There is a unique nature in Belarus. The oldest forest in Europe is situated in Belarus (the National Park of Belavezhskaya Puscha). 60 % of the Aquatic-worbler population (Acrocephalus-paludicola) is in Belarus more info
This time country homestays open their doors to hundreds of tourists, showed their houses, described the services offered, attractions around their B&Bs and of course offered something special to taste. The action involved local tourism administration, craftsmen, folklore groups. more info
The term ‘quest’ is now familiar to homestay owners
In the beginning of May Vidomlya rural settlement hosted an unusual training . The participants got acquainted with an innovative and quiet popular tourist product – questing. Quests are a sort of educational and informative getting one's bearings. After theoretical introduction training participants implemented their knowledge on practical experience: while walking around Vidomlya they defined the key points for a quest, tips and hints, directions. One can say that at the end of the day Vidomlya dwellers already had the first version of quest. more info
Culinary Festival “Motalskiya Prysmaki”
We invite you to participate in Culinary Festival “Motalskiya Prysmaki” which is organized by Ivanovo district executive committee, Motol soviet of the settlement, Belarussian Association “Country Escape” and Brest public council for rural tourism development. This event will start on the 10th of August 2008 and will take place in the edges of Solidarity Cycling Tour in Belarus.
The aim of the project is popularization of ideas of rural and ecotourism, involvement local population to this event, paying attention and making benefits for local people and for tourists, making contacts between them and limitation of tourism influence for environment.
During the Festival you can taste famous Motol round loafs and personally will choose the best dish which will be prepared by Motol housewives. Also you will see the house where the first president of Israel was born, Folk museum; and finally you can get acquainted with Belarusian greenways and ecocoridors.