javakheti mountain bike tour
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Adventure Tours - 5 Day Javakheti Bike Tour
- Starts from: Georgia
- Type: Adventure Tours
- code: ADTJBT-03
- Best time: May - Sep
- Distance: Total ride distance: 100 km
- Duration: 5 Days
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.
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
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
- 2 x transfers from/to airport on days 1 and 5
- Minibus assistance on days 2-4
- English speaking biker guide
- 2 x overnight(s) in Tbilisi hotel
- 1 x overnight(s) Bakuriani hotel
- 1 x overnight(s) Vardzia Guesthouse
- 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
- Bicycles – rental fee: 18 EUR per day per bike
- Cycling gear and clothing: helmets, suits etc.
- Air tickets
- Travel insurance
- Accommodation in Single room
- Alcohol beverages unless mentioned in the itinerary
- Entrance fees which are not part of the itinerary
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- 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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