Crimea attracts year-round not only amateurs of healthy lifestyle, but also thousands of those who like to "tickle" their nerves − to jump with a parachute, to fly on a paraglider, to dive deep or to climb high.
The autumn peninsula is amazing. The truly warm Crimean weather warms, and the surrounding landscapes are simply fascinating: the mountains and foothills are as if painted with the brush of a passionate artist… Here you can indulge yourself to engage in active sports always and everywhere. And if you like to recreate not only actively, but also extremely, then this material is for you. Today we talk about what to do in Crimea in autumn.
The Crimean coast boasts of a rich underwater world, and that is why thousands of divers from all over the country come to the peninsula every year. Here, in the crystal water of the Crimean bays, both beginners and experienced divers can dive.
In Crimea diving is a popular and year-round entertainment, all conditions for diving are created here, including diving sites, training centers, amateur and professional clubs. The most popular sites for divers are in the vicinity of Cape Tarkhankut, Sudak, Noviy Svet, Sevastopol and Balaklava. And if you came to Crimea in autumn and want to make an excursion to the amazing underwater world, then follow your dream bravely. Now, in October, the sea has not cooled yet and at +17-18°C (62-64°F) it is quite possible to make a comfortable dive.
Jump off a cliff
Want to try your own courage and increase the level of adrenaline in your blood? Then look for rope jumping in Crimea. This is jumping from rocks with a rope or elastic band with a jerk-absorbing safety system. Rope jumping is year-round and almost everywhere: the Crimean mountains abound in rocky cliffs and steep slopes, and are ideal for such extreme entertainment. However, thrill hunters especially point out several places. These are the rocks of Sevastopol, Balaclava, Kachi-Kalyon, Ilyas-Kaya and Shaan-Kaya.
Professionals advise to start with Fiolent, where the cliffs are not too high, and then − if you like it − increase the "degree" of adrenaline. However, the main thing is to provide for the support of specialists! It is not advised to take first steps in this kind of activity on your own, even for those who have initial mountaineering or climbing training. Remember: only professionals who can correctly lay and fasten safety ropes can provide complete safety during the jump. So do not neglect their help.
Conquer the sky
Go beyond the routine, spread your wings and go flying! In the Crimea autumn you can quite make a parachute jump or fly on a paraglider − there is nothing impossible here. If you are a fan of extreme sports, but have not yet conquered the sky, then go flying on a paraglider in tandem with an instructor. This is the safest opportunity to fly up to the sky and see the stunning Crimean landscapes from a bird's flight. As a passenger of a paraglider, you will be able to fully experience the incredible feeling of flying, and the pilot instructor will fully take care of its safety.
You can fly in Sevastopol, Greater Yalta, Bakhchisaray, Simferopol, Kacha and, of course, in Koktebel − the realm of the country’s hang-gliding. Amazing, exciting and truly extreme adventure is waiting for you.
Explore a cavern
Another type of recreational activity for thrill-seekers is speleological tourism. Agree, few can boast of acquaintance with the underground caverns: not everyone can afford to go down into the cave and find themselves in narrow cold corridors without daylight. In Crimea this type of adventure is very popular among speleologists and tourists, as there are several caves equipped and adapted for mass visits. Even inexperienced tourists under the guidance of an instructor can go down underground and discover the beauty of the mysterious underground world of the peninsula's mountain ranges. You can make a speleological tour to the Red or Marble Caves, explore the Mammoth or Skelskaya Caves, go to the "Three-Eyed" Cave. In a word, discover a world that has been inaccessible to man for many centuries.
Quad bike off-road ride
If you want to diversify your vacation with new unforgettable feelings, then quad bike rides in the Crimea are at your service. Only nature, only speed, only freedom… Crimean terrain is perfect for extreme racing: a path through forest belts and along mountain trails with alternating ups and downs will allow you to feel a surge of adrenaline, and the beauty of the surrounding landscapes will not leave indifferent even the most demanding tourists.
Today, you can take a ride on a quad bike almost everywhere: in the Bakhchisaray, Simferopol and Belogorsk districts, in the steppe and eastern Crimea, in Sevastopol and on the South Coast numerous bases and clubs offer their services. Choose a direction − and go!
As you can see, Crimea is a territory of extreme pleasures all year round. Here you can not only relax well, improve your health and learn a lot of new and interesting things, but also realize the most cherished extreme dreams. Come to Crimea and raise the adrenaline level to the heaven!