Located along Russia’s border with Georgia, the Imeretin Valley is an area of lowlands near the Black Sea Coast. It’s home to the riverside community of Estosadok and an alpine ski resort, as well as sporting venues built for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Explore the state-of-the-art sporting venues that cluster within Sochi Olympic Park, which includes the main Olympic Stadium. See where the speed skating events were held at the 8,000-seat Adler Arena and visit the Ice Cube Curling Center, then admire the Bolshoy Ice Dome that was designed to resemble a frozen water droplet.
Further inland lies the village of Estosadok, which enjoys a peaceful setting overlooking the Mzymta River. Stretch your legs on a trek to see the ruins of Krepost' Achipse, test your mountain biking skills at the Gorky Park Bike or watch the pros in action at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center.
The Imeretin Valley is around an hour’s drive from Sochi and 40 minutes from Sochi International Airport, which has flights to destinations across Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Buses travel throughout the Imeretin Valley while having your own vehicle gives you greater freedom to explore.
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