Mount Oshten, Adygea

Huko lake, Adygea

Chegem, Kabardino-Balkaria

Chegem river valley is situated in the Central Caucasus mountains, in Chegemsky district of Kabardino-Balkaria.

Gora Abago, Caucasian Biosphere Reserve – Adygea

 

Gora Abago (gora means mountain in Russian) is part of the Caucasian Nature Biosphere Reserve, in Western Caucasus mountains.

It is the largest nature reserve in the Caucasus and the second biggest in Europe and it stretches over Krasnodar Krai, Adygea and Karachay–Cherkessia.

Despite being a protected area and part of the UNESCO World Heritage list, Russia recently approved plans for ski resorts which will impact negatively the pristine environment. Read more here Russia Allows Ski Resort in Caucasus World Heritage Site

Bolshoy Thach natural park, Adygea

Bolshoy Thach nature park is situated in Adygea Republic, near the border with Krasnodar-Krai in the Western Caucasus mountains.

It is part of the Main Caucasus ridge and it’s characterized by limestone massifs and sub-alpine and alpine vegetation.  The limestone is extremely diverse in geological terms, as it used to be coral reef on the bottom of the sea 70 million years ago.

Dombay, Karachay-Cherkessia