Cycling trip to the pagan shrine and the abandoned Soviet tunnel

  • Picnic
  • Phone support and interpreting
  • Local SIM with 3G mobile Internet
  • Guide
  • Cycling
  • 6
  • 8
  • 01.04 - 31.10
  • 62 € / person


  • Support of a cycling instructor
  • Excursion
  • Picnic (bread, meat and cheese cuts, vegetables and fruits, sweets, juice)
  • Bike and helmet rental

Distance: 40 km

Meeting time: 9:30

Finish time: 18:00

Level: Moderate

Starting point: A. Hlushkova Ave 1, Kyiv

Lyska and Zhuchka, a hill and an island, are known to be the two mythical guides to the world of mysterious Kyiv. Set your foot in the pagan shrine, inspect the take-off runway for the witches flying to the Sabbath, make a bouquet of herbs used for bewitching, find out why Stalin wanted to go off the rails under Dnipro river and finally nourish yourself with the natural force of the dense Holosiivskyi forest during the cycle ride. Come on!

There are some areas in Kyiv, where urbanisation has no influence, cannot reach those natural places of power. It surrounds from all sides, but is too timid to take a leap onto sacred territories. One of those places is Lysa Hora, which sticks out unnaturally among the modern urban constructions. In order to reveal the secrets of the hill covered in fragrant herbs, rugged with ravines and ramparts, hop on a ritual ride along the ancient paths. Only after you are brave enough to  surmount steep forest slopes and narrow paths twisting along the ravines will Lyska be significantly more merciful towards you. On the other hand, Zhukiv island is more favorable to curious people. From the very beginning, it spreads out soft grass carpet and by white paths points it the way to the main mystery – a gigantic symbol of Stalin's power, the half-finished tunnel under the Dnipro river. Furthermore, flooded meadows and lakes full of lilies wrap you in the delightful peace, which most city dwellers are so eager to find.

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