kakheti cycling trip
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Adventure Tours - 8 Day Kakheti Cycling Trip
- Starts from: Georgia
- Type: Adventure Tours
- code: ADTKBT-02
- Best time: May - Oct
- Distance: Total ride distance: 200 km
- Duration: 8 Days
Explore wine region of Georgia in 8 day cycling trip to Kakheti. Easy to moderate ride on quiet back roads and gravel tracks will take you to picturesque villages and ancient historical sites. There is of course delicious Georgian cuisine and wine to enjoy after a tiring ride. The group is assisted with vehicle during the trip.
Total drivings distance: 350 km
Total riding distance: 200 km
Vehicle support: yes
Recommended equipment: Helmet, Sunglasses, Rain suit, Sunscreen lotion (SPF at least 30), Long-sleeved shirt, Long pants, Daypack
Please Note! Some cycling experience is recommended. The trip cars are available to give lifts whenever people wish. This itinerary may be changed at the discretion of the guide depending on the weather conditions, physical ability of the cyclers and the trail options we decide together.
Sights to visit
Kakheti region: Ujarma fortress, Shuamta monasteries, Telavi town, Ikalto academy, Alaverdi Monastery, Gremi fortress, Kvareli town, Kvareli Lake, Kvareli tunnels, Lagodekhi national park, Sighnaghi town, Bodbe monastery, David Gareja Monastery Complex
PER PERSON PRICE IN EUR:
2 people - 1022 €
4 people - 708 €
6 people - 565 €
8 people - 494 €
10 people - 485 €
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 57 €
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. Arrival to Tbilisi
Meeting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel.
Overnight: Hotel in Tbilisi
Day 2. Gombori - Shuamta - Telavi
Cycling distance: 30 km
Our Vehicle will transfer you to the top of mountain pass Gombori (1630m) after Ujarma castle. This is warm up day. Cycling starts with long descend from mountain through villages and vine fields. After a while little climb will bring you to new and old Shuamta Monasteries from 5th century surrounded by forest. Descend goes until Telavi where you can relax, see the town and King Erekle castle.
Overnight: Guest House in Telavi
Day 3. Telavi - Ikalto Academy - Alaverdi Monastery - Alvani
Cycling distance: 30km
First part of the cycling day is a little ascent until ancient Ikalto academy (11th c). Then it goes down to Alaverdi Cathedral (12th c). Just less than 4 km away is Mountain people village Lower Alvani where you can buy or just enjoy seeing traditional Tusheti wool carpets, clothing and taste local vine and Georgian homemade vodka “Chacha”
Overnight: Guest house in Alvani
Day 4. Alvani - Gremi - Kvareli
Cycling distance: 50 km
Cycling route follows down Alazani River in Napareuli village where you can visit wine-cellar and museum, even taste some wines. Half way to Kvareli stands Gremi castle (16th c). Have an excursion to the Kings apartments in Gremi castle. At the end of the day arrive to the town Kvareli. Nearby you can visit Ilia Lake.
Optional: wine-tasting in Napareuli wine house and museum.
Overnight: Guest house in Kvareli
Day 5. Kvareli - Lagodekhi
Cycling distance: 45km
The day starts with visiting wine tunnels where you will taste some Georgian wines. After that road continuous through villages and melon farms. At the end after a little climb on a hill you will descent to Lagodekhi town where you can visit Lagodekhi national park and relax.
Overnight: Guest House in Lagodekhi
Day 6. Lagodekhi - Sighnaghi
Cycling distance: 45 km
This is most challenging day of the trip despite almost 20 km descent to Alazani river road goes up the hill to Sighnaghi town climbing half a kilometer in altitude. You can take a walk in an old beautiful town Sighnaghi surrounded by ancient city walls and mountains, visit nearby Bodbe monastery.
Optional: wine-tasting in Sighnaghi winery
Overnight: Hotel in Sighnaghi
Day 7. Sighnaghi - David Gareja Monastery- Tbilisi
End of Cycling. The car will take you through desert to David Gareja monastery carved out in rocks, after walking around and sightseeing transfer to Tbilisi.
Optional: cycle from Sagarejo to David Gareja monastery complex (grade: hard; cycling distance: 50 km)
Overnight: Hotel or Guest House in Tbilisi
Day 8. Departure
Transfer to the airport from the hotel.
Includes / Excludes
- 2 x transfers from/to airport on days 1 and 8
- Vehicle assistance on days 2-7
- English speaking biker guide
- 2 x overnight(s) in Tbilisi hotel on days 1, 7
- 1 x overnight(s) Telavi guesthouse on day 2
- 1 x overnight(s) Lower Alvani Guesthouse on day 3
- 1 x overnight(s) Kvareli guesthouse on day 4
- 1 x overnight(s) Lagodekhi guesthouse on day 5
- 1 x overnight(s) Sighnaghi guesthouse on day 6
- 7 breakfasts on days 2-8
- 6 dinners on days 2-7
- 2 liters of mineral water per person per day
Entertainment and other:
- Excursions per program
- Entrance fees in Gremi Royal Citadel
- 1 x wine-tasting in Kvareli tunnels on day 5
- 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
- Wine-tasting in Sighnaghi winery - 7 EUR per person
- Wine-tasting in Napareuli wine house and museum - 7 EUR per person
- Entrance fees which are not part of the itinerary
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