Travel Feed #10: Lviv

in #travelfeed5 years ago (edited)


In May 2018, my good pal @danielw and I have spent 6 days in the saddle, traveling the total of 601 km while exploring southeastern Poland and western Ukraine. The location, briefly described below, is only one of the amazing destinations we have managed to visit during our tour.

Our vision

We are working hard on the knowledge base for travelers from all around the world (especially bikers). We will be delivering content that is both informative and entertaining. That includes (but is not limited to) handy tips on: how to service your bike and what tools to use, what to take with you on your trip, how to find free/cheap accommodation and washing facilities, what to eat during the trip to keep up the pace, where to cross country borders etc.

We are committed to making this our full time jobs and since we are passionate about it, we believe we can build a strong community behind our vision.

If you like to find out more and support us in our mission, you can go to our projects page on and/or check the latest project update.


Lviv is a multi-ethnic city situated in western Ukraine, approximately 70 km from the border with Poland. It is the largest city in the area and also one of the most famous Ukrainian cultural centers. During the Poland -> Ukraine tour Lviv was our target destination. After two days spent on exploring the city, we were already heading back to Przemyśl.

Lviv's culture was shaped over the years by Polish, Austro-Hungarian, Italian and German influencers. The historic universities, tenements and churches date back to the 14th century. In the matter of fact, Lviv is the home for the oldest university foundation in Ukraine, the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv.


The oldest university foundation in Ukraine - the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv


The largest scientific university in Ukraine - Lviv Polytechnic National University


St. George's Cathedral

The High Castle Parks provides astounding panoramic views on the city. If you decide to take your bike and you're carrying a heavy load, you might encounter problems that will slow you down while getting up to the top :) The last 50 meters are pretty sheer and there isn't any direct connection between the walkways, so you end up lifting your bike 1 meter up to get from one to the next one.

But the view is worth the efforts...


To fully experience the everyday life in Lviv, we've decided to sleep close to the heart of the city. While waiting at a gas station for the heavy rain to stop, about 10 km from Lviv, we've managed to find a place to spend the first night which was only 5 minutes from the city center. This was all thanks to Couchsurfing :)

We spent the second night at Hostel 83. The building pretty much looked like a typical 80s - 90s hall of residence that wasn't renovated at all. I do not recommend taking a shower there without flip-flops :) For a night in a room with two single beds we paid only about $7. Also it turned out that our room overlooked the St. George's Cathedral...

... at least a part of it :)


The overall experience wasn't that bad (good enough for a night or two), but you won't find this place through or Hostelworld :)

Food & Drinks

We had breakfast, dinner and beers all at Cafe Cisar that was located relatively close to where we stayed. The food was good, the staff nice and friendly and the prices... extremely low :) For a mixed-meat pan I paid about $2, while pizza costed me nearly $3. The price for a glass of draft beer was $0.75.


Since we usually had our meals outside, there's one thing I should complain about... those were the clusters of kids who would get out from a bus, ask everyone at the tables for money and then catch another bus to stop at another restaurant/bar/cafe. The cycle would repeat itself for a couple times a day. We really needed to pay attention to our stuff :)

Travel Feed


Congratulations! Your high quality-travel content caught our attention and has earned you a partial upvote. We love your hard work and hope to encourage you to continue to publish strong travel-related content. Thank you for using #travelfeed


Congratulations! this post got an upvote by @steemrepo and was manually picked by the curator @for91days to be added on STEEM REPOSITORY, simply comment "YES" and we upload it on STEEM REPO Website.
Want to know more about the Steem Repo project? Contact us on Discord

This post was shared in the Curation Collective Discord community for curators, and upvoted and resteemed by the @c-squared community account after manual review.

Great article! Seems like a nice spot to travel around :)

It sure is! Thanks very much :)

Congratulations! Your post has been selected as a daily Steemit truffle! It is listed on rank 25 of all contributions awarded today. You can find the TOP DAILY TRUFFLE PICKS HERE.

I upvoted your contribution because to my mind your post is at least 12 SBD worth and should receive 96 votes. It's now up to the lovely Steemit community to make this come true.

I am TrufflePig, an Artificial Intelligence Bot that helps minnows and content curators using Machine Learning. If you are curious how I select content, you can find an explanation here!

Have a nice day and sincerely yours,

Congratulations, Your Post Has Been Added To The Steemit Worldmap!
Author link:
Post link:

Want to have your post on the map too?

  • Go to Steemitworldmap
  • Click the code slider at the bottom
  • Click on the map where your post should be (zoom in if needed)
  • Copy and paste the generated code in your post
  • Congrats, your post is now on the map!

Congratulations! This post has been upvoted from the communal account, @minnowsupport, by wiciu from the Minnow Support Project. It's a witness project run by aggroed, ausbitbank, teamsteem, theprophet0, someguy123, neoxian, followbtcnews, and netuoso. The goal is to help Steemit grow by supporting Minnows. Please find us at the Peace, Abundance, and Liberty Network (PALnet) Discord Channel. It's a completely public and open space to all members of the Steemit community who voluntarily choose to be there.

If you would like to delegate to the Minnow Support Project you can do so by clicking on the following links: 50SP, 100SP, 250SP, 500SP, 1000SP, 5000SP.
Be sure to leave at least 50SP undelegated on your account.

Coin Marketplace

STEEM 0.18
TRX 0.08
JST 0.022
BTC 26798.82
ETH 1854.58
USDT 1.00
SBD 2.11