them, and you're up to the end of life to provide themselves with an unforgettable experience on the species, these trails surrounding landscapes.
1. Highway M-18 "cola"
Route P-21 (M-18) "Cola" has its origins in St. Petersburg, and stretches to the village of Sts on the border with Norway. The further north you go the road, the more beautiful it becomes the landscape around: boreal forest of pine and fir trees are gradually replaced by forest-tundra, there is a set of serpentine, passes and lakes of glacial origin. And in front of all the sharper and sharper looming in the haze of the Khibiny Mountains.
2. Karelia. The road A-135
The road A-135 Kem - Kalevala - Lonka begins in the town of Kemi, situated at the shores of the White Sea, and ends at the checkpoint on the Russian-Finnish border. Dirt road sections with a "blind" corners, unexpected hills, behind which absolutely can not see oncoming traffic and a lot more you can forgive this road, just by looking at the views of the forest thickets and lakes.
3. Kalmykia. Road Volgograd - Elista - Stavropol
Look at this line must each. In the spring, in April - May, lifeless steppe that stretched along the side of the track (to be honest, sometimes it is in a terrible condition), is transformed before our eyes and hits a riot of colors. Fantastic colors carpet of grass fills the air fragrance countless blooming roses.
4. Western Caucasus. Route A-147
The federal highway M-27 Dzhubga - Adler is one of the most beautiful roads in our country. The closer to the sea, the more offers spectacular views of the mountains, serpentine, vineyards, beaches and other landscapes of the Krasnodar Territory.
Georgian Military Road
"Dear Heavenly gorges", completed in the late 18th century, played a major role in the development of economic relations between Russia and Transcaucasia. She goes through the Main Caucasian ridge and connects Vladikavkaz in North Ossetia with the capital and the largest city of Georgia - Tbilisi. The road passes through numerous passes and suddenly descends steeply into the gorge of the river Aragvi. The entire length of the track meet Georgian cathedrals, fortresses and watchtowers.
6. Kabardino-Balkaria. Route A-158
The road A-158 "Baksan - Elbrus", if you're on it has not yet been, definitely give you a lot of new experiences. Kabardinian route crosses the valley and passes through a narrow gorge Baksan. Then, breaking the rise of almost 2, 5 thousand meters, you will find yourself almost at the foot of the famous volcano Mount Elbrus.
7. Northern Urals. Serov path
Through rolling wooded Ural mountains, paving the way between the rivers and swamps, Serov tract seeks from Ekaterinburg to the north to the city of Serov. Prior Lower Tagil path consists of two separate one-way road traffic. Sometimes they diverge too far each other, separated by woods and mountains, and under Tagil finally converge in a narrow lane.
8. The Altai Mountains. Highway M-52
Chuiski is the main traffic artery of the Altai and at the same time one of Russia's most beautiful roads. The path extends through the entire mountain Altai, featuring local scenery in all its splendor. Road creeps away to the border with Mongolia and, gradually, alpine meadows and snow-capped mountain peaks give way to desert boundless steppes, breathtaking.
9. Khakassia. Highway M-54
The plot of the M-54 from Abakan, Khakassia republic's capital, to Kyzyl and further to the Mongolian border is known by the historical name Usinsky tract. The road runs through a pristine wild, virtually untouched by man Sayan mountains, sometimes going down to almost bare steppe. Contrast stunning!
10. Kamchatka. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky road - Ust-Kamchatsk
The Kamchatka Peninsula - a unique area on the map of Russia. This is the area of modern volcanism, there are 30 active volcanoes and about 300 extinct. Unfortunately, most of the scenic spots in Kamchatka is very difficult to get because of the almost complete absence of roads. Home Kamchatkan track 600 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Ust Kamchatsk passes near Kluchevskoy - Top volcano Eurasian (4750 m).