Active Tourism Guide

Recommended for those,
Who consider hunting to be a noble business.
Who know how to hold the fishing rod.
Who like long distance walks.
Who are not sure whether they like it or not.
Who know, what the words “rafting” and “speleotourism” mean.
Who aren’t afraid of the altitude.
Who want to feel the acceleration of the free fall.

The extreme Volyn’

It appeals to those, who enjoy activity holidays. And it has all the reasons to be so. The woods in Volyn’ region are full of deer and the lakes and rivers are full of fish. Here (we speak about Bile and Shatsky Lakes) you can catch even eel which is said to come here from the deepness of Sargasso sea. So the local and visiting fishers can try their luck. On the other hand the variety of the local wooden fauna can satisfy finical hunters. Here they can found roe deer, deer, elk and boar, wolves and foxes, and even ducks, geese, snipe and other birds. And for tourists, who are not interested in the pursuit of wild boars there are a lot of other entertainments. For example, river rafting and horse riding must be mentioned. Moreover that people, who measure extreme in hours, they’ve spent in the cave labyrinths, and kilometers, they’ve overcome on foot or by bicycle, have an opportunity to enjoy it all too. Thus, during the traditional Ethnic festival “The Amber Road” everyone can try a hundred kilometer walk. The most durable and the quickest contenders are awarded with some prizes.

Not only the wooden and water space in Volyn’ is hospitable but an air space too. So tourists can fly on the planes and gliders in all directions as well. In addition, they are able to parachute if they are healthy and trained. The airport “Vovniv” is located 33 kilometres from Rivne and is one of the few airports in the western Ukraine, which offers such kind of services.

One more interesting object for active tourism is Rivne motor racing track. Stadium for technical kinds of sport meets all the international standards and many competitions take place there. The fans of active leisure are able to visit it as well.

  • Railway route. ‘Cuckoo!’ or by train throughout Polissia

    Where to go: Antonivka village
    Things should be taken with:
    — a train ticket;
    — an entrepreneur (to help you understand a spicy Polissian dialect);
    — a person with good knowledge of mushrooms and berries;
    — a desire to enjoy the picturesque Polissia landscapes behind the train window during four hours trip.

  • Mystical route. Ukrainian Stonehenge

    Things should be taken with:
    — bright-colored ribbon;
    — talent of maneuvering among the stones without stumbling;
    — compass (navigator, Ariadne’s thread of Ariadne herself);
    — willingness to walk barefoot.

  • Adventurous route. Keys from Tarakaniv fortress

    Where to go: village Tarakaniv
    Things should be taken with:
    — a pair of good shoes with thick sole;
    — warm sweater or a person that can give you warm hugs if needed;
    — flashlight (phonendoscope);
    — readiness to meet some bats (or ghosts).

  • Romantic route. Tunnel for those in love

    Where to go: small town of Klevan’
    Things should be taken with:
    -romantic and adventurous mood;
    — photo camera (video camera, phone) and a person who knows how to deal with it;
    — willingness to become a photo model for a while;
    — a cherished dream.