Bukovel Ski Resort For Mountain Biking
The MOST popular mountain bike trail in Ukraine.
Tuesday 12 July 2016 06:05 GMT
West of Polyanytsya, the Bukovel Ski Resort has a lift access downhill bike-park with stunts and jumps.
Bukovel is located on the edge of a poorly developed village — Palianytsia — where there are just a couple shops with basic staple goods for locals and a growing assortment of small private inns with basic amenities. There is really nothing to do outside these bed & breakfast inns in Paliantysa, but Bukovel resort is building up the infrastructure for a decent apres ski experience.
To reach Bukovel Ski Resort, take a train or bus to Ivano-Frankivsk, which is about 110km from the ski area. From Ivano-Frankivsk, follow road signs via Nadvirna, then Yaremche, then Mykulychyn and then Tatariv. Use the parking area on the territory of TC Bukovel. The turnoff from the P-03 is exactly half-way between the villages of Yablunytsia and Tatariv. Yablunytsia is just to the east of the 921 m pass over the main Carpathian ridge. If you are driving west from Ivano-Frankivsk, you will turn right and drive up a nicely paved road to the village of Palianytsia (less than 5 km). Bukovel resort is located at the far end of this village and has a large guarded parking area. Most visitors drive their own cars or take the train into Ivano-Frankivsk, the nearest major transportation hub. Many international visitors fly into Lviv and order an airport transfer or take the local bus to Bukovel.