CYCLING TOUR UKRAINE 4 DAYS
Group size 10 Start Lviv
Countries 1 End Lviv
Reviews 1 Review5/5
Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Strenuous
Group Size Medium Group
This trip is especially recommended to those who do not have time for long journeys. This trip has very intensive program and is well suited for the long weekend. Moreover, the program can be tailored due to the age and the interests of the participants. Although the trip is brief, it will still offer you a plenty of activities during which you will not only get acquainted with the city of Lviv and its hinterlands, but you will also have a possibility to enjoy the marvelous nature of Subcarpathian region. During this journey everyone will find something for themselves, local cuisine will impress even the most demanding gourmand. While traveling you will meet new people, visit various cities and towns. You will enjoy the nature with all its contrasts. Let us not forget about the sport side of the trip as nearly 200 km. of bicycle ride waits for us during this journey.
- 3 x nights: 1 x Lviv, 1 x Drohobych, 1 x Staryi Sambir.
- All-route English-speaking guide.
- Meals: FB (3 breakfasts, 3 x dinners, 2 lunches or packed lunches).
- All transfers according to the program including luggage transport.
- Bike and equipment
- 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 we start our nearly two-hour bicycle tour around 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, Ivan Franko university, St George cathedral and, of course, famous Opera House. In the evening we eat supper together.
Prehistoric cave city
In the morning the bus picks us and we head south to the city of Mykolaiv. Near the town we get off the bus and ride there on bicycles. Before us lies picturesque land on river Dnister. Near village of Veryn we ride through the national park. In this village you will see officially the oldest tree in the whole Western Ukraine – a splendid specimen, nearly thousand year old oak. 7 km. further lies the village Rozdil where is situated grand but dilapidated palace of the Polish nobleman which dates back to the 18 c. Slowly we approach to the climax of today’s route. In the villages Dubrova and Stiljsjko we will find the remains of a prehistoric settlement with a cave city and mysterious and enigmatic pagan sacrificial sites. There we will also explore a hunting cave, which was inhabited more than 45 thousand years ago. After a short traditional Ukrainian lunch we will ride to the town of Drohobych. This route offersa lot to see. In the village Krynyzja we will visit a wooden church of 17 c. On our way to Drohobych we will also pay a short visit to Korosnyzja village which originally was a German settlement Josefsberg. Although the local German population has already emigrated we can still notice unmistakable traces of German architectural style. Present habitants of the village know the history of their village and they will willingly show us the school built by Germans, a couple of half-timbered houses and German cemetery.
A lot of notables in one day
In the morning we explore Drohobych. Firstly we do a small city tour and then we get back on the bikes. Drohobych is famous as a birthplace of Bruno Schulz who with his „Cinnamon Shops“ has made a great contribution to the history of the region. Then we leave Drohobych and cycle to the next village Nahuievychi which is 10 km away. Nahuievychi is a birthplace of the revered Ukrainian writer, journalist, literary critic and translator Ivan Franko. The next point of our travel will be Kultschyzi village where we will find monument of Yuriy Frants Kulchytsky who opened the first coffee house in Vienna and accustomed Western civilization to coffee. Finally, we hit the road again and drive on to the town of Sambir.
After breakfast we make our way to Lviv. Before the departure you will still have some free time and our guide will gladly advise you which places you can visit. At noon we get back together and go to the airport. We have spent intense and eventful weekend and we are sure that you would like to come here again as here you are always most welcome!