Biking Zhovkva-Krekhiv

This is a great opportunity to explore Lviv region in Ukraine by bikes. You will see the pearl-town – Zhovkva, where dozens of the sights are preserved. More than that, it is an “ideal” Reneissance town-fortress. It will take us about half an hour to get to Krekhiv from here. It is famous for an old monastery, a wooden church and bellfry. The road back to Lviv goes through the National Park, that is why nature will definitely impress you.

Region: Lviv
Level: amateur
Duration: 10 hours
Tour route: Lviv – Zhovkva – Krekhiv – Fiyna – Bryuhovychi – Lviv

We start our trip from the Lviv commuter station, where we will take a train at 9.11 to Zhovkva (arriving at 10.33).
The town has impressive and interesting history, related to the life and work of the famous people. There were the private residences of the crown hetman Stanislaw Zolkiewski and King Jan the third Sobieski, the military headquarter of Russian

Tsar Peter I, place of born and childhood of the Ukrainian Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytskyy – establisher of Ukrainian State in XVII century. Zhovkva is the only sample of the “ideal” Renaissance city-fortress.
The small village Krekhiv is located in 12 km Zhovkva. We will see a wooden church (built in 1724) with an interesting iconostasis and a wooden bellfry with a tower, which has the features of that time defensive construction. In 2 km of southern east direction from the church, the Saint Basil Monk Order Monastery is located (was found in 1612).
We are going back to Lviv through the National Park so that we will have enough opportunities to enjoy beatiful nature not far from Lviv. The trip will end in Lviv about 19.00.


1 person
1400 UAH
2 persons
800 UAH per person
3 persons
700 UAH per person
4 – 7 persons
600 UAH per person
8-10 persons
500 UAH per person


- instructor service;
- bike and helmet rental;
- tickets for the train to Zhovkva.
Remember to bring a lunch box.