The slopes of the Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine are both gentle and rugged, concealing forests, meadows, lakes, rivers, caves and picturesque mountain towns that are popular holiday destinations for tourists with an adventurous spirit.

Benefitting from a mild climate, outdoor sports are a way of life in the Carpathian Mountains, with hiking, cycling, and river rafting drawing visitors in summer, and skiing in winter. The countryside is pristine and unspoiled, and there is no end of spectacular vistas lying in wait for intrepid travellers. The region's abundance of wildlife, such as brown bears, wolves, lynxes and chamois, and numerous indigenous plant species are a joy as well.

The small towns and villages in the Carpathian Mountains are treasures in themselves. Lviv, a UNESCO World Heritage City, makes a great base for exploring the region, and larger resorts such as Dragobrat, Slavsko, Tysovets and Bukovel have all the modern amenities visitors could want.

The Carpathian Mountains are rich in history and tradition, as well as natural beauty. It's little wonder that a mountain holiday in Ukraine is an increasingly popular vacation idea.

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