Riviera is located on the shores of the
Istra Reservoir, the largest body of water within commuting
distance from Moscow, and a place of unique beauty and tranquility.
The Istra Reservoir provides drinking water for Moscow, and
is subject to the strictest regime of ecological control.
The Reservoir is surrounded by a forest belt and development
is strictly limited. The crystal-clear waters of the Reservoir
are ideal for all kinds of recreation - swimming, sailing,
windsurfing, boating, fishing, waterskiing. From Riviera to
the Istra Dam are 27 kilometers of open, deep water, a wide
enough expanse for even larger sailboats.
The recreational opportunities on the Istra
Reservoir are not limited to summer. The reservoir is no less
popular in the winter, when it is possible to take a snowmobile
tour for hours in any direction, go cross-country skiing,
ice skate, or ice fish.