Length of the trip: 8 days (or 9 days)

Price per person: from 1150,- Eur/person, with 6 - 7 people in a group (eight-day variant)

                               from 1250,- Eur/person, with 4 - 5 people in a group

                               from 1390,- Eur/person, with 2 - 3 people in a group

Husqvarna motorcycle rental price: 140 Eur/enduro day (6-7 days)

Ideal time for completing the trek: end of May, June, July, August, September, October

Brief introduction: This enduro trip leads along the ridges of the Little Caucasus across Georgia from east to west. It begins in the capital Tbilisi and ends in the Adjara Mountains in Bachmaro or on the Black Sea coast near the town of Shekvetili. The whole trip leads through a very diverse landscape, where forest paths alternate with mountain meadows of the alpine zone, deep rock canyons and plateaus with large mountain lakes. An accompanying off-road car drives with the group all the time, carrying all personal belongings and spare parts for motorcycles.

Trek route: Tbilisi - Tsalka - Kareli - Dzama Valley - Borjomi - Bakuriani - Paravani - Vardzia - Achaltsiche - Goderdzi - Khulo - Bachmaro - (Gomis Mta) - (Ozurgeti) - (Shekvetili)

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Price includes:

  • accommodation in Tbilisi in a hotel - 2 nights
  • accommodation in local guesthouses during an enduro trip - 5 nights
  • 3 meals a day (hot breakfast and dinner, lunch in the form of a package for the trip or in proven restaurants) on a trip,
  • accompanying the guide throughout the program
  • accompanying vehicle for the entire duration of the trip
  • all transfers according to the program
  • entrance and ecological fee
  • permission to enter the border zone

Price does not include:

  • motorcycle rental Husqvarna 701 (or KTM 690) = 140Eur/day
  • deviations from the main route of the tour
  • drinks (alcohol) and food not included in the main menu
  • transportation to Georgia: international flight to Tbilisi or Kutaisi
  • Insurance for outdoor activities

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1 Arrival in Tbilisi, dinner, overnight at the hotel. Alternatively, preparing motorcycles for a trip

Day 2 After breakfast departure around Lake Lisi towards Didgori on mountain roads. Further through the village of Manglisi, around the Algeti National Park to the Kldekari fortress. From the fortress by mountain roads to Lake Tsalka. Overnight in a pension by a dam, dinner, overnight.

ROUTE: 110 km, 3200 up, 2300 down

Day 3 From Tsalka a short section on the asphalt in a westerly direction. Further through the villages to the north to the village of Rekha, where the asphalt definitely ends, we continue along forest paths to the ridge to a height of over 2200 meters. From here, through a very interesting rugged terrain along a mountain road down to the village of Levitana, where a paved road begins. Follow it to the village of Tushrebi, where another forest road turns over a ridge of almost 2,000 to the village of Zghuderi. Not far from the village accommodation in a new guest house.

ROUTE: 90 km, 1600 up, 2300 down

Day 4 From the pension initially along a paved path through a mountain valley with many monasteries and churches to Kozipa Monastery. Just before the monastery, a mountain road turns to Bakuriani. After it, we will again reach almost 2000 meters. From the ridge a short descent to the village of Tsinubani on the asphalt. From here we take the side roads to the most famous Georgian spa Borjomi. From there, upstream of the Mtkvara River to the village of Dviri. Follow the side roads from the broken asphalt to the mountain resort of Bakuriani. Overnight here in a hotel.

ROUTE: 120 km, 3900 up, 3000 down

Day 5 From Bakuriani along the mountain road to the Tskhratskharo saddle up to 2450 meters. From the saddle by dirt roads to Lake Tabatskhuri. Further along the Javakheti plateau, initially by dirt roads and further along the asphalt to Lake Paravani at an altitude of 2100 meters. From Paravani by mountain trail between 3500 meters high peaks to the town of Akhalkhalaki inhabited mainly by Armenians. From Akhalkhalaki along an unpaved road to the edge of the canyon to the village of Apnia. Serpentines 500 meters down to the river Mtkvari to the rock town of Vardzia (12th century). Overnight here in an agro guesthouse.

ROUTE: 150 km, 2500 up, 2900 down

Day 6 From Vardzie on the asphalt to the Khertvisi fortress, from there by stony mountain roads to Akhaltsikhe, tour of the Turkish fortress, further to Vale and mountain road along the Turkish border across Lake Udo, along the 2000 ridge to the mountain village of Beshumi and further to the Goderdzi saddle. From the saddle a short descent to the hotels in the ski resort Goderdzi. Overnight at the hotel.

ROUTE: 150 km, 4200 up, 3700 down

Day 7 First back to the Goderdzi saddle with serpentines. From the saddle by a mountain road to the Shuamta and Khikhani lakes. View of the Khikhani border fortress. From here, descend through a long mountain valley, through Muslim villages on the main road to Zamleti. From here to the administrative center of Khulo, behind the town we will again go on a mountain road, which will take us after 40 kilometers to the spa Bakhmaro. The spa is followed by an asphalt road to the last mountain village of Ckhakoura. Follow the transfer by minibus back to Tbilisi. Alternatively, it is possible to organize a flight by helicopter, from which you will see the entire route of the motorcycle trip - about 1.5 hours.

ROUTE: 125 km, 4100 up, 4800 down

Day 8 Departure back home or .....

Serpentines back to Bachmar, from there through the forest and meadows below the highest mountain in the area - Sakornia. Then descent to the saddle Meria Keli. From the saddle, the route continues along the ridge to Lake Chinchao and further to the top of Taginauri with the remains of an old military base. From the top of Taginauri, there is a descent over 30 kilometers long through the mountain village of Gomis Mta to Ozurgeti. Those who want to swim in the sea will drive another 20 km to Shekvetili. from there by minibus return to Tbilisi.

ROUTE: 110 km, 2700 up, 3700 down

Day 9 Departure back home

 


Recommended equipment:

ENDURO MOTORCYCLE RENTAL HUSQVARNA 701 !!

  • protectors of all kinds
  • clothes for warm and colder weather
  • gloves, helmet, boots
  • underwear and socks
  • waterproof jacket and pants
  • fleece or softshell jacket
  • glasses
  • bag
  • headlamp
  • basic pharmacy
  • insurance
  • we also recommend sandals
  • leisure t-shirts, shorts or trousers

Transport during the tour and transport of luggage:

By air: from Europe to Tbilisi (Kutaisi) and back… NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR!

By car: An accompanying vehicle will be available throughout the trip

During the trip, your personal belongings will travel in the accompanying vehicle and will always be available to you at the destination. Things you will not need on the trip (clean clothes, etc.), you can leave in Tbilisi at the hotel, you will have them ready again when you return.

Additional services:

FOR GROUPS, IT IS POSSIBLE TO ADJUST THE ROUTE, SHORTEN OR EXTEND IT ACCORDING TO THE ASSIGNMENT AND AGREEMENT

  • Complete service material, spare parts, service during the trip

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