The Volyn region has a great recreational potential, which is underused today. Creating a route of this type will acquaint tourists with the unique natural complexes of Volyn, its original culture and interesting places of the region.
Project of the NGO «Volyn Foundation»
Implemented within the framework of the Program “Culture +” of the Ukrainian Cultural Fund in partnership with the Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (UNCG).
The aim of the project is to increase the tourist attractiveness of the region, to unite different communities around local history, cultural heritage and ecology, and to focus public attention on their preservation.
Map of the Route
Historical and cultural eco-route “Volyn Heritage” is laid according to international standards of designation and is 150 km long. It runs through the territories of adjacent communities of Volyn and Rivne regions. Suitable for car travel, cycling and hiking.
Architectural and archeological sites of national and local significance. Interesting locations of the common historical and cultural heritage of Volyn.
National parks, reserves, protected tracts, which form an integral network of unique Volyn-Polissya region biodiversity and need the protection of the state and local communities.
Ph.D., Head of the Training Laboratory “Ecological Expertise” of Ivan Franko Lviv National University
This route is based on a great idea and will definitely increase the number of people who will be able to travel through this area. After all, not everyone knows how to plan independently and can simply miss some unique and interesting locations.
traveler, head of the “TroyanTrekking” tourist club
Marking the route according to international standards is a significant contribution to the development of local tourism infrastructure. At the same time, it facilitates the orientation of tourists in the area.
director of the “Youth City Center for Tourism, Sports and Local History”, Lutsk City Council
“Volyn Heritage” is an ideal solution for a family weekend. After all, a trip to historic Volyn will be informative for tourists of all ages. Picturesque landscapes, architectural sites surrounded by legends, historical facts – all these will be waiting for tourists who choose the route “Volyn Heritage” this summer.
historian, researcher of Volyn
The expansion of active types of tourism has great prospects in the current conditions of decentralization. Such destinations will increase the number of tourists and develop the service. The presence of marked tourist routes will attract domestic tourists, and the historical component will attract foreign guests
associate Professor of the Department of Tourism and Hospitality, Lesya Ukrainka Volyn National University
Tourist activities not only teach people to love their native land, but also promote environmental awareness and environmental culture in the context of rational use of natural resources. That is why such initiatives are extremely important and need support, both from the local population and the authorities.
Assistant of the Ecology Department, Ivan Franko Lviv National University, tourist
Volyn has a great, untapped potential for Ukrainian tourists. Such a route will draw people’s attention to this region. It would be interesting for me to start cycling along the route, because it includes the most interesting locations.
head of the “Terra Incognita” tourist club
With each year there are more and more cycling enthusiasts, and we have very few marked bicycle routes, despite the fact that Volyn is very interesting for cycling. That is why there is a great need for the development of cycling tourism.
owner of the “KRUTY PEDALI” bicycle shop
“Volyn Heritage” route is an interesting combination of active tourism with objects of historical, cultural and natural heritage. I have visited almost a hundred protected areas in different countries around the world and I can assure you that “Tsumanska Pushcha” is unique. It is really difficult to find such beautiful oak forests in Europe.
traveler, environmentalist, advisor to the Minister of Environment Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine
Creating a route such as “Volyn Heritage” is of special importance to us. After all, tourism and local lore work occupies an important place in the national and patriotic education of youth. Moreover, the project expands traditional boundaries and combines history, culture and ecology in one route. Therefore, the Center will definitely join the route and promote it among tourists from Volyn.
director of the Volyn Center for National and Patriotic Education, Tourism and Local History
The idea to create any route is always good for the tourist potential of the region. And when it’s a route with a historical component – it’s much better! Our company and I have traveled around Lutsk as much as possible. And here is something new. Therefore, we will gladly ride this route on bicycles, run or just walk. I hope that those who know us and follow us will do the same.
owner of the “Myklukho-Maklai” tourist store