Agur Gorge with three waterfalls — business card of the Sochi National Park. Is it possible to go this route on your own or go to the Agur waterfalls with a tour? We tried both options.
Agur waterfalls in Sochi
Agur Gorge — the very first excursion route in Sochi, laid back in 1911. It has a cascade of three waterfalls formed by the Agura River. The best time to visit the Agur waterfalls — spring and winter, when they are full.
How to get to the Agur Falls
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Signpost in the Agur gorge
Agur waterfalls are located on the territory of the Matsesta forestry of the Sochi National Park. Distance by car from Sochi — 15 km, from Adler — 20 km.
Eagle rocks, Mount Akhun and Agur waterfalls An inspiring hike to three bright places in Greater Sochi
The Agur Gorge can be passed from bottom to top or from top to bottom, the beginning of the route depends on it. Going down is easier, but this route is 2 times longer, it starts from Old Matsesta and goes through the Eagle Rocks.
The lower (main) entrance to the Agur waterfalls is 1.2 km from the bus stop « ;Sputnik»:
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Excursion to Agur waterfalls
Group tour to Agur waterfalls
The excursion to the Agur waterfalls, which we went on, is suitable for people of any age and physical fitness (you don’t need to walk a lot). In addition to the Agur Gorge, it included Mount Akhun, there are excursions with Stalin's dacha and other nearby attractions.
- Excursions to the Agur waterfalls
Beauty and legends nearby mountains Explore the Agur Gorge and admire the views from Mount Akhun
Tour buses enter the Agur Gorge from below, from Kurortny Prospekt, and stop at a large parking lot in front of the bridge. Here flows the muddy «Milk River» with a characteristic smell of hydrogen sulfide.
Excursion trail along the Agur Gorge
Entrance to the Agur Gorge (National Park) — 200 rubles, paid separately from the tour. To the right of the ticket office there are information boards with a description of the route and a wooden eagle «Agur waterfalls», with which everyone takes pictures. We listened to the guide's story and followed her along the route.
Excursion trail along the Agur Gorge, 500 meters long — the easiest thing to do. A well-packed path with a metal fence runs along the Agura River and the Vodopadnaya ravine to the Devil's Kupel.
The Devil's Kupel
Devil's Kupel Lake
The small Devil's Kupel Lake is a stone bowl, where a threshold 3 meters high falls. Many mistakenly think that this is the first Agur waterfall.
Under the lake there is a cave Devil's hole with a length of 252 meters. You can get into the cave only when the river dries up. This rare natural phenomenon last happened at the end of August 2022 after a two-week drought.
We were given free time to explore, after which we returned the same way back to the bus. In the warm season, people swim in the Chertova Kupel lake.
Devil's Font Waterfall
As the guide said, before the excursion to the Agur waterfalls included climbing to the topmost waterfall. But now people are not ready for such physical exertion, and therefore the route has been shortened. In the second part of the tour, we were taken to Mount Akhun and finished with a tasting of local cheeses, wines and chacha.
For a combined tour, this option is quite suitable. But if you want to see all three Agur waterfalls, you have to walk to them, which we did the day before.
Agur waterfalls on your own
A short independent route to the Agur waterfalls: from the stop & # 171; Sputnik & # 187; to the Devil's Font — the same as with a tour, only you get to the place yourself. From below you can climb to the first, most spectacular Agursky waterfall.
If you decide to go the whole route, keep in mind that the height difference from the first to the third waterfall is 350 meters. Be sure to wear sports shoes, take water and a snack with you.
Agurskoe gorge in spring
We passed the Agur Gorge from top to bottom from the Eagle Rocks. The weather in mid-April was favorable: comfortable air temperature, full-flowing waterfalls, flowering vegetation.
You can go to the Agur Falls and Eagle Rocks with an experienced guide. The route is designed for 5 hours. It's more fun and safer to go in company!
To the mountains! Hike to the Eagle Rocks and Agur waterfalls An active but easy walk towards the pristine nature of Sochi
Review of the excursion “To the mountains! Hiking to the Eagle Rocks and Agur waterfalls»
An easy route with an interesting instructor through picturesque places! Everything went great, and at the end of the journey we also drank tea with a view of the waterfall))) Roman is a very trained guide along mountain trails, he knows a lot and can captivate. I can safely recommend it to all lovers of mini-hikes!
The road between the waterfalls
The hiking trail runs along the Agura River in the shade of the Colchis and beech forests. On steep cliffs, impregnable entrances to the caves are visible. Along the way, you meet the full biodiversity of nature: plants listed in the Red Book, endemics, rare birds and animals. When you admire the surrounding beauties, do not forget to look under your feet.
Agur waterfalls are called by their location: First-Lower, Second-Middle, Third-Upper.