As a private tour it starts with hotel pick-up (centrally located hotels or apartments).
• departure from Lviv (7:00)
• 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.
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.