In preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia new ecological tourist routes will open in the Mordovian State Reserve named after P.G. Smirdovich, Director of the Reserve Alexander Ruchin told welcome2018.com.
New objects of cultural tourism in the Mordovian Reserve were presented recently: new visitor center with a conference room, tearoom and fireplace, and a small ecological trail "Springs - the life of a river" were was opened in Pavlovsky cordon. Ruchin said that the improvement of the reserve, construction of new guesthouses, creating new routes and informative ecological tours is happening, among other things, for the guests of the World Cup in Russia.
"Our reserve is located 200 km from Saransk. I think this distance is not too long, in order to plunge into the preserved nature, breathe fresh air, escape from the city. Tourists can visit us for one day, and may stay for several days, staying at our guesthouses with comfort,” Ruchin said. “By 2018, we plan to expand the number of places for summer and year-round residence, will open new ecological routes for tourists," he added.
Ruchin believes that there in enough time to prepare for an influx of tourists to Mordovia. "2017 is the year of the national reserves and parks in Russia, it will precede the year of football – it will allow us to properly prepare for the influx of tourists. I think that the guests of the 2018 World Cup will not disregard our nature reserve," he said.
Ruchin said that reserve already has an interesting program. "Currently we have two attractive locations - Inorsky and Pavlovsky cordons. We position the first as a scientific and academic site, a place for extreme relaxation. It is designed mainly for summer accommodation for those who want to relax with tents. There is a large lake, we mount quest nature trail, small adventure for 16 km. You can finish the trail in one day, or you can stay overnight. Pavlovsky cordon is a place for family holidays for tourists who love comfort in the heart of the nature. There are feeders everywhere and our guests can see animals such as wild boar and elk," he said.
Mordovian State Reserve named after P.G. Smidovich
Founded in 1936, Mordovian State Reserve named after P.G. Smidovich became one of the first nature reserves in Russia. Currently, the reserve rapidly develops tourism, new routes and tours, ecological trails. Ecological expedition to Pavlovsky and Inorsky cordons, one-day tours "Visiting the reserve," "National Cuisine" and "Mordovia through nature reserves" are among the most popular tours.