Filming in Maykop Republic of Adygea of Russian Federation

Maykop, which is often referred to as “The alley of apple trees”, is the capital of the Republic of Adygea. Maykop is located in the northern foothills of the Greater Caucasus.


Maykop: how to get there?

This city is 1670 kilometers away from the south of Moscow. Maykop covers an area of 282 km², lying on the right bank of the Belaya River, a tributary of the Kuban River. The Kuban River, in its turn, originates from the peaks of the Fisht-Oshtenovsky mountain range. 

If you wish to travel to Maykop, you can either get a train (takes about a day) or fly by plane, which is less than 2 hours from Moscow to Krasnodar. Then take an intercity bus (or a taxi), which is less than 2 hours to Maykop.


The area is characterized by a temperate continental climate with mild winters, warm summers, and significant rainfall. The average annual temperature here is +12ºC; the average temperature in January goes down to - 1ºC. When it comes to summer months, the average July temperature is +23ºC. 


The city is well - known for archaeological excavations. Once there were discovered the Maykop Mounds of the Bronze Age. Judging by the artistic and historical value of the object, it turned out to be an outstanding archaeological site that has received world fame.

Filming in Maykop:

  • Hadjoh Gorge is a winding rocky gap on the Belaya River, which is 400 meters long and about 40 meters deep. Curving, it broadens to 6-7 meters and narrows to 2 meters. For several years, Hadjoh Gorge is a tourist object. Do not be afraid to fall: there are special barriers in the territory that protect from accidental falls. You can also find several observation desks there.
  • The Rufabgo River Waterfall. There are 10 waterfalls in the gorge of this river. However, the most colorful and most significant are the following: “Shum” (“Noise”), “Kaskad” (“Cascade”), “Serdze Rufabgo” (“Heart of Rufabgo”), “Shnurok” a.k.a “Devichya Kosa” (“Shoelace” a.k.a “Maiden’s Braid”), “Chasha Lubvi” (“The Cup of Love”) and “Devichi Kosy” (“Maidens’ Braids”). The part of the route leading to the “Shnurok” waterfall is fully equipped with walkways, platforms and necessary fences for tourists to visit.
  • The Fisht-Oshtenovsky mountain range. Mount Fisht, which is 2868 meters above the sea level, is the highest point on the Lago-Naki Plateau.
  • Bolshoy Thach Nature Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Local beauties can drive photographers crazy. Mountain landscapes are equally photogenic at any time of the year or day.


Picturesque waterfalls, gorges, caves, and of course the real mountain peaks offer stunning views - it can become natural scenery for the shooting of exciting adventures.