The Boat Ride
The River Nerl is a calm, shallow waterway that offers the perfect introduction to canoeing for those with little or no experience. We'll get you started at the beginning of the route with a boat and equipment, and a complimentary hamper of local farm produce. And we'll be there waiting for you at the other end.
You can enjoy the experience on your own or with friends; easily cover the shorter route in a day, or stretch out the pleasure on our two-day trip, hitting the pause button mid way and spending a night under the stars. We'll even provide you with a tent!
Each boat seats two or three people, and the one-day trip can comfortably be completed in about four hours if you so wish.
Our prices are:
One-day trip: ₽3000 per adult, ₽1000 per child.
Two-day trip: ₽5000 per adult, ₽1500 per child.
Children under 3 travel free.
We are open from Friday to Sunday.
Along the River By Bike
Bike rides along the river allow you more fully to explore the area, drop in on a village and enjoy a refreshing drink at a local spring. And of course you can always steer back towards the river at any time to get your bearings and go for a well-deserved dip.
We have taken delivery of eight new all-terrain SCOTT bikes this year. You are welcome to take off on your own or with friends along one of the routes we've recced for you, or else join us on one of our regular guided rides. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram, or email us for upcoming dates.Bike hire:
One-day trip: ₽1500 per person.
Two-day trip: ₽2500 per person.
Lunch on the Riverbank
All boats on our trip are furnished with a complimentary hamper of local farm produce. However, for parties of 8 or more, we have an additional treat in store. You can order a village lunch beside the river.
We'll set up a communal table at the end of your journey, and pile it high with traditional local fare - fresh greens from Tatiana Ivanovna's allotment and pickled veg from her cellar, Aunt Lusya's renowned borshch or okroshka soup, and Vera's sweet cabbage pies. Feast like a local!
Full details available by e-mail.
Our rustic lunch costs ₽22,000. For groups of more that 15, we charge an extra ₽1000 per person. Please note that meals do not include alcohol.
Overnight in the Great Outdoors
There is nothing quite like a night under the stars. No need to race for that last train. No hunting for that last-minute hotel room in Suzdal. Just stay exactly where you are - pitch a tent on the banks of the River Nerl, beneath pine trees or on the sand, or just lie back in the grass and watch the sun go down to the chirrup of crickets. Birds will gently rouse you from your slumber the next morning, when you will find the river waiting to take you onward.
If you do not have your own tent, you can hire one from us* for ₽3000. They sleep two persons.
* only available for two-day trip