Tales of the Chusovaya River. In the footsteps of Ermak. Snowmobile tour of the Middle Urals

This route along the Chusovaya River is laid through textbook historical sites, giving tourists the opportunity to touch the history and see the most famous and picturesque river of the Middle Urals. 

The complexity of the route is due to the inconstancy of the river — there are both ice, open water, and deep snow drifts. But all these difficulties are more than compensated by the unique beauty of the coastlines, the magnificent slopes of untouched virgin land and the greatness of the silent stone fighters gracefully rising straight out of the water.

Location

Sverdlovsk region, Pervouralsk city district, Kamenka village
from
US$ 1 045
US$ 898
+ tickets to the starting point of the tour
No need to pay now
Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 20 – 22 Dec
    • 10 – 12 Jan, 2025
    • 24 – 26 Jan, 2025
    • 7 – 9 Feb, 2025
    • 14 – 16 Mar, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 18 people
Minimum age
12 years old
Group meet at
Sverdlovsk region, Pervouralsk city district, Kamenka village
Contact the tour coordinator
Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
Or text us in messengers

Tour highlights

Two parts of the world
We will cross the Ural ridge, moving on snowmobiles from Asia to Europe
Taiga ethnic food 
We will visit a local Old Believer, who will treat us to unusual dishes of a taiga hunter
Snowmobile photo shoots
We will take memorable photos and make a video about an unforgettable trip to the Middle Urals

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival of the group. Trial trips

    10:00 Meeting with the organizers, departure from Yekaterinburg to the Moscow highway (transfer for an additional fee).

    12:00 We arrive at the Klyuch-Kamen Country Club (Kamenka village, about 120 km from the city of Yekaterinburg).

    12:00-14:00 Meeting with the guides.

    Getting to know each other, the location of the team, accommodation in warm rooms or in cottages (depending on the program and the preferences of the group).

    Welcome lunch in the dining room.

    Preparation for departure — fitting of snowmobile equipment (the organizers give out a set: insulated trousers and jacket, winter boots, helmet).

    Registration of documents.

    Next — instruction on the technique of safe movement on a snowmobile, familiarization with the basic controls of the snowmobile, warming up the equipment.

    14:00 Departure for the route.

    We will devote the first hour and a half to learning how to ride a snowmobile. 

    We reach the snow-covered fields along dense rolled paths.

    The open areas are an ideal place to get the initial skills of movement in the virgin snow — turns, U-turns, overcoming a steep slope and digging a snowmobile

    18:00-19:00 Return to the country club.

    19:00 We arrive at the recreation center, change into dry clothes and go to the kitchen-dining room.

    Hot tea on arrival and an exchange of impressions.

    Next, there will be a hearty dinner and a sauna on birch firewood (paid separately).

    Our guides can tell you some more interesting facts about these places.

    The history of the river is closely intertwined with the stages of the development of metallurgy in the Urals, as well as with the legends and traditions of the peoples who have lived here since ancient times. Overnight at the country club.

    The length of the daily snowmobile route is 50-60 km.

    1 more photos
  • Day 2 - Down Chusovaya Street. The stones are fighters. Demidovsky plant. The Old Believer's base
  • Day 3 - Return
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+

The tour includes accommodation in the Klyuch-Kamen Country Club (accommodation in economy class double rooms with toilet and shower room on the floor) and in the guest yard "Snake Ford" (in wooden houses with stove heating)

The cost of the tour for 1 person:

  • 2 people on a snowmobile – 79,900 rubles (for couples with a total weight of up to 135 kg).
  • 1 person on a snowmobile – 89,900 rubles.
Klyuch-Kamen Country Club 1 night

There are several buildings on the territory: the main building with double rooms, wooden cottages, a traditional Russian bath. All buildings are well—maintained - classic toilet and shower, central heating.

9 more photos
Guest House "Snake Ford" 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 18 tourists
Minimum age
12 years old
Duration
3 days 2 nights
Group meets at
Sverdlovsk region, Pervouralsk city district, Kamenka village

Included in price

  • snowmobile rental (brands: Yamaha Viking, Polaris Wide Track, BRP SKI-DOO). Fuel, oil and other consumables are already included in the rental price. Additionally, the group is provided with one (or two) snowmobiles for guides;
  • snowmobile delivery: for clients and instructors from Yekaterinburg to the village of Staroutkinsk and back;
  • equipment rental: helmet, insulated suit (pants and jacket), insulated boots;
  • guide services: finding instructors in a group, accompanying a group, organizing a trip;
  • products: purchase of necessary products according to the menu matrix “Hiking”; 
  • insurance policies from n/a PJSC Rosgosstrakh;
  • transportation of personnel, food, ammunition and equipment to the starting point of the route;
  • accommodation in the Klyuch-Kamen Country Club (P2-bed economy class rooms with toilet and shower room on the floor) and in the guest yard "Snake Ford" (in wooden houses with stove heating);
  • Russian bath with brooms on the second day of the tour (2 hours in the village of "Snake Ford").

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Yekaterinburg and back;
  • transfer from/to Yekaterinburg to the starting point and from the finish point of the route;
  • meals not specified in the tour program;
  • payment for the hotel (in case of pre-arrival) in the city of Yekaterinburg;
  • individual bath kit (slippers, towel, cap, shampoo, etc.);
  • alcohol, as well as other products and beverages of personal preference;
  • chef's services: to provide meals according to the menu options: "Standard", "Luxury", "Gastronomic tour";
  • rent a snowmobile of a higher class (more powerful or comfortable than the basic models), according to a separate price list;
  • rental of a set of branded equipment and (or) a helmet, according to the price list;
  • payment of additional insurance against possible damage to the snowmobile;
  • rental of cottages or rooms of a higher level on the basis of "Klyuch-Kamen";
  • Russian sauna on the first day of the tour.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Clothes:

  1. T-shirt with short or long sleeves 1-2 pcs.;
  2. Change of linen (set) 1 set.;
  3. Lightweight thermal underwear (set) 1;
  4. Thermal underwear warm (set) class Outdoor 2-3;
  5. Wool socks or warm socks with the addition of wool 1;
  6. Sports thermal socks (for skiers or for winter activities) 1-2;
  7. Cotton socks 1-2;
  8. Lightweight trousers for staying in a hotel, guest houses of a tourist base or other places of recreation 1;
  9. Winter pants (preferably with a snow-proof skirt (at the bottom of the leg there is a rubber or fabric lining that tightly fits the shoes). These pants are needed to be outdoors in your free time in the morning and evening 1;
  10. Sweater (warm made of fleece fabric or PolarTec, Windstop or similar material) with a high collar.  A warm wool sweater will also do. 1;
  11. A sports down jacket or a warm winter jacket. The jacket is also necessary for being outside in your free time in the morning and evening 1;
  12. Warm sports gloves or mittens (pairs) 1-2;
  13. Buff 1;
  14. The scarf is warm (optional, optional). The provided balaclavas cover the face well from the cold, but we recommend having additional protection 1;
  15. Warm sports hat 1;
  16. Balaclava 1;
  17. Bathing accessories (for the bath) 1.

Shoes:

  1. Boots or warm boots (pair). Ideally, Baffin or an analog of 1;
  2. Flip-flops (slip-ons) for a bath or staying in a hotel (pair) 1

Personal items:

  1. A sports bag for personal belongings, an expedition bag or a backpack;
  2. Hygiene supplies (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, etc.);
  3. First aid kit (a set of personal medicines). The guide will have a large first aid kit for the team;
  4. Hand and face cream against weathering, hygienic lipstick (if necessary);
  5. Personal hygiene products;
  6. Bath towel;
  7. A headlamp LED and a spare set of batteries;
  8. Photo and video equipment (if available), chargers, power bank;
  9. Contact phone number;
  10. Documents / money in a waterproof hermetic bag;
  11. Folding penknife or multitool (optional, optional);
  12. For those who wear glasses or contact lenses. Glasses on the active part of the route are not recommended – they fog up and freeze. It is necessary to use contact lenses or special ski goggles with diopters;
  13. Ski goggles/mask (Required);
  14. Sunglasses (optional, optional);
  15. Additional provisions (alcoholic beverages and delicacies) by personal preference;
  16. Thermos (0.5 - 1 liter) (optional, optional).
Who will accompany me?
How will they be fed?
What kind of equipment is used and is the equipment issued?
Is there insurance and what is included in it?
What is the procedure in case of equipment failure due to my fault?
Do I need training?
Will there be a connection on the way and what kind?
Is it possible to join a group using your own technique?
Is it possible to make a trip on more convenient dates for me?
Is it possible to change the route?
I have purchased tickets, can there be delays on the route?
Is the tour suitable for children?
Are plane tickets included in the tour price?

Dates and Prices

  • Individual dates available on request
    1 Dec, 2024 – 31 Mar, 2025
    Submit request
    No need to pay now
  • US$ 898
    20 – 22 Dec 3 days 2 nights
    Submit request
    No need to pay now
  • US$ 898
    10 – 12 Jan, 2025 3 days 2 nights
    Submit request
    No need to pay now
  • US$ 898
    24 – 26 Jan, 2025 3 days 2 nights
    Submit request
    No need to pay now
  • US$ 898
    7 – 9 Feb, 2025 3 days 2 nights
    Submit request
    No need to pay now
  • US$ 898
    14 – 16 Mar, 2025 3 days 2 nights
    Submit request
    No need to pay now
from
US$ 1 045
US$ 898
Submit request