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BikeTour 009: town Kasli settlement Vishnevogorsk lake Arakyl Cliffs Shikhan

  
Duration:
1 day
Route: city Ekaterinburg – town Kasli – settlement Vishnevogorsk – lake Arakyl – Cliffs “Shikhan”  - city Ekaterinburg
Route length – 30 km
Attractions: 
- The town Kasli and museum of art casting.
The gifted craftsmen have made their town world-famous. In the early 19th century the small Ural town had already turned into one of the world centres of iron art casting. Art castings produced in Kasli were awarded the gold medals at exhibitions in Paris, Vienna and Philadelphia. Kasli art castings used in the decoration of streets and squares give the town its unique look. While visiting the only museum of art castings in Russia, you will see the outstanding works of Kasli craftsmen.
- The lake Arakul with the 80 m stone wall “Shikhan” on the bank of it
- Veins of mountain Karavaj (“the Loaf”) – a place of first find of mineral vishnevit. Picking up of samples of microcline, pyrochlore, nepheline, apatite, zircon, sphene, ilmenite, vishnevit etc. In dependence on the water level – visiting of  old galleries, whence the largest zircons of southern Ural were mined.
- On our return way to Ekaterinburg we will stop near obelisk “Europe-Asia” and Lake Itkul
Transfer: Transport (a van) from Ekaterinburg to the point of start and back is provided by the organizer.
130 km from Ekaterinburg. It takes 2 hours to get point of start.
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