9:00 Lviv (departure from the railway station)
12:00 Dubno (joining the group near Duben Castle)
13:30-16:30 Tarakaniv Fort. Excursion and quest
This defensive structure was built during the days of imperial Russia to protect the railway connection that stretched from Lviv to Kyiv. However, no large-scale events took place here, since the planning of the fortress was carried out without much thought by the Russian military leadership. Tarakan Fort impresses with its diamond-shaped construction with 6-meter high walls. The length of the defensive walls reaches 240 meters. They are compacted by wide and deep ditches, and the area of the fort itself is 4 hectares.
A walk around Tarakaniv Fort:
Tarakaniv Fort is an excellent place for organizing various competitions and festivals. The unique quest scenario is designed specifically for this tour and has no others. Participants of the extreme route must follow the instructions that will help to avoid accidents. And of course, it’s very easy to get lost in the dark corridors of the fort, so be sure to keep your flashlight handy.
21:30 (approximate) Check-in at the hotel. Dinner.
10:00-14:00 Mlynky Caves (excursion and extreme route)
An extreme trip through Western Ukraine is impossible without an excursion to one of the most fascinating caves of our country. The walls of the 40-kilometer underground labyrinths and huge halls covered with multi-colored crystals beckon with their shimmering beauty. Natural holes in the ceiling allow sunlight to penetrate into the depths of the cave. Inside the underground passages, the temperature does not rise above 10°C. If the participants of the extreme tour feel insecure about their abilities, they can use the usual tourist route, and for those who like to overcome difficulties, there is a more challenging option.
17:00-19:00 SPA in the Orysia complex: Sauna, bathhouse
A visit to the unique hotel and tourist complex “Orisya”. Here you have the opportunity to improve your health with the help of healing water, which is often compared to the mineral waters of the Druskininkai resort located on the Baltic. Mineralized pools in Oryshkivtsi have a positive effect on health in diseases of the thyroid gland, musculoskeletal system, peripheral nervous and cardiovascular systems, as well as during metabolic problems.
Rafting on the Dniester)
11:00-16:00 Rafting on the Dniester
The canyon of unsurpassed beauty, spread over the borders of four regions of Ukraine, begins in Ivano-Frankivsk and ends in Ternopil region. During the extreme tour, travelers will visit several forgotten villages and towns, where they will be able to see wonderful ancient buildings – castles, temples, mansions of wealthy residents. Thanks to the walls of the canyon, cold air currents do not penetrate inside, creating a unique microclimate. Visitors can enjoy swimming, relaxing in the sun and listening to incredible stories.
17:00-18:00 Transfer to Verkhovyna. Settlement. Dinner.
Climbing the Pip Ivan mountain
8:30-18:00 Climbing the Pip Ivan mountain. Polonaise Smotrych (cheese tasting). Picnic
Pip Ivan is a challenge for true adventure seekers.
A tour along mountain routes will allow participants of an extreme trip to feel their possibilities. The height of this mountain, which is also sometimes called Black Mountain, is impressive — more than 2,000 meters. You can reach the top by different routes, but all of them pass through picturesque meadows, where breathtaking landscapes open up. The hike to Mount Pip Ivan will begin in the village of Dzembronya. This path is recognized as one of the most beautiful – with its own challenges, difficulties and advantages.
Polonyna Smotrych is one of the most picturesque places in the Carpathians. Shepherds graze their flocks of sheep here. This is the place where you can see with your own eyes how authentic and extremely tasty cheeses of various varieties are made. The beauty here is simply incredible, because the meadow is at an altitude of 1,200 meters above sea level.
Rafting on Cheremosh
10:00-14:30 Rafting on Cheremosh
A steep and unpredictable mountain river traveling along the eastern slopes of the Carpathians promises to give the participants of this trip unforgettable impressions. It is here that you can feel the stormy energy and whirlwind of emotions. Rafting down the Black Cheremosh is a great challenge to the physical endurance and courage of the participants of the week-long extreme tour. An unparalleled feeling of adrenaline release and unique ecstasy from facing the natural elements are guaranteed. During your extreme vacation in the Carpathians, a wild mountain stream, green slopes, majestic rocks and crystal clear air await you.
15:30-16:30 Trout fishing at the trout farm
18:00-19:00 Museum of Hutsul magic
The Verkhovyn museum of Hutsul magic is a place full of unusualness and atmosphere. Here you can immerse yourself in unique stories about natural spirits and their specific coexistence with people. You can discover the secrets of understanding magical symbols and signs. And maybe even begin to believe in the existence of people with supernatural abilities. Here you will also find numerous fascinating artifacts and unusual exhibits. It is not without reason that the museum of Hutsul magic was included in the top ten most unique and most mysterious places in Ukraine.
Carpathian horse trek
10:00-16:00 Horseback riding and trekking along the “Dovbush Barns” mountain range
Horseback trip to the meadow
This region is famous for its unique rocks, which once served as a place for ancient magical rites. Ukrainian rebels led by Oleksa Dovbush actively used these rocks as a shelter. Horseback riding will give you the opportunity to quench your thirst for the beauty of mountain forests and feel like a real traveler. In addition, participants of the extreme tour will be able to enjoy communication with horses.
Trekking along the “Dovbushevi komory” ridge
The famous Oleksa Dovbush and his friends hid here. The place is shrouded in mysticism and legends, with a bitter aftertaste of love for the native Motherland, and an endless fighting spirit. The impenetrable fog will envelop you in a thin veil of mystery, through which only a few mysterious rays will show you the right way to the hiding places of the sprays. Huge stone blocks will hang over anyone who stumbles here, warning of danger, and a dark green carpet of moss can at any moment open its arms into a deep abyss.
10:30-15:30 Bike tour “Yablunytske vidnokolo
Are you ready to cover 24 kilometers on a two-wheeled horse? No, this is not a competition! This is an exciting, but not too easy excursion, which summarizes a week-long extreme tour of the unforgettable corners of Western Ukraine.
This lively bike tour will give you the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking mountain views and capture them in photos. The cycling route runs along mountain and paved roads, so you will have to cover a considerable distance. Dense Carpathian forests, crystal clear lakes and rivers, magical trails and Hutsul manors await you.
21:00 Lviv (return to the railway station)