Boating, Canoeing & Rafting

  • Kamchatintour One of the best agencies to organise rafting tours in Kamchatka.
  • Nata Tour White-water rafting trips and slower floats out of Komsomolsk-na-Amure.
  • Alash Travel Rafting adventures organised in Tuva.
  • MorinTur Rafting in the Barguzin Valley is one of the adventures on offer.
  • Wild Russia Yachting and kayaking on Lake Ladoga.
  • Team Gorky Canoe and rafting tours in the Nizhny Novgorod region.

Cycling

  • Moscow Bike Tours Cover more ground and see more sites on these pedalling tours around the capital.
  • Peterwalk Walking Tours Walking tours of St Petersburg, plus guided bike tours.
  • Team Gorky Cycling tours in the Nizhny Novgorod and along the Volga.
  • Elbrus Elevation Nalchik-based agency offering a great itinerary cycling into the Cherek Valley.

Diving

  • Arctic Circle PADI Dive Center Ice-diving trips in winter and regular diving in the summer off the Kola Peninsula.
  • Demersus Diving in Yantarny Lake, a former quarry in the Kaliningrad Region, with a depth of some 26m in places.
  • RuDive Moscow dive centre that also organises trips to the White Sea and Lake Baikal.

Fishing

  • Sergey Outfitter Fish in the vast wilderness of Khabarovsk Territory.
  • Ouzel Expeditions US-based specialist for wild salmon fishing trips to Kamchatka.
  • Megatest Moscow-based agency focusing on fishing in the wilder parts of Russia.
  • Atlantic Salmon Reserve Fish this protected Kola Peninsula reserve for salmon, sea- and wild trout and Arctic char.
  • Arctic Land Arranges fishing trips out of Murmansk.

Mountaineering & Rock Climbing

  • Masterskaya Priklucheniy Krasnaya Polyana–based outfitter offering rock-climbing trips in the Caucasus.
  • K2 Adventures Western Siberia agency specialising in mountaineering expeditions in Altai.
  • Elbrus Adventures Can arrange pretty much whatever you need to summit Elbrus.
  • Wild Russia Experienced outfitter leading climbs up Elbrus' less busy northern route.
  • Ak Tur Mountaineering expeditions in the Altai with this Barnaul-based agency.

Ski Resorts

  • Elbrus Gondola Terminating at 3847m, this gondola up Europe's highest peak allows year-round skiing.
  • Roza Khutor Ski the largest venue for the Sochi Winter Olympics, offering world-class facilities.
  • Gorki Gorod New resort with high-quality pistes amid the rugged terrain of Mt Aibga.
  • Arkhyz Resort Another brand-new resort in the Greater Caucasus.
  • Sheregesh Ski Resort Access the fine powder of Siberia via three gondolas and several chairlifts.
  • Bolshoy Vudyavr Ski Station Modern lifts are on offer at the best of Kirovsk's ski stations.

Snowmobiling & Arctic Adventures

  • Kola Travel An inspiring selection of Kola adventures as well as expeditions to Franz Josef Land.
  • VICAAR St Petersburg–based firm specialising in tours to the North Poles and Russian Arctic.
  • Pomor Tur Apply well in advance to secure official permission for icebreaker tours out of Arkhangelsk.
  • Nord Extreme Tour Snowmobile adventures run out Murmansk.
  • H4U Snowmobile trips to Mt Takhtarvumchorr and picturesque Maly Vudyavr Lake in the Russian Arctic.

Unusual Adventures

  • SkyPark Black Sea coast park for all things aerial, including bungee jumping and zip-lining.
  • Baikal Dog Sledding Centre Thrilling dog sledding on forest tracks around Listvyanka in winter.
  • Surf Siberia (http://surfsiberia.ru/en) Ultimate surfing adventures in Kamchatka and the Russian Far East.
  • Ladoga Trophy Raid (www.ladoga-trophy.ru) An eight-day marathon around Lake Ladoga, starting and ending in St Petersburg.