Stepantsminda, formerly Kazbegi is a townlet in the Mtskheta-Mtianeti region of north-eastern Georgia. Historically and ethnographically, the town is part of Khevi province. It is the center of the Kazbegi Municipality. At 5047 meters above sea level, Kazbegi Mountain (Mkinvartsveri) is the third highest mountain in Georgia, and is surrounded by myths and religious traditions. According to Greek mythology, as punishment for teaching mankind how to make fire, the Titan Prometheus was chained to a mountainside in the Caucasus for all eternity. On the Lower field of Mt.Kazbegi there’s a great Gergeti Trinity Church looking over the town which creates amazing panoramic views especially in the evenings. This region is full of mountains, glaciers and waterfalls which creates a great atmosphere for visitors to enjoy riding holidays and chill in the evenings.
This tour is for amateur riders who love to explore many places by bicycles. For the whole trip we will be riding on asphalt and ground road which is technically not difficult at all. We will visit three main valleys around Kazbegi which are providing amazing sceneries with their viewpoints, glaciers, waterfalls and gorges. We will ride in beautiful Dariali valley and hike up to 35 meters high Gveleti waterfall. We will ride across the beautiful Truso valley and visit Fifth season in Juta on the great viewpoint on Chaukhi mountains.
Day1 – Meeting at the airport / Trails around Tbilisi / Evening beer.
Day2 – Drive from Tbilisi to Kazbegi. Descending from Gergeti Trinity Churh.
Day3 – Riding in beautiful Truso valley.
Day4 – From Sno to Juta. Visiting fifth season in Juta at the bottom of Chaukhi Pass (3338m).
Day5 – Riding to Dariali valley. Hiking to Gveleti waterfall. Drive to Tbilisi in the evening.
Suitable for: Amateur riders, who knows how to ride a bicycle.
Accommodation: Local guesthouse or five star hotel in Kazbegi.
Physical difficulty: 2/5
Technical difficulty: 2/5
Terrain: Ground/gravel road / asphalt.
Average riding distance: 25 km / Day
Average elevation gain: 300 m / Day
Tour details can be discussed regarding the interests and capabilities of our customers. If we have enough time for our stay in Kazbegi, we can use one day for hiking to Altihut (3014m) or even to Meteo station (3650m) via the glacier of Mt.Kazbegi.