Members of the National Association of Motor and Caravan Tourism participating in a car rally have arrived in the Novgorod Region.
Members of the National Association of Motor and Caravan Tourism participating in a car rally have arrived in the Novgorod Region. Five vehicles and four caravans are travelling down the Tsar’s Road, a tourist route that connects the Moscow, Tver, Novgorod and Leningrad regions.
The purpose of the trip is to explore the itinerary and its infrastructure, promote creating comfortable conditions for motor and caravan tourists along the route, and to advertise the itinerary itself.
The first stop in the region was Valdai, where the rally participants visited the Valdai Iveron Monastery and the From Seliger to Borovno exhibition in Valdai National Park.
Today the rally participants will arrive in Veliky Novgorod. Tomorrow they will attend a meeting at the My Business Centre. They will walk around the area of St George’s (Yuriev) Monastery, stop by the Vitoslavlitsy Museum of Folk Wooden Architecture, and visit the city’s main landmark, the Novgorod Kremlin.
Between 10 and 14 August, the car rally participants will cover 707 km.
The historical itinerary currently runs along two federal motorways, M-10 and M-11. A great number of cultural and historical landmarks are located by these two roads.
The journey will introduce tourists to the history of this major artery that connected two Russian capitals thanks to Peter the Great’s order. During Catherine the Great’s reign, the road saw significant improvements on a truly royal scale. Luxurious processions of the Romanov dynasty members and their entourage travelled along this road.