Hiking Bystrytsia-Stara Huta, 4 days

Total distance to walk: 68 km
Transport: mini-bus
Start/finish: Bystrytsia village, Stara Huta village
Price: calculated individually

If You feel that You aren’t prepared to lose comfort but have a desire to be closer to nature, you chose the right way to combine both. You will stop for the nights in comfortable cottages in Bystrytsia and Stara Huta.
Day 1.
Going by mini-bus to Bystrytsia (about 185 km). Accommodation in Bystrytsia.

Day 2.
Hiking around Bystrytsia via dendrological park, Legions’ pass, Tavpishyrka ridge and back to Bystrytsia. Having a dinner (tasting Ukrainian national cuisine).
Today’s hiking isn’t difficult, but rather picturesque.

We will walk by the marked dirt road right to the Legions’ pass. After the pass, we will walk 1.5 hours along the old Polish and Czechoslovakian border. We will be watching splendid views on the whole Gorgany from Tavpishyrka ridge. We will feel the time by watching the traces of the First World War. While sloping from Tavpishyrka ridge, we will reach the valley of the river and see the road which leads to the village Bystrytsia.

Distance to walk: 23 km
Overfall of the height: 1340 m

Short characteristic of the day route: well-marked route; dirt road to the Legions’ pass; several steep sections to Tavpishyrka ridge; good path on the ridge and up to Bystrytsia
Approximate time of the walk: 10 hours

Day 3
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.
Approximate time of the walk: 9 hours

Day 4.
Optional day. You have a chance to relax in Huta or to hike via pasture Pohar, Ihrovets Mountain (1804 m.), Vysoka Mountain (1803 m.) and meadow Serednia. Departure to Lviv.

This is an optional day. If You feel yourself strong enough and wants to see more of Gorgany, You can take a route to Ihrovets Mountain. It’s another high peak in Gorgany. We will walk along the river by the dirt road to the place, where the two rivers flow together. Then we will start the ascent to the pasture Pohar. We will watch amazing views on Ihrovets Mountain and Vysoka Mountain from this pasture. We will see the traces of First World War. It can be seen almost on all highest ridges in Gorgany. After reaching the Vysoka Mountain, we will smoothly slope to the village.

Distance to walk: 23 km
Overfall of the height: 1140 m
Short characteristic of the day route: good dirt road along the river; after the river goes from the left side, the ascent to the pasture

Pohar begins (the view on the whole ridge up to the meadow Serednya); marked path from the  pasture Pohar to Vysoka Mountain; sloping to the Serednya meadow by the dirt road; the dirt road along a river back to Stara Huta

Approximate time of the walk: 10 hours

Tour price is being calculated individually depending on the number of the persons who want join the trek.

The tour cost will include:
- transportation from Lviv to the Carpathians and back by mini-bus;
- food during the trip;
- guide fee;
- insurance.

To reserve the tour please send an e-mail to carpathians@inlviv.com, specifying:
- your name and surname, country;
- how many people you are;
- contact phone number and e-mail;
- the name of the tour;
- starting date,

After the confirmation, we’ll ask you to pay a deposit – 30 Euro per person. The rest you can pay upon the arrival.

The tour starts from Lviv, but alternative pick up places could be arranged.
We could offer you to stay a few days after the tour in Lviv. And here you can find information about the hotels, apartments and hostels.