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Ukraine (all)

This page lists all reports that for Ukraine including those that involve other countries too.
Click here for a list of reports that involve only Ukraine.
All descriptions are in English, unless otherwise noted.

Tours

Spain Japan Spain by bicycle.
by Jesus San Agustin., tour started April 2005, submitted 10 May 2014

This is a page about the solo trip began april 22th,2005 from Spain to Japan crossing Russia. Life is an experience that everyone filled with a content , " rempli d'un contenu " says in France. It was hard and authentic.The two words summarizing the trip. Feel free to ask any questions.Thanks Jesus. @jsanag

Spain Japan Spain by bicycle crossing Russia.
Black Sea Resorts
by Andrey Shadrunov, tour started August 2012, submitted 14 October 2012

Cycle tour along the western Black Sea coast by Ukraine, Romania, and Bulgaria with visiting popular rest resorts. Total run is 1700 km for 17 days. Danube Delta is also included.

See all 2 reports by Andrey Shadrunov

Pomorie, Bulgaria
(Video) Ukraine
by Blanche, tour started August 2012, submitted 23 September 2012
Europe: Ukraine
language: en, nl

It's the second biggest country of Europe. Still a lot of Europeans don't really know it. And western cycle tourists don't visit it often.This summer we discovered it by bicycle! Here is what we found in Ukraine. Have fun!

See all 14 reports by Blanche

Around of Crimea
by Andrey Shadrunov, tour started September 2011, submitted 21 February 2012
Europe: Ukraine

Road cicle tour in fast pace by Ukrainian Azov coast and Crimea coast started from Russian Rostov-On-Don City. First part was gone on with my companion and all other way I run along.

See all 2 reports by Andrey Shadrunov

about my cycle tour from Tallinn to Odessa summer 2011
by johannes Mattisson, tour started June 2011, submitted 26 May 2011
language: en, se

About my cycling through Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine to Odessa June 2011. I will write about my cycle experiences. Won't talk politica, economy and other boring things.

This page is all about meeting people from different places and to experience local food and culture.

solo world bike trip
by peter skelly, tour started August 2007, submitted 25 May 2011

A solo,unsupported bicycle trip around the world.

The route is always open to change, the intention is to finish one day.

To explore new cultures, music, food, art, enjoy this wonderful blue planet and learn what I can.

MTB tour of the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains
by I.P., tour started August 2011, submitted 30 April 2011
Europe: Ukraine

A mountain bike ride along and across the Ukrainian part of the Carpathian Mountains from the Ukraine-Poland border to the Ukraine-Romania border. The route is approximately 500 km long. It is by no means an ''extreme'' tour (most probably it can be described as ''moderately challenging''). The main purpose of this ride is to map out and document a through-trail that uses forest roads, jeep roads, local dirt roads, and low-traffic local roads where other options are not available.

Two New Zealanders heading East across the landmasses of Europe and Asia
by Emma and Justin, tour started March 2010, submitted 5 September 2010

We're Emma and Justin, two New Zealanders who have 'gone cycling' after six years working and living in London.

We talked about the possibility of a big trip quietly at first. We were on a train in England somewhere and we sketched a rudimentary map which plotted our way towards Russia. Our cycling trips became more ambitious, and we tested our enthusiasm for the idea by cycling the length of the UK (Lands End to John O'Groats) over three weeks in 2009. After 6 years living away from New Zealand we decided it was time to pack up London lives, quit jobs and go.

We have been on the road since March 2010 and intend to reach the edge of Asia by March 2012. Our website documents some of the places we've discovered on our travels.

Andras Szilagyi s web page about bicycle tours Alps,Carpathians,Dolomites...
by Andras Sszilagyi, tour started 2010, submitted 25 July 2010

A short summery of my bicycle tours done in the past in Italy, Austria, Romania,Hungary,Slovakia,Poland,Ukraine.

There are a lot of tour suggestions including Georgian Millitary High Road,where I am looking for cycling mates.

My web site is getting richer in every two-three months by adding new tours.

Grossglocknerstrasse before Heiligenblut
Crimea and Northern Caucasus by Bike
by Richard Löwenherz, tour started August 2009, submitted 18 January 2010
Europe: Ukraine, Russia
language: de

In summer 2009 I travelled with a friend along the northern coast of Black Sea from peninsula Crimea into the mountains of Greater Caucasus. On Russian side we crossed the major mountain range close to the border of Georgia and arrived finally Elbrus, the highest mountain of Europe. Muddy tracks and steep relief marked the second part of this 1600 km bike trip.

You will find a collection of photographs (``Bilder''), the mapped route (``Karte'') and informations about the route, day-km, weather and travel costs (``Streckenprotokoll'').

See all 11 reports by Richard Löwenherz

final in front of european highest mountain Elbrus
International Cycle Traveling, solo and self contained
by Peter Davis, tour started 2008, submitted 31 March 2008

I'm at one of those grave intellectual impasses that have been known to bring even greater minds than my own to a standstill. I have an orphan sock. Trivia, you say. Ha! I think not.

The cause of this problem is surely the work of that Slovakian KGB Agent, foolishly disguised as a laundress in Svolen. She stole it, I'm sure. Probably for a DNA sample to impress her superiors in Bratislava. They've been following my every move since the kustoms agent in Warsaw asked me the purpose of my visit to Poland. When I answered ``vacation'' the disbelief on his face gave him away. What, doesn't anyone go to Poland on vacation?

But back to the real problem, the orphan sock. The purists among cycle tourists would say, ``Throw it away, it's excess baggage. And while you're at it, cut three inches off that over-long toothbrush handle.'' But the Calvinist in me says, ``Save it. It's a good sock, nearly new.'' I've already reduced the weight of my baggage by losing its mate. Maybe I'll lose another and be back to even and lighter still.

See all 2 reports by Peter Davis

Gerloss Pass, Austria 2006
Comm'on Life in Eurasia: 2 years of challenge and cultural discovery
by ELena Chernyshova and Gael de Crevoisier, tour started August 2006, submitted 18 July 2007
language: fr, ru, en

We are performing a 2 years (theoretically) trip around Eurasia. During the trip, we are performing a photo documentation for ICOMOS, an expert organization of UNESCO about cultural heritage. The database created will be available on the website.

We wish with this project to perform some challenging cycling, linking with useful actions.

Our website relates our diary and we are putting plenty of photos and comments (and lots of other fields are going to come, such as advices, technical data...).

Elena on bike, -12C Kazakstan, December 2006
Rolling Across Europa
by John Robinson, tour started June 2006, submitted 24 March 2007

During the summer of 2006, I traveled with only a bicycle from Lviv, Ukraine down to Napoli, Italy, then north to Calais, France. From Calais I ferried to Dover, then rode to London to complete the voyage. I visited eleven countries and saw a variety of landscapes and weather. I had encounters with many people and most of these were positive. I also used this experience to draw attention to a little orphanage in eastern Ukraine, the Makiivka HIV / AIDS orphanage.

Grossglockner Pass - higher than I wanted to go
Inner Asia Expedition
by Nathan Rutman, Alex Tilson, Doug Sage, tour started May 1995, submitted 8 January 2007

12 countries, 12,000 kilometers, five men and five bikes. This is the story of a remarkable bicycle journey across Asia nearly entirely by bicycle. At the time, we believed it to be geographically and politically, the most diverse summer ride the planet had to offer.

The website contains hundreds of high resolution photographs, extensive journals of each country and much advice on gear, immunizations, maps, routes and visas.

Doug Sage and Alex Tilson at Khunjerab Pass bordering China, Pakistan
Ukraine and Russia: Carpathians to the Volga
by Mike Vermeulen, tour started May 2006, submitted 3 July 2006
Europe: Ukraine, Russia

A five week tour from the Hungary/Ukraine border from Uzhgorod, Ukraine to Samara, Russia. Two American cycle tourists who speak some Russian travel across much of Ukraine and southern part of European Russia. This was a mostly self-supported trip where we stayed in hotels, but also some visits with friends in Russia.

See all 4 reports by Mike Vermeulen

Tambov oblast
Bicycle tour at Ukraine (Carpathian area), Zsurk - Ushgorod - Turia Valley
by Medveczky György, tour started May 2005, submitted 13 January 2006
Europe: Ukraine, Hungary
language: hu, en

See all 5 reports by Medveczky György

At the Budapest - Kiev Highway
Ukraine 2002 - Riding in Crimea and along the Dniepr
by Peter Wulff, tour started May 2002
Europe: Ukraine

Having in 2001 experienced how nice a country Ukraine in many ways is, I returned for more riding in 2002. During about two months I rode 3927 km in Crimea and along the Dniepr river. I arrived in Ukraine by boat from Istanbul in Turkey and left the same way. Since last time I was in Ukraine things have improved; better food (now one can have Ukrainian made cornflakes and musli), the cities also look better. Surely Kuchma is doing something right. One thing hadn't improved though - the horrible mentality in most state-owned hotels. Luckily there are several types of alternative accommodation. Ukraine is cheap and during two months I spent less than 1000 USD. On the whole I enjoyed the riding as much as the previous year, not that Ukraine is always pleasant, but it is rarely boring. There is something special about riding in Ukraine, the contrasts, it's socialist history, the absence of western tourists, the light, the Ukrainians, well, I can't exactly put my finger on it but nice it is.

The itinerary/places where I slept was as follows; Feodosia - Ribatche - Jalta - Feodosia - (Kerch) - Feodosia - Strelkovoe - Dzankoj - Feodosia - Otradnoe - Feodosia - Kurortnoe - Sudak - Jalta - Lyubimovka - Pribreshnoe - Mirnyj - Meshvodnoe - Khorli - Lazurnoe - Golaja Pristan - Kahovka - Kamjanka Dnieprovka - Nikopol - Dniepro Dzerzhinsk - Komsomolsk - Chigirin - Cherkasy - Prokhorovka - Kedina Gora - Khorol - Komsomolsk - Dniepro Dzerzhinsk - Novomoskovsk - Vasilivka - Strelkovoe - Feodosia - Belogorsk - Bakshisaray - Inkerman.

See all 4 reports by Peter Wulff

Cow herd at Kurortnoe
Bicycle Trips in Ukraine
by Peter Wulff, tour started April 2001
Europe: Ukraine

During six months in Ukraine I did 11 longer bicycle trips, in total 5300 km. I sincerely enjoyed riding in Ukraine and want to recommend it to other cyclists. [...] The following is a kind of diary about the last six trips followed by some practical information.

See all 4 reports by Peter Wulff

Ukraine-Ausflug von Mattias und Klaus
by Mattias Doffing, tour started December 1991
Europe: Ukraine
language: de

Sites

Fahrrad-Reiseberichte
by Dietmar Jaeger
language: de

An enormous collection of bicycle tours all over the world.
Eine enorme Sammlung von Fahrradtouren in der ganzen Welt.

Reiseberichte
by Karl Brodowsky
language: de

A massive travel site, this guy has been everywhere.

Hier finden sich einige deutschsprachige Reiseberichte von Fahrradtouren, die hoffentlich unterhaltsam und informativ sind, aber auch vielleicht die eine oder andere Anregung für Leute geben, die selber einmal so etwas machen wollen. Für englischsprachige Radtourenberichte habe ich hier auch einen Anfang gemacht, ebenso für schwedischsprachige Radtourenberichte, wobei noch ein bißchen auf norwegisch und dänisch dabei ist, aber diese drei skaninavischen Sprachen sind so ähnlich, daß man entweder alle drei ein bißchen lesen kann oder eben keine davon.

See all 16 reports by Karl Brodowsky

Cycling info pages

The Twizi hostel directory - the cheapest places to stay on the planet
by Patrick Sexton, , submitted 6 January 2007

[The author travels around the world and reviews hostels, and has built up a large hostel directory.]

What are hostels?

The quickest answer I can give to you is that hostels are budget accommodations where you share a room with other travelers. To be more specific though and to give you a better idea of what to expect I will say that a hostel room is like a hotel room but instead of being just one bed there are a couple (or a few) bunk beds. There are also (gasp!) other people. People you do not know! These other people are travelers who are most likely very much like you in the sense that they are exploring and traveling and doing it as absolutely cheaply as possible. Hostels have been around a long long time. There are over 20,000 of them around the world. Hostels are very much a part of the culture of Europe, and are starting to be known in the USA as well. Hostels are a cheaper way of staying in a city where you do not live.

world map
Biking in Ukraine: tips on where and how to cycle around Ukraine
by Rick DeLong, , submitted 17 October 2005
Europe: Ukraine

All about cycling in Ukraine. Routes and detailed info for Kiev, Carpathians, and Crimea. Trip reports and pictures of trips. General info on Ukraine, transportation, weather, getting your bike on the train, etc.

Rec.Travel Library: Ukraine
Europe: Ukraine