• Natural Park "Aya"
Altai Territory, Altai District. In the picturesque valley of the Katun river.

Natural Park "Aya"is located in the Altai region. Unique natural complexes are concentrated here, including picturesque landscapes of foothills with forests,Katun riverandLake Ayaas well as cultural and historical sites. The area of the park is almost 2000 hectares.

The main attraction of the park is Lake Aya, warm and freshwater. It is located in one of three mountain basins on the surface of an ancient above-floodplain terrace on the left bank of the Katun.

The natural park of regional significance "Aya" was created, like all parks, with the aim of protecting and restoring natural resources. On the territory of the park, there are plants and animals listed in the Red Data Books of the Altai Territory and Russia. Natural parks are responsible tourism. The best places on the map are open and welcome to guests, but are protected by the state.

On the territory of the park, suchtypes of tourism, such as hiking, equestrian, water, delta and paragliding, skiing and others, excursion activities and fishing.

Photo: Valery Stepanyuk. archive of the Altai Tourist Center

Where is
Altai Territory, Altai District. In the picturesque valley of the Katun river.
How to get there
Go to Biysk by bus, car or railway. Further by intercity bus or personal transport along the Chuysky tract through the villages of Srostki and Maimudo of Lake Aya.

HAT TO WATCH AND WHAT TO DO

The Altai Territory is very large and diverse. The topography changes as you move through the territory. It is as if a growing bear, at first quiet and calm, then huge and majestic. So the steppes and plains grow into the foothills and the mountains.

Summer

Swimming in Lake Aya, visiting the pavilion of Love, fishing in Aichonka, trips on ATVs, horses, rafting, excursion to the Devil's finger, excursion to the Altai region: Biolit, maralniks.

In Autumn

Photo tours, celebration of the Day of Tourism, picking mushrooms, berries, fishing in Aichonka, trips on ATVs, horses, excursion to the Devil's finger, excursion to the Altai region: Biolit, maralniks, etc.

In winter

Ice skating on a frozen lake, walks around the neighborhood on snowmobiles, sleigh rides, horseback riding, skiing on the slopes and hills, excursions to the Tavdinsky caves, objects of the "Turquoise Katun".

Spring

Horseback riding, skiing on the slopes and hills, excursions to Babyrgan, Devil's finger, rafting on the Katun, etc.