The Real Russian Farm Food Experience - Trip to Bogdarnya (ENG)
Let's spend the last Summer weekend at Bogdarnya - an unique Agricultural Tourist Resort in Vladimir Region Protected content from Moscow)! 20 hectares of fenced resort, surrounded by over Protected content of water meadows, and endless hectares of boundless natural pine and cedar forests; peat marshes and bed upon bed of mosses.
Bogdarnya resort is owned and run by John and Nina Kopiski. John, who came to Russia more than 25 years ago from Great Britain, brings together Russian farming traditions with modern dairy and meat production techniques. Today, you can find the "John Kopiski" premium quality products in many Eco supermarkets.
Nowadays, John and Nina Kopiski not only do their love of the land and their will to develop it remains strong despite the crisis the sector is currently experiencing, but it also inspires the couple to come up with some new solutions and approaches. One is those, is to make tourists enjoy a stunning combination of Russian nature, sustainable farmers food, countryside outdoor activities, and a hospitality of a family driven resort. Protected content
Saturday, August 25
08:06 Departure to Petushki from Kasansky railway station by train #6994
10:21 Arrival to Petushki, Transfer to Bogdarnya by mini-bus
11:00 Arrival to Bogdarnya, hotel check-in
13:00 Rafting on the Klyazma river
4 hour rafting on the calm Klyazma river, with lots of swimming and fun. There will be a raft for 6 and then canoes for others. Guests are taken by jeep and kvads via the water meadows to the start of the voyage, up river. A guide is provided.
18:00 Meat master class, with wine and dinner afterwards
From 20:00 Free time
Night: Golden Sheaf boutique hotel
Sunday, August 26
From 08:00 Farmers breakfast
Free time (e.g. visit of farm's animals)
11:00 A ride to the forest by horse carriage (4 pax per carriage)
14:00 Presentation of cheese production and degustation with John
16:45 Transfer to Petushki by mini-bus
17:27 Departure to Moscow by train #7075
19:32 Arrival to Moscow Kasansky railway station
Cost per person Protected content Rub, on the basis of two persons to a room
The cost includes:
- 1 day accommodation at Golden Sheaf boutique hotel with breakfast (DBL). For a SGL occupation room an additional fee of 1,500 Rub is required. More affordable accomondation availible in the Stable Block dormitory Protected content per person)
- all local transfers
- river rafting
- horse carriage
- 2 x lunches
- meat master class with dinner afterwards (vegie and/or fish alternative for dinner availible)
- cheese presentation and degustation
- visit of farm's zoo
The cost doesn't include:
- Train tickets - Protected content for a return ticket
- Cheeses and other farm products you want to take home
- Additional services and meals
If you want to spend some extra time in the countryside, you are welcome to come to Bogdarnya on Friday evening (August 24), and join other attendees on the next day.
If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
*Pic credits: Bogdarnya.ru, booking.com
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