The Best Outdoor Activities in Russia

Discover the best hiking, camping, backpacking, fitness, and more.

Hike and Climb Mt. Elbrus

Russia / Mt. Elbrus Trailhead

Mt. Elbrus is considered to be the second simplest of the Seven Summits, after Kilimanjaro.

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Climb Cheget Peak

Russia / Mt. Elbrus Trailhead

Cheget Peak isn’t just one of Russia’s premier ski and snowboard destinations; it’s an awesome acclimatization climb to the European peak of the Seven Summits, Mt. Elbrus (18,510 ft.).

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Take a Boat Tour on Lake Baikal

Russia / Listvyanka Boat Docks Launch

Most tourists who visit Russia spend their time in the Eastern European region, staying far west in a country whose width spans over 6,000 miles.

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