The northeast of Lake Baikal is framed by harsh, snow-covered mountain ranges, the vast delta of the upper Angara river and the seemingly endless coniferous forests of the Siberian taiga. Almost the entire eastern coast is protected (Barguzin biosphere reserve, Frolinski Sakasnik and Werkhne Angara Sakasnik); there are no roads, no railway lines, and next to no towns. Those who want to visit this beautiful spot have to travel across Lake Baikal.
The newspaper DIE ZEIT on F.A.C.T.: "Siberia’s first long-distance hiking trail takes you through majestic landscapes. You can walk for days without seeing a soul."