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Extreme adventures in the Carpathians: what recreation options are available in Ukraine?

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Extreme adventures in the Carpathians: what recreation options are available in Ukraine?

The Carpathians are not only a location for quiet relaxation, but also an ideal place for extreme adventure lovers, as they have everything: turbulent rivers, rocky mountains, steep slopes, and dense forests. More importantly, all these natural attractions have all the necessary infrastructure for tourists. Here's where to go in the Carpathians for thrill-seekers

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The Carpathians are an ideal place for extreme recreation, mountain climbing or rafting. Local nature and landscapes can energize you and give you unforgettable memories. Here, every tourist will be able to test his strength and feel the real taste of life. You just need to choose the extreme that will be to your taste.

What options for extreme recreation are available in the Carpathians? Top 3 best tours that will change your idea of vacation in the Carpathians further in our material.


Hiking in the mountains is a test of strength and enjoying the beauty of nature during one trip


The Carpathians offer a variety of mountain hiking routes, from easy trails for beginners to challenging tracks for experienced climbers. However, of course, most tourists dream of conquering Hoverla - the highest peak of the Ukrainian Carpathians. Its height is 2061 m, and the tourist route has been operating here for almost 140 years.

The mountain is located on the border of Zakarpattia and Ivano-Frankivsk regions and is the highest point of the high-altitude Black Mountain Carpathian Range.

Climbing Hoverla will allow the tourist not only to test his strength, but also to see the mountains in all their glory, because Hoverla is an extremely picturesque location with beautiful views.



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Climbing Hoverla is a one-day hike, designed for 5-6 hours of active walking. Its main advantage is the average level of difficulty, so it is suitable for both experienced travelers and beginners.

Tour duration: 6 hours.

Sending/returning: Yaremche.




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Jeeping and rafting - even more drive on vacation


Tourists who do not find climbing Hoverla to be enough for an extreme vacation to feel the full range of emotions are advised to add a jeep safari and rafting to the climb.

Jeep-safari is an extreme type of recreation and tourism, which consists in overcoming off-road tourist routes on off-road vehicles.



Photo: karpatytravel


Rafting is an extreme sport that does not require long-term training. In the Carpathians, we advise you to go rafting on one of the most exciting mountain rivers of Ukraine, the mecca of water tourism - Black Cheremosh. The advantage of such a trip will be wonderful Carpathian landscapes and the most interesting rapids.



Photo: karpaty.in.ua


Jeep safari, rafting and climbing Hoverla - three components of a real driving weekend in the Carpathians. Spend time in the Carpathians in a truly interesting way.

Tour dates: every Friday.

— Tour duration: 5 days/4 nights.

Sending/returning: Yaremche.


Nature, culture, extreme and relaxation - vacation in the Carpathians at its best


Do not forget that extreme recreation is quite well combined with educational tourism. Therefore, during your vacation, you can not only enjoy jeeping in the mountains or extreme descents of the ZIP LINE, but also explore the beauty of the Carpathian nature by going on a hike to one of the peaks, visit interesting museums to learn more about local culture and customs, and just relax after a hard day. during an exotic spa procedure - bathing in a vat. Go on an adventure in the crazy Carpathians to have a fun and active time here.

Tour dates: May 10-12, June 14-16, July 19-21, September 30-01.

Tour duration: 3 days.

— Sending/returning: Rivne.


The interesting and driving Carpathians are waiting for real daredevils to give unforgettable impressions, let off steam, relax to the fullest and feel the taste of life.


Can't choose a tour on your own or want to go on an individual trip? Write to the Visit Ukraine manager in the chat (Telegram | WhatsApp) and he will help you organize the trip of your dreams!


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