Posted: 14.10.2021 08:58:00

Belarusian farmsteads open doors in October

Outdoor enthusiasts will be able to take part in Open Door Day at Belarusian agricultural estates on October 23rd – as announced by the campaign organisers 

Photo by Andrei Sazonov

The Country Escape Association for Rural and Ecotourism has informed that, on the last Saturday of October, guests will be welcomed for Open Door Day at Belarusian farmsteads. The campaign is organised jointly with the Ministry of Sports and Tourism and, on that day, estates in all corners of the Republic will open their doors for visitors free of charge. Tourists will be able to get acquainted with hosts, chose the estate they like most and book their future vacation.

According to Country Escape, events of the kind are usually organised in May but the past season affected the tradition. The summer was hot, and the demand was very high. Meanwhile, time has come to pay attention to holidaying in Belarusian villages. True, the weather is not so comfortable these days but it doesn’t really matter: the warmth of farmstead hosts’ souls and bright impressions are the key.

As noted by the organisers, owners of Belarusian estates prepare different programmes: some will offer an ordinary tour of the house, while others will welcome guests with treats, master classes and small concerts. Those wishing to plunge into the rural atmosphere are kindly asked to agree the time of their visits with farmstead hosts in advance.

In Belarus, the sphere of agro-tourism is now recovering after last year's crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and an associated drop in demand for outdoor recreation. Farmsteads enjoy demand these days. Some of them have managed to introduce additional services – such as river rafting, SPA, yoga, children's activities, and so on. Despite the unfavourable period, the number of agro-ecotourism facilities in Belarus increased last year: in late 2020, there were 2,936 of them which was even more than a year earlier.