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Stone seas adventure in Ukraine

Gorgany – is the biggest area of Outer Carpathians on a territory of Ukraine. Uniqueness of this region lies in huge fields of stones that covering all the slopes and tops of mountains. “Gorgany” – is a local name for conglomerations of stones and boulders, which in some places formed an original “rivers” and “seas”.

We’ll discover this beautiful piece of mountains in hiking and move to the neighbourhood region – Transcarpathia. Locally named “Zakarpattya” – this area is most eclectic, mixing and transnational region in Ukraine. In authentic village of Kolochava we’ll get familiar with the history and culture of local people: Boykos, Hutsuls, Czechs and Jews.  

After that, at an altitude of almost 1000 m above sea level we’ll visit the largest mountain’s lake in Ukrainian Carpathians – picturesque and legendary “Synevyr” and also the Rehabilitation center for brown bears in Synevyr National Nature Park. At the end of our trip we’ll spend a time on Mount Gymba, enjoying different kinds of extreme adventures: paragliding, ATV, downhill or motorbiking and finally return to Lviv by minivan.


This tour is a perfect combination of hiking, relaxing, light excursions and extreme adventures in one week!

Day 1 – Arrival to Lviv and meet the group at city center:

Meeting the guide at the city center
Check in the hostel
Dinner and gathering in the downtown of Lviv
Short pub crawl in unique Lviv pubs

Accommodation: Hostel in Lviv City Center


Day 2 – Moving to the Carpathians and start hiking:

Breakfast
Suburban electric train adventure
Minivan trip to Gorgany area 
Authentic lunch & preparing to hike
Climb to camp place

Transport: electric train & minivan    
Walking route length: ~7 km
Starting point height: 780m
Finish point height: 1475m
Walking duration: ~14:00-18:00 

Daytime temperatures: ~15-25°C
Nighttime temperatures: ~0-15°C

Accommodation: tourist shelter (wooden hut) or tents


Day 3 – Hiking on Gorgany massive:

The route:
Polonyna Plistse (1475 m) – Mount Parenky (1736 m) – Mount Popadya (1740 m) – encampment  

Walking route length: ~12 km
Starting point height: 1475m
Finish point height: 1250m
Highest peak: 1740m
Walking duration: ~09:00-17:00
Daytime temperatures: ~15-25°C
Nighttime temperatures: ~0-15°C

Accommodation: tents


Day 4 – Hiking on Gorgany massive & truck ride:

Walking on the ridge and descent down to the river
Soviet truck ride to Kolochava village 
Dinner & bathing in a vats with hot mineral water

Transport: old school soviet truck 
Walking route length: ~8 km
Starting point height: 1250m
Finish point height: 900m
Walking duration: ~09:00-14:00
Daytime temperatures: ~15-25°C
Nighttime temperatures: ~0-15°C

Accommodation: authentic tourist mini-hotel


Day 5 – Rest and sightseeing in Kolochava village & around:

Getting familiar with the history and culture of local people
Visiting open-air museums and monuments
Bicycle ride to the biggest water reservoir in Ukrainian Carpathians

Accommodation: authentic tourist mini-hotel


Day 6 – Extreme adventures & tourist spots:

Excursion and souvenir market at Synevyr Lake
Transfer to Pylypets village
Paragliding, ATV or downhill adventure on Mount Gymba (optionally)
Visiting Shypot waterfall 
Return to Lviv (transfer by minivan)
Flashback party in Lviv city center

Transport: minivan    
Adventure time in Pylypets: ~ 4 hours 
Transfer duration to Lviv: ~3,5 hours
Daytime temperatures: ~15-25°C

Accommodation: Hostel in Lviv City Center.


Day 7 – Lviv & departure home:

Guided walking around the city
Free time
Transfer to airport 

Accommodation: home sweet home. 

Price include:

→ English-speaking Wild-Trails adventure leader  
→ 2 nights in hostel B&B
→ 2 nights in tourist hotel
→ transportation 
→ excursion in Lviv 
→ 3 meals a day (days 2-6) 
→ entrance tickets (according to the program)


The price does not include:

 

Route

  1. Lviv