Carpathian Biosphere Reserve

Transcarpathian region

About reserve

This is the nature undisturbed by humans, the world’s largest solid primary beech forest area. Please, hold your breath: this is the place where 500-year-old and 45-meter-high beeches grow. Researches from all over the world come to study them. There, Ukraine’s highest Mount Hoverla pierces through the clouds, and Brebeneskul Lake reflects the sky in its mirror-like water among the mountains. This is the place where the Marmaroshi rise high. There is the Svydovets Range covered with lakes left by glaciers as well as the glorified Chornohora Range. And what a fascinating ritual of contemplating alpine flowers in the Narcissus Valley!

 

This is the home to more than 8000 species of animals and plants, 500 of which need special attention as they are listed in the Red Book of rare species of Ukraine. There, you can stand in the immediate centre of Europe, and a few hours later explore the caves in which the first humans lived.

 

This is the place where dozens of thousands of tourists unveil the incredible beauty of integral co-existence of nature while hiking, riding bikes or even horses. Surely, they do it carefully and follow the allowed trails so as not to harm the nature. This is the Carpathian Biosphere Reserve.

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What to do

Biketour
Biketour
Trekking
Trekking
Rafting
Rafting
Horse riding
Horse riding
Skitouring
Skitouring
Adventure races
Adventure races
Paragliding
Paragliding
Fishing
Fishing
Photosafari (Meet the wild animals)
Photosafari (Meet the wild animals)
Geotour
Geotour
Etnotravel
Etnotravel
Cultural tour
Cultural tour
Events
Events
Skiing
Skiing
Swimming
Swimming
Campsites
Campsites
Eco-trails
Eco-trails
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58035,8 sq.km.

Park area


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35

alpine lakes

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5

2000-meter-high mountains

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21 000 ha

area of the world’s largest primary beech forest

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150

Red Book plant species

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130

Red Book animal species

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3605

animal species

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21

travel trails

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5

educational trails

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3

waterfalls

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Geographical centre of Europe

Warning!

A considerable part of the reserve is protected area. This is a unique ecosystem dominated by forests, so it is extremely important to keep them intact. Travellers cannot walk there. By following the rules, you will help us preserve the unique nature and avoid unnecessary fines.

International statuses

How to get here

By bus

There is bus service with Uzhorod and Ivano-Frankivsk.

By car

from Kyiv – 679 km (9 h 48 min)
from Ternopil – 263 km (4 h 30 min)
from Lviv – 273 km (4 h 37 min)
from Rivne – 415 km (6 h 38 min)
from Lutsk – 416 km (6 h 26 min)
from Uzhorod – 208 km (4 h 20 min)

By plane

The nearest airports – Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk.

By train

You can get to Rakhiv by trains from Kyiv, Lviv and other cities. Then you can get to the bases and campsites of the reserve from Rakhiv by bus which departs from Rakhiv bus station.

Contacts


90600, Ukraine, Zakarpattia region, Rakhiv town, 77 Krasne Pleso Str.
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