The footpath to the Trinity-Sergius Lavra from Moscow is one of the oldest pilgrimage routes in Russia. Today, this revived road is used not only by believers, but also by athletes and just tourists.
The road starts from Red Square, runs along Moscow boulevards, past VDNKh, the Rostokinsky aqueduct and along the river along the green zone of Yauza Park to the exit from the city. Now it is impossible to get lost at the Moscow stage. To date, on the initiative of the Committee for Tourism of the City of Moscow, 155 navigation signs have been installed. They are located on the territory of the Central and North-Eastern administrative districts.
The length of the entire route is almost 120 kilometers, of which 23 km are the streets and parks of Moscow. Walking all the way will take three to five days, and biking two days.
Each navigation pointer has a QR code that takes you to the digital tourism website. service RUSSPASS. On this service, you can get all the information about the route, view or download a detailed map and reference materials. Don't forget to download the Letter of Traveling – a memorable document for pilgrims and tourists, where it is customary to mark visits to each temple with seals or find out where you can get it. For example, in the Iverskaya chapel near Kilometer Zero.
In addition, RUSSPASS offers travelers to visit various sights on the way to the Lavra – ancient temples, museums, memorable places and old estates. To do this, the service published an additional route “From Moscow to Sergiev Posad: in the footsteps of an ancient road”, which has become one of the most popular among tourists and travelers. It is slightly different from the historical pilgrimage and provides an additional opportunity to visit a number of interesting places.