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Luge in Sliding Center Sanki, Sochi, Kray of Krasnodar Russia

Start elevation:
1365 m/4479 ft
Finish elevation:
1215 m/3986 ft
Track length:
1814 m/5952 ft
Sochi is a city situated in the federal subject of Krasnodar Kray, Russia. Its exact location is near the border between Russia and Georgia, on the Black Sea coast. Sochi is known to the entire world, as the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics are about to take place here.

The Sliding Center Sanki is a luge, skeleton and bobsleigh track constructed by the Russians for the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics. The center is located about 60 km/37 mi northeast of Sochi in Rzhanya Polyana and has the longest, artificial luge track of the world with 1814 m/5952 ft length.

The track was built in only two years according to the Olympic standards. It consists of 16 turns and reaches a maximum speed of approximately 135 kph/83.8 mph. The facility is situated 1215 m/3986 ft above sea level.

The track’s starting height for men’s singles luge is 1365 m/4479 ft and for women’s singles and men’s doubles at 1325 m/4347 ft. The facility has a temporary seating of 500, a permanent seating of 500 and a standing room crowd of 10000 spectators.

This track is the safest luge track that is constructed until today. Post Olympic usage includes training of the Russian team and other athletes and competitions involving luge, skeleton and bobsleigh.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Moscow
1.053 miles/1.696 km, 20 hours 36 minutes
Head northeast toward пл. Революции. Restricted usage road. Turn right onto пл. Революции. Restricted usage road. Take the 1st left to stay on пл. Революции. Restricted usage road. Continue onto пл. Театральная. Restricted usage road. Turn right onto Театральный пр-д. Slight right onto пл. Лубянская. Continue onto пл. Новая. Continue onto пл. Старая. Turn right onto ул. Варварка. Continue onto ул. Большой Москворецкий мост. Continue onto ул. Большая Ордынка. Continue onto ул. Люсиновская. Continue onto ул. Большая Тульская. Continue onto М2/М4. Continue to follow М4. Turn right onto пр. Пролетарский/М4. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Кавказский б-р/М4. Turn left onto ул. Бакинская/М4. Continue to follow М4. Partial toll road. Continue onto автодорога Дон/М4. Partial toll road. Take the ramp onto автодорога Дон/М4. Slight left onto the ramp to автодорога Дон/E38/А144/Е115/М4. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for РОСТОВ and merge onto автодорога Дон/E38/А144/Е115/М4. Continue to follow М4. Go through 1 roundabout. Take the ramp onto М4. Go through 1 roundabout. Slight right onto Дон/М4. Take the ramp to Дон/М4. Keep right at the fork and merge onto Дон/М4. Continue to follow М4. Slight left toward М27. Slight left onto М27. Turn left to stay on М27. Slight right toward М27. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto М27. Slight left onto ул. Авиационная/М27. Slight right toward ул. Красноармейская/А148. Continue straight onto ул. Красноармейская/А148. Continue to follow А148. Destination will be on the right.
BY CAR FROM Chelyabinsk
1.721 miles/2.771 km, 35 hours
Head east. Turn right onto ул. Артиллерийская. Turn right at ул. Ловина. Continue straight onto ул. Автодорога Меридиан. Slight right to stay on ул. Автодорога Меридиан. Slight right toward ул. Доватора. Continue straight onto ул. Доватора. Turn left onto ул. Блюхера. Continue onto ул. Уфимский тракт/М5. Continue to follow М5. Go through 1 roundabout. Exit onto Р178. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit. Take the ramp onto М5. Go through 2 roundabouts. Slight right toward Р228. Continue straight onto Р228. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on Р228. Turn right onto Р234. Turn right onto Каспий/М6. Go through 1 roundabout. Turn left. Turn left. Turn left toward М4. Turn right toward М4. Slight right onto М4. Take the ramp onto М4. Go through 1 roundabout. Slight right onto Дон/М4. Take the ramp to Дон/М4. Keep right at the fork and merge onto Дон/М4. Continue to follow М4. Slight left toward М27. Slight left onto М27. Turn left to stay on М27. Slight right toward М27. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto М27. Slight left onto ул. Авиационная/М27. Slight right toward ул. Красноармейская/А148. Continue straight onto ул. Красноармейская/А148. Continue to follow А148. Destination will be on the right.
BY AIR
Sochi International Airport,
29.3 miles/46.7 km
BY TRAIN

Russian Railways serve almost the entire Russia. It is suggested to check the website and find which station is close to you and then abort in Sochi Station.

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