Sports Mega Events In Sochi

Ruben Hill
May 21, 2019

 

 

Sochi is a city in Russia on the Black Sea. It is known to many as a summer beach resort. Plus, it was made popular to the world after hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics. This is a city that is also popular among tourists. Being a popular tourist destination, Sochi is a great place to be.

If you had not noticed, Sochi was initially meant to be the host of the 2019 International Boxing Association (AIBA) World Boxing Championships. The event is now scheduled to take place in Yekaterinburg, Russia. It will still run from September 7 to September 21, 2019.

By air, it would take you around 3hrs 20mins from Sochi to Yekaterinburg. So, you can still attend it while in Sochi.

But there will still be a mega sporting event in Sochi in 2019. So as you plan to attend this or any other sporting event, ensure that you prepare enough for the sporting event.

So, which mega sporting event will go down in Sochi?

        The F1 Russian Grand Prix

If you are a lover of the Grand Prix, be ready for an incredible showdown because this year’s Grand Prix is taking place in Sochi, Russia. It is expected to go down on September 29 from 7:10 PM to 9:10 PM. There will be a total of 53 laps in a 5.848km long track.

It will be held at the Sochi Autodrom, which is the fourth-longest circuit on the F1 calendar following Spa Francorchamps, Baku City Circuit, as well as Silverstone.  Over the years, the four races that have been held at the Sochi Autodrom have been won by Mercedes. The first two races were won by Lewis Hamilton, and Valtteri Bottas and Nico Rosberg won the other two.

In the 2019 F1 Russian Grand Prix, Sergey Sirotkin will make his debut on home soil for Williams. He will be the second local driver to race in any Russian Grand Prix.

Generally, Sochi is the only host city of the Winter Olympics also to host the Formula 1 Grand Prix.

So, if you want to enjoy this amazing racing event, you should consider booking a hotel in Sochi in advance. You can find some of the best Sochi hotels that offer you the chance to get to the Sochi Autodrom with ease. This way, you can walk to the Autodrom without the need for getting a cab.

Other Things To Do in Sochi

So, the F1 Grand Prix is in September, which is a long way to go. That doesn’t mean that you should wait for the event to reach so that you can enjoy the delivery of this amazing city. Instead, you can still enjoy some amazing activities and places in Sochi.

Here are some of the other amazing things to do in Sochi.

         The Olympic Park

If you haven’t heard it yet, the Olympic Park in Sochi is one of the best places to be in the city. By the way, this park was specifically designed for the 2014 Winter Olympics. It has remained a major tourist attraction ever since. The place is super incredible, and you can visit it whenever you want. The best part about it is that it is free to go there. You won’t have to pay a single dime.

But here is the best of all; you can go there in the evening to watch the Singing Fountain in action. Of course, you cannot compare this to other popular cities around the world, but it is definitely one of the best. What will take your breath away is the amazing music. You can be sure of enjoying every bit of it.

         Experience the Soviet-Style Resort

Some tourists in Russia are curious to know how the USSR times were like. Some cities allow you to experience that because they haven’t changed much. But Sochi has changed massively. However, you can still experience the Soviet-style in the city. There are some sanatoriums, which are also known as the Soviet-style resorts in Sochi. These resorts let you experience how things were a year back in Russia. You can see the resort by bus as you move from Adler to Sochi or vice versa. Better yet, you can stay in one of the resorts to have an even better experience. Either way, you can be sure of experiencing a fantastic time in the Soviet-style resorts.

         Go Hiking/Skiing in Krasnaya Polyana

You can go hiking in Krasnaya Polyana during the hot months. If you want to get to the top of Rosa Peak, you can take a suburban train from Sochi/Adler and proceed to Rosa Khutor. You can then pay around 1500 rub, which is equivalent to around $24. By the way, you should know that Rosa Peak is the highest mountain in Sochi.

         Go For a Day Trip to Abkhazia

Before you think about visiting this place, you will need to check if a visa will be needed in advance. You can visit this place either in winter or summer. Go for a day trip and have an amazing time when there. This is an independent state, so you should check if a visa is needed to visit there. This is a very great place to visit, and nature is breathtaking too. You can buy a tour if you want to visit the country and enjoy every amazing thing there. It also helps you not to get lost.

         The Sochi City Center and Marina

Who would want to visit any city and not go to its center? No one would. So, if you are in Sochi, you should not attempt to miss going down to the city center. You can take some amazing photos at the city center and even head down to the Sochi Marina to enjoy the restaurants and cafes. The best part is that there is a beach in the center of the city. Don’t forget that Sochi is on the Black Sea. So, don’t forget to carry your swimsuits to enjoy swimming at the center of the city.

Here are other travel tips to help you as you prepare to travel to Sochi. Remember that early booking/planning is always the best way to enjoy any trip.

 

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