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Adrenalineactivities

With a diverse landscape and the outstanding Carpathian Mountains to enjoy, Ukraine is definitely a country with lots of adrenaline activities. There are endless opportunities for adventure in Ukraine in any season, actually. Check it out!

Winter sports 

Ukraine & Skiing?! No way! 
However, it is true and popular. Moreover, cost-efficient. 

Snowboarders on a ski lift in ski resort Bukovel with beautiful background of snow-covered slopes
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Just some numbers: 

  • 181 km of slopes in Ukraine
  • 105 ski lifts
  • Bukovel, the most popular winter resort in Ukraine, offers up to 68 km of slopes
  • Dragobrat (1,703 m) is the highest ski resort in Ukraine
Skiing area on a frosty day, ski resort Dragobrat, Carpathian
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Our tip: combine your ski holiday in Ukraine with enjoying our warm hospitality. Look for special Christmas or New Year tours. Mulled wine, Carpathian cuisine, local traditional meals and dances are waiting for you here.

Traditional Ukrainian goods – plates and jars, wooden candlesticks from Hutsul region
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Bukovel is the informal capital of winter tourism in Ukraine. 

Here you can choose between lots of activities: starting from snow tubing or panoramic lifts and ending with dog sled trips and winter rope jumping. Not to mention classical skiing or snowboarding.

Skiing on fresh powder snow in the mountains at the winter resort Bukovel
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Whilst enjoying Cartpathian mulled wine and warm hospitality you will never feel cold here. Moreover, premium quality spa centers and soothing treatments provide a wonderful apres-ski after an intense day on the slopes.

Open air swimming pool high in the Carpahian mountains
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Well-designed infrastructure, accomodation within a wide price range, cozy or luxury restaurants serving up traditional Ukrainian or European cuisine — this resort has everything to make your winter trip unforgettable. 

Everything you need to know about Bukovel. Including ski pass prices and even summer activities (check them out — there are lots of them!). 

There are no excuses not to start booking your vacation! 

Water sports

‘Summertime and the living is easy!’

Looking for summer vibes? We have some for you!

Odesa, the Southern pearl of Ukraine, offers activities to meet every demand. This includes windsurfing and kite-surfing facilities which can be found on the outskirts of the city. Prefer to get deeper? Diving possibilities are also here. You should definitely consider Odesa if you like to combine seaside activities with urban tourism.

Classic sea view of the beach with vacationers, Odesa, Ukraine
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Water sports are not just about the seaside. Throughout its history the Dnipro river, the major watercourse which runs through Ukraine, has inspired a lot of poets and adrenaline activities lovers and adventure seekers. 

Lots of kayaking and rafting experiences await you in the Dnipro river area but we want to feature one special and ‘chilly’ opportunity.

Let’s start with the history. One of the major Cossack fortresses was located on the island of Khortytsia. And the river rapids were used to make it really impregnable. The times are changing, though. Today — extreme addicts regard these natural barriers as big-time rafting facilities. Who are we to disagree? 

Not an adrenaline activities lover but rather an observer? Wakeboarding and wakesurfing are getting more and more popular in Ukraine. Try it in Kyiv and enjoy our capital city from the riverside. Our timing tip: summer sunset.

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