MOUNTAIN BIKING AND CYCLING IN UKRAINE
Cycling is an integral part of an active rest which can turn into fascinating adventure.
Going for a bike tour is a perfect occupation for those who like active rest and nature. Besides it is not expensive and doesn't need some special training, all you need is a bicycle and a good route. Going for a travel by bicycle can broaden your horizons, you will see more than if you go by car and faster than if you go on foot. Cycling is very healthy; it is good for the stamina, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. You don't need to buy expensive equipment, all you need is a bicycle which you can rent if you don't want to buy it and special clothes that will make you feel comfortable during your entire trip. If you want to cycle in mountains you need to have a mountain bike. A mountain bike is a type of bicycle that is suitable for riding over rough ground. It has a strong frame and thick tyres so that your trip won't be darkened by any unexpected accidents.
Best places for cycling in Ukraine
Cycling in Ukraine is a pure delight because the nature of the country is beautiful and rich. In every oblast of the country you can find interesting places to explore like nature reserve "Ascania Nova" in Kherson oblast, the island Khortytsya in Zaporizhya oblast, the Kamenets-Podolsky museum in Khmelnitsky oblast, Shatsky lakes in Volyn oblast or dendrological park "Sofievka" in Cherkassy. All these places make cycling in Ukraine eventful and interesting. In case you want to see how mountain biking in Ukraine looks like, go to the Carpathians. The best time for such tours is from May till October when the weather is warm and the tracks are in good condition. It is very important to elaborate a route for the bike tour before your Ukraine travel, a lot of travel agencies offer a variety of organized tours but if you don't want to cycle in a group you can always ask for the individual route which will be made according to your wishes. Another variant for the mountain biking in Ukraine is the Crimea. Crimean mountains are extremely picturesque and you can find a great number of different routes: long and short, for the beginners and for the experienced bikers. It is not recommended to go for long tours alone in unknown areas. If you order a long tour, you will be followed by the car which will transport the equipment and get you anywhere in case of accidents. Remember that the essential condition of your good Ukraine travel is cheerful mood and nice organization.