Zavidovo Nature Reserve
Discover the unspoiled nature around Zavidovo, located a few hours from Moscow. These two places are worlds apart. The area is a national park and has been described by UNESCO as one of the world’s most environmentally sound destinations.
Zavidovo is a village in the Konakovsky district of Russia’s Tver region. The area is teeming with the natural beauty of expansive vistas, the flowing Volga River and its waterways, and green forests. The area is a prestigious resort, residential area and natural spot. The national park is made up of marshes, wetlands, meadows and forests, including pine, birch, and spruce among others. Zavidovo National Park is the ideal place for spotting wildlife. Here you can come across many native species including bears, moose, and lynx as well as many species of waterfowl and ducks.
A Renewed Purpose
Fifty years ago, Zavidovo was a retreat where elite diplomats would travel from Moscow to escape to the countryside and unwind with activities like fishing and hunting. With large populations of deer, wild boar, grouse and ducks as well as the many species of fish, it was easy to understand the attraction. Today, it is a modern resort that offers restaurants, cafes, bars, beach-front promenades, water sports, spas and much more. It is home to Russia’s first PGA championship golf course and a stunning marina complex. If you want to be one with nature or enjoy outdoor sports such as biking or horse riding, then this is the place to visit.
The Radisson Resort, Zavidovo makes the ideal base for a trip for exploration of this region. It is placed at the center of all the facilities near the golf course, marina and riding stables.