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Our most recommended Moscow Outdoor Activities

From Moscow: Dog-Sledding Tour with Husky Farm Visit

1. From Moscow: Dog-Sledding Tour with Husky Farm Visit

Discover the beauty of the Russian winter as you head to one of the largest husky farms in the country, situated in a beautiful area on the bank of the Moskova River. Upon arrival at the farm, meet Natalia, the owner, who will help you to discover the history of the huskies and their adventures. Listen to Natalia's stories and enjoy a cup of hot tea before heading out to meet the huskies who have been rescued from abandonment. After a cuddle with the dogs, learn how to make your own sled from a “kayur”, a professional dog-sled instructor. Afterwards, enjoy either a short 4-kilometer ride, or a longer 17-kilometer ride on a hand-made husky sled through a snow-covered forest. If you select the shorter ride, you'll spend some time tubing on the hill, enjoy a stroll around the premises to meet the resident hens, geese, goats, and pigs, or sip on a cup of tea by a cozy fireplace in the glamping area. During your activity, enjoy a traditional Russian afternoon tea which includes delicious Russian pancakes and herbal tea.

Moscow: Snowmobile Forest Safari Adventure

2. Moscow: Snowmobile Forest Safari Adventure

Take advantage of one of the unique winter activities in Moscow and enjoy the thrill of a snowmobile ride through a picturesque snowy forest.  Your day will begin with a pick up from your hotel or apartment in Moscow and a 40-minute drive to the place where your adventure will start. Cut loose on the brand new machines and explore wide-open areas you could only imagine with an hour free-riding. You will first be introduced to the sport of snowmobiling in a safe, exciting and informative environment. Depending on your level and desired experience, training and a basic obstacle course will prepare you for the snowmobile ride. Once you have completed your orientation, your guide will lead you on a journey through magnificent terrain, including old growth forests.

Moscow: 3-Hour Skiing Experience with Hotel Pickup and Lunch

3. Moscow: 3-Hour Skiing Experience with Hotel Pickup and Lunch

Escape the city and hit the slopes with this skiing or snowboarding experience. Meet your private guide in the lobby of your hotel and relax during the 20-kilometer drive from Moscow to a picturesque nature reserve near the Moscow River. Once you arrive at the resort, the expert staff will help you get kitted out. All equipment is included, so you don’t have to worry about carrying heavy gear. If you’re new to this activity, select the instructor add-on when booking and enjoy a 2-hour lesson with an experienced instructor.  Enjoy the fresh air and stunning views of pine forest, as you glide down slopes covered with soft snow. When you get tired, warm up inside a beautiful wooden chalet. Enjoy a 3-course meal of soup, a main dish, and a salad with one non-alcoholic drink of your choice. At the end of your 3-hour experience, the driver and guide will deliver you back to your hotel in Moscow.

Moscow: 2-Hour Indoor Snow Center Experience

4. Moscow: 2-Hour Indoor Snow Center Experience

Whether you’re brand new to the slopes, recently ski-ready, an expert, or anything in between, this experience is for you! Moscow’s Indoor Ski Center delivers the Alpine conditions every skier and snowboarder dream of. Inside, you’ll find a huge main slope maintained with a perfect snow surface, which is perfect for all your indoor skiing and snowboarding needs. You can indulge in a quick slalom 12 months a year, inside this fascinating facility. Your guide and personal driver will meet you in the lobby of your hotel, and after a 40-minute drive, you will get to the place where you experience will start. As there’s no wind on the slope, you won’t need special clothing, just a long-sleeved t-shirt will be adequate. All the activities include the equipment you will require for them, including skis or snowboards, waterproof jackets and trousers, boots, ski poles, and helmets. After skiing, you can take a rest in the café on the 2nd floor, which offers panoramic views over the slope.

Zvenigorod Day Trip and Russian Countryside

5. Zvenigorod Day Trip and Russian Countryside

Start your tour with a drive from Moscow to Zvenigorod - one of the oldest towns in the Moscow region. Along the way you can enjoy the beautiful landscape along the Moscow River and there will also be stops at a few old churches. Once arriving at Zvenigorod you will explore its medieval center and check out the 14th-century Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery. You will also get a chance to try a famous Russian summer drink called kvaas (only available during the summertime) with famous Russian pastries called pirozhki.  Then you will take a break for lunch in a cafe where you will have the chance to try dishes from Russian or soviet cuisine. After lunch you can visit the Museum of Russian Dessert to enjoy the stories behind some classic local desserts while sipping tea at a Russian tea ceremony. The final stop of the day is at the Ershovo Estate, a gorgeous place to walk around and enjoy the nature.

From Moscow: Dog-Trekking with Optional Kayaking

6. From Moscow: Dog-Trekking with Optional Kayaking

Start with pickup from Moscow and travel by minibus to one of the largest dog kennels in Russia, located well outside the city. Upon arrival, meet the owner of the kennel who will welcome you with a cup of tea. Learn about the owner's 10 years of experience and the excellent care given to all dogs. Discover more about the breeds who live at the kennel, and their place in Russian history and local culture. Then, meet over 120 beautiful huskies, and take plenty of photos with them. Discover the affection huskies have for humans, a famous trait of the breed. Then, choose your companion for the day, and set off on your hike.  Follow a 5-kilometer trail through the woods with your dog and a professional kayur (dog-sled chief) who will be your guide. Discover scenic sections of the Moskva River with the huskies leading the way. Choose the option to embark on an additional kayaking excursion at the end of the hike. Receive full instruction on how to use your kayak and paddle down the Moskva River and enjoy views of nature from the water.  At the end of either option, meet the owner back at the kennel and enjoy a delicious traditional lunch comprised of oladushki (Russian pancakes) and herbal tea. After lunch, bid farewell and be transferred back to your accommodation in Moscow.


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What people are saying about Moscow

During the time of our travel, there wasn't any snow in Moscow. However, our tour guides, Sergio & Ksenia, adjusted the activity to be a forest ATV Safari! It ended up being such a blast as we powered through rough forest terrain, mud, and ditches with some very large ATVs! It was some serious fun and we all enjoyed every bit of it.

It was a wonderful experience, we really enjoy it and hope to try different activities with them. Ksenia and her partner they was very helpful on translating and so friendly. Thanks you guys because you made our day amazing.

Very good experience. It snowed that day, but it was not cold in the forest. We played in the snow for an hour. Very enjoyable!

Great host and good safety introductions. It was a pity that there wasn’t more snow and colder.

It’s a wonderful and exciting experience for us, the guide was very nice and helpful.