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  1. Georgia
  2. Tbilisi
  3. Kazbegi National Park

Off Road Cycling to Mount Kazbegi

Product ID: 50131
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Cycle through the Tergi river canyon and you'll find beauties of Great Caucasus mountains, Gergeti Trinity Church at an altitude of 2,150 m, as well as one of the oldest mountain villages, Juta Village.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

From your hotel in Tbilisi.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Drive through Georgian military road
  • Admire views of Aragvi valley
  • Explore Ananuri Castle
  • Enjoy views of Mount Kazbegi 5047 m
  • Visit Gergeti Trinity Church
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Chaukhi Mountains
Full description
Early in the morning, the car will pick you up from wherever you're staying in Tbilisi and drive you to the Kazbegi region through the Georgian military highway. First stop will be at Ananuri fortress (14th—18th century). The fortress stands beside the famous Georgian Military Highway overlooking a beautiful Jinvali lake, with a picturesque landscape. Ananuri architectural complex belonged to the house of the Eristavi of Aragvi - a violent local ruler. The characteristic architectural design of the late medieval period includes a fortress, 2 churches, an old watch tower, prison, and civic buildings. Its high, turreted stone walls protect two churches, a watch tower and a reservoir. The main church facade is beautifully carved with animal, floral and Celtic style patterns.

Further along the road you will pass Gudauri ski resort before ascending to a beautiful mountain pass (Jvari Pass). The 4WD car will drive you up to Juta village 25 km from the town of Stepantsminda. Juta village is a remote high mountain village (2200m) with views of the gorgeous Chokhi mountains (3842m highest peak).

From the village you'll bike down through Sno river valley which is surrounded by high mountains. You'll pass Old villages, towers, waterfalls. On the way to the village of Stepantsminda, admire the unforgettable view of mount Kazbeg (5.033 m). The ride ends in Stepantsminda at the foot of mount Kazbeg. There you can choose to continue cycling up to the Gergeti Trinity Church (XIV c). The ride contains 6 km challenge of riding up to the altitude 2.300 m (difference in altitude 400 m). Gergeti Trinity Church (XII-XIV) century’s monument erected on the southern slopes of Kazbegi mountain. From one side of the church you can explore the summit of Mount Kazbegi and from the other side, you can take in the wonderful views of the river Tergi Gorge and the surrounding areas.
Gergeti Trinity Church is an important temple and remarkable for its beautiful scenery. If the members of the group find it difficult to cycle up Gergeti Trinity Church they could be provided with 4WD car to drive up there (optional).
Includes
  • Off-road bicycle
  • English-speaking cycling guide
  • Car with driver
  • Hiring of 4 WD car for village Juta
  • Petrol costs
  • A bottle of water per guest
What’s Not Included
  • Travel insurance
  • Other equipment for cycling
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Tips for the driver and guide

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
Please provide the name and address of you hotel in order for the local supplier to arrange pick-up at your hotel.

Off-road cycling experience is recommended, a good level of fitness is essential.

Most of the trip vehicles will be 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 clients and the trail options we decide together.

Recommended equipment:
• Helmet
• Sunglasses
• Headwear
• Sunscreen lotion (SPF at least 30)
• Long-sleeved shirt
• Long pants
• Rain suit
• Daypack
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Colour Tour Georgia LLC

Product ID: 50131