Back to the 19th Century
aybe the oldest route on Baikal. Construction of the railway began in the 19th century in Imperial Russia! On this route you can see beautiful Baikal nature and the specific architecture of tunnels for trains and special “galleries” (a “gallery” is a kind of tunnel) to protect railway tracks from the destruction of rocks. The route starts in Slyudyanka or Kultuk. The distance from Kultuk to Port Baikal (it is a small village) is 87 km. On the way you will go through 38 tunnels and 16 galleries, their total length is about 9300 meters! There are a lot of places to camp overnight. Port Baikal is the finish point of this route. There you can go to Listvyanka by a ferry. In touristic season ferries can be overcrowded. So, we recommend you to buy tickets in advance.