CYCLING TOUR UKRAINE 8 DAYS
Group size 10 Start Lviv
Countries 1 End Lviv
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Medium Group
Explore Ukrainian Carpathians with your bike. Immerse in the atmosphere of picturesque and the wild Carpathian Mountains with their rich flora and fauna, numerous scenic streams and waterfalls, primaeval forests, small and cosy villages inhabited by the local mountain tribes – Hutsuls. During our trip, you will not only relish amazing landscapes but will also have a possibility to get acquainted with the local culture and traditional Ukrainian cuisine. Among the main highlights of this tour are built in the traditional Hutsul style wooden St. Elias church in Yaremche and situated on the hill Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Vorokhta, Yablunetskyi Pass which is also called a Tatar Pass as it was once the pass through which to Southern-Easter Europe came the troops of Mongol-Tatars souvenir market, the biggest in Ukraine Bike Park In Bukovel which offers tracks with different complexity which suit both beginners and professional riders.
- 7 x nights: 1 x Lviv, 6 x Mykulychyn in family run hotels or pensions with private facilities.
- All-route English-speaking guide
- Meals: FB (Breakfast, dinner, lunch (lunch packets)).
- Transfer including supporting vehicle.
- Entrance+guided tour: sacred buildings according to the itinerary, visit to mountain hut with cheese tasting, visit of a farmhouse and Ilia’s monastery in Yaremche, waterfall Huk, wooden church from the 18th century in Vorokhta, bikepark in Bukovel, memorial in Tatariv, souvenir marktet on Yablunetskyi pass.
- Bike rental + helmets, technical support of bikes.
- The tour excludes: lifts in Bukovel.
- Visa Fee
- Travel Insurance
- Single Supplement
- Any meals not mentioned
- Any transfers not mentioned (e.g. first and last day)
- Any expenses of a personal nature
- Camera/video permits
- Tips to the guide and driver
Arrival in Lviv
In Lviv airport you are welcomed by our English-speaking tour guide. After a check-in in a hotel you still have enough time to explore Lviv city center. During our guided tour we explore the diversity of architectural styles of Lviv churches and courtyards, we visit Armenian and Jewish quarters, Rynok square and famous Opera House.
In the morning our bus picks you up and we head for Carpathians. Around noon we reach Mykulychyn. After a check-in we meet for a lunch and get necessary safety advice. Our route begins with a bridge over Prutets river. Our first stop is mountain Rokita. In a mountain hut we meet shepherds and taste some home-made cheese. From the top of the mountain we have a marvelous view. We stay in the mountains for a dinner too. Through the mountain Makovytsia and the village Yamna we return to Mykulychyn. Relief is mountainous surface/rock/5 % asphalt (25 km).
Yaremche – visiting Carpathian Robin Hood
After breakfast we make our way to Yaremche. This small cozy town is primarily known for its waterfall Probiy. We visit a farmhouse with deer and wild boars, the waterfall „Young ladies‘ tears“ and Illiya’s monastery. Rocks and caves in the surrounding forests preserve numerous legends about famous Carpathian Robin Hood, called Dovbush. Relief is mountainous surface /90% asphalt/rock (40 km).
In the morning our route leads us to a waterfall Huk. Here we take a break for photos given the beauty of the surrounding ladnscapes. We carry on and head for Vorokhta. You will see long stone bridges – viaducte which were built at times of Austrian empire in 1894. In Vorokhta you visit a wooden church from 18th century and for those who love adventures Vorokhta offers zipline with the help of which you’ll be able to fly 700 meters. Eventually, full of emotions we return to Mykulychyn. Relief is mountainous, 90% asphalt / soil / rock. (45 km).
Cycling in ski resort
This day we spend very relaxingly. In the morning we make our way to the most modern ski resort in Ukraine – Bukovel. In Bukovel there is a bike park functioning with 3 cylcleways of different complexity and around 11 km long. On our way we stop in Tatariv at the memorial to Austrian soldiers who died here in World WarI. from the observation plarform in Bukovel we enjoy a view on the highest mountain in Ukraine – Hoverla. If the weather is nice, you cane bathe in the lake. Relief is mountainous, 95% asphalt / soil / rock. (50 km).
Along the old Polish-Czech border
At noon we reach our starting point for today by train. Our route runs along the old Polish-Czech border at the height of 1000 m above the sea. In Yablunetskyi pass there is a famous throughout Ukraine souvenir market. Here you can get souvenirs of leather or fur or buy something of curved wood, metal or ceramic. Relief is mountainous, 90% asphalt / soil / rock. (40 km).
At the end of civilisation
Our destination today is Prutets-Chemehivskyy gorge. On our way we admire weird rock-and stone formations, breathtaking colours and shades of forest lanes. The gorge impresses us with extremely rich vegetation – a true wall of moss and plants. Out-of-the-way villages without electricity, gas supplies and the rest advances of modern world are easy to notice here. In the evening we return to Mykulychyn. Relief is mountainous/ soil / rock /asphalt 40%. (35 km).
After breakfast we make our way to Lviv. You get home by plane from Lviv airport.