Rest in the Carpathians in summer
The enchanting nature of the Carpathian Mountains fascinates tourists with its beauty and radiates positive energy. Fresh air, extreme types of entertainment and healthy food give you the opportunity to have a great rest and get a charge of unforgettable positive emotions.
And here are some more reasons why you should give preference to a summer vacation in the Carpathians.
Affordable rental housing cost
In the summer, housing prices are very loyal, as this time of year is considered "not the season" for tourists. You can find rooms for the price of $ 5. e. per day, and private houses - from 15 usd. e. The price tag for accommodation also depends on the popularity of the selected resort area. For example, in Bukovel and Mukachevo, the cost of housing is an order of magnitude higher than in little-known places.
However, rest in an unadvertised village will also be unforgettable and comfortable.
One of the advantages of non-publicized settlements is their picturesque beauty. You can rent a dwelling in the form of a real Hutsul hut, furnished with traditional furniture and kitchen utensils from local craftsmen. In such conditions, a warm and cozy rest is definitely guaranteed to you. If you want to be alone with nature, to be alone, then choose detached small houses or farms located on the slopes of the mountains.
Getting to rental housing, of course, will be difficult. You may have to use the services of local taxi drivers, whose transport is adapted for driving in mountainous terrain or walking in the fresh air on foot. But there are also positive aspects to staying away from noisy civilization - it is silence and reunification with nature and mountains.
The nature of the Carpathian Mountains is beautiful, regardless of the season. Blooming lush green slopes are especially fascinating with their beauty! If there is a ski lift in your place, be sure to take the opportunity to look at nature from a height, and then enjoy a walk along the mountain roads. Rich color palettes, unusual shrubs and trees, animals and birds living in this area give the impression that no one has ever visited this piece of land.
The Carpathian resort is rich in picturesque places, rivers, lakes. For example, go to admire Lake Sinivar, which was formed about 10 thousand years ago as a result of a powerful displacement of rocks. Walk around the area or take a ride on a raft. Go for a walk to the Shypot waterfall, the waters of which fall from a height of 14 meters and delight with a pleasant murmur. Conquer the highest mountain in Ukraine - Hoverla, whose height is 2061 m. You can climb it only in summer. If there is no experience in mountaineering, the ascent to the top of the mountain will take 2-3 hours. Honestly, it's worth it. A sea of positive emotions and vivid impressions, each of you will receive uniquely
There are enough proposals for active rest in the Carpathians. The Carpathian mountains and the surrounding area beckon with their beauty and attract tourists and wish to be known. Here you can organize hiking or rafting on the mountain river. You can explore the mountainous terrain by bike, rented ATV or jeep. Cycling has gained popularity not only for a couple of hours, but also with tents for several days. If you have a dream to ride a horse, then it's time to fulfill your dream, because the Carpathians are the most suitable place. Horseback excursions are very romantic, after such walks you will get a lot of enthusiastic emotions and unusual impressions.
There is also a lot of entertainment for extreme sports. For example, rafting - rafting on the rapids of a mountain river on inflatable rafts at high speed. This sport in the Carpathians is quite safe and very popular among different age groups. The most important thing is to listen carefully to the instructor and be sure to follow his instructions. You can organize paintball and airsoft - these entertainments will appeal to those who like to shoot.
The Hutsul people are famous for their delicious dumplings - the opinion of the majority of people who have not been in the Carpathians even a day.
We can confidently say that besides dumplings, they have something to surprise you with. Suppose, how do you like such a dish for dessert - potato balls with plums inside? In the Carpathians, only men are allowed to cook a dish of corn flour with cracklings and feta cheese, called banush. A traditional fermented milk product - guslyanka, is almost always present on the tables of local residents, served with many dishes. One of the main advantages of Carpathian dishes is naturalness, therefore local products are used for cooking.
If you are a vegetarian or on a diet, then decide in advance about your nutrition, since most local dishes include meat or dairy products. You can get a lot of pleasure not only from local breakfast or lunch. In the Carpathian regions, you can visit the wine cellar in Beregovo, take an excursion to the Seliska cheese dairy and taste everything you like, or try to catch trout in the master's ponds on your own, and after fishing, cook dinner on the grill.
In the Carpathians, great pleasure can be obtained by communicating with the local residents. Hutsul people are friendly and hospitable. They gladly invite guests to their home, treat them with fresh milk, natural honey, berry liqueurs and other dishes. While you are enjoying your meal, the locals tell you interesting stories that have already become legends.
For example, the legend about the beautiful daffodils that are carpeted along the slopes in the spring. There was once a poor but very talented potter named Ivanka. One fine day, a potter made a vase in which a daffodil bloomed and decided to present it to his beloved princess of Russia. The princess's father did not appreciate such a gift, and threw a vase with a flower from the mountain into the valley. The vase shattered into small pieces, and in the morning the whole valley was strewn with fresh flowers - daffodils. The Hutsul people have preserved many interesting traditions and stories, which they are ready to share with tourists.
You can learn about the local culture not only by visiting the museum, but also firsthand - from local residents. The Hutsuls will gladly teach you weaving, pottery and much more. Another reason to visit the Carpathians in the summer is to see mystical fogs that fill the valley and float slowly. In the fog, nothing is visible at a distance of 1 meter, except for the top of the mountains. This natural phenomenon makes the Carpathians even more mysterious and magically beautiful.