Travelling In The Urals

Travelling In The Urals

Enjoy some photos taken during a seven-day tour in the Urals!

Travelling In The Urals

On the way. When the road is this good, it seems like you can drive forever!

Travelling In The Urals

Approaching the city of Kazan. On the left there is a city-island called Swiyazhsk.

Travelling In The Urals

The road situation is very mysterious in the Republic of Bashkortostan. Google Maps show R-316 Road which in fact can hardly be subjugated by FWD vehicles especially after rain because it has no asphalt. Navigators are really confused.

Travelling In The Urals

This rock (called Aktash) is located on the Zilim River and is considered one of the most beautiful places in Bashkiriya.

Travelling In The Urals

In the Bashkir language ‘aktash’ means ‘white stone’.

Travelling In The Urals

Some say that they charge people for entering this beach. But as far as you can see, people are not really excited to come here. The ones who are are some cows grazing among piles of garbage.

Travelling In The Urals

The Zilim is not really deep but it has a strong current and very cold water. In some places you can cross it on foot. On the banks there are two different villages: Yurmash and Aktashevo.

Travelling In The Urals

This is a serpentine road going through the Urals.

Travelling In The Urals

Sabakty Lake. There are plenty of tourists here any time of the year. The residents of the city of Magnitogorsk are very lucky to live so close to this beautiful place (just 30 kilometers away).

Travelling In The Urals

Make sure you have good brakes on your bike because mountain slopes are really steep here.

Travelling In The Urals

And be careful on the road because it is very stony.

Travelling In The Urals

Travelling In The Urals

One ski pass costs 100 rubles (3 dollars). Bikers are offered seven tours for 500 rubles (17 dollars) which is more than enough for a day.

Travelling In The Urals

The ski resort was built in 2003 and is still one of the most up-to-date ski resorts of Russia. Level difference is 450 meters.

Travelling In The Urals

In the picture you can see a rather big resort area which consists of three lakes: the Yakty-Kul (Bannoye), the Sabakty and the Karabalykty.

Travelling In The Urals

Travelling In The Urals

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A panoramic view.

Travelling In The Urals

This is a copper-zinc deposit in Uchaly. Surprisingly, it has an observation deck and polite guards.

Travelling In The Urals

They have been mining ore here since 1958. The mine has a depth of 340 meters, a width of 950 meters and a length of 2.1 kilometers.

Travelling In The Urals

The ore body consists of pyrite, chalcopyrite and sphalerite.

Travelling In The Urals

Travelling In The Urals

Travelling In The Urals

Travelling In The Urals

Location: The Bashkortostan Republic

via victorprofessor

14 thoughts on “Travelling In The Urals”

  1. some really nice photos. How fast you can drive on these 4-lane roads? I heard the limit is 100km/h, but Russian police won’t do much if you go 150.

    • Nothing much but ram you off the road. That is just epic. Old police Lada 2100’s forcing new modern, sleek sedans of the highways.

  2. I agree with what you said about the P.O. a few posts back. I still write letters and mail things. And as bad as the strip mine is, humans need minerals- we are tied to the planet. I also agree w. Comrade L.S.Z. about the post: Happy motoring.

  3. The world we live
    URALS it is a beautiful place; many times many thoughts come to my mind, of why our plane is so beautiful and every region on is one way. If some look better; must be at that moment of imagination. The bigger problem it is having the wrong living species, (Human beings) they do lots for the progress of themselves. This is why most of the species already disappear from the Earth. For some time humans looking for own destruction; not just the others, but themselves too. We have ¼ of the earth countries with enough weapons of Mass Destruction to destroy the planet. Just Israel alone: one of the small’s countries in the world, having more than ten nuclear bombs. And the stupidity it is been build to coup with his neighbors, which if Israel using the nukes towards them, for sure will affected them too. I feel real sorry live in the world without any future anymore. Any time big catastrophe could come: and the most problems Human beings race are at risk of disappear or vanish for good. Some may say; why I am so negative, and I respond, because the world are full such contrasts’ greed for many useful things that they the elders want before dying. A.Oscar

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