Hiking Tour in Georgia

  • Length
    9 days (5 days of hiking)
  • Level of difficulty
    Easy to medium (average / good physical form recommended; comfortable footwear)
  • Terrain
    Asphalt, gravel
  • Recommended season
    End of may till end of September
  • Min. amount of guests
    2
  • 7990 DKK/person (incl. flight tickets) Bestil

Hiking tour in Georgia

Hiking Tour in Georgia

  • Length
    9 days (5 days of hiking)
  • Level of difficulty
    Easy to medium (average / good physical form recommended; comfortable footwear)
  • Terrain
    Asphalt, gravel
  • Recommended season
    End of may till end of September
  • Min. amount of guests
    2
  • 7990 DKK/person (incl. flight tickets) Bestil
Day 1. Arrival to Tbilisi

Transfer from the airport and check-in in the hotel. Free time. Evening walk and dinner (depends on the arrival time).

Overnight in Tbilisi

Day 2. Tbilisi - Khevsureti. Hiking distance – ca. 2 km. Heights – 2760 m. above the sea level.

Breakfast. Today our Georgian adventure begins. We’re leaving Tbilisi 7 am and driving to a picturesque area – Khevsureti, located 150 km to the north of the capital. On the way we’ll visit Zhinvali reservoir, where there used to exist a settlement back in the XII century, nowadays drowned.

The next stop on the way is Datvidjvari mountain pass (the name means “Bear’s cross” in Georgian). This is the highest point en route, located 2760 m above the sea level.

From this place we’ll continue to Shatili fortress city, with its ancient defense towers, something, one has never seen before.
Our next stop is the burial places of Anatori. Anatori was a small town, affected by the plague back in the XVIII century, which caused a massive outflow of inhabitants trying to save their lives, although many of them never managed to survive.

And finally we will take a 2 km hiking tour to our last destination for today  – Mutso fortress village. Afterwards we’ll return to Shatili, where we’ll have dinner and sleep in a guesthouse.

Overnight in Shatili.

Day 3. Khevsureti – Tbilisi. Distance distance – 8 km. Heights – 2650 m./2600 m./2182 m. above the sea level.

Breakfast in the guesthouse. Today we will continue our trip in Khevsureti region. our plan is to visit the colorful lakes of Abudelauri: the Green Lake (2650 m. above the sea level), the Blue Lake (2600 m.) and the White Lake (2182 m.). Hidden among the mountain peaks, they amaze with their natural beauty and crystal waters. They have received their names after their water’s colors. The distance between the lakes is 1.5 – 2 km. that’s why we only use our transport to get to the first one, from where we will take a walk to see the other two lakes. All in all we will walk appr. 8 km. Late in the afternoon we will take a drive back to Tbilisi.

Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 4. Day in Tbilisi

Breakfast in the hotel. Today we are getting acquainted with the city of Tbilisi on a  2 – 2½ hour walk, where we will visit both the historical and the modern parts of Georgian capital. Lunch time and a small glass of wine as a pleasant teaser. Free time. Possibility to visit Georgian museums/exhibitions, take a funicular uphill with the ancient Narikala fortress on the top of it, enjoy a blossoming nature in Tbilisi Botanical Garden or just relax in one of the city’s cozy cafes. Dinner.

Overnight in Tbilisi.

 

Day 5. Day in Mtskheta. Hiking distance - 5 km.

Breakfast in the hotel. After breakfast we will spoil ourselves a bit by taking a trip to Georgian first historical capital city – Mtskheta, located only 25 km away from Tbilisi. Our first stop will be Jvary monastery – an ancient complex back from IV-VI centuries, that offers a breathtaking view from the top of the hill where it’s located over Mtskheta city and Mtkvari river. After that we will drive down to the center of the city, where we have a chance to visit the local handmade market and introduce ourselves to the magical world of Georgian handmade souvenirs.

After having visited the beautiful city of Mtskheta we will continue our adventure by visiting the Armazi canyon and fortress, built in the I century. It is known as the place where the first symbols of the Georgian alphabet were discovered by the archaeologists. We will walk a 5 km tour with a picnic on the way, right in the middle of the nature.

Drive back to Tbilisi.

Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 6. Tbilisi – Kvemo-Kartli. Hiking distance – 7 km. Heights – 1996 m. above the sea level.

Breakfast. Today we will drive to another picturesque area of the country, called Kvemo-Kartli. We will hike appr. 7 km to Birtvisi cleft, where the old Birtvisi fortress complex is located. It is a complex of the unique defensive buildings, that helped the locals in the war against Djengis Khan back in the XII-XIII centuries.

After that we will visit another historically important place – Samshvilde settlement. that has existed for more than 2000 years and even been Georgian capital in the XI century.

There are also 4 megaliths and a citadel that divides the settlement into two parts.

And finally we will visit Sagamo – a small village by Sagamo lake on the height of 1996 m. above the sea level. Here we will have dinner and sleep in a guesthouse.

Overnight in Sagamo.

Day 7. Kvemo-Kartli – Tbilisi. Hiking distance – 2 km. Heights – 2100 to 2700 m. above the sea level.

Breakfast. Today we’re leaving Sagamo and driving to Paravani lake, where we’re to take a 2 km walk up to the cyclopic megaliths of Shaori – a fortress from the Bronze age, built on the top of a dormant volcano – and Abuli fortress. These places are claimed to be the habitat of the priests.

Late in the afternoon we will drive back to Tbilisi. Dinner.

Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 8. Day in Tbilisi.

Breakfast in the hotel. Today is a free day, thus we get a chance to have a quiet and relaxing day in Tbilisi. Should there be anything that we haven’t seen or experienced yet – the time is now.

Farewell dinner in a traditional Georgian restaurant.

Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 9. Departure day.

oday is a little bit sad day, because we have to say “Goodbye” to this beautiful country and travel back home. Transfer to the airport.

Departure from Tbilisi International airport.

Price – 7990 DKK/person

Price includes:

  • International flight Copenhagen – Tbilisi – Copenhagen
  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Accommodation – 8 nights: 6 nights in a 3-star hotel in Tbilisi, 1 night in a guesthouse in Shatili, 1 night in a guesthouse in Sagamo
  • Meals – breakfast; 1 dinner in Shatili (Day 2); picnic (Day 5)
  • Transport according to the program
  • Guide according to the program

Price doesn’t include:

  • Lunch and dinner (except for dinner on Day 2)
  • Travel and/or health insurance
  • Early check-in and /or late check-out
  • Tips
  • Fee for single accommodation (if preferred) – 1250 DKK, only in hotels, should be arranged before booking the trip.

 

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.