Steep rocks, scattered stones, a raging mountain river – do you think it is about Austria or Switzerland? But no, this is Buzkii Gard, the village of Mihiia, Pervomaysky district, Mykolaiv region.
Coming here for the first time, you are surprised by the sharp contrast. It is worth turning your back to the track and you will find yourself in a wild, almost untouched nature – dense green leafy trees, the murmur of the river, the singing of some previously unseen birds. You turn your head back – no, everything is fine, here is civilization with cars, shops and cafes.
History of the village: Greeks and Cossacks
Wikipedia claims that the first settlers lived in Miga as early as 2,000 years AD. And the name of the village supposedly comes from the Greek “emigeus”, which translates as “my land”. And Herodotus himself named this area!
Local residents have another version – they say that Ukrainian Cossacks lived here, and at night their numerous bonfires shimmered, flickered, and that’s how the name came about. It is said that the legendary Cossack Mamai lived here.
Vacation with tents for the whole family
Most vacationers come to Migia with scarves. It is not surprising that all the conditions for a wild but comfortable vacation have been created here:
- there are places for tents, tables, gazebos, toilets, bonfires;
- there are grocery stores very close to the highway;
- if necessary, you can buy a bag of firewood from local residents.
There are several cafes that offer comprehensive meals. And for those who prefer to admire nature, but spend the night in comfort, there are several hotels and cottages.
Rafting and other extreme entertainment
For most tourists, Migia is associated with rafting. There is literally something for every taste here – they go down the river on rafts, kayaks, catamarans. There are single-person “transport” for the experienced and large, clumsy rafts for beginners.
The Migiya “mill” rapid is the strongest rapid on the Southern Buza! The difficulty of the third category attracts rafters from all over the country. But beginners also set out to conquer it, enlisting the support of an experienced instructor. And already on the “integral” you can meet rafters of any age, even children.
The long rafting route involves the passage of 9 km of Southern Bug – this is a great option to enjoy the local nature and see all the beauty of the area.
Another extreme entertainment – trolls! Ride a rope over a pure radon lake? Why not. Especially considering that the local trolley is the highest and fastest in Ukraine. Its length is 457 meters, and its height is 72 meters.
And a whole bunch of “peaceful” activities
However, those who are not fond of rafting have a lot to do in Migie.
Fishing, cooking on a campfire, a photo session, and just walking along the river bank. By the way, here are the ruins of an old mill, from the top of which there is a wonderful view. And what are the sunrises and sunsets here! And just swimming in the river is also nice, especially in summer at the height of the heat. The water here is cool, clean, and mostly not very deep.
The only serious drawback is the influx of tourists on weekends and public holidays. Therefore, those who are not interested in rafting are recommended to come on weekdays, when there are fewer people and it is easier to find a place for a tent.