Sochi isn’t just palm trees and the beach, it’s also the mountains covered with snow. Mountain skiing or snowboard are obvious activities, but there’s another way for you to discover the most picturesque spots around Krasnaya Polyana — the snowmobile safari. You can top up this attraction with feeding deer, horse-riding and skiing on a forest trail, or even extending the trip overnight.
Address: 8 Ulitsa Karla Marksa Prices: Snowmobile rental ≈$100/h, transfer and entrance to the national park ≈$30
You can imagine that you’re a super-skilled sniper or a special forces pro (or whatever else may rock your boat) playing paintball with your friends or family in Dagomys. This modern paintball club offers quality protection gear, fail-safe equipment, convenient changing rooms and showers and post-game refuel barbecues.
For even more adrenaline try flying high in the sky in the neighbouring Abkhaziya, just an hour away from Sochi (1/2 hour by minibus + 15 minutes by snowmobile). Your tandem flight with an instructor will be an adventure to remember — you’ll descend from snow covered slopes to the sunlit Gagra beach, catching some breathtaking views on your way.
If you want to go as extreme as it gets — head out to Skypark to experience Russia’s highest bungee jumping attraction. The covered take-off platform sits in the middle of the world’s longest suspension bridge, and there’s no better way to feel alive than taking that step into the abyss from a 207 meter high platform and having the most adrenaline pumped 7 second freefall of your life!
If you are trying the Russian baths for the first time, it can count as an extreme experience. If not, then you know it’s a great way to relax and end an extreme and active day. In Lukomorie you will find all types of traditional Russian steam bath experiences. Authentic cedar interiors, honey and kvas rubdowns, a pool, healing mud baths, spa procedures and massages are all available to achieve full relaxation.