When you live in another country, you expect things to be a little different. The language, the food, the holidays, etc. At the same time, there are things you expect to be similar: parks, some brand name items, etc. We recently discovered that orchestra concerts are not in the category of things that are consistent. However, we also learned that trying as many different activities as you can lead to some amazing stories.
Goverla (or Hoverla) is the tallest mountain in Ukraine at 6,762 feet. The name is from old Hungarian meaning “Snow Mountain” and for about 6 months out of the year, it lives up to that name. Luckily for us, early October is not part of the snow season. We recently raced in the Lifeventure Goverla Race in the Carpathian Mountains; it is an 8 or 16 Km race to the top of Goverla. Being the adventurous spirits we are who are always looking for fun ways to stay in shape, we said “why not?” If you have read our article “How We Lost 100lbs While Traveling” you know that we love to run. Even though we love to run, our muscles are still crying from this one. Nevertheless, we had such a great time that we could not wait to get home to write this blog post!
Surprisingly, one of the cheapest and most under traveled countries in Europe right now is Ukraine. Ukraine has many places to see and it is extremely cheap to travel there. If you want mountains, beaches, AND old cities all in one vacation, Ukraine is definitely the place to experience all of this!
As our loyal readers know, we enjoy working out on the go. And if you are new to our site, make sure to check out our best tips for staying fit while traveling! We recently went on a day trip to the beautiful city of Lviv. Lviv is located in western Ukraine and is known for its historical structures combined with its modern urbanism. We thought that while visiting this beautiful city it was going to be hard to get a workout in but as you know in traveling, flexibility and opportunity is key! Luckily for us, Lviv has some beautiful views (if you are willing to work for them). Here we have created a list of the top three spots for stair workouts with some of the best views in Lviv.