Sports and recreation

Carpathians – primeval world

One and a half hour car drive and you are in the Ukrainian Carpathians, which are interesting to travelers regardless of the season. Here you find minimum of civilization and maximum of enjoyment and recreation for both – body and soul. Carpathians are not just primeval mountains, they also present an original culture of mountain dwellers. Local traditions, folklore, festivities, clothing have not changed for centuries, and the Carpathian hospitality can be confirmed by anyone who has ever visited this place.
In the Summer, you can enjoy walking, horseriding or bicycle trips through the mountains, floating excursions down the rivers, or flying expeditions on apparatuses of various constructions.
In the Winter, skiing resorts such as Slavs’ke, Tysovets’, Plai and others offer a full range of services for the winter sports fans. The Ukrainian government has already declared that it will
be preparing Lviv as a candidate for hosting Winter Olympic Games in 2022, so the sports infrastructure will only improve in the near future.
On the way from Lviv to the mountains you can visit small towns and villages of Lviv region which, similarly to Lviv, are full of historical monuments. Or you can stop by the popular water resorts such as Truskavets, Skhidnytsia and others, drink the rejuvenating water and relax while enjoying restorative treatments.