Rosa Dolina is one of the heights and the lower level of the year-round mountain resort Rosa Khutor.
Rosa Dolina is located in the village of Esto-Sadok (Krasnaya Polyana) at an altitude of 550-560 meters above sea level.
Unlike all other heights of the Rosa Khutor resort, you can easily get to Rosa Dolina by public transport (buses, electric trains) - there are public bus stops and the Rosa Khutor railway station in Rosa Dolina.
Also in the Rosa Valley is the lower station of the cable cars of the Rosa Khutor resort, from where the gondola cable cars "Olympia" and "Strela" can be climbed to various heights located on the Aibga ridge.
Rosa Dolina stretches in a mountain gorge on both banks of the Mzymta River on a plot of just over 2 kilometers: from the lower station of the cable cars of the Gazprom mountain and tourist center of the Alpika slope to the My Russia ethnopark.
The entire Rosa Valley can be walked along the equipped embankments of the river, which is crossed by several bridges. Along the banks of the river there are bright buildings that contain: shops and salons, cafes and restaurants, hotels and apartments, fairs, there is also a casino, an ice rink, go-karts, playgrounds, a recreation area "mountain mini-beach", a sauna complex, trolls, a health trail and museums. In summer, you can go rafting on inflatable kayaks along the river along the embankments, and from Rosa Square you can go on one of the hiking and cycling tours along mountain routes.
Rosa Dolina: embankments, bridges, services, entertainment, etc.
Many guests of the Rosa Khutor resort come to it on the Lastochka electric trains from Sochi and Adler.
For such guests, acquaintance with the resort begins with the Rose Valley, from the place where the railway station is located.
Directly near the railway station (walking distance) is the lower station of the Gazprom mountain and tourist center of the Alpika slope. Two gondola cable cars run from the lower station of Alpiki: A3 (type 3S) and K1-K5. Learn more about the lower station "Alpika"…
To walk along the embankments of the Rosa Dolina, from the Alpika cable car station, you need to cross the river on a covered pedestrian bridge.
View from the bridge to the Rosa Dolina-the Mzymta River, the embankments and the A3 cable car
Behind the covered pedestrian bridge, the embankments of the Rosa Dolina originate:
- on the right bank of the Mzymta River there are embankments "Polyanka" and "Panorama", as well as Kamenka Street;
- on the left bank-the embankment "Lavender" and the transport artery of the Rose Valley-the street of Olympic records. To the embankment "Lavender" from the lower station of the Alpika cable cars, you can walk along the sidewalk along the street of Olympic records, but since the street from the lower station to the embankment "Lavender" is a roadway, it is more pleasant to walk along the right bank of the river - the embankment "Polyanka".
On the Polyanka embankment there are:
- children's rope park "FunGrad" in which animator instructors not only monitor the safety in the park, but also play with children. The rope park has more than 50 interactive educational games for children of different ages: 24 rope stages, a grid cube maze of 4 floors and a waiting area for parents. The address of the rope park: Polyanka embankment, 1. The cost of visiting the rope park starts from 500 rubles;
- an indoor cartodrome with a 250-meter-long track with a surface made of polished concrete. Up to 6 cards can be on the track at the same time. For the convenience of guests, there is a covered parking in the building, and a recreation area with a children's corner, sofas, tables and a minibar (coffee, tea) is located on the cartodrome. The address of the cartodrome: embankment Polyanka, 3. The cost of 10 minutes is from 800-1200 rubles (1 check-in). Karting club website: kartingclub;
- Finnish sauna with a spacious relaxation area, located on the 2nd floor of the 3-star Azimut Freestyle Rosa KhutorHotel . From 7:00 to 14:00 hours, access to the Finnish sauna is free for hotel guests. Paid sauna rental is possible from 15: 00 to 23: 00. Hotel address: embankment Polyanka, 4;
- shops, cafes and restaurants.
Between the buildings numbered 3 and 4 of the Polyanka Embankment, the Mishkin Bridge originates, which connects the two sides of the Mzymta River - the Polyanka and Lavender embankments.
The bridge is pedestrian-carriageway.
Views from the Mishkin Bridge
Further, the Polyanka embankment is a pedestrian zone free of buildings.
Lavender and Panorama embankments
Beyond the Minkin Bridge and to the end of the Rose Valley, the Lavender Embankment runs from the left bank of the river, and the Panorama Embankment runs from the right.
Along the embankments: cafes, restaurants, shops and hotels; and the river is crossed by several bridges.
At the address: Lavender Embankment, 1 there is a club - casino "Boomerang" (Boomerang) - a modern casino of a democratic format, offering players a complex of 204 slot machines, 20 tables for playing American roulette and card games, a poker club, regular draws and three-level jackpots.
In the evenings, dance shows are held in the casino hall.
Minimum bets in Boomerang: from 20 kopecks on slot machines, from 0.5 USD on roulette, from 5 USD at card tables.
Casino website: casinoboomerang.
At the address: Lavanda Embankment, 2, there is an indoor ice rink "Penguin" with an arena for figure skating, playing hockey and just having fun skating on ice.
There are instructors working on Katya. The skating rink is equipped with heated dryers.
Skates from the 25th size are available at the rental.
The cost of going to the ice rink and renting skates for 2 hours starts from 650 rubles.
Also in the building of the Lavanda Embankment 2 on the second floor there is a crossbow and archer shootingrange, where you can shoot from a real bow or crossbow. In the arsenal of the shooting range there is a choice of shells for children, women and men. Experienced instructors will tell, show and teach you how to properly put an arrow, aim and accurately hit right "in the bull's eye".
And those guests who are confident in their abilities, if they wish, can take part in the prize shooting.
The cost starts from 400 rubles.
Photo of the Lavender embankment
Between the buildings at numbers 2 and 3, the embankment "Lavender" originates Peshkov Bridge, which connects the Lavender Embankment with the Panorama embankment.
The bridge is completely pedestrian.
Views from the Peshkov Bridge
Near the Peshkov Bridge, on the side of the Lavender Embankment, there is a small Artisans' square with "Bazar" shopping malls operating all year round in the format of a fair.
At the fair: traditional souvenirs, various goods and products, including handmade, as well as sweets and food.
Music plays at the fair, sometimes dances and entertainment are arranged for guests.
Further along the Lavender Embankment and up to Mzymta Square there are buildings where there are hotels, shops, cafes and restaurants. Including:
- 4-star Mercure Rosa Khutor Hotel with an indoor pool, hammam, steam bath, restaurant, lobby bar, summer terrace, fitness center, children's club and free Wi-Fi.
The wellness center of the hotel is available not only for residents of the hotel, but also anyone can visit it.
The rooms are equippedwith an individual temperature control system, a work area, a safe, a minibar, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a private bathroom with a hairdryer, a rain shower and free toiletries. Some rooms are equipped with a coffee machine, slippers and bathrobes.
The room rate includes: breakfast or breakfast + dinner. Link to the hotel
-4-star Park Inn Hotel from Radisson Rosa Khutor with a restaurant, lobby bar, lounge bar, free Wi-Fi, fitness center, children's club, ski storage room and a 24-hour front desk.
Each room is decorated with modern furniture in bright colors, with large windows and mountain views.
The roomsare equipped with a flat-screen TV, individual climate control, carpeted floors, tea/coffee making facilities, a safe, a seating area and a bathroom with a hairdryer.
Breakfast can be included in the room rate. Link to the hotel
Photo of the Lavender embankment
Mzymta Square is one of the main squares of the Rose Valley.
On the square there is the lower station of the Rosa Khutor cable cars, from which the ascents to the slopes of the Rosa Khutor resort, located on the Aibga ridge, begin.
Ascents from the station are possible on the gondola (closed cabins with seats inside, with a capacity of up to 8 people) cable cars "Olympia" and "Strela", both for guests on ski passes, and year-round on walking tickets (visiting the resort without skating).
The Olympia cable car lifts guests to the mark "Rosa Plato" (Mountain Olympic Village) at an altitude of 1170 meters above sea level.
The Strela cable car lifts guests up to the mark "Rosa-1600" at an altitude of 1600 meters above sea level.
Near the lower station of the Rosa Khutor cable carthere are : parking, public bus stops, cafes and restaurants, an information center, ticket offices for the sale of ski passes and walking tickets, hotels and apartments, as well as exits to the above-mentioned cable cars.
In the building of the lower station there are: ticket offices, terminals for the sale of ski passes and walking tickets, luggage storage, rental of ski equipment and sports equipment, a shop, toilets and places for recreation. Learn more about the lower station of the Rosa Khutor cable cars…
Rosa Khutor originates from the lower station of the cable carsRomanov Bridge, which is completely pedestrian and connects Mzymta Square with Rosa Square.
A walking "steam-stove" runs from the bridge, which takes guests along the Rosa Dolina embankment (a circle of about 2 kilometers). Cost: 200 rubles per person per circle.
Views from the Romanov Bridge to the Mzymta River and the embankments (upstream)
Views from the Romanov Bridge to the Mzymta River and the embankments (downstream)
Rosa Square is the main square of the Rosa Khutor mountain resort.
This square is small, holidays, festivals and other mass events are held on it, and a Christmas tree is installed on the eve of the New Year and Christmas.
Rosa Square is sometimes called the Town Hall Square, because the central place on the square is occupied by the Town hall, which is known as the Rosa Khutor Town Hall and is one of the symbols not only of the Rosa Khutor resort, but also of the Esto-Sadka.
The town hall building is decorated with a high clock tower, which is known as the "Town Hall" tower and is stylized as the tower of the Sochi railway station.
Within the walls of the town hall there is a restaurant with tables under the open sky.
The address of the town Hall: Rosa Square, 2, Esto-Sadok.
On the west side of the town hall, in a bright building with a stage, there are: the Museum of Archeology on Rosa Khutor, a restaurant and the art studio "Tsvetnye Gory", where master classes in painting are held.
The Museum of Archeology on Rosa Khutor is an interactive archaeological museum, the exposition of which includes materials collected during archaeological surveys in the area of construction of Olympic facilities on the territory of Rosa Khutor in 2010-2014.
The address of the museum: 1 Rosa Square, Esto-Sadok. More about the Museum of Archeology…
On Rosa Square, 1 (4th floor) there is a yoga center "GARUDA YOGA", dedicated to yoga, the art of movement, physical and mental health, as well as integral (complex) improvement of the spirit, personality and body. Classes are held daily-both in the studio and on the outdoor areas of the Rosa Khutor resort.
In summer, electric bike tours will start from Rosa Square in the Esto-Sadka (Krasnaya Polyana) mountain ranges. The cost starts from 1 800 rubles per person.
The panorama embankment from Rosa Square slightly in the opposite direction and to the Polyanka embankment is perhaps one of the most beautiful places in the Rosa Valley.
Along the embankment there are buildings that contain shops, cafes and restaurants, accommodation facilities and some entertainment.
At the address: Panorama Embankment, 2 there is a quest "Immersion" - entertainment with elements of a live theatrical performance, where every centimeter on 100 square meters of space is saturated with fear and horror. Age 18+. The cost starts from 3,500 rubles per game.
The 3-star Tulip Inn Rosa Khutor offers a lobby bar, a restaurant, a fitness center, a sauna, a ski storage room and free Wi-Fi.
The rooms are equippedwith carpeted floors, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a minibar and a bathroom with a hairdryer.
The room rate can include: breakfast or breakfast + dinner. Link to the hotel
In the building of the hotel there is a tasting room "BALZAM", where guests can taste branded drinks" Krasnaya Polyana " on mountain herbs, fruits and honey of the Black Sea Mountain Region. This is, first of all, the famous Krasnaya Polyana balm based on 38 components, produced since 2003 and is one of the iconic products of Sochi. In addition, these are natural liqueurs, tinctures and aperitifs, as well as wines with native grape varieties.
Photo of the embankment Panorama
Behind the Panorama embankment is Kamenka Street, along which there are also buildings with shops and replacement facilities.
Apart-Hotel VALSET by AZIMUT Rosa Khutor offers free Wi-Fi, parking and a 24-hour front desk.
The apartmenthas a bathroom, a flat-screen TV and a fully equipped kitchen with a stove, refrigerator and kitchenware. Some apartments have a balcony with forest or mountain views.
There is also a washing machine installed in the corridor. Link to the apart-hotel
Further along the Panorama embankment (behind Rosa Square) there are: a hotel, a recreation and relaxation area with a mountain mini-beach.
The 5-star Radisson Rosa Khutor Hotel features a 24-hour fitness center, restaurants, a grill bar, free Wi-Fi, a children's club, 12 meeting rooms and room service.
The Pyramid Wellness and Spa center features a sauna, a Turkish hammam and an ice fountain. It features a rooftop terrace with a hot tub and a bar.
The roomsare equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, air conditioning, a minibar and a bathroom with bathrobes, slippers, a hairdryer and free toiletries. Some rooms have a coffee machine, an electric kettle and kitchenware.
A buffet breakfast can be included in the room rate. Link to the hotel
The panoramic terrace of the Radisson Hotel, located on the roof, is divided into two zones: a SPA with two warm Jacuzzis and an outdoor bar serving author's snacks, a variety of seasonal offers and author's cocktails. The terrace is available to everyone. Admission starts from 4,000 rubles.
The hotel also has a spa center "Pyramid Health Club & Spa". Admission starts from 4,000 rubles.
Behind the Radisson Hotel there is a park area with walking paths, recreation areas, an observation deck, as well as children's and sports grounds.
In summer, there is a public mini-beach "Rosa Beach" in the park area with a recreation area, a lake with mountain water, sun loungers, umbrellas and a children's pool with an animator.
The cost of the package (a chaise longue, an umbrella, use of a shower, a changing room, a mini-pool, a playground and a toilet) - from 500 rubles.
In the summer heat and sunny off-season, rafting on inflatable kayaks is available on the Mzymta River from the mini-beach "Rosa Beach".
The rafting takes place on single and double inflatable kayaks. Each group is accompanied by one or two instructors.
The start is not far from the Rosa Beach recreation area, next to a children's pool and a wooden observation deck near the Health Trail.
The finish line is at the end of the embankment of the Rosa Khutor resort.
The length of the route is 2.5 kilometers.
The rafting time is 20-30 minutes.
The total duration of the activity, including changing clothes, briefing, rafting and transfer back to the mini-beach - 60 minutes.
Rafting is held daily from 10: 00 to 18: 00. Start - every hour. With low employment, it is possible to alloy "by turnout". In November, rafting is carried out on prior request in good weather.
Age from 6 years. The cost starts from 2,000 rubles per guest.
Behind the recreation area begins the "Health Trail", which runs along a mountainous slope and has three rings of different levels of complexity and length with a climb from 580 to 732 meters above sea level.
The route has 919 steps, crosses 13 mountain streams, 2 waterfalls.
The total length of the route is 4.4 kilometers (small ring - 490 meters, medium - 1,700 meters, large-2,200 meters).
The average duration of the route is 2 hours. Admission is free( free of charge); with a tour guide-from 450 rubles.
Not far from the beginning of the health trail is the start of the troll - crossing "Flight of the Eagle", which is available to everyone in the summer and is a rope descent with a length of 240 meters across the Mzymta River.
The finish of the troll is on the opposite side of the river-near the Barsov Bridge.
The cost starts from 350 rubles. Adults and children over 40 kilograms are allowed to cross the troll crossing (the maximum weight limit may vary depending on weather conditions).
Coordinates: start 43.674158, 40.300629; finish 43.672951, 40.299500.
The ticket offices of the troll and instructors for the health trail are located at the beginning of the health trail - in front of the observation deck of the Mzymta River.
The Barsov Bridge connects the two banks of the Mzymta River, the Panorama Embankment with the Lavender Embankment and runs near the Radisson Hotel.
The bridge is a roadway and pedestrian.
Views from the mota of Leopards
On the Lavender embankment from Mzymta Square and to the Barsov Bridge there are: a restaurant, a cafe and ticket offices of the lower station of the Rosa Khutor cable cars.
Lavender embankment behind the Barsov Bridge:
- BUS HUB fair, where they sell souvenirs and food, there are snack bars;
- Rosa Hall (RosaHall) is a multifunctional concert complex, which is a modern venue equipped with advanced equipment and meets international standards.
The complex has a total area of more than 10,000 square meters, which includes: two halls - a large one with a capacity of up to 2500 people, and a small one-up to 2000 people; seven VIP boxes, meeting rooms, a conference hall, coffee break areas and an art cafe.
Every year, Rosa Hall hosts more than two hundred different events, including concerts and shows, including Russian and foreign pop stars; dance festivals, exhibitions, theater productions, as well as film screenings, gala dinners, seminars and conferences.
Address Rose Hall: Lavender embankment, 6 p. 1. More about Rose Hall…
In front of the main entrance to Rosa Hall there is a parking lot for organized excursions and groups visiting the Rosa Khutor resort, and concert events. Also, a free shuttle stops at the site, which takes everyone (there and back) from the Rosa Khutor railway station;
- SPA-bath complex "ESPAS", combining the bath traditions of the peoples of the world and where various bath programs are provided.
Address: Lavanda embankment, 9. The cost starts from 3,000 rubles.
Website of the bath complex: espaspolyana.
- ethnopark "My Russia", which is an entertaining and informative space where various regions of Russia are represented in miniature: the Caucasus, Suzdal-Central Russia, Krasnodar Krai, Moscow, the Russian North, St. Petersburg, Kazan, the Urals, Siberia and Buryatia.
Inside the buildings of the park there are compositions and exhibitions, some of which are replaced from time to time.
Also on the territory of the ethnopark there are cafes and restaurants, there are souvenir shops, a shopping gallery, some attractions and hotels:
- 4-star boutique hotel Lermontov Russian Seasons with family rooms, a restaurant and free parking;
-4-star Kizhi Russian Seasons Boutique Hotel with family rooms, garden, restaurant, bar, shared lounge, free parking and free Wi-Fi;
-4-star boutique Hotel Nevsky Russian Seasons with a restaurant, bar, free parking and free Wi-Fi;
- 4-star Hotel Siberia offers hypoallergenic rooms, a restaurant, a bar, free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour front desk and free parking.
Address of the Ethnopark: Lavanda Embankment, 9. GPS coordinates: 43.671084 40.30552 (43°40'15.9"N 40°18'19.9" E).
There is a car parking near the ethnopark.
The Ethnopark is open all year round.
Entrance to the park is paid. Tickets to the park can be purchased at the ticket office located directly near the entrance to the park, as well as online in advance on the website of the Rokha Khutor resort. !!! When buying tickets on the website, sometimes there are discounts (the Rosa Khutor website is listed at the end of this article). Learn more about the "My Russia"Ethnopark…
Map-scheme of the Rose Valley
Rosa Dolina belongs to the year-round mountain resort Rosa Khutor.
Most of the companies providing services and entertainment in Rosa Dolina are tenants, which can change.
About all services and entertainment, their time and cost, as well as the operating mode and cost of the cable cars of the lower station, it is recommended to clarify immediately before visiting the official website of the Rosa Khutor resort.
The website of the mountain resort "Rosa Khutor": rosakhutor.
How to get to Rosa Khutor (Rosa Dolina)
The nearest airport to the Rosa Khutor resort and, accordingly, to all the ski resorts of Esto-Sadka (Krasnaya Polyana) is located in the city of Sochi (Adler), 43 kilometers from Estosadka. Flights to Sochi (Adler) →
The fastest and most convenient way to get from Sochi airport to Rosa Khutor is by taxi. You can order a taxi / transfer in advance, even from home. At any time of the day, at the airport, a driver will be waiting for you with a sign where your first and last name will be written. To order a taxi, it is enough to provide your flight data.
If you come by car, you can leave it at the lower station of the Rosa Khutor cable cars. There are also parking spaces throughout the Rosa Dolina and the Mountain Olympic Village (parking is paid).
In winter, there is a large outdoor parking at the Rosa Stadion mark of 940 meters, from where you can also start climbing the mountains on the lifts. Parking on it is free.
More information about how to get to all the mountain resorts of Krasnaya Polyana (Esto-Sadok), including Rosa Khutor, can be found here →
All accommodation facilities in Esto-Sadka, including the Rosa Khutor resort (in the Rosa Valley and the Mountain Olympic Village) can be viewed and booked here