RZD announced the launch of a new tourist route for sports tourists in Karelia.
The new route is designed specifically for the transportation of sports tourists who want to hike or bike climb Mount Vottovaara in Karelia. It is planned that the Vottovaara Express train will start running from June 18 on summer weekends along the route Sortavala – Gimolskaya – Sukkozero with specially equipped places for bicycles (13 seats).
“From Sortavala” Vottovaara Express” will depart at 05:30 and arrive at the Gimolskaya stop at 09:21, at the Sukkozero station at 09:53. The train will depart from Sukkozero station at 03:41 pm, from Gimolskaya station at 04:15 pm and arrive in Sortavala at 08:12 pm, the Russian Railways press service reports.
that the train schedule is designed in such a way that tourists can climb Mount Vottovaara, and then return to Sortavala and transfer to Lastochka No. 828 Sortavala – St. Petersburg or train No. 160, following from Petrozavodsk to Moscow.