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Lake Rica, Gagra
(4.7/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
Nestled in the Caucasus in the disputed territory of Abkhazia, Lake Rica offers a tranquil space to explore. The lake, which is fed by six rivers, has a mysterious air about it that has inspired local legends. One such tale tells that the lake was once a river valley that was caused to fill with water by a sword thrown in an attempt to rescue Ritsa, a girl of the valley. Head out onto the lake and take in the views of the forest, which covers the mountains to the water's edge. Swim in the deep blue lake or fish for trout, which are abundant within the lake and river systems. With our custom trip planner, Gagra attractions like Lake Rica can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Went to his car, turned off the road sukhum-Adler on Ritsa, was soon control post, talking heart-to-heart with local, paying for travel, flew to the Lake, we had little time, just a couple of hours. The road to the Lake, and some decent quality where the truth caught fossa, but it is not critical. Drove for 20 min., stopped by a mountain river, made a couple of pics. Road with streamers, with "blind" twists, very exciting, you can say "adrenaline", especially when going much faster passing cars. The higher the climb so more beautiful mountain views. And here it is, the Alpine Lake Ritsa! There is no parking, stop at the side of the road, cars with this quite a bit. Beautiful Lake and mountain views even better. Resembled, watched, photographed, ate, bought souvenirs, it is time to back Sochi until it got dark. The Lake and its surroundings offer relaxing and enjoying nature, as well as beautiful, clean air. Here it is necessary to go for a couple of days to merge with nature and enjoy its beauties. Will the time come.
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  • Very beautiful place here should definitely visit. But on your car do not recommend-Park virtually nowhere, and local TRAFFIC POLICE refers to independent tourists not loyal. On the Lake you can ride on a catamaran, but be aware that the water is very cold, and the weather here is changeable. Yes, everything is expensive, and souvenirs to buy in Gagra.
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  • Be careful if its auto, artful signs prohibiting parking ... Skated across the Lake on a catamaran, bought souvenirs, water ice) didn't want to leave from there)
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