Moscow is as exciting for active travelers, as it is for those in love with her history and outstanding architectural landmarks. Posh and beautiful, the city has countless attractions to explore: parks of lush green; lanes lined up with high end stores, where fashion comes from the best brands of the world; chic cafes and restaurants that rival the fines dining venues of Europe; and entertainment places like no other. For visitors who enjoy staying fit, there's a lot to discover in Moscow.
Starting at the Luzhniki Olympic Complex, Roller Family
is an indoor skating rink, where adults and children alike can roll around for hours. There's also a roller-skating school for those who are serious about this sport.
Ice skating is an all-seasons sport in Russia. At the Megasport Palace of Sports
in Khodynka Field you can skate every weeknd, indoors. There's no problem if you don't own a pair of ice skates: there are rentals available at the rink.
The Adult Games
karting club is an exciting open track, for 8 carts. There's also a karting school here, and a café to relax after the race. You'll find this club at Stadium «Nauka».
Another top attraction for locals and tourists alike is the Kva-Kva Park
. It is a water park, with many attractions for young and old, and with a spa complex, featuring four saunas, spa pools, Turkish bath and a cooling zone. They also offer pampering services for your body: hammam rituals, wraps, exfoliation, and massages.
is an equestrian center and sports complex on Balaclava Avenue. It is a venue of huge proportions, famous for its equestrian competitions. But it also offers horse riding lessons, and if you are not into horseback riding, you can always come here for swimming, basketball and other active pursuits. Their archery classes are highly recommended, and popular: you will need to book in advance, by calling 8-916-574-40-68.
And after so many activities, return to your Mamaison All-Suites Spa Hotel Pokrovka Moscow
for a calming and relaxing spa treatment at Spa by Algotherm. The spa is an urban oasis, with excellent natural algotherapy treatments for face and body, thalassotherapy, hammam, Russian sauna, and even a Moroccan Rhassoul steam room, alongside 8 treatment rooms and other facilities. There’s nothing more rewarding after an active day in the city.
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