javakheti mountain bike tour

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Ride through forests and mountain lakes during 5 day mountain bike tour to Samtskhe-Javakheti. Travel to Borjomi spa resort and visit Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. Ride through forest to ski resort Bakuriani, explore small villages, mountain passes and lakes. The group is assisted with a vehicle during the trip. 

Difficulty: moderate
Max Altitude: 2462m
Total Elevation: positive: 2000m, negative: 1100m
Total ride distance: 110km
Obstacles: mountain passes
Road: ground - Gravel
Vehicle support: yes
Driving distance: 490km
Recommended equipment: Helmet, Sunglasses, Rain suit, Sunscreen lotion (SPF at least 30), Long-sleeved shirt, Long pants, Daypack
Please Note! Off-road cycling experience is recommended, a good level of fitness is essential. The trip cars are available to give lifts whenever people wish. This itinerary may be changed at the discretion of the guide depending on weather conditions, physical ability of the cyclers and the trail options we decide together.

Sights to visit

Samtskhe-Javakheti regionBorjomi spa resortBorjomi National park, mountain lakes, volcanic plateau, Bakuriani ski resort, Tabatskuri lake, Tsalka reservoir

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PER PERSON PRICE IN EUR:

2 people - 566 €
4 people - 404 €
6 people - 327 €
8 people - 295 €
10 people - 289 €

In case of 10 and more people traveling together 1 person from the group will be FREE of charge.
Additional price for Single room accommodation is 56 €
Bicycles – rental fee: 20  per day per bike

10% Discount is available for “early bird” booking (6 months before your landing)

Day to day itinerary

  • Day 1 Tbilisi – arrival

    Arrive to Tbilisi. Transfer to the hotel.

    Overnight: Hotel in Tbilisi.

  • Day 2 Tbilisi – Borjomi - Bakuriani

    Riding distance: 35 km

    Elevation: positive 1000m; negative 250m

    Early in the morning driver will pick us up and we drive to the starting point near Borjomi, it takes 2 hours.
    Riding starts with a slow ascent, after passing village starts climb. Forestry road goes uphill to shepherds villages on a plateau. Pass a little lake and after while arrive to beautiful Kakhisi lake surrounded by woods. After a break trip continues uphill to little mountain pass 1930m near lake, then goes downhill to small mountain village Tori and through forestry road finally to Bakuriani ski resort.

    Overnight : hotel in Bakuriani

  • Day 3 Bakuriani – Tskhratskharo - Tabatskuri Lake – Vardzia

    Riding distance: 28km    

    Elevation: positive 800m, negative 470m

    Day starts with 14 km climb to Tskhratskharo Mountain pass (2462m). "Mountain pass of nine water springs" that's literal translation from Georgian. But it's only challenge of the day afterwards trip continuous downhill passing shepherds camps through alpine meadows to Tabatskuri Lake and village on its shore on 2000 meters above sea level.

    We have opportunity to enjoy the view of spectacular volcanic plateau surrounded by old volcanos and mountains.

    After crossing Tabatskuri Lake, drive to Vardzia.

    Overnight: guesthouse in Vardzia

  • Day 4 Varzdia - Akhalkalaki -Tsalka lake - Tbilisi

    Riding distance: 45km

    Elevation: positive 100 negative 400m

    Day starts with sightseeing in Vardzia – a cave town constructed in the 12th century. Most of the chambers cut out in rock were used for residence. Others chambers were used as stables, barracks, bakeries, wine presses and stores. Vardzia also included Church of the Dormition, also carved in rock. After exploring Vardzia start riding to Akhalkalaki along Mtkvari river. Arrive in Akhalkalaki and drive to Tbilisi.

    Overnight: Hotel in Tbilisi

  • Day 5 Tbilisi – departure

    After breakfast transfer to the airport and departure.

Includes / Excludes

  • Includes

    Transportation:

    • 2 x transfers from/to airport on days 1 and 5
    • Minibus assistance on days 2-4

    Staff:

    • English speaking biker guide

    Overnights:

    • 2 x overnight(s) in Tbilisi hotel
    • 1 x overnight(s) Bakuriani hotel
    • 1 x overnight(s) Vardzia Guesthouse

    HB catering:

    • 4 breakfasts on days 2-5
    • 3 dinners on days 2-4
    • 2 liters of mineral water per person per day

    Entertainment an other:

    • Excursions and entrance fees per program
  • Excludes

    • Bicycles – rental fee: 18 EUR per day per bike
    • Cycling gear and clothing: helmets, suits etc.
    • Air tickets
    • Travel insurance
    • Accommodation in Single room
    • Lunches
    • Alcohol beverages unless mentioned in the itinerary 
    • Entrance fees which are not part of the itinerary

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There are several options to join the Georgian Holidays trips.

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3. BY PHONE: Call our travel consultants at +995 322 184 539 and they will be happy to book the tour for you.

Booking Terms and Conditions

  • We require EUR 30 per person deposit on booking for private tours and special sum for guaranteed tours.
  • The balance of payment is due 30 days before departure.
  • Cancellation is free of charge prior 30 days of the starting day. See booking terms and cancellation policy

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