Canyoning in Rufabgo River Gorge-Circassian Rufabgo Waterfalls,‎ Maykop, Republic of Adygeya Russia

Gorge's highest point:
20 m/65.7 ft
Waterfalls number:
16.4 - 45.1 m/5 - 14 ft
Entire day
Maykop is a city situated on the right bank of Belaya River, which is a tributary of the Kuban. It is the capital city of the Republic of Adygea in Russia.

Rufabgo River Gorge is a beautiful place, great for canyoning. It starts with a hike option, when passing the water maze without Alpe equipment and technical passing waterfalls with the highest height being 20 m/65.7 ft. The route is available for everyone and has no limits. Pre-order however is suggested to discuss the physical abilities and age of each participant.

Each canyon is an unsurpassed work of nature. The noisy mountain streams are forced to challenge the elements and represent a great opportunity to test yourself, while enjoying an unforgettable experience in a deep river valley with very steep slopes and narrow bottom.

For this kind of entertainment, special training is required. The adventure continues when entering the amazing, beautiful waterfalls. The waterfalls are 7 with a height that ranges from 16.4 – 45.1 m/5 – 14 ft and they vary in level of difficulty.

The first waterfall has a nice view of the water that falls from 5.5 m/18 ft into the lake and a lush, green meadow in the front that attracts thousands of people every year. As to the second waterfall, it is more modest than the first and needs attention. The third pass is very difficult.

In the middle, the river channel blocks a great size stone that nature, for a long time, forced in the shape of a giant heart. If you look to the right, you can contemplate, as a narrow stream of icy, blue water drops straight into a deep gorge. This waterfall is called the “Heart of Rufabgo”.

Moving on to the third waterfall, you will see the valley widening and opening up for a great view. In the small size of the lake, which has a height of a five story building, there is a long narrow strip that drains water. At the intersection of the Bachurina Rufabgo and the creeks, they merge into a single unit, where you will find a high rock.

The large rock at the foot of the breakup has all kind of piles and stone labyrinths that open the way to a very unusual waterfall, the “Maiden braids”. All year long the “Maiden spit” waterfall has a special and unique appearance. Different season, different appearance.

In winter, the waterfalls are covered by a transparent layer of ice that glistens in the sun, looking like a jewel. In spring, the water is characterized by depth and incredible noise. In summer, they transform into a beautiful moving rainbow and in autumn, they are quietly preparing for winter.

Each waterfall has something unique to offer, so if you are a canyoning enthusiast, Rufabgo waterfalls are the place for you!!!

How to Get to Destination

918.1 miles/1.474 km, 16 hours 39 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 exit. Continue straight. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit. Turn right toward Р253. Turn right at Р253. Turn left onto Р253. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Р251. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Р253. Slight right toward Р254. Turn left onto Р254. Turn left to stay on Р254. Turn right to stay on Р254. Turn right.
202.3 miles/323 km, 5 hours 52 minutes
Head southeast toward ул. Островского. Turn left onto ул. Островского. Turn right onto ул. Московская. Turn left onto ул. Горького. Turn right onto ул. Конституции. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit. Continue straight onto ул. Донская. Turn right onto ул. Виноградная/М27. Turn right to stay on ул. Виноградная/М27. Continue to follow М27. Slight right toward ул. Б. Хмельницкого/Р254. Slight right onto ул. Б. Хмельницкого/Р254. Continue to follow Р254. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Р254. Go through 1 roundabout. Turn right onto ул. Партизанская/Р254. Continue to follow Р254. Turn right onto ул. Ворошилова/Р254. Continue to follow Р254. Turn left to stay on Р254. Turn right to stay on Р254. Turn right. Destination will be on the left.
Sochi International Airport,
219.1 miles/351 km

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 Maykop Station.


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