The city of Gelendzhik is located on the Gelendzhik Bay on Russia’s Black Sea coast. It only officially became a city in 1915, but long before this, merchant ships began laying their anchors in the bay. The area first served as a settlement, and later a fortress as well. Nowadays the city is bordered on one side by the sea, and on the other by the Caucasus Mountains. A variety of different health resorts can be found along the city’s pebble beaches. Two capes, the Thick and the Thin, work to protect the coastal resort area from the large and powerful waves. RTG TV host Ludmila Shiryaeva went for a bike ride around the green city, got to explore the outskirts of Gelendzhik, visiting Russia’s first manmade cave and topped it all off with luxurious spa treatments and a massage.