Hiking Bystrytsia – Osmoloda, 7 days

Total distance to walk: 116 km
Transport: mini-bus
Start/finish: Bystrytsia village, Osmoloda village
Starting dates to join a group tour: 13 July 2017
Tour price is 250 EURO per person for group of three and more people.

Gorgany is always considered to be the wildest mountain region in the whole Carpathians. The seven-day tour across this region gives you an opportunity to get acquainted with the wild nature, old culture, and watch fantastic sceneries. You will hike during the day and slope down to the village to stay overnight in the comfortable cottage.

Itinerary


Day 1.

Departure to Bystrytsia by mini-bus – 14.00. Accommodation in Bystrystia. Having dinner – national Ukrainian dishes.
Day 2.
Hiking via Tavpishyrka ridge, Legions Pass and back to Bystrytsia village.

We will hike to Tavpishyrka ridge to watch picturesque views on Gorgany and via the Legions pass slope back to Bystrytsia. From Tavpishyrka ridge to Legions pass we will be walking along a ridge that once was an old Polish-Czechoslovakian border.
Distance to walk: 21 km
Overfall of the height: 1450 m
Short characteristic of the day route: the well-marked path to Tavpishyrka ridge; dirt road back to Bystrystia Approximate time of the walk: 9 hours

Day 3. Optional day.
Hiking via Vedmezhyk Mountain to Dovbushanka Mountain, Stoly Pass and back to Bystrytsia.

We are going to climb Dovbushanka mountain. That is one of highest mountains in Gorgany. Its’ slopes are quit steep. Nevertheless, you will watch marvelous landscapes on the whole Gorgany.
Distance to walk: 28 km
Overfall of the height: 1850 m

Short characteristic of the day route: all the route is based on the well-marked roads. Right after the end of the village – the ascent to Dovbushanka Mountain; sloping back to the village Bystrytsia along the river.
Approximate time of the walk: 11 hours
Relax-day in Bystrytsia: visiting an old wooden church, tasting the Ukrainian national cuisine.

Day 4.
Going to the village Stara Huta via the pass and ridge with a great view.

Today we will have an early start. We will hike to the village Shara Huta via the ridge with a views on the part of Gorgany. The road along the river leads to the ascent on the pass. Then will have to hike to the pass. It will take us about two hours. Up to the loggers post, we will walk along the ridge. That is the bigger part of our route for today. Now we will only go down and down to the village Stara Huta along the river.
Distance to walk: 22 km
Overfall of the height: 630 m

Short characteristic of the day route: all the route is well-marked (dirt roads or paths) along the river; the ascent to the ridge; sloping to the loggers post and hiking along the river to Stara Huta village.
Aproximate time of the walk: 9 hours

Day 5.
We will explore the neugbourings: excursion to the old monastery “Manyavs’kyi Skyt” and the waterfall “Manyavs’kyi”.