Imagine riding on a river bank ,on your right huge mountains horizon snowy mountaintop Khazbeg. Now release brakes and slide down the green meadow by the mighty cliffs of Mount Chauchebi .Book on either 9th August or 30th September.
What to Expect
Day 1 – From Tibilisi - Silk Road: Tibilisi
Tbilisi - Uplitsiche – Bakuriani. Riding from Lake Navardezavi, Uplitsiche
We will meet the group at the Tibilisi Airport in the morning, and go west to the Silk Road. We will start the warming ride of the journey on the hills between the high and low Caucasus, starting from Lake Navardezavi and ends in the caves city Uplitsiche. The beginning of the day climbing to a beautiful mountain range formed as blade, then will start singles run trails running quickly descending the narrow mountain saddles. Riding along the panoramic landscape where Mtkvari River, the country's largest river flowing below us. After two hours riding downhill we will reach a fun slope on sandstone dubbed "Moab trails" (riding style sandstone rocks of Moab) with incredible grip to the town Uplitsiche which is on the bank of the river. On the hill is the "cave city" rock-hewn city 3000 years old. The day riding finish with a walking tour the caves. From here we drive to the ski town Bakuriani the heart of the lower Caucasus. Enjoy the night at a nice 3 star hotel in the ski town.
Route: Distance - 20 km, cumulative climb - 350 m, a cumulative descend - 750 m.
Day 2 - lower Caucasus - lakes and mountain views
Bakuriani – Tabatskuri - Bakuriani:
After breakfast board the minibus to take us through the beautiful winding paths to the top of the lower Caucasus. Today we will ride in the Caucasus trails, at an elevation of 2000 m or more above sea level. Start at the large Caucasus plateau towards the Tabatskuri Lake. Stop for lunch at the lake shore in front of the turquoise colored waters. After lunch we climb to the nine springs pass (Tschra Tscharo Pass) altitude 2545 m. From the peak start a rapid descend of about 20 km via magnificent views to the ski town Bakuriani.
Accommodation at the same hotel as stayed yesterday.
Route: Distance: 45-50 km, cumulative climb - 600 m, a cumulative descend - 1000 m.
Day 3 – From Lowe Caucasus to the Great caucasus
Bakuriani - Borjomi - Gori - Gudauri:
Our day is divided into two section rides: Part I immediately after an early breakfast get on our bikes and start a spectacular ride to the Mitarbi village. The way descends from Bakuriani to the beautiful village spread out down the mountains declivity, in the heart of a steep and narrow valley. From here the trail continues along the rushing river. We ride into deep, narrow canyon, where crowded around the forests covering the lower slopes of the Caucasus. Along the river we ride to town Borjomi. Early afternoon load the bikes on the car and drive to the city of Gori , the birthplace of Stalin. We will have a short walking tour of the city, during which we will visit the museum courtyard in memory of Stalin, see the house where he was born and his train wagon. Then walk through the main streets of the city. After the tour, sit down for lunch at a restaurant which serves great local cuisine. Towards the afternoon we reach the edge of the high Caucasus Mountains (Great Caucasus).
Section II (Optional) – A short ride to the Ananuri fortress, which is on the banks of Lake Jinvali. After swimming in the lake we can have a short visit at the fort. Finalize this exciting day by driving to the ski town Gudauri and stay the night at one of the most beautiful and successful accommodations in Georgia.
Route: Part I: Distance - 20 km, cumulative climb - 60 m, a cumulative descend - 600 m.
Section II: Distance - 15/25 km (depending on the time), cumulative climb - 600/300 m, a cumulative descend - 500/800 meters.
Day 4 - Crossing the high Caucasus along the Military HW
Gudauri - Khazbegi:
Start riding from the ski town of Gudauri along the Military HW north in a moderate and comfortable climbing into the high Caucasus landscape. After 5 km will reach the Communist Friendship Monument, which is planted in the heart of the stunning scenery and tells the story of the close relationship between Russia and Georgia during the last 200 years. Then another short climb to Javari Pass at 2379 m. From the pass we will begin to roll down the military way down to the North Caucasus highest along the great Terek River. We will choose the path desired by the group and its ability, whether through singles and meadows parallel to the military way, or if the military route itself, which is actually a dirt road comfortable to ride. At the bottom of the pass line we will stop for tasting mineral soda-water from natural springs. Have a lunch break in Truso Gorge Valley, when all around us giant snowy peaks of the high Caucasus. Following lunch we will go back to the valley trek and will continue through the picturesque villages to village Khazbegi, where we will sleep in the night at a comfortable 3-star hotel in the center of the village.
Route: Distance - 42 km, cumulative climb - 500 m a cumulative descend 750 m.
Day 5 - the highest peaks of the Caucasus height
Khazbegi - Holy Trinity Church of Tsminda Sameba - Dariali Gorge - Kazbegi:
This is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and impressive days on a trip. A day of riding by the Mount Kazbek foot, 5033 m, one of the highest peaks in Georgia and the Caucasus in general.
The first half of the day will be a great opportunity for those who already tired of riding to rest and refresh hiking and jeep. Climb along with local guide to Holy Trinity Church is located about 400 meters above the town Khazbegi, just below the great Mount Kazbek.
Section I - Who decided to ride the bike along with the biking guide will have not easy but rewarding and enjoyable climbing. Everyone will meet up for a hot and tasty coffee, listen to some stories of the place and visit the impressive church. Then descend through beautiful forest trails back to the village Khazbegi for lunch at a local restaurant.
Section II - After lunch we will go north along the river via amazing single track (there is also an option to ride the military route itself according to group ability). From Khazbegi we will ride down about 8 km along the Dariali Gorge, the impressive canyon of steep walls is actually the geographic barrier of the border with Russia, at the end of the descend we can climb to a panoramic view of the Devdaraki glacier and then continue riding through the meadow back to the military road along the River back to Kazbegi.
Route: Part I: Distance - 14 km, cumulative climb - 400 m, a cumulative descend - 400 m.
Section II: Distance - 16/28 km, cumulative climb - 400/800 m cumulative descend 400/800 m.
Day 6 - the high Caucasus – From Sno Valley to Chauchebi Mountain
Khazbegi - Sno - Djuta - Gudauri:
From Town Khazbegi out into the great valley of the Sno, mountain walls facing side of the valley give the place a special energy. Add to the dramatic landscape the ancient watchtowers which sprouting at the villages centers plus the raging river, and you have the perfect setting for a fun Caucasian riding day. At the end of the valley in village Djuta, where the road ends, we will let the bikes to rest and go on foot to a perfect view of the great Chauchebi Mountain that its granite cliffs borne into the sky and scrape the 4,000 m bar. After lunch we will go back to the military way and drive to Tbilisi the capital of Georgia. In the evening we will celebrate our last night in a traditional Georgi feast, sumptuous delicacies, ample wine pouring clay, dancing, drinking and singing into the night.
Route: Distance: 46 km, cumulative climb: 400 m, a cumulative descend - 400 m.
Day 7 - Tbilisi – farewell ride of the Lesser Caucasus and city tour
After breakfast we will go short transfer to the lower Caucasus Mountains towering over Tbilisi. Begin the day riding the beautiful villages and green forests. After an hour of riding a trend change, turn the handlebars down and begin a long and enjoyable downhill singles and along running forest paths in the background of the spectacular Tbilisi landscape. Toward noon we reach the Turtle Lake, a great opportunity for bathing and refreshment on a glass of cold beer or a coffee in the café on the lake. At the lakeshore we will pack up the bikes and drive to have a hot shower at the hotel.
Route: Distance - 32 km, a cumulative climbing 400 m, a cumulative descend - 900 m
In the afternoon we will enjoy a walking tour in the capital of the Republic. We will visit the churches, bathhouses and historical sites throughout the city. Sit the crowded cafes and of course again sipping a cold beer. In the evening, we drive to the airport and farewell.
During the trip we will stay in good tourist standard hotels, mostly in rural areas of Georgia. Dine hotels breakfast and dinner. We will have a packed lunch for the ride, or we stop taverns, restaurants or local houses to satisfy our hunger. In some of the days we'll set a picnic on green meadows and enjoy a good meal outdoors.
The tour guides team led by our professional Mountain biking leaders, which explored the Georgian bike paths and led in them hundreds of riders since 2007 until today. The biking leader will be accompanied by the local Georgian team: Guide which will give cultural depth experience will talk about the places we visit and take care for the administrations.
Our travel agency in Georgia is the country's largest firm, allowing us to travel and enjoy peace of mind.
Before traveling the tour leader will send you all the details you need to know, guide you from the stage of enrollment and organization to packaging equipment trip.
Guide cycling paths and singles of Georgia is a true task for the most professional bike guides. We are confident that with us you will get the most skilled team and feel the experience we have gained over the years in leading cycling journeys in this amazing country.
- Certified mountain bike guide, English speaking, leading the entire journey. • Local tour guide who is not riding.
- Branded cycling shirt, worth $50.
- 6 nights accommodation in good hotels in double rooms, 2 persons per room, depending in the published program or equivalent level hotels. One night in a luxurious guest house double rooms (The beautiful guest house in the Caucasus).
- Full board 3 meals a day' breakfast and dinner at the hotel or restaurant, lunch in the riding area or a restaurant according to plan.
- Between meals: Energy bars and fruits. Refreshments at the end of the ride, including: coffee, tea, cake and of course, cold beer per rider at the end of each day riding.
- Transfers: all transfers needed according to the published program including moving the equipment and bicycles from and to Tbilisi airport.
- Entrance to sites listed in the itinerary.
- Technical support during the entire journey, equipped with some basic replacement parts.
What's Not Included
- Bicycle or parts.
- Medical and baggage insurance - mandatory.
- Single room supplements: $242.
- Tips to service providers.
Know Before You Go
Riding Grade: Moderate to challenging. Need some experience in off road riding on a variety of terrains. Fitness is important. Trails will involve some technical riding but at a manageable level with some optional sections in single tracks.
• An individual registration needs to be done up to one month before departure date.
• In case of 6 registered persons in the tour, more people can register up to 48 hours before departure date. Availability must be verified by phone or email.
• In the case that not enough people have booked to go on the tour, a refund will be issued
Renting bikes option is only for our bike tours participants.
Cancellation notification must be in writing up to 30 days before departure date, refund cost excluding EUR 100 as registration fees.
30 to 8 days before departure, refund cost excluding 50% of the transaction.
8 days to 48 hours before departure, refund cost excluding 80% of the transaction
Less than 48 hours, no refunds will be given.