Vishnyakov N.V. Geomorphological Prerequisites of Recreation and Tourism Development in the Basin of Bolshaya Golubaya River

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu11.2014.4.7
 
Vishnyakov Nikolay Vladimirovich
Assistant Professor,
Department of Geography and Cartography,
Volgograd State University
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Abstract. The basin of the Bolshaya Golubaya river is a promising region for the
development of recreation, due to the unique natural conditions and rich historical and cultural heritage of this territory. The article demonstrates geomorphological features of the basin of Bolshaya Golubaya and their influence on the prospects of recreational use of this area. The author analyses the literature data on the geomorphology of the region and supplements it with his own field studies. The nature of this region is picturesque and multifarious. There are a lot of ravines, gullies, terraces, chalk cliffs and other landforms here. The author discovers the opportunities of organization of different recreational types in the study area in light of its geomorphological features. Recreational characteristics of this territory make it suitable for hiking, skiing and cycling tourism, horse riding. The results of this research can be used at the stage of creating of tourist-recreational projects, when designing and conducting excursion trips, sports and health touristic events. These studies contribute to the expansion of practical knowledge about the geography of the territory which has a positive effect on the possibility of carrying out mentioned above recreational projects.
Key words: geomorphology, landscape, river basin, Bolshaya Golubaya river, gullies, ravines, recreation, tourism.

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