The Carpathians have been called cycling heaven with good reason. Get off the main highways and explore the wonders that await you. You’ll discover well-marked bike paths, gorgeous landscapes, charming small towns and villages, river valleys and high meadows, inexpensive accommodations, fascinating historic sites, and friendly people. Add to all that healthful exercise and fresh, pine-scented air. The abundance of bike rental shops attests to the popularity of cycling as a favored method of getting around Yaremche. You don’t need to be Lance Armstrong to enjoy biking in the Carpathians. Depending on athleticism, there’s a bike route for even the most casual of bicyclists. If you can't decide on a particular shop, check out the option below.
Prokat Luzh (ПРОКАТ ЛИЖ) aka VELOTUR
Address: вулиця Михайла Грушевського, 1, Яремче
(next to car wash)
GPS: 48°26'43.6"N 24°33'00.4"E
Hours: 8 am - 8 pm (Apr - Oct)
1 hr ($2.50)
2 hrs ($5)
5 hrs ($7.25)
Whole Day ($10.75)
Fees include 1. Bicycle in working condition 2. Helmet 3. Gloves 4. First-aid kit and some tools 5. Services of instructor regarding bike choice 6. Insurance
TOP CYCLING PATHS
#301 - White Rock Path
For true adrenaline junkies that’ll prove who’s who in the biking world. Long ascents, muddy descents, elements of backcountry biking, bicycle mountaineering, and, if you’re interested, even bouldering. All this awaits those daredevils who choose to conquer Mt. Pierce-Dora and visit White Rock Cliff on two wheels.
#302 - Malyvo Path
An extreme trail that experienced bikers will love. Long, gentle ascent, reward bikers with a great view of the Prut River Valley and Yaremche. The descent along forest roads can be rather technical, but the satisfaction is worth the effort.
#303 - Legend Path
An interesting and easy trail that’s recommended for novices. After a pleasant journey through a village, the path dips into the forest and reaches St. Andrew’s Monastery and the Legend Lodge built in traditional Hutsul style. Along the river, you’ll find lots of great places to picnic and dip your toes in the water.
#304 - Observational Path
A short trail – excellent for sightseeing. It starts at the market and passes old villas once owned by Polish nobles. Bikers are led to a picturesque prairie on the river, which is a great place for a break and dip in the mountain water. Eventually, you'll find yourself in a magical fir forest before arriving at a wonderful panorama of Yaremche.
#305 - Women's Tears Path
This path starts at the central market and ends at the small Women's Tears (Zhinochi sliozy) waterfall. Along the way, you can stop by the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and Zoo run by the National Park.
#306 - Bahrivets Path
Pass along the pastoral Bahrivets and its wonderful Carpathian landscapes before reaching a small waterfall. You'll be rewarded with an awesome serpentine on the downhill after reaching alpine meadows.