Trekking Through the Ukraine Mountains
With the impressive Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains to the west and the Crimean Mountains to the south, trekking in Ukraine can be an unforgettable experience. See Ukraine from a new perspective as you traverse magnificent landscapes, taking in all the sights, sounds and smells. Hiking in Ukraine is about more than just stunning scenery, during your journey you are likely to come across an abundance of wildlife and a quaint village or two. For those who want to test their strength and endurance or for those who simply like to take their time absorbing their surroundings, Ukraine's trekking tours are for you.
Many tour operators and adventure travel companies in Ukraine offer a variety of trekking packages. From day hikes to week-long hikes, you will be able to find a route to suit you. Difficulty levels range from treks suitable for all levels of experience, to those which require greater stamina and strength. Just picture yourself slowly winding your way up to one of the magnificent peaks of the Carpathian Mountain range or marching along the Crimean mountains overlooking the vast sea. Hiking in Ukraine comes highly recommended by most who have ventured through the country in this way.
Hiking trails in Ukraine are not always well marked and occasionally you will find yourself without a fixed path to walk on. Trekking in Ukraine is all about roughing it, so don’t expect high-class facilities. Rather you can expect to camp during overnight hikes or if you are lucky, you will find space in one of the log cabins that dot the mountain sides. Many people opt to join an organized trek as the guide will be able to take you to some of the best spots, as well as keep you from getting lost. The best season for hiking in Ukraine is from late May to early June and in September and October. Rainstorms may be an issue during the summer months whilst August is the tourist month and gets a bit crowded for those seeking a quiet walk.
Whether you spend a day trekking through nature reserves in the Carpathian Mountains or twelve days exploring the Crimean Mountain’s natural beauty, trekking in Ukraine is well worth the effort, an experience not to be missed.
Last updated: August 13, 2018