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The island opposite Podil on the Dnipro is accessible via the Parkovy footbridge – an experience in its own right, full of life and colour. In the summer brave souls bungee off the bridge for 200uah (we do not vouch for the safety of this!). Trukhaniv is criss-crossed by forested roads and paths – a great place for cycling.

There's a long sandy and usually uncrowded beach facing the city. Skvorechnik is here, and on the extreme southeast tip there's a nude beach, from where you can shuttle over to Hydropark by boat.