The Peaks of Lviv Region: Pikuy Mountain (private tour)
It is an enjoyable walk for beginners and experienced hikers alike. Pikuy Mountain (1408 m asl) is the highest peak of the Lviv region, covered with scattered steep cliffs and virgin beech forests. The place was known for many centuries as an accessible and safe passage through the Carpathians; a famous medieval trade and transport route was running through the ridge. It also marks the beginning of the Great European Watershed, which divides the basins of Black and Baltic seas. Here, you can get a real mountaineering experience just a couple of hours away from Lviv.
This hike is of moderate complexity with the length of the route appr. 10 km. Sections of rocky terrain in combination with snow may increase the complexity of the path. Duration is appr. 13-14 hours. Small-group format ensures a personalized experience. Make sure your clothes and your hiking boots (trekking shoes) are comfortable for the hike. Trekking shoes are obligatory!
As a private tour it starts with hotel pick-up (centrally located hotels or apartments).
• departure from Lviv (7:00)
• transfer to Bilasovytsya village
• start of the ascent
• snack break
• ascent to the summit of Pikuy Mountain (1408 m asl)
• snack break
• descent to Bilasovytsya village
• return to Lviv (appr. 20:00-21:00)Pikuy mountain is the highest peak of the Beskyd Watershed Ridge and the highest geographical point of Lviv region (1408 m asl). The peak is covered with picturesque rocks and steep cliffs. The views from the mountain peak offer the best panoramas in the Lviv region.
The Main Carpathian Watershed is a part of the Great European Watershed, which divides the basins of Black and Baltic seas. The largest rivers of the region, such as Dniester, Syan, Uzh, Latorytsya, Stryy, Rika, originate here. The ridge has few accessible passages, such as Uzhotsky, Veretsky, and the oldest one, Ruska Put (in Ukrainian, Rus way), known since neolithic times. This route was widely used in the Medieval period by the Rus kings for trade and wars.
Virgin beech forests cover the southern part of the Watershed Range; further to the South-West, the beech forests are listed as a part of the trans-border UNESCO World Natural Heritage site. Ukraine has one of the biggest populations of the untouched forests of beech trees, which once used to cover most parts of Europe.
The program of the tour is designed for physically healthy people who are interested in outdoor activities. The length of the route is 10 km. Sections of rocky terrain may increase the complexity of the path. This tour is of moderate complexity. During the tour, everybody carries his/her own backpack with personal equipment and a share of food supply for the group.
Higher in the mountains, the temperature may be significantly lower than that at the foothills, and strong winds may occur. Unpredictable weather changes are possible, too.
The guide reserves the right to make changes in the program depending on the weather or the condition of the participants.
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"Minimum age is 12 years (recommended)"
"Dress code: check our recommended equipment list below"
"Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required"
"We kindly ask to double check our"
"to avoid any misunderstandings. The company reserves the right to reject your participation in a hike provided you don’t have appropriate footwear. This requirement was based on the necessity to guarantee your safety and convenience."
"Please inform us if you need any of the below mentioned equipment while booking the tour. The prices are given per person per day. We kindly ask you to reserve the equipment in advance. We don't demand any deposit from our clients."
"Light backpack for hiking (daypack) with a rain cover (3 euro)"
"Trekking shoes (waterproof)"
"Gaiters (2 euro)"
"Warm socks (and a spare pair)"
"Thermal underwear (both top and bottom)"
"Wind stop and waterproof pants and jacket"
"2 Fleece jackets or sweaters (1 light and 1 warm)"
"Warm hat and buff"
"2 pairs of gloves, a light and a warm pair (waterproof and wind stop)"
"Sitting mat with a fixing belt"
"Thermos with hot tea"
"Trekking poles (2 euro)"
"Personal portable first-aid kit"
"Sunglasses or goggles"
"Set of clothes for transfers during the tour (shoes, socks, underwear, outerwear): please mind that the clothes after hiking may be wet or dirty"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Hora de Inicio:
Duración: 13 Hours
Lugar de comienzo:
Hotel pickup: centrally located Lviv hotels or apartments
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.