Welcome to Samara! The hospitable city is situated in the centre of the endless plain, on the high bank of the Volga River facing the majestic Zhighuly Mountains.
Guests can reach the Samara Region easily and with comfort from more or less anywhere in the world. Such international airlines as Lufthansa, Czech Airlines and Aeroflot offer regular flight from European cities to Samara. Each day there are more than 10 flights that connect Samara and Moscow.
The Samara Region offers accommodation options for every taste and budget. Enthusiasts of world famous international hotel brands can stay at the Renaissance Samara (a Marriott brand) or Holiday Inn Hotel (InterContinental Group). Authentic local hotels meet European standards as well. Vacation homes along the Volga outside of the city are another accommodation alternative that allows tourists to enjoy the comfort typical of hotels combined with active sports, fishing, outdoor activities and picturesque views.
Location: First, you should address Zhigulevsky Natural Biosphere Reserve, named after I.Sprygin (1, Zhigulevskaya st. the Bakhilova Polyana village, Samara Region)
Route to the mountain Strelnaya is one of the most popular in the Samara region. Due to the existence of reserve status of this territory this it a unique natural complex with the ancient relic communities in the Volga region of pine forests and rocky steppes. The history of the origin of the name of Strelnaya mountains dates back to the freemen of the Volga, where treeless rocky ledge on top of it served as a convenient place to watch the robber . With this natural watchtower, or "Strelnaya", as they used to say, the area "exposed to fire" look for tens of miles neighborhood . Seen from a distance merchant Chelny no hope to get away from the plane of the Cossack . The excursion includes a road trip , during which you can see the natural features of the Lada , the history of development and settlement of the region , the real fun and enjoy excellent views.
The excursion route is 15 km, of which 9 km along the northern boundary of the reserve to the Zolnoye village, 6 km across the reserve. Tour Duration is 4 hours. The walking tour takes about 30 minutes.