Guests who come to rest in the vicinity of the Northern capital of Russia have a unique opportunity to visit two dimensions at once. Beautiful St. Petersburg by its name alone reminds of great times and events, receives guests in five-star luxury hotel complexes. But in the vicinity you can find more modest places for recreation, camping in the Leningrad region is a fairly common phenomenon.
With the beginning of the spring period, the number of inhabitants of campsites and tourist centers is increasing significantly. It attracts the opportunity to be in the bosom of nature, to feel unity with it, to remember how distant ancestors lived. And at the same time, take advantage of some of the conveniences of the modern world, like toilets, showers and a gas stove, not just a fire.
Types of tourist rest
You shouldn't think that the rest in the campsites of the Leningrad region takes place only in passive contemplation of the natural beauty. There is a kind of division into types of tourism, where there are several main directions:
- cognitive, associated with sightseeing and thematic excursions in the vicinity and visiting the nearest settlements;
- active (various playing sports depending on the season);
- extreme (hikes of a high level of difficulty, jumping, rafting);
- family, sometimes combining all of the above types of recreation.
Choosing a campsite for parking and recreation allows you to save as much as possible on accommodation without worsening conditions too much. And spend the freed up funds on visiting natural and cultural attractions.
Camping in the Leningrad region with a cultural program
Since the surroundings around St. Petersburg cannot be called deserted and sparsely populated, those who come to rest in this region a priori find themselves in a camping, which is located in the immediate vicinity of this or that town, village, settlement. Most of the settlements have a fairly long history, are proud of their architectural masterpieces, historical and cultural values.
A number of historical sites in the Leningrad Region occupy a worthy place in the list of World Heritage Sites, including: the Oreshek Fortress; the historical center of Shlisselburg; palace and park ensembles in Gatchina and Ropsha. The same Shlisselburg gained worldwide fame thanks to the fortress, in which especially dangerous state criminals were kept before the revolution, and today there is a museum. One of the oldest cities in Russia is Staraya Ladoga, the foundation of which dates back to the 8th century. The settlement began with a fortress, which has survived to this day and is an archaeological, historical and architectural museum. This place is very popular with campers vacationing near the town.
No less interesting discoveries await guests who have chosen campings in the area of the city of Novaya Ladoga as a place of recreation. Already from the name of the town it is clear that tourists will not be able to see ancient structures here. But buildings of a later time have survived, local religious buildings (cathedrals, churches, a monastery) stand out. There are many cathedrals in the city of Volkhov, he also offers to get acquainted with the Volkhov hydroelectric power station, the first complex of its kind in Russia.
Summing up, it can be noted that the Leningrad Region is ready to receive an almost unlimited number of tourists, including those who prefer to live in campsites. Such places of rest are located in the most beautiful corners of the region, as well as near ancient cities, historical and cultural monuments.