The Peaks of Lviv Region: Pikuy Mountain (group tour)

Outdoor Activities in Lviv
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Tour description

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 group tour it starts with meeting up with your guide at the arranged place. The meeting point is Petrushevycha Square, at 7:45 am. The tour doesn't start with hotel pick-up, but you can order it in addition or you can take a taxi. Tour finishes at the same place. • departure from Lviv (8:00) • 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. Special terms 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.

What's included

  • minibus transportation
  • meals during the hike
  • guiding services
  • travel insurance
  • We provide travel insurance for each of tourists under age of 70 during a hike. For insurance, please inform us your citizenship and the address where you are going to stay in Lviv.
  • Snacks

What's not included

  • extra drinks and meals