«Tsekoty»

Main checkpoints: «Bukovel» – mt. Malyi Gorgan – mt. Syniak – «Bukovel»
Length: 14,1 kilometers
Duration: 8 hours
Elevation gain: 899 meters
Lowest point: 900 meters
Highest point: 1659 meters
Difficulty level: suitable for experienced tourists

Marking:

«Bukovel» – Blazhiv mountain meadow – brown marking, length 5,00km, elevation gain 445m.
Blazhiv mountain meadow – mt. Syniak – red marking, length  3,3km, elevation gain 371m.
Mt. Syniak – Tomnatyk mountain meadow – orange marking, length 1,2km, elevation gain 0m.
Tomnatyk mountain meadow – «Bukovel» – yellow marking, length 4,6km, elevation gain 83m.

Hiking trail «Tsekoty» at strava.ua

Hiking trail at Google Maps

GPX track (select "Save link as..")

Important! 

We recommend the hiking route "Tsekoty" to adults and children 16+. Children aged 7-16 are allowed if only accompanied by adults over 18 years old. Disabled persons with certain pathologies (mental disorders, epilepsy, musculoskeletal defects) are not allowed.

How to take the route with a qualified guide?

Starting at 08:00, daily in the period from 01.06 to 31.08.2021, a team of tourists is departing from the TC "Bukovel" tourist center, being accompanied by a guide. The number of spots in the team is limited, booking is available at the tourist center office. The route schedule can be found in the tourist center main office. The fee for a single tour is 250 UAH per person.

Tour description

We invite you to try conquering the Carpathian peaks and admire the panoramic awesomeness of the Carpathians to your heart's content. We offer you the walking route "Tsekoty".

Conquer the new heights, enjoy the beauty of the surrounding scenery, increase in energy and strength, forget about daily worries and routines. If this is what your perfect retreat looks like, then you should definitely try our hiking route "Tsekoty". It is designed in such a way that the mountains gradually open up to you in their full glory. First in a form of forests and meadows full with flowers, herbs, mushrooms and berries. The higher you step, the more stones you find under your feet, meaning you are entering the domain of Gorgany, a unique mountain ridge covered with yellow and green mossy stones, commonly referred to by locals as "tsekoty". As you step on, the stones move, shimmer and speak to you.

The distance to cover is 15 kilometers. However, the landscape diversity of the Carpathian National Nature Park is so fascinating that you will forget about fatigue and simply enjoy the beauty of the mountains. There are two peaks to conquer on this route - Malyi Gorgan (1592m) and Syniak (1665m). The Syniak, at first glance, seems to be completely blue in color. After all, the texture of the mossy stone plays its role here as well. Both peaks are simple and easy to climb. From the very top all the Carpathians will unfold in all their glory. From here you can see the mountains Dovbushanka (to the northwest), Khomiak (to the east), Yavirnyk ridge (to the northeast), Chornohora massif (to the south) and Svydovets massif (to the southwest).

Be prepared! What you should have:

  • small backpack, preferably with raincover;
  • solid, fitting trekking shoes; 
  • comfortable and fitting clothes, preferably wind- and moisture-resistant; 
  • water and snacks. Consider taking high-calorie snacks, high in natural fats and carbohydrates;
  • trekking poles;
  • first aid kit with patches and disinfectants;
  • cell phone with a fully charged battery and contact numbers of local rescue services.

We are sure that the peaks will be conquered! The "Tsekoty" hiking route will provide unforgettable emotions and experiences.

Welcome to "Bukovel", the Heart of the Carpathians!

Operation hours
  • weekdays Mo-Fr 08:00 - 19:00
  • weekends Fr-Su 08:00 - 19:00