Active recreation in Ukraine

Active recreation in Ukraine – trekking and rafting in the Carpathians

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Ukraine, despite of its’ huge touristic potential, is little known for a European tourist. The fact is regrettable, as its’ natural resources make all the conditions to develop various kinds of active tourism. Trekking in the mountains, floating by calm plain rivers and extreme rafting by the mountain rivers, bike tourism and caves excursions –this is only a tip list of numerous offers of active recreation in Ukraine.  Moderate climate, the Black Sea and Azov Sea, Carpathian Mountains, great amount of rivers, ski trails of European level, ancient history and culture makes travel to Ukraine really various on the one hand; exiting and available through the whole year – on the other. Low prices for trips will please anyone.

The western part of Ukraine proposes excellent opportunities for organizing active recreation on several directions:

  • trekking in the mountains
  • rafting by mountain rivers
  • floating on plain rivers
  • recreation in caves

Ukrainian Carpathians, along with pleasant active recreation between fantastic views and fresh mountain air, offer a great amount of trekking routes with different difficulty degree. The most popular one goes along the Chornohora range, which includes six highest peaks of Ukraine, of more than 2000 meters high. Trekking in the Carpathians doesn’t demand special climbing gear. Right choice of tour according to the fitness and skills of all the participants will allow even the beginners to participate.

Carpathian also gives great opportunities for extreme rafting. For the advanced rafters rivers of Prut and White Cheremosh will be interesting in the Carpathian Mountains, and for the beginners – the Black Cheremosh is suitable. Rafting tours in Ukraine during the white-water season in April and May gather a plenty of tourists from different countries every year.  And the great amount of picturesque plain rivers in the Western Ukraine, especially the Dniester and the longest in the Europe Dniester Canyon, – makes the water recreation interesting for those tourist who avoid extreme activities.

On the territory of the Western Ukraine the third part of all the castles is located, as well as plenty of various sculptures and monuments. The historical center of the Lviv city is registered in the World Heritage List. Therefore, Ukraine has enough features to amaze and excite fans of traveling and active recreation as well.

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