While some travelers end up seeing only the most well-known cities, like Kiev and Odessa, Carpathian mountains in the west of Ukraine are by far one of the best natural attractions to visit. They are much wilder and less explored than those in the Central Europe. Here you can still see villagers riding horse carts, plowing the fields or making their own food. Hutsuls, as they call themselves, boast rich culture heritage – with plenty of artisans in each village. Carpathians are also a perfect spot for adventure travelers: mountain biking, trekking, rafting, caving or climbing.
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Top activities to try!
- Enjoy rafting in a mountain river
- Trek, camp and feel mountains atmosphere
- Join unique cultural experience and participate in the daily life of Carpathian people – Hutsuls
What others say
“Overall the trip was excellent. From beginning to end we enjoyed the whole thing. First we had some great conversation and history from our guide, Artem. He took us to some perfect places that were exactly what we wanted. We saw perfect sites and go out into the country and into some small villages which was exactly what we wanted for a day trip. It was perfect.”
TARA AND HIS FRIEND, BIKE TRIP THROUGH THE CARPATHIAN MOUNTAINS
“I will have to come back once in the Summer time! Many thanks to you and the rest of your team for arranging my trip in such short notice. I’m not very good with snow but it was still enjoyable and I got to see a very interesting side of Ukraine :)”
CLAUDIA, PORTUGAL, HIKING IN CARPATHIANS
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