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Outdooradventures

If you are really up to ‘walking in our shoes’ and find some outdoor adventures, you’ll definitely have to try hiking in the Carpathians! Our advice: start with taking the train from Kyiv to Ivano-Frankivsk and enjoy the hospitality of this unique city where the traditions of Western Ukraine have fused with the history of the Habsburg Empire.

Ivano-Frankivsk, view from city hall
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Eat well and proceed from here! You’ll find a lot of possible routes.

Another possibility — go to Yaremche in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast. It is located right in the middle of the Carpathian mountains. The highest Ukrainian mountain, Hoverla (2,061m), will be in close proximity.

Also google Mount Pip Ivan — a legit hotspot for Ukrainian hikers!

A tourist sits on a rock and looks into the distance on top of Mount Pip Ivan Chornohirsky
Photo: Andrii Anna photographers, Shutterstock
A boy standing on a large rock admires the landscape of the Carpathians, on the top of Mount Pip Ivan Chornohirsky
Photo: Andrii Anna photographers, Shutterstock

The mountains are waiting. Just find cool outdoor adventures and choose your own way to explore Ukraine!

Possible routes (out of a huge number of variants!). Also check out this blog for your inspiration.

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