Wild Trails in the Georgian Caucasus
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Mountain biking among the highest mountains in Europe, with remote valleys and authentic, medieval villages. Biking here is an adventure at its best - fantastic trails in stunning landscape, freeriding in Tetnuldi mountain resort, and the legendary Georgian hospitality and culture. Always in sight are iconic Caucasus summits such as Shkhara (5193 m), Tetnuldi (4856 m) and Ushba (4710 m). Riding at the edge of Europe and under the highest peaks in the Caucasus!
We are staying in a guesthouse in Mestia, with double rooms (each room has a shower). Food is provided by the hosts, with rich, local cuisine and large meals. Simple, but good. We will also have 2 nights in either Ushguli or Becho - here we are staying in local, very simple guest houses. They are remote villages, but with a true Svanetian atmosphere.
Available for booking throughout July - September, except 19-24 August.
Sample Itinerary (8 days, 6 days biking):
Day 1: Travel to Georgia; Pick up from airport in Kutaisi - for European guests I recommend to look at Wizzair connections. Memmingen/Munich - Kutaisi for example is a good option. Transfer in a 4x4 car to Mestia (5 hrs).
Day 2: Hatsvali mountain: Up with lifts and down amazing single trails. Also gear-check and safety briefing. Amazing views to Ushba!
Days 3-5: Mountain bike tours around Mestia. Examples:
• To the base of Tetnuldi base and downhill from 3000m back down.
• Kuruldi lakes, one of the most scenic places in Svaneti.
• Trails to Chaaladi glacier
Days 6-7: Ushguli - bike to the base of great Skhara (5193m) and explore new trails in the area.
Day 8: Transfer to Kutaissi or Tbilisi.
Shorter trips or additional days can be booked, as well as city tours in Tbilisi. Inquire for details & offers.
Price (complete package for 8 days, 6 days biking):
• 740 EUR pp for a group of 5-6 people
• 900 EUR pp for a group of 3-4 people
• Guides - ACMG member and a local mountain bike guide
• 6 days of biking
• Ground transport
• 2 large meals/day in Svaneti
• Lift tickets for Hatsvali
There is the option to only purchase guiding, and purchase accommodation, meals and transport separately and pay directly to the locals. This is cheaper in most cases. We still organize everything for you.
Rental bikes: Bikes (Scott Genius 940 or 750) can be rented for 42 EUR/day. Inquire about details.