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The Great Baikal Trail

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Cool hike, through the forest and next to lake Baikal

Great hike from Listvyanka to Bolshi Koty. It took us about 5.5 hours, including breaks and a short... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
Challenging walk from Lisvyanka to first Lake Baikal lake side stop.

My husband and I ( older fit couple ) walked from Listvyanka to the first place where you were on... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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“national park”(2 reviews)
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Listvyanka, Russia
+7 950 131-23-53
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This path is hard and very lengthy. Be ready that phones don’t work there - it’s pure forest everywhere. And if you get some incident (accident) no one will be able to help you. Because there is no posts with people or anything there. And...More

Thank CulpritAndJury
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to hike this during our time in Listvyanka but the forestry office where you buy the permit for the National Park was always closed, even during its supposed open hours. The last day, someone mentioned that the way to do it is to...More

1  Thank Anakena15
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Great hike from Listvyanka to Bolshi Koty. It took us about 5.5 hours, including breaks and a short swim. The hike is easy to follow, but without a map it’s difficult to know how far you are (recommend to download maps.me beforehand). Beforehand you have...More

Thank DianneH524
Reviewed 29 July 2018

My husband and I ( older fit couple ) walked from Listvyanka to the first place where you were on the waters edge, returning the same route on the same day. The walk uphill is about 5 k beginning from the market in Listvyanka, the...More

3  Thank Rh0nda58
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

You need a permit to enter the national park. We forgot about it and were asked to return by the park rangers. With the help of a local guide that we met, the park rangers agreed to bring us to the place for permit registration....More

Thank neelie_leen
Reviewed 8 June 2018

The three of us, accompanied by an english speaking guide, embarked on the 1st and the most popular 20km stretch of the great baikal trail from Listvyanka to Bolshoy Koty on a nice sunny, windless day in the end of may. (Whilst one does not...More

Thank Parth M
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

One leg of the Great Baikal Trail goes from Listvyanka to Bol'shie Koty. Around 22km and a stunning hike especially at this time of the year if ice is around. Accommodation at both ends and you could extend your hike if you have time. Plenty...More

Thank tuckerbag
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Lake Baikal is absolutely beautiful and there is no better way to see it than walking a section of the Great Baikal Trail. We took the one hydrofoil running a day from Irkutsk to Bolshie Koty. Unfortunately it doesn't go until 12.30, arriving at 2pm....More

Thank HappyFamily0f3
Reviewed 28 August 2017

My family hiked the section from Listvyanka to Koty in July and had a wonderful time. This fifteen mile section can easily be done in a day. We hiked from Listvyanka so we had the big climb early in the hike and the more gradual...More

2  Thank RexH3
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice walk that deserves more attention from foreign tourists. We are probably on the low edge of the fitness level of those contemplating the approx 22 km walk from Listvyanka to Bolshie Koty, in our fifties, take somewhat irregular exercise. It...More

6  Thank TripAway7
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Janne S
2 February 2016|
Response from Kedr89 |
Из Больших Котов автобус не ходит. Можно добртаться на пароме.
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