Lake Baikal ice road

A temporary ice road in Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal ice road is a very scenic drive to feel the beauty of transparent ice of the world known Lake Baikal, in the south of the Russian region of Siberia. The ice is so clear that you can recognize the bottom stones through it.

The ice road links Listvyanka to Bolshoie Koty. The safest period for the trip, is from the beginning of February to the end of March. In this period the ice thickness is a meter or more. The experience of using this road is very impressive. The lake serves as a temporary road, forming a navigable land route between the settlements at its northern and southern ends

The road still remains an adrenaline-pumping journey and is definitely not for the faint of lungs, heart, or legs. The road is really strong: 75-cm thickness of the ice is enough to hold the 15-ton truck on it.
Pic: http://baikaler.com/ice-tour-around-lake-baikal-11-days-10-nights/

 

NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.