Explore the Beautiful North Caucasus Region of Russia
The beautiful Caucasus Mountains are an awe-inspiring sight. Marking a point between Europe and Asia, this magnificent mountain range stretches approximately 1 127 kilometers between the Black Sea and Caspian Sea. The Caucasus rivals the Alps in size and height, with several peaks over 5 000 meters above sea level. Extending northwards onto a plain is the North Caucasus Economic Region of Russia.
The North Caucasus region is a beautiful and interesting place to visit. You will find warm summer temperatures in the valleys while snowstorms and strong winds rage on the peaks above. There are lush, grassy valleys dotted with flowers and hill sides crested with trees. The area is natural and 'wild' and is a great place to journey to if you are a nature lover. Mountain climbers also favor these incredible peaks, many of which can be walked up. It is advisable to get experienced help, however, since the higher peaks can prove to be quite a challenge.
Besides this, you can enjoy pleasurable forest tours of the megaliths which dot the Caucasus. These impressive stone structures were erected eons ago and their sturdy stone dolmen-type walls and round access holes are a mystery to behold. Some of them are even carved. You can be sure that traveling to the mystery and rugged beauty of the Caucasus Mountains in Russia will capture your heart forever.
The North Caucusus region includes such destinations as Sochi, Krasnodar, Vladikavkaz, Novorossiysk and Rostov-on-Don.