Cycling Tour in Georgia

  • Type of trip
    Cycling, mountain biking
  • Region
    Borjomi
  • Length
    8 days
  • Level of difficulty
    Average physical shape
  • Terrain
    Asphalt, gravel
  • Route
    Bakuriani – Borjomi – Akhaltsikhe – Goderdzi – Khulo – Batumi
  • Season
    September-October
  • 7950 kr/person (incl. flight tickets) Bestil

Cycling Tour in Georgia (Bakuriani – Batumi)

Cycling Tour in Georgia

  • Type of trip
    Cycling, mountain biking
  • Region
    Borjomi
  • Length
    8 days
  • Level of difficulty
    Average physical shape
  • Terrain
    Asphalt, gravel
  • Route
    Bakuriani – Borjomi – Akhaltsikhe – Goderdzi – Khulo – Batumi
  • Season
    September-October
  • 7950 kr/person (incl. flight tickets) Bestil

We offer you a unique opportunity to travel with your bike to beautiful Georgia. Apart from biking in a pleasant and sunny autumn weather, you also get to enjoy the wonderful local nature, to swim in mountain lakes and waterfalls as well as to discover plenty of fantastic places you’ve never heard of.
Quite comfortable terrains en route – mostly gravel and asphalt roads – make it possible to participate even for those not biking too often, although it might be important to be in an average physical shape, for there will be quite challenging hills on the way.
Luggage, bags, supplies and equipment will be transported by the following truck. Accommodation and meals will be provided in guesthouses en route.
Bike rent: if you do not bring your own bike with you, you can rent one from our official partners in Georgia. We use only 1 class equipment, such as Cube, Kross etc. Bike renting should be discussed/arranged before ordering the trip.

Day 1. Arrival to Tbilisi / transfer to Bakuriani

We arrive to Tbilisi international airport in the afternoon. Our transfer brings us to the place where the route begins – Bakuriani skiing resort – through a very popular mountain pass, called Tskhratskaro (“Nine Waterfalls”). The highest point is located on 2465 m above the sea level, with alpine meadows and pine forests. The pass has got its name due to the amount of waterfalls located along the way.

We arrive to the first guesthouse, have dinner and rest.

Overnight in the guesthouse in Bakuriani.

Day 2. Bakuriani – Borjomi. Distance – 30 km, terrain – asphalt / gravel, heights: 1700 m – 850 m above the sea level.

Breakfast in the guesthouse. Today is the first biking day, and the route takes us to Borjomi – a famous balneological resort/town in the gorge of Kura river, where we have a possibility to taste local mineral waters, enjoy the breathtaking views of the Caucasian mountains and take a walk in Borjomi national park.

Dinner in the guesthouse.

Overnight in the guesthouse in Borjomi.

Day 3. Borjomi – Akhaltsikhe. Distance – 60 km, terrain – asphalt, heights: 850 m – 980 m. above the sea level.

Breakfast in the guesthouse. Today we’re cycling to Akhaltsikhe – an old town back from the XII century, with its name that in Georgian means “The New Fortress”. We’re passing by Atskuri fortress – an antique complex built by Alexander the Great. Upon our arrival to Akhaltsikhe we check in in the guesthouse and take a walk to the center of the town, where we will visit city’s most important landmark – Rabati castle, a middle-age architectural complex.

Dinner.

Overnight in the guesthouse in Akhaltsikhe.

Day 4. Akhaltsikhe – Goderdzi mountain pass. Distance – 55 km, terrain – gravel/asphalt, heights: 980 m – 2100 m. above the sea level.

Breakfast in the guesthouse. Today is the day of a hard work. ALthough the distance is not that long, but we will mostly be cycling uphill, because today’s route takes us to Goderdzi mountain pass. Following an asphalt mountain path first and then gravel roads through ancient Georgian villages and settlements, where nothing has changed through the last couple of centuries, we will eventually arrive to alpine meadows of Goderdzi. Dinner in the guesthouse on the top of the mountain pass.

 Overnight in the guesthouse in Goderdzi.

Day 5. Goderdzi – Khulo village. Distance – 30 km, terrain – gravel, heights: 2100 m. above the sea level.

Breakfast in the guesthouse. Today we’re cycling down to the picturesque Khulo village – the center of the local commune. We will pass one of Georgia’s most beautiful lakes – The Green Lake, located on the highland.

Dinner in the guesthouse.

Overnight in the guesthouse in Khulo.

Day 6. Khulo – Batumi. Distance – 65 km, terrain – asphalt, heights: down from 716 m. above the sea level.

Breakfast in the guesthouse. Today our route takes us through eternally green mountains of Ajara down to Batumi – a city by the Black sea coast, which is also the capital of Ajara region. On the way there we will visit the 20 meters high Makhuntseti waterfall and the Queen Tamar’s bridge, built back in the X century. And the last place to visit on our way will be Ajara wine-house, a truly authentic place, where we will get a chance to taste a fresh-made organic food and one of world’s best wines – Georgian. Here we can finally relax after our hard work. Our transfer picks us up and drives us to Batumi, where we check in in the hotel and can take a little walk in the city.

Overnight in Batumi.

Day 7. Batumi – Tbilisi transfer (375 km)

Breakfast. Today is the last day of our Georgian adventure. Today we’re driving back to Tbilisi. Arrival to the city is expected appr. 16.00 – 17.00. Upon the arrival we are invited to take a walk in Tbilisi’s center and afterwards to have dinner in one of Georgian traditional restaurants.

Overnight in Tbilisi

Day 8. Departure day.

Today we say “Goodbye” to Georgia and travel back home.  Transfer to Tbilisi International airport.

Pris: 7950 kr/person

Contact us +4528308048 or contact@matkontravel.com

 

Price includes:

  • International flights: Copenhagen – Tbilisi – Copenhagen
  • Accommodation – 6 nights in guesthouses + 1 night in a hotel in Tbilisi
  • Meals: breakfasts + dinners
  • Transfer from/to Tbilisi
  • Service from the following service truck – guidance, transportation of luggage, food, water etc.
  • Technical support / evt. reparation of the bike.

Price doesn’t include:

  • Travel- and/or health insurance
  • Bikes and biking helmets (can be rented out by our partners in Georgia)
  • Bike insurance
  • Tips (to guides / instructors, drivers etc.)

 

Matkon Travel reserves the right to change the route (completely or partly) because of the weather conditions by substituting them with the equal ones (with the same distances and/or level of difficulty).

We want to show travelers a destination on the edge of Europe, which most of the people would probably miss but everyone deserves to see – we will also show that a travel company can support the local community in the country that is being offered as a destination. We dedicate 5% of our revenue as a donation to organizations working for and with the community and the unique nature, as well as using the locals as the most important partners on our travels.
There is an opportunity to visit a dog shelter, hear a presentation from the creator of a local home for sick children and visit rare, hidden natural and cultural gems such as monks who still produce wine by an ancient, UNESCO preserved method. You can, as a group, choose to visit one of the sites mentioned above instead of one of the activities according to the program, or choose it as a supplementary activity.