Pickup from Tbilisi at 6:00 AM. Driving distance: 190 km, appx. 6 hours.
Early morning we’ll start driving East heading to Kakheti, wine region of Georgia. While most people would find Gombori pass to be quite amusing, our main adventure and thrilling ride will be still on the way. After passing Alaverdi cathedral and village Pshaveli, we will start a long and bumpy off-road ride, crossing the main Caucasus range at 2926 m Abano pass – following the road which one might intuitively think - shouldn’t be there at all. After a lunch break right at the pass, we will descend into the valley lying at the other side of the ridge and finally arrive to village Omalo, the largest settlement of the area.
Explore the area around upper and lower Omalo, with beautiful views of Chagma valley. Visit the Keselo fortress and ethnographic museum of Tusheti.
Overnight at Guesthouse in Omalo.