Updated: Sep 7, 2021
#1. Mountaineering on Mt. Kazbeg 5054 m
Hop on the car and within 3 hrs. you will appear in Kazbegi (Stepantsminda), center of Khevi province located north from Tbilisi. This is a beloved place for mountaineers from all over the world, as Mt. Kazbeg (5054 m.) is located right in this region. Spending only a week in Georgia, will give you a great opportunity to see and explore this beautiful part of the country. Our local, experienced mountain guides are always ready to take care of our guests and tell interesting stories while enjoying local, traditional Mokhevian dishes at local family guesthouses or at the mountain hut!
#2. Trekking in Tusheti
Want to visit truly remote place with untouched nature and lifestyle? – Tusheti province is the best option. Wildflowers, middle-aged watchtowers, snowcapped mountains - this is one of the few things you will see during your journey to this beautiful province, or if you want to hear interesting myths and legends, taste meet dumplings (Khinkali) and some local beer, that are part of Tush’s (local people) lifestyle, - Then just grab your backpack and get ready for a Covid safe journey to Tusheti province – only accessible from June to September!
#3. The Lesser Caucasus
If you enjoy exploring the new by cycling, then Samtskhe-Javakheti province will exceed your expectations. This is not only about fascinating landscapes, mountains, and lakes along the way, but truly unique experiences, like the first local brewery offering masterclasses of distilling beer in Qvevri (Clay Jar). Proud to say, that we were the very first company, supporting this family start-up business (who by the way already widened their services adding unique hot beer spa). From Samtskhe-Javakheti province there are possibilities to continue the trip to Black sea coast over the Goderdzi pass 2025m. Here highland villages of Adjara are scattered on the hills, each of them has a unique traditions, and subtropical flora, this route, through Upper Adjara, creates amazing conditions for biking, together with the possibility to enjoy the unique local shepherd cuisine. Exploring the mountain routes by bike, from Samtskhe-Javakheti province, through the upper Adjara villages and to the Black Sea coast, creates unforgettable contrast of landscapes and experiences. *Not to forget vineyards en-route, like Qvashta village, famous for its Chkhaveri grapes and wine.
#4. Racha- lechkhumi
Racha-Lechkhumi is one of the prominent examples of west Georgia culture and also rich with truly extinguished culinary and wine. (Dishes are mostly cooked from herbs, greens and walnuts with specific taste and flavor and vineyards offer natural wines, specific to the macrozones – thus, indeed unique). This province gives a great opportunity for those, who seek to fish trout, hike and mountain bike to mysterious green forests full of natural springs. Kulbaki lake is a wonderful place to relax and spend memorable time in the wooden guesthouse right at the edge of the lake, while enjoying roasted trout and bottle of wine. For those seeking for more adventure activities, follow the trails by bike to the waterfall “Ghvirishi” and visit village Nakuraleshi a great place to observe the panorama of the Summits of the great Caucasus. Use the opportunity to raft with the professional guides on the fast-flowing river Rioni. Spend time with the local family, enjoy the cooking masterclasses of local meals together with the host, hear stories from the elderly and be a part of their rural lifestyle. Create numerous unforgettable experiences in this less crowded and COVID safe location.
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#5. National Parks in Georgia
Georgia has Ten National Parks with a total area of 349328 ha. National Parks and protected areas play an important role in the development of eco-tourism and promote natural and cultural heritage of Georgia.
Different routes in each National Park, allows to explore the areas in a day, or several days. paths are marked and well-arranged. Tourist shelters, picnic spots, and camping sites are arranged along the routes. Sites for setting up a fire are also allocated. The national parks offers hiking, horse riding, biking, snowshoes, cultural and educational tours, boat tours on Lake Paliastomi, sport fishing, bird watching and eco-educational tours. One can find tourist services such as: hotel services, hiring guides, horses, and equipment rental. Use the opportunity to observe and become part of unique historical-cultural and natural landscapes of remote parts of Georgia.
Source: Agency of Protected Areas – link: https://apa.gov.ge/en/protected-areas/national-park