The area is represented by the valley side of the Oka River, cut by the deep ravines with the depths ranging from 1 to 30 meters. The altitude difference on one and the same ravine slope is up to 40 meters. 95% of the area is forested, mostly mixed forest with underwood.
The areas indicated in the enclosed map are embargoed areas. (These are “Zapolyarie” areas bounded on the north by the Oka River, on the east – by Aleksin-Egnyshovka motorway, and on the south and west – by the town of Aleksin outskirts). For competitors, team officials and others who, through knowledge of the terrain, may influence the results of the WUSOC2016 competition, it is prohibited to enter the embargoed areas.