TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN THE UKRAINIAN CARPATHIANS

Thanks to its favorable climate and unique nature the Ukrainian Carpathians are annually visited by thousands of tourists. It is difficult to describe the entire beauty and picturesque views of this place – you should better come and feel the magic atmosphere of Ukrainian Carpathians by yourself. Here is our list of top 10 things to do during your visit of the Carpathians.

GO ON HOVERLA MOUNTAIN TREKKING

Hoverla Mountain is 1061 m, which is the highest peak of the Ukrainian Carpathians and the highest point of Ukraine. Thousands of people have left their footprints on its green and stony paths.  Hoverla Mountain trekking is not difficult and doesn’t require special physical conditions. The mountain views from the top of Hoverla are worth living.

Hoverla
Hoverla

ADMIRE THE BEAUTY OF CARPATHIANS WATERFALLS.

Numerous picturesque waterfalls are real decoration of wonderful Carpathians. The tempestuous power of water that falls roaring from a height and then merrily runs along the stony paths of the riverbed is fascinating and astonishing. The Carpathians’ waterfalls are all unique; each of them is special in its own way, magical and charming. Discover the most beautiful of them on the Carpathian Waterfalls Tour.

Carpathian Waterfalls (Manyavsky)
Carpathian Waterfalls (Manyavsky)

VISIT A SACRED MANIAVA MONASTERY

Between the mountains slopes covered with evergreen firs with the healing spring water and micro climate there is a unique wonder of architects and nature. Maniava monastery, called the second Athos, is located between the peaks of Carpathians, near the village of Maniava. The territory of the monastery is harmonically combined with the natural composition. You may visit this sacred place of the Carpathians on Manyava Skete and Maniava Waterfall Tour.

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Manyava Skete
Manyava Skete

EXPLORE A MODERN SKI RESORT BUKOVEL

Bukovel Ski Resort is known for its unique climate. The Carpathian Mountains protect it from cold winter winds and create comfortable conditions for recreation in winter and autumn. Bukovel is without a doubt the most popular ski resort of Ukraine. It is not just ski slopes and shepherds’ cottages; there are medical and Spa center, disco, ice rink and children’s playground, fitness center, Russian and Finnish sauna, holiday dinners, excursions, trips, and fairy sound of local musicians.

Bukovel Ski Resort
Bukovel Ski Resort

TRY RIDING MOUNTAIN BIKE

A bike journey through the Carpathian Mountains guarantees fresh air, amazing landscapes, mountain rivers and forests. There are various routes of different complicity for mountain biking in the Carpathians. Vivid emotions are waiting for you on a bike tour!

Biking in the Carpathians
Biking in the Carpathians

DISCOVER THE AUSTRIAN BRIDGE IN VOROKHTA

Vorokhta is an amazing Carpathian village with a truly magnificent scenery of the Carpathians. One of the main attractions of Vorokhta is an old Austrian bridge. It is very beautiful, built of stone, and it seems very ancient and even mythic.

Bridge in Vorokhta
Bridge in Vorokhta

TRY DELICIOUS CARPATHIAN CUISINE

The Carpathian region is famous not only for its nature, beautiful scenery and colorful customs, but also for its unique cuisine. Carpathian cuisine is distinguished by three characteristics: natural, nourishing, delicious. The main ingredients of the Carpathian cuisine are wheat and corn flour, potatoes, mushrooms, pork or beef, fish. It is famous for an abundance of homemade smoked meat.

Carpathian Cuisine
Carpathian Cuisine

RELAX IN THE TRADITIONAL CARPATHIAN HOT TUB

Hot tub is an amazingly pleasant and exotic water treatment which refers to SPA and is very useful for the body. Carpathians’ herbal hot tub will provide you with unrivaled impressions and full relaxation.

Vat
Vat

VISIT MUSEUM OF PYSANKA IN KOLOMYIA

Museum of Pysanka is one of the symbols of Kolomyia. Located in a giant Easter Egg, this museum has an excellent collection of pysanknas from different parts of Ukraine. If you want to know more about this traditional Ukrainian art, we recommend you visit Kolomyia on a guided tour.

Pysanka in Kolomyia
Pysanka in Kolomyia

ENJOY CARPATHIAN FESTIVALS

Carpathian region is extremely rich in tradition and folklore. Every year lots of festivals are held, kike Milk River Festival, Folk celebration of the spring «Mertsishor», the Festival of honey and wine, the Festival of Farrier Art and many others.

Carpathian Festivals
Carpathian Festivals

GET LOST IN SPLENDID NATURE OF DZEMBRONIA VILLAGE

Discover picturesque Dzembronia village, which placed in the very heart of the Ukrainian Carpathians and considered to be one of the most remote and high mountain villages of the country. Dzembronia is a popular place for hiking as it located near the touristic rout to the highest Ukrainian ridge Chornohora and such famous peaks as Pip Ivan, Dzembronia, and Vukhaty Kamin’. This small village of the Ivano-Frankivsk region is famous for well-preserved national customs and traditions; an unspoiled nature, picturesque waterfalls, and breathtaking views make Dzembronia a popular center of green tourism in Ukraine.

Dzembronia village
Dzembronia village