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Georgia

(14 Day Bike Tour)

„Biking and hiking along the Kakheti wine route
and "to the Black Sea“

 

We’ll start our tour in the vibrating capital of Georgia, Tbilisi, accompanied by one of our very experienced guides. From there we’ll be going East to the wine region of Kakheti. Some days will be completed by a visit to local vineyards where we learn about the specialties of the thousands years old culture of Georgian wine and wine making. Of course with the possibility to do a wine tasting! Mix sport with pleasure and recreation by going on this great tour with us through beautiful Georgia. After that we'll be touring to the West towards the Black Sea coast. Of course we will make plenty of stops to enjoy the nature, interesting landmarks, scenery, the people and good food. Come with us for an adventure of a lifetime you will never forget!



Georgia is a country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The capital and largest city is Tbilisi. Georgias population is about 3.718 million. Georgia is a unitary parliamentary republic, with the government elected through a representative democracy.

By the 1980s, an independence movement was established and grew, leading to Georgia's secession from the Soviet Union in April 1991. For most of the following decade, post-Soviet Georgia suffered from civil conflicts, secessionist wars in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and economic crisis. Following the bloodless Rose Revolution in 2003, Georgia strongly pursued a pro-Western foreign policy; aimed at NATO and European integration, it introduced a series of democratic and economic reforms. This brought about mixed results, but strengthened state institutions. The country's Western orientation soon led to the worsening of relations with Russia, culminating in the brief Russo-Georgian War in August 2008 and Georgia's current territorial dispute with Russia. (Source: Wikipedia)

    Tour Dates

  • 19 Sep. - 02 Oct. 20 - open
  • 01 - 14 May 2021     - open
  • 18 - 30 Sep 2021     - open
  • on request

    Tour Price

  • 2780 Euro p. P. (2- 3 Pers.)
  • 2580 Euro p. P . (4- 5 Pers.)
  • 2380 Euro p. P. (6 - 8 Pers.)
  • 2180 Euro p. P. (9-14 Pers.)
  • 2080 Euro p.P. (15-16 Pers.)
  • MTB Rental incl.
  • 300 Euro Single Occ.

    

    Difficulty Rating
    medium

     Inclusions

  • accommodation for 13 nights
  • Food (3 meals , softdrinks)
  • Service car
  • airport transfer
  • luggage transportation during biking
  • detailed (daily) tour description
  • all entrance fees
  • Guide
  • Bikes
  • Drinks & Fruits in Service car

    additional infos

  • The organizers are not responsible for injuries and accidents
  • The whole trip will be accompanied by a service car.
  • We have MTBs in different sizes. All are in good - excellent condition
  • Group size: min 2 - max 16

   

    Travel Insurance
     A travel insurance is required for
    
the tour


   
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Day 1 - Arrive in Tbilissi
Arrival in Tbilissi. We pick you up from the Airport and bring you to the Hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel


Day 2 – Tbilisi
At 10:00 a.m. today you will meet your friendly German-speaking guide for sightseeing. You can see the old town, Sioni church, Narikala fortress and the mother of Georgia. After a small snack we get our bikes in the shop. You can then continue to explore the city on your own. 8:00 p.m. cozy welcome evening with excellent food and Georgian wine.
Accommodation: Hotel * B, S, D


Day 3 –Das Hermit Monastery David Garedsch
Short bus ride to Sagaredscho. From here we take the bikes and drive into the steppe region around the hermit monastery David Garedschi. Enjoy the breathtaking view over the wide plains of Azerbaijan and, with a little luck, as far as the Greater Caucasus. We continue by bus to today's accommodation in the wine region. In the evening we can relax by the pool from the first stage.
Accommodation: Hotel * B, S, D * 50 km * +/- 770 hm


Day 4 –Sighnaghi - the city of Love / Visit a winery
Drive to the fortress city Sighnaghi - which is also known as the city of love and is located in the fertile wine region of Kakheti. Shortly before Sighnaghi we visit the pretty Bodbe Women's Monastery where Saint Nino is buried. We continue along the fortress wall down into the Alazani valley. Snack and wine tasting on a small family winery. We take the bus to our hotel in Lagodechi..
Accommodation: Gasthaus * B, S, D, WT * 30 km * + 370 / - 680 hm

Day 5 – Lagodechi Nationalpark
Today you can take a nice hike in Lagodechi National Park to the Ninoskhevi waterfall - a medium hike of about 2x 7 km over hill and dale. If you don't want to hike, you can go for a walk in the beautiful beech forests right next to the inn or just let your mind wander.
Accommodation: Gasthaus * B, S, D

Day 6 – Impressive mountain range of the Greater Caucasus
Scenic drive along the impressive mountain range of the Greater Caucasus. To your left is the vast and fertile Alazani Valley with its endless vineyards and orchards. In Gremi you will first visit the old fortifications. Then you visit a non-profit project in the village. A large table and a real Georgian shish kebab are already waiting for you here. Continuation of the bus to Ikalto in the afternoon. Leisure.
Accommodation: Hotel * B, S, WT * 60 km * +/- 360 hm

Day 7 – Zhinvali-Reservoir
We now cycle to Tianeti, where we try the delicious Georgian dumplings "Khinkali". Continue to the Zhinvali reservoir near the Georgian military road. At the tributary - the Aragvi, you can now go on a white water ride (optional) or swim on the river.
Accommodation: Hotel * B, S, D * 70 km *  +1090 / -1150 hm

Day 8 –Great Georgian Lakes
Drive through the lonely and rough Javakhetic plateau along the great Georgian lakes. On the way we visit Dashbashi Canyon. Snack and visit to a remote nunnery on Lake Paravani. Then it goes to Sakhamo Lake and on to Akhalkalaki.
Accommodation: Gasthaus * B, S, D * 70 km * +1070 / -670 hm


Day 9 –Wardsia, the old cave city
Today we first go to the Chertwisi fortress and further into a beautiful valley, where we will follow the Mtkwari / Kura river to Wardsia. Shortly before our destination, you can enjoy the great view of the old cave city. Lunch snack at Wardsia and visit to the impressive facility.
Accommodation: EcoFarm, B, S, D * 45 km *  +500 / -950 hm


Day 10 –Rabat Fortress in Akhaltsikhe
Today there are picturesque landscapes and original villages in the mountains of Aspindza on the way. At our snack bar we get to know a nice family who will show us the special Séorgian cheese production. In the evening we visit the impressive Rabat Fortress in Akhaltsikhe.
Accommodation: Hotel * B, S, D *  22 km +330 / -670 hm


Day 11 – Wardsia-Adigeni
Through the Adjara Mountains to the Black Sea Drive from the Goderzi Pass past the rustic summer villages of the Adjars to the tropical green valleys just before Batumi. In Bergajaria, the Georgians adopted the Muslim faith during centuries of Turkish occupation. Visit to a mosque. In the village of Tago we ride a cable car over 1700 meters over the wonderful mountain villages. There are many old bridges along the route, some of which date from the Middle Ages. In the evening we take a first walk through the beautiful old town of Batumi.
Accommodation: Hotel * B,S,D * 62 km +700 / -2460 hm


Day 12 –Großer Abschiedsabend bei Kutaissi
In the morning we visit the interesting Batumi Botanical Garden. Continuation to Kutaisi. Walk through the pretty city with the White Bridge, the old city park and the impressive Bagrati Cathedral. In the late afternoon we are now invited to a large Supra (Georgian table) with our dear host family near Kutaisi, where we can review our trip with delicious West Georgian dishes and house wine.
Accommodation: Hotel * B, D


Day 13 – Tbilissi
Return to Tbilisi In the morning we go to Gori. In the nearby village of Uplisziche we visit the cave monastery. Snack and return to Tbilisi. You can now end the evening comfortably and visit the famous sulfur baths on request.
Accommodation: Hotel * B, S


Day 14
After the breakfast we organize your transfer to the Airport. It’s time to say Goodbye.

 

B - Breakfast, S – Snack (light lunch), D - Dinner, WT - Winetasting


Itinerary might change without prior notice !!!

 

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