All beach resorts of Russia are located on the Black Sea coast and along it stretches a strip of high Caucasian mountains, so swimming on the beaches can be combined with trekking in the mountains.

Sochi is the capital of the resort area in the Caucasus. Its districts, Lazarevskoye, Dagomys and Adler, stretch for tens of kilometers to the border with Abkhazia. In Sochi tourists are offered a lot of excursions in that direction – to Lake Ritsa and New Athos. Around Sochi, you can visit many natural sights, which are part of the Caucasian Biosphere Reserve.

On the Black Sea coast a continuous line of resort towns stretch to the west of Sochi. The include the towns of Gelendzhik, Tuapse, Dzhugba and Anapa. All of them are filled with tourists during the resort season. The Crimean peninsula is to the west of Anapa. There are a lot of beach resorts and natural sights in the Crimea.

There are also many beautiful natural sights on the northern side of the Caucasus Mountains, opposite the Black Sea. Dombay and Elbrus ski resorts are located there. Dombay is hidden among the picturesque mountain peaks at the intersection of three mountain valleys, and Elbrus is the highest mountain in Europe.

In North Ossetia there are very beautiful mountain valleys – Tseiskaya, Karmadonskaya, Fiagdonskaya. There are also many beautiful natural sights, mountain gorges and peaks and waterfalls in the mountain regions of Kabardino-Balkaria, Ingushetia and Chechnya.

You can see very interesting natural sights in Adygea, on the northern slope of the Caucasus Mountains. Theн include a picturesque Guam gorge, Hadzhoskohskoj gorge, mountain areas in the area of Guzeripl village, which are known as the Stone Sea. However, the most interesting place is the Granite Canyon of the Belaya (White) River. The river has cut a narrow channel among granite rocks.

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View of the southern slope of mount Elbrus from the Baksan gorge in winter
Imereti embankment stretches for 5 kilometers from the Sochi Olympic Park to the Psou river
Rock Sail has a quadrilateral shape, similar to a sail, its height is 25 meters, width - 20 meters
Entrance to the Sochi amusement attraction-park near the Olympic Park
The torch of the 2014 winter Olympics in Sochi, in the center of the Olympic Park on the Medal Plaza
Sunset on the beach near the white marl slabs in the Big Blue place near the village of Dzhankhot
The White Bride sculpture on the Gelendzhik seafront promenade is a symbol of the city
Pure river valley at the foot of the Greater Caucasus range in the Caucasus nature reserve
View of the Pure river valley from the slope of Chilipsi mountain. Opposite stands the Rocky Western Mountain
Turquoise lakes in the Caucasus nature reserve are located on the slope of mount Chelipsi at an altitude of 2100 meters
Monument to the Wives of Sailors in front of the cruiser Mikhail Kutuzov on Forum square in Novorossiysk
The valley of the river Alibek as viewed from the observation point of mount Musa-Achitara
Krasnaya Polyana ski resort is located in the valley of the Mzymta river between two mountain ranges Aibga and Achishkho
The cable cars to the Elbrus mountain during the ski season
Chegem gorge on the southern side of the Rocky ridge of the Caucasus mountains
Chegem waterfalls - one of the most beautiful places in the Caucasus mountains
View of the confluence of the rivers Amanauz and Dombai-Ulgen from the suspension bridge in the village of Dombai
The torch of the 2014 winter Olympics in Sochi, in the center of the Olympic Park on the Medal Plaza
Entrance to the Moorish pavilion at Sochi Arboretum