Rest on Lake Baikal
The lake is striking in its diversity, as well as rest on it. If your desire is to swim and fish, only the last two summer months are at your disposal. The best option is mid-July – mid-August. At the beginning of summer it is still very cold here, especially at night, and the water is quite cold. The reason for this is the same “icy” nights.
Ice floes float in the northern part of Baikal in June. But the end of summer overshadows the rest with a piercing cold wind, which only intensifies in autumn. The winds mix the lake water, significantly lowering its temperature. And in the autumn months, when the bulk of tourists leave, and the average temperature of the day drops noticeably, Baikal becomes a haven for numerous photographers from all over Russia, who like to be alone with nature.
For everyone who wants an active, almost wild rest in the thick of all events, in a crowd of people, with cheerful shouts, the roar of jet skis and motorcycles and other fun, then choose from the following options: Sandy Bay, west of Olkhon, the coastal zone of the Small Sea, Circum-Baikal railway, Baikalskoye village, Severobaikalsk.
A very interesting option with a cruise by rail. Usually it is 1-2 days on a small train. He drives very slowly so that you can see the surroundings, makes many stops. There will be plenty of time for love.
For a comfortable stay near the coast, sanatoriums, camp sites “Angara” and “Utulik” were created. A successful combination of comfort and privacy is located on the Small Sea. Tourists live here, both in yurts (which are quite inexpensive to rent), and in excellent hotels, for example, Zama, with excellent service, sauna and food.
You will find peace and quiet in such inaccessible places as Olkhon Island. You can get to it by water or on foot, but by car it will not work. In other regions of Baikal, there is also silence, but definitely not in summer.
Passive recreation on the lake can be slightly diversified with a mini-cruise on water transport, go to wild areas without paved paths. Groups are organized that pass the most interesting places in the region. In the north of Lake Baikal there are hot springs that improve health – Arshan and Shumak. For active tourists, unique multisport programs have been developed. They include swimming in fast mountain rivers, hiking and horseback riding.
Winter holidays in the Baikal region are no less beautiful. At the end of winter and at the very beginning of spring, people here race on dog teams, snowmobiles, fish, and walk on the thick Baikal ice. And all winter and spring, the Sobolinaya Gora ski resort in the city of Baikalsk is open here.
A real adventure will be a wild vacation on the coast of Lake Baikal. But only those few who know for sure that they will become one with nature risk spending their free days like this. Peschanaya Bay is the best choice for a savage holiday. This place is completely isolated from modernity – there are no roads, communications, only sometimes ships from Irkutsk pass through calm waters. You can spend the night in small houses or tents.
Wild rest will be just wonderful on the island of Olkhon. It surprises: steppe, forest-steppe and forest are combined in a small area. And here is nature untouched by man, which attracts many tourists with its virginity. Especially for them there is a tourist center that specializes in savages.
Lake Baikal attracts thousands of tourists every year. There is no developed infrastructure here, but there is a unique nature and a lake of unique beauty. It is this beauty that attracts and attracts.