Rest in Volovets
Travelling by car towards Mizhhiria tourists are in hope to see something amazing. However, they can see only low mountains, quiet streams and regular life of settlements through the road passes. To some extent this monotonous picture begins to change just in Volovets Pass. Bluish mountains are seen in the distance, a thin railway road is lost at the bottom of high hills, and houses of some settlement scattered in the valley which from a height looks like boxes of matches.
This settlement is called Volovets and it is a regional center of Zakarpattia oblast. It is situated in the highlands of the Ukrainian Carpathians in the valley of the rivers Vycha (tributary of Latorytsa) and Volivchanka. This village is located at the foot of Temnatyk and Plai Mountains at an altitude of 500 m above the sea level.
Rest in Volovets
Experienced skiers are not particularly interested in Volovets as a ski resort in the Carpathians. There is only one lift there; the trail is intended for beginners. Volovets is better known as a starting point of routes to neighboring resorts Podobovets (13 km) and Pylypets. These resorts have more complicated and better trails.
Taking into account that through Volovets the road passes towards Mizhhiria, to Synevir and Khust, it is quiet easy to get to the neighboring resorts from here.
It is convenient to make excursions from Volovets to Mukachevo. It is 30 km railway track from Volovets to Mukachevo and there is a comfortable train runs on schedule. To Borzhava range and dales tourists’ routes start and finish from here.
Tourists’s sights near to Volovets
- Volovets – the Pass opening beautiful views
- Pylypets – Waterfall Shypit
- Podobovets, Pylypets – Borzhava dales
- Palace in Mukachevo
- Chynadiyevo – castle, thermal springs
- Mineral spring in Kelechyn village
- Synevir Lake
- Synevir Pass
Ski resorts and lifts near Volovets village:
Distances (motor traffic)
- Mukachevo – 59 km
- Khust – 94 km
- Uzhgorod – 115 km
- Lviv – 190 km
- Ivano-Frankivsk - 166 km
Accommodation in Volovets
You can see hotels in Volovets from the railway station. There are lots of them there and with high level of service. Some of them provide transfer to the nearest resorts or tickets for excursions. Hotels in Volovets offer inexpensive accommodation. Tourists with limited budget and those who go not only skiing but just travel around, usually stay in Volovets. You can plan trips from here to interesting places of Zakarpattia or just spend the night travelling through the Carpathians.
Trains to Uzhgorod, Chop run through this station, which is why convenient to come to Volovets and Podobovets on week-ends. You can go, for example, from Kyiv on Friday evening; in the next morning you check in a hotel of Volovets or Podobovets; Saturday and Sunday – mountains and skiing; on Sunday evening you take the train and on Monday morning colleagues at work “envy” you.
The cost of this trip is 600-1000 UAH.
How to get to this place?
If you travel by train you have to take a train towards Uzhgorod, Chop up to the station Volovets.
If you travel by car you have to go on the highway Kyiv-Chop up the traffic police post in Nyzhni Vorota and follow signs to Volovets. You will get to Volovets descending the pass.
If you travel by bus you have to take buses from Lviv towards Mizhhiria and Svaliava.
It is easy to get to Podobovets and Pylypets from Volovets by passing cars or regular buses if you are on the highway near the hotel “Grand Hotel” (circle).
Coordinates: 48°56′19″N 22°42′33″E.
* Volovets, photo portal "ZymaGhory.com"
Volovets 2013 - 2018. Rest in Carpathians